• The Lie (Poem)

    Orphan No More is honoured to partner with Timothy on his debut EP, coming this Autumn! Let us wet …

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The Lie (Poem)

By September 10, 2014 News

Orphan No More is honoured to partner with Timothy on his debut EP, coming this Autumn!

Let us wet your appetite with this first of many poems from the young artist.

The poem brings an honest, vulnerable perspective to the issues of comparison and the quest for identity.

#TheLie

Connect with Timothy

@Timothy_Poet

TimothyPoet.com

Introducing the #CanalSessions with Eleonora Gravangna

By May 22, 2014 Blog
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Check out Eleonora Gravagna performing in the acoustic #CanalSessions.
#Share and #Support the video to unlock a new song after 500 views!

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The debut EP from Eleonora Gravagna OUT NOW!
Orphan No More is so excited to release the debut EP from Eleonora Gravagna “I Don’t Like Secrets”

Eleonora’s debut EP, ‘I don’t like secrets’, is your first chance to share in her journey. Collaborating with artists and musicians from the UK and Italy, her home studio tracks bring you something real, tender, and full of heart. Whether you can keep secrets or not, it’s a stunning debut that you’ll be itching to share with others.

You can get the physical copy of the CD through our store.

Available on iTunes HERE

Love!

ONM

Eleonora Gravagna debut EP “I Don’t Like Secrets”

By April 16, 2014 News
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Orphan No More is so excited to release the debut EP from Eleonora Gravagna “I Don’t Like Secrets”

Eleonora’s debut EP, ‘I don’t like secrets’, is your first chance to share in her journey. Collaborating with artists and musicians from the UK and Italy, her home studio tracks bring you something real, tender, and full of heart. Whether you can keep secrets or not, it’s a stunning debut that you’ll be itching to share with others.

You can get the physical copy of the CD through our store.

Available on iTunes HERE

Love!

ONM

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All Shall Be Well tees Available

By March 13, 2014 News
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We are so excited to announce the launch of our ONM All Shall Be Well Tees!

You can get the tee from our store here.

The T shirts feature the incredible illustration by Elaine Tregaskis, designed for Esther Moore’s debut album.

We had the pleasure of working with local screen print shop White Duck Screen Print. The design is printed on Sweat Shop Free American Apparel Unisex tees.

Designed by Hand, Printed by Hand, Drenched in Truth.

ONM HQ

 

All Shall Be Well – Out Now

By March 4, 2014 News
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Esther Moore’s debut album is now live!

Get it HERE

The physical copy is available in our store (above).

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/all-shall-be-well/id833926517

 

All Shall Be Well

By February 25, 2014 Blog, News
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Orphan No More is so excited to release the debut album by Esther Moore “All Shall Be Well”

AVAILABLE HERE

Below, Esther Moore tells us what the album means to her, in her own words…

“This album has been a journey for the last six years through joys, heartaches, adventures, a few storms, and an awakening of hope. The songs were influenced by and written across places spanning from New Zealand to India, Bali to Malaysia, and from the US to Bath, UK (where I’ve lived for five years), and my heart home of Jerusalem Israel (where I’ve lived most of my life). It’s been a journey of learning what it is to not just survive but to become alive, of finding who I am and finding joy and hope in the midst of the storm.

All Shall Be Well has been a theme that has pulled me through the last two years. I wrote the title track when I wasn’t going through a hard time; since then, though, it’s been a refrain that has given me strength to carry on through one storm after another. Navigating through waves that seemed too big to handle and seemed like they would engulf at any moment, I would hold on to these words and find hope in knowing that all shall be well.’

‘All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.’ Julian of Norwich”

ONM HQ

Welcome Elaine Tregaskis

By February 8, 2014 News
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We are so excited to announce that our ONM family has grown with the addition of the wonderful Elaine Tregaskis! Elaine has joined our family as our multi-talented designer, illustrator and wonderful friend!

You know her work already from the Ode To The Dreamer cover design and will get to know her even better over the next year! She has an incredible future ahead in all things type and design! She is a pioneer, dreamer and one of the most optimistic, joy filled people you’ll ever meet!

 

Eleonora Gravgna Debut Single “Making”

By January 22, 2014 News
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Check out Eleonora Gravgna’s debut single “Making”

FREE download here

Fatherhood by Tim Chapman

By January 7, 2014 Blog
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We live in an information age. When this blog is posted it will be just one of over 100,000 uploaded that minute. If you share it on Facebook it will be one of 3,300,000 shared in those same 60 seconds. During that short time we will send over 200,000,000 e-mails, write over 100,000 tweets and create over 600 new websites. I got all this information from a blog.

