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Too Many Tears

There are days that the losses of so many in the world just bring tears. So many lives lost for no good reason. May the God of all comfort hold us close tonight.

Especially T – who list her sister at 911.

And my brother and sister and I who lost our Mommy 4 years ago today.

Help us all Lord.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV

 

Beautiful new vocals to this song by Julia Schmidt, and a new mix from Nathaniel Jones of Protilius Productions!

Source: Connect to Independent Music

RAINDROPS ARE TEARS

©2014 Music and Lyrics by Diana Rasmussen
Vocals by Julia Schmidt
Timbre Design,Engineering and Produced by Nathaniel Jones of Protilius Productions

“Raindrops fall from the sky because the clouds can no longer hold them”

There are tears my heart can’t hold
falling down soaking the ground

Water from my soul releasing pain
It’s our cry to begin again

You wept when I wept
You cried when I cried

From a secret place I see your face
Your raindrops are tears
Sent from above pouring out love
Your raindrops are tears

Drench my hurt heal my pain
You can call me by a new name

Soak the trees, heal all things
that are precious to a King

From a secret place I see your face
Your raindrops are tears
Sent from above pouring out love
Your raindrops are tears

You wept when I wept
You cried when I cried

From a secret place I see your face
Your raindrops are tears
Sent from above pouring out love
Your raindrops are tears

Diana Rasmussen

Lyric Credits
Music Credits Diana Rasmussen & Nathaniel Jones of Protilius Productions
Producer Credits Protilius Productions
Performance Credits vocals by Julia Schmidt, Music and lyrics by Diana Rasmussen & Nathaniel Jones of Protilius Productions

 

 

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From Moaning and Groaning to Glory

It’s heck getting older. Sometimes our bodies do not cooperate. Sickness comes and sometimes stays a while. Yes, Jesus can and will heal. I just wish He would do it immediately. I am not a good patient. I admit it. I don’t like being sick. I don’t like not being in control of things. Yes, I have issues, lol!

Sometimes the healing that God promised us takes a while. So here I sit. The Bible says I should rejoice in my troubles. I have to say that is not my first response. I’m the girl texting, “Ugggh!” Moaning and groaning. No particular words. I don’t like to talk about any illness because I don’t want to give it more life. I know we have the power of life and death in our tongues and any kind of illness doesn’t get a stage or a microphone as far as I am concerned.

I pray and receive prayer. I have the Elders at Church anoint me with oil.  I read the Word and speak the Word. God says that by His stripes I am healed. Yes, I may have a few ugly symptoms kicking around in my body – but God’s Word is truth and He says I am healed. My body just doesn’t know it yet.

It brings me comfort to know that I am not the only one going through pain during this journey. Even Apostle Paul had a few issues. He had to remind himself and the Church to not become discouraged. We all age. It’s part of the process of this thing called life. God promised that with the sufferings would come a greater weight of glory. It will be worth it all.

I am determined to praise my way through this pain. I know that God will heal me and you both. I just don’t know when. Guess this is the part where I get to trust Him and take Him at His Word. Uggggh!

 

 

 “Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day.  For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 AMP

 

 “For I consider [from the standpoint of faith] that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us!  For [even the whole] creation [all nature] waits eagerly for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration and futility, not willingly [because of some intentional fault on its part], but by the will of Him who subjected it, in hope  that the creation itself will also be freed from its bondage to decay [and gain entrance] into the glorious freedom of the children of God.  

For we know that the whole creation has been moaning together as in the pains of childbirth until now.  And not only this, but we too, who have the first fruits of the Spirit [a joyful indication of the blessings to come], even we groan inwardly, as we wait eagerly for [the sign of] our adoption as sons—the redemption and transformation of our body [at the resurrection].  For in this hope we were saved [by faith]. But hope [the object of] which is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he already sees?  But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait eagerly for it with patience and composure.” – Romans 8:18-25 AMP

 

Ambient Healing Music by Diana Rasmussen

God Promised Us Rain

Have you ever been to the desert? Miles and miles of sand with no water in sight. Even the cactuses look dry. Sometime I have found that my life seems like a desert. Sometimes relationships or jobs or hope just dries up. And it seems like there is no hope. Been there? Yeah me too. 

Just when I give up it seems that God shows up. I really think He was there the whole time. He said He would never leave me or forsake me. Maybe in the desert I just forgot that part. Heat will do that to a girl…

But God promises us rain – to refresh, to renew, and restore everything we thought had dried up. Hang on friends, here comes the rain!

