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Songs:
Eric Clapton - Change The World
Ashley Cleveland - Land of the Living
Sheryl Crow - A Change
Bryan Duncan - Gets Better
Michael McDonald - I Believe
Billy Carrington - Walk a Little Straighter Daddy
Lyle Lovette - Straighten Up and Fly Right
Transcript:
This is the Road To Redemption... hi I'm Bryan Duncan...and IF I CONTINUE TO DO WHAT I'VE ALWAYS DONE... I'M ALWAYS GONNA GET WHAT I ALWAYS GOT... This week I'm lookin at the courage to change the things I can...that would be something besides my name and address I imagine...

Eric Clapton / Change the World

(Over the solo) Talkin about the courage to change the things I can this week... So What needs to be changed that takes courage? What needs to be changed that I can change? Those are the real questions...let's see what comes to mind while we're listenin to only the music I like...

that's Eric Clapton... Change the world...(if I could) o.k. Changin the world might be a little overwhelming... so where do I start with change...

Maybe it's the way I react to the world at large... especially the people in it... Maybe it starts with my own perceptions and the thought process that leads to so much wrong behavior...

Ashley Cleveland/ land of the living

That's Ashley Cleveland... Land of the living... where I'm looking for the courage to change the things I can... I'm bryan duncan with Radio Rehab

The top of my list of things to change... Would be my perception of who's in charge of the world... I can certainly see that it is not me...cause I know I'm powerless over things that I cannot change that's for sure...

Sheryl Crow/ a change

(Over the solo) Now one thing I can change is my relationship to a higher power...I can submit to a greater authority... But man, that's gonna take some courage...to put my faith and trust in someone besides me... I might get hurt... I might look stupid... I might be disappointed...

(skip third verse!!!) go to chorus out...

Sheryl Crow/ A change 'll do you good.... Yea But not just any change... Like switchin addictions! I can easily replace one compulsive behavior with another...but I won't get a different result. 'learn to be wise, and develop good judgement... Don't turn your back on wisdom, love her for she will protect you"... Proverbs chapter four says...

making changes is painful, disrupts the comfortably numb reality I'm used to... It's scary stuff even when you know what you have to change but it gets better...

Bryan Duncan/ Gets Better

That's Bryan Duncan... And I'm Bryan Duncan too... Sayin it gets better... Closer to the love of my life...referring to Jesus Christ, My personal higher power...and supreme redeemer...I'm on line at bryanduncan.com if you'd like to say hi...I don't have all the answers by the way but I know someone who does... I'm still working on changing the things I can...one thing I'm pretty good at though is livin... life out of Step...





I watched a high school football game recently, where one team was decidedly more powerful looking than the other... They were bigger individually and there was more of em too...I was preparing for the lopsided slaughter that I saw between these two teams the year before...

It started out pretty predictable too... The opening kick off turned into a 98 yard touchdown return... Followed by a four plays and out offensive effort on the part of the home team...

I could tell by the way the guys were walking to the line of scrimmage that there was trepidation and a nervous lack of confidence in facing the opposition.

Sure enough the opposition scored again ... And again on a mistake by the fearful and frustrated...

The trailing teams quarterback had almost no protection from the onslaught of the enemy... finally in desperation after nearly half the game he Decided to leave behind what in most games was a comfortable pocket of protection, he began to scramble!... and he found a receiver 50 yards down the field...and again on the next few plays found the end zone for the first time...

He changed something that he could change... And the courage to change came from the painful realities of facing the loss of what used to work for him. It came from being slammed to the ground time and again...until he decided it was time to do something else... It began as desperation... And turned into confidant assurance that he could win...and his team mates began to believe....

I know you think that this is a story of the final great victory... But it's not... The real truth was the little guys didn't win this game... But they came to within one touchdown of overthrowing an arrogant trash talking opponent...

The victory that I saw at the end was better than winning the game.... It was this... There was hope for the future because of the confidence earned in the struggle... No one on the home side of the field left immediately... They were standing now as they did through most of the second half in complete joy and excitement about the possibility that any play could be the big play... Any play could change the outcome...

The losing team this time was not defeated... They stood together on the field facing the great crowd of witnesses and sang the schools alma mater, united... rejuvenated...they discovered some things can't be changed... Like the size of the opposition... But they changed what they could and turned it into a nail biter that I will remember long after the statistics are buried in some dust covered history of a little known high school...

Hope is worth more than victory... And the joy of possibility is worth more than attaining everything...

Dear God...thanks for the insights in everyday experiences... And for giving me the wisdom to see where the real value in life is... Now help me recognize what I can change today...and give me the courage to do it... As I live one day at a time...help me believe in what I can change and that you will make all things right... amen

Michael McDonald/ I believe when I fall in Love

That¹s Michael McDonald/ I believe ... Singing about the desire for an everlasting love... Well I might have to change some things to find that...

but here's something I can change... Here's a totally different style of music for my taste... But the lyrics fit and I have room for that...because this show is about discovery more than music format...

Billy Currington/ walk a little straighter Daddy

That¹s Billy Currington/ walk a little straighter daddy

You've been listening to the Road To Redemption with Bryan Duncan....I'm gonna go out with this remake of an oldie by Lyle Lovett... Dedicate it to you... Like me, struggling with hurts, habits and hang ups...

Lyle Lovett/ straighten up and fly right

They say Change comes when the Pain of your current circumstances is greater than the fear of doing something about it.

never comes before my admission that I am powerless over my dependencies though... and my life has become unmanageable... So don't go making rash decisions just so you can change somethin.

I'd like to leave you with a reminder... Recovery is a slow process most of the time... Don't try to change too much too fast... Pray for wisdom... Gotta make sure those changes last...

So I'll keep takin a daily moral inventory... And work step eleven to stay of chapter eleven emotionally... Changing the things I can doesn't mean doing it alone...In the counsel of many there is safety the bible says...this has been radio rehab...I'm bryan duncan thanks for lettin me share... Keep coming back