Sharing inspiration, encouragement, hope for those who believe that life is a journey filled with ups and downs, that God is in control, and that love is the greatest gift we can have and we can share. Continuing my gift of gab thru word, a columnist who blogs, and a mother, a wife, a woman who shares her thoughts, opinions, and stories....
anyone really wake up with the thought that today may be the day they die? Saying goodbye to your loved one seems so trivial until you look back and realize it was the last goodbye. Then, it becomes a moment stuck in your memory that had so much importance… but you did not see it coming. You relive all those last days over and over again, savoring the countdown remembrance until the last glimpse.
At 34 years old, with two sons, six and ten years old, I faced the toughest challenge of my life and upheld a family tradition of becoming a young widow. Both my grandmothers and my aunt lost their husbands prematurely, two from car accidents and one from cancer. I never dreamed I too would continue the custom. Norman was my husband for 16 and a half years, whom I married at a young and naive 18 years old. Almost immediately, we traveled the world in a Contemporary Christian singing group called Sound of Joy. We were full time Christian singers on tour in a greyhound bus, performing in 26 st…
The cool thing about the new technological world is that I can
experience the past again…vividly on my giant screen in HD quality. I watched
the original King Kong the other day in high definition, in its black and white
glory. It was filmed in 1932!
**************************************************** Feeling nostalgic last night, I had a binge session of watching some of my old favorite Christian Music artists…starting with my utmost influencer, Amy Grant.
From Amy to Sandi Patti, PETRA, (the Greg X Voltz years), Keith Green to Steven Curtis Chapman…I reminisced back to a time in my life when music was a driving force.
Note, I love the new Christian tunes today and support the artists with my attendance every chance I get. Why my newer favorite Christian artist - Phil Wickham a few weekends ago nearly hit me up side the face throwing me a chocolate candy bar. He even offered a Keurig cup of coffee.
But, history, the past, where I was formed in the 80s after a decade of secular music of…