Birds Of A Different Color: The Sequel 

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Please take a minute to read part 1 : Birds Of A Different Color

The birds of the land lived in peace for quite a long time

They shared everything, what’s mine is yours and yours is mine

They sung songs together and visited each other’s nest

Peace, nothing to worry about when their feathers would lay down to rest

Then one day the unthinkable happened

The skies of blue suddenly blackened

During a training flight a blue jay crashed into a warbler

I can’t put into words, it was indeed horrible

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The warbler fell to the ground, it had been killed

Mourning came to the land, his little heart had been stilled

It didn’t take long for the warblers to blame the blue jays

Even though the birds that witnessed it said the warbler flew the wrong way

They demanded justice, the words were harsh that they spoke

They didn’t consider that the blue jays heart was broke

He was terribly sad for what happened but said he wasn’t to blame

The warblers attacked his nest, the land would never be the same

Attack after attack, nest after nest

None of the birds could find rest

A dark cloud had overtaken the trees

No bird was safe, no bird was free

The eagle couldn’t believe what his eyes did see

He thought, Have they forgotten our history?

Nothing good will come from this

He bowed his head and prayed his wish

O mighty father above, help me find a way

To help these birds remember our yesterday 

When we nearly destroyed our homes, our land

We fought over the colors of our feathers right where they now stand

How eventually we put aside our differences and came together 

We joined as one as we each held those different colored feathers 

He opened his eyes and looked around

Hate wasn’t the answer, love had to be found

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He once again called a meeting

He searched hard for the words he would be speaking

He looked left, he looked right

He said “My fellow birds, why do we fight?”

“I’m not saying what happened was right or wrong

But don’t you remember when we all sang the same song?”

“Warblers, I know your hearts are bleeding

But violence isn’t the answer to what you are needing.”

“Blue Jays, I know your heart is breaking

But fighting back leaves only hate for the taking.”

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“I ask both of you is this really the answer?

Look around, can’t you see the disaster

We’ve been here before, look in our history books

There can never be peace if we are all crooks.”

“I know what happened is a travesty

But anger and hate only leads to more tragedy!”

“I ask you birds, can we move on from the past?”

“Today is a new day, the anger and hate doesn’t need to last!”

“I ask you birds not to forget yesteryear

I tell you birds it’s okay to shed a tear

But let’s not let history repeat itself

It’s time we put hate and anger on the shelf!”

 

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“How easy it is to forget we are all one

I’m not asking you  to forget what is done!”

“I am asking you to join hands

Reunite all the birds in this land!”

“I’m asking you to look at your communities

Ask yourself, is this who we want to be?”

“If you have even an ounce of love in your heart

Let it ignite and become a spark!”

“We do not need to fear each other !”

“You are my sisters, you are my brothers!”

“I end with these word said not long ago

That love is all we need to know

We are all created to be equal

We all can live peaceful

Look into the depths of your hearts

And let today be a new start

But you must not let the evil of anger and hate

Destroy our land. It is not, it will not be our fate!”

It was then he looked up and saw a  dove

The symbol of peace, the message of love

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Everyman by Blackfoot – 

Love With Your Life by Hollyn – 

Be The Change by Britt Nicole – 

What You Want by Tenth Avenue North – 

Jesus Built This Church On Love by Ivan Parker – 

Jesus Again by Tamela Mann – 

Future + Hope by New Hope Oahu – 

Common Ground by Julianna Zobrist – 

It’s October

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Since it is October 5th, I would hope most of you realized it is October.  The month of Halloween, camp fires, s’mores, roasting hot dogs on the camp fire.  Scary stories, witches and goblins. Cooler weather, leaves changing colors.

It is also the month of The Nationwide Children’s Half and Full Marathon that I once again will NOT be running. I signed up for the full knowing I was there mentally but had to get there physically. I did not. More injuries.  This time it is my left knee. It pops every time I straighten it. I don’t think that is a good thing. I think it is time to get checked out and get both my knees fixed.  Something to look forward to next year.

