She Calls Me Pops

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She calls me Pops

And I call her Dots

I say I love you lots

She just smiles and walks away

One of those games she likes to play

But I know she loves me, even if she doesn’t say

We were close through the early years

Over football we bonded through the cheers

When we lost, we even shared a few tears

Two peas in a pod, we were thick as thieves

At night I would be on my knees

Praying to God don’t let her change, please

But now she says this is what teenagers do, we rebel

I say, ” But you are not a teenager, you are only twelve.”

Then she does an uugggh or some kind of tribal yell

But I know this time is only temporary

Because I’ve been through it before, her sisters and me

So I let it go and wait for the time when she will see

That good old pops was smarter than she thinks

And not everything I do really stinks

Because it will be over before she blinks

Then one day on her wedding day

I will be the one who gives my dots away

We’ll be on the dance floor when the music starts to play

She’ll look at me and say “hello pops”

And I’ll smile at her and say “hello dots”

Maybe, just maybe,  she will say I love you lots

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Short Are The Years by Jason Crabb-  

Slow Down by Nichole Nordeman-  

Fast by Luke Bryan –  

My Last Breath by Black Stone Cherry-  

Female by Keith Urban –  

Woman, Amen by Dierks Bentley –  

Gracie by Ben Folds-  

 

 

The Little Drummer Boy

I don’t know why but The Little Drummer Boy has always been my favorite Christmas song. Maybe it is the simplicity of it, one verse then pa rum pum pum pum, then one verse and pa rum pum pum pum etc.  Maybe it’s the meaning of it, which to me is the true meaning of being a Christian.

Jesus was born,  a gift to us. He was born to die. He sacrificed Himself for our sins. Because of His birth, and then His death, we can live forgiven. A gift given knowing that we could not repay it. We can come to him no matter who we are or where we are from. No matter what we look like, dress like, what kind of car we drive or whatever home we live in. Come as you are! A little shepherd boy came with the only gift he had, he could play his drum for him. He played his best for him. Then Jesus smiled at him. Jesus wants us to believe in Him and accept Him into our hearts.

Maybe it is the message from the last scene of the cartoon. Jesus changed his heart of hate to a heart of love. Take the time to watch the last five minutes here :

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

So to honour Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
When we come.

Five five five five five five what rum
five five five five five five what rum
five five five five five five what rum
five five five ahh

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That’s fit to give a king, pa rum pum pum
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Shall I play for you, what five five five rum,
On my drum?
(five five five-part)

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,
(pum pum pum part)

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum.

Little Drummer Boy by Pentatonix – 

Jeremy Camp Concert Dayton OH 11/12/17

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Me, Jeremy, Kim, Kylie and Leif

Yes, we went to another Jeremy Camp concert Sunday.  Anytime he is anywhere in Ohio we have to go. We love his music and the band and it is a great night of worship. If you have never seen him in concert, I would highly recommend it.  Which reminds me, we saw him in Virginia, we were visiting our daughter Kayhla and her husband, in August and I did not write about it. I will have to get that out tomorrow because the pics are at home and not on my phone.

Royce Lovett opened for him and was very good. He  did a four song set.

I think of all the times we have seen them, this was the best concert.  They did an acoustic set in the middle and played some of their older songs. It was good to hear them.

It was the last night of this tour and it was also, sadly, Walt Smith, the bass player, last show with the band. He is moving on to be artistic leader for Compassion International. He has been with the band for ten years.

Needless to say, I took more pics of him than I normally would.  And since he is on the same side of the stage  I got some pics of Leif Skartland, he has been with Jeremy 17 years. WOW!

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We love Leif.  Kylie takes drum lessons from him on Skype and has grown in her drumming skills since she started.  Super nice guy, everyone in the band is. After the concert he said Kylie could help him take his drum set down. She got to meet and shake hands with the other members of the band and got a big kick out of it.  How cool is that!

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Can’t wait until next time. Enjoy some pics from the show.

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Runnin’ by Royce Lovett-  

The Answer by Jeremy Camp – 

Word Of Life by Jeremy Camp – 

Never Stopped Loving by Jeremy Camp- 

He Knows by Jeremy Camp –  

Twenty Miles Past Sunrise

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Forty miles before sunrise and I’m starting to fade. The white lines are starting to blur in my headlights. I rub my eyes to try to buy a few miles.

Thirty miles before sunrise and I’m rolling down the window to get some fresh air. Yes, that’s what I need. Some fresh air. Why am I driving at this hour? I can’t even remember what I’m running from. I shake my head and adjust my seat to try to buy a few more miles.

