Thursday, July 28, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

We Sing Holy

For those who asked....
The song from my Mom's Memorial Service

"We Sing Holy"
(for Mama)

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound to The Old Rugged Cross
The words we sing that bring us to the loving heart of God
The hymns of old the songs of praise we lift in one accord
And with each song we know they hold the promise of God's word

When the road seems dark and weary and the pain's too much to bare
When the heart is way too heavy from the load that we must share
We know that God has promised us His comfort from above
We know He fills us with His strength and surrounds us with His love

So we sing Holy...Holy...Holy are You Lord
We sing in one accord
Yes we sing Holy and we lift our songs of praise
And You surround us with Your love and You fill us with Your grace

You give us strength to make it through the day when we feel there's nothing left
You give us hope for tomorrow and Your sweet peace and rest
You give us light to shine along the way the path that we must trod
And give us love to feel the emptiness and the loneliness inside

So we sing Holy...Holy...Holy are You Lord
We sing in one accord
Yes we sing Holy and we lift our songs of praise
And You surround us with Your love and You fill us with Your Grace

So we'll sing Amazing Grace and The Old Rugged Cross
We'll sing the songs that bring us to the loving heart of God
And as Mama taught us long ago in the hymns She loved to sing
The truth of God still holds the key to Life and Eternity
So we sing Holy, We sing Holy
Holy Lord
We sing Holy, Holy are You Lord
Holy are You Lord

copyright 2010 WynnSong Publishing

excuse the performance quality.....
two months of sinus congestion and a couple of missed chords
and the somberness of the occasion

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Turning Pain To Joy

As I go through the boxes I've brought from home, I look forward to the day when the Pain of Memories Past turn into Memories of Joy Remembered.........

Though they are faded, tattered and blurred, they tug at the heartstrings and haunt the mind

They will bring the Peace and Joy of the Memories of a Lifetime

And the Journey Continues.............

Living In The Real World

Someone asked me this week if I Live In The Real World...........Hehehe........
I know, some people think I live in LaLa Land most of the time but I can say that the way life has thrown me against the wall over and over and over lately has given me a pretty good perspective of the Real World.

Living In The Real World consist of looking at the world as it really is.  There is a lot of good in our world but there is also a lot of things that are messed up.  We see the joy and the beauty around us through God's incredible creations, the change of the seasons, the smell of morning dew, the complexity of the human body and the harmony of Life.  We also see the pain, the hunger, the anger, the greed, the selfishness, the poverty, the wars, the distrust, the illness and the list goes on and on.

Living in the Real World means we understand that the world has its problems but we make a decisive choice to help change the world and make it a better place, one step, one action, one person at a time.  We learn from those Hard Knocks that Life has thrown our way and turn those bumps and bruises into smiles and laughter.

Those who live in the real world are the ones that are picking themselves up, dusting themselves off and starting all over again to make this world a better place.  Those people living in LaLa Land are the ones who live life for themselves, for their own greed, that feel the world revolves just for them without any consideration of others.  Sadly I've met too many of those people since I've moved to Nashville.

So do I live in the Real World? 
I would say yes......even though I have my moments where I get sidetracked, I think life has kept me in a pretty Real place.  Now that life is taking a new course for me, I find myself wanting to reach out even more to make a difference, through my music, through my writing, through just being me.  Will I slip into LaLa Land sometimes, probably, but I hope that what time I have left in this Real..........

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Take A Little Time To Live

The work is done, the house is empty and all of the things to be done have finally been marked off the to do list.  The house that we called home for 46 years is now empty and waiting for the next family to come in and turn it from a house into Their Home.  I can say my emotions have been on a bit of a roller coaster ride as that part of the Journey has ended and the future looms ahead with open arms.

As I look back at the last few years and how it seemed that so much of my time and energy was not mine.  Interestingly enough as I say that, I realize that all of our time is our own and how we choose to deal with the circumstances that come our way is up to us.  I know life throws it's punches at times and it can be overwhelming, bringing with it the frustration, depression and hopelessness that can really zap our energy completely......yep....speaking from experience.

In the world we live in, it seems like our lives have become filled with so much activity, family affairs, drama, and sometimes just stuff that doesn't amount to a hill of beans. We've forgotten what it's like to stop and smell the roses, sit under a tree and watch a beautiful sunset and just Take A Little Time To Live.   And yep....I'm just as guilty. 

Driving into town this morning I looked up into the sky and saw one long, dark, gloomy cloud surrounded by beautiful blue skies on both sides.  It's presence was almost forewarning as if to show a darkness or change was coming our way.  It seemed to symbolize how life can be going so well and then out of know where things can change completely.  The life that we've been living, running to and fro, ending each day exhausted and wandering what it was all for can be changed in a second and never be the same again.

Maybe it's time to really take stock in what we do each day, focus on the important parts and weed out the junk and yes.......Take A Little Time To Live.....
We only have one life to call our own.  Make a decisive decision to make some changes and Remember to Live, Love and Laugh Often and Never Forget To Dance......

and the Journey Continues............