TCODS - Songs Used by Moses in Counselors Training and Staff Meetings

I've been asked for many years to provide a list of songs I use during counselor training and during the staff meetings.

Why do I use these songs? The songs have messages that promote teamwork, caring, belief in oneself and others, positive values as I see them, or just nice feeling words. Playing them while we all sit quietly listening promotes contemplation, takes us where we are and promotes a moving further in caring friendships, and somewhat forces us to think about what makes quality relationships work.

Do all of the words in a song apply to the camp situation? No way! I always ask whomever is listening to the songs to take the overall message, not to pull out individual words that really don't fit well with the general idea of the song. So don't listen to a song's words trying to figure out if I'm secretly promoting something. I use the songs because of the clear overall messages and feelings they promote.

Where do I get the songs? I use what I hear that I think will fit in well to camp. I have a number of people who have recommended songs to me as well. If you have a song with a great message, email me and tell me what the song is and who performs it!

The songs in red are songs that I don't think were used this past fall (I listened to a number of these before and during camp, so there are some that I don't remember if they were played or not!).


Always On Your Side Sheryl Crow & Sting
Be Love Plus One
Build a Bridge of Love Phillips, Craig and Dunn
Can You Feel the Love Tonight  
Can't Live a Day Avalon
Count On Me Whitney Houston & Cece Winans
Don't Laugh At Me Mark Wills
Extraordinary Mandy Moore
Find Yourself Brad Paisley
Flying Without Wings Ruben Studdard
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You Rod Stewart
Hello Again Neil Diamond
Hero Mariah Carey
I Believe Yolanda Adams
I Believe in You and Me Whitney Houston
I Hope You Dance LeeAnne Womack
I Will Be Here Stephen Curtis Chapman
I Will Be Your Friend Amy Grant
I Will Be Your Friend Michael W. Smith
I Will Remember You Sarah McLachlan
I'll Stand By You The Pretenders
It Will Be Me Faith Hill
It's So Hard to Say Goodbye Boyz II Men
It's the End of the Road Matt Goss
Life Means So Much Chris Rice
Love Can Build a Bridge The Judds
Love Takes Time Bryan Duncan
Music of My Heart NSYNC & Gloria Estefan
My Friend Plus One
One Moment in Time Whitney Houston
One of These Days Tim McGraw
Ordinary Miracle Sarah McLachlan
Ready to Fly FFH
Simple Act Greg Ferguson
Simple Act of Kindness Steve Leslie
That's What Friends Are For Dionne Warwick
The Call Regina Spektor
There's A Hero Billy Gilman
Using Things, and Loving People B.J. Thomas
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Where Does the Time Go Barry Manilow
You Are Loved (Don't Give Up) Josh Groban
You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker
You Raise Me Up Selah
You Raise Me Up Josh Groban
Your Moment Is Here Canadian Tenors
You've Got a Friend

James Taylor

You've Got a Friend Carole King

These songs have been used at times during flag ceremony:

America The Beautiful Three Mo' Tenors
America The Beautiful Whitney Houston
America the Beautiful Frank Sinatra
God Bless America Celine Dion
The Star Spangled Banner Whitney Houston

These songs are used for signing:

From a Distance Bette Midler
Thankful Josh Groban
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler
Wind Beneath My Wings ?

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