Life’s Playlist…. What the World Needs Now performed by Sara Bareilles

On this date in 1995, America was attacked, by our own citizens.

I can recall the moment I heard about the Oklahoma City Bombing, I was sitting in my office at Carey Special Events in Atlanta, like with many horrific events in our nation’s history, it took some time for the devastation to sink in.

American citizens drove a moving truck into the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.  The moving truck was a bomb, the impending carnage killed 168 Americans.

Over the next hours and days, the heartbreak of Oklahoma City encompassed our nation and when the reality of those lost, including toddlers in a preschool became known, the nation mourned.

Since Oklahoma City, there have been many more incidents of national tragedy, tomorrow will mark the 19th Anniversary of the Columbine shooting.

We get a lot right in America, but sadly we also get a lot wrong.  Hopefully one day we really will understand, what the world needs is love, sweet love.

Easter Sunday…. I’ve Just Seen Jesus by Larnelle Harris & Sandi Patty

Holy Week Playlist… Via Dolorosa performed by Sandi Patty

 

Holy Week Playlist….. Communion Song performed by Jonathan Stockstill & Bethany Worship

Today is Maundy Thursday, the day that begins the sadness and reflection of Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday commemorates the “last supper” of Jesus and his Disciples.  The night when the betrayal took place and Jesus eventual walk to the cross began.

I had never commemorated Maundy Thursday until I moved to Florida.  The United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches taught me about this night and the recognition of the evening.

Services for Maundy Thursday are solemn and filled with self-reflection, coupled with the Good Friday Stations of the Cross walk, these are my favorite two Holy Week services.

Since moving back to Georgia, I haven’t found either service, I miss them.

Tonight I will reflect on what is to come and remember, Sunday is Coming!