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"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

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday's Gift - a little humor and a song. . .

I heard this in church last Sunday and it just made me cry! Can't find a good version on youtube.

More Than You'll Ever Know Lyrics

Something brought you to my mind today
I thought about the funny ways you make me laugh
And yet I feel like it's okay to cry with you
Something about just being with you
When I leave I feel like I've been near God
And that's the way it ought to be...

'Cause you've been more than a friend to me
You fight off my enemies
'Cause you've spoken the Truth over my life
And you'll never know what it means to me
Just to know you've been on your knees for me
Oh, you have blessed my life
More than you'll ever know, yeah, yeah, yeah
More than you'll ever know, yeah, yeah, yeah

You had faith, when I had none
You prayed God would bring me a brand new song
When I didn't think I could find the strength to sing
And all the while I'm hoping that I'll
Do the kind of praying for you that you've done for me
And that's the way it ought to be...

You have carried me
You have taken upon a bruden that wasn't your own
And may the blessing return to you
A hundredfold, oh yeah...
A hundredfold, oh yeah...

Of course it was about Jesus - and it is amazing that he does that for us - but what about a friend who does that for you? Ever had one?

Happy Birthday Tracey Gold - wikipedia -

Beginning in October 1988, Gold dieted from 133 pounds to about 110 pounds on a medically-supervised 500 calorie a day diet, but still occasionally the scripts included "fat" jokes at her expense.

In her autobiography, she says that between 1989 and 1991, she became increasingly obsessed with food and her weight, and continued to slowly and steadily lose weight. In 1990 Gold began group therapy in an eating disorder program, but only learned more ways to lose weight.

That season, her problem with weight loss was touched upon slightly on her television series, when Gold is seen looking at her body in a carnival mirror, and describes to another character the distorted image in her head. In 1991, she started starving herself more than ever and vomiting, and lost a massive amount of weight, to the point that she was admitted to a hospital in early 1992. Her lowest weight is estimated to have been near 80 pounds.

She was suspended from the show for her skeletal appearance. Photos of Gold's emaciated body were plastered all over tabloid magazines, and she was one of the first celebrities ever to be formally "outed" for anorexia. She last appeared in the 1991 episode, "Menage a Luke" after missing the two prior episodes where her problem is very obvious in some scenes, and did not return until the last two shows of the series in the late spring of 1992, although she was not nearly recovered at this point.

After a several year struggle, Gold eventually recovered.

She was a lucky gal.


rose said...

It's early Sunday. Your little story starts the day in a good frame of mind and a smile on my face. Thanks.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Sandie! Happy Sunday!

Very poignant story. I thought you were going to tell the story of a missionary evangelist who literally had that happen to him with machine gun toting men during a service while preaching in a tent in Central America. He was in the middle of preaching when suddenly he was staring down the barrel of a Gun. Then he cried out the Jesus' name three times. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a mighty wind came and swirled everything inside the tent (not outside), terrifying the gunmen. Some of them fled, but there was at least one if not more that got down on their faces before the Lord and repented. God is definitely GOOD! :-)

Did Tracey weigh 133 pounds? That is normal! I was going to say if she weighed 233, then I could understand her going on a diet and all. I guess everything is relative, and in Hollywood, where the camera adds ten pounds, people tend to be even more concerned about weight and looks. But 133 sounds like normal weight!

I'm glad she got her problem under control. I hate seeing those pictures of the woman (Kirstie) who used to be on "Cheers" and has been a spokesperson for weight loss, and then you will see her ballooned back up in some tabloid staring at you from the checkout line. It's sad, and that could not possibly help her problem.

Have a great Sunday!


Sheila (who is still sore, but feeling a little better now!)

Linda said...

Good Morning Sandie! What a great story!!! Funny but so true! I love that song I can hear it in my mind. Yes those words bring tears to my eyes! Happy Sunday!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Thanks for the post! Hope your Sunday is good. Sincerely, Susan

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

I'm sure that even some of the preachers would have left the building if that were to happen!

I remember Tracy Gold going through that back then. It was just awful.

Have a Great Day!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

I love the joke. I would hope that I would be one of the 20 who stayed, unfortunately my husband and daughter depending on me certainly complicates decisions.
The lyrics are beautiful and I would be crying also. Indeed, he has certainly carried me at crucial times of my life.
Love this reflective post.

That corgi :) said...

I often wonder if I ever was faced with such a situation what would I do. I like to think I would stand for Jesus and "take the bullet" so to speak. I think I would because I remember Mark 8:38 that says "If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels."

I think that one of the saddest scriptures. being ashamed of Jesus. Never! So I would like to think I would stand for him.....

I am glad Tracy Gold was able to get it together and conquer anorexia. I think she has 4 kids now??


Marydon Ford said...

Sandie ~ They told Sherry yesterday prob. another 2 or 3 days ...s tay in touch with daily updates on my writes ... TTFN ~ Marydon