Tuesday, January 09, 2007

nostalgia tuesday.

To begin this year, I think I am going to do something new with the Nostalgia Tuesday posts. Since I am a musician, and there seems to be some sort of song running through my head most of any given day, why not share some of my favorite songs?

Several weeks ago, hubby and I were watching one of those Time-Life infomercials and they were selling a CD collection of "soft rock from the 70s and 80s." You know, like Air Supply and Christopher Cross and stuff like that. Well, I was a little kid back then, and I remembered most of that music. Especially the eighties stuff, since I was really small in the seventies (I was born in '73). I remembered the songs that I liked from the seventies but I never knew the titles of the songs or who sang them. With the eighties I knew all the stats. It was a neat trip down memory lane. It's so cool how a song can be a peg that a really good memory from one's childhood is hung upon.

So, here are a few pegs. Look these up on iTunes or Rhapsody or Pandora and be transported to a simpler time and place...at least it was simpler for me...

Killing Me Softly With His Song--Roberta Flack (1973)
My Love--Paul McCartney and Wings (1973)
Rocky Mountain High--John Denver (1973)

happy new year!

Well, I'm back, after another short hiatus of a few days. Things have been so busy around here I have barely had time to catch my breath. Trying to get mentally prepared to start the daily routine again is hard work for me! Where is all of this resistance coming from?? I think it will take me a couple of weeks to feel like life is normal again.

Bob Jones came to our church again this past weekend. He had a great deal to share but one of the main things he kept saying was "paradigm shift." What we have been focused on previously is going to change dramatically. That has already started happening in my life. Things I had not previously even imagined that I could do or would be doing are now regular habits. Things such as going on outreaches, preaching the Gospel, ministering out in the marketplace. We came out of a church where it was a select few that did those things, and everyone else had to go through some hundred different steps before they would be "qualified" to do the same. It is so different now. There really has been a shift in my life, and it was said that this shift would occur everywhere. My husband said it sounds like a mass repentance (repent= change one's mind) that is coming, where everyone is re-focused on what is truly important and eternal and a great unity and power results.

I'll get the recordings and share some key points as I've done before.

Time to go eat some cookies.