For 2017

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Artist/Band: Keith Toby
Lyrics for Song: My List

Under an old brass paperweight
is my list of things to do today
Go to the bank and the hardware store,
put a new lock on the cellar door
I cross 'em off as I get 'em done
but when the sun is set
There's still more than a few things left
I haven't got to yet
Go for a walk, say a little prayer
Take a deep breath of mountain air
Put on my glove and play some catch
It's time that I make time for that
Wade the shore and cast a line
Pick up a long lost friend of mine
Sit on the porch and give my girl a kiss
Start livin', that's the next thing on my list
Wouldn't change the course of fate
but cuttin' the grass just had to wait '
Cause I've bot more important things
like pushin' my kid on the backyard swing
I won't break my back for a million bucks
I can't take to my grave
So why put off for tomorrow
what I could get done today
Like go for a walk, say a little prayer
Take a deep breath of mountain air
Put on my glove and play some catch
It's time that I make time for that
Wade the shore and cast a line
Pick up a long lost friend of mine
Sit on the porch and give my girl a kiss
Start livin', that's the next thing on my list
Raise a little hell, laugh 'til it hurts
Put an extra five in the plate at church
Call up my folks just to chat
It's time that I make time for that
Stay up late, then oversleep
Show her what she means to me
Catch up on all the things I've always missed
Just start livin', that's the next thing on my list
Under an old brass paperweight Is my list of things to do today
What's on your list today?
Carpe diem!



I was at a church meeting Monday night. Our leader is a woman, a black woman, from Mississippi - who had lost everything in the hurricane Katrina. An amazing woman I might add. She said that her mother just turned 86. She's in Mississippi, but her six children had been scattered around the US. All of them came home for her birthday. It was the first time back for some, and the first time all six had been together in years. She gave such a moving prayer - saying Carpe Diem as her experience.

Another girl prayed for her neighbor who just had a couple months to live. His daughter was going to put off her wedding. He said no, and she was married last weekend. Carpe Diem.

Seize your day today - don't lose it - put some living on your list.
Chatty

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