Aww….Monday’s Music Moves Me

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Monday’s Music Moves Me

Well the theme for this week is body parts. I did this theme once before and chose the mind. I know there are songs about arms, legs, ears, toes, hands, and feet, but I am going to return to internal organs. It seems that the heart is the seat of our emotions. It is the heart where we first feel something stirring inside of us that sends a message to the brain to do something and drive us into action. The heart is the symbol of love. The heart can be hot, cold, soft, hard, happy, sad and in love all at the same time, so here are a few of my favorite heart songs.

From the country music of the 90’s, one of my favorite artists was Hal Ketchum. Hal was a singer/songwriter and enjoyed fame as both during this period. Sadly Hal is now suffering from Alzhiemer’s/dementia. Here is a song that he wrote that most dads can relate to when their daughter blossoms out of childhood and into a beautiful young lady. You know that boys are gonna start hanging around and hearts are gonna roll.

At some point in our dating experience all of us have had that break-up event. Sometimes we can even see it coming and we try to prepare for it. Still, we know that there’s gonna be a heartache tonight…maybe two.

There are many causes for these heartaches of love, but the most common reason for a broken heart that turns into a lyric and then is set to music seems to be, your cheatin’ heart.

Certainly, it would seem that only love can break a heart and only love can mend it again. Have a blessed week.


Saturday my wife and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary, so in honor of that occasion I believe I will play a song from our wedding. It was probably the most popular song of the day for this special occasion. I give you Paul Stookey and The Wedding Song.



So, What’s The Secret – Written for our 35th anniversary May 11, 2009

So what’s the secret to being married for thirty-five years and looking forward to celebrating number fifty one day? All I can tell you is that our marriage is centered around our faith and that the message from God’s Word is critical to the happiness that each of us enjoys.

First of all, God loves us and everything He does for us is for our benefit. He created the institution of marriage to be enjoyed by a man and a woman and to bring each of them happiness. The Bible tells us that God loved us so much that He gave His Son to die on a cross for us so that we might, through faith, have eternal live. Christ tells the husband that he is to love his wife with the same love that Christ loves the church and gave himself for that church (Ephesians 5:25). If I love my wife with that kind of love, then everything I do, I do because I love her and I want her to be happy. I want her to be pleased with this relationship. I want my Lord to be pleased with me as a man who loves his wife and realizes that his wife is a gift from God created especially for me and for my happiness.
Secondly, marriage is a partnership. Like any relationship, it takes work to maintain that relationship in peak condition. A happy marriage doesn’t “just happen”. Both of us are committed to the relationship and to each other because we love one another and it is our desire that our partner be happy in this relationship. No major decision in this relationship is made without prayer and conversation. God is not the author of confusion, therefore He will not give my wife a different answer to an issue than the one that He gives me. Again, God created the institution of marriage for our benefit, not for our demise.
Finally, I married a woman far better than I deserve. I thank my Lord and Savior for her every day. My wife is the most thoughtful, caring and giving person that I know. Proverbs 31:10-12 says, “An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.” I have found that woman. Proverbs 31:25-30 further states, Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, and teaching of kindness is on her toungue. She looks well to the ways of her houselold, and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and bless her; her husband also, and he praises her, saying: Many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all. Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” I married such a woman.
So, back to the original question, “What’s the Secret?” The answer is, you have to give yourself to the marriage. You have to give yourself to your spouse. Whatever you have within you, you have to “Give it Away.”

20 thoughts on “Aww….Monday’s Music Moves Me

  1. Give It Away was such a fun song (I wonder what was in the jacket?) especially when the singers went into the audience – so, so uplifting. This was in contrast to The Wedding Song, which always brings tears to my eyes. Hearts are Gonna Roll was new to me, and was a nice song to listen to, and Gene Pitney – truly there will only be one Gene Pitney. What a wonderful tribute to your wife and your marriage. Have a great week, DrillerAA.

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  2. Driller,

    Congrats on y’alls upcoming wedding anniversary! 45 years of togetherness – how beautiful! You remind me so much of my DH. He not only tells me the things you wrote in your letter on your 35th anniversary but I feel the way he feels for me which is amazing! I always tell him, “If every woman has a husband like you then the world would be a better place” and like you, DH feels the same about me as you do about your bride. I’m sure she feels equally blessed as you do. My how the years evaporate, your golden anniversary isn’t too far away now!

    I love your song picks for today’s theme! Daughters have no idea the effect they have on their daddys and sometimes they don’t even appreciate it. I really loved your first selection, ‘Hearts Are Gonna Roll’. You can’t find the one that’s meant for you unless you go through a few heartaches. I’m glad I got my heart broken by a cheatin’ heart because if it weren’t for that then I might not have gotten together with DH. Everything works together for the good of those who love the Lord, right? Thanks for sharing and joining the 4M gang on the dance floor. Have a boogietastic week, my friend!

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  3. Awww on the sleeping pups. So adorable.

    You picked some great heart songs.

    ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary Dear Blogging Buddies, ♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Anniversary to you.♪♪

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday. 🙂

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    1. Thank you for the anniversary wishes. I will say that one secret is that divorce never enters our conversations. We may not agree on everything but we do agree that divorce is not an option.


    1. Ray Charles set a new standard in country music with his first “Modern Sounds in Country-Western Music” album. He released vol. 2 a couple of years later and country music was never quite the same.


  4. greyzoned/angelsbark

    First of all, Happy Anniversary to you and your lovely wife! 45 years — that’s major. Congrats. Loved seeing the photos of you two, then and now. Beautiful couple! I enjoyed The Wedding Song. What a talented trio there! Peter Yarrow came and played at our church for an evening of fun and song. He’s certainly a good storyteller.

    Great picks for the body parts theme. I never heard of your first artist,Hal Ketchum, but I sure did like his sound. I’ll be checking out more by him for sure.
    I enjoyed hearing the live version of Heartache Tonight and I really liked the instrumental opening.
    Fabulous trip back in time with Ray Charles and Gene Pitney. Great lyrics: “Only love can break a heart.” True statement there!

    Thanks Driller for playing along with my theme. Awesome post!
    Have a great week,

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  5. I love your take on the theme, and love all your song choices! Happy (belated) Anniversary – I also love what you wrote for your 35th. 🙂 God’s blessings for the win! 🙂



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