Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Happy Anniversary #32

Today is anniversary day, number 32 to be exact. For you binary folks that's 2 to the fifth power. I really don't count anymore other than to answer the question of how long we've been married. For me it is something that has always been, and something that will always be. I can't imagine not being married to my beautiful bride. Counting the years doesn't matter anymore.

I've been writing these anniversary posts with obvious songs, songs that have been favorites of ours. This year I'm doing the same but with songs that may not seem so obvious but still express my love and fascination.

For my wife; I hope you enjoy!

I Only Want To Be With You - Vonda Shepard

Every since I met my bride I've been smitten; I only want to be with her. The video below isn't the best, but we did watch the show "Ally McBeal" while it aired.

I Belong To You - Lenny Kravitz

Yes, I've been smitten from the start, totally, which brings this song to mind.

Love Me Like a River - Melody Gardot

Jennifer had heard this song on the radio one day several years ago. For me it kind of touches the soul. It reaches in and strums the strings of my heart. Yes, I hope you will love me like a river does, endlessly.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

One in a Million

Today is our 31st Wedding Anniversary. The last time I posted here was a year ago for the same reason. I was looking at the post and at my iTunes this morning. It seems that Al Jarreau is quite popular for songs that I like to express my love and gratitude for my wife. The song that first came to mind was last year's song; so I thought I would use a different song that we liked from the same period.

I truly believe that my wife is one in a million. She allows me to be me; I really appreciate that. Happy Anniversary.

Save Me - Al Jarreau

Here is a live version:

Another song that I think is fitting is Sure Enough with Randy Crawford. Because, when I first met my wife I was struck immediately and the feeling has never quit.

Sure Enough - Al Jarreau / Randy Crawford

Sunday, January 24, 2016

30th Wedding Anniversary

Yes, 30 years of marriage! It seems like quite the milestone to me. I think each additional year will be a bonus. In celebration and reflection I've picked a couple of songs which are significant to me and our marriage either from listening to them together or the special meaning of the song. It seems I still really like the Tenderness CD by Al Jarreau; we have enjoyed that CD immensely.

We're In This Love Together - Al Jarreau
It takes two for a marriage to work.

We Got By - Al Jarreau
I've written about this song before. With the Lord's help we always get by and some perseverance (or is it tenacity). We have been able to work well together as a team.

Tenderness - Al Jarreau
It helps to treat each other with some tenderness, understanding, and affection.

Better Together - Jack Johnson
I believe we compliment each other; we are better together.

Better With You - Five Times August
I find that life is so much better sharing it with my beautiful wife

Better Than Anything - Natalie Cole & Diana Krall
Yes, the love we share is better than anything I know.

Best Is Yet To Come - Grover Washington Jr. featuring Patti LaBelle
As long as we believe...

Here's to more marital happiness and bliss for many years to come.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Waiting in Vain - Bob Marley

I listened to a cover of this song the other day. I figure that is why I woke up with this song in my head this morning. The video is a slide show of album art, some of which I've never seen before.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Forever - Kari Jobe

This past Sunday at Citipointe Church we sung this song. Very powerful. There are several videos of this song, but I prefer this video.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

el Shaddai - Citipointe Live

This song has been on my mind a lot lately; I really like this song. We sang it last week at church. To me there are two themes/truths in the song.


Bless the Lord, oh my soul
Bless His holy name
Power and grace, in Your name
Forever and Amen

The wind and waves, they will obey
You calm the wildest storm
Mountains move, oceans roar
You're merciful, You're Lord


Of all of my wrongs Lord
You've washed me
Made me whole

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I Surrender - Hillsong

This praise song has been on my mind for at least the past month when I wake up. It is not always easy to surrender; I like to believe I have control, but I don't.