What If I’m The One

Image result for bible verses on being leader

What if I’m the one to change history

What if they beat, ridiculed, spit on me

I know it all sounds a little crazy

But what if I’m the one

What if it’s just a single word

Or a poem someone read or heard

What if their lines became a little less blurred

What if it’s me someone is waiting for

What if something I said shook them to the core

What if they asked, “Please, tell me more.”

I know it all sounds crazy but it’s true

What if we stepped outside our box and grew

It could be me, it could be you, or even you

A tiny stone can cause ripples to expand

A butterfly flaps it’s wings and the wind crosses the land

What if it’s my hand they need to get out of the quicksand

A single smile can change a day

A single word can change the way

Maybe they could walk in hope instead of being afraid

What if I took that chance

What if I really took a stance

If I really looked instead of giving a glance

What if I always walked in the light

Brought a hope to the darkest night

Helped someone win their fight

See it’s not that far out of reach

If I just practice what I preach

I’m not a teacher but I can teach

What if I embrace it instead of run

Would I realize I could be the one

Did I do what needs to be done?

What if I am in front instead of behind?

I believe one person can open the eyes of the blind

I believe one person can change humankind

What if it’s you? What if I’m the one?

God Help Me by Plumb –  

One Man Can Change The World by Big Sean- 

Lions by Skillet – 

I Stand Here by Hannah Kerr-  

What If I Gave Everything by Casting Crowns – 

One Voice by Jason Gray – 

Did You Mean Me by Todd Agnew – 

 

 

New Music Friday 3/10/17

No 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.

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.

Alison Krauss:

River In The Rain

You Don’t Know Me – 

Andrew McMahon:

Shot Out Of A Cannon

Walking In My Sleep

Island Radio

Birthday Song-  

Blackie & The Rodeo Kings:

Beautiful Scars

Bury My Heart

Long Walk To Freedom

Land Of The Living-  

Brantley Gilbert:

The Ones That Like Me

The Weekend

Bro Code

Tried To Tell Ya

Way Back-  

Brett Eldredge:

Phone Call To God – 

Brooke Eden :

American Dreamer

Diamonds- 

CeCe Winans:

He’s Never Failed Me Yet

Dancing In The Spirit

Lowly

Let Them Fall In Love – 

Charlie Wilson:

In It To Win It

Better

Made For Love

I’m Blessed

Amazing God – 

 

Delbert McClinton:

Pulling The Strings

Bad Haircut

Rosy- 

Dierks Bentley:

Days Of Dark – 

Elbow:

Little Fictions

Magnificent (She Says) – 

Ellie Holcomb:

Wonderfully Made

You Love Me Best

You Are Loved

Find You Here – 

Jake Clemons:

Hold Tight

Janine

Shadow

Just Stay

Fear & Love – 

Jean Watson:

Wonder –  

Kari Jobe:

The Garden

Let Your Glory Fall

Lover Of My Soul

Heal Our Land

Fall Afresh

Closer To Your Heart

Oh The Power

The Cause Of Christ

I Will Sing

Speak To Me – 

Lauren Alaina:

Holding The Other

Pretty

Three

Road Less Traveled – 

LeAnn Rimes:

Mother

I Couldn’t Do That To Me- 

Little Big Town:

Beat Up Bible

Better Man

When Someone Stops Loving You –  

 

Lupe Fiasco:

Pick Up The Phone – 

Muna:

So Special

I Know A Place

Promise

Everything

If U Love Me Now – 

Old 97’s:

I Don’t Wanna Die In This Town

All Who Wander

Those Were The Days- 

 

Reba McEntire:

Sing It Now

From The Inside Out

Say A Prayer

There Is A God

Back To God – 

Ryan Adams:

Breakdown

Outbound Train

Do You Still Love Me? –  

Starset:

Die For You

Ricochet

Satellite

Unbecoming

Last To Fall

Bringing It Down

Monster – 

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill:

Keep Your Eyes On Me – 

We Are Messengers:

I’ll Think About You-  

Zach Williams :

So Good To Me

Fear Is A Liar

To The Table  – 

 

and our song:

I Question You by Lily Messer – 

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

Good News Stories 2/27/17

The signs of spring are here.  Spring training baseball, Nascar had its first race yesterday, people are talking about March Madness, and we had five blue jays in our yard yesterday. That is good news for us that do not like winter, but that is not good news that changes people or the world like the following stories.