It is also the month for just about every cause and every thing there is. It is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Domestic Abuse/Violence Awareness Month, Stand Up To Bullying, Pastor Appreciation, Pizza,  Child Abuse Awareness Month, Cyber Security Awareness Month, Healthy Lung Month, Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), Jazz Awareness Month, Lupus Awareness Month, National Alcohol Awareness Week (Oct. 4-10), National Brain Injury Awareness Month,  National Disability Employment Awareness Month, National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (Oct. 15), National Liver Awareness Month, National Orthodontic Health Month, National Spina Bifida Awareness Month, Psoriasis Awareness Month, Rett Syndrome Awareness Month, Vegetarian Awareness Month, World Food Day (Oct. 16), and World Hepatitis Awareness Day (Oct. 1).

If that wasn’t enough, we also have:

AIDS Awareness Month ,Adopt A Dog Month LinkAdopt A Shelter Dog Month, American Cheese Month, American Pharmacists Month LinkAntidepressant Death Awareness Month,  Apple Month LinkBat Appreciation Month, Black Speculative Fiction Month  LinkBullying Prevention Month Link(World) Blindness Awareness Month LinkCaffeine Addiction Recovery Month,Celiac Disease Awareness Month, Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month, Children’s Magazine Month
Christmas Seal Campaign (10/1-12/31)
Church Library Month
Church Safety and Security Month
Class Reunion Month Link
Co-op Awareness Month
Corn Month Link
Country Music Month Link
Cut Out Dissection Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month Link
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month
Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Employee Ownership Month Link
Energy Management is a Family Affair-Improve Your Home Month (10/1-3/31/13)
Eye Injury Prevention Month Link (Note: There is also one in July.)
Fair Trade Month Link
Financial Planning Month Link
Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month  Link
Gay & Lesbian History Month
German-American Heritage Month
Global ADHD Awareness Month Link
Global Diversity Awareness Month
Go Hog Wild – Eat Country Ham
Halloween Safety Month
Head Start Awareness Month Link
Health Literacy Month
Home Eye Safety Month
Italian-American Heritage Month Link
International Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month
International Starman Month
International Strategic Planning Month
International Walk To School Month  Link
Intergeneration Month
Learn To Bowl Month  Link

LGBT History Month Link
Long Term Care Planning Month
Month of Free Thought
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
National Arts & Humanities Month
National Audiology/Protect Your Hearing Month
National Bake and Decorate Month
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
National Caramel Month  Link
National Chili Month
National Chiropractic Health Month
National Cookbook Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Critical Illness Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month Link
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Depression Education & Awareness Month
National Ergonomics Month Link
National Family Sexuality Education Month – Let’s Talk! Link
National Field Trip Month
National “Gain The Inside Advantage” Month
National Go On A Field Trip Month
National Kitchen & Bath Month Link
National Medical Librarian Month
National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month  Link
National Physical Therapy Month
National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
National Pork Month Link
National Protect Your Hearing Month Link
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month Link
National Reading Group Month
National Roller Skating Month
National RSV Awareness Month Link
National Sarcastic Awareness Month
National Seafood Month Link
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Stop Bullying Month
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month Link
National Toilet Tank Repair Month Link
National Window Covering Safety Month Link
National Work and Family Month
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Organize Your Medical Information Month
Photographer Appreciation Month
Polish American Heritage Month
Positive Attitude Month
Raptor Month
Right Brainers Rule! Month
Sausage Month Link
Self-Promotion Month
Spinach Lovers Month
Squirrel Awareness Month Link (Different Than Squirrel Appreciation Day in January)
Tackling Hunger Month Link  
 (Campbell Soup Sponsor.  Not the same as Hunger Month in September by 2nd Harvest.)
Talk About Prescriptions Month
Wishbones for Pets Month (10/15 – 11/30)
Women Walking In Their Own Shoes Month
Workplace Politics Awareness Month
World Menopause Month

I think October is pretty busy.  I wonder why some of these organizations don’t pick another month?

I have written about many of these and will reblog them this month as well as my scary short stories, in case anyone has missed them. I may even surprise you and write a new short story.

Happy October.

Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day – 

October Road by James Taylor – 

Last October by Green River Ordinance – 

October Trees by Ron Pope – 

Early October by Anderson East – 

I Remember…

I remember…

Going to the baseball all-star game in Cleveland

Gary Carter hit two home runs

The balls landed in the section beside us in the stands

I was hoping we would’ve caught one

I remember…

Going to see the Bengals play

Pete Johnson scored twice carrying the ball

But Earl Campbell ran all day

To the Houston Oilers the Bengals did fall

I remember…

Going to see the Big Red Machine

A doubleheader, two for the price of one

The Reds had one of the greatest teams

Dad, that was a lot of fun

I say these three things

Because as I’ve gotten older I realize

Sports weren’t your dream

But you took me because sports were big in my eyes

I remember….

