What Would Jesus Sing?

As you probably know, a few years back, there was a question that became very popular among Christians. Christians that were not sure how to handle certain situations that would arise in their lives. And that question was “What would Jesus do?” Many times this question would bring to light the answer to whatever dilemma the person was facing.

Truth be known, this question has helped me personally quite a few times, even if I wasn’t the one facing the dilemma. It provided clarity on issues I hadn’t thought about. Perhaps you too have applied this question to issues in your life. If so, I’m sure you’re glad to have such a question to use. I know I am.

Over the years I have been so amazed by song writers that have been able to create simple lyrics with music. And in a matter of minutes (sometimes even less) move me emotionally. In under 5 minutes (in most cases), they can tell a story with words that rhyme, that pull directly at my heartstrings. Does this ever happen to you?

I’ve often thought that perhaps it is because of my musical background. I use to be a drummer in a Top 40 band back in the ’70s, but I don’t think it is. In any case, I want to tell you about how this video came to be.

How This Video Came to Be

One day I was sitting in my club basement, which is where I spend most of my time (my man cave). And I was just kind of talking to the Lord and thinking about the things going on in my own life (like we all do). And this idea popped in my mind. The idea consisted of 4 words. The same 4 words that are the title of this page (What Would Jesus Sing?).

That was it. There were no details… just those words. I didn’t know anything about any video that the Lord was coaxing me to make. In fact, at first, I thought I would write a song with that title and sing the song myself while playing my guitar. Oops! I forgot to tell ya. I also play guitar just a bit. But I would not call myself a guitarist by any means, which is probably why the video idea (when it did come along) seemed like the thing to do.  I’m sure the song, had I decided to go that route, would have been very similar, because my intention was to somehow connect the same songs that ended up in the video.

It did take me over 2 months to put all the pieces together, while picking and choosing the song clips that would make my points. I don’t know if anyone else has ever noticed this before, but for as long as I can remember, there have been song lyrics that seem to be applicable to God or Jesus communicating love to us. After eliminating many other songs, the video below is what I’ve come up with. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Go Further Then You Thought You Ever Would

Most Americans desire to improve various areas of their lives. Some people want to advance in their personal lives, where others feel the need to focus on improving their careers. The article is filled with advice for anyone looking to work on some form of all ages who have ever thought about becoming a better person.

Everyone has values and beliefs in which they define themselves. This practice also promotes consistency, which is a trait almost everyone finds admirable.

Personal development comes from the decisions that you make when you choose not to miss an opportunity. Never back down from an opportunity. If you lack knowledge about a specific area, you should still be willing to make the most informed decision you can with the information at hand. Positive habits are formed through the instances where you make a successful decision, which in turn becomes a more “natural instinct”. Even if a mistake is realized after a choice is made, it can still be viewed as valuable because it could be treated as a learning experience. When you make a wrong choice, you are likely to make a better one next time.

TIP! Try perusing some books on personal development. The best of these types of books can truly give you new advice and ideas that work for improving your specific life situations and challenges.

You must know your own values that bear importance to you prior to planning a self improvement program. It is a waste of time to work on areas in your life that contradict your values.

Weight loss is not the only one reason to exercise.There are so many different physical exercise.

Take a notebook around with you to jot ideas in. Try carrying paper with you wherever you go. Write your thoughts down when they occur, and then you can refer back to them later when the time is right.

TIP! Place your personal central principles into practice. Everyone has certain beliefs that reinforce their sense of self at the core.

Try to always make every day more excellent than the previous one.

Ask other people about their achievements instead of bragging about your own.

Don’t think physical activity is only for when you want to lose a few pounds. There are tons of reasons to exercise. When you exercise, your body makes a variety of chemicals that assist in relaxing you.

TIP! Keep in mind the power of complimenting other people. Doing the exact opposite and being kind to others will help you be kind to yourself.

You need to care for yourself before you can start taking care of others. No matter where you are in life, you need to relax and reflect every once in a while.

Talking to a counselor or a religious leader can be an extremely rewarding experience.These people have lots of training and will know what to do in your situation. They are ready to listen and help guide you on the path to enlightenment.