Alyssa Kamm thought she had more than two years to plan her wedding. But she found her prep time cut to three weeks after learning her father had cancer.

The abbreviated schedule came courtesy of more than a dozen strangers, business owners and managers throughout Rochester, New York, who donated flowers, a venue, photography, music and numerous other services to help give the bride and her groom their dream wedding on Feb. 4.

Just three weeks earlier, on Jan. 13, Alyssa learned her dad had been diagnosed with advanced multiple myeloma, which affects the bone marrow and quickly weakens the bones. Her dad began chemotherapy treatment immediately.

One of the women shared her family’s story and sought advice about nice but inexpensive venues and services on a Facebook page for Rochester-area wedding vendors.

Photographer Bethany Colburn spotted the post and immediately decided to help.

“It touched my heart and I knew I wanted to be a part of this,” she told TODAY. She immediately began messaging with a good friend of hers who is a DJ and the two “started chatting about who we needed to ‘tag’ in the post and how we could really make this happen for Alyssa and her family.”

Colburn, who donated a full wedding photography package, said she was excited to see the event come together so effortlessly.

“We are surrounded by negativity and sad stories and sometimes it’s easy to forget that there are still good people in the world,” said Colburn, who hopes vendors in other cities “continue to spread the love” by helping others in need.

Alyssa’s dad, Karl Jones, 55, said he was amazed at how so many people he didn’t know coalesced to help his family.

“All the vendors — we call them our fairy god dream team. They didn’t know us, and they just started offering their services and the ball kept on rolling. It shocked me,” he said.

“This is something that makes him happy, to let people know that there are good people in the world we live in,” she said. “This story, even though it’s rooted in something that’s really sad, and it stings for us, it has such a happy ending, and that gives him something to live for.”

source: Eun Kyung Kim -TODAY

February 3 was a big night in Norman, Oklahoma. The Norman High School Lady Tigers basketball team was facing its rival, the Timberwolves of Norman North. By the end of the fourth quarter, the Lady Tigers had a comfortable lead of 57-35 — for all intents and purposes, they had won the game.

But when the coaches sent in one player who had sat on the sidelines all night, everyone in the arena shared a victory.

That player was Lainy Fredrickson — a special-needs senior whose epic basket at the game’s close had the crowd (and the internet) going wild. Detrick Watts, a special education TA and assistant girls’ basketball coach, told TODAY that having Fredrickson on the team is “a blessing.”

“She always puts a smile on everybody’s face,” he said. “You know your day is going to be better just from coming into contact with her.”

“As coaches, you try not to show your emotions, especially during the game,” said Watts. “But the reality sets in that this is something more than basketball … it’s fulfilling a dream. For the coaches, and I think for the players, it’s something I’ll never forget.”

It made a similar impression on Michael Vanderburg, the alum who took the video. “It is a testimony to the awesome community of Norman, Oklahoma, and my alma mater Norman High School, and how there is still hope for humanity out here in this world,” he told TODAY. “If we just focus on the good instead of the bad, we could come together and really make a difference.”

source: Embry Roberts – TODAY

When Todd Steinkamp was told that his car wouldn’t make it all the way to a Wisconsin funeral he wanted to attend, he believed it was the beginning of a terrible day—but he hadn’t yet met the man who would turn it around.

The driver was forced to pull his vehicle into the closest auto repair shop after it started making a dreadful grinding sound midway through his route from Iowa.

The mechanic, Glenn Geib, told Todd that his car would not be able to travel the remaining 70-mile distance to the memorial service.

Things looked bleak, but after seeing Todd’s reaction, Glenn offered up his own wheels as a substitute.

“I must have looked pretty stressed-out at this time because Glenn then reached into his pocket, pulled out the keys to HIS own vehicle and said ‘Take my truck. Fill it up with gas, don’t turn on the emergency lights and get going’,” wrote Todd on Facebook.

Not only was the younger man able to make it to his funeral, but his would-be terrible day was totally turned around.

“We sat and talked for a while when I got back as I thanked him and he told me more about himself. The 74 year-old mechanic with a grip of steel turned a terrible day into a good one with a great lesson… ‘just be kind and help if you can’.”

source : McKinley Corbley – Good News Network

A waitress who did a good deed for a pair of firefighters was overwhelmed when they returned the favor—for her father.

Instead of a bill for their breakfast, Liz Woodward brought a pair of New Jersey firefighters a thank you note. They’d just spent 24 hours battling the blaze at a local warehouse, and the waitress wanted to do something nice for them.

“Your breakfast is on me today,” the note read, along with little drawings of a fire ax and helmet. “Thank you for all that you do.”

Firefighter Tim Young posted the story and a photo of the note to Facebook, urging people to eat at the diner where she worked. But then, he found out the waitress had a GoFundMe campaign that she was using to raise $17,000 to buy her father a wheelchair-accessible van.

Turns out, the young lady who gave us a free meal is really the one that could use the help,” Young wrote in another post.

The firefighter’s plea spread like wildfire. His posts were shared thousands of times and 1,000 people donated more than $67,000 — $50,000 above her goal.

“This is just one example of how so many people in this world have incredible hearts and they pay it forward, so the circle keeps on moving,” Woodward told TODAY.

source: Terry Turner – Good News Network

Of course, there are much, much more but did not want to get this into 2000 words so hopefully, other bloggers joined in today to give us more #goodnews stories.

Check out www.goodnewsnetwork.org,  www.huffingtonpost.com/section/goodnews, www.sunnyskyz.com/goodnews, www.today.com/news/goodnews, https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news, abcnews.go.com/US/Good_News  as well as many others.

 

Change The World by Derek Minor (feat Hollyn)- 

Be The Change by Britt Nicole – 

What Love Can Do by Danny Gokey – 

Revival by Zach Williams – 

It’s A Beautiful Day by Mari Burelle – 

I Have This Hope by Tenth Avenue North – 

Beautiful People by Tim McGraw – 

 

 

 

Good News Stories Time

It has been awhile since I did one and was thinking we are due.

However, let’s do it together on Monday 2/27. That will give you all weekend to search the internet, magazines, newspapers, news – yeah good luck finding good news stories there.

Then on Monday let’s all post good news stories.   Let’s #goodnews and send it out to the blogging world and maybe someone will take notice.

I know  NEVERADULLBLING   is up for  it right?

 

Until Monday, here are of the ones I have done in the past:

 

Good News Stories, Olympics Version

Good News Stories

Dear God, We Are Worth Saving

 

New Music Friday 2/10/17

One new musician follower this week.   Big list this week but I liked just about every song I heard so…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.

Awkward by Hailey Knox – 

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.

 

Disciple:

Spirit Fire

Forever Starts Today

Black Hole

Spinning

Empty Grave

God Is With Us –  

Flaw:

When You Grieve

My Letter – 

Frank Foster:

Good Country Music

Louisiana

Carolina Blue

Pete And John – 

I Prevail:

Outcast

Rise

Pull The Plug

One More Time

My Heart I Surrender

Worst Part Of Me –  

John Legend:

Same Old Story

History Has Its Eyes On You

Start A Fire

Darkness And Light

How Can I Blame You –  

Muddy Magnolias:

Take Me Home

Shine On

It Ain’t Easy

Train

Leave It To The Sky –  

Trapt:

Anchor

Getting Even

Fallen Angel

Castaway

Not So Different – 

 

Amber Run:

I Found

5AM

Good Morning

See You Soon –  

Alexis Taylor:

Nashville Girl

Until I See You Again-  

Ben Abraham :

You And Me

This Is On Me-  

Boyce Avenue :

Your Biggest Fan

Lovely Mess- 

Brantley Gilbert:

Bullet In A Bonfire

You Could Be That Girl

Three Feet Of Water

We’re Gonna Ride Again- 

Bright Light, Bright Light:

I Only Want To Please You

Careful Whisper – 

Brooke Eden:

Daddy’s Money

Act Like You Don’t-  

Carmen Justice :

Flaming Arrows- 

Chris Quilala:

Welcome Here

After My Heart

Only One God

Because Of Your Love

Encounter

The Length Of The Cross

Heart’s Cry

Heaven Came For Me – 

Claudia Hoyser:

I Won’t Forget – 

Cory Asbury:

Where I Belong – 

 

Danny Gokey:

Masterpiece

Slow Down

Stronger Than We Think

Chasing

What Love Can Do-  

Fight The Fade:

Embers ( Beside The Dying Fire)

Lying To Myself (Confessional Of Lies)

New Perspective (Second Horizon)

Prison (Cut Me Off)

Tomorrow – 

Gemini Syndrome:

Alive Inside

Remember We Die-   

The Gray Havens:

Shadows Of The Dawn

Ghost Of A King

Band Of Gold-  

In Flames:

The End

Through My Eyes

Greatest Greed

Save Me – 

Japandroids:

True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will

Near To The Heart Of Life-  

Joyce Manor:

This Song Is A Mess But So Am I

Do You Really Want To Not Get Better – 

Mari Burelle:

It’s A Beautiful Day

If My People Pray- 

One Less Reason-

The Lie

One Day

Rainmaker

Sometimes- 

Rebecca Ferguson:

Waiting For Me

The Way You’re Looking At Her

Bones –  

The Ruins:

Deliverance- 

Seth & Nirva:

You Are With Me

Should’ve Been Mine – 

Tauren Wells:

Hills And Valleys- 

Taylor Noelle:

Too Good- 

Tom Chaplin:

See It So Clear

Bring The Rain

Quicksand – 

Travis Ryan:

You Never Give Up On Me

Until My Voice Is Gone-  

Wolves At The Gate:

The Aftermath

Chasing The Wind

Hindsight- 

The XX-

Say Something Loving

I Dare You

Test Me

Performance- 

and our song:

I Question You by Lily Messer – 

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

Skipping Stones With Ghosts 

There are times when I just want to be alone

Left to my own mind to find my way home

Then as I throw another stone off the coast

I realize I’m skipping stones with ghosts

Memories of a past I can’t let go

Crashing like the waves with each throw

The girl’s heart I broke

With each harsh word I spoke

The tears my mom would cry

With each and every lie

The one I let get away

Because the words I couldn’t say

Antique shopping every Saturday afternoon

I’d say no, a million other things I’d rather do

The show you wanted to see I said we couldn’t afford

The truth is I thought I would be bored

More thoughts, more regrets, kept pouring in

Like they were riding the ocean wind

The far away sound of a single sea gull

Another memory I wish I couldn’t recall

During the holidays how you loved to decorate

Singing We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Jingle All The Way

All the presents you loved to give

All these memories I can’t relive

It’s time to clear my head

Wake my heart from being dead

Time to put these memories on a stone

Let each go with each stone thrown

Every regret, every emotion

Drown them in the ocean

I’m no longer the person I was

Forgiven, me and all my flaws

Three Feet Of Water by Brantley Gilbert – 

Find You Here by Ellie Holcomb – 

Never Been A Moment by Micah Tyler – 

Seasons by Fight The Fade – 

That Was Then, This Is Now by Josh Wilson – 

A Lot Of Things Different by Kenny Chesney – 

Burdens Of The Past by Amber Pacific – 

My Past by Donnie McClurkin – 

Leave The Memories Alone by Fuel – 

Dead Memories by CrossFade – 

New Music Friday 2/3/17

I know it is Monday but wishing it was Friday. Not last Friday since I was a little under the weather.

