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Everything's Not Lost!

1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 03 January 2013

Vanessa features your remarkable stories of lost and found on today's show, plus Linda Ramsden is the latest Jolly Good Fellow with The Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand her birthday number 1.

Music Played

18 items
  • Image for Queen

    Queen Hammer To Fall

    Queen - Greatest Hits II, Parlophone

  • Image for Andy Burrows

    Andy Burrows Light The Night

    (CD Single), Play It Again Sam UK, 1

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Lost

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for Carpenters

    Carpenters Please Mr Postman

    The Carpenters - Yesterday Once More, A&M

  • Image for Patti Page

    Patti Page How Much Is That Doggie In The Window

  • Image for James Arthur

    James Arthur Impossible

    (CD Single), Syco, 1

  • Image for Joe Jackson

    Joe Jackson Is She Really Going Out With Him?

    Stepping Out - Very Best Of Joe Jacks, A&M

  • Image for Prince

    Prince Rock And Roll Love Affair

    (CD Single), NPG Records

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore You're The Radio

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Pause For Thought

  • Image for Cat Stevens

    Cat Stevens Moonshadow

    The Very Best Of Cat Stevens, Island

  • Image for Rebecca Ferguson

    Rebecca Ferguson Shoulder To Shoulder

    Heaven, Sony

  • Image for The Bangles

    The Bangles Walk Like An Egyptian

    Take A Break (Various Artists), Columbia

  • Image for Matt Cardle

    Matt Cardle Anyone Else

    (CD Single), Silva Screen

  • Image for The Wailers

    The Wailers and Bob Marley Jammin'

    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend, Island

  • Linda Ramsden's Birthday Number 1

    • Image for The Beatles

      The Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand

      The Beatles - 1, Apple, 6

  • Image for Naughty Boy

    Naughty Boy and Emeli Sandé Wonder

    (CD Single), Virgin

  • Image for Los Lobos

    Los Lobos La Bamba

    Hits Of '87 & '88 Vol.12 (Various), Polydor

  • Pause For Thought from Rev’d Dr Jane Leach, principal of Wesley House Methodist theological college

    Pause For Thought from Rev’d Dr Jane Leach, principal of Wesley House Methodist theological college

    One of the features of human societies is that we like to mark time. We mark spaces with landmarks and we mark time by noting particular dates. And these dates become special through engaging in particular activities. We know it is a birthday by the cake and the candles; we know it is Christmas by the tree and the presents; we know it is New Year because we are being asked about our resolutions.

    The beginnings and endings of things – whether years, or of relationships or phases of life – give us occasion for looking back and looking forwards and asking questions about what matters to us in life. They give us an opportunity to resolve afresh to live more closely to our ideals or to change direction.

    One of the Christian traditions that has become important to me is the Methodist practice of marking the New Year by renewing our covenant with God. It is an opportunity to review the year and be honest about the priorities our behaviour has shown – have we been a voice for the voiceless? Have we greeted the stranger as a brother or sister? Have we prayed for our enemies? And it is an opportunity to commit ourselves again to God’s service:

    And so in a solemn moment, we stand and pray;

    I am no longer my own but yours
    Put me to what you will,
    Rank me with whom you will; put me to doing,
    Put me to suffering;
    Let me be employed for you
    Or laid aside for you,
    Exalted for you
    Or laid low for you;
    Let me be full,
    Let me be empty,

    Let me have all things,
    Let me have nothing;

    It is a difficult prayer to pray especially if the last year has been one of emptiness or suffering. Yet this time of year Methodist Christians resolve again to walk with God, because we believe that through it all God walks with humankind, bringing even through our lives, his purposes of justice and love to birth.


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