Trying to take me fishing

Trying to have a conversation

All I was doing was wishing

So bored I was thinking of other temptations

I remember….

Teaching me how to change oil in the car

All the words that were spoken

My mind always drifting afar

Another ten minutes, you got to be joking

I remember….

The selfless acts you taught

The lessons you tried to teach

All the balls you caught

Times  you were there and I was just out of reach

I just wanted you to know

That all those things you said

All those words spoken so long ago

That I can still hear your voice in my head

I know I didn’t say it then

I’m sorry if I made you sad

I wish I had the time to spend with you again

I just wanted to say thank you dad

I remember….

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Through My Prayers by The Avett Brothers – 

While He’s Still Around by Florida Georgia Line – 

I Remember Her by Ingrid Michaelson – 

Keep Breathing by The Isaacs – 

Dash Between The Dates by Austins Bridge – 

New, Forgotten, Unknown 9/30/16 New Music Friday

One new musician follower this week.  Take a listen, find some new music to listen to.  Please feel free to share/purchase the song I wrote the lyrics to,  Lily Messer is the voice and Ceylon Wise is the producer. I have many more songs I would like to get out there but can not financially afford to record them. If interested in teaming up together, feel free to contact me.

Right Now by Clay Walker – 

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.

Time Flies,  by Aaron and Amanda Crabb – 

Jesus Is by Todd Smith –  

Higher by Unspoken – 

Spirit by Amos Lee –   

We The People by Big Smo feat Casey Beathard –   

They’re Playing Our Song by Billy Ray Cyrus –  

The Good Fight by Birds of Chicago – 

I Love You No More by Bun E. Carlos feat Alex Dezen  – 

One Step Away by Casting Crowns –  

Back To Me by Chris Lane – 

With You I Am by Cody Johnson – 

Hologram by Crown The Empire –  

Ooh La La by David Brent & Foregone Conclusion –   

Smile by The Descendents –  

Kiss It (And Make It Better) by Dolly Parton –  

Livin’The Dream by Drake White – 

While He’s Still Around by Florida Georgia Line –  

Take A Walk by The Head and the Heart –    

Say The Word by Hillsong United –  

Whole Lot of Heart by Ingrid Michaelson – 

He’ll Do It Again by Ivan Parker –  

This Plane Don’t Go There  by Jason Aldean –   

The Once and Future Queen by John Paul White – 

Stained Glass by Jon Guerra – 

The Dawn by Julianna Zobrist –  

Truth In Your Eyes by Kiefer Sutherland –  

Something Wild by Lindsey Stirling feat Andrew McMahon – 

Longer by Lydia Loveless – 

Holy Days, Ghost Town, Bottom Of The Sea by Sean McConnell –       

World Without The Moon by Tiger Army –  

Shapes by Whitford St. Holmes – 

and our song:

I Question You by Lily Messer – 

On Itunes :  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-question-you-single/id1018588943

 

 

In This Life I Call A Song

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I try to figure out who I am

And where I belong

Am I the chorus or just a note

In this life I call a song

Am I the hook?

Am I the bridge?

Am I a verse?

What is my image?

life, music, quotes, songs, stories, untold

Do I have rhythm?

Do I have a melody?

Do I blend together?

Am I simply a harmony?

Am I a symphony or an orchestra?

Am I the lead guitar?

Lead vocal or drummer?

Am I background or the star?

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Am I a bass or a cello?

A clarinet or a flute?

An organ or a piano?

Do I sing for me or for you?

Am I rock or rap?

Country or gospel?

Do I build people up?

Or am I harmful?

 

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Am I constructed carefully?

Am I just a bunch of noise?

Am I a tenor, baritone or somewhere in between?

What kind of voice?

Am I a one hit wonder?

Am I a classic to remember?

Will you remember me in years to come?

Am I just another pretender?

 

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Will I always be missing a part?

