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Came to My Rescue

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Love this song…

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Two of my new favorite songs…

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Kids Say it Best…

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LOT’S WIFE The Sunday school teacher was describing how Lot’s wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, “My Mummy looked back once while she was driving,” he announced triumphantly, “and she turned into […]

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Enjoy some Muppets classics

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Rain – Creed

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It’s raining! I love it when it rains!  I love the sound of rain, the coolness of the air, the washing away of all the dirty stuff. (Besides, I don’t have to water my plants for a couple of days).

Just Another Birthday – Casting Crowns

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Beautifully done–this song addresses so many of life’s issues and how God can fill up the empty spaces if we just let Him…

Psalm 27

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There is so much power in the words of this psalm–be blessed by it today

Out of the Mouths of Presidents

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Listed below are several quotes from various presidents.  I offer them without comment (unusual) and realizing that–at least in recent years–they may be the work of speechwriters.  However, the presidents did say them.  Love whoever the president is at any […]

Give Me Jesus – Jeremy Camp

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Just listen…

Your Love, Oh Lord – Third Day

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Here in Your Presence

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Love, love, love this one…

Coming Home – John Legend

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A Tribute To Those Who Serve http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvtQzZmdX-E&_detailpage

Top 10 inspirational quotes about making a difference

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10. Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers 9. Your thoughts, words and deeds are painting the world around you. Jewell Diamond Taylor 8. Wherever a man turns he can find someone who […]

You’re All I Want

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This says it all…

Staying Young

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This is a reprint of a post by Charles Swindoll. Staying Young by Charles R. Swindoll Read Job 42:10–17 I‘d like to offer several tips on how to stay young. Number one: Your mind isn’t old, keep developing it. Watch […]

Lots to think about in this …

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What’s next?

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2012 has arrived!   I barely made it to midnight–had to go take a nap for a little while and then kept myself awake by eating potato chips and drinking root beer.  Tried not to watch the ball drop in NYC–for […]

You Raise Me Up

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I may have posted this song before, but this version is beautifully done & it has a second verse that I did not know existed.

Shout to the Lord

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This song’s been around for a decade, but I never get tired of it…

Silent Night

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Timeless–enjoy the different performances of this classic carol And this is my favorite of all…

What Child is This–Mercyme

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I’ve always loved this carol…

Eating Dirt

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From Max Lucado: “When my daughter was a toddler, I used to take her to a park not far from our apartment. One day as she was playing in a sandbox, an ice-cream salesman approached us. I purchased her a […]

O Come O Come Emmanuel

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Star of Wonder…

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This song is interesting.  I never heard it before, but the harmonies and the words are beautiful.

It’s About the Cross

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This one says it all…

Something Different–A Huron Christmas Carol

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This is Canada’s oldest Christmas Carol. It was written by a Jesuit missionary, Jean de Brebeuf, to the Huron people, , in 1643. This is the English version of the song, Exultate Chamber Singers. This version eliminates the third verse; the […]

Hallelujah Chorus in the Shopping Mall

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Saw this for the first time last year–loved it–still love it!  

Erma Bombeck – Christmas Chimes

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Following is an article by one of my favorite writers, Erma Bombeck: Everything is in readiness. The tree is trimmed. The cards taped to the door frame. The boxes stacked in glittering disarray under the tree. Why don’t I hear […]

Joseph’s Lullaby

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Contrary to popular opinion, I have not died and gone to heaven.  I went to Hawaii (which is pretty close, I’ll admit). Had a great visit with my mom, taking her to see all of her friends that she doesn’t […]

O Holy Night – Josh Groban

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O Come Let Us Adore Him

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Time for Christmas music… http://www.youtube.com/watch?_detailpage&v=O56VIm4j76U

Christmas Time Is Here

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Love Snoopy!

Happy Birthday!!

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Today is my mom’s 86th birthday. To say she has had a full life would be no exaggeration. She is the daughter of church planters/missionaries and, when asked at age 12 what she wanted to be, responded that she was […]

Pay Attention!

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So, Miss Dog (aka Lucy) woke me up at 5 a.m. wanting to go out.  So I did my usual complaining about getting up so early and took her out.  Based on yesterday, when I ignored her and ended up […]

A Christmas song from Lenny & Squiggy (funny break for the week)

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Creation Calls–are you listening?