Now Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of the roar of an abundance of rain.” -1 Kings 18:41


If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments and obediently do them, then I will give you rain in its season, and the land will yield her produce and the trees of the field bear their fruit. – Leviticus 26:3-4 




The Lord will open for you His good treasure house, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow. The Lord will make you the head leader and not the tail follower; and you will be above only, and you will not be beneath, if you listen and pay attention to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I am commanding you today, to observe them carefully. – Deuteronomy 28:12-13

Rain on Me

Here is a song and video from my friend Pat Flanakin. We met on Broadjam – a great place for musicians to share their music, get licensed, learn more, and a just have fun. Pat is a country musician from Nashville, TN. He reminds me of James Taylor. And his lyrics are amazing. Pat Flanakin

I still remember the first time I heard this song. It struck something deep in my soul. The tears started falling. And I didn’t even know why.  Sometimes there are songs that unearth hidden pain so that it can be healed. Hurts that have been locked away for years. Buried. And then God uses a song to heal that place. RAIN ON ME is one of those songs for me.

I confess, there are places in my heart that are barren and that need the water of the Lord to bring them back to life.  I am ready – to dance in the showers, for hours and hours.  Great song, and great video Pat!

Lyrics

RAIN ON ME ©Pat Flanakin
patflanakin@hotmail.com

VERSE A desert wind can turn a stone to sand
And strip your soul of ev’ry dream you’ve ever had
And leave you with nothin’ but this barren land
Rain on me

VERSE A thousand mountains stand before my eyes
They hide the ocean on the other side
But I can smell the water and I can taste the tide
Rain on me
And let me taste the water
Water is what I need

CHORUS Come on you’ve got to rain on me
And let me taste the water
Water is what I need

VERSE California I don’t understand
You keep your treasures in your fisted hand
And you can make a beggar out of an honest man
Rain on me
Let me taste the water
Water is what I need

CHORUS Rain on me
And let me dance in the showers
For hours and hours

BRIDGE Oh I’m dying for just a drink
So let it rain down on me.

CHORUS You’ve got to rain on me
And let me dance in the showers
For hours and hours

CHORUS Come on you’ve got to rain on me
Let me taste the water
Cause water is what I need

Song Length
4:35
Genre
Rock – Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 – 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Subject Matter
Frustration

Language
English

Lyric Credits
Pat Flanakin

Music Credits
Pat Flanakin

Producer Credits
Pat Flanakin

Performance Credits
Pat Flanakin

 

 

And if you would like to

you can purchase Pat’s CD LUCKY at CD Baby!

 

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It’s Movie Day!

It’s Movie Day Here – yeah, after yesterdays post (The $50,000 Cup of Coffee) I figure I better just listen for a while and be quiet.  I admit I don’t know it all – yet I refuse to give up. Forgive me for my rants sometimes…guess I’m still human.  I love you all and your thoughts and comments mean more to me than you will ever know.  God bless you all, Diana

These are all videos I made – I love playing with stuff like that.  I can’t draw (I do stick people) so the computer gives me a lot more artistic freedom.  My kids are all great artists, guess they got those genes!

 PRAYERS AND PROMISES on YouTube

How about you?  Do you have a YouTube Channel?

Why don’t you put it in the comments and we can support each other?

Thanks, and have fun – get the popcorn!

 

I took this movie right outside our door – great lightning storm!

AMAZING LIGHTNING STORM

 

This is me playing my Korg keyboard with some awesome sound effects and video effects!

HEALING RAIN

 

And just for fun, here is a Celtic Tune I made – all with my computer, lol!

THE MEADOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s Raining Diamonds- NaPoWriMo Day 1

NaPoWriMo2014

Well, it’s that time of year again. April is National Poetry Month. NaPoWriMo 2014 has begun! Why not join the fun? Head over to:

http://www.naprwrimo.net

I did this last year and had a blast. This year I think I’ll pick a verse a day, and write something along those lines. Some may even be song lyrics I am working on, like this one, It’s Raining Diamonds. Always great to get new ideas flowing!

From Wikipedia:

National Poetry Writing Month (also known as NaPoWriMo) is a creative writing project held annually in April in which participants attempt to write a poem each day for one month. NaPoWriMo coincides with the National Poetry Month in the United States of America and Canada.

