Words and Music – Anyone

Demi Lovato has been very honest and transparent about her personal struggles and the lyrics of this song captures the struggle of mental health so beautifully.

A hundred million stories
And a hundred million songs
I feel stupid when I sing
Nobody’s listening to me
Nobody’s listening
I talk to shooting stars
But they always get it wrong
I feel stupid when I pray
So, why am I praying anyway?
If nobody’s listening
Anyone, please send me anyone
Lord, is there anyone?
I need someone, oh
Anyone, please send me anyone
Lord, is there anyone?
I need someone

Word and Music – I Stand

I absolutely love Idina Menzel’s rendition of this song!

When you ask me, who I am:
What is my vision? And do I have a plan?
Where is my strength? Have I nothing to say?
I hear the words in my head, but I push them away.

‘Cause I stand for the power to change,
I live for the perfect day.
I love till it hurts like crazy,
I hope for a hero to save me.
I stand for the strange and lonely,
I believe there’s a better place.
I don’t know if the sky is heaven,
But I pray anyway.

Words and Music – Heart of Worship

As I type this, we are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic.  It’s a once in a lifetime experience – thank you, God! – and has left us all a bit out of our “normal” habits and behaviors.  Large numbers of people are working from home, restaurants are providing take out/delivery service ONLY, malls are closed, and churches are streaming their services online.  Our worship has been stripped bare of form and format, location, . . . everything we are used to has been set aside for now.  This song reflects my thoughts perfectly.

When the music fades
All is stripped away
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that’s of worth
That will bless your heart
I’ll bring you more than a song
For a song in itself
Is not what you have required
You search much deeper within
Through the way things appear
You’re looking into my heart
I’m coming back to the heart of worship
And it’s all about you,
It’s all about you, Jesus
I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it
When it’s all about you,
It’s all about you, Jesus