Ya Mo B There 3-6-21

I went for my first walk in months this morning. It was chilly but absolutely beautiful. On my playlist was Michael McDonald. I love all of his music including his songs when he was with The Doobie Brothers.

As I listened to the lyrics of “Ya Mo Be There” I found a sense of comfort knowing that no matter what I’m going through right now I have a “Higher Power” that will always be there. Sometimes I don’t feel that way but today as I listened to Michael belt out this tune, I had a sense of comfort. Who knows, maybe it was just being outside with a blue sky above me surrounded by hills still covered in snow.

I’m sure many people don’t realize what the meaning of “Ya Mo B There” means or even understand the true meaning of the lyrics.

The actual spelling of the song title is Yah Mo B There. Yah is a shortened version of Yahweh, which means God in Hebrew. So the title literally means “God will be there” and is interpreted as “God be with you.”

Ingram and McDonald spelled things differently so as not to scare anyone away. Good idea! The title has perplexed people since 1983. Another fast fact, the idea behind the song was the religious teaching that nothing can save mankind except our Father in Heaven.

I’m not sure if anyone reading my post believes in a higher power. However, those who do have their own interpretation. For some, higher power is God, for others it’s the Universe. Some refer to their higher power as the outdoors, a sunset, the ocean….regardless what your belief is we can all agree that we have a higher power who can save us, guide us, comfort us and when the world around us is as zany and crazy as it is today, we have a higher power that can even restore mankind.

With that said, Ya Mo B There merits a share today. Happy Sunday.

Bless The Broken Road 10-9-18

I love watching the Voice. I am always touched not only by the incredible talent but the stories of what led each contestant to the show. Last night’s last performance was a young kid from Alabama named Kirk Jay. His story touched my heart to the point I had a lump in my throat. Then as he stood on the stage he began singing this song by Rascal Flatts. I broke down and was a sobbing mess as I listened to him sing the beautiful lyrics with such a beautiful voice. I can’t resist sharing this video. I hope he touches you as much as he touched me! He’s one kid to watch this season. I hope doors open for him. He’s certainly got the makings of a real country star!!

Silver Girl 5-27-18

A Beautiful song by Fleetwood Mac. I’m posting the song as well as the lyrics tonight. I love Stevie Nicks. No rhyme or reason for sharing other than this song is so beautiful. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

She was a silver girl

Lost in a high tech world

She was a golden girl

Immersed in a hard core world

She would have preferred

The last generation

But that’s all right

She’s on her way

She had the Midas touch

She was Lady Luck

She’s got a million bucks

And she looks like it

She’s had a few hard times

Sometimes it blows her mind

Those papers she never signed

Sometimes she remembers

Sometimes she was just an actress

But you’ll never really know

A shadow moves across her face

You cannot see her soul

Unless she lets you

See her soul

She was a girlie girl

Caught in a man’s world

And as her world turns

She feels so alone

Still she’s a danger girl

Insane far beyond her years

On some things she’s very clear

She’s a wild adventurer

Sometimes she was just an actress

But you’ll never really know

A shadow moves across her face

You cannot see her soul

Sometimes she was just an actress

But you’ll never really know

A shadow moves across her face

You cannot see her soul

You cannot see her soul

You cannot see her soul

You cannot see her soul unless she lets you

See her soul,

See her soul, if she lets you

See her soul

Sometimes, she’s an actress

You’ll never really know

Shadows move across her face

You cannot see her soul

You cannot see her soul

Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 4-6-18

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend my son Derek’s Spring Piano recital at Gonzaga University. I was so proud of his performance. He is an amazing musician. I recorded this video of Derek performing a duet with Peter Gray. I am sharing tonight in the hopes you will enjoy his performance as much as I did. Derek is a student at Gonzaga University and will graduate next year.