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Dear Younger Me…

July 17, 2017

Lately in my never-ending quest for mental peace and some semblance of normalcy, I have begun listening to Christian music. 

Like Country music, I find Christian music soothing and calming.  It does not jar my senses.

My senses can’t take any more excitement (to say the least).

The words in Christian songs, remind me that my God is a large part of what I need right now.  My faith will help get me through the remaining years of my own life, no matter what pain may come next.  Some songs even make me smile and feel hopeful.  


I don’t know any of the words or artists yet, however today I had my first musical find. 

“Dear Younger Me” by MercyMe, the lyrics struck me like a bolt of lightning.  

Dear Younger Me”

Dear younger me
Where do I start
If I could tell you everything that I have learned so far
Then you could be
One step ahead
Of all the painful memories still running thru my head
I wonder how much different things would be

Dear younger me, dear younger me

Dear younger me
I cannot decide
Do I give some speech about how to get the most out of your life
Or do I go deep

And try to change
The choices that you’ll make cuz they’re choices that made me

Even though I love this crazy life
Sometimes I wish it was a smoother ride
Dear younger me, dear younger me

If I knew then what I know now
Condemnation would’ve had no power
My joy my pain would’ve never been my worth
If I knew then what I know now
Would’ve not been hard to figure out
What I would’ve changed if I had heard

Dear younger me
It’s not your fault
You were never meant to carry this beyond the cross
Dear younger me

You are holy
You are righteous
You are one of the redeemed
Set apart a brand new heart
You are free indeed

Every mountain every valley
Thru each heartache you will see
Every moment brings you closer to who you were meant to be 

dear younger me

Dear younger me 

You are Holy, You are Righteous
You are one of the redeemed 
Set apart a brand new heart
You are free indeed…
(C) MercyMe 2014 

If I would have known then what I know now…

If only…

The lyrics video is simple, yet powerful. Please watch it. Let me know if you think it’s as influential as I do. 

I look forward to hearing from you…


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