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STAND

STAND

Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen, Dedicated to Bob

https://soundcloud.com/diana-rasmussen-music/stand

When the money’s gone and the bills come in

When the sky turns black lightning, thundering

When our friends or family betray

We’re gonna forgive them anyway

 

We’re gonna get through this

We’ve been through a whole lot worse

We’re gonna get through this

Dig down deep and take my hand

Together we stand

 

When the work is long and the pay is slow

When our hair turns gray cause we’re getting old

When the kids move out to find their way

We’re gonna love our life anyway

 

We’re gonna get through this

We’ve been through a whole lot worse

We’re gonna get through this

Dig down deep and take my hand

Together we stand

 

 

They may kick they may bite

They may slander and they may fight but

 

We’re gonna get through this

We’ve been through a whole lot worse

We’re gonna get through this

Dig down deep and take my hand

Together we stand

 

 

Be careful—watch out for attacks from Satan, your great enemy. He prowls around like a hungry, roaring lion, looking for some victim to tear apart. Stand firm when he attacks. Trust the Lord; and remember that other Christians all around the world are going through these sufferings too.

 After you have suffered a little while, our God, who is full of kindness through Christ, will give you his eternal glory. He personally will come and pick you up, and set you firmly in place, and make you stronger than ever. (1 Peter 5:8-10 TLB)

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Jazzy Monday

Jazz at the Harbor

Jazzy Monday. Here are a few of my instrumentals.  I love jazz. You don’t have to talk or think. Yep, it’s Monday!  Let’s rest and relax in Him today.

 

 

 

 

come to me

Dear Lord,

Today we take you up on your offer and today we REST.  You said you would lead us, guide us, provide for us, strengthen us, heal us, and save us.  Let it be done as we rest in You and Your Word today, in Jesus Name.

The Walking Wounded by Secret Angel

Secret Angel Ministry
Secret Angel Ministry

About a 6-8 months ago I had the pleasure to meet Secret Angel on WordPress.  We connected through our blogs.  Yet God always has a bigger plan doesn’t He?  Angel and I have similar pasts and she is an amazing woman with an amazing testimony. Today is her book release of THE WALKING WOUNDED.  I had the pleasure of reading her book and I highly recommend it. It is available for purchase today – her eBook is only $10!  Click on the image above and get your copy today!

Here is my Review:

Diana Rasmussen of Prayers and Promises: Worship Leader, Faith Builder, and Recording Artist

Secret Angel’s book “THE WALKING WOUNDED” has helped me to heal.  I read her poem on WordPress and it touched me right away.

SO MUCH HURT! SO MUCH PAIN!

“THE WALKING WOUNDED!” THAT’S THEIR NAME!

After reading her book, I can truly say that God is still in control, and He makes ways where there were no ways.  I found myself diving in to read chapter after chapter. And then I would have to stop and receive the healing that God put in her words.  Angel is so honest, so truthful about what if feels like to live in abuse.  She shares with such passion and emotion what really goes on behind closed doors with an Abuser. There were many times I just stopped reading and cried – for me and for her.

Angel also shares how God directed her every move to stay safe and get out.  Provision, protection, and deliverance – are all in her book.  Her story is an amazing testimony of what God can do when we cry out to him for help.  It touched my heart and gives me hope for the many, many women she will help set free.  I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone who is or knows someone in an abusive relationship.  There is healing here!

Secret Angel and I collaborated and released the song “WALKING WOUNDED” based on her poem. It is available at CDBaby and Amazon.

Secret Angel Ministry Logo

You can learn more about Secret Angel at

  http://secretangelps911.wordpress.com and

http://www.secretangelministry.org

Here is the song we did together:

 

 https://www.reverbnation.com/dianarasmussen/song/27552005-diana-rasmussen-walking-wounded

Walking Wounded

©2013 Words By Secret Angel & Music by Diana Rasmussen

Mixed/Mastered by Chameleon

Verbal abuse, he thinks its ok;
So destructive, done everyday.
He tears me down, to a point so low.
Fear sets in, I’ve no place to go.

