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Category: Music

Music: Save The Best for Last

So, every Saturday, I try to bring music that has touched me in some way during the week. Just something to make you feel good during the weekend. This week, I bring you ‘Save the Best for Last’ by Vanessa Williams. This song has had me in my feelings all week. It is just such a beautiful song and just makes you smile and hope for love. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


P.S. Vanessa Williams is so beautiful!


Quote of the day: by Martin Luther King

Today, these words of MLK should motivate me, you and everyone to always strive to be the best that they can be.

And when you discover what you will be in your life, set out to do it as if God Almighty called you at this particular moment in history to do it. Don’t just set out to do a good job. Set out to do such a good job that the living, the dead or the unborn couldn’t do it any better. If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings before the Metropolitan Opera. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven will have to pause and say: Here lived a great sweeper who swept his job well.


Photo: University of Kentucky.

Jesus – What a beautiful name

Today was a beautiful day for me. I spent the day trying to learn more about God and it was really amazing. I am by no means perfect and I still make mistakes and sin all the time but I find peace in the fact that God loves us despite our faults or our weakness and no matter how broken we are, He can still use us to bring glory to His name. As Isaiah said in Lamentations 3: 22-24: Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing: The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. The Lord is all I have, and so in him I put my hope. 

So, I listened to some Christian music on Youtube today and I heard one by Hillsong that I have never heard before and the feeling I felt when I heard that song. It is so hard to explain but I felt a wave of His love come over me and I could not help but testify. That feeling of love; just pure unadulterated love is something that cannot be put into words. It was so sweet and beautiful and I felt blessed by it and I wanted to share it with you guys in the hope that you will be blessed by it also.

I wasn’t even planning to get all preachy in this but this is what the Love of God can do to a person. 🙂 Stay blessed folks. I love you all.

Lose my cool

So, I had somewhere important to be today and this song kept me happy and calm on my way there and back and I wanted to share it with you lot. It’s a really good song. I wish more people knew it.

Buttered Popcorn

It’s Saturday and so I thought I’d leave a light-hearted post.

Watch some Netflix…and maybe grab some buttered popcorn. 😉

Song of the day: Glory (Common & Yolanda Adams)

Last night, I was lying in bed and preparing to go to sleep. I don’t like the room being too quiet when I want to sleep so I was looking for a Youtube video that I could play while I sleep. As I was looking through Youtube, I saw this video and I decided to watch it. I like the song and I like when John Legend sings it so I wanted to hear Yolanda Adams version.

You guys, when I tell you that this has to be one of the most powerful videos I have seen this year in fact, ever, I am telling no lies. I have heard this song many times. I have sang it many times but when Yolanda Adams sang this song, I felt the anointing of the Lord. At that moment, I saw God in her. This performance blew me away. I lay down on the bed saying ‘Wow’ to myself many times. Like, who is this woman? I mean, I know who she is but Oh my God, the respect I have for her tripled. She had me singing ‘Glory’ right along with her.

Please, just take 4 minutes and 43 seconds out of your day to watch this performance. There is no way that I can describe it to you–you have to see it all for yourself. This performance had me screaming ‘God is Good’. Wow! That is all I can say. When a performance lifts up your Spirit the way this did, all you can do is give all the glory to God.

Mood: Be

If there is a song that describes how I feel right now, it will be this song. Every part of the song from the amazing instrumentals to the lyrics perfectly describes my vibe and the vibe  I want to have always.

This album from Common is the only Hip-Hop/Rap album I have ever bought. Every song is phenomenal and Kanye West may not be my favourite person in the world but his work on this album just proves that he is indeed a genius. This album came out over a decade ago but I only bought it about two years ago because I really wanted to hear music from Common and my research showed that this is probably his best album and I can see why.

This particular song is actually the intro to the album ‘Be’ and I just thought it captured the essence of the album completely

Please, listen to this song and the album and I will see you on Cloud 9. Lol.

I just want to BE.

Song of the day: Circles

Ya’ll, this Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj beef has me stressed…I like both of them so the whole thing is just really stressing me that I had to go and listen to some beautiful R&B. I love music from different genres however, if I was to pick my favourite, it will be R&B/Soul. I love it because it just gets me in my emotions and I love music that can make me feel. You know, love or hate Tamar Braxton but you cannot deny that the chick can singgg and this album is really amazing. It is kind of sad that it did not do very well in the charts but every song is just amazing to me and this song has been in my head that I just felt that I had to share. If you are a lover of music, please do yourself a favour and listen to this album. It is everything and moreeee….<3


One of the most amazing things I’ve heard in a whileee……

Chasing Cars

Okay. So ya’lll know the drill. I wrote this a while ago but I added some finishing touches to it last night. After writing it, there was a song that came to my mind and I thought I would add it on as well. Hope you like it!


If I could gather up all the tears I ever cried for you

I’m sure it would fill an ocean

If I could count all the times you broke my heart

I’d never stop counting

If I could count all the times I wanted to hurt myself,

lose myself, end myself, just so that you would notice,

just so that you’d look at me and see that I’m here

you still wouldn’t notice.

My love,

I gave you everything

All the parts of me that I was proud of

and the parts that made me ashamed.

I tried to do everything, be everything

but that never seemed enough.

Then, I just stopped trying

because there was nothing more that I could do.

There was no more fight in me.

I was literally chasing air

There was no way I could ever catch you.

So, I picked up what was left of my dignity, of my pride

and decided that it was time to stop chasing.


You’re like a dog chasing a car. You’ll never catch it and you just wouldn’t know what to do with it if you did.

  • Jack Lightbody