Art · Music

Tom Petty: One of the Greats

Tom Petty // 1950 – 2017 💔

‘American Girl’ will forever be one of my favourite songs of all time — from its iconic intro, right through to the epic vocal/guitar solo at the end.

What a man!

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Art · Writing

Soul Survivor Scotland

I’ve had such an awesome week down at Soul Survivor Scotland as a youth leader with WCC Youth.  They are such an incredible group of young people; it’s a constant privileged to get to hang out with them.

It was absolutely amazing to see 1,000+ young people meeting with God in a really powerful way, encountering his real love for them, and making brand new friendships with people from all across Scotland.

Really hope I can be a part of it all again next year!

Ps: here’s a wee lil’ sketch of our campsite… (:

Music

*Song* – ‘Thorns/Flourish’

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been experimenting with a little piano part, and out of it came this song.  I’ve called it ‘Thorns/Flourish’.

It’s really just a song of hope: a prayer for you (and me) to hold onto hope, even when bad thoughts and feeling are trying to drag us down and take over us.

You can always have hope.

Lyrics:

My head’s the place I hide away
When my eyes can’t believe what they have seen.
My head’s the place I make a home,
Where seeds that I have planted grow
And bear no fruit that I can eat but
Thorns which wrap around my feet,
But…

Hold on my dear;
You can flourish even now.
Hold fast to hope.
Thorns can make a golden crown.
A golden crown.

So take your time; it’s what you do.
I will be waiting right here
‘Til you say ‘yes’ to yourself,
Believing you were made the best,
And you’ll grown a new heart,
One that thorns can’t tear apart…

Hold on my dear;
You can flourish even now.
Hold fast to hope.
Thorns can make a golden crown.
A golden crown.

Hold on my dear;
You can flourish even now.
Hold fast to hope.
Thorns can make a golden crown.