Can I put all the parts together as one?

Start as a note or a word

And pray God can keep me from coming undone

I look around and wonder who I am

And where I belong

What part am I

In this life I call a song

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Lifesong by Casting Crowns – 

Where Do I Fit In by Mr. Big – 

Where Do I Belong by Anastacia – 

Where I Belong by Switchfoot – 

Where I Belong by Cory Asbury – 

Music Is Healing by Florida Georgia Line – 

Beyond The Music by Descendents – 

I Sing The Mighty Power Of Jesus by Todd Smith – 

 

 

New, Forgotten, Unknown 9/23/16 New Music Friday

Five new musician followers this week.  Take a listen, find some new music to listen to.  Please feel free to share/purchase the song I wrote the lyrics to,  Lily Messer is the voice and Ceylon Wise is the producer. I have many more songs I would like to get out there but can not financially afford to record them. If interested in teaming up together, feel free to contact me.

Drinking About You by Haley and Michaels –  

Where You Are by Brad Noblitt – 

Get You Home by Nick Fradiani-  

How Deep Is Your Love (Calvin Harris cover) by Millie Thrasher – 

I’ve Got Problems by Fifth Law – 

 

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.

Todd Smith, Julianna Zobrist, Cody Johnson, Sean McConnell, Ivan Parker or Drake White, wow, really good cd’s.

The Water by Aaron and Amanda Crabb – 

Calling All Fathers by Todd Smith – 

Miracle by Unspoken – 

Lightly by Amos Lee – 

Shut Up And Kiss Me by Angel Olsen – 

My Kind America by Big Smo – 

Hope (Let It Find You) by Billy Ray Cyrus – 

Remember Wild Horses by Birds of Chicago – 

Slow Down by Bun E. Carlos – 

One Step Away  by Casting Crowns – 

Night Hawk by Charlie Daniels –  

For Her by Chris Lane – 

Kiss Goodbye by Cody Johnson – 

Are You Coming With Me? by Crown The Empire –  

Equality Street by David Brent & Foregone Conclusion –  

Fighting Myself by Descendents –  

Pure & Simple by Dolly Parton – 

Live Some by Drake White –  

Do You Believe Me Now by Field Mouse – 

Island by Florida Georgia Line – 

All We Ever Knew by The Head and the Heart – 

Even When It Hurts (Praise Song)  by Hillsong United – 

Hell No by Ingrid Michaelson – 

Mama’s Rocking Chair by Ivan Parker –  

Entitlement by Jack White – old song, new cd acoustic   

A Little More Summertime by Jason Aldean –  

Fight For You by John Paul White – 

I Will Follow You by Jon Guerra – 

Alive by Julianna Zobrist – 

Calling Out Your Name by Kiefer Sutherland – 

Brave Enough by Lindsey Stirling feat Christina Perri    –  

Same To You by Lydia Loveless – 

Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt by Masked Intruder – 

Best We’ve Ever Been by Sean McConnell – 

In The Morning Light by Tiger Army – 

Tender Is The Night by Whitford St. Holmes – 

and our song:

I Question You by Lily Messer – 

On Itunes :  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-question-you-single/id1018588943

New, Forgotten, Unknown 9/16/16 New Music Friday

Two new musician followers this week.  Take a listen, find some new music to listen to.  Please feel free to share/purchase the song I wrote the lyrics to,  Lily Messer is the voice and Ceylon Wise is the producer. I have many more songs I would like to get out there but can not financially afford to record them. If interested in teaming up together, feel free to contact me.

There Is Hope ( short version) by Ryan Beadle – go to his website and you can buy his entire cd for 99 cents  

Trippin On A Hole In A Paper Heart by Darkness; Ending – 

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.

