I received a facebook message about “Sharing the Journey.” The video by Country Music artist Lucas Hoge is a semi-finalist for Inspirational Country Music’s Video of the Year. I really wanted to pass it along to all of you.
I hope you will all watch this, and share it with your friends. It is definitely inspirational. For me, this song and video came at a time when I needed to see it, and hear it. Some of you know that my 90-year-old mother-in-law was recently diagnosed with cancer. She is in a long-term care unit at our local hospital. It’s been very hard for me seeing this woman, who has been active for the first 89-1/2 years of her life, suddenly be able to do nothing…nothing but lay in a bed, and suffer. But one thing we do have, are the memories. We’ve shared a journey. The video and information about Lucas were sent to me by someone on facebook. But, I believe it was actually a gift from God.
Below is the information that was sent to me about the song, and about Lucas.
Lucas Hoge inspired by Sangre de Cristo Hospice’s (SDCH) compassionate, caring outreach to Southern Colorado patients and families wrote and performs his inspirational song “Sharing the Journey.”
A champion in sharing and volunteering his talents to benefit organizations such as SDCH, Hoge’s "Sharing the Journey" is climbing music charts including the Inspirational Country charts and Power Source Magazine TOP Mainstream 75 Country songs! His inspirational “Sharing the Journey” video portrays two hospice story lines, including one’s journey of facing illness, and the other of recovery after loss.
"Sharing the Journey" video was filmed in Pueblo, CO, on location at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice’s Center for Grief and Loss at the Abriendo Inn, cast and crew donated their time and talents to create the video, produced by “Soul Check TV’s” (NRB Network, DirecTV, Channel 378) host and producer, Sarah Kittle. (If you have trouble viewing the video above, please click here).
Hoge is also a semifinalist for ICM’s Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and his song "Have I Done Something?" is a semi-finalist for Inspirational Country Song of the year.
His own grandfather died of Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) and is how Hoge first connected with SDCH to record a song inspired by a woman dying of ALS poem, "How Was I to Know?" which climbed to #2 on charts.
Hope you will visit his web site, and his facebook page. Follow him on Twitter, too, @lucashoge.
Now you know one of the reasons I’ve been away from Country’s Chatter a lot lately. But, please know I will be back with more news as often as I can. I do appreciate all of your e-mail and kind messages. This has been a difficult time for all of us.