In God I Trust
TO THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE SEARCHING: FIRST I JUST WANT TO OPEN COMMUNICATION FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT WANT TO CONTACT ME. YOU MAY EMAIL ME AT ANY TIME FOR QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR COUNSEL! MY DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN TO THOSE WHO ARE SEARCHING. (email@example.com) THE MAIN REASON FOR THIS LETTER IS TO LET YOU KNOW AND SEE FOR YOURSELF THAT A PERSON CAN OVERCOME THE HAND THAT THEY WERE DEALT IN LIFE. THROUGH HARD WORK AND COMMITMENT YOU CAN OVERCOME ANYTHING AND BE A WINNER. IN LIFE THINGS DON'T ALWAYS WORK OUT THE WAY YOU WANT THEM TO BUT IT HELPS TO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE IF YOU CAN GO BACK AND GAIN INSIGHT FROM IT. THE KEY TO INSIGHT IS TO HAVE UNDERSTANDING. TO UNDERSTAND YOU NEED TO BE OPEN. THAT'S WHAT I HOPE YOU WILL BE WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THIS RECORD. I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS SOMETHING YOU WILL PLAY MORE THAN ONCE BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE IN LIFE BUT I HOPE YOU CAN SEE THE HARD WORK AND DEDICATION I PUT INTO IT. I ALSO HOPE YOU CAN SEE THE ENORMOUS MOUNTAIN I HAD TO CLIMB TO GET IT DONE. THIS IS A DREAM THAT I HAVE HAD SINCE I WAS 12 YEARS OLD. I ATTEMPTED IT MANY TIMES ON THE SURFACE BUT WAS NOT WILLING TO PUT FORTH THE EFFORT IT WOULD TAKE TO GET TO THE POINT I AM AT TODAY BECAUSE I WAS AFRAID OF FAILURE. I ALWAYS KNEW THAT GOD WAS CALLING ME TO DO THIS BUT I WAS AFRAID, SO AFRAID THAT I HAD GIVEN UP ON LIFE AND GOD. AT ONE POINT I WAS A HOMELESS PERSON LIVING IN THE STREETS OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA. I CAME FROM A GOOD FAMILY. NO ONE UNDERSTOOD WHY I WAS GIVING UP. I WASN'T HAPPY BECAUSE I WASN'T DOING WHAT GOD INTENDED FOR MY LIFE. I JUST WANTED TO IGNORE THE FACT THAT WHAT I WAS SUPPOSED TO DO WAS RISKY AND HAD NO GUARANTEES. REALLY I HAD NO FAITH IN GOD'S PLAN FOR ME. I COULDN'T FIND ANYONE WHO AGREED I SHOULD GO DOWN THIS ROAD AND SPEND MONEY ON DOING A CD WHEN I NEEDED OTHER THINGS A LOT MORE; EVEN MY CLOTHES LEFT A LOT TO BE DESIRED. THE CALL FROM GOD BECAME TOO GREAT. THE PAIN AND SUFFERING MY LIFE HAD ENDURED WAS CONVINCING ME I HAD TO BE A MESSENGER, A MESSENGER TO HELP OTHERS. THE LIFE I LED WAS A HARD ONE. THROUGH EACH CRISIS A SONG WAS BORN. I BELIEVE GOD GAVE ME THESE SONGS SO THEY WOULD CARRY SOMEONE ELSE IN HIS OR HER TIME OF NEED OUT OF A CRISIS AND BACK TO THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW. FAILING AT EVERYTHING ELSE I TRIED TO DO I DECIDED TO SAY OK GOD YOU GIVE ME SONGS AND ALTHOUGH I DON'T PLAY AN INSTRUMENT AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT KEY I SING IN I WILL HAVE FAITH THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. THAT'S A VERY SCARY PLACE TO BE! FEAR OF STEPPING OUT IN FAITH WAS THE BIGGEST, HARDEST AND MOST CRIPPLING MOUNTAIN I HAD TO CLIMB. ONCE I REALIZED THAT FEAR WAS MY ONLY OBSTACLE AND THAT GOD WAS BIGGER THAN FEAR I STARTED TO TAKE ONE STEP AFTER ANOTHER TO ACHIEVE MY GOAL FOR GOD AND HERE IT IS FOR THE WORLD TO SEE. WHAT PURPOSE WILL IT FULFILL? ONLY GOD KNOWS BUT HEY I CLIMBED THAT MOUNTAIN AND THAT JUST MAKES ME READY TO CLIMB THE NEXT MOUNTAIN. THERE ARE ONLY FIVE HAND PICKED SONGS ON THIS CD BECAUSE MY RESOURCES ONLY ALLOWED THAT MANY TO BE PRODUCED. I HAVE MANY MORE BUT ALL I HAD WENT INTO THIS CD. NOT JUST ALL MY MONEY BUT ALL MY FAITH.... SO WAS BORN THE TITLE 'IN GOD I TRUST.' I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH OF WHAT I SAID MAKES ANY SENSE TO YOU RIGHT NOW BUT I HOPE ONE DAY