And my son will grow up with this wealth of information available to him.

Everything I try to teach him could be confirmed or contradicted online by many who may have far better arguments than mine and will probably be far better educated than me. But I’m his dad; the job is mine.

Of course I am not alone. As well as my wife I have family, friends, church and others who will join me. And in many ways this exponential growth of information is my friend. But nevertheless, very shortly after becoming a father I started to the feel the responsibility for passing on the truth I hold dear. For me, the truth is Jesus. He has the final say. His words. His life.

I know not all subscribe to the same worldview. But whether you believe Jesus is the ultimate standard of truth, or whether you put your faith in some other authority, be it logic or emotion or something else entirely, where we share common values we can work to promote these together. In the areas where we may agree – love, peace, justice, commitment, forgiveness, dignity, humility – it is in all our interests to argue for them, and their corollaries, in every area of society.

You don’t have to read many newspaper pages, or history books, to see what happens when we stray from – or fail to arrive at – these values. And it doesn’t take much imagination to think of what would happen if we really treated them as relative. If truth was different for all of us. If love was optional. If peace was secondary. If justice was only for a few.

And as I endeavour to teach my son these values, I realise how ill prepared I am for the task. My inconsistency, my lack of understanding, my absence of application. I wonder too; if I had been born 300 years earlier would my beliefs have led me to oppose slavery? If I had lived in 1930s Germany would I have fought fascism? I’d like to say yes. I’m not sure I can.

What do I believe? Why? Can I articulate it? Defend it?

I can already imagine these challenges coming out of my boy’s mouth. As with every generation he will ask questions. And question assumptions. As I have done, and will continue to do.

Nor will this be a purely intellectual exercise. The answers he’ll require will not be found only in scientific textbooks or mathematical formulas or study bibles. He will learn from my example. And from his experience.

And so fatherhood has challenged me. Challenged me to slow down and to think. To go back to the beginning and ask myself some difficult questions. To prepare myself for some difficult questions. To identify the truth; the values that I want to pass down to my son. And then to pass them on in every action and creed. I used to take these things for granted. I was foolish to do so. Many of the freedoms and pleasures we enjoy are not givens; they are the result of long and hard battles. And for the next 60 years or so, it’s our job to make certain they endure.

A final thought for those with me in Christ. I recently attended the opening of a new church building. The room was overflowing with expectancy. This could be the start of something new. Something we could only imagine.

And this generation may well see a mighty move of God. Or that could be for the next generation. My call may be to keep the faith alive. To hold onto the truth. To live it. To explain it. To defend it.

Not long ago I would have found that thought very depressing. I wanted to see churches full and society transformed. I still do. But I have other goals too. To understand how we got to today. To take the baton when I’m deemed ready for the task. To take one or two steps. And then to have something worthwhile to pass on.

Fatherhood by Mark Hardy

By December 13, 2013 Blog
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“How are you finding being a dad? I bet you’re loving it, aren’t you?” “Your daughter is so cute! You must be so happy!” “Isn’t being a dad just so great?”

When I returned to work after the birth of my eldest daughter, these were the sort of questions I was asked all the time. And I know the response that were expected of me. Everyone wants to hear how wonderful things are for you with your perfect family. They want a real-life version of something they’ve seen in a movie. They are looking for a fairytale family that can provide the framework for their own goals and dreams.

Don’t get me wrong, I do love being a dad. And my daughter was and is very cute. Between her and her younger sister, I am doing extremely well for adorable offspring. Being a dad is beyond great – there’s nothing to compare it to in the world.

But I’ll tell you something: it’s no movie-like fairy tale. It can be flipping hard work. It’s exhausting. And confusing. My wife and I argued a lot in those early months, as we battled the challenges of learning to be parents, alongside all the things that life threw at us. And all of this on very little sleep.

I don’t say this to put you off having children; as I said, it’s the most rewarding thing I can put my name to having done. But I say it to bring us to the point I really what to make.

I discovered very early on that it was far more beneficial to be honest in my responses to these questions. Telling someone that everything is great only serves to make them expect the same for themselves. If more people had told me how hard it was going to be to raise children, then maybe I wouldn’t have been so tough on myself when I discovered that there was more to this than getting to carry a cute baby around.

For me, Fatherhood is inextricably linked to honesty. The more honest you can be with yourself, with your children, with your partner and with others, the better.

Don’t pretend to be something you’re not. If you’re struggling, tell someone! Acting like you have it all together, whether as a parent or in any other area of your life, when you don’t, is only going to trap you. Create realistic expectations for yourself and others. Don’t compare yourself to others or create a culture where others will want to compare themselves to you! We are, after all, only human.