Sunday, September 30, 2012

31 days of....M's

Day 1 - meaningful music I am internet/website/linky things illiterate. I cannot figure out spacing on how to make a new paragraph. And if I can figure out how to link myself to the Nester, I will. Until then, if you want to check out all the other 31 Dayers, go to When I decided to write for 31 days about the same thing, I didn't actually come up with a topic And because I cannot think of just one thing I want to think about & write about for 31 days, I am going with my original idea of writing about all things M. When I think back to my earliest memories of going to church, it's about the music. I remember as a preschooler, wanting to sing hymn #228 in the red Baptist Hymnal, "Surely Goodness & Mercy."
In grade school, I learned to read music, and sing alto, as we sang hymns at church. In junior high, I got to join the youth choir. Woohoo! We even went on a "choir tour" and sang at three or four churches somewhere between Louisiana & Texas. Great memories. Bob Beck was our music director & Cheri Greer was leading the youth group. In high school, music took on a whole new meaning. Up until then, as Kelli & I had always shared a room, we played what we both enjoyed. But now, that she had moved to the dorm at LC, I could play whatever music I wanted to! And if I wanted to listen to Amy Grant's "My Father's Eyes" 52 times in one afternoon, I could. And I'm sure that I did.
David Meece "We Are The Reason"
Russ Taff "Not Gonna Bow"
The Cruse Family "As for Me and My House"
Kim Boyce
The Imperials "The Trumpet of Jesus"
Truth "Second to None"
Sandy Patti (I loved that live record where she sang like Karen Carpenter & Barbra Streisand)
By the time I graduated high school in 1990, Steven Curtis Chapman "More to this Life"
4Him "Where There is Faith"
had taken over the favorites. Tomorrow, onto the later years. I'd love to hear about any of your favorites of days gone by.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I'm going to be a 31 Dayer

The Nester has issued the challenge once again this year, inviting bloggers to blog for 31 days in October.  I think I'm going to try.  Now to decide on what to write about -- the same topic for 31 days!  Moving? Music? Marriage? Men? Marshmellows? McMahans? Marchmans? Meekers? Mary Margaret?  Just kidding, I got a little carried away with the M's there.  I've got a week to decide. Stay tuned.  I'm hoping this will be enjoyable for all 2 of you that read this.