Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Medley: Classical Monday, a Modern Composer Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich - Beginning

Welcome to another Monday.  Today something a bit different... a classical song by a modern composer Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich. 

I know I have not posted much here lately, too much going on and it seems not enough time to put into words here to express it all.  I shall as I can.
Hope you enjoy the music.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday Medley: Calvin Harris - Summer (Audio)

Hope you had a good weekend, here its Monday again!  So time for another Monday medley, I heard this song on the radio and liked it so I thought I would share it here.  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, June 6, 2014


Back in the early days of Chaplaincy work, when I had a hard day or night in the Hospital, I often would put this song on in the car on the way home and I would crank it up.  Some how it got out of me what I was feeling or thinking.  I can't explain it, it just helps me. (I have written about this before)  Especially when a family member says "I wish I could tell him/her I love him/her.

A week ago today, there was a multiple shooting in the area.  Two of the victims were police officers responding to help.  One of them died as a result of his wounds. One victim killed, was a 17 year old just driving down the street.

I was at the Hospital with the family and officers there, when the news of his death was reported to them. All I can say here is the entire experience from the Trauma bay to the OR area was intense.  Perhaps the most intense I have experienced in this ministry, at least in a while.

It has impacted me all week, one problem was the fact I had very little down time afterwards.  I was on call with other calls afterward, and worked straight through to Tuesday.   I would make visits and answer calls, but afterward, be exhausted.

Crisis and situations though not mine, still has effects, physical, spiritual, and emotional.  Its been tough, but its better now and will be better even tomorrow.  Good self care is key to good health for a helping professional.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday Medley: A Song of Faith: Stellar Kart - Me and Jesus

Through the good times and  through the tough times, the lonely times,  the quiet times...  Bidden or not God is there and loves you. 

"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you." 
Deuteronomy 31:6