"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
~Berthold Auerbach

Hi all,

I've been battling a sinus infection so not feeling terribly creative.  Therefore, I'm handing this newsletter off to someone else...  Enjoy!

God bless,

Hello everyone,

This is a last minute thing so I couldn't decide what to do.  Then JenniAnn emailed me these two things she saw on Facebook (which I don't have) and told me maybe I could answer them here.  Sure?  I have a hard time believing people really care about how I answer these but I'm told they do.  So here goes...  Uh, enjoy?

Your friend,

The Music Challenge

The Challenge:
1. Put your iPod on shuffle (I don't have an iPod so I just put all those mixed CDs LJA's given me on Shuffle)
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer
3. You must write that song name down no matter what.

Q: What would best describe your personality?
A: Turn! Turn! Turn!- The Byrds: I can go with that.  Maybe it means I'm able to help people no matter what's going on?

Q: If someone says it’s okay you say…
A: One Song Glory- Rent Original Broadway Cast: Uh oh.  That's a very sad song.

Q: What do you like in a guy/girl?
A: Fools Rush In- Elvis: ::chuckles::  I like them foolish, I guess.  Or maybe rushing?  Believe me, I see a lot of rushing people in my line of work.  But I think humans make foolish decisions, sometimes, without that meaning they are generally foolish people.  Same with angels.  I'm digressing.

Q: How do you feel today?
A: Lead Me Father- Johnny Cash: I'm not feeling forlorn like that song talks about.  Not today.  But it is a great song and I do want to let the Father lead me.  Sure, it works.

Q: What is your life’s purpose?
A: One by One- Enya: Wow.  That song's about repeated good byes.  That's... wow.  I guess in a way my life's purpose is helping people say good bye.  And then hello.

Q: What is your motto?
A: Have You Ever Seen the Rain?- Creedence Clearwater Revival: I'm not sure what to think about that.  It isn't my motto.  Good
song, though.  CCR brings back a lot of memories for me. 

Q: What do your friends think of you?

A: Sunrise in Your Smile- Michael Card: That's very nice.  But none of you ever need to wander miles to see my smile and I hope I don't need to just to see yours.  Although that doesn't mean I wouldn't.

Q: What do you think of your friends?
A: Invincible- Muse: I really love that answer.  This describes you all perfectly: "There's no one like you in the universe."  I think this describes us, too: "And tonight we can truly say, together we're invincible."  It reminds me of all we've come through together. 

I keep wanting to just stop and listen to these songs and then call people and have them listen, too.  0:-)

Q: What do you think of your parents?
A: I Don’t Know How to Love Him- Jesus Christ Superstar Motion Picture Soundtrack:  ::laughs hysterically::  No.  That's NOT how I think of the Father.  Thanks for the laugh, Laja.  0;-)

Q: What do your parents think of you?
A: Forever Young- Rod Stewart: That may be my favorite answer so far.  Thanks, Father.

Q: What do you think about very often?
A: Under Pressure- David Bowie and Queen: I hope that's not true.  Maybe it is?  I suppose angels do feel a little bit under pressure to make a difference in our assignments' lives when we only have a short time.  But it's worth it.  Believe me.

Q: What do you think of your best friend?
A: Roll to Me- Del Amitri:  Not really.  I think this song is about a guy trying to get a girl to date him after she gets out of a bad relationship.  That doesn't seem appropriate.  But I do like the song.  Good tune.  And I would hope my friends would turn to me for help if they needed it.  But no rolling.  Thanks.  0;-)

Q: What do you think of the person you love?
A: Unsung Hero- Terri Clark: Any possible romantic elements aside, I think this song works for every person I love including the Father.  "No questions asked, you're there when I need you with a love that inspires me to be everything you deserve" is true.

Q: What is your life story?
A: Lives in the Balance- Jackson Browne: It was, I guess.  I did spend time in Vietnam and in other wars.  And lives are always in the balance in my line of work.

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: Wherever You Will Go- The Calling: I need to grow up?  0;-)  Just kidding.  That works.  In the future I do want to still be going wherever people need me.

Q: What do you think when you see the person you love?
A: Sleeping Bag- ZZ Top: I do not!  But I know why JenniAnn put that on the CD.  Good job, Mr. Dye.  You romanticized bikes forever.  0:-)  That *is* the one where he rides the bike, right? 

Q: What is your hobby/interest?
A: Run Through the Jungle- Creedence Clearwater Revival: I don't know about that one.  I have run through my share of jungles but I wouldn't really call it a hobby or interest. 

Q: What will they play at your funeral?
A: There Will Come a Day- Faith Hill: There will not come *that* day.  Oops.  I just saw Laja's note saying I wasn't supposed to answer that one.  Good song, though. 

Q: What is your biggest secret?
A: From a Distance- Bette Midler: I guess if I stretch it, it works.  I usually do have to keep it a secret that I watch over people... until the Father tells me to tell them who I am and who He is. 

That was interesting.  Let's see what's next...  Here we go...

Three Things

Three names I go by:
1. Andrew
2. Angel Boy
3. Amish Boy

Three jobs I have had in my life:
1. Search and Rescue
2. Caseworker
3. Angel of Death

Three places I have lived:
1. Heaven
2. Dyeland
3. New York (currently)

Three TV shows that I watch:
1. Wheel of Fortune (Adam's right, we get roped into watching a lot of game shows.)
2. Touched by an Angel
3. Tour of Duty (apparently having me there made certain Dyelanders feel better watching it.)

Three places I have been:
(This list could be very long but since I'm limiting it to three I'll go with some major ones from the past few months.)
1. Iraq
2. Missouri
3. Oregon

People that e-mail me regularly:
1. Dyelanders
2. AOD Band mates
3. Sister Cities inhabitants

Three of my favorite foods:
1. Pizza
2. Anything French
3. Anything made by my friends in Dyeland  0:-)

Three things I would like to do:
1. Bring hope to people
2. Help people to see how much God loves them
3. Make the most of the time I have with my loved ones

Things I am looking forward to:
1. Getting back Home
2. Getting back to Dyeland
3. Continuing to help people

Three things I hate:
I don't hate but there are things that make me angry like:
1. People who willfully hurt other people.
2. Having to stand by and watch people get hurt.
3. On a less serious note: some people's way of celebrating Halloween.  Yes, I've softened my stance in the years since coming to Dyeland.

Three favorite sounds:
1. the Father's voice
2. my friends' voices
3. music

Three favorite movies:
1. Field of Dreams
2. The Princess Bride
3. The Sound of Music

Three places I would never go:
1. Hell
2. Halloween convention
3. to a slasher flick

Three things I will never be:
1. Married
2. Fallen
3. Hippopotamus

Three things I like to do:
1. Spend time with those I care about
2. Help people
3. Play football

That was fun.  I hope it was somewhat interesting.  I wouldn't mind reading someone else's answers if they're so inclined.  0:-)


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