YOU WILL REMEMBER IT AND IT WILL HELP YOU CLIMB YOUR MOUNTAIN OR FIGHT YOUR BATTLE. PLEASE LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF EVERY SONG THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING IN THEM YOU NEED TO HEAR. MAYBE NOT TODAY OR TOMORROW BUT I BELIEVE ONE DAY YOU WILL UNDERSTAND AND BE A BETTER PERSON FOR IT. THEN YOU TOO WILL KNOW THE PEACE THAT AT LAST I HAVE IN KNOWING I AM WHO I AM TAMEKO ___ MY TESTIMONY I am a 49 year old female who has struggled all my life with one set back after another. I took the hard road because of this, that or the other...reasons that don't really matter now that I look back on it. The reason I am doing this is because I am a person who overcame. I believe I can help others to overcome. The only thing is I need avenues in which I can do just that. I left home at 15 years old. I escaped a man who tried to force me into prostitution. He found me and tried to throw me off the top of a building but two people came to my rescue. I joined the service at 16 years old went through a Captains mast and a court marshal before they decided to give me a void enlistment out of the service. I have been in and out of jail so many times I lost track of it. Although I went to jail and sometimes stayed a few months waiting to go to court I never got sentenced to prison. I should have been but for reasons only God knows I found mercy on the court and they would give me probation. I walked through hellholes where armed police officers would not go. I was homeless and drifting. I was abducted by two men and raped then when it got dark the men put a gun in my side and were going to find a place to take me and kill me but they ran into a police road-block. I was abducted again at a phone booth and had to jump from a moving car at 70 mph. I suffered only a broken ankle. Not even a scratch from the asphalt just a broken ankle from the impact of landing. The turning point in my life came when I was in jail and a lady was arrested during a Christian protest against abortion and she was my roommate. She became so concerned over my life and where it had been and where it could go that she and her husband together with other members from her church decided to do the unthinkable. They offered me a chance to be all I could be. Waiting in jail for a court date because I could not bond out, no one I knew would take a chance on me because to them it looked as if I was doomed to be a failure yet these two people built an additional room and bathroom on to their house so I could come live with them and they could teach me the ways of Christ. Complete strangers. These people knew nothing about me and had met me in jail. They took a big chance with a teenager and two small children at home but they took me in anyway. My life has never been the same. I finally know peace and have my whole life ahead of me. God transformed me. He had his hand on me my whole life so I could in the end send a positive message to those who are lost that you can overcome. GOD saved me totally from others and myself. I am looking for avenues in which to share my testimony and to help others like myself. I know it would only benefit those who heard my story to allow me to speak out. If you can supply the avenue please contact me at the below address or you may e-mail me from this site. I would be glad to come and share both my story and the songs GOD gave me. IN CHRIST Tameko Email firstname.lastname@example.org ___ VICTORY BY TAMEKO WOOD ALONE I WAIT FOR THE VOICE OF MY GOD TO LEAD ME AND GUIDE ME THROUGH MY RAGING STORMS OF FLOODS AND DESTRUCTION HE COULD SEE MY SOUL CRYING OUT ON BENDED KNEE