The ultimate Halloween music playlist

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Whether entertaining ghosts and goblins at a Halloween party or simply listening to spooky tunes to pass the time at work, this music playlist should fit the bill! While some of these may not be familiar to the masses, they each play on the fun-filled aspects of the holiday.

  1. Bobbie Boris Pickett – Monster Mash
  2. Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters
  3. The Cranberries – Zombie
  4. Rockwell – Somebody’s Watching Me
  5. Michael Jackson – Thriller
  6. Sheb Wooley – Flying Purple People Eater
  7. Blondie – One Way or Another
  8. Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You
  9. Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London
  10. Eagles – Witchy Woman
  11. Michael Jackson – Ghosts
  12. Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  13. Victor Mizzy – The Addams Family
  14. Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
  15. Joan Osbourne – Spooky
  16. Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy
  17. ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ – The Time Warp
  18. ‘The Exorcist’ Tubular Bells
  19. ‘Halloween’  Movie Theme
  20. Cher & Rod Stewart – Bewitched Bothered & Bewildered
  21. Tori Amos – Happy Phantom
  22. Michael Jackson – Is It Scary
  23. Fleetwood Mac – My Little Demon
  24. Stevie Nicks – Sorcerer
  25. Dolly Parton – These Old Bones

Have a spook-tacular Halloween!!!

‘Leave It There’

The following song is on an album I bought by gospel singer Tanya Goodman Sykes. Although I’ve had the CD for quite some time, Honey and I have fallen in love with it over the last few weeks.

Leave It There

If the world from you withholds of its silver and its gold,
And you have to get along with meager fare,
Just remember in His Word, how He feeds the little bird;
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

If your body suffers pain and your health you can’t regain,
And your soul is almost sinking in despair,
Jesus knows the pain you feel, He can save and He can heal;
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

When your enemies assail and your heart begins to fail,
Don’t forget that God in Heaven answers prayer;
He will make a way for you and will lead you safely through.
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

When your youthful days are gone and old age is stealing on,
And your body bends beneath the weight of care;
He will never leave you then, He’ll go with you to the end.
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Leave it there, leave it there,
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.
If you trust and never doubt, He will surely bring you out.
Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.

Not so far away after all

I’ve gone through numerous highs and lows in my spiritual life – times when I’ve felt close enough to God that I could almost touch Him, and times when He seems so far away that praying seems futile and I’m not sure He’s even there at all. The latter would describe my current feelings pretty well.

I mentioned these feelings as we visited with friends Saturday evening. Their responses were filled with compassion and understanding, and some shared their own experiences in such beautiful, descriptive ways that doubting was impossible.

Last night as I drifted off to sleep, I offered a prayer of thanks for my marvelous life. My partner, my friends, and even my home seem to be working in tandem to make my life as comfortable and happy as possible. That’s when it hit me… even when God seems to have completely disappeared, He’s still there. I see Him in the faces of my friends, my partner, even my pets. He permeates everything.

I got up this morning still thinking about this “revelation,” and remembered the words of an old song with much greater understanding.

Yes, I see God where the mountains reach the sky
I see God when the eagle starts to fly
I see God in a little baby’s smile
I see God and He makes my life worthwhile

Yes, I see God when the bridegroom meets his bride
I see God in a father’s loving eyes
I see God when a mother starts to cry
I see God in a love that never dies

I see God where the people meet to pray
I see God in the things they do and say
I see God when the little children play
I see God and I know He’s near always

I see God, yes, I see God

– From “Yes, I See God” by Dolly Parton