Thursday, October 30, 2008

Music....

I have been enjoying making videos of myself playing a classical guitar. I have never used one before and I found it abit tricky since I'm used to the electric version or steel strings which entail heavy strumming. Also I have been trying to learn solo guitar from my music mentor, Don Mlenga, who is my late father's youngest brother. These two men used to play very good music together.

I sometimes wonder what my father would have said about me playing the guitar! He didn't think I had the interest let alone talent to do that!! Enjoy my interpretation of the hymn 'Change My Heart O God'.

video.
Thereafter sample my version of 'Give Thanks'

video

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Connections....

Divine connections...that's what I think when I ponder some of the meetings I have had with various people in my life. The result of such encounters have led to milestones being marked and achievements being made. Look out for such persons in your life...they are God-sent!
At the church I attend here in Tromsø, they like to play the song below. The title is ALL BECAUSE OF YOU and it is done by, UNGFILA, a Norwegian group based in the capital, Oslo. I think it is wonderful:

All because of You
I live and breathe everyday
I'm giving You the praise.
All because of You
I see and feel everyday
I'm giving You the fame.

You make me sing, sing, sing,
Sing, sing, sing, sing...

Chorus
I am because You are
I live because You live
I love because You loved me first.

I'm alive cause You're alive
I'm alive cause You're alive
I'm alive cause You're alive in me.


All because of you - Ungfila

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Faith is foolish..

What a strange headline! But then faith is a strange facet of life and to some quite ludicrous and stupid. My macintosh laptop (iBook G4) broke down in 2007 just two years after buying it new and since then I have had much trouble especially in dealing with academic or literary endeavours.
I kept hoping that one day I would have another laptop, although doubts would creep in due to financial challenges. Two months ago, I found a disused internet cable in the students' residence. I plugged it into the network socket in my room and waited for the day I would have a computer! It was quite 'foolish' for I had very little or no hope of getting one this year.
A few weeks ago I happened to be talking to an old friend, Bruce Zamaere, and he mentioned that he was buying a new computer. From last week there is now something at the end of the internet cable I plugged in two months ago in faith...Bruce's old laptop which he kindly gave me!!

Nine years ago I started buying cds with no hope of buying a cd player due to the high cost of the machine in Malawi, and it was the same case with dvds three years ago. But unexpectedly I travelled abroad where I managed to purchase the cd and dvd players.
Faith is not easy and it often appears foolish, but God will never let down those that trust in Him. That is what I have learned over the years.