Blog Archives

The Battle Is The Lord’s

In 1983, I became aware of Christian Contemporary Music.  One artist that I fell in love with is Bryan Duncan.  Bryan considers himself a “misfit for church”.  I can relate to that.  Some of his music carries elements of Blues and Jazz that I really enjoy.

Bryan Duncan

 

Bryan Duncan is a Dove Award and Grammy Award winning artist who has sold over a million records.  Along with being lead singer in at least 2 bands and singing on compilations, he has also written two books and is a member of the Black Sheep Harley Davidson’s For Christ.

 

My heart is heavy for those on the metastatic breast cancer journey.  When cooking, I like listening to music.  This evening, it was Bryan Duncan’s “Joyride” CD.   When I heard the song below, I thought of those on the journey, and the song became my prayer for them.

Be encouraged.

 

 

Quotes For Overcoming

Here’s another previously published post.  Hopefully, it will minister to someone.  Also hopefully, I’ll be back to writing new posts in about a week.

 

Read the rest of this entry

Some Encouragement To Start Your Week

This was originally posted long ago.  Hopefully, it will bless someone again.

 

Just Be There

Quotes For Overcoming

 

Read the rest of this entry

To Start Off The New Year

Rejoice in hope. Be Encouraged.

 

Encouraging Music To Get You Through The Week

The song, Keep on Pushing, was written by Curtis Mayfield and originally recorded by the R&B group The Impressions.  It was released in 1964.   It is a song about perseverance and finding strength to get through tough times.

This song took on a new meaning for Mayfield after he was paralyzed in 1990 when a light tower fell on him during an outdoor performance in Brooklyn. In a 1997 interview, Mayfield said,   “I think my spirits are maybe even higher,” It’s like I died and woke up to see this wave of love from so many people I knew and people I didn’t know.”

Kirk Whalum brings a jazz version of the song. I hope it encourages those who need a lift-up.

 

 

Some Encouragement To Start Your Week

Begin The Week With Encouragement

 

the-struggle

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.”

 

 

%d bloggers like this: