MEMORIAL DAY 2017

They Paid The Ultimate Price

This is Memorial Day Weekend for those living here in the United States. There are 3 very moving videos below that do an excellent job of putting this remembrance into perspective.

Formerly known as, “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day commemorates men and women who died while in military service to the United States. It began as a way to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War. Later, it was extended, after World War I, to honor American military who died in all wars.

There will be barbecues, visiting friends, road trips, big “sales,” Major League baseball games, Stanley Cup Finals, and of course, the Indy 500. Some people even have a longer than usual weekend, as they get Monday, Memorial Day, off from work.

Here in the United States, we ought to take a little time this weekend to pause and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so we could have freedom. We can also pause and thank God for the freedom we still have, freedom that has been given to us at such a very high price.

If you don’t live here in the United States, take some time this weekend to pause and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for your country.

And, regardless of where we live, we all need to keep praying to God for our country.

OH MY SOUL

Another Song From Casting Crowns

Oh My Soul is another song from, Casting Crowns. The lyrics are on the video.

This song is especially encouraging when going through a tough time.

IT IS FINISHED!

Those Three Powerful Words Spoken Before He Died

I posted this video around this time last year.  It is powerful and moving!

Right before he died, Jesus Christ exclaimed, “It is finished!”  After his resurrection, the angel declared, “He is risen.”

And, He's Coming Back!

And, He’s Coming Back!

Oh Holy Night

The Words And The History Of This Song Are Awesome

My favorite song this time of year is, Oh Holy Night, by Nat King Cole. I know that dates me a little, but I think Nat’s voice is the most beautiful singing voice I have ever heard.

But even more than that, much more in fact, are the words to the song. And when you add to the words, the history of the song itself, it gives great insight to the the meaning of the long awaited Messiah, the savior of the world!

On our radio show, The Optimistic Spin, Saturday, December 24th, I share the awesome history of this song, and then play Nat King Cole’s version. I share my perspective of both the awesome history and the words to this song. You can listen live to the show at 11am pacific time.

On Monday, December 26, I’ll post the show on The Optimistic Spin website. And on Wednesday, December 28, the podcast of that show will be posted.
Below, a video of Faith Hill doing a fantastically beautiful performance of, Oh Holy Night. Below the video are all the words to this amazing song.

Oh Holy Night
Oh holy night, the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn

Fall on your knees, oh, hear the angel voices
Oh night divine, oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine, oh night, o night divine

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains He shall break, for the slave is our brother
And in his name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we
Let all within us praise His holy name

Christ is the Lord, then ever, ever praise we
His power and glory ever, ever more proclaim
His power and glory ever more proclaim
His power and glory ever more proclaim

Written by,
Adolphe Adam

GOD OF ALL MY DAYS

A Very Inspiring Song

There’s a great line in this song: “My seasons change, You stay the same.” I know I just posted this a couple months ago, but it’s very inspiring.

The song is by Casting Crowns.  The lyrics are below the video.

I came to You with my heart in pieces
And found the God with healing in His hands
I turned to You, put everything behind me
And found the God who makes all things new
I looked to You, drowning in my questions
And found the God who holds all wisdom
And I trusted You and stepped out on the ocean
You caught my hand among the waves
‘Cause You’re the God of all my days

Each step I take
You make a way
And I will give You all my praise
My seasons change, You stay the same
You’re the God of all my days

I ran from You, I wandered in the shadows
And found a God who relentlessly pursues
I hid from You, haunted by my failure
And found the God whose grace still covers me
I fell on You when I was at my weakest
And found the God, the lifter of my head
And I’ve worshiped You
And felt You right beside me
You’re the reason that I sing
‘Cause You’re the God of all my days

Each step I take
You make a way
And I will give You all my praise
My seasons change, You stay the same
You’re the God of all my days

In my worry, God You are my stillness
In my searching, God You are my answers
In my blindness, God You are my vision
In my bondage, God You are my freedom
In my weakness, God You are my power
You’re the reason that I sing
‘Cause You’re the God of all my days

Each step I take
You make a way
And I will give You all my praise
My seasons change, You stay the same
You’re the God of all my days

In my blindness, God You are my vision
In my bondage, God You are my freedom
All my days

GOD OF ALL MY DAYS

Great Song By Casting Crowns

I heard this song recently.

It’s very encouraging and inspiring.  My favorite line in the chorus is, “My seasons change; You stay the same.”

Write a comment if you like it too.

I came to You with my heart in pieces
And found the God with healing in His hands
I turned to You, put everything behind me
And found the God who makes all things new
I looked to You, drowning in my questions
And found the God who holds all wisdom
And I trusted You and stepped out on the ocean
You caught my hand among the waves
‘Cause You’re the God of all my days

Each step I take
You make a way
And I will give You all my praise
My seasons change, You stay the same
You’re the God of all my days

I ran from You, I wandered in the shadows
And found a God who relentlessly pursues
I hid from You, haunted by my failure
And found the God whose grace still covers me
I fell on You when I was at my weakest
And found the God, the lifter of my head
And I’ve worshiped You
And felt You right beside me
You’re the reason that I sing
‘Cause You’re the God of all my days

Each step I take
You make a way
And I will give You all my praise
My seasons change, You stay the same
You’re the God of all my days

In my worry, God You are my stillness
In my searching, God You are my answers
In my blindness, God You are my vision
In my bondage, God You are my freedom
In my weakness, God You are my power
You’re the reason that I sing
‘Cause You’re the God of all my days

Each step I take
You make a way
And I will give You all my praise
My seasons change, You stay the same
You’re the God of all my days

In my blindness, God You are my vision
In my bondage, God You are my freedom
All my days

THE WELL -REPLAY

Posting It Again

Maybe it’s from years of playing songs over and over on the radio.

Or, maybe it’s just a really cool song. I’ve played it a couple of times when visiting The Phoenix Rescue Mission.

I posted it here a year ago, and so, here it is again. Sometimes you just gotta leave it all behind. This is from the group, Casting Crowns, called, The Well.

It’s from their album,  Come To The Well.

I think it’s inspiriting – what do you think?  If you like it, share it!

Who Am I? Replay

This Is A Very Inspiring Song!

I posted this video a year ago.

It’s a very inspiring song: Who Am I?  It’s by the group, Casting Crowns.

I thought it might be time for a replay. Must be the old deejay in me.

I hope it inspires you too!

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2016

A TIME TO PAUSE AND REMEMBER

memorial dayThis is Memorial Day Weekend for those living here in the United States. There are a couple of videos below.

Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day commemorates men and women who died while in military service to the United States.

It began as a way to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War. Later, it was extended, after World War I, to honor American military who died in all wars.

There will be barbecues, visiting friends, road trips, great sales, NBA Playoffs, Major League baseball games, and of course, the Indy 500. Some people even have a longer weekend, as they get Monday, Memorial Day, off from work.

Here in the United States, we should take a little time this weekend to pause and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so we could have freedom. We can also pause and thank God for the freedom we still have, freedom that comes at such a very high price.

If you don’t live here in the United States, take some time this weekend to pause and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for your country. And, regardless of where we live, we all ought to keep praying to God for our country.

We Will Not Forget

Memorial Day