Sing A New Song

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We’re busy preparing for next week’s festivities here at My Thoughts Exactly. This Thanksgiving it will be more than Steve and I. We are also expecting his mother and also my best bud’s, Vicki and Lewis. I love Thanksgiving. It’s one of my favorite holidays. It’s distinctly American, family friendly, no gifts, no cards or special decorations. Just food, good times and thankfulness for what our loving God has blessed us with.

 

Anyway, yesterday I was thumbing through my old Golden Aerie Yearbooks from 1973 and 1974 for Astronaut High School and spied these. These were the golden years when I could sing. I guess I was good at it because the music teacher, Mrs. Ellis, chose me to be one of the Peacemakers group. (A special privilege!) I had to turn it down for personal reasons which are long ago forgotten, but it’s still a precious memory. I lost that rich Second Alto voice a few years ago after the neck surgery because the Doc had to move my larynx and such out of the way to reach the neck bones. There’s a titanium plate holding my neck together now. Well, at least there’s no more pain but there’s also no more singing on key. Pity. I love to sing.

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Do you also enjoying singing? Oh, I still participate during service but I keep it low because I know I’m not on key anymore. I’m just thankful to be out of pain, to be able to speak and love Him and that God knows that I love Him too.

Have a blessed day dear friends! And Happy Thanksgiving if we don’t chat again before that day.

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Setting The Cruise Control

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There’s not much going on at the moment. Well, there is but nothing worth putting pen to paper about. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve decided to set the blog on cruise control for a bit. I’ll be back after while or you can join me on FaceBook. I’ve put my settings on Public so that one may “follow” without actually “friending”. (Hope that’s not rude. Not meant to be.) Just an FYI, for the most part, there are no politics on my FaceBook sight. Y’all know how I feel about most subjects anyway. It’s just light fluffy Christian fun for me on FB. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for understanding.

Catchya on the flip flop good friends!

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PS: About the photos, that’s yours truly on the Suzuki V-Strom riding The Tail Of The Dragon in North Carolina. Been there, done that, will probably never do it again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Follow Up To Thursday

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You know, there’s nothing like a whole day and night of prayer, study and supplication. Immersing oneself in God’s Holy Word is so refreshing. It brings what’s real and what truly matters into focus and lays the heavy burdens on my heart on His broad shoulders.

After what happened on Thursday last, Steve and I both gave ourselves up to our powerful loving Sovereign LORD in prayer and study. In one word, this is partially the message I received: Forgiveness. The message was so unmistakable. It was everywhere! In my Journey For Women daily devotional, in my husband’s Stand Firm For Men daily devotional (I read that one too), and on FaceBook. His love reached out to me to be calm. Forgive. Now, that doesn’t mean be a door mat. Oh no. He was saying, “Forgive your enemies. I will defend you.” [see Jeremiah 51:36] Wow. Ok. God will do that for me!? Me, a sinner, totally unworthy?! Amazing. I’m gonna trust Him. This is will be a new test for me because one of my many sins is to pout or get back in people’s faces when I feel wronged (real or imagined). Guess it’s time for me to grow up. ๐Ÿ™‚

“He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.” [Psalms 18:17]

Here’s two of the FaceBook messages from The Praying Woman, Can I Just Catch A Break and Trusting God With Your Troubles Today. Excellent balm for a troubled soul. Brief too, if one has time to peruse it.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” [Psalms 46:1-3]

I mean, who in human form could possibly be that kind of refuge!!?? No one! Only God the Father through the blood of our blessed LORD Jesus Christ can be that kind of strength.

Thanks be to my precious LORD, today is so much better. Oh, it still ‘smarts’ a little if I let it but the pain is gone. I will remember that He has better plans for me, and for my husband, and for you, dear fellow believer. [see Jeremiah 29:11] No matter what happens in our personal lives or with the Government or with anything else, He has better plans for us. They can hate us, defile us, lie about us, kill us, steal from us, but they can not stop what God has in store for those of us who believe in Him: eternal salvation with Him. [see John 3:16]

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” [Psalms 46:10]

Wow, huh. So, thank you for your kind words and prayers. You’ve been very edifying and comforting. I sure felt the love. Prayers and blessings to all you too.

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Happy Independence Day America

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What our Independence Day means for those who live in other countries or where somehow sleeping that day in class.

So, what are y’all’s plans for today? It’s raining this morning which I enjoy. We can never seem to get enough of the wet stuff. So, we’re staying home and grilling steaks. Will probably start on the Master Bedroom closet remodel. Yeah, I’ve got a vision for how it should look. We’ll see if it turns out that way. lol Also, I want to repaint the Master Bath. (HGTV has a lot to answer for!) And for the first time in about 30 years, give or take, I have put the American flag back out front. Haven’t flown the flag since Ronaldus Magnamus in the 1980s. Times are a’changin’ and it’s all good.

Have a blessed day folks!

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