Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Part of a Work of Heart



We are all part of the 'music' of life...some instruments are played front and center,
others add the beautiful background music
(below, the window in the church that hosted The Scott Woods Band on Saturday night)
(Someone used their gift masterfully to create this window!)

It’s easy to get caught up in a ‘me’ mind-set and then
Forget that we are part of something bigger; fellowmen
A small piece in a picture that, if we all do our part
Will turn life’s mundane day-to-day into a work of art

The mind is like a powerhouse that parents schemes and dreams
And produces from its gamut what our heart esteems
Then what we thought was hid is not, for touch and taste reveals
The truth about the worlds we play on ivory-cast reels

Thought is the bud that unfolds deed; a weed or lovely bloom
It feeds on selfish greed or others’ needs; a shuttered room
That cannot, will not keep secret what fills its thoroughfare
For sooner or later action proves what was nurtured there

The more we think of others, oh, the less we dwell on ‘me’
We all are one among the masses of humanity
Fitted with expectation; not for self-important plan
But gifted with what God granted to bless our fellowman

It’s easy to get caught up in a ‘me’ mind-set and then
Forget that we are part of something bigger; fellowmen
A small piece in a picture that, if we all do our part
Will turn life’s common say-and-do into God's work of heart

© Janet Martin

On Saturday night we had the pleasure of being blessed by Scott Woods and band. Their gifts of music, tap-dancing and singing were appreciated by all, 
However,
Multiple-award winning Scott Woods and company do not perform simply for entertainment. 
The proceeds of his shows have raised over 2.5 million dollars to help fellowmen.
 Scott Woods travels world-wide. 
I am honored to have the poem In Search of Christmas Day as part of this year's Christmas-show.
Cd's can be purchased at  http://www.scottwoods.ca/

We were invited to take photos only and to please not record anything.Check out his website for 'toe-tapping-teasers'.

 below,... the end of a flip he did all-the-while fiddling
This guy can fiddle with a toilet plunger!
...or a clothing hanger and numerous other 'bows'

His mother (on the keyboard) still plays home-shows. 
She officially retired two years ago after more than fifty years with the band, started by her husband Merv. Scott's sister Kendra plays various instruments including accordion...
(below, Scott balanced on a barrel and rolled across the stage while playing) 

...on his back in the bridge position!
His youngest band members are talented musicians, singers and dancers...

Be sure to check out a show near you!

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