Happy Birthday Frank Sinatra!!
Originally posted on The Camp Of The Saints:
Here at TCOTS, we’re celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday by counting down what I think are his 100 best performances on Vinyl and CD. All of the songs on the List have been released on either one or both mediums. Interspersed with the countdown will be Honorable Mentions that didn’t make the List and a countdown of what I think our his best albums.
Francis Albert will be your pilot and Bobby Bell your navigator.
So sit back easy in your easy chair, fasten your seatbelts, and let’s take off in the blue…
97 — YOUNG AT HEART
Music & Lyrics: Carolyn Leigh, Johnny Richards
Recorded: 09 December 1953
Released as a Single; included in the compilation album This Is Sinatra!
This is my favorite version of this song because Frank had Sammy Cahn write special lyrics to honor psychiatry and re-entitled it Jung At Heart…
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I have been away from blogging for far too long. I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years celebrations were merry, terrific, and filled with friends and family. So much has happened with politics, religion, and in the world since the beginning of November. The latest is the attacks in Paris, a new congress having been sworn in, and the Pope is in the Philippines.
Yes I believe my life is in limbo. My husband and I are still separated due to financial circumstances. I am still waiting for him to kick it in gear and find a job or do something which can support the both of us. We were able to spend the Thanksgiving holiday together. That was very good. Unfortunately we spent Christmas apart. It was pretty good under the circumstances. At least I was able to spend it with some of my family. But it also wasn’t okay cause Kevin wasn’t with me. I miss him so much. I just so pray and hope he takes care of what he needs to do so we can be together soon.
Unfortunately I was denied on my disability appeal. That was very disappointing and frustrating for me. Now my lawyer is helping me appeal that decision. I am reading a very informative book on various therapies and medicines to help fibromyalgia. Unfortunately some of the medicines are a bit pricey.
Plus we are keeping our options open for moving. What place may be better for my fibro and better employment for my hubby.
I spend time in prayer often. Praying that our situation improves. Praying for others in need. Praying for the world. Praying for peace. Praying for our military.
So sad. Stop FGM!!!
Originally posted on theraineyview:
Jaha Dukureh is an anti-FGM activist who came to America from Gambia at age 15. She was subjected to FGM as a newborn, and again at her coerced childhood “marriage” shortly after immigrating. Dukureh’s sister died from complications of the procedure.
Jaha Dukureh founded a nonprofit organization, Safe Hands for Girls, to raise awareness of the harm FGM does, so that future generations will not be put through the barbaric practice.
The horrific practice of FGM is strongly associated with Islam, though some Muslims deny any connection, but also occurs among non-Muslims living in Muslim areas or on the fringes of them. It predates Islam, though. It seems to have begun in Ancient Rome as a sign of slavery, then spread to Egypt. It now occurs in every part of the world, often in secret.
While the Western conservative and centrist voices are united against FGM, the left debates
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The other day my mom said “I hope there is no dust in heaven.” To that I said, isn’t heaven supposed to be perfect? How can there be dust in heaven if heaven is perfect? Plus we don’t know how heaven is physically. Aren’t we outside of our bodies in heaven? Aren’t we in heaven in spirit only? I don’t know. What are your thoughts on heaven?
Right now due to circumstances I am living with my parents apart from my husband. I don’t want to be but maybe that is best for me and for us for now. Kevin and I are rebuilding. I think it is good that I am able to spend time with my parents, especially my mom since she is having trouble with her health. This also gives me time to focus on me and I think I need that for now. It is so hard being apart from Kevin. Somehow this is part of God’s plan and I am trusting Him but this is so hard.
I have tried to keep up on what happened at the recent Synod on the Family but I need to read up on it a bit. I am waiting for the English version of the final synod report to be released.
A friend suggested that I read James in the Bible so I have started reading James. In chapter 1 James talks about having perseverance when going through trials. Even in trials we are called to trust in God and have faith. We need to lean on God in these tough times.
I have started my own jewelry shop on Etsy. I am excited and will be posting more items to sell soon.
Have a blessed Sunday!
Right now I am dealing with life one day at a time. Trying to figure it out. Trying to figure out how I go forward, how we go forward. Talking to God takes quite a bit of effort. Listening to God is even harder. Kevin and I are separated not by choice but due to life’s circumstances. Sickness, unemployment, problems with finances, and eviction. I never thought this would happen to me. I now know hard times can fall on anyone. I so thought life would be different from this. I know God is *there* but He seems distant. I know God is watching over us and guiding us. Even though I know this I doubt. I ask “How can this be?” “I am going through this crap and He’s letting me go through very hard times.” Yet I have this feeling that God is in charge and things will be better. Eventually. But impatiently I wonder when. And hope it happens sooner than later. To help me get through this time I have been praying, reading, and talking to family and friends. God Bless.