Twenty miles before sunrise and I don’t think I’m going to make it. Wherever it is I’m trying to make it to. What the!!!!! I slam on my brakes. Why would someone be standing in the middle of the road? I look around but no one is there. I’m so tired my mind is playing tricks on me. I see another person darting out from my peripheral vision. These hallucinations are driving me crazy. What if they aren’t hallucinations?

Ten miles before sunrise and I turn the radio up. Need a song to wake me up. A song I can sing along with. I hit scan and the first song comes on. I like that old time rock n roll, that kind of music just soothes the soul. Good song but not in the mood for an oldie. The scan stops next on sports radio station. No thanks, I love sports but that is not going to keep me awake. Next stop is another oldie. U2’s I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For. Well, Bono, neither have I. Neither have I. Next stop is Jason Aldean’s They Don’t Know. Oh yeah, I can do this one.

All they see is tractors, barbwire and tall green grass
They don’t see the years spent working, busting their ass
How they pray for rain
They don’t know a thing
About what it takes
Livin’ this way

They ain’t seen the blood sweat and tears it took to live their dreams
When everything’s on the line
Ain’t just another field, just another farm
No, it’s the ground we grew up on
They think it’s a middle of nowhere place where we take it slow
Aw but they don’t know
No, they don’t know

Sunrise. Look at the beauty of this sunrise. How can anyone say God doesn’t exist when they see how he paints the world each morning? Yeah I know, I have questioned God’s existence many times. Every time things don’t go my way actually. However, in this moment, when I feel the warmth of the sun on my face and the way He lights up the world, giving the world a way out of the darkness, I know He exists.  I can’t help but say out loud “God, I believe in you!”

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Ten miles after sunrise and I am thinking I should turn this car around. Face my demons for once instead of running away. I am just so tired. My brain is foggy.

Twenty miles past sunrise and I wake up with the car flipping over and over. What the heck? I must’ve fallen asleep. I come to a stop upside down in a ditch. I can’t get out and I know no one is around. I picked the most desolate place to drive, to escape my life. I smell the gasoline and I see the fire start. I know I’m going to die.

I see two men a short distance away. One dressed in red, the other in white. They look like they are in a heated argument. Don’t they see me? Help!!!, I start to scream. I see the man in white look my way. I know him from somewhere, but my head is spinning.  He says one last thing to the man in red and walks my way.

He reaches for my hand and I grab his.

The radio plays Broken Things by Matthew West.

If grace was a kingdom
I stopped at the gate
Thinking I don’t deserve to pass through after all the mistakes that I’ve made

Oh but I heard a whisper
As Heaven bent down
Said, “Child, don’t you know that the first will be last and the last get a crown”

Now I’m just a beggar in the presence of a King
I wish I could bring so much more
But if it’s true You use broken things
Then here I am Lord, I’m all Yours

The pages of history they tell me it’s true
That it’s never the perfect; it’s always the ones with the scars that You use

It’s the rebels and the prodigals; it’s the humble and the weak
All the misfit heroes You chose
Tell me there’s hope for sinners like me

Now I’m just a beggar in the presence of a King
I wish I could bring so much more
But if it’s true You use broken things
Then here I am Lord, I’m all Yours

Grace is a kingdom
With gates open wide
There’s a seat at the table just waiting for you
So, come on inside

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Broken Things by Matthew West – 

Mercy Meets My Pain by Seventh Day Slumber – 

Every Mile Mattered by Nichole Nordeman – 

You Still Love Me by James Fortune – 

I Wouldn’t Love Me by James Fortune (feat Kierra Sheard) – 

Grace Like Rain by Todd Agnew – 

Like I Should

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These words started coming to me and I could hear plain as day Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert singing them.  I am sure it needs to be tightened up a little and maybe a few words changed here or there.

Maybe if I could get a 100k shares and a 100k retweets this will get to them and maybe, just maybe….

Chris sings:

I know I don’t love you like I should

If I could change our past I would

I know I forgave you but I haven’t forgot

When a heart’s broken your left with what you got

These demons in my head tell me you’re the same

But I hear your whispers saying you’ve changed

What’s a heart to do that’s battling his head

Is there life left to a love I gave up as dead

These days aren’t easy

These nights ’bout kill me

These tears fall with the memories

When I don’t love you like I should

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Miranda sings:

I know I caused the tears you cried

I know it’s true that I lied

I know I walked out on a man who’s good

I know I didn’t love you like I should

But here I am fighting with all that remains

Can’t you hear my whispers I’ve changed

If your heart could forget the past

I know  we have a love that will last

I see how you look at me

and the nights you fight the memories

The tears you cry nearly kill me

I remember when I didn’t love you like I should

There comes a time when you move forward

You decide to no longer be tortured

You go on without me or you fight to stay

It’s a choice we need to make either way

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Chris:   I can love you like I should

