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Wake Up Everybody

The song “Wake Up Everybody” song by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, was released in 1975.   The video below was recorded in 2008 for a PBS Special.  The lyrics still apply today.

“The world won’t get no better if we just let it be.”

 

Keep On Moving, Don’t Stop

Hope this helps to lift someone up.

Lyrics;

Written by Sean Conlon, Richard Breen, Jason Brown, Julian Gallagher, Richard Stannard • Copyright © EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

Keep on movin’
Don’t stop like the hands of time
Click clock, find your own way to stay
The time will come one day

Why do people
Choose to live their lives this way?

Keep on movin’, don’t stop, no
Keep on movin’

Keep on movin’
Keep on movin’, don’t stop no
Keep on movin’

It’s our time, time today
The right time is here to stay
Stay in my life, my life always
Yellow is the color of sun rays Read the rest of this entry

Earth, Wind & Fire – Devotion Live 2015

“Open your heart
Feel a touch of devotion
Maybe this song
Will help uplift your day
Make a better way”

 

 

Sunday Sermon

Love one another.

 

Encouragement – Keep Your Head To The Sky

This might touch someone today.  Earth, Wind and Fire  – Keep Your Head To The Sky

 

Sunday Song – Glory

Glory” is a song written and performed by Common and John Legend.  It was the theme song from the 2013 movie Selma, which is about the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama.  Glory won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

 

 

 

Positive Thoughts and Prayers for Rachael

Dear friends,

Rachael has been a supporter of this blog going back to 2012.  She was a strong advocate for justice for Trayvon Martin, and she has a sensitive heart that loves and desires equality for all.

Yesterday, Rachael contacted me.  She has a health issue that placed her in the hospital and required surgery.  There’s a chance that she will be released from the hospital today, but she still has a road to go before being fully recovered.

I asked for, and received her approval to post this, and ask that you send positive thoughts her way and if you’re a praying person, pray for her healing, strength, and encouragement.  We love you, Rachael.

 

Rachael,

Healing energy

Throwback Thursday – Joyful, Joyful

Let’s send forth positive thoughts and for praying people, prayers for peace, healing and life. 

 

 

You Gotta Be – Love Will Save The Day

Desree-You-Gotta-BeHave you ever awakened with a song going through your head?  It’s an old song and although you remember some words, it’s the chorus that sticks with you?  Well, that happened to me.  The line, “All I know, all I know is love will save the day” stayed with me for hours.  So, I looked up the song on Youtube and found it.

It’s by British Artist Des’ree and was released in 1994, but it’s message is timeless. The title often gets confused with a Whitney Houston song “Love Will Save The Day,” but it is actually titled “You Gotta Be.”

In sharing it with you, I hope that it brightens your day – indeed, your week!   Remember to tell those you love that you love them. There is power in those words.

 

 

Smile

Caterpillars, moths, butterflies, and all creatures great and small;

Parts of the nation on the east coast are covered with snow.   I heard that North Carolina is covered with ice.  Here’s sending positive thoughts to the people that they are safe.

Other things are happening.  Some are dealing with personal problems, health problems, financial problems.  The video below is intended to encourage and lift-up.  Even if it hurts now, smile.   Worried? Smile.  Overwhelmed with the cares of this world?  Smile.  Caterpillars do not change to butterflies without transformation.

No matter what path you walk, being positive and not allowing situations and others to take your joy is within your control.

 

 

 

Friday Re-Fill and Open Discussion

It’s been a long week.  Today in my area, it’s cloudy and rainy — not very encouraging for going out.  It’s the way I feel about the news also.  We get a glimmer of hope among the clouds, but the result might be sunshine, or rain, or sleet, or snow.

Today, I figure that others might also need a pick-me-up — a bit of encouragement, so here is Playing For Change’s “A Change Is Going To Come.”

 

 

A Racerrodig Thanksgiving

A Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone.  The following is a reblog from last year.  I won’t have much time for blogging until after the holiday.  Please be safe, enjoy yourself and the love of your family and friends, and whatever path you walk, I hope you enjoy Racer’s songs.

blue butterflies

Racerrodig is a precious, consistent supporter of Blackbutterfly7. I call him “Racer.” Through the years, he has shared his profound wisdom and great humor with us. Racer has often spoken about playing music, and several months ago he informed us that he started a praise and worship band with his son. They have been invited to perform in other countries.

Racer entrusted me with three of his band’s original songs to see if I could present them in a format so others can listen to them. So, I put them on video. The first video has some glitches, and I ask that you don’t allow that to distract from the beauty and talent of Racer’s song.

It wasn’t feeling like Thanksgiving to me this year. With so much trouble in America, I had gotten down. Racer’s songs picked me up and I hope they do the same for you.  As well, it is such a pleasure to hear his voice. Read the rest of this entry

Stand By Me – Playing For Change

Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music.  I can’t get enough of this video.  They performed one song with artists from different countries around the world, and coordinated the video so that it sounds as if they were in the same room playing together.

Magnificent! 

 

 

Hope This Speaks To Someone

A two-fold message …

Here’s your miracle …

 

 

Four Wise Instructions

For Encouragement and Any Discussion

Caterpillars, moths, butterflies, and all creatures great and small,

Computer problems are making it difficult for me to write new posts.   I’m replacing my computer, but it will still be a few days before things are back to normal.  I might be able to reblog posts from other blogs that I hope you enjoy.

Meanwhile, here’s a refill for those who are passionate about equality for all, gun violence, and other issues that touch our hearts.  You will never walk alone.

 

 

Soaring Sunday

Thanks to a special friend for the title of this post.

hope butterflyThanks to all new subscribed followers and visitors.  Feel free to join us in discussion.

People who are passionate in advocating for equality for all need to refuel from time to time.  I’m going to make it an effort to post an encouraging or uplifting song every Sunday so we begin our week with renewed strength and hope.  The song might be secular, or faith-based, or humorous.

I hope that you enjoy the following.

 

 

 

Sunday Re-Fill – Hope

Danny Gokey – Hope In Front of Me

 

 

Open Discussion – June 12, 2015

Caterpillars, moths, butterflies, and all creatures great and small,

It’s been a busy week.

The pool party in McKinney, Texas resulted in constant headlines including the resignation of officer Casebolt and the employment termination or suspension of several people who were either involved in the originating physical altercation, or who made bigoted racial statements on social media.

blue butterflies

Regarding the death of 12-year old Tamir Rice, in response to citizens’ affidavit, a judge has decided there is probable cause to charge Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann with murder, manslaughter, reckless homicide and negligent homicide.  Judge Adrine also found there is probable cause to charge Cleveland police officer Frank Garmback with negligent homicide.

Some are reporting this as actual charges, but they are not.  They are probable cause findings.  The State’s Attorney has stated that he is taking the evidence before a grand jury to decide whether to charge the two officers.  You can read the judge’s decision here.

Peace signs

This week, three more people have been killed by members of law enforcement, one being a homeless man in Overtown, Florida, in front of dozens of witnesses including children. Read the rest of this entry

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