Saturday, December 27, 2008

I Believe

Sunday Scribblings' prompt this week is "I Believe". Two memories immediately popped in my head when I read it. One is the Apostles Creed, which I had memorized in my childhood and still know it by heart to this day. Second is the song by Tom Jones titled "I Believe". I must have listened to that song a hundred times while I was growing up. My parents must have liked Tom Jones because I remember we have a "record" of that at home and it gets played over and over again. Along with the Apostles' Creed, the lyrics of this song is also engraved in my brain. Just for the fun of it, I googled the words "I Believe By Tom Jones" and I actually found a You Tube video of it!

Before I share the video, I just want to testify that I am a believer. Are you? The chorus in the I Believe song goes like this:

Every time I hear a new born baby cries
or touch a leaf
or see the sky
then I know why I believe.

This coming year 2009 is a year of challenge. With America's economy being as unstable as it is, it is easy to be discouraged and depressed. But let us not be discouraged. I believe that we will get through this hard times. It will teach us important lessons we would never have learned if we're always on affluent state. I believe the hard times bring something good. I believe. The bad times will not kill us - it will make us stronger.

And so, here's the song for us:



This post is also my entry for Then Sings My Soul Saturday.

13 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I believe in the inherent goodness of human beings. Beyond that, nothing else exists for me...

guts wrenching out

Susan said...

Oh, now this song brings back many good memories. My mom LOVED this song and the singer too!!

I enjoyed your post too.

Blessings to you in this new coming year!!!

Molly said...

Looks like the creed was a popular image in our heads for this SS.

I have never heard this song-but, I thought I had when I read the lyric you posted.

Nice tag team meme action there lady!

linda may said...

You have done another nice post here Lisa. I know both the creed and I believe.But Tom Jones, I never liked the looks of him even though he sings good songs.

BJ Roan said...

I enjoyed the video. I haven't heard that song in a long time. I also like your thinking. I believe we will get through this mess, also.

ktwalden said...

It's all about faith....

For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Romans 10:10 ESV

Cathy said...

Oh, I used to love that song ~ showing my age. It was very popular, and I used to play it on the piano. Thanks for sharing it.

Lucy said...

love your optimism Liza! I agree that we need to believe a good outcome is around the next corner.
I remember that song too! :)

Tim and Vicky said...

Hi Liza
I thought I'd throw a thought out there for Sunday Scribblings. It's not much of a thought as I'm hours past bedtime, but it was such a good subject.

Tumblewords: said...

I've always liked Tom Jones' rendition of 'I Believe'! Nice post - and yes, there is much to be thankful for, much to believe in and much to work for! Nice post!

gel said...

Terrific optimistic post.
Music is a major part of my life. This one is from my parents' time or grandparents, but it timeless. Great choice.

Optimistic Mom said...

I love that song. It brought back so many memories. With all the uncertainties ahead, believing that there is hope can indeed make a lot of difference in our outlook. Wish you all the best for the coming year.

Melody said...

Great post, because if we gave up on believing we would be worse off. We all have difficult situations to overcome and believing that we are strong enough to overcome also helps others to follow. Thank you for showing us and inspiring!