A Secret About Me

Yesterday I was joking with my pastor via Facebook Messenger. He likes musicals, so I sent him a message saying I may or may not have watched Les Miserables last Friday evening, but I would deny it to protect my rugged image. He commented that he likes the movie version with Hugh Jackman. I replied I might have watch that one.

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The secret about me, and don’t tell anyone because I would have to deny it, is that I enjoy watching a variety of music on Youtube which includes Classical, Opera, and songs such as The Prayer.

Philippians 4 says:

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirableβ€”if anything is excellent or praiseworthyβ€”think about such things.”

Of course primarily I find that in worship music and reading the bible, but there is beauty in this life. I find it relaxing to sit back and enjoy beautiful music at times. In the same evening I might watch videos such as the one I am sharing of The Prayer and then also listen to some music in Spanish, Portuguese, and perhaps some Peruvian music from the mountains using the wooden pan flute.

Even in our fallen world there is beauty. I find enjoying it helps reduce stress and brings me joy. Living with chronic illness it helps to enjoy beautiful things like music. But don’t tell anyone my secret and ruin my rugged image. πŸ™‚

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

50 thoughts on “A Secret About Me

  1. And why not 😍 watching uplifting or happy movies or listening to good music and seeing His beauty all around is a great thing to do

  2. Wow, Matt, thanks for sharing this video !
    It has helped me begin this day with joy.
    Yes, the world is fallen, but God loves the world, for he has created it.
    God loves his creation, but God hates sin.

    Let us love the world, and God’s creations, for God’s sake. πŸŒ·πŸ€—

  3. Your image is safe with us, Matt. One of my newest joys is to see pictures on FaceBook with a group called “View from my Window.” It was started during the months of isolation when people were trying to lift the spirits of everyone by showing the view from their window, when that was all we were seeing.
    God has blessed us with so many beautiful views, and I’m so glad we can share them. This is just like your post – God has blessed us with people on this earth who write such beautiful music, no matter the genre you like. Let’s share them! I also love “The Prayer” and often listen to it by different artists.

      1. πŸ™‚ Btw… the watermelon tasted really good! My siblings and parents ate most of it though. I know what you’re thinking… “what on earth is she talking about?” I knew you wouldn’t remember!

      2. Good job! Soooooo smart!
        My mom loved your idea of that for homework. REALLY good!
        And I’m doing homework right now… thinking deeply!

  4. Nice! There’s nothing at all wrong with enjoying such things in my book. I am a big lover of musicals thanks to my dad, who had learned to love them through his dad. And now, my kids are learning from me. Every year, our high school and middle school pull together and do a musical. This has become a highlight for them to participate in. Thanks for sharing! 😊

  5. Your secret is safe with me. πŸ˜‚ Les Miserables is very good. So is the prayer! I enoyed your post, bro. ☺ It made me smile.

  6. Well, Jesus still loves you πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸΌπŸ§”πŸŽ€πŸ˜œπŸŽ€πŸ’πŸ§”πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ€

  7. Well, I have two main favorite genres of music: Musical theatre and Contemporary Christian music

  8. There are many gifts which others bring into our world. Without these avenues in literature, music, film, photography, and others–we would be living in isolation. God intends for us to build such bridges. Peace be with you Matt and happy hunting on your next “secret” discovery.

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