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Thanksgiving Reflections

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To say this has been an interesting week would be an understatement. I had a lot of plans:  I was going to work 2 days, take Wednesday off–get totally ahead of the game for Thanksgiving–have a relaxing Thanksgiving, spend Friday […]

Psalm 92

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It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning  and your faithfulness by night. to the music of the lute and the harp, to […]

Draw Me Close (Worship)

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I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever, with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 89:1

It’s Morning!!

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Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.               Psalm […]

How Great Thou Art

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One of the most loved hymns of all time–How Great Thou Art London Philharmonic Orchestra (Photos from the Hubble Space Telescope) Oh, Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made I see […]

Remembering Rainbows

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 “I will remember the deeds of the  Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your might deeds. Psalm 77:11-12 I was struck by this verse today, and I started […]

Keepers of the Springs

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This is one of my favorite sermons.  It was preached in the late 1930’s and it is timeless.   Peter Marshall was an amazing Presbyterian minister who was the U.S. Senate Chaplain from 1946-48 during the presidency of Harry Truman, […]

Funny–The Odd Couple “Oscar Seeks Professional Help”

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This cracks me up…maybe it’s because my hubby is a therapist–

Morning Has Broken

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Woke up this morning with this song on my mind…I give you the lyrics and an awesome video below. As Sung by Cat Stevens lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon Morning has broken, like the first morning Blackbird has spoken, like the […]

Gettin’ Silly Again–The World’s Smallest Horse

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Classic Newhart–enjoy

From the Inside Out

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Amazing song–enjoy and be blessed in worship

Fallen Chesterton Soldier Welcomed Home

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American flags, patriotic flowers, cut-out footballs bearing Chesterton High School No. 54 and a sign reading, “Heaven needed a hero, God only takes the best,” adorned the front door of the home where Army Spc. James Butz was raised. Carrie […]

Sixty-two…

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(Wrote this about a week ago…couldn’t decide if I wanted to publish it because it’s very personal, but–here goes!) Well, I’m 62 today!  Used to seem sooo old to me, but from this vantage point doesn’t seem so bad. Unless […]

No Fear

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Here are a few really great quotes about overcoming fear.  I need to think about these because I can surely become paralyzed when I’m afraid. The drawings included here are from my collection of original pen and ink drawings.  I […]

Silly break for this week

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At least once a week, I’m going to be posting something silly–Laughter is good for you!  It keeps you healthy, and in this crazy world we live in, we have to find something to laugh at to keep our lives […]

What a Way to Start the Day

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Start your morning out in praise and promise…be blessed today.

Amazing Grace

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So I thought it might be fun to watch and listen to several videos of well known hymns.  I’m going to do a collection of  them, beginning with this one, featuring perhaps the most famous of all hymns, “Amazing Grace.” […]

An American Hero – Robert L Howard

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As I’ve mentioned previously, I came into adulthood during the Vietnam War.   I was never one of those glorious, glamorized free-spirit hippies who seem to epitomize the sixties and early seventies these days.  Contrary to popular media presentation of that period […]

Twelve Quotes About Life

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  Every so often, I need to read inspirational quotes about life. It’s really easy, as we go about our daily routines, to lose sight of the big picture.  I found these quotes and I thought they were good.  Hope […]

Prayer songs

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5 Christian prayers in music and poetry. I trust they will draw you closer to the Lord. The Lord’s Prayer The Prayer Poem – A Beautiful Prayer I Need Thee Every Hour You Are My God

A Mother’s Prayer

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I was looking for special songs and found this one. Watch it and listen, and then, if you feel so inclined, read my thoughts that follow: This song makes me weep for all the children who will never see the […]

All Heaven Declares (Acoustic Guitar)

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All Heaven Declares Noel Richards Tricia Richards All heaven declares the glory of the risen Lord Who can compare with the beauty of the Lord? Forever He will be The Lamb apon the throne I gladly bow the knee And […]

A 9-11 Story

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9/11 The day remains frozen in time, forever full of tragedy and heroism. The video below is a story from that day.  It is so profound that it would make any attempt to introduce it seem trite by comparison…it’s about […]

Rain Songs

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It surely seems these days as if rain is on everyone’s mind.  Either you’re getting way too much of it and can hardly wait for it to stop, or you haven’t seen rain in a couple of years and would […]

In God We Trust

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Teach your children about God. From their earliest memories, they should be able to remember expressions of your faith.  I used to sing “Jesus Loves Me” to my babies when they were tiny.  My granddaughters all love the song “In the […]

Excuse Me?

