Songs

Backwards – Song #29

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Look back at your past. Think about a few of those unforgettable times you wish were taking place again right now. Need help? Then listen. You’ll see why I chose this song when it hits 43 seconds.

After the first time I heard this song, it instantly fit in my Favorite’s Song family. As the list began playing, I instantly began thinking of all the things I’d get back.

Me? I’d get my home on the perfect dead end back, I’d get my dog back, I’d get my saxophone back, I’d get our very first microwave back,

I’d get our front porch swing, life down at our creek, and veg with my friends just down the street.

I’d get my job at Winchell’s donuts back, I’d get my job as a Mariners Ball Girl back,

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I’d get my very own Bug back.

I’d get my love-at-first-sight back (Wait. I never lost my love-at-first-sight. We’re still married!)

I’d get my first labor pain from having my first child back. (Wait. I really don’t want that back.) I’d get our first dish washer back. I’d get the joy of seeing my first grandchild born back.

These are just a few things I’d get when I play this country song.

What’s on YOUR list? Share a few things you’d want back.

Marianne Petersen’s book God and Your Pillow is now available. (Amazon) – You can follow Marianne on Twitter at @marimemoirs and read more on her blog, marimemoirs.com.

Songs

Let It Be – Song #12

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Time to be honest. Who watched Sesame Street when they were young? Better yet, who watched it in the 70’s when I did? If so, then good chance you remember certain songs from back then about certain letters of the alphabet. If I heard any of them now I’d be able to sing them word for word. Occasionally, they had a well-known song altered just a hair to focus on a certain letter. You now get the chance to guess which letter this song was used for.

Did you guess? Now sure, more words in the Sesame Street version were altered to go with the main word change, but the main word is what I’m talking about.

Did you guess those words ‘Let It Be’ were turned into ‘Letter B’?

Sorry, but I bet from now on each time you hear this song you’ll be like me. You’ll think of the ‘Letter B’.

Okay, I give in. I want you to see what Sesame Street did with the original. Have fun!

Marianne Petersen’s book God and Your Pillow is now available. (Amazon) – You can follow Marianne on Twitter at @mariannesmemoirs and read more on her blog, mariannesmemoirs.com.

Songs

Sharing Songs – Song #2

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Click the song  below to listen as you read.

Song (n)

– A piece of music, usually employing a verbal text, composed for the voice, esp one intended for performance by a soloist

– A short poem or other set of words set to music or meant to be sung.

 – The act or art of singing

I’m sorry, but my definition of ‘song’ is simple. A song is a  M.U.S.T.

If you haven’t read my last post, catch it now. ( 1*) It shares how I decided to take part of a challenge. That challenge is for those connected in a certain group of other writers that I am currently part of. It is to write a five minute (or so) piece that shows every day this month, not only on Friday as is usually planned. We get to choose a different theme each day or choose one theme to last the entire month. That’s what I chose.

My subject: Songs.

Music means the world to me, as I’m sure it does to many of you. Quite a few songs are more than just sound and entertainment to me. I have specific memories and feelings connected with many of them. That perfect tune from way back when is permanently attached to my heart as it opens up a memory from my past. Many dig deep into what’s  going on around me now as well. My favorites often show how God is right there with me, being He is one of the main reasons behind many of the songs I choose.

The song today is different than the ones that will normally be showing. It’s an instrumental. Being I’m not talking so much about the words of an individual song today, like I plan to do starting tomorrow, I just grabbed this song. There is a reason, however.  I played saxophone in high school, and couldn’t help but love this group, Spyro Gyra.

(I’m that one way up top, second from the right.)

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I want you to start thinking of your special songs. Do you have any that stand out more than others? Have fun and share your thoughts about yours, and what they mean to you. Heck, you might tell me about a special song I forgot I also cherish. Who knows, I might play it here this month as well !

Marianne Petersen’s book God and Your Pillow is now available. (Amazon) – You can follow Marianne on Twitter at @mariannesmemoirs and read more on her blog, mariannesmemoirs.com.

Five Minute Friday

Anniversary – Five Minute Friday

                  – Anniversary – Five Minute Friday – 

So here I am, thinking about what I could write from this weeks one special word: Anniversary.             

