Monday, January 25, 2016

Remembering 1987 with... Always

(Sharing 40 years of music... click here to return to the beginning)

Atlantic Starr

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Difference Between Being Here and Being Present

Remember roll call when we were kids?

And as the teacher "called roll"
we each waited to hear our name

so that we could answer



(because there was always at least one student that deviated from the standard "here" reply)

to answer


And today as I rush around...

moving back and forth between
here and there

trying to balance


(with only five minutes until the next move)

I have finally come to understand the vast difference between...

"being here"


"being present"

Roll Call... Are you here or present?

Monday, January 18, 2016

Remembering 1986 with... Call Me Al

(Sharing 40 years of music... click here to return to the beginning)

"Call Me Al"
Paul Simon

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Friday, January 15, 2016

The Time is Now

The time has finally come...
and we are ready

to move from one place
to the next

as we've been

talking about this
planning for this
praying for this

for what seems like years now

Even the day our furniture was scheduled to arrive

we waited
and waited


where are they?
what is taking so long?
what is the holdup?

until I finally decided to go outside and look

and once outside

I heard
I saw
I clearly understood


His delay is not His denial

because the delivery truck had already arrived

The holdup?

The workers were trying to figure out how to unload the stuff (because
their truck was too large to turn onto the side street where we are located)

so they stopped traffic
asked the neighbors to move their cars and
slowly inched along the side of our building

to unload the 200 boxes containing our stuff

And as I watched
I realized that sometimes


we are waiting on something from God

a prayer
a petition
a plan

and we are left waiting...

(not because He's slow or unwilling)

but because

the desire
the plan
the destiny

He has in mind for us is too big
for the little side street where we reside

so He has to

stop traffic
move things around
slowly inch along

to ensure that He doesn't tear up our street
while delivering our goods!

So even when it takes longer than five minutes, please know that...

His delay is not His denial

He is simply

prepping us
preparing us

because He cares for us

and the time is now!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Remembering 1985 with... I Miss You

(Sharing 40 years of music... click here to return to the beginning)

"I Miss You"

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Remembering 1984 with... Cool It Now

(Sharing 40 years of music... click here to return to the beginning)

"Cool It Now"
New Edition

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Friday, January 1, 2016

A 1976 Birthday Party... 70's Music Mashup

For the rest of you who were born in 1976...
we have officially entered the year in which we will turn 40!

Tondra Denise-  (July 1976)

So I decided to start celebrating early...

listening and
sharing a song each week

from the music we grew up on

(The birthday celebration began here)

but there were so many other songs
that I decided to add a mashup of some other favorites

to commemorate the late 70's through the early 80's

I call this rendition...

"Back Down Memory Lane... to Good Times"