Monday, October 20, 2014

Music Monday ~ "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen)

I've had a busy, busy day and am just now getting around to doing this post. My brain is dead so I asked my husband to name his favorite song. He said "Imagine" but I think I've shared that before so I asked for another choice. Here it is:

There has never been anyone quite like Freddie Mercury and this song is pretty epic. On more than one occasion I've had the pleasure of participating in a Bohemian Rhapsody sing-along in a smoky dive bar. Nothing like it.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday Soul ~ "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" (Mumford and Sons)

This is one of the hymns we sang in church this morning. It's a favorite of mine and I have a sweet little story about it. First, some background. I grew up attending an Assembly of God church but when David and I moved to Oklahoma we began attending a Presbyterian church...the same one we currently attend. While there are some hymns common to both traditions, there are many which aren't. We attended for a few years then spent a few years elsewhere.

During our time away from the Presbyterian church our daughter was born. I spent a lot of time rocking her. A LOT of time. She was a cuddly baby and I knew she was my last so, again...lots of rocking time. I often sang to her while I rocked and I found myself humming a tune to her which became her lullaby. I had no words for it. I had no idea where it came from.

Then, when Lisa was four we returned to the Presbyterian church and during one of the first services we attended we sang "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing". Suddenly I knew where her lullaby came from. This was the song I'd been humming to her!