                                                  “Hmmmm. which one should I use?” 

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Do I focus on the 30th anniversary my hub and I had a little over a month ago? Of course that came to mind first being I still keep thinking how God spoiled me, bringing that man  into my life.

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Then an anniversary of a few other important things popped into mind.

The anniversary of bringing my first baby into my life. God used that day as the final frosting, only 6 hours labor from start to finish, after an incredible easy pregnancy. Then of course the three others that followed the next nine years. I love birthdays.

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Then thoughts flew to mind the beginning of a new type life that began December 20th of 1990. The day I got hit with Encephalitis – a brain affected illness – the day that began one major trial for me and many others.

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I make that an anniversary being God, too, began that day holding me, proving to others He was in charge of that entire ordeal as well.

And how can I leave out tons of those little itsy-bitsy anniversaries. The day God had us spot Sammy at a dog pound, the best puppy made just for us. Or the day we moved into an obviously God given home we’ve now been in for 20 years. If I had more time, this  type anniversary list would go on and on but . . . 5 minutes is now almost up.

So I’ll end with one fact about all these anniversaries. Thinking of them all had me see God was the center piece of each one. That then had me realize the best anniversary for me out of them all was the day God let me know, 33 years ago . . . I was one of His.

Marianne Petersen’s book God and Your Pillow is now available. (Amazon) – You can follow Marianne on Twitter at @marimemoirs and read more on her blog, marimemoirs.com.

Extra

That ‘No WAY Do I Wanna Forget’ Summer

          – That ‘No Way Do I Wanna Forget’ Summer –

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My last posting’s title was The ‘I’d Like To Forget’ Summer Continues.  Let me explain why that title had done a total turn around being it became one I never want to forget.

My last sentence from my last post begins to explain why –  God decided that evening, during that song, to unlock someone’s heart: mine  – Its best you read it and see what was up with this song.  (1*) –  Nothing great about that song but still no way will I ever forget those few minutes. It changed my way of thinking because it changed my heart. But the song wasn’t what changed my thinking. God did.

Shortly after she started singing, for some strange reason I began picturing in my mind a man’s somewhat generic-looking face looking at me right over my shoulder, quietly saying a few times, “I love you.” 

What in the world? It kind of looks like Jesus is saying that directly to me!

Hard to explain, but it was as if  He was giving me a little tap on the shoulder, getting my attention, letting me know He loved me. I repeat, hard to explain. 

Man, oh, man, something is totally happening!

Now, just for the record, I’m not at all one to encourage the world to let emotions take over. Our emotions can be so misleading. I wasn’t as aware of this fact back then as I am now, but I still knew enough to know that it wasn’t any overly exploding emotion that caused all this. I just know one thing: something of great value was taking place.

What’s happening? Nothing’s really great about this lady’s way of singing, and it’s not like the words of this song are really an emotion grabber. So WHAT’S GOING ON

So many Bible facts I grew up with, plus the things I had been hearing those last few days about Jesus dying for sinners, finally clicked. He died for MY sins. It was as if God put a key in the door that opened my heart, allowing me to see how undeserving I am of that love. Right then I felt like dirt. Right then I felt I needed His forgiveness for how sinful and selfish I had been those eighteen years. 

I then began feeling this full load of sin taken off my back, being replaced with forgiveness and love. I felt broken, but then repaired. Man, what a refreshing feeling. Sure, I had never killed anyone and was, for the most part, a clean-cut girl, but now I knew that wasn’t enough.

Finally, the few things I had heard from other believers and some of the messages given that week made sense. It was that night God chose to . . .

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It was as if some light that I was trying to find finally sparked! I was face-to-face, looking at that light. 

I finally began understanding what this ‘new heart’ thing meant! Wow! When that song was almost over I leaned over and whispered, “Willma! Something special just happened! I feel different,” 

To be continued.

1* – Click here to read where I was when hearing that song.

2* – Click here and read why I originally  wanted to forget that summer.

 

Marianne Petersen’s book God and Your Pillow is now available. (Amazon) – You can follow Marianne on Twitter at @marimemoirs and read more on her blog, marimemoirs.com.