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The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Amen, Every Day

"Amen for the smile of a stranger. Amen when the good guys win." The world can sometimes be a challenging place, right? Yes, has its share of challenges. Welcome to Week 184 of The Friday Feature. Have you had the chance to listen to Natalie Layne's latest song, "Amen"? It makes you reflect: when was the last time you were an "amen" for someone? Could today be the day you uplift someone's spirits? Well, here's an "Amen" just for you: take a moment to listen and watch Natalie Layne's heartfelt performance of "Amen." Remember, the world can sometimes be challenging, but you hold the power to bring about positive change. Amen to that. Amen to Natalie Layne

Amen Lyrics

I know what it looks like

I know how it feels

It's hard to see a way

That all this brokenness could heal

The world can be ugly

It can knock me to my knees

But while I'm there I still have a prayer

As long as my heart beats

I'm still alive

So there is good to find

I will lift my eyes

To sing a thousand times

Amen, every day I say

Amen, to all the ways that

People are helping people

Making space at the table

And I'm finding a little bit of that kindness

There's still good in the crazy world we're living in

To that I say amen (whoa)

(Whoa-ohh, whoa-ohh, whoa-ohh)

My head can get clouded

My thoughts can get loud

But I can see in the little things

God works the big things out

It can't be all that wrong

Cause He's still on the throne

If there's one thing I know

Oh, the good's not gone

Amen, every day I say

Amen, to all the ways that

People are helping people

Making space at the table

And I'm finding a little bit of that kindness

There's still good in the crazy world we're living in

To that I say amen (whoa)

(Whoa-ohh, whoa-ohh, whoa-ohh)

Amen for the smile of a stranger

Amen when the good guys win

When a prayer I pray is answered

And it stirs my faith again

Amen for a brand new chapter

Amen when the hard part ends

Amen I'm friends with my Savior

Again I say

Amen, every day I say

Amen, to all the ways that

People are helping people

Making space at the table

And finding a little bit of that kindness

There's still good in the crazy world we're living in

To that I say amen (whoa)

(Whoa-ohh, whoa-ohh, whoa-ohh)

To that I say amen (whoa)

(Whoa-ohh, whoa-ohh, whoa-ohh)

To that I say amen

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Benji Cowart / David Andrew Spencer / Natalie Layne

Amen lyrics © All Essential Music

The Friday Feature w/ Sean: The Haters Are Coming

👉 The critics are on the horizon, but stay true to your game plan and remain authentic. Welcome to Week 183 of #TheFridayFeature. Would you choose to work for a coach who genuinely supports you? Would you work for someone who motivates you to reach your full potential? Would you work for a coach who maintains professionalism without using profanity? I certainly would. Despite the naysayers and critics, stay focused on your path.

The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Love Your Potential

🌻 Like a sunflower seed, each of us carries immense potential within. Love your unrealized potential. “Love the unrealized potential in other people.” Welcome to Week 182 of #TheFridayFeature. 👉 “Potential is an amazing thing. You are not what has happened to you. You are not what you have accomplished. You are so much more. Even who you are today is only a portion of who you can become.” The Rocking Chair Prophet

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The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Embrace Authenticity

Welcome to Week 181 of The Friday Feature, where embracing authenticity is key – you never know who might want to meet you. Have you ever pondered the experience of meeting a famous personality and whether they'd genuinely align with your expectations? Over nearly five decades, the legendary entertainer and NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Terry Bradshaw has consistently captivated me, both on and off the field. My curiosity about meeting him persisted for years, and thanks to my son Parker, it became a remarkable reality. Not only did we have the privilege of meeting Mr. Bradshaw, but I also had the profound honor of leading the entire theater in singing "Happy Birthday" to him. What followed was an authentic moment as he extended his gratitude, and I reciprocated in kind. It's truly incredible when expectations meet reality.


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The Friday Feature w/ Sean: Skid Row. Help Wanted.

I share this The Friday Feature - Week 180 - with a deep sense of purpose, aiming to draw attention to the stark realities of Skid Row in Los Angeles. It was a humbling experience.

At 5:30 a.m., Sunday, our team of volunteers arrived in the Skid Row community. As the sun had yet to rise, the area was gently lit by the glow of streetlights, casting a somber hue on the scene where we would soon provide breakfast to those less fortunate. The struggles and challenges faced by these individuals struck a chord in my heart. Amid the backdrop of this challenging environment, a fellow volunteer whispered a heartfelt prayer, "Jesus, help them." In the midst of our tasks, a silent plea resonated within me, "Bless them. Change me."

Our purpose revolved around supporting The Midnight Mission, an organization that extends not only three nourishing meals daily but also a glimmer of hope to individuals and families grappling with homelessness. Our journey began with Covid tests and the donning of hairnets, gloves, and masks. With determination, we sorted items and prepared food, channeling our energy into something greater than ourselves. The real magic transpired as we efficiently served more than 400 warm meals in just half an hour. The kitchen and cafeteria buzzed with a shared sense of purpose, an atmosphere fueled by compassion.

Yet, our contributions did not end there. As the morning progressed, we reconvened at our hotel to assemble and pack 800 hygiene kits. Each item we carefully placed within those kits carried the potential to bring comfort and relief to those in dire circumstances.

The significance of these efforts resonated deeply, reminding us of the power of unity and the ability to create change. Thanks to Molly Wootton at The Midnight Mission.

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