We usually don’t have mid-week gigs. Most people hire us for weekends. But today, we had a gig. Just got back from it, actually. And this was the funnest gig ever. It was poolside at a resort next to Old Town in Kissimmee. We had all ages present, baby to 90 and everywhere in between. We even had a table of French speakers. And it was magical because all ages knew, danced and sang along with our live oldies music. It was more fun than I remember ever having at a gig. And we all smiled and danced and were vibrant and happy and the weather was perfect and I cannot imagine a better way to spend a Thursday. We helped tons of people remember happy times, have new happy times, enjoy life, spread joy and God Bless the USA was celebrated valuantly. It was wonderful. All ages love oldies music. All ages can dance together. And we heard so much appreciation and they will be hiring us back. The people all told the entertainment coordinator and she told us. They said we were the best band that ever played there in 10 years. And the point is jot that. The point is that we were united as a band family for music, dance, fun, lightening people’s loads, spreading joy, uniting people of all ages and nationalities. And that was truly a beautiful experience. I am so thankful!!😄❤
Ephesians 2:13. “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14. For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15. by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16. and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. 19. Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20. built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.”
I thought I would have no time to write until the say after Christmas, but I have found some time all alone in the night as the house is quietly sleeping, and as always my brain is moving. So I write, as I am pushed to do by an internal unconditional encourager. And here is where my eclectic thoughts have taken me this evening… on divisions.
Having lived all over the world and travelled extensively whole being a social observer and participant, a learned doctor and a writer, I am qualified to say the following with authority… God made every single person in existence and we all have the same desire to be close to Him and be loved and joyful and peaceful. Often external things/distractions/wrongs serve to interfere in our life goal because God has an enemy (that willingly chose that horrible position) that wants us divided and eventually dead. I do not see color of skin. I do not see language barriers. I do not see religious barriers. I do not see monetary differentiations. I do not see power differences. I do not idolize anyone at all. Here me out, for here is the crux of the matter. Every person is made on purpose with love by God, who left fingerprints all over them. Every person has a shade of His glory and a desire to love their loving Creator God back. They often miss how to do this in the most effective way He wrote for us in thr Bible. But every person matters. A lot. As much as any other person on earth, no more or less. If we remember this, we see our common ground. When we have common ground, we are friends and family. Division becomes the foreign devil. Seperation becomes ridiculous, like a strange dream you are glad to have awaken from. And Christmas becomes a unifying event to celebrate our common heritage together. And that is distinctively beautiful. And perfect, most natural. ❤
I am married to a very good man. All good men and women are humans so none of us is perfect. I screw up all the time, despite my best efforts. And so does he. And while some people hold people to an impossible perfection expectation, I have no bent toward that particular sin and accept him as he is, with hope that he accepts me as I am too, “warts and all”, as the Brittish put it. And I believe sincerely that God can bond and unite two imperfect people and create from them someone better and more able to serve Him and others, and that common goal helps unify. It further helps that we are bonded by music. I believe all marrieds should have something in common to do together. And may God bless us all. ❤
People want to know their heritage. In general it is the shallow physical heritage of generations of this or that type, this or that skin color, this or that religion, etc. All of that is a distraction. Parsing through the distractions, and digging deeper, we all share a heritage that supercedes all of the physical and nonsense that has been manipulated to divide us. We are, all, you, I, your neighbor, you sweet grandma, the guy or girl in the last row, the person in a country hundreds of miles away where language differs from your own, whether they be any color of the sun, we are all made on purpose lovingly by God. God is our common heritage. We are united in heritage, no matter who is pushing what agenda. We are all children of Almighty, All-loving, All-knowing God. Thus we share the same heritage. We are all related because of that. We are all equals in status but differ in giftedness and talents. And as all God’s children, we need to unite and get back to a relationship with Him. He should always be our primary focus. He should be our common goal and the only One we all worship. God is our Maker and mutual father. Yay!!!!❤❤❤
We all need to support American solidarity. We have a looming threat from North Korea, and the prevalent vicious attempt at division and distraction from mainstream tv, news and Hollywood owners/dictators. We have evil demons and principalities trying to kill as many of us as possible and divide and conquer. We used to be protected by God because we obeyed Him. Now many many Christians are comfortable, lethargic, lazy, sleeping, laxidasical, lukewarm and evil is gaining ground. This sickens me for I love our country. Our rights and freedoms are unprecedented and we need to be thankful and appreciative to God for this and serve and obey Him in return for these blessings and beg Him to restore and unite us, punish all evil, drain the seamp, and rebuild and restore. Christians need to wake up and pray and serve God. We need to unite and defy the evil billionaires who think they are in charge and punish them for their evil. We need to take back America for God and support our good President and his good staff. The riff raff in politics need to be vote out and they need to represent the people and not their own pocketbooks. Eternity and eternal judgment has no preference for worldly power or riches. That stuff dies here. Money is temporary. Power is temporary. God and eternity is forever. We need to work together for our souls and our country for God!!! Spread the word!❤
We have had a lot of rain here in Florida but that is absolutely nothing compared to what our fellow countrymen in Texas are going through. Let’s join with them in prayer.
Please, Lord God, help the people of Texas who have endured this hurricane and subsequent flooding. Please keep them safe and provide for their needs while the floods remain and help them recede quickly. Thank you for all that you do. We praise you for your greatness, Lord. In Jesus’ holy name we pray, amen.❤