Monday, September 26, 2011

I Will Win

When I was in the 6th grade, my school held a little raffle just for the students.  There were a ton of different prizes that you could win, but there was only one prize that I was interested in – the New Kids on the Block calendar.  I was a major New Kids on the Block fan at the time.  I had New Kids on the Block tapes, videos, posters, magazines, books, cards, t-shirts, night gowns, blankets, sheets, a sleeping bag, a comforter, and more.  The only thing I didn’t have was this calendar, so I wanted it badly.   

During the week of the raffle, I must have spent at least $5 on raffle tickets to win that calendar.  That was a lot of money for me at the time, but I wanted to get my name into the drawing as many times as I possibly could.  It seemed like every other girl in the school was putting their money towards that same prize, so I started to feel like my chances of winning were very slim.  That didn’t stop me from believing though.  Every night, I prayed that I would be the one to win the calendar.  

As I was praying one night, I came up with this song, I Will Win

I will win
Because I know
I will win
I love Him so
I will win
‘Cause I believe in Him

On the day of the raffle drawing, everyone in the entire school was in the cafeteria waiting for the principal to draw names to see who won what prizes.  When it was time for the principal to announce the winner of the New Kids on the Block calendar, I was so nervous. 

“And the winner of the New Kids on the Block calendar is….Lori Logan”

I had actually won the calendar!  I couldn’t believe it.  It was a miracle!  God had answered my prayer.

I will always remember this song because of the triumphant story that goes along with it (winning that New Kids on the Block calendar was a huge deal for me at the time).  It was also the very first song that I ever wrote, which makes it even more special to me.  Also, through this song, I was able to find the courage to keep on singing even when I felt like giving up.  For so long, I have felt like my voice isn’t good enough or my songs aren’t good enough, but I believe that I will overcome those thoughts of doubt and fear.  I will win.      

By the way, this is the song that I recorded on my video camera a couple of weeks ago but wasn’t able to download it at first, but over the weekend, I was able to download the video from my camera, upload it to my computer and then post it here on my blog! 

Here is my song, I Will Win.  I really hope you like it!

6 comments:

  1. Seriously, you have nothing to be insecure about! That was really beautiful! :-) I'm gonna be humming your song all day now, "...I will win because I believe in Him"

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  2. Thanks Amber! So glad you liked the song!!

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  3. GIRL! I agree with Amber! You should be posting videos of you singing every single day. I'm serious. Your voice is beautiful and love the song. So glad to hear you sing finally!! But I already knew you could from LW, but glad to hear just you this time. :) Oh, and I was a huge NKOTB fan back in da day too. Ha!

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  4. holly cow lori!!! i got goos pimples listening to you!!! BEautiful song and what a beautiful voice and delivery you have!!! WHAT A GIFT!!! loved it!!!
    Brooke

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  5. Oh my, what a beauty!! Please keep writing and singing and of course, sharing. I have missed so much on your blog.

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