Once Upon a Time (Part 3)
“They’re playing our song”
“Your Songs” are parts of your story set to music, sections a timeline written on a music staff. This music challenge comes in multiple part, and I hope you’ll especially enjoy it this month as we celebrate “love” and Valentine’s’ Day.
Part 1- What song (or songs) do you and your Sweetheart claim as “yours”? Write it (or them) down in your journal in a special way (draw a heart around your list, write it on pretty paper or a fancy scrapbook tag to tape or tie in).
Part 2 – Make a lengthy list of titles of ALL your FAVORITE LOVE SONGS! — Any style and era, try to compile a “complete” list of your all time favorites. Then, choose your a few favorites and print the lyrics. (I have an activity planned for our trip, and you’ll need these.)
Part 3 – What are “your songs” that you share with your LORD? What songs stir up emotions and particularly memories that you shared with the LORD? Make a list of a few. If this is difficult, it might help to think of a timeline of your walk with the LORD and write down what songs come to mind from each season of life.
BONUS CHALLENGE: Some quiet evening this Valentine’s month, play all “your songs”. Enjoy an evening this February “remembering”.
(If your husband is home, all the better. — Nothing pulls me into the living room from some remote corner of the house, and brings back happy memories, like my husband playing a cover for one or “our songs” on the guitar or one of the by-the-artist-originals on youtube. I can pick out and “name the tune” with only a couple opening notes. — Even if your sweetie does not respond quite as you might wish, play them as a gift to him.)
If for some reason you don’t really have a song, don’t go another month without one. Choose one and start enjoying it together. — A song becomes special when it is associated with a particular moment or memory or when it is heard over and over and becomes associated with a particular person or emotion. You can choose one, and if you play it often, it will eventually become “yours”. — And, if it has been a while since you’re added a new love song to “Your” shared list, pick a new one to be another “our song” of this season of your life.