Bruce Brookshire

 Psalm [sä(l)m] NOUN a sacred song or hymn, in particular any of those contained in the biblical Book of Psalms and used

 in Christian and Jewish worship.

​​​That's Just the Way it Is - by Bruce Hornsby - 1986

© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Standing in line, marking time, waiting for the welfare dime, 'cause they can't buy a job...
The man in the silk suit hurries by, as he catches the poor old ladies' eyes, just for fun he says, "get a job"...

That's just the way it is. Some things will never change. That's just the way it is. 

Ah, but don't you believe them.
Hey little boy you can't go where the others go, 'cause you don't look like they do.
Hey old man how can you stand to think that way? Did you really think about it before you made the rules?

well, they passed a law in '64 to give those who ain't got a little more, But it only goes so far.
Because the law don't change another's mind when all it sees at the hiring time is the line on the color bar.
That's just the way it is. And some things will never change. That's just the way it is.

That's just the way it is, it is, it is, it is...

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John Lennon Stamp
United States Postal Service


Issue Date: 9/7/2018 - The newest stamps in the Music Icons series honor singer and songwriter John Lennon (1940–1980), a rock and-roll hero successful both as a founding member of the Beatles and as a solo artist. Still beloved around the world, Lennon's music remains an anchor of pop radio and continues to speak for truth and peace.

MACON, Ga. -- Music Legend Willie Nelson is coming to Macon....THIS weekend!
After having to cancel his February show because of the flu, Willie will perform at the MACON CITY AUDITORIUM this Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 8 p.m. There are only a few seats left...the opening act is Los Lonely Boys...

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The stamp sheet is designed to resemble a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve. One side of the sheet includes the stamps, brief text about Lennon's legacy, and the image of a bit of a record peeking out the top of the sleeve. A B&W photograph of Lennon seated at his white piano appears on the reverse, along with Lennon's signature and the Music Icons series logo. The original photograph was used to promote Lennon's landmark 1971 solo album, Imagine 



Psalm 37:1-6 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:

He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.

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      The words of these Psalms have been counted on, quoted, used as comfort, bolstered arguments, and been the end of every problem, illness, plague, and horror humanity has faced for over three thousand years. Through World Wars, through slavery in America, through tragedies of all kinds, and injustice of every kind imaginable, the words of the Psalms have stood the test of time, a rock, a fortress of the promises of God.
      I imagine soldiers in trenches during WW1, trying to make sense of what they were experiencing. I imagine Jewish families being forced out of their homes in Poland during WW2, unable to understand why evil was clearly prevailing, unable to comprehend why their neighbor had just been murdered, and their grandchildren taken away by soldiers to somewhere…but where?
      People lured to slavers boats, and taken thousands of miles away to be sold-families broken up forever…loved ones falling ill and dying of plagues and illnesses doctors knew nothing about…in times of the worst experiences imaginable…these words have stood the test of all horror. 

      The promises of God are so real, and so restful, so able to be counted on. But in our modern age, some find them irrelevant, ancient, not up to the challenges of today’s society. After all, cancer wasn’t that big in ancient days. No one got carpal tunnel syndrome. No one was addicted to internet porn. Opioid addiction hadn’t been discovered. How can these words possibly address us? How can they cover the things we go through now?
      When we listen to what God is truly saying, the centuries fall away. The things of our present time, or the things of ancient days, are not the point. The relevance of these words transcends time. They transcend every situation that places itself in a particular time. God speaks timeless words. He is not bound by our time, or our particular situation.