ASKING NOT HOW LONG MUST I SUFFER...FOR IT IS UP TO HIM JUST PRAYING TO MY FATHER HELP ME FIGHT AND WIN IN VICTORY I CAN PRAISE HIS NAME TO FALL WEAK CRUCIFIES HIM AGAIN TO OPEN SHAME ONCE LOST AND CONFUSED I STUMBLED BLINDLY ON MY WAY NOT WANTING TO GO ON ANOTHER DAY UNTIL HE SENT HIS MESSAGE LOUD AND CLEAR EVEN I HAD TO STOP AND ADHERE EVERY WORD HE SPOKE WAS HONEST AND TRUE OF THINGS HE EXPECTS YOU AND I TO DO THEN FOREVER HE PROMISED HIS MERCY IF WE BELIEVE NO MORE STORMS SHALL EVER TRIUMPH OVER YOU AND ME ___ WORDS TO SONGS WHEN YOU HEAR THE THUNDER - WRITTEN BY TAMEKO WOKE UP THIS MORNING FROM A DREAM THAT I HAD A TRAIN CONDUCTOR CALLING ALL ABOARD LIFE FOR THE DEAD GLADLY I JUMPED ON TO THIS SPIRIT FILLED TRAIN ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE WAS THUNDER LIGHTNING THEN RAIN I CRIED HELP ME SOMEBODY I'M ALONE AND I'M SCARED I REALLY, REALLY THINK THAT I SHOULDN'T BE HERE I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING I WANT TO GO HOME I REALLY DON'T THINK THIS IS THE PLACE THAT I BELONG WELL A MAN TURNED TO ME AND THEN HE SAID EXPECT THIS TO HAPPEN NEW CHILD OF GOD IT'S A TEST OF YOUR FAITH THERE'S NOTHING ABOUT IT THAT'S ODD SATAN JUST LOST A SOUL TO GOD HIS ARCH ENEMY WHEN YOU HEAR THE THUNDER YOU BETTER HIT YOUR KNEES I CRIED HELP ME SOMEBODY I'M ALONE AND I'M SCARED I REALLY, REALLY THINK THAT I SHOULDN'T BE HERE I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING I WANT TO GO HOME I REALLY DON'T THINK THIS IS THE PLACE THAT I BELONG THE WHOLE TRAIN TURNED TO ME AND CRIED FOR THIS VERY REASON JESUS HAD TO DIE DON'T GIVE UP THE SAID DON'T GIVE UP NOW YOU CAN WIN THE BATTLE WE'LL TEACH YOU HOW WE'LL TEACH YOU HOW WHEN YOU HEAR THE THUNDER YOU BETTER HIT YOUR KNEES THROUGH PRAYER AND PRAISE SATAN WILL FLEE WHEN YOU HEAR THE THUNDER YOU BETTER HIT YOUR KNEES GOD IS WATCHING YOU HE'S WAITING TO SEE HOW YOU REACT WHEN SATAN TEMPTS THEE WHEN YOU HEAR THE THUNDER YOU BETTER HIT YOUR KNEES WHEN YOU HEAR THE THUNDER YOU BETTER HIT YOUR KNEES ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE LORD - WRITTEN BY TAMEKO IT'S NOT ALWAYS EASY TO SERVE THE LORD YOU GET TRIED BY TEMPTATIONS LIKE NEVER BEFORE ALTHOUGH IT MAY SEEM LIKE THE ROAD THAT YOUR ON IS THE ROAD TO HELL BUT I KNOW YOUR WRONG JESUS DIED FOR MISTAKES THAT WE MAKE IT DOESN'T MATTER WHICH ROAD THAT YOU TAKE ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE LORD ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE LORD YOU CAN NEVER STRAY AWAY TOO FAR ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE LORD ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE LORD CALL ON HIS NAME HE'LL COME WHERE YOU ARE ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE LORD WHEN DARKNESS REIGNS DOWN ON YOU CALL ON THE LORD HE'LL SEE YOU THROUGH HE IS THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL HE'LL LIFT YOU UP SO THAT YOU WON'T STUMBLE ALL IS NOT LOST WHEN YOUR DOWN AND YOUR OUT LIFT UP YOUR VOICES SCREAM AND SHOUT, SCREAM AND SHOUT ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE LORD ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE LORD YOU CAN NEVER STRAY AWAY TOO FAR ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE LORD ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE LORD CALL ON HIS NAME HE'LL COME WHERE YOU ARE ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE LORD (CHORUS X3) I'LL BREAK IT DOWN REAL SIMPLE LORD, THANK YOU - WRITTEN BY TAMEKO MMM MMM MMM MMM MMM MMM MMM MMM WHOA OH WHOA OH WHOA OH WHOA OH WHOA OH WHOA OH GOOD MORNING LORD THANK YOU FOR WAKING ME UP I KNOW YOU DON'T HEAR THAT ENOUGH FROM ME MOST TIMES I COME TO YOU IN SORROW