21. Hallelujah

I heard a quote last Sunday in the morning service which struck me, and has been on my mind all week:

‘A Christian should be a hallelujah from head to toe’
Augustine of Hippo

What a great image. Joy and praise, looking to Jesus all the time. It reminds me of some of the songs I sing as part of a gospel choir. There can never be enough hallelujahs in gospel music, praising God and lifting His name high. Every Christmas time we sing a song in Canterbury Cathedral as part of Christ Church University carol service. The very first year I did this we sang a gospel version of Handel’s ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ – there were quite a few hallelujah’s to sing in that one! And just so you can see, the photo below taken in the service this year shows how beautiful the Cathedral looks lit by candle light.

Two weekends ago our gospel choir took part in a flash mob in Canterbury high street. Check out wikipedia if you want (some sort of) a definition of what a flash mob is. It was great, if a little *too* obvious with us all standing around waiting for it to start (confusion with another group already doing something didn’t help!) It was all for a bit of fun – you can check it out here. That’s another thing ticked off the bucket list.


11. A tidy mind

A friend sent me the link to this article recently, that talks about why we should have messy desks – I have had, and will always have a messy desk, so it was an interesting read. It correlates a messy work space with increased creativity. I’m not sure there’s much scientific research to back to up but I’m going with it. As Einstein is quoted saying at the beginning of the article,

‘If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?’

Ha, get that, all you tidy people!