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Kari Jobe – Revelation Song

 

Great worship song. Absolutely love this one.

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Disturbed – Shout 2000

 

This was oddly stuck in my head at work for a little while yesterday. It’s a great Tears for Fears cover. I haven’t heard it in a while, but it somehow popped in my head.

City on Our Knees – tobyMac

Toby Mac – City On Our Knees from Ryan Wehner on Vimeo.

 

I hear this song sometimes on the radio on my to work and it’s just a fantastic song.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

 

Another odd song got stuck in my head for a few moments today. This time though, there was a reason. I work at a salvage grocery store where I’m mainly outside. One particular customer brought her baby daughter and when she was getting ready to leave, she realized she had left her cellphone inside the store somewhere. Her baby was already buckled into her car seat, so she asked me to watch her while she went inside. While waiting, you could hear children’s music that was left on for the baby to listen to. The song that was playing was “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” I didn’t really pay much attention to it, but when her mom came back, I sat down to eat some lunch. While eating, I started to sing the song to myself. After a few moments, I realized what I was singing and couldn’t help but laugh a little.

Céline Dion – Power of Love

 

This song was stuck in my head a lot today. Why? I have absolutely no clue. I haven’t heard the song in such a long time, yet somehow its verses found its way into mind and wouldn’t leave.

Impossible to forget

9-11-01-logoTen years ago today, the United States saw one of the worst days in its history. 19 terrorists hijacked four planes and used them as weapons of disastrous proportions. Most of its devastation was concentrated in New York City. At 8:46am, American Airlines Flight 11 was flown into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Seventeen minutes later, United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower. Both buildings would eventually collapse along with building 7 of the World Trade Center. At 9:37am, American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the west side of the Pentagon in Washington D.C. At 10:03am, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennslyvannia due to resistance from passengers. Its original target is believed to be the United States Capitol, based on an interview with alleged masterminds of the attack, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi bin al-Shibh. In total, 2,977 people died (excluding the hijackers).

It’s hard to forget that day. I was fourteen at the time. I remember flipping to a local news channel, probably to get the latest weather and check the time, and they were reporting that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. I told my mom, who was getting ready to go to the store. One of her immediate thoughts were that she hoped it was not on purpose. As we watched the coverage, we saw the second plane hit and I think at that time we must have realized that the first was indeed no accident. As I continued watching the coverage and eventually found about the other two crashes, I remembering worrying and thinking, “What the heck is going on?” This year more than any other year following the attacks, I’ve tried reliving that day by looking through footage on YouTube. It was a bit harder than I thought, taken back by the enormous scale of the attacks. It’s all very sad. I did find a very interesting video series, called As It Happened. In chronicles what the news was like that day before and after the attacks occurred.

 

 

 

 

Deciding to relive this day rather than just remember it has made this anniversary more emotional than in previous years, but I’m thankful that I took time to do so. In a way, it’s helped me move forward emotionally. It’s still hard going through all the videos, pictures, and stories of that day. It feels so tragically surreal. You watch it knowing it happened, but you can’t believe that such a large scale attack actually happened. It feels as though someone stole a horrific nightmare from your memory and somehow recreated it.

Today I’ll make sure to keep everyone who was affected by these events in my heart and hope that ten years later, they have somehow created some sense of normalcy.

God Bless.

Freddie Mercury: The Google Doodle

Today when I first opened up my Internet browser, I was greeted to probably my favorite Google Doodle ever. Yesterday would have been Mercury’s 65th birthday, so Google decided to celebrate it by creating this doodle:

I’ve hardly listened to every song of Queen, mainly listening to them through a playlist I created on Grooveshark of their Absolute Greatest compilation album. I do enjoy them very much though. Today’s Google Doodle got me in the mood to listen to them, so I’m listening to the aforementioned playlist right now.