Share your music

29 02 2008

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Share Your Music

God gave us each our own music
and the world to be our stage
but most of us are living
with our music still unplayed

This gift that we are given
is ours to use if we dare
it is our greatest tool
to show how much we care

“Martin” shared his music
gave us all a dream
his message was very simple
“Let Freedom Ring”

“John” stood up and played his music
the song he shared was true
“Don’t ask your country to make things right
ask instead what YOU can do”

A diminutive committed lady
so fragile and so weak
“Teresa” touched every nation
each time that she would speak

A simple comic and actor
he shared his special song
“Bob” lifted up our spirits
from World War II to Vietnam

One song was sung so long ago
that’s been shared throughout the years
a “Carpenter” gave His music
that will save all those who hear

Your music has the power
our futures in our hands
never doubt that words can change the world
it’s the only thing that ever has

-Jim Serviolo

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Sometimes, it breaks

28 02 2008

A student was crying this afternoon, and I tried to reach out to her. In the end, she just took a tissue and went back to the classroom, as it was the end of the day and she still had a few things to do before she could go home. Now, on MSN, she’s saying that the experience was really touching, and she loves that I’m so kind to her.

This is one of the reasons why I got into teaching in the first place. I love this aspect of it.

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Metamorphosis

27 02 2008

Erwin Raphael McManus’ Soul Cravings talks about metamorphosis at one point, in an entry called ‘A Place Of Hope’ and I like how he writes, “you can spend your whole life trying to become what your soul longs for without God.” Because the metamorphosis is the cocoon becoming a caterpillar, the caterpillar becoming a butterfly… and you know that if you’re made to do something, nothing comes close to it. McManus says, “if you’re meant to fly, not even running very fast is that impressive.”

Freed.





Wish things were different?

26 02 2008

It was the last day for Form Five today, and it’s been a kind of emotional one, where tears have been cried, gifts exchanged, cards signed, pictures taken, farewells said… too much. Too much…

Right now, in another window, I’m watching Goodbye Lenin! for class tomorrow. It’s a good film. I like the interplay between the relationships of the characters with th country, and especially the responsibility Alex feels towards his mother. I can well understand the the choking sense of duty and yet, somehow, the great and all-cncompassing love he has for her.

And I love that the mother loves her son and all he tries to do for her, but I wonder if Lara did tell her. Is it better to live in blissful oblivion of ignorance, or is it better if Lara told her, and she knew what the country she so loved had become? The fact that Alex is the one who lives in bliss, without knowing the truth… earlier in the film, he said that he thought of the new version of Berlin as being his version of Berlin, perhaps… is there a fool in this film?

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David Crowder Band – Enough

25 02 2008

I think I’ll be able to stop seeing the doctor soon. It sounded good coming from him tonight. I’d like to be able to stop seeing him. It costs a bomb, so it’d definitely be good.

We’ll see 🙂

I’ve had this song in my head, and I love this version of it. Forgive me if I’ve posted it before.





What I’m thinking

23 02 2008

I’m overcome. I am so blessed, getting to do what I do on Saturdays. I love this and thank God so, so much.

No need for “if only,” even if it is just Saturdays that I feel this way. I know that it would be a very different kind of dynamic if it became my job, but it would just give me a reason to do it all the time. Aiya, fantasy just hurts sometimes, but the point is that right now, on the train on my way home after nearly 7 hours with the youth, I’m feeling God in a new way. Love it!





Can anyone

22 02 2008

What did I do, and why did I do it?