Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Carroll Idol

Some of you have been asking about the Carroll Idol competition I had mentioned here. The top ten were chosen yesterday and I have a friend that made it! Her name is Sunshine Safely and she has a fantastic voice! If you would like to go to cheer her on or need more info let me know. The show is Friday April 25th at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster.

(Wouldn't it be fun to have it at our church with our rockin' sound system next year?!?!)

I ended up not submitting an entry this year, but one of the songs I had wanted to sing is by Nichole Nordeman. Below are the lyrics:


"Legacy"

I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all who's who and so-n-so's that used to be the best
At such'n'such ... it wouldn't matter much

I won't lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an 'Atta boy' or 'Atta girl'
But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world

I want to leave a legacy

How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love?
Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy

I don't have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthy list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy

(repeat chorus)

Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, "Well Done" good and faithful one...

(repeat chorus)

2 comments:

Dani said...

I love this song, actually, the first time I heard it, it was sung by you! I'm bummed about you not doing CI too, but you do have your priorities straight.

Kathi said...

Is Sunshine Safely her real name or a stage name?
Poor girl.
Sorry you're bummed. If it's meant to be it will happen. Next year perhaps????