So much hurt. So much pain.
“Walking Wounded”, that’s my name.
Hidden deep, where no one sees,
Scars of abuse, but who’d believe?

Behind closed doors, the truth’s exposed.
His attacks, where no one knows.
The wounds are real, but he’d deny.
And I’m too scared, to testify.

So much hurt. So much pain.
“Walking Wounded”, that’s my name.
Hidden deep, where no one sees,
Scars of abuse, but who’d believe?

His words are swords, they cut so deep.
But God sees all, and He can heal.

So much hurt. So much pain.
“Walking Wounded”, that’s my name.
Hidden deep, where no one sees,
Scars of abuse, but who’d believe?

Walking wounded, walking wounded, walking wounded.

credits

released 20 August 2013
© 2013 Words by Secret Angel
©2013 Music/Vocals by Diana Rasmussen
Mixed/Mastered by Chameleon
UPC at CD Baby 888174208763
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Fall Into Your Love

From: pinterest
From: pinterest

FALL INTO YOUR LOVE

Like a wildflower picked from the plains
A lotus blossom from the valley pools
Love strolls in the garden of delight
Night slips away, Dawn breathes it’s light

The fire of love stops at nothing
It sweeps everything before it
I fall into your love like waves cover the sea
Your forgiveness and grace wrap around me

Flood waters can’t drown out your love
torrents of rain cannot put it out
invincible facing danger and death
Passion laughs at the terrors of hell

I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine

(inspired by Song of Solomon, by Diana Rasmussen)

featured image source:http://www.shalombewithyou.com

image above from: Pinterest.com

Castle of Fear

From: PinterestCastle of Fear – that’s where you live when you live with an Abuser.

Looks pretty from the outside – but there is a dungeon on the inside – with chains, gates, and bars.

And you are Rapunzel – trapped inside.

Daily Prompt: Safety First

Share the story of a time you felt unsafe.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us SAFETY.

Here is my story of living in that Castle of Fear:

Snow White Darkness (may trigger – be safe).

“Smothered by control

a tormented soul         

trapped in his castle

her tears rolling mist

proof she  exists

in Snow White Darkness”

~©2013 Diana Rasmussen~

                   

        

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Fuzzy Socks

FUZZY SOCKS

~Copyright 2013 Diana Rasmussen~

Fuzzy socks

Fuzzy slippers

Fuzzy robe

Nobody’s home

Warm fireplace

Flames of Grace

Smooth jazz

Saturday pizazz

Razzamatazz

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Living in Fear

Daily Prompt: Fright Night

Do you like being scared by books, films, and surprises? Describe the sensation of being scared, and why you love it — or don’t.
I do not like being afraid.  I am not a ‘ride’ girl, skip the roller coasters and stuff.  And skip the horror flicks.  I guess it comes from all the times I was terrified in my own home behind closed doors.  That’s what happens when you live in Domestic Violence.  There is a reason people call one person the “abuser” and the other the “victim”.  It is sort of like being a POW – the mind control that goes on and the fearing for your life and your children’s lives too. Here is a poem that I wrote and turned into a song.  It talks about the fear, and what it feels like to live there.

© 2013 Diana Rasmussen

An Album for Domestic Violence Awareness
An Album for Domestic Violence Awareness

 

She looks in the mirror, seems vaguely familiar

like steam on the glass, shame covers her past

the fog slithers down, as evil surrounds

His worst fantasy, her reality

*

he pulls the strings, does unspeakable things

a sadistic entrance, for his acceptance

*

Smothered by control, a tormented soul

trapped in his castle

Her tears rolling mist, proof she  exists

in snow white darkness

*

Clouds of confusion, rolled into illusion

He veils perversion, forcing her coercion

her body he takes, while she flies away

unbelieveable, she’s invisible

*

love is the shadow, that darkens her window

she’s crying for help, to escape her hell

Smothered by control, a tormented soul

trapped in his castle

Her tears rolling mist, proof she  exists

in snow white darkness

*

she hides in the fog, drinks hair of the dog

hates her behavior, craves one to save her

*

Smothered by control, a tormented soul

trapped in his castle

Her tears rolling mist, proof she  exists

in snow white darkness

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Who Are You Girl?

