Pray

Pray by Sam Smith

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Photo from Saturday Night Live: Sam Smith Performs New Songs
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[Verse 1]
I’m young and I’m foolish, I’ve made bad decisions
I block out the news, turn my back on religion
Don’t have no degree, I’m somewhat naive
I’ve made it this far on my own
But lately, that shit ain’t been gettin’ me higher
I lift up my head and the world is on fire
There’s dread in my heart and fear in my bones
And I just don’t know what to say

[Chorus]
Maybe I’ll pray, pray
Maybe I’ll pray
I have never believed in You, no
But I’m gonna pray

[Verse 2]
You won’t find me in church (no) reading the Bible (no)
I am still here and I’m still your disciple

I’m down on my knees, I’m beggin’ you, please
I’m broken, alone, and afraid
I’m not a saint, I’m more of a sinner
I don’t wanna lose, but I fear for the winners
When I tried to explain, the words ran away
That’s why I am stood here today

[Chorus]
And I’m gonna pray (Lord), pray (Lord), maybe I’ll pray
Pray for a glimmer of hope
Maybe I’ll pray (Lord), pray (Lord), maybe I’ll pray
I’ve never believed in you, no, but I’m gonna…

[Bridge]
Won’t You call me?
Can we have a one-on-one, please?
Let’s talk about freedom
Everyone prays in the end
Everyone prays in the end

Ohh, won’t you call me?
Can we have a one-on-one, please?
Let’s talk about freedom
Everyone prays in the end
Everyone prays in the end

[Outro / Chorus]
Oh, I’m gonna pray, I’m gonna pray, I’m gonna pray
Pray for a glimmer of hope
Maybe I’ll pray, pray, maybe I’ll pray
I’ve never believed in you, no, but I’m gonna pray

Below is an excerpt from an article explaining Sam’s inspiration for his new song, Pray:

This article originally appeared in the Oct. 14 issue of Billboard

“..And so the track “Him” is a general coming-out confessional, while the closing “Pray,” a gospel-tinged ballad in collaboration with Timbaland, was prompted by time spent in Iraq with the ­charity War Child.

“I spent five days in Mosul and came back ­embarrassed that I had known so little about the world and other people’s lives,” says Smith. “I went back to that great Nina Simone quote, that it is important to speak about the times you live in. I hadn’t done that; I’d just written a bunch of songs about love. So I wanted to write about how I’m now starting to open my eyes, at 25, to what is going on in the rest of the world, and that it’s not always pretty……

 

We all have our own reasons for using the power of prayer.  Personally prayer has always been an important component of my life.  It has helped me to be more humble, compassionate, service oriented, grateful, stronger at facing adversary and nearer to my Heavenly Father.  “Pray always.”

 

Our Prayer to Thee  by Russell M. Nelson, Sweet Power of Prayer

We pray to Thee, our Heavenly Father,

With grateful hearts and fond emotion.

We thank Thee for our great Exemplar—

Thy beloved and atoning Son—

Who gave Himself as sacred ransom,

That we could live again with Thee!

Our joy is full, our song so gladsome;

Renew our faith and hope in Thee.

We pray to Thee, our Heavenly Father,

With thankful hearts and adoration.

We thank Thee for our loving Savior,

Who redeemed us from death and sin;

He gave to us His truth to brighten

Our path, to help us walk His way,

To love and serve, to lift and lighten

The lives of all who will obey.

We pray to Thee, our Heavenly Father,

With gratitude and deep devotion

For loving faith and endless splendor—

Eternal glory—bound as one!

We pray for mercy and forgiveness

And hope to know Thy holy will.

We yearn for Thee, we plead in meekness,

Thy trust in us may we fulfill.

In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

San Diego Fun…

web San DiegoJS-PSF-September8-2PageTitleWe recently spent a week and a half with these 2 cuties in San Diego and St. George.  Alec is 8 and Emmett just turned 6.  My hubby and myself have raised children and we certainly know how to take care of them.  It is an entirely different undertaking to take care of 2 very active boys who wake up at 6:00am and don’t go to bed until 10:00pm!  They have so much energy that often it left us dizzy from all of the commotion and non-stop talking.  We had a wonderful time with the boys but I have to confess that taking care of children full time, 30 years later in our lifetime left us exhausted, frazzled, tired and in need of our very own vacation without children. LOL!

“It Ain’t Me”

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Happy Number 42!

It’s All About Us

[Verse 1: He Is We]
Take my hand, I’ll teach you to dance
I’ll spin you around, won’t let you fall down
Would you let me lead, you can step on my feet
Give it a try, it’ll be alright

[Pre-Chorus: He Is We & Owl City]
The room’s hush, hush
And now’s our moment
Take it in feel it all and hold it
Eyes on you, eyes on me
We’re doing this right

[Chorus: He Is We & Owl City]
Cause lovers dance when they’re feeling in love
Spotlight shining, it’s all about us
It’s oh, oh, oh, oh, all about uh, uh, uh, uh, us
And every heart in the room will melt
This is a feeling I’ve never felt but
It’s oh, oh, all about us

[Verse 2: Owl City]
Suddenly, I’m feeling brave
Don’t know what’s got into me
Why I feel this way
Can we dance, real slow?
Can I hold you, can I hold you close?

