Archive for April, 2015

Goals vs. Dreams

Posted: April 26, 2015 in Life

I recently read the following quote by Gene Donohue (self-improvement guru):

The difference between a goal and a dream is the written word.

I would say the true difference is action, but writing them down is a type of action, a step in the right direction. It makes them actionable.

The Good Life

Posted: April 25, 2015 in Faith, Life

The following are lyrics from Know Hope Collective’s song “Good Life”. These lyrics speak to me and where I am. They also caused me to remember key transitions in my life and the songs I wrote about those occasions. I trust that eventually (hopefully sooner rather than later) I’ll have a chance to do some more recording and perhaps the theme of the album will be momentous life change.

This is the good life
I’ve lost everything I could ever want and ever dream of
This is the good life
I found everything I could ever need here in Your arms

I’ve watched my dreams all fade away
And blister in the sun
Everything I’ve ever had
Is unraveled and undone

I’ve set upon a worthless stack
Of my ambitious plans
And the people that I’ve loved the most
Have turned their backs and ran

This is the good life
I’ve lost everything I could ever want and ever dream of
This is the good life
I found everything I could ever need here in Your arms

Loneliness has left me searching
For someone to love
Poverty has changed my view
Of what true riches are

Sorrow’s opened up my eyes
To see what real joy is
Pain has been the catalyst
To my heart’s happiness

This is the good life
I’ve lost everything I could ever want and ever dream of
Oh, this is the good life
I found everything I could ever need here in Your arms, oh

Good, good life, good, good life
Good, good life, yeah
Good, good life, good, good life
Good, good life, yeah

Oh, this is the good life
I’ve lost everything I could ever want and ever dream of
This is the good life
I found everything I could ever need here in Your arms

Good life, good life
(This is the good life)
Good, good life
(This is the good life)
Good life, good life, oh yeah