Archive for August, 2009

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Top 5 Singles – 24/08/2009

August 24, 2009

This week Guy & Mika creep up, Jordin slides down, but Keri and friends hold onto the top spot.

1. KNOCK YOU DOWN Keri Hilson Feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo (2 wks on #1)
2. LIKE IT LIKE THAT Guy Sebastian (↑1)
3. WE ARE GOLDEN Mika (↑1)
4. BATTLEFIELD Jordin Sparks (↓2)
5. ALREADY GONE Kelly Clarkson (New)

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Ashes Email on Sunrise

August 24, 2009

Today I participated for the first time to ‘talk back TV’ and sent an email to Sunrise.

Not only was it read out but Mark ‘Baretts’ Baretta called it the ’email of the day’.

To Ricky Pointing,

‘Run out?

Lost the Ashes?

You’ll feel better on Swisse’

It certainly cheered me up after a disastrous night of sport.

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Ashes Umpires’ Decisions

August 21, 2009

To celebrate the last game of the Ashes, Natasha has been practising her umpire decisions.

BYE

BYE

LEG BYE

LEG BYE

NO BALL

NO BALL

WIDE

WIDE

SIX!

SIX!

OUT (I think!

OUT (I think!

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Yang beats Tiger at the US PGA

August 17, 2009

Previously Tiger Woods is 14 from 14 wins in major titles when he had the lead in a major championship. But it wasn’t Harrington, Mickelson or Els who broke the trend but South Korean Y. E. Yang. He becomes the first Asian-born male to win a golf major. Woods made mistakes, but kept the pressure on, but Yang held firm. His round included a chip-in eagle on the 14th and a glorious fairway metal to 10 feet on the last to sink Tiger’s hopes (see these shots here).

Maybe it’s my Aussie nature but I love it when the underdog wins, as much as I admire Tiger as a player.

A couple of cool things: 1) No having foxtel, I could still follow the golf on twitter; 2) I’m posting this news before smh or cnn websites!

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The blogosphere is a crazy place

August 13, 2009

I just found out that I’m quoted on the BBC’s chart blog for my Lady Gaga review. This blogging is a crazy business!

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Two things from Dr Null

August 13, 2009

Today was the last the Annual Moore College Lectures for this year by Dr Ashley Null. They looked at the Anglican historical theology of repentance.

Two things got me thinking:

1. Clean up your act
When we fall into sin our temptation is to try to clean up our act and get back on the straight and narrow before we can return to relating to God.
What happens when we think we need to clean up our act before we turn to God? We enter into a downward spiral of failure and despair. If we fail to turn to God first, we lose God’s power to change us! Sooner or later we give up. When faced with our sin, let’s turn to God first and ask for forgiveness before we try to make ourselves feel worthy by trying to do good before we face up to God.

2. Who are you doing ministry for?
Dr Null challenged us to make decisions in ministry out of love for God and our congregation, and not for the benefit of our own reputation/empire.
When we make an unpopular ministry decision, if we are making it out of love for the congregation, they will give you much grace.
If we make the decision for our own view of ministry, then they will fight you.

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Keller on preaching

August 13, 2009

I’ve been listening to the Keller/Clowney preaching course podcast and I’m down to the last session!

I’ve been meaning to put up some thoughts on my blog about it (which I still may do) but Luke is doing it for me. Probably a good thing with lots due at College and a sermon on Sunday.