Have a rainy day fund. Each time an unexpected expense crops up, it seems we wind up adding it to our credit cards. Just by simply investing a couple dollars per week, the amount will quickly grow into a large emergency fund. That fund will be helpful now and later, especially as your debt decreases.

TIP! Instead of bragging abut your achievements and awards, ask other people about what they have accomplished that they are most proud of. This helps you discover what other people have accomplished to help you respect them which in turn betters your character.

If you are battling depression, eat more foods that are high in complex carbohydrates. Serotonin can be depleted without enough carbs. You can do this by eating more raw veggies, raw vegetables, nuts, brown rice, whole grains and assorted beans.

No matter what, there is one thing you need to do.You need to chose to actively participate in life rather than sitting on the sidelines. If you are only watching your life go by, you are not really alive.

Do you consume more alcohol than you should? Are you a smoker or do you have any other harmful habits? Your body is what you live in every day and therefore consideration for its well being should be a priority. Eliminating bad habits is important if you wish to improve your life. Evaluate your lifestyle and habits honestly to see what you can start working on today.

TIP! If you are trying to manage your depression, eat more foods that are high in complex carbohydrates. Proper production of serotonin, a neurochemical that helps improve mood, requires plenty of complex carbs.

Everyone feels much better when they’re in are healthy. Make it a healthy choices.

Comfort Zone

No matter what your personal development goals are, there is one thing you need to do. Make the choice to be active in life and avoid being a spectator. Watching life go by, without participating, cuts you off from the world, and humans were meant to get out there and live life.

TIP! You can learn to control your emotions in a stressful situation. If you learn how to keep a good head when you are in a stressful situation, you can get the confidence in order to succeed in anything you do! Take a few seconds to focus on your breathing.

Taking a few small risks can help you feel happier. Many people do not like to take chances because they don’t want to feel like a failure, so they would rather stay cemented in their comfort zone, so they are often stuck in comfort zone that leaves them feeling unfulfilled. Taking risks requires a lot of courage, which is a component that can help you on the path of happiness.

Your mind’s health has an effect on your mind’s health. Always remember that healthy minds and a vigorous physical condition should work in tandem.

Take the time to find out what parts of your life are truly important, and concentrate on doing your best in those areas. You will find an increased inner peace if you do not dwell on the past or negative encounters, and choose instead to think and act on positive experiences.

TIP! You have to not only decide what you want out of life, you also have to take steps to get it. If you do nothing but sit around dreaming of how you want your life, you’ll never get it.

Always look out for new challenges. You are sure to learn more and acquire new things. You may even start a new model that nobody else has done before. Try to do your own thing, rather than following in everyone else’s tracks.

Value your personal best and make them very important.

Being dramatic or overreacting will only cause more stress. Analyze the situation carefully, and deal with the stress. You’ve probably made mistakes, but you can find ways to fix it, or even live with it. A good rule to live by is to not focus on what you have lost; instead, consider what you have still remaining.

TIP! Challenges should always be undertaken. Challenges are just disguised opportunities.

One specific goal you might want to write down is to have more confident. You would then put yourself into the situations that would make this happen. You have a high degree of accomplishing your goals if you methodically go about it.

Stress can take a toll on your body, and life is too short to worry about every little thing.

Don’t ignore your body’s signals when you are prioritizing your personal development goals. Listen to your body’s cues. If it tells you that it needs food, water or rest, LISTEN. By doing this, your body will function well for you in the years ahead. Ignore what your body tells you at your own peril. If you let it down over and over again, it may get its revenge by letting you down.

TIP! You should create a list of goals as part of your personal development efforts. Write down everything you aspire to be or to change about yourself.

Eliminate any unnecessary stress from your daily life. Accept that you cannot be perfect at everything and look for alternative ways to achieve your goals if you fail, and focus on finding solutions to these problems rather than giving up.

You have to choose and consciously decide to work toward it.

Getting and staying healthy is one of the most important parts of personal development. You need to not only eat right and exercise, but maintain the motivation to do these things day after day. The better health you are in, the easier it will be to accomplish your goals in other areas.

