Blog December 15th – A Proverb

The Portsmouth Gospel Choir at Challow Park Studios recording their debut CD “How Great Are His Signs”

“We Cant Set The World On Fire” from the album “Uplifted” featuring Lucy Stimpson-Maynard  recorded and produced by Bob Ross

Our energies have been pretty much centred on recording and producing the debut CD of the Portsmouth Gospel Choir, entitled “How Great Are His Signs. “ In the forthcoming weeks I hope to let you know how you can obtain a copy.
I also spent a day with our Musical Director, Joffy Girling and my actor friend, Alex Knox recording the guide vocals to the sequel of Risen! which has a working title of Acts because – yes you have guessed it- because it is based on the Bible account of the Acts of the Apostles. We are not yet sure what format it will be in – it could be a 50 min CD or film or stage production- or all three.
This proverb called “For want of a nail” recently caught my eye and I thought I would share it with you.

For want of a nail the shoe was lost,
For want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For want of a horse the rider was lost,
For want of a rider the message was lost,
For want of a message the battle was lost,
For want of a battle the Kingdom was lost,
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

I read this in “The Word for Today” which went on to say that in God’s eyes small acts of obedience are big things. When you joyfully do little things like they are big things then God will do big things like they are little things.
The words to the featured song have a similar theme:

We can’t set the world on fire
But a candle we can light
Although we may not save the world
A single soul we might.
Teach us Lord that love is doing the little things at hand,
Thus opening the door to those that are more grand.

By the way it is still not too late to donate towards the recording and production of The Portsmouth Gospel Choir’s CD – please visit