#RomanticTuesday: From The Heart

“Thank you”

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Always from the heart

Where we start

Where everything starts

I hear you and I listen

Absorbing your thoughts, feelings and emotions

With my heart

Every tear that you have cried

Every moment of loneliness day or night

Every deep breath and sigh

I apologize

Thank you for you

Thank you for your heart so true

For all that you do

There is no measure to my gratitude

And no peak to the altitude

Of my love for you

Always from the heart

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The Border

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Once you have crossed the border and reached the point of no return, you become a memory in someone else’s past and a signpost in someone else’s future.  There is broken glass from broken hourglasses, where we tried to make time stand still.  Yet even time has learned that we cannot be broken into pieces.  Love continues to solidify itself within the oneness of our being…

You deserve more than words

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Rock Ballad of the Week: Scorpions “When You Came Into My Life”

You give me your smile
A piece of your heart
You give me the feel I’ve been looking for
You give me your soul
Your innocent love
You are the one I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been waiting for

We’re lost in a kiss
A moment in time
Forever young
Just forever, just forever in love

When you came into my life
It took my breath away
Cause your love has found it’s way
To my heart

Ooh, ahh
Ooh, ahh

You make me dream
By the look in your eyes
You give me the feel, I’ve been longing for
I wanna give you my soul
All my life
Cause you are the one I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been waiting for so long

When you came into my life
It took my breath away
And the world stopped turnin’ round
For your love
When you came into my life
It took my breath away
Cause your love has found it’s way
To my heart
Into my heart

Just forever in love

When you came into my life
It took my breath away
And the world stopped turnin’ round
For your love
When you came into my life
It took my breath away
Cause your love has found it’s way
To my heart
When you came into my life

When you came into my life
It took my breath away
And the world stopped turnin’ round
For your love
When you came into my life
It took my breath away
Cause your love has found it’s way
To my heart

Songwriters: James F. Sundah / Klaus Meine / Rudolf Schenker / Titiek Puspa

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photo credit: Spirit of Metal

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Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf SchenkerSince the band’s inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock  to heavy metal.  The lineup from 1978 to 1992 was the most successful incarnation of the group, and included Klaus Meine (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (rhythm guitar), Matthias Jabs (lead guitar), Francis Buchholz (bass), and Herman Rarebell (drums). The band’s only continuous member has been Schenker, although Meine has appeared on all of Scorpions’ studio albums, while Jabs has been a consistent member since 1979, and bassist Paweł Mąciwoda and drummer Mikkey Dee have been in the band since 2003 and 2016 respectively. 

During the mid-1970s, with guitarist Uli Jon Roth part of the line-up, the music of the Scorpions was defined as hard rock.  After the departure of Roth in 1978 and short-lived reunion with Schenker’s brother MichaelMatthias Jabs joined and, following the guidance of producer Dieter Dierks, the Scorpions changed their sound towards hard rock/heavy metal, mixed with rock power ballads. Throughout the 1980s the group received positive reviews and critical acclaim from music critics, and experienced commercial success with the albums Animal Magnetism (1980), Blackout (1982), Love at First Sting (1984), the live recording World Wide Live (1985), Savage Amusement (1988) and Best of Rockers ‘n’ Ballads (1989), which is their best-selling compilation album.

Scorpions’ eleventh studio album Crazy World (1990) was also well-received, and included the song “Wind of Change“, a symbolic anthem of the political changes in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s and the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is one of the best-selling singles in the world with over fourteen million copies sold.  Scorpions have sold over 110 million records in total.  They have released 18 studio albums, 27 compilation albums and 74 singles. Six of their singles have reached number one on the charts in different countries. Their albums, singles, compilations and video releases have reached gold, platinum and multi-platinum status 200 times in different countries.

Rolling Stone described the Scorpions as “the heroes of heavy metal”,  and MTV called them “Ambassadors of Rock”. The band has influenced a number of acts such as Guns N’ Roses, Mötley CrüeDef LeppardMetallica Megadeth, TestamentRatt, Skid Row CinderellaSpinal TapW.A.S.P. Saxon Doro HelloweenHanoi Rocks and Yngwie Malmsteen The Scorpions were ranked number 46 on VH1‘s Greatest Artists of Hard Rock programme,  with “Rock You Like a Hurricane” at number 18 on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs “Still Loving You” ranked 22nd place among the greatest ballads. They have received prestigious awards such as three World Music Awards a star on the Hollywood Rock wall, and a presence in the permanent exhibition of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame In 2015 the group celebrated its 50th anniversary.

*source: Wikipedia

#RomanticTuesday: Differently

“At the end of the day, I am just a man, but loving you will never be ordinary.”

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Differently

Life looks so differently

When your heart is set free

Thank you for reminding me that I have wings

And I hope that I have delivered to you the same feeling

Differently

Experiencing everything differently

My senses brought into a new sense of being

Darling, you will always be a gift to me

This beautiful connection of ours will always be

Differently

Gazing at you differently

Because there is more of you that I see

And seeing more of you gives even more meaning

To all that is an all of which the heart foresees

Differently

Love sees all differently

Opening all possibilities

Possibilities. created just for You and Me

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Friday Inspiration: A Prayer for God to Do the Impossible By Daily Disciples

“The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ And the Lord said, ‘If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’; and it would obey you.” – Luke 17:5-6

Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah was 90 years old when Isaac was born. Both Abraham and Sarah were well past child bearing age. Most likely, they could not imagine having a baby at such an old age, but God had a different plan. The Lord knew the exact time in which Sarah would have Isaac and it would clearly be a miraculous blessing to her life. Throughout the years, as the Lord kept telling Abraham of this promise, Abraham kept believing and waiting on the promise to be fulfilled. Twenty-four years after God first promised an heir to Abraham, three men showed up at Abraham’s door. The Lord was one of the three and He again restated His promise that they will bring forth a son, a baby boy. Sarah reacted by laughing. The Lord responded with a question: “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”

Abraham was a man of faith. God said it and Abraham believed what God said. Simple, pure, powerful faith. Sarah believed Abraham and trusted his words but when the Lord showed up, she lacked in her faith to believe. She even laughed at what God said. For us, sometimes it is easier for us to believe a person or to believe in a person than to trust in God. If God gives us a promise we can have a hard time trying to work it out ourselves. The hardest part is waiting on the Lord to fulfill it. We wait, we wonder and sometimes we worry but God is always faithful to keep His promises. Nothing is too hard for the Lord. Nothing. If He says it, then He will do it.

Lord, you are faithful in all things. Your promises endure forever, and there is no limit to your miracles. In your hands all things are possible. You are the one who conquered death and made a place for us in heaven. May we never cease to sing your praise. In your name we pray, Amen.

*source:  Daily Devotionals.

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music: Kutless “What Faith Can Do”