TIP! Know that where you are now is not the same as where you want to be. This first step is certainly one of the hardest, and many people have a hard time committing themselves past this point.

You should shoot to be the best in your area. Your passion should always lead the way on the path to success. You may never find yourself the absolute top dog in any one field, but you can inspire people in the same field as you. Do your best to become a leader in your industry, and you should feel more confident.

Many people have a feeling that something is amiss in their lives, but they are not sure exactly what the problem is or where to begin to correct it. This article offers some great tips, but you have to put them into action. You can come back to these tips again and again to keep your motivation level high.

Improving your life is closely tied to willpower, and a lot can be said for the karma you develop along the way. If you seek a healthy, happy environment, make sure to provide one for others. If you focus on the positive aspects of everyday life, you will be much less susceptible to those random episodes of doom and gloom.

TIP! You need to be comfortable working and promoting inside your strengths’ boundaries. No two people are alike and everyone is good at different things, which is part of what makes our world so diverse and interesting.

Learn How To Drive Yourself To Success

Personal development gives you become a better person in your mind and soul. The purpose of this article will give you with some helpful tips as you start your way.

Always carry a way to write down thoughts you may have at any time or location. Carry paper with you.

Choose to spend your time with positive people. They’ll help you stay on track by being good role models for positive behavior, and you’ll better balance any negative energy you get from people who aren’t as supportive of your self-improvement goals.

TIP! Your library and bookstore probably have an entire section devoted to self-help. The best personal development books can give you new ideas and advice that could change your life forever.

You will make dramatic progress in your self improvement once you accept that you still have a lot to learn and development.

You should know the values to come up with a personal development program. It doesn’t make any sense to focus on things that are at odds with what you value.

Pinpoint exactly what is blocking your progress. This is very hard for many people to do. The first step in dealing with our weaknesses is actually identifying them. When you take each area and take action to improve it, the path to a better future is much smoother.

TIP! Use your work time efficiently. A good method to work for long periods of time is to take frequent breaks.

Write yourself a pep talk about yourself. Take a postcard and write down every positive attribute you possess. Carry it around, and take it out when you need to pick yourself up. You could also record a list of your positive traits and listen to it often.

Begin a special savings for emergency purposes. This fund will help out of debt if you have to face an emergency.

Remember to practice your core principles. All people have beliefs that tell what they are about. Use your faith in these principles to drive your faith in yourself. Even better, when you act on your principles, you will become more consistent without having to make any effort to do so. This is an excellent trait to be cultivating.

TIP! Exercise is for all people, not just someone looking to lose weight. There are many physical and mental benefits to a regular exercise program.

You should always treat everyone with respect, regardless of their relationship to you or your goals. The way you behave toward others has more to do with your own character.

Do you feel like you drink a lot? Do you make a habit of smoking or engaging in other harmful things like smoke cigarettes? Your body is what you live in every day and therefore consideration for its well being should be treated with the utmost respect.Eliminating bad habits is essential part of improving your life.Take an honest inventory of your daily life and find things that could benefit from a positive restructuring.

You can’t care for others if you’re not caring for yourself. Whatever point you may be at on your journey, it is important to properly care for yourself.

TIP! When trying to handle depression, focus on your diet and increase your complex carbohydrates. Serotonin can lower if you don’t eat enough carbs.

When dealing with depression issues, focus on diet and boost your complex carb intake. A lack of complex carbohydrates can lead to low serotonin levels.You can increase your intake of these carbs by eating plenty of fresh fruits, fruits, nuts, brown rice, whole grains and beans.

Take a step to cure your anxiety by going with a buddy to the movie theater as a method of conquering anxiety.You will be out and about but not have to talk a lot or even see who you’re with most of the time. It will also helps you to get used to being in a crowd.

Identify which things in life are the most important to you, then focus on obtaining and maintaining them. When it comes to focusing your feelings and emotions, strive to apply them to the important aspects of your life that build happiness, and do not waste them on the negative aspects that weigh you down and prevent inner peace.

TIP! Try to get more organized. Completing an organization project will make you feel confident and productive.

Make the important in your life the focus of how you live.

