5 Ways To Help You Change

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A right-fighter will go to any extreme to prove he/she is right, getting that “winner take all” feeling where they are sure they have won and their opponent has lost.

A conversation with a right-fighter can turn crazy quickly. Right-fighters generally see people who do not agree with them as opponents to be defeated. The opponents find themselves pulled into a competition where someone is going to lose and it’s usually them. For the right-fighter to feel good about him or herself, they must win and the opponent must lose, at any cost. …


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And What Some Think and Teach

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We read stories in the Bible about people being healed and wonder if divine healing is still available today. Some teach that it was only for Bible times. Others teach that it’s not always God’s will to heal. So, it may not be God’s will to heal me. Some pastors or teachers state that, like Paul, we may need to endure our sickness. Or maybe it’s a better idea to be in a healing line where an “anointed Man of God” is praying for the sick. Still, others teach that we have to have enough faith to be healed. …


Coronavirus Couldn’t Take Me Out

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Remember when all this Coronavirus mess started a year ago? The fake news would show rows of bodies in ER with Coronavirus; rows of bodies on ventilators. With all the news, fake or otherwise, you really didn’t know what to believe; the stats, the stories, or the pictures.

With the latest allegations from New York, it looks like Gov. Cuomo didn’t think we’d believe the nursing home stats either so it appears he slashed the numbers. How many more fit into that category?

I had people tell me, ‘the numbers are inflated,’ and, guess what, they were.

Friends, a family…


Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-guitarist

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James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is one of the most popular American singer-songwriter-guitarist. He is a five-time Grammy Award winner and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Having sold more than 100 million records worldwide, he is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

One of the first things we did after moving to Knoxville, TN was to go to a James Taylor concert. Since I live in the United States and I do listen to the radio, I have heard James Taylor Songs. Was I a big fan? …


Learning something new is often fraught with frustration

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If you’ve ever tried to learn how to play an instrument like the guitar or piano, you have experienced the frustration when you practice but don’t seem to make any progress. We’ve all been there. You’re not alone.

It doesn’t just apply to learning to play an instrument. It also applies to any skill you are trying to develop, like touch typing. I remember when I was learning how to type by touch. We had classes where we’d practice, just like practicing the guitar or any other instrument.


Some Think it looks easy

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Many “wanna be” guitarists think it looks easy and they can learn it on their own and many do. But getting good instruction can cut the learning time and help you to develop good guitar techniques from the beginning.

Many guitarists who are self-taught often develop bad habits that have to later be unlearned. Once it’s a habit, any habit, it’s difficult to shake off or change.

A few years ago, you either learned on your own with the help of books and watching others play on movies or videos. But today is totally different. …


Changes in the Music Industry are Making Opportunities for Indy Artists

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The internet has changed the music industry drastically. The change started in the 90s with the illegal downloading of music by Napster, which is now-defunct. The music sharing sites, like Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and streaming services still have the industry in flux over issues such as the royalties to be paid to artists and labels.

Not all the changes are bad. Currently, more music is accessible to people around the world, but that has made it more difficult for musicians to make money from their music, the old fashioned way. …


This method of learning works with all subjects — It has proven to be very beneficial.

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If you’ve seen some of the pianists online you’ve probably thought, “It must have taken years of practice to be that good.”

With some of us, it has taken years. I started piano lessons at age four at the insistence of my mother because I was trying to play by ear. Back then, no I’m not going to say how many years, the only people who played by ear were rock ’n rollers. My mother wanted a classically trained pianist. As I got older I wanted to be one of the rock ‘n rollers.

Now, as with the guitar lessons


According to the dictionary, an opinion is “a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter. It’s also a belief stronger than an impression and less strong than positive knowledge.”

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Wikipedia states that “an opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement that is not conclusive, rather than facts which can be proven. A given opinion may deal with subjective matters in which there is no conclusive finding, or it may deal with facts which are sought to be disputed by the logical fallacy that one is entitled to his opinions.”

Abundance of Opinions

During this election and coronavirus outbreak, the internet, the Nightly News, the local newspapers, especially, social media have had an abundance of opinions floating through the airwaves.

I imagine the majority of us, at one time or another, have shared…

Dena Warfield

Writer & Classical Musician: Using faith in God to weave truth into stories that help with personal struggles. Larryswarfieldmusic.com & DenaWarfield.com

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