Friday, March 4, 2011

People Get Ready

This week has been a long one.  I will not be sorry to see it go.  I can honestly say that 2011 isn't looking too kind at this point.  I feel like my little family has been hit with one stupid problem, issue, loss, accident, event . . . after another.  We were hit again last night with some unpleasant news.  At first we were angry, then we were upset.  We talked and talked about it.  Has it added an unwanted element of stress to our lives?  Yes, but at this point we feel we should be getting used to it.  LOL.  My best friend always says, "God won't give you more than you can handle."  My Grandpa Jack used to say that all the time, too.  I was thinking about that this morning and I thought of this song.  This song was originally done by a group in the 60s.  It was written in 1965 and the songwriter, Curtis Mayfield, claims he was a in a deep mood when he wrote this song and it was influenced by his church and what he was taught by the church.  It can apply to life today as well--"All you need is faith to get the diesels humming, don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord." 

This song has an amazing message.  It was covered by Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck, who is considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time.  The first time I heard this song I fell in love with the guitar riffs before I even took time to think about the lyrics.  It is an amazing song and I hope you enjoy it!


  1. This is a beautiful song. I will be honest and say that I can't stand Rod Stewart. Something about him creeps me out. But I did like the song.

  2. When I heard of the most recent setback, I said, "They just can't catch a break." Things will get better. And Rod Stewart? He rocks. His voice sounds like he has swallowed broken glass. He's great.