Tag: reflection

Somebody He Used to Know

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved I first heard this song on Saturday Night Live, when Gotye was the musical guest. The song was quite intriguing, with a really cool sound and tempo. When I listened to it more closely, the story of the song intrigued me even further. When... Read more »

"I'm Glad You Came"

In the Name of the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Precious Beloved My wife and daughters really like the song by the band “The Wanted” called “Glad You Came.” When I hear the song, it makes me think of all the wonderful people that I have been blessed with in my life: The sun goes down... Read more »

A Teachable Moment

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful The horrific murders of innocent Afghan villagers by a US soldier this past weekend has prompted the rightful condemnation of officials and leaders, including our own President who said the killings were “outrageous and unacceptble.” He also said: “The United States takes this as seriously as... Read more »
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"How to Save a Life"

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful One of the most popular songs by the American band, The Fray, is “How to save a life.” According to lead singer Isaac Slade, he wrote it in response to his difficulty reaching a troubled teen. When I first heard it, I thought it was... Read more »

When A Star Passes On

In the Name of God, the Compassionate and Infinitely Merciful Whitney Houston was laid to rest today in a star-studded funeral in her hometown in New Jersey. I still remember precisely where I was when the news first broke that she had passed away: in my parents kitchen. I was truly shocked, not the least... Read more »