It’s hard to believe, but WordPress just notified me that I’ve been blogging for 8 years. Who knew that a quiet small town girl could have so much to say? I certainly didn’t imagine still being here, with growing aspirations to write more. But here I am!
And ready to try something a little different for Fridays. Music has always been a huge part of my life. I started playing the piano when I was young, and I have been singing longer than that. Just ask my brother! He spent many happy summer afternoons shooting pine cones at me with the lawn mower, while I belted our “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and the theme song from Star Trek. I have piles of cassette tapes and cds, all of whom are old friends. They remind me of difficult times I have traversed, sometimes not so graciously. Lyrics wove their way into me, encouraging me to hope for better days when I despaired I would ever see sunshine again. Music still stirs my soul.
In the last year, I have had the joy of marrying scripture and quotes with images for our church’s Instagram account. So I thought I would start to collect the lyrics and tunes that inspire me, and marry them to images, and share them here. I may write or may not write at all.
My word for this year is “Finish Line”. I know it’s 2 words, but it’s one concept. 1 Corinthians 9:24 says “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” It seemed only appropriate to start a new idea, with a new song…with my new “word”. I heard it on my new cd (from Little Guy). I was running errands in the car with Big Guy, and when the song started, we just looked at each other and grinned stupidly. Then he reached over and turned it up. It’s been pounding in my head ever since.