Saturday, July 28, 2012

ALL Together

Lately I have been in a funk.  I have not been able to write anything.  I start to and I go completely blank.  So I have started to run again and get going and maybe my brain will start working again. Today when I could have slept in I was determined to get up a tad early and get going.  I put on my running shoes and headed out the door.  Really? was it 90 plus degrees already at 8 am?  I began to sweat before I even started.  This is going to be a fun one.  So I set off .  I didn't get to far before something caught my eye.  You see I am a little ADHD.  I looked down at what looked like a big hug spider crossing the road.  A mountain in the eyes of the spider.  At closer look it was a bunch of ants carrying a dead cricket to their nest. You see  one little aunt could not do the job all by his self.  He or she had to have the assistance of others to do the job.  I watched my church come together this past two weeks to accomplish a task.  VBS took place.  First all of us had to work together to decorate the church and then it all of us the teach the children about God.  It was such a good feeling to see everyone working together.  Too many times we caught up in our own little world and we leave someone else to do the job.  I was so proud of the ones who stepped up to the plate and get VBS going when we thought there would not be  a VBS.  I commend all the teachers who came in from work every night and loved on little children and taught them about the most important thing in the world.  If we worked together like this all the time there would be no telling what height our Church could reach.  Just like the ants carrying the cricket across the road. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Man in the Mirror

Ever you watched or heard a song and said "really like that song"  I LOVE music.  As long as I remember I have enjoyed listening to music.  I like all types.  There are days that I am in a country music mood but there are days that I even enjoy listening to rap. When I really need to wind down for the day I turn on classical.  Drivers really hate me when I listen to that because I tend to drive a lot slower.  Police officers love it when I listen to something that grabs my soul because I drive much faster.  That is when I really need to set my cruise control.  One of my favorite memories of growing up was Saturday cleaning day.  My mom would crank up some great music on the record player and  we clean as we listened.  My love of country came from listening to the Oak Ridge Boys on 8-track.  Now I am telling my age.  I the age of eight I got to go see the KING OF ROCK AND ROLL. How cool was that. Over the years I have been blessed to sing in choirs and even play in a symphony.  I am now blessed to be singing at my church.  A gift that God has truly blessed me with.  I am lucky to be singing with some amazing musicians.  I thank the Lord for that group everyday.  So, I really need to get back to the point.  I get side-tracked to easy.  Since I listen to various music.  Lately I have been listening more to the words instead of just the beat.   So a song that is really speaking to me lately is by Michael Jackson " Man in the Mirror".   The lyrics are so powerful.  We all need to take a look  at ourselves and reach out to those in need.  We don't have to go far to find a need.    Just look next door,  down the street or across town. I am guilty of pretending I don't see the needs. I am going to start with the Man in the Mirror because I want to make a change for once in my life. 

Oh by the way I wish I could sing that song in my church, but it would really freak my church out.  Especially if it was sang with soul it needs to be sung with