I had to laugh when I read today’s Daily Prompt:

Daily Prompt: Mix Tape Masterpiece

You make a new friend. Make them a mix tape (or playlist, for the younger folks) that tells them who you are through song.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us MUSIC.

That has been my mission, my goal so to speak.  I am a musician as many of you know.  God has opened doors for me to play every week at Janesville Apostolic Ministries in Janesville, WI with my husband, Bob.  We had a Church Dedication yesterday that was absolutely amazing. I’ll use another post for that.  Let’s just say Ms D had a blast singing and dancing!

I also write, sing, and record songs about breaking free from Domestic Violence.  Silent No More – that’s me.  Singing about what really goes on behind closed doors when you live in abuse.  Not to glorify what happened, but to raise awareness.  People don’t know what happens unless we tell them.  People can’t help the next woman out of abuse if they don’t know how or what to do next.

Here is my Bio from Broadjam:diana rasmussen

Diana is a Music Minister, Blogger, Poetess, and Recording Artist based in Southern WI. She has received many TOP 10 AWARDS from Broadjam, Inc. in the Jazz, Country, Folk, and World Categories.

Diana Rasmussen is a Soul Survivor. She plays live at the local coffee shops and leads the Worship Team every week at Janesville Apostolic Ministries. Her songs focus on overcoming adversity, breaking free from domestic violence, and living beyond depression. Fans have called her songs, “haunting, powerful, and edgy”. Diana sounds like Annie Lennox and Bonnie Raitt, and there is a raw honesty about her lyrics.

WALKING WOUNDED by Secret Angel and Diana Rasmussen

Mixed/Mastered by Chameleon

Diana (PrayersandPromises) and Secret Angel (Secretangelps911) met on WordPress. Having both come from a past of abuse, they have a lot in common. Secret Angel has written a book sharing her story, “THE WALKING WOUNDED”. Secret Angel wrote the poem “The Walking Wounded” and Diana put a portion of the poem to music. A portion of the proceeds of this song will benefit Secret Angel Ministry.

Diana is an established Singer/Songwriter and “Soul Survivor” with many TOP 10 Songs on the Indie charts at Broadjam, Inc.  Her songs focus on overcoming adversity, breaking free from domestic violence, and living beyond depression. Fans have called her songs, “haunting, powerful, and edgy”. Diana sounds like Annie Lennox and Bonnie Raitt, and there is a raw honesty about her lyrics. Diana has received many TOP 10 AWARDS from Broadjam, Inc. in the Country, Folk, Jazz, and World Categories.

Secret Angel’s book, “THE WALKING WOUNDED”, talks about how abuse happens and how victims become trapped in their situations. It brings understanding to the plight of victims as Secret Angel reveals her own true story, including how God intervened in her life and rescued her. “THE WALKING WOUNDED” is in publication currently and will be released in August of 2013, with a plan for the majority of proceeds to go into ministries that help victims of abuse.

SNOW WHITE DARKNESS – An album sharing what it feels like to be in Domestic Violence.

By Diana Rasmussen, Chris Williams, Chameleon,

Mixed/Mastered by Protilius Productions and Chameleon.

1 in 3 women are broken, battered, or scared by abuse or domestic violence. These songs tell story.

$2 of every Album sale (20%) will benefit Secret Angel Ministry for building Safe Houses all across the US and the World.

LATTER RAIN –  An album that features the best of Diana’s Instrumentals with music from all over the World! Many of these songs have won TOP 10 Awards at Broadjam, Inc. Take a break from everyday life, and come on the journey – to a secret place for rest and revival…

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When a Cowboy’s Heart Breaks

rain-wallpaper-4I have been reading so many posts about rain these days.

What does the rain mean to you?

