Tomorrow morning at Destiny Family Center, I am preaching from the lyrics of a new Taylor Swift song… and it will be a Sunday to remember! Seriously, I’ve cried thirty times this week thinking about this message.
More than a message, it’s the anthem of this moment to a very special group of people.
I cannot believe I am admitting this. I’m a huge Taylor Swift fan! It all started one day when I was riding in the car with my daughter, Heaven Balsamo. Love Story came on the radio and Heaven turned it way up… and I turned it down for a second just to tell her, “I LOVE THIS SONG!” Lol, and we started to sing it at the top of our lungs… and she said, “Dad, guess what? I have this song on my ipod, let’s listen to it again!” And we did, again and again… until we sang every word!
What I love about Taylor Swift is how she writes her own songs… and she puts her heart out there like few singers and song writers I’ve ever heard! Taylor Swift is happy and romantic and her songs make people feel ALIVE in a way that brings us to tears!
Thoughts About Tomorrow’s Message
I’ve never been more happy to be alive. If loyal friends had monetary value, I would be one of the top 10 richest people on earth! In real life, there is something more than money and possessions. What are experiences without people to share them with?
If you live long enough, you may reach those moments when the mountains will seem like they are never going to move. Your dreams will flee away from you… much faster than you can run, until they seem to be lost forever. And if you let your dreams race ahead, but you spend your time on the things you can control: like the kind of person you are becoming and the kinds of people you’re adding to your dream team… suddenly, you will feel new winds in your sails… and you will be racing into the sunset, until your ship does intersect with the horizon of your dreams. The mountains will move, the dragons will fall… and history will remember the people you became and the things you did together.
Here is the song…
“This song is about my band and my producer and all the people who have helped build this brick by brick. The fans, the people who I feel are in it together. It talks about the triumphant moments that we’ve had in the last two years. I’ve had a lot of different kinds of moments in the past two years but there’s been a lot of triumphant ones where we just jump up and down and dance like we don’t care how we’re dancing and just scream at the top of our lungs ‘how’s this happening?’ and I feel very lucky to even have had one of those moments none the less all the ones that I got to have. I wrote a song about how I feel reflecting on it. This song for me is like looking at a photo album of all the award shows and all the stadium shows and all the hands in the air in the crowd. It’s sort of the first love song I’ve written to my team.”
See you tomorrow!
With much love…
Dream Big, Live Bold, and Leave a Legacy.