No Love by American Authors – 

Heartlines by Broods – 

Runnin’ Red Lights by The Cadillac Three –  

Moon Tower by Dirty Heads – 

Town The World Forgot by Drew Baldridge – 

Tabitha Tuder’s Mama by Elizabeth Cook – 

Waking Up Giants by Grizfolk- 

People Of A Second Chance by Group 1 Crew –

Never Kill A Mouse, Let It Kill Itself by Hail The Sun – 

Your Unfailing Love, The River (Come On Down) by Hillary Scott and the Scott Family –   

In The End by House Of Heroes –  

Star Crossed Enemies by Ice Nine Kills – 

When You Love Someone by Jake Owen – 

Lost by Kings Kaleidoscope – 

We Were Cool by Lori McKenna –  

There Won’t Be Another Now by Mark Chesnutt –  

Hurricane by Nick Fradiani – 

No Running Allowed by Nonpoint – 

What Have I Been Saying by O’Connor Band – 

Run or Hide by Run River North –  

Long Days and Short Years by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – 

Watching For Comets by Skillet – 

Imperfect Me by Smokie Norful – 

So Strong by Stephen Marley – 

Now That You’re Gone by Stitched Up Heart –  

Put The Attention on Jesus by Todd Delaney – 

I See The Lord by Vertical Church Band – 

Mr. Know It All by Young The Giant – 

and our song:

I Question You by Lily Messer – 

On Itunes :  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-question-you-single/id1018588943

She Doesn’t 

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She doesn’t step on a crack

Afraid it’ll break her mother’s back

She doesn’t open an umbrella in the house

Doesn’t need more bad luck than she has now

She doesn’t make any funny faces

Afraid it’ll get stuck that way

She doesn’t walk in a black cat’s path

She’ll turn around, walk all the way back

She doesn’t walk under a ladder

She doesn’t think she can be any sadder

She doesn’t believe her wishes will come true

But she’ll throw a penny in a wishing well, sometimes two

 

She doesn’t care if others think she is deceived

She carries around a four leaf clover and some rabbits feet

She doesn’t cross her fingers or knock on wood

Seen so much bad she doesn’t believe in good

She doesn’t smile very much

Does her best not to judge

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She doesn’t know about the man who died to save her

I saw her one day and told her about her maker

She didn’t want to hear any part

I prayer for her, prayed for her heart

A few weeks passed until I saw her again

She didn’t want to hear about Jesus, my friend

I asked her if we could just talk

She agreed and we started to walk

We talked about little things, like our jobs and the weather

She seemed to enjoy our walks together

She doesn’t trust most of those she meets

She slowly let her walls down over the weeks

I told her how I was once like her

Then someone told me about our savior

It wasn’t much longer until she said she wanted to hear more

More about this man I had mentioned before

I told of the words I knew

Gave her a Bible so she could read too

She doesn’t live like she did

She has a new way to live

She doesn’t believe in all that superstition

She has taken a new direction, a new mission

She doesn’t care about her past mistakes

She doesn’t remember her heartbreaks

She doesn’t live like she’s unloved

She knows she’s forgiven, she knows of grace from above

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Dmitri’s Song (Jesus Is Alive) by Todd Smith – 

Tell Somebody by Unspoken – 

Learning To Be Found by Jason Gray – 

I’ve Seen What He Can Do by Aaron and Amanda Crabb – 

What I Know by Tricia Brock – 

Echo by Blanca – 

 

New, Forgotten, Unknown 9/9/16 New Music Friday

Six new musician followers this week.  Take a listen, find some new music to listen to.  Please feel free to share/purchase the song I wrote the lyrics to,  Lily Messer is the voice and Ceylon Wise is the producer. I have many more songs I would like to get out there but can not financially afford to record them. If interested in teaming up together, feel free to contact me.

Come Back To Me by Kristen Bennett – 

Love Changes (Eveything) by Parker L. Harrison –  

Behind My Shadows by Matt & Promise (Hope Collided) – https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHopeCollided%2Fvideos%2F1455463137814194%2F&show_text=0&width=560

Shallow Heart by Julia Grayling – 

Don’t Play by Real E – 

You Know What I Mean by Juliana Galdeano – 

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.