Miranda:   (How I pray you would)

Chris:  I can hold you on the darkest nights

Miranda:  (I won’t ever lose my sight)

Chris:  We can take a step to a new day

Miranda:  (I’ll be there every step of the way)

Chris: I can love you like I should

Miranda: I can love you like I should

Both:  We can love like we should

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Either Way by Chris Stapleton –  

Tin Man by Miranda Lambert – 

 

 

New Music Friday 6/9/17

It is actually Friday.   Post 5 of 6 to get me caught up. In order of simplicity for me, I will post by artists in alphabetical order instead of by the dates they came out.

 

Thanks for all the follows, musicians and non-musicians.  Some other music from non-followers I have listened to recently.  Pick out a few you haven’t heard and take a listen.

Oddisee:

Want To Be

Rights & Wrongs – 

One Ok Rock:

Bombs Away

Taking Off

Hard To Love

American Girls

I Was King

Listen

One Way Ticket

Bon Voyage

Start Again

Jaded  Feat. Alex Gaskarth

Take What You Want  Feat. 5 Seconds Of Summer

We Are- 

Orwells:

M.A.D. – 

Palisades:

Aggression

Cold Heart (Warm Blood)

Better Chemicals

Fall

Dark

Memories

Hard Feelings

Dancing With Demons

Personal

Let Down – 

Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band:

Win Your Love For Me – featuring Dion

Rhythm – featuring Leo Napier

Enjoy The Ride – featuring Will Lee – 

Peter Garrett:

I’d Do It Again – 

Pitbull:

Messin’ Around Feat. Enrique Iglesias

Dedicated  Feat. R. Kelly & Austin Mahone

Can’t Have Feat. Steven A. Clark & Ape Drums

We Are Strong Feat. Kiesza-  

Procol Harum:

I Told On You

Last Chance Motel

Soldier

Don’t Get Caught

Sunday Morning-   

RaeLynn:

Your Heart

WildHorse

Love Triangle

Lonely Call

Insecure

The Apple

Diamonds

Trigger

Graveyard

Young  Feat. Leeland Mooring

Say  Feat. Dan + Shay

Praying For Rain – 

Rag-N-Bone Man:

Human

Innocent Man

Bitter End

Be The Man

Arrow

As You Are

Grace- 

Ray Davies:

Message From The Road- 

Real Estate:

After The Moon – 

Reba McEntire:

God And My Girlfriends

Hallelujah, Amen

I Got The Lord On My My Side

Angel On My Shoulder – 

The Regrettes:

Seashore – 

Rhiannon Giddens:

Birmingham Sunday

Better Get It Right The First Time

We Could Fly

The Love We Almost Had

Baby Boy

Come Love Come – 

Righteous Vendetta:

Cursed

A Way Out

Psycho

Burn

Halfway

Become

Strangers

Weight Of The World – 

Robby Kreiger:

Across The Universe- 

Robert Ellis:

Perfect Strangers

How I Love You

California

Drivin’

Couples Skate – 

Robert R. McFarland:
Night Sky Wish

Drive Me Crazy

Roese

Write Me A Letter

Beautiful Day – 

Robert Randolph & The Family Band :

Find A Way

Gonna Be All Right

Love Do What It Do Feat. Darius Rucker

Be The Change – 

Rodney Crowell:

Reckless

I Don’t Care Anymore

Forgive Me Annabelle

Forty Miles From Nowhere

Storm Warning

I’m Tied To Ya’  Feat. Sheryl Crow

It Ain’t Over Yet  Feat. Rosanne Cash & John Paul White- 

Ruth B:

Mixed Signals

Unrighteous

Superficial Love

If This Is Love

Lost Boy

If By Chance

World War 3

Safe Haven

In My Dreams

First Time

Dandelions

Young – 

Ruthie Foster:

Working Woman

Joy Comes Back

Open Sky

Good Sailor

War Pigs

Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever

Abraham

Forgiven

What Are You Listening To? – 

Ryan Adams:

Doomsday

Haunted House

To Be Without You

Broken Anyway

We Disappear – 

Said The Whale:

Step Into The Darkness

Heaven

I Will Follow You

Realize Real Eyes

Beautiful Morning

Lilac And Willow

Confidence – 

Sean Curran:

Worthy Of Your Name – 

Selah:

Got Any Rivers/Carry You

Unbreakable

I Got Saved

Set Free

He Lives/Because He Lives

Jesus Will Still Be There

This Little Light Of Mine (He Will Shine)

Lord, I Trust You

Broken Ladders

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot/I’ll Fly Away

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms Feat. Ron Block

People Of The Cross – 

Senses Fail:

In Your Absence

Death Bed

Family Tradition

Lost And Found

Jets To Peru – 

Sera Cahoone:

Taken It’s Toll – 

 

 

New Music Friday 6/8/17

It’s Thursday.  This is post 4 of 6 to get me caught up.   In order of simplicity for me, I will post by artists in alphabetical order instead of by the dates they came out.

