Sun become blackened, the earth no longer will revolve
No one will get in our way as we gallop upon the clouds
To a land where the redeemed will be allowed.
Fare thee well all! Today I’ll finally fly
King Jesus came and split that eastern sky
In that great gettin up morning
A final goodbye to all the mourning
When I get to heaven, gonna run the street
Peering into every face that I meet
There’s a few I really wanna see
A beautiful few gonna bounce on my knee
No man will get in my way
On that great beautiful day
Ever had a song in your heart? Sing it all the time. You love the song, the words and the catchy tune. But for some reason, unbeknownst to you, you didn’t have a clue what it really meant. Then one day it just clicks. That’s what happened today.
The song is Ride On King Jesus. I had even googled it awhile back. It’s an old song the African American slaves sang during their time of hopelessness. Their minds had to stay on the day King Jesus came riding on in to save them. And no man would get in their way when he did come back for them.
They say “In that great gettin up morning, fare thee well” some of our days may feel like this. I’d rather it be today jesus comes back, than live with this pain. We’ve all felt that way. But imagine the joy it must’ve put in the hearts of the slaves; this was where their hope lived…
This is too good not to pass on! Wrote by my friend Tosin. If you don’t follow her yet, you will after this read. God bless…
If I was there, Jesus, in your days What would be my name? Where would I have stood? Would I be Mary who gave you birth? Or Herod, who sort your death? Would I have travelled like the wise men? Or held the sword across a child’s head? If I was there, Jesus, in your […]
The weeks are running into each other around here. I find myself content in our daily routines. I can see my girls are starting to become more settled into their home life than ever before.
Not having to rush each day to pack lunches, do homework, sign this sheet, fill out that and then get them to bed early to rise early…it’s so nice not to have all of that on our minds. Sure there are other engagements and responsibilities but life has slowed down so much that we look forward to busy days. And we look forward to quiet, calm days as well.
For instance, today was to be the coveted fall party at our pastor’s home where we all bring food and candy, sit by the bonfire and even take a hayride. It was canceled due to beautiful Indiana rain and cold. My middle daughter was so devastated. She was so bummed. She had the whole party planned as far as what she and her friends would do. I told her (and don’t even judge me) “when life throws you lemons, make lemonade” I know it’s so cliche. She looks at me and says, “Ooo I want lemonade”
So we played a riveting game of yahtzee followed by almost two hours of coloring. After that both little ones hung their heads upside down off the couch and laughed so hard as they imagined the ceiling on the floor and thier dad walking by on the ceiling. So good for their little brains. They said that it was a really good day after all. I told all three girls that in a month or so this will be one of them days we’ll look back on and wish we were back in it.
I like the slow life. The less hassle life. And I am watching my girls change because of it… for the good.
My newest thought…You know what’s better than reading a good novel? Writing a good novel. And that’s what I’ve set out to do. So you may not see me posting as much but I do read most that I follow.
Keto advice of the week. I miss crunchy food. I feel like a three month baby eating mushed up food with no CRUNCH!
I’ve been nominated by John at The Eclectic Contrarian for this challenge. He wants a scary story but I just can’t. But I did see this creepy thing in the pictures given to me and I immediately thought of the yucky demons that prowl. So here’s my say-so on Halloween…
The Lizard Man from the swamps of sunny South Carolina! It’n he cute?? He’s real ya know….
—John the Eclectic Contrarian
GIMMEE SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN
Ghosts, goblins, glowing pumpkins shine bright
Spiders, skeletons, things that go bump in the night
One night you are given your reign
One night the masses go insane
Marching patio to doorstep bag in hand
Parents prodding, “Go get candy from the stranger’s hand.”
What do you tell a child as his candy shows up on the screen?
“We xray, honey because there are people so mean.”
Sweet little child dressed with white wings
But what about when they dress like these things?
Who gets the glory then?
We all know his name, Satan.
What if October 31 became a day all go to church?
Answers found, souls could call off their search
Instead of yelling Trick or Treat…
They could sing a new song to him who sits on heaven’s mercy seat!