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1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 06 December 2012

Making a cuppa, surfing the web, tidying the house - what are your top procrastination tips? Plus neolithic is the fourth and final Word Of The Day for this week and Ashley Holt is our Jollly Good Fellow, with Hugo Montenegro's The Good, The Bad And The Ugly his birthday number 1.

Music Played

16 items
  • Image for Bruce Springsteen

    Bruce Springsteen Glory Days

    Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA, CBS

  • Image for Kylie Minogue

    Kylie Minogue On A Night Like This (The Abbey Road Sessions)

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 2

  • Image for Average White Band

    Average White Band Work To Do


  • Image for Dave Brubeck

    Dave Brubeck Take Five

    Rediscover The 50's - Here Comes Summ, Old Gold

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • Image for The Bangles

    The Bangles Walk Like An Egyptian

    Take A Break (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Doom & Gloom

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for The Tams

    The Tams Hey Girl Don't Bother Me

    The Classic Soul Years - 1964 (Vario, Connoisseur Collection

  • Pause For Thought

    • Image for The Stylistics

      The Stylistics Stop Look Listen To Your Heart

      The Greatest Hits Of The Stylistics, Mercury

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Red

    Red, Mercury

  • Image for Wilson Pickett

    Wilson Pickett In The Midnight Hour

    Soul (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Ashes To Ashes

    David Bowie - Best Of Bowie, EMI

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Rock And Roll Love Affair

    (CD Single), NPG Records

  • Image for k.d. lang

    k.d. lang Miss Chatelaine

    (CD Single), Sire

  • Ashley Holt's Birthday number 1

    • Image for Hugo Montenegro

      Hugo Montenegro The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

      Premier Coll'n Of Instrumental Hits V, Kenwest

  • Image for The Killers

    The Killers Here With Me

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1


    While waiting in the queue to order a coffee recently, I overheard a conversation between a brightly dressed customer and the barista who, by the look on her face, was clearly half way through a long shift. Picking up on her mood the customer asked the barista what she was looking forward to? When met with a blank look, the customer said, ‘It’s always important to have something to look forward to’.

    In the middle of a long shift, or of a long recession, or of a long period of illness, it is not always easy to find something to look forward to. And even if we can plan a trip to the cinema or a holiday in the sun or a family reunion, this may only be a short respite from the realities of the daily routine.

    In the Christian tradition hope is not so much about short-term staging posts to get us through. Rather, hope is seen as an anchor which holds us firm even through the storms of life; or as a pulsing beat to which we can return. Hope is about trust and patience.

    Writing out of the slums of South America, the Christian thinker, Rubem Alves once said: ‘We must live by the love of what we do not see, and a stubborn commitment to the future of our grandchildren.’ His hope, despite the terrible poverty and exploitation around him, was in the love that he believed was at heart of existence. This hope motivated him and others to live and act out of love, rather than cynicism and self-interest.

    Hope, in this sense, is a choice, but it need not be blind or groundless. For Christians hope is based on our experience of the goodness of God working in our own lives to overcome destructive patterns of behaviour and cycles of despair.

    So even when we are in the middle of that long shift, or long recession, or long period of illness, we are looking to tune in to that pulsing beat, so that we may recognize signs of love at work… trusting that these are the truth about what is at the heart of things, and committing ourselves to amplify, in the world around us, these hopeful sounds.

  • Word of The Day

    Word of The Day

    The week's final word is 'neolithic', which refers to a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200BC, and is traditionally considered as the last part of the Stone Age.


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