BEGGING MAKE IT BETTER FOR ME TOMMORROW GRANT ALL MY WISHES AND DREAMS I'VE BEEN FORGETTING ONE THING I FORGET TO SAY THANK YOU LORD FOR WHAT YOU'VE GIVEN ME TODAY ASKING FOR MORE BLESSINGS WHEN I PRAY AND I'M ALWAYS SAYING SORRY YOU KNOW IT'S THE SAME OLD STORY YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH WELL I WISH I COULD SAY SOMETHING FANCY BUT FANCY I DON'T DO SO I'LL BREAK IT DOWN REAL SIMPLE LORD, THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER DAY TO PRAISE YOUR NAME THANK YOU FOR THE SUNSHINE AND THE RAIN FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART I PROMISE I WILL START TO GIVE MORE PRAISE TO YOU AND I'LL BREAK IT DOWN REAL SIMPLE LORD THANK YOU I DIDN'T MEAN TO BE UNGRATEFUL LORD YOU KNOW I'VE HAD MY PLATEFUL OF TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS I KNOW THERE'S NO EXCUSE NO REASON NOR EXPLANATION FOR NOT GIVING PRAISE TO YOU WELL I WISH I COULD SAY SOMETHING FANCY BUT FANCY I DON'T DO SO I'LL BREAK IT DOWN REAL SIMPLE LORD, THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU'VE GIVEN ME TODAY WELL I WISH I COULD SAY SOMETHING FANCY BUT FANCY I DON'T DO NO I DON'T DO FANCY SO I'LL BREAK IT DOWN REAL SIMPLE LORD, THANK YOU THANK THANK YOU WHAT WAS I THINKING - WRITTEN BY TAMEKO I LAY DOWN EACH NIGHT PRAYING MY WRONG TO RIGHT LORD IF I HURT SOMEONE WETHER I'M RIGHT OR WRONG I KNOW WHAT YOUR WORD SAYS PEACE ON EARTH BUT INSTEAD I MADE SOMEONE CRY YOU SENT YOUR SON TO DIE FOR THE LOST, FOR THE LOST, BUT THE LOST I PASSED ON BY WHAT WAS I THINKING WHAT WAS I THINKING I'VE LEFT SOULS TO PERISH BY ETERNAL FIRES AND I'M EMBARRASSED TO SAY TO SAY TO SAY I'M A CHRISTIAN FORGIVE ME LORD WHAT WAS I THINKING TOMORROW'S ANOTHER DAY TO FIND THE LOST SO I CAN SAY GOD LOVES YOU THROUGH THE DEPTHS OF YOUR CONFUSION LOOK TO HIM HE'S YOUR SOLUTION AND I'LL TRY TO SEE THINGS THROUGH YOUR EYES NOT TO RIDICULE AND DESPISE LIFT THEM UP SO THEY WON'T CRY OH FATHER WHAT WAS I THINKING I'VE LEFT SOULS TO PERISH BY ETERNAL FIRES AND I'M EMBARRASSED TO SAY TO SAY TO SAY I'M A CHRISTIAN FORGIVE ME LORD WHAT WAS I THINKING I'VE LEFT SOULS TO PERISH BY ETERNAL FIRES AND I'M EMBARRASSED TO SAY TO SAY TO SAY I'M A CHRISTIAN FORGIVE ME LORD WHAT WAS I THINKING THE LEAST ONE -WRITTEN BY TAMEKO I KNOW A SECRET YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT A SCRIPTURE VERSE QUOTE JESUS WHAT YOU DO UNTO THE LEAST ONE YOU DO UNTO ME BE KIND TO STRANGERS FOR YOU MIGHT BE ENTERTAINING AN ANGEL YOU CAN CALL ME THE LEAST ONE I DON'T MIND A BIT NOW THAT I UNDERSTAND I'M KIND ODF GLAD OF IT I MIGHT BE THE LEAST ONE IN YOUR EYES BUT I KNOW NOW I SAID I KNOW NOW I'M THE FIRST IN GOD'S EYES I'M THE FIRST IN GOD'S EYES I'M THE FIRST IN GOD'S EYES WHEN YOU SEE A BEGGAR WALKING DOWN THE STREET YOU CAN'T ALWAYS STOP AND GET HIM SOMETHING TO EAT BUT YOU CAN SAY HELLO THERE AND LIFT HIM UP IN YOUR PRAYERS YEAH YEAH YEAH YOU CAN CALL ME THE LEAST ONE I DON'T MIND A BIT NOW THAT I UNDERSTAND I'M KIND ODF GLAD OF IT I MIGHT BE THE LEAST ONE IN YOUR EYES BUT I KNOW NOW I SAID I KNOW NOW I'M THE FIRST IN GOD'S EYES I'M THE FIRST IN GOD'S EYES I'M THE FIRST IN GOD'S EYES HE SAID THOSE THAT ARE FIRST SHALL BE LAST AND LAST SHALL BE FIRST IN HIS KINGDOM SO YOU CAN KNOCK ME DOWN DOWN TO THE GROUND SEND ME TO THE BACK OF THE LINE THAT'S JUST FINE BY ME CAUSE I KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET ME FREE YEAH I KNOW A SECRET YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT A SCRIPTURE VERSE QUOTE JESUS WHAT YOU DO UNTO THE LEAST ONE YOU DO UNTO ME BE KIND TO STRANGERS FOR YOU MIGHT BE ENTERTAINING AN ANGEL WELL YOU CAN CALL ME THE LEAST ONE YEAH YEAH YEAH.