Replaced by American Authors – 

This Is Our War by Billy Talent – 

Free by The Broods – 

Graffiti by The Cadillac Three-  

Happy Like Me by Dayna Caddell – 

Under The Water by Dirty Heads – 

Tractors Don’t Roll by Drew Balbdridge –  

Evacuation by Elizabeth Cook – 

The Struggle by Grizfolk – 

Wake Me Up( Amnesia) by Group 1 Crew –

Words Of Gratitude (Parents) by Hail The Sun – 

Still by Hillary Scott and The Scott Family –  

Thy Will by Hillary Scott and The Scott Family – 

We Make Our Stars by House Of Heroes –

Running With Scissors by I See Stars – 

Where I Am by Jake Owen – 

Hell On A Highway by Justin Moore –  

Most Of It by Kings Kaleidoscope – 

Giving Up On Your Hometown,  Old Men Young Women by Lori McKenna –  

So You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore by Mark Chesnutt – 

Nothing To Loseby Nick Fradiani – 

I Haven’t Said I Love You In A While by O’Connor Band – 

Know It All By Rebelution – 

Young In All The Wrong Ways by Sara Watkins – 

To Find You by Sing Street – 

Lions by Skillet – 

Wreak Havoc by Skylar Grey – 

Finally Free, It’s So Easy by Stitched Up Heart –  

Stronger by Through Fire – 

Unchurched by Todd Dulaney – 

Something To Believe In by Young The Giant – 

and our song:

I Question You by Lily Messer – 

On Itunes :  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-question-you-single/id1018588943

Sometimes It’s More Than A Game

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What a great first weekend of college football. The Buckeyes looked like they might be better than last years team. You know, the team that had a record number of NFL draft picks.  It is early. We will see how how the rest of the season goes.
It was great to see the upsets. Houston beating Oklahoma. Texas A&M beating UCLA in overtime. Wisconsin beating LSU. Clemson almost losing to Auburn. Tennessee almost losing to Appalachian State. South Alabama beating Mississippi State. Western Michigan upsetting Northwestern. Richmond upsetting Virginia.

Texas upset Notre Dame on Sunday night. Texas was my first choice of schools to go to but out of state tuition was/is too expensive so I became a Buckeye instead.

Most of the SEC struggling to win or lost. Seven SEC teams losing in week 1.

Alabama  losing. Oh yeah, that was just a dream. They looked unbeatable , but they said that two years ago also.

All these great games, close games, upsets, etc…..

But sometimes it’s more than a game.

James Conner, star running back for Pittsburgh, coming back from Hodgkins Lymphona cancer.  He broke Tony Dorsett’s records that had stood for 38 years. He was invincible…until he wasn’t. He played in the first game in 2015 then was out the rest of the year battling for his life. You can read his story in his own words here :  http://www.theplayerstribune.com/james-conner-pittsburgh-college-football-cancer/

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Travis Rudolph, Florida State wide receiver,  was visiting a school and saw a boy eating alone. He sat down and joined him for lunch. The boy, Bo Paske, has autism and often eats lunch by himself. Travis says he didn’t think it was that big of a deal. We are all the same and one man can make a difference. You can read the full article here: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/us/photo-of-fsu-football-star-sitting-with-boy-eating-alone-at-florida-school-charms-internet.htmlnyskyz.com.

photo credit : Michael Halligan, Associated Press.

 

Sarah Hill, the wife of Weber State’s head coach Jay.  She was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Weber State football players, coaches, family and friends shaved their heads in support.  At the end of each practice they chant How strong are we? Strong like Sara. You can read the story here : http://www.sltrib.com/sports/4275503-155/weber-state-football-wildcats-rally-around

(Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Sara Hill hugs her daughter Allie, 5, after she and her husband, Weber State football coach Jay Hill, talked about her battle with Hodgkins lymphoma and how the Wildcat family has rallied around her and her husband at Stewart Stadium, Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Weber State football players, coaches and family and friends shaved their heads in support of her chemotherapy treatments.
photo credit Leah Hogsten , Salt Lake Tribune

 

The one that really brought a tear to my eye is Nebraska. On July 23rd, they lost their senior punter Sam Foltz in a car accident. Michigan State punter Mike Sadler also passed away in the accident. On Nebraska’s first punt of the game they only sent out 10 players, the punter didn’t go out. They took a delay of game which the opposing team, Fresno State, respectfully declined. Tell me you don’t get goose bumps watching this video. http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2016-09-03/nebraska-football-honors-sam-foltz-lines-10-men-first-punt?cid=ncaafbsocial_fb_sf35087046

 

Lions by Skillet – 

Cheer You On by Jordan Feliz – 

We March On by Hillary Scott and The Scott Family – 

Beyond Me by TobyMac – 

It’s Alright by Stephen Marley – 

Artists Stand Up To Cancer –