Several new followers over the last 3 months. I will break them up over the next few posts.

Rock The Night by AJ and Tara – 

Angel In My Room by Bruce Guynn and Big Rain – 

Thanks for all the follows, musicians and non-musicians.  Some other music from non-followers I have listened to recently.  Pick out a few you haven’t heard and take a listen.

La’Porsha Renae:

What Is Love

Good Woman

Hideout

No Problem (Self Talk)

Send Me Your Love

Cover Up

Breathe – 

Laura Marling:

Wild Fire

Next Time – 

Laura Story:

Open Hands

You Came Running

For The Love Of My King

Every Word You Breathe

Majesty

Extraordinary

Grace Abounds – 

Lady Antebellum:

Lay Our Flowers Down- 

Lauren Alaina:

Doin’ Fine

My Kinda People

Three

Painting Pillows

Next Boyfriend

Same Day Different Bottle

Road Less Traveled – 

Lea Michele:

Love Is Alive

Heavy Love

Proud

Run To You

Heavenly

Anything’s Possible

Getaway Car

Sentimental Memories

Tornado

Hey You

Believer –  

LeAnn Rimes:

The Story

Outrageous Love

Remnants

Learning Your Language

Humbled

Dang Dang

Mother- 

Lecrae feat Breyan Isaac:

River Of Jordan – 

Leela James:

Don’t Mean A Thang

Did It For Love

Don’t Want You Back

All Over Again –  

Leon:

Tired Of Talking – 

Lemon Twigs:

I Wanna Prove To You – 

Less Than Jake:

Call To Arms

Welcome To My Life

Years Of Living Dangerously – 

Little Big Town:

Free

Drivin’ Around

Rollin’

Don’t Die Young, Don’t Get Old

Better Man

The Breaker

We Went To The Beach

When Someone Stops Loving You – 

Madness:

I Believe

Herbert – 

Marian Hill:

Down

Wild

Sad Song

I Want You – 

Martin Garrix feat Bebe Rexha:

In The Name Of Love – 

The Mavericks:

Rolling Along

Brand New Day

I Wish You Well

For The Ages – 

The Menzingers:

Tellin’ Lies

Thick As Thieves

House On Fire

Black Mass

Your Wild Years

Livin’ Ain’t Easy –

MercyMe:

You Found Me

Grace Got You

Best News Ever

We Win

Happy Dance

Heaven’s Here

Ghost

Even If – 

Michelle Branch:

Knock Yourself Out

Not A Love Song – 

The Mighty Clouds Of Joy:

Who Touched Me?

Let It Rain

Lord Help Us

The Other Side

I’ll Praise You- 

Mike & The Mechanics:

Are You Ready

Wonder

The Best Is Yet To Come

Save The World

Don’t Know What Came Over Me

The Letter

Not Out Of Love

Love Left Over

I’ll Be There For You

Save My Soul

Let Me Fly – 

MNEK & Zara Larsson:

Never Forget You –  

Moonshine Bandits:

Renegade Rides Again

Raised Up  Feat. Demun Jones

I Don’t Wanna Go Home  Feat. Durwood Black

Baptized In Bourbon  Feat. Uncle Kracker

Red, White & Blue Collar – 

Mount Holly:

Get Up – 

Muna:

Loudspeaker

After – 

Nelly Furtado:

Sticks And Stones

Magic

Pipe Dreams

Phoenix

Live – 

New Found Glory:

Your Jokes Aren’t Funny

Party On Apocalypse

Call Me Anti-Social

The Sound Of Two Voices

Blurred Vision

Say It Don’t Spray It

Barbed Wire

Short And Sweet

The Cheapest Thrill

Happy Being Miserable – 

New Kids On The Block:

Heartbeat

Thankful

Still Sounds Good

One More Night – 

The New Pornographers:

Whiteout Conditions – 

Night Ranger:

Somehow Someway

Running Out Of Time

Truth

Don’t Let Up

(Won’t Be Your) Fool Again

Say What You Want

We Can Work It Out

Comfort Me

Nothing Left Of Yesterday – 

Nikki Lane:

700,000 Rednecks

Companion

Big Mouth

Send The Sun

Forever Lasts Forever

Muddy Waters-