We are building a new way every single day.

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People say music is essential.I agree.  There is not much in the music realm I don’t appreciate or can’t enjoy. However, it is words that speak the most to me. I often forget to sing at church because the words have drawn me in and I am lost in thought. They wrap me up and I find myself thinking how to apply these words to my life personally. This is often when I feel the most spiritually fulfilled by going to church.

We are building a new way.
We are building a new way.
We are building a new way,
feeling stronger every day,
We are building a new way.

We are working to be free.
We are working to be free.
We are working to be free
hate and greed and jealousy.
We are working to be free.

We can feed our every need.
We can feed our every need.
We can feed our every need.
Start with love, that is the seed.
We can feed our every need.

Peace and freedom is our cry.
Peace and freedom is our cry.
Peace and freedom is our cry,
Without these this world will die.
Peace and freedom is our cry.

Words & Music: Martha Sandefer
© 1986 Martha Sandefer
arr. Jim Scott

Isn’t that what we all need? It all starts with love and it just grows from there. The more we love ourselves the more we are able to let go of hate, greed and jealousy. I am not unaware how hard this actually is. It is a daily task, sometimes hourly,down to minutes and seconds. It is something we have to commit to everyday when we get out of bed to start the day.

There was one Sunday that this song and another just spoke to me and I thought, “Wow, what if we combined these two and put them into practice daily?”

From the light of days remembered burns a beacon bright and clear.
Guiding hands and hearts and spirits into faith set free from fear.
When the fire of commitment sets our mind and soul ablaze.
When our hunger and our passion meet to call us on our way.
When we live with deep assurance of the flame that burns within.
Then our promise finds fulfillment and our future can begin.
From the stories of our living rings a song both brave and free.
Calling pilgrims still to witness to the life of liberty.
When the fire of commitment sets our mind and soul ablaze.
When our hunger and our passion meet to call us on our way.
When we live with deep assurance of the flame that burns within.
Then our promise finds fulfillment and our future can begin.
From the dreams of youthful vision comes a new, prophetic voice.
Which demands a deeper justice built by our courageous choice.
When the fire of commitment sets our mind and soul ablaze.
When our hunger and our passion meet to call us on our way.
When we live with deep assurance of the flame that burns within.
Then our promise finds fulfillment and our future can begin.

Music of Jason Shelton (2004)

What if we took time every morning before we even got up for the day and thought about this? How powerful would that be? Sometimes we forget how powerful words can be. How much they can shape and change our lives. While they change and shape our lives, we are changing other lives with our words.  If we start with ourselves it trickles out from there.

And one last quote that I think sums this all up completely.

With Credit to The Master Shift for the image.

With Credit to The Master Shift for the image.

TWO DAYS LEFT UNTIL WE SHARE COMPASSION AND LOVE ONE PERSON AT A TIME WITH WORDS!!!!!

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