[Pre-Chorus: He Is We & Owl City]
The room’s hush, hush
And now’s our moment
Take it in feel it all and hold it
Eyes on you, eyes on me
We’re doing this right

[Chorus: He Is We & Owl City]
Cause lovers dance when they’re feeling in love
Spotlight shining, it’s all about us
It’s oh, oh, oh, oh, all about uh, uh, uh, uh, us
And every heart in the room will melt
This is a feeling I’ve never felt but
It’s oh, oh, all about us

[Bridge: He Is We (Owl City)]
Do you hear that love?
They’re playing our song
(Do you think we’re ready?)
(Oh I’m really feeling it)
Do you hear that love?
Do you hear that love?

(Do you hear that love?)
(They’re playing our song)
Do you think we’re ready yet?
Love I’m really feeling it
Do you hear that love?
(Do you hear that love?)
Do you hear that love?
They’re playing our song
(Do you think we’re ready yet?)
(Oh I’m really feeling it)
Do you hear that love?
Do you hear that love?

[Chorus: He Is We & (Owl City)]
Lovers dance when they’re feeling in love
Spotlight shining, it’s all about us
It’s all, all, all, all
Every heart in the room will melt
This is a feeling I’ve never felt, but
(It’s all, all about us)

[Chorus: He Is We & (Owl City)]
Cause lovers dance when they’re feeling in love
Spotlight shining, it’s all about us
It’s oh, oh, oh, oh, all about uh, uh, uh, uh, us
(hey-ey hey)
(And every heart in the room will melt)
This is a feeling I’ve never felt but
It’s oh, oh, all
It’s all about us

Yesterday was our 42nd wedding anniversary.  We have never been apart on our anniversary.  I am out of town visiting my mother and sister.  When my sister and I came home from running errands there was a tall purple box on the front porch.  Quickly I opened the container and these gorgeous hot pink roses and stunning star gazer lilies were inside.  What a surprise, I was actually in shock because I wasn’t expecting anything.  However my sweet hubby pulled off an unforeseen curveball for our anniversary.  Thanks for the awesome surprise and delightful flowers.  Yesterday was “All About Us,” as the song declares.  I love you Milt!

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“Glorious”

 

Glorious

adjective

1.

delightful; wonderful; completely enjoyable:

to have a glorious time at the circus.

2.

conferring glory :

a glorious victory.

3.

full of glory; entitled to great renown:

England is glorious in her poetry.

4.

brilliantly beautiful or magnificent; splendid:

a glorious summer day.

Are you making each day “Glorious?”  Have you ever woken up and stepped outside on a fresh, sunny, clear day?  I will often say, “It is a glorious day.”  I know that if I have a positive attitude my day will be more productive and happier.

Good music also raises my spirits and makes me want to be a kinder, nicer person.  I have posted the song, “Glorious” before but it is such a wonderful song that it needs to be remembered more often.  I love the lyrics of this song.  They remind us that we are an important individual and we become an entire symphony when we work others.

I hope each one of us will remember the importance of your own purpose in life.  As the song mentions, “…..There is a purpose, It’s been there within you, all along.”  “It’s like a symphony, just keep listening, and pretty soon you’ll start, to figure out your part, everyone plays a piece, and there are melodies, in each one of us.”  Find the “glorious” in each and everyday.

[Verse 1:]

There are times when
You might feel aimless
And can’t see the places
Where you belong
But you will find that
There is a purpose
It’s been there within you
All along
And when you’re near it
You can almost hear it

[Chorus:]
It’s like a symphony
Just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start
To figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece
And there are melodies
In each one of us
Oohhh it’s glorious

[Verse 2:]
And you will know how
To let it ring out
As you discover
Who you are
Others around you
Will start to wake up
To the sounds that are
In their hearts
It’s so amazing
What we’re all creating

[Chorus:]
It’s like a symphony
Just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start
To figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece
And there are melodies
In each one of us
Oohhh it’s glorious

[Bridge:]
And as you feel
The notes build
Higher
You will see

[Chorus:]
It’s like a symphony
Just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start
To figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece
And there are melodies
In each one of us
Oohhh it’s glorious

 

New Mexico, A New State For Me…….

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We have some friends who had a goal to visit all 50 states before they turned 50.  My husband and myself have passed that magic number.  However, we are not going to let age deter us.  We had never been to New Mexico before and it was truly the “land of enchantment.”  There were areas of complete desert, lots of trees, mountains hills, streams and about any terrain you could think if.  We spent a week near the Philmont Boy Scout Ranch and took Day trips each day.  We saw lots of pronghorns, wild turkeys, burros, horses, cows and lots of birds.  We get to check one more state off the list and many memories to cherish.

Remembering Kyle…………….

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We are really sad to lose Kyle this month.  She was a part of our family for more than 12 years.  We often would forget she was even in the house because she was so quiet.  She was almost perfect except when she would nap or sleep you could often hear her snoring.  She was a delightful dog and the last of all of our dogs.  I will always remember her with the utmost respect and love for Kyle.