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– “But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an everflowing stream.” (Amos 6:24)

IT’S RAINING DIAMONDS

Copyright 2014 Diana Rasmussen

When I’m frozen with fear
Anxious about this life
Or just tired, worn out
From the fighting and strife

Justice rolls down like waters
Righteousness flows
like an everlasting stream
It’s raining diamonds
It’s raining diamonds

When I’ve fallen too far
Drowning in pools of sorrow
Looking for a light
To get out of the dark

Justice rolls down like waters
Righteousness flows
like an everlasting stream
It’s raining diamonds
It’s raining diamonds

Despite crushing pressure
I’m refined by Your heat

Justice rolls down like waters
Righteousness flows
like an everlasting stream
It’s raining diamonds
It’s raining diamonds

Raining Diamonds

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Let it Rain but…

Do you like rain? I love how it smells after a rain. Everything is so fresh and clean. You can smell the flowers, the grass, and everything is so alive. Yes, let it rain.

We have a lot of ‘rain’ praise and worship songs. Rain in the Bible is often associated with blessings. I hope you rest in his rain today! even if there is a little mud to walk through!

Here is a video I made with my TOP 10 Song called FAITH. I added some ‘Healing Rain’ to it.

Songs with Rain

Each Song has a YouTube video attached.  Have fun in the rain!

1. Let it Rain
2. I Feel the Rain
3. Holy Spirit Rain Down
4. Healing Rain
5. Rain Down on Us
6. Grace Like Rain
7. Let Your Mercy Rain
8. Rain Down
9. Bring the Rain
10. Wait for Your Rain
11. The Latter Rain
12. Rain
I came across a pin on Pinterest last night that rocked my world. Yep. So I had to share it with you. It was one of those ‘aha’ moments. Revelation.

God knew I needed to laugh!

 

Rain

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Storms Will Surely Come

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Storms

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
– John 16:33

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
― Vivian Greene

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“Joy weathers any storm: Happiness rides the waves.”
― Todd Stocker

“There is peace even in the storm”
― Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

“Don’t look at the present storm, but look to the Son coming.”
― Anthony Liccione

“Sometimes God calms the storm, but sometimes God lets the storm rage and calms His child.”
― Leslie Gould, The Amish Nanny

My Prayer

Dear Lord,

Thank you that despite the storms going on in our lives we can turn to You for peace and comfort. Despite the wind, the rain, the snow, the thunder, lightning, or even the waves You are constant. And it is You Lord that gives us the strength to stand in the rain. You are faithful Lord and you are with us.

STAND IN THE RAIN – SuperChick

She never slows down.
She doesn’t know why but she knows
that when she’s all alone,
feels like it’s all coming down
She won’t turn around
The shadows are long
and she fears if she cries that first tear,
the tears will not stop raining down

[CHORUS]
So stand in the rain
Stand your ground
Stand up when it’s all crashing down
You stand through the pain
You won’t drown
And one day, what’s lost can be found
You stand in the rain

She won’t make a sound
Alone in this fight with herself
and the fears whispering
if she stands she’ll fall down
She wants to be found
The only way out is
through everything she’s running from
wants to give up and lie down.

[CHORUS]
So stand in the rain
Stand your ground
Stand up when it’s all crashing down
You stand through the pain
You won’t drown
And one day, what’s lost can be found
You stand in the rain

So stand in the rain
Stand your ground
Stand up when it’s all crashing down
Stand through the pain
You won’t drown
And one day, what’s lost can be found

[CHORUS]
So stand in the rain
Stand your ground
Stand up when it’s all crashing down
You stand through the pain
You won’t drown
And one day, what’s lost can be found
You stand in the rain

Cry in the Rain

Cry in the Rain

(Dedicated to Mel)

©2013 Diana Rasmussen

From: flywithdreams23.blogspot.com
From: flywithdreams23.blogspot.com

The lightning flashed
and thunder cracked
The day you died
the sky turned black

*
I cry in the rain
I scream in the thunder
Let go of the pain
before I go under

*
my heart withdrawn
trying to hold on
one day you’re here
next day you’re gone

*
Tears fall from my eyes
I never got to say goodbye

Raindrops Are Tears

from Pinterest

from Pinterest

 

RAINDROPS
©2013 Diana Rasmussen

There are tears
my heart can’t hold
falling down soaking the ground

Water from my soul
releasing pain
My cry to begin again

From a secret place
I see your face
Your raindrops are tears
Sent from above
pouring out grace and love
Your raindrops are tears

Drench my hurt
flood over my pain
You call me by a new name

Soaking the trees
healing all things
that are precious to a King

From a secret place
I see your face
Your raindrops are tears
Sent from above
pouring out grace and love
Your raindrops are tears

You wept when I wept
You cried when I cried

From a secret place
I see your face
Your raindrops are tears
Sent from above
pouring out grace and love
Your raindrops are tears

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!