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.

Radiant by Hope City Worship – 

Spark by Amy Hooper – 

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.

Amanda Shires:

Slippin

I Know What It’s Like

The Way It Dimmed – 

American Football:

I’ve Been So Lost for So Long  – 

Andra Day:

Burn – 

Andy Shauf:

Quite Like You – 

Ashanti Feat. Ja Rule:

Helpless –  

Bizzle:

Royalty

Work It Out

From The Outside – 

Bright Light Bright Light :

Little Bit

How Does It Feel

Where Is The Heartache

Running Back To You –  

 

Disciple:

First Love                                                                                                                                                     Long Live The Rebels                                                                                                                              Come My Way                                                                                                                                  Underdog Fight Song                                                                                                                             Erase – 

Dropkick Murphys:

4-15-13 – 

Erika Hughes & The Well Mannered:

Solid Ground                                                                                                                                       Songbird                                                                                                                                                      Little Bird- 

Flaw:                                                                                                                                                                  Do You Remember                                                                                                                                   Fatal Fall                                                                                                                                                          Let Me Go                                                                                                                                                     Heal  – 

Frank Foster:

Unwind                                                                                                                                                      Where The Road Gets Rough                                                                                                                   Red Bird                                                                                                                                                   Gabriel – 

Grace VanderWaal

Light The Sky                                                                                                                                          Gossip Girl                                                                                                                                                          I Don’t Know My Name – 

 

Hart Valley Drifters:

Standing In The Need Of Prayer

Sitting On Top Of The World  – 

I Prevail :

Stuck In Your Head
Lifelines
Come And Get It
Chaos
Alone

Scars – 

In Flames:

Greatest Greed

Wallflower – 

John Legend:

Love Me Now
Surefire
Right By You (For Luna)

I Know Better –  

Kelly Clarkson:

It’s Quiet Uptown – 

Kevin Devine:

Before You’re Here – 

Kevin Fowler:

Livin’ Proof

A Guy Like That

The Bouncer

He Ain’t No Cowboy

Sellout Song (Featuring Zane Williams)

Texas Forever –  

 

Margaret Glaspy:

Situation                                                                                                                                            Somebody To Anybody – 

Muddy Magnolias:

Brother, What Happened?
Got It Goin’ On
Why Don’t You Stay?

Broken People – 

Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc:

Wrote My Way Out –  

Neil Young:

Indian Givers

Glass Accident

Terrorist Suicide Hang Gliders –

 

Placebo:
Too Many Friends
Breathe Underwater (Slow)
Bright Lights
Broken Promise
A Million Little Pieces

Running Up That Hill – 

 

Radkey:

Hunger Pain

Feed My Brain

Marvel – 

Regina Spektor Feat. Ben Folds:

Dear Theodosia – 

Rhonda Vincent:
Midnight Angel
I’ve Forgotten You
You Don’t Love God
The Old Rugged Cross

If We Would Just Pray – 

Rich Robinson:
The Upstairs Land
Life
For To Give
Surrender

The Music That Will Lift Me –

 

The Roots Feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson:

Who Tells Your Story  –  

Sho Baraka:

Words, 2006  – 

Sting:

I Can’t Stop Thinking About You

If You Can’t Love Me

The Empty Chair  – 

The Sword:

Empty Temples [Acoustic]

Seriously Mysterious [Acoustic] – 

Trapt:

Human (Like The Rest Of Us)

It’s Over

Changing Hands

Unforgiven

Passenger – 

 

Two Door Cinema Club:

Lavender

Invincible – 

Usher:

Wait For It-  

The Weeknd:

Secrets

True Colors

Nothing Without You

Die For You

I Feel It Coming – 

and our song:

I Question You by Lily Messer – 

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