Archive for July 2016

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

The Lion Sleeps Tonight, also known as “Wimoweh” and “Mbube” is a song written and recorded originally by Solomon Linda with the Evening Birds, a South African music group in 1939. It became a number one hit in the United States in 1961 for the Tokens. Here are three of the verses from that song:…

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Spiritual Owner’s Manual

Have you ever assisted one of your children with the purchase of a car? Maybe you bought the car for them, or perhaps you loaned them money so they could buy a car. In either event, your child was most likely thrilled to have their first car. No doubt you gave them some instructions as…

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One Life At A Time

The world was horrified this week as we watched the video of Alton Sterling, a black man in Baton Rouge being shot several times. A few days later the world again watched in horror as the fiancée of Philando Castile broadcasted the video of him after he was shot following a traffic stop in Minneapolis.…

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I Think We’re Alone Now

One of my favorite music groups from back in the sixties was Tommy James and the Shondells. They had a song that reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967 called “I Think We’re Alone Now.” Click here to listen to the song. The lyrics of that popular song speak to me…

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