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Teach your child some common courtesy. Your children will be easier to live with and a joy to take out in public.   I have to say, this is missing in so many households right now, and when these kids are […]

Remember Me

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When was the last time you thought about our troops?   Sadly, I believe there are many Americans who can go for days at a time without giving them a thought. Take a few minutes out of your day and […]

Fear

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FEAR It’s a nasty word, isn’t it?  All you have to do is think the word and all sorts of thoughts of past fears, current fears, fearful possibilities for the future come crowding into your mind.  I don’t know about […]

Gone Home to Jesus (2) – video

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To all of you who posted such encouraging comments about SSGT Lucas, thank you. I just found this video on Leon Lucas Jr’s Facebook page.  It explains who he was and what he was about, and explains how everyone can […]

Words of Comfort & Assurance

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We all have times when it seems life is too hard and just doesn’t make sense.  The following quotes from Scripture address these time–I hope they bless you.  Be sure to watch the  video at the end for more comfort […]

Unconditional Love

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  Your children need to know that you will always love them, even when they don’t do everything exactly as you hope they will. Unconditional love doesn’t mean that you accept naughty or immoral behavior, but that, even in the […]

A Beautiful Start to My Day

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Keep Your Sense of Humor

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 Keep your SENSE of HUMOR!!! You can turn painful situations around through laughter.  If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. Bill Cosby Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I’ve had my share.  But […]

Veggie Tales and World Vision

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Today is World Humanitarian Day!  Find out how you can help…

Parenting – Nothing Lasts Forever

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Nothing lasts forever. You need to remind yourself of this when you are up at 2, 3, 4, 5 a.m. with a crying newborn or a baby that has an ear infection. You also should think about it when you have “terrible […]

Ripples

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So… I have this bad habit of waking up around 4:30 a.m. and lying there and thinking, “I’ve only got another hour of sleep, I’ve only got another hour of sleep…gotta get back to sleep…”  You get the picture. It’s […]

Time for a Silly Break

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Every so often, in the middle of the crazy world we live in, you have to stop and take a silliness break and laugh your head off.  The video clip below helped me do that this morning. I find that […]

What Did He Say???

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This is not something you will typically see on this blog.  I’m more interested in posting about my stated topics of traditional family values and stories of heroism, but I found this video so refreshing, I just had to post […]

Honor to Whom Honor is Due

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THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM A POST I WROTE LAST YEAR ON MY OTHER BLOG.  THOUGHTS ON HEROISM…  Sometime, I know I may sound like I have a “Pollyanna-ish” view of the people who stand in the gap for us. […]

Watch this…

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I was trying to come up with something meaningful to write about tonight, but what’s more meaningful than this?    

When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

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 Two weeks ago my seemingly healthy brother-in-law was being  evaluated for pain in his back which he thought might be a ruptured  disc.  Instead, in a matter of days, he was being told that he has  pancreatic cancer.  He will […]

One of the most beautiful pieces of music I’ve ever heard…

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Call me out of touch, but I’ve never listened to the music from Les Miserables–just heard snatches of the more familiar parts here and there…until yesterday. I was home alone after church and I decided to try to listen to […]

Lone Marine – This is very moving

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Lone Marine

July 4th Video

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This one is beautifully done and worth watching…   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvCMTwZdByk

Very moving tribute to WWII Soldiers

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A Tribute

Faith Hill can sing…!!!

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…and on a lighter note

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I promised to share some of my art with you…I’ll be creating a page that features it before too long, but here are a few of my drawings/paintings.  I do my drawings in pen and ink and my paintings are […]

Awake again (9-12-10)

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    Originally published on 9-12-10…at 4 a.m… Actually have been up since around 3 off-and-on…chalk it up to my Lucy who has been very restless tonight.  So…since I’m up, you might as well know what’s going on in my […]

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