Avoid shopping as a form of entertainment or comfort. If you practice something you like instead of shopping, you won’t have to stress over those bills and will have less clutter at home to clean.

Cut out selfishness to become a better person. You can see things from a different perspective, and gain some understanding about people who may be less fortunate. Making sacrifices for others can help you to transcend feelings of selfishness and jealousy.

TIP! When working on personal development strive to achieve a high level of self discipline. Your body yearns to give into temptations, but you can control the desires with practice.

Personal Development

As it was mentioned at the start of this article, you can improve your life and yourself using personal development techniques. In order to succeed in your goals, you have to know what strategies will help you with personal development and what won’t. Use the information provided in the above article and you’ll be well on your journey to your self improvement goals.

Your body affects your mind and your moods. Exercise regularly and eat a nutritious diet. It’s important to give attention to building both a strong, healthy body and a healthy frame of mind.

TIP! When working on your personal development, you need to value yourself and what is best for your life. Value your personal best and make that important to your life.

The Greatest LOVE Story of All Time

This is a Guest Post by someone I’d never heard of until about 30 minutes ago. My daughter Jill showed me this post and I immediately asked if she would ask the author for permission to re-post it here. Her name is Sarah Britton and I am pleased to introduce her to you.

The Greatest LOVE Story of All Time ~ by Sarah Britton

Sarah Britton
Stable where Jesus was born

Anybody who knows me, knows I’m obsessed with stories and movies that end with the famous tagline “And they lived happily ever after.” I’m sure my girlfriends reading this can relate. And to my guy friends-even if you aren’t drawn to “chick flicks, that still doesn’t mean that the grand narrative doesn’t appeal to even the most macho among you. Like in Die Hard how it’s centered on a loving hero who wins or defends his bride and defeats his enemies in the same self-sacrifice.

My obsession with love used to disturb me, until I did some reflecting and figured out why it exists. I think there is something inside most women. It resonates with one of our deep-seeded longings to be loved and cherished. Not half-heartedly, but passionately. For somebody to pursue us. To really fight for us. To call us beloved and beautiful. We want that guy who’s going to chase after us, no matter the cost. The guy who desires us more than anything else. We want our knight in shining armor to ride up on his white horse and rescue us from a confusing world. From our own brokenness.

What I want to tell you today, is that guy already exists and His name is Jesus. When I was a little girl and I first heard about Jesus’ death on the cross, I thought, “I wish He would have escaped. I wish it wouldn’t have had to happen.” But I didn’t understand. God allowed it and it had to happen for us to be able to live forever in eternity with Him.

There was a Victory that came when the precious blood of Jesus was shed on the cross that day. No matter who you are. No matter what you’ve done. He desires you more than you could ever imagine. More than any man ever could. It’s tough sometimes to fully grasp the crazy love He has for us. But when this sinks in, you will have an overwhelming joy that fills the void that the temporary things of this life can’t. A joy that is not only present in pleasant things but also in your unwanted circumstances. A joy where when things are going your way, His gladness intensifies your delight. And when you encounter hard things, He gives you a deep, bold joy that clings to Him for help. And that my friends, is the greatest love story of all time.

No matter what, when you experience God’s love, it will motivate you to love and serve Him more. To not be just a church-going christian-but one who wants to constantly learn and journey deeper in their faith. This life here on earth is like a vapor and I share His love with you today because I want each of you to experience Heaven.

The theology by far is more important but to be able to fly to Israel, see the stable where Jesus was born, stand on the Mount of The Beatitudes where He taught to the crowds, walk the street where He carried His Cross, kneel down and literally worship at the ground where He paid the ULTIMATE sacrifice is indescribable.

It will be by far the most cherished memory of my life!

I can’t wait to be in Heaven with my First Love

where I will worship and live happily ever after with Him.


Who is Don Pasco?

In just a few weeks from now my bride and I will be taking a cruise to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary (January 28th, 1978).

Ten years ago our son Joe, made a 25th Wedding Anniversary video for us which he recently converted from a VHS tape to a digital video.

At the time, I had never heard of the song that he used, but as it turned out, he couldn’t have chosen a song with a better title, because as you will see below…

I Am The Luckiest.


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