What do you think of when it rains?

Here is a song collaboration I did with Kenney Noguera from Conconully, Washington.  Kenney is a talented musician with songs in many genres.  You can visit Kenney and his music here:

Uncle Spider & The Electric Dirt Clods  

I love the internet sometimes – it let’s us connect with people all across the globe in a click or two!  And this song travelled all the way to Canada and back with Chameleon doing the Mixing/Mastering!  You can visit Chameleon here

Chameleon

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WHEN A COWBOY’S HEART BREAKS

© 2013 Words by Diana Rasmussen
Music by Kenney Noguera
Mixed/Mastered by Chameleon

WHEN A COWBOY’S HEART BREAKS

© 2013 Words by Diana Rasmussen
Music by Kenney Noguera
Mixed/Mastered by Chameleon

A black cowboy hat
hangs upon the shelf
he took it off
the day she left
she was tired of life
being a cowboy’s wife

When a cowboy’s heart breaks
rain starts to fall
everybody knows
this rodeo’s closed
You can tell right away
that his love is gone,gone, gone
When teardrops fall
from Heaven

When the north wind howls
like an old night owl
and the ground shakes
you can hear his heartache
Leaves blowing in the breeze
There’s crying in the trees

When a cowboy’s heart breaks
rain starts to fall
Everybody knows
this rodeo’s closed
You can tell right away
that his love is gone,gone, gone
When teardrops fall
from Heaven

When a cowboy’s heart breaks
rain starts to fall
When a cowboy’s heart breaks

Please leave us a comment – Ms D has to come up with a Press Release for this song and I would love to quote YOU!

Amethyst Shards

AMETHYST SHARDS

God told me this morning that today was the day to release this album for raising money for Secret Angel Ministry.

1 in 3 women are broken, battered, or scared by abuse or domestic violence. These songs tell story.

$2 of every Album sale (20%) will benefit Secret Angel Ministry

for building Safe Houses all across the US and the World.

About Diana

Diana Rasmussen is a Soul Survivor. Her songs focus on overcoming adversity, breaking free from domestic violence/abuse &living beyond depression.

Fans have called her songs, “haunting, powerful, and edgy”. Diana sounds like Annie Lennox or Bonnie Raitt, and there’s a raw honesty about her lyrics.

Diana has many TOP 10 songs on Broadjam in the Country,Folk, Jazz, New Age, and World Categories

About Secret Angel

Secret Angel’s book, “THE WALKING WOUNDED”, talks about how abuse happens and how victims become trapped in their situations. It brings understanding to the plight of victims as Secret Angel reveals her own true story, including how God intervened in her life and rescued her. “THE WALKING WOUNDED” is in publication currently and will be released in August of 2013, with a plan for the majority of proceeds to go into ministries that help victims of abuse.

SNOW WHITE DARKNESS Album Release TODAY!

SNOW WHITE DARKNESS

Today is the day to release this album for raising money for Secret Angel Ministry.

1 in 3 women are broken, battered, or scared by abuse or domestic violence. These songs tell story.

$2 of every Album sale (20%) will benefit Secret Angel Ministry

for building Safe Houses all across the world.Snow White Darkness Cover

About Diana

Diana Rasmussen is a Soul Survivor. Her songs focus on overcoming adversity, breaking free from domestic violence/abuse &living beyond depression.

Fans have called her songs, “haunting, powerful, and edgy”. Diana sounds like Annie Lennox or Bonnie Raitt, and there’s a raw honesty about her lyrics.

Diana has many TOP 10 songs on Broadjam in the Country,Folk, Jazz, New Age, and World Categories

About Secret Angel

Secret Angel’s book, “THE WALKING WOUNDED”, talks about how abuse happens and how victims become trapped in their situations. It brings understanding to the plight of victims as Secret Angel reveals her own true story, including how God intervened in her life and rescued her. “THE WALKING WOUNDED” is in publication currently and will be released in August of 2013, with a plan for the majority of proceeds to go into ministries that help victims of abuse.