Archive for the ‘Music video’ Tag

Snow   Leave a comment


So today is supposed to be the first snow of the season.  I am becoming less enchanted with snow each year.  However, in view of the weather predictions, I thought I would share this music video for Music Video Friday.  Enjoy your day!

Posted November 20, 2015 by thoughtfulbeliever in Experiences, Life, Music

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Follow Your Dream   Leave a comment


One of the most important thing to remember in life is to keep moving toward your dreams.  No matter what a person’s age, having faith in yourself and moving toward your dream is important.  I share this song with each of you today.

We All Need Someone   Leave a comment


This time of year when the leaves are falling from the leaves, I am reminded of a song from my childhood.  I used to listen to this song over and over.  I think I still even have the album on which it was.  So I share this song with you to remind you that we all need someone.  Be that someone for another person today!

 

Friendship   Leave a comment


Over the last few weeks I have had the joy of reconnecting with some friends and some regular contact with some friends from my last location.  It is always a joy to know you have friends.  So today, I share with you a song to remind you all the greatness of friendship.

Posted October 2, 2015 by thoughtfulbeliever in Experiences, Life, Music Video

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Ain’t Heavy   1 comment


First of all, let me apologize for what many view as poor grammar when using the word “Ain’t” in the title of this post.  However, I think you will understand why I made that choice as you continue to read this.

Many years ago when I was around the age of eleven or twelve, I visited Boys Town in Omaha, NE with my family.  I have many memories of that visit but one in particular came to my mind as I prepared to write this morning.  The memory is of a statue that stood on the grounds of the Boys Town complex.  It is a statue of an older boy carrying a younger boy on his back.  This statue was also prominent in a movie entitled, Boys Town, which was released in 1938 and featured famous actors Spencer Tracey and Mickey Rooney.  The story is an account of the early beginnings of Boys Town which was started by Father Edward J. Flanagan.  The goal of Father Flanagan was to provide a place for young boys to go when there were family issues or they were dealing with behavioral issues.  The reason for the statue was to communicate the idea that someone would always be there to help you when you were struggling; that you would have someone to carry you through difficult times.  In 1969, a song was released and was made famous by The Hollies which also communicates these philosophy entitled, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.

The idea that we all need to have help at times is one that I believe can be forgotten.  We all have need for support at one time or another.  As much as we would like to think that we can forge through difficulties alone, we really cannot.  There is not a person alive who has not had a struggle in life.  While our experiences are unique to ourselves, we can find similarities with one another.  Even if we miss our similarities, we can still be present with one another.  Sometimes just having the knowledge that someone is present with you can be the key to giving you a bit more strength to go through a day.

I have always been very fortunate to have individuals who support me.  Sometimes that support comes from family.  Sometimes that support is found in friends.  Sometimes that support comes from the most unexpected individuals whom I may barely know.  The reality is that there has always been individuals who have given to me their support even if they do not understand the details of my experience.  This is one of the greatest gifts a person can ever receive.  My struggle is not always being wise enough to reach out to others who would like to offer me that support.  When I have had the wisdom to reach out, I find that I never come back empty-handed but usually with overflowing support and love.

So my message today is two-fold.  First, if you are having a difficult time in your life, remember to reach out to others for support.  Second, always seek the opportunity to offer the support and love someone might be needing today.  You may be surprised what a huge difference it can make!

Now I share with you the song which I mentioned earlier and ask you to truly think about the words today and in the future.

Never Alone   Leave a comment


One of the first musicals which I remember seeing was a high school production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel”.  I was in junior high school and was asked to assist with operating the sound system for the musical.  I attended many technical rehearsals and naturally all of the performances.  It was a terrific experience.  One of the songs which stood out to me from the musical was “You’ll Never Walk Alone.”  I realize it is not Friday so it technically is not my traditional music video posting day but this song is playing over and over in my head this morning.

I think that one of the reasons that the song has such meaning for me is based on what I strongly believe.  I believe that no matter what life offers or whatever path I may find myself upon, I know that I do not take those steps alone.  I believe that I have the Lord walking beside me.  There are times when I fail to remember this important truth.  There are times when I say that I am all alone.  However, in the depth of my being, I realize that I am not alone.  During those times I have just not turned to the one walking beside me.  I have not allowed the Lord to carry me.

So today, I share with you this music video as a reminder that no matter what, you are never alone.

Adventure   1 comment


Life can certainly be a great adventure.