Sharon Tedford – 61 Things

Do you run towards or away from change?

However you answer that question, this week’s episode of my podcast, Bleeding Daylight, will be a real encouragement for you.

It’s the story of Sharon Tedford and her family’s move across the world but it’s so much more than that.

Sharon is a singer/songwriter, artist, podcaster and so much more. You’ll be inspired by her and motivated to make change in your own life.

Sharon Tedford is a longtime, avid writer. Her work includes plays, poems, songs, spoken word narratives, and creative worship experiences. 2017 marks the year she finally published some of her work, with the release of her first book, Stand – The Stories and Scriptures. This book was birthed out of the songs on the companion CD, also entitled Stand.

An experienced worship leader of more than 20 years and more recently a Bible teacher, Sharon has traveled the world, including her favorite setting so far—in the beautiful mountains of Australia. She is a Brit, currently residing in Texas. Not surprisingly, Sharon occasionally has a different perspective from those in her adopted home state.

Sharon loves diving deeply into words and has an uncanny gift to expound on the truth of Scripture through story and song. Her conversational writing style puts people at ease and leaves the reader feeling as though they have enjoyed a chat and a warming cup of tea with a friend. If you’re not a Brit, you may find yourself reading her work with an internal English accent – you have been warned!

Sharon lives with her Irish husband—yes, more than one accent in her house—and three children.61 Things

You can hear Sharon’s story on Bleeding Daylight wherever you listen to podcasts or click play on the audio player below.

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We’re Counting On You

Tomorrow night is census night here in Australia. Once every five years the Australian government gathers information on the Aussie population. It’s kind of a stock take on all the people in the country. It helps them plan for the future and just gives us an indication of who we are as Australians.

It’ll be the first time that we can fill out our census information online.

I wonder how much has changed for your household since the last census five years ago. I imagine there’ll some happy changes and some not so happy.

We’ll have the same number of people in our household but we’ll be in a different area. We moved house almost exactly two years ago.

What’s been the biggest change for you in the last five years? Whether you’re in Australia or not, I’d be interested in seeing what the big changes have been for you over the last five years.

Filling out the census form might not be everyone’s idea of fun but it beats the alternative of getting all Australians to stand together in one place once every five years to be counted. Can you imagine it? Three million four hundred and forty two, three million four hundred and forty three, three million four hudred and … hang on …. someone moved. We’re going to have to start again. One, two, three, four, five, six ….

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What’s Normal?

I’ve been wondering what normal is over the last little while.

The last six weeks have been anything but normal for me as I’ve completed jury service. I had to get used to a lot of new routines. I certainly enjoyed the experience and being part of the whole process but it was all a very strange new world. I’ll probably write a bit more about the experience in the coming weeks.

Now that it’s all over I’m having to slip back into some old routines and return to what we call normal but I’m always aware that life is constantly throwing us in strange and interesting directions so that normal isn’t necessarily normal.

It’s good to be back on my bike and back at work at the radio station … but now I’m wondering what interesting adventure waits around the next corner.

Are you a routines kind of person? How easily do you adapt when routines are disrupted or changed?

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So what does this all mean?

This video is pretty mind blowing.

What does it mean for us and for the generations to come? What does it mean for business? What does it mean for community? What does it mean for churches?

Thanks to Shane at Caffeinated Thoughts for pointing me to the video.

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