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K-pop has me going crazy

Been listening to a lot of K-pop lately. Mainly the usual suspects like BTS, MONSTA X, Blackpink, and even TXT but I came across this gem. This dynamicduo song is whoa. The beat, the flow, the transition, everything. Give it a search and listen for some good music.

Writing ideas to get you started

Saw this on TickTock and thought what a wonderful idea. I think as authors, too many times we have an idea of what we want our story to be; we have the overall idea but we just do not know how to get it started. Sometimes the first sentence is the hardest thing to write.

Tauren Wells – Hills and Valleys

 

My walk with Christ has been one big soundtrack.  I can hear a song and immediately go back to a time when i head this song.  Songs that remind of of the power of God (God’s Not Dead – Newsboys) to the inspiration that i need at that particuar moment (Lauren Daigle.)

Lately, my “go to song” has been Tauren Wells – Hills and Valleys.  According to his Wiki page, Tauren has been in the music industry for more than 15 years.  The song i am currently in love with Hills and Valleys peaked at number 3 in the charts in 2017.  The song speaks to me with where i am at in my walk with Christ.  I  have been through the highs and the lows of life and i recognize that in it all, Jesus has been with me the whole time.  Such a beautiful song that is beautifully wrttien and speaks to the heart.  I hope you enjoy.  God Bless –  PJSLB.

 

I’ve walked among the shadows
You wiped my tears away
And I’ve felt the pain of heartbreak
And I’ve seen the brighter days

And I’ve prayed prayers to Heaven
From my lowest place
And I have held Your blessings
God, You give and take away

No matter what I have, Your grace is enough
No matter where I am, I’m standing in Your love

On the mountains, I will bow my life
To the One who set me there
In the valley, I will lift my eyes
To the One who sees me there

When I’m standing on the mountain
I didn’t get there on my own
When I’m walking through the valley
I know I am not alone

You’re God of the hills and valleys
Hills and valleys
God of the hills and valleys
And I am not alone

I’ve watched my dreams get broken
In You, I hope again
No matter what I know
I’m safe inside Your hands

On the mountains, I will bow my life
To the One who set me there (to the One who set me there)
In the valley, I will lift my eyes
To the One who sees me there

When I’m standing on the mountain
I didn’t get there on my own
When I’m walking through the valley
I know I am not alone

You’re God of the hills and valleys
Hills and valleys
God of the hills and valleys
And I am not alone

Father, You give and take away
Every joy and every pain
Through it all, You will remain
Over it all

Father, You give and take away
Every joy and every pain
Through it all, You will remain
Over it all

On the mountains, I will bow my life, yeah
In the valley, I will lift my eyes, yeah

On the mountains, I will bow my life
To the One who set me there (to the One who set me there)
In the valley, I will lift my eyes
To the One who sees me there

When I’m standing on the mountain
I didn’t get there on my own
When I’m walking through the valley
I know I am not alone (I’m not alone)

You’re God of the hills and valleys (yeah)
Hills and valleys
God of the hills and valleys (You’re the God of the hills)
And I am not alone

You’re God of the hills and valleys (yeah)
Hills and valleys
God of the hills and valleys (You’re the God of the hills)
And I am not alone (God of the valleys)

And I will choose to say
Blessed be Your Name
And I am not alone

RIP to the Bad Boy rapper who later joined the Christian Ministry

They say your college days will be filled with some of your best memories. I am fortunate to say that sentence applies to myself. The whole Bad Boy Family movement was the soundtrack to my life and if the Bad Boy catalogue was my album then Craig Mack’s Flava In Ya Ear was the song they played with the beginning credits.

From the countless days rollin in the 96 Toyota Celica with my roommate Vinnie, while we got lost in upstate New York to dorm parties with my future wife Jhen; the sounds of the Coca Cola bottles forever ringing.

Soon after all the success in Hip Hop, Craig was suddenly nowhere to be seen. He later popped up in South Carolina as a man of God. You can read more about his story here.

Thank you Puffy for the sounds of our college days and #RIP to the first one out of the gate for Bad Boy… #CraigMack