Music on a Monday – One last push for sales of my Charity CD

I’m delighted that over 100 copies of ‘Music for India’ have been sold. Thanks SO MUCH to all of you who bought one (and more than one!!!)

The feedback has been great and Psalm 84 seems to be a ‘hit’ πŸ™‚ I’ve really appreciated the encouragement.

I seem to be at my best writing wise when I’m at my worst emotionally. I’m sure that says a lot about my bizarre mind!!!
But my songs have definitely been written from a position of sadness and struggle.

I have the beginnings of lots of songs that roll around my brain for ages then when I’m crying out to God, (or giving out to God) something happens and they turn into a song.

Music is a big part of my life and a big part of my family. There aren’t many professionaly trained musicians in the family. But that hasn’t stopped us πŸ™‚ When I started to follow God and realised what a big part music plays in the Christian faith, it felt like a bonus!!! And all those songs of misery in my teen years that cried out to emptiness turned into songs that cry out to God and aim, in some way to give Him glory in everything.

Some of you have been kind enough to ask for more of my songs. And I have already decided to make another CD next year to raise month for another charity. So watch this space…

If you haven’t yet bought a copy of ‘Music for India’ and would like to then please get in touch. I’d be delighted to send one to you. It doesn’t matter where you are… they’ve gone to the UK, the US and Australia. Nowhere is too far, as long as you’re wiling to part with a few sheckles… for a very good cause!

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Thanks again πŸ™‚

Charitable Giving — Every little (REALLY) helps!

Working for a charity as i have done for almost 10 years now; I really believe in the concept that ‘Every Little helps’.
I know that Tesco have commandeered the phrase. But they are right.

Coming up to Christmas, this is a time when charitable giving seems to come of the fore. Children in Need will be on soon, lots of charities will send out their Christmas appeal and you won’t be able to get down a high street without someone shaking a collecting tin at you.

If you’ve ever sat in a bath of baked beans to raise money for Children in Need or shaved your head for Tsunami survivors or just thrown a couple of quid in a collection bucket for the NSPCC… you really have done a worthwhile thing.

All those fivers and euros and tenners and fifties when put together can make REAL difference!!!

If your heart hurts for whales, endangered animals, sick childdren or viictims of global disasters you CAN be a small of the solution.

I know in these financially difficult times that it’s hard to give to everything, In fact for a lot of us it’s hard to give to ANYTHING; but I would encourage to find the cause that you feel strongly about and help someone or some ‘body’ that is working to help in that area.

Stuck for ideas of who to give to?
I doubt it but just in case… the charity I work for supports family life in Ireland, TearFund work all over the work helping to fight poverty and injustice, I’ve a friend in the UK who works for the Marine Conservation Society and in January one of my nephews will take the Art O’Neill challenge to raise money for 3Ts (Turn the Tide on Suicide)

As the saying goes…. Give a little; it’ll help a lot!