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Family #AtoZRoadTrip #music

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There’s nothing like remembering when and each week with my on Flashback Friday (previously under Genealogy) posts I try to share family memories and photos. If you like a taste of nostalgia then I invite you to read these posts:

Meet my parents

Meet my grandparents part I

Meet my grandparents part II 

Meet my grandparents part III


Are you a family record keeper ~ a collector of tears and laughs, photographs and stories of the past?




Thanks for stopping by. I invite you to come back tomorrow for Meet my grandparents part IV. It’s time to hit the road again and I hope you’ll hop in the backseat for the ride as I head over to meet a few of my fellow A2Zroadsters.

Love Lifted Me when I found Victory in Jesus as You Raise Me Up

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Welcome to week 175 of

Create with Joy, our first spotlight dancer of the New Year picked this week’s theme – songs that represent key moments in your life.  For example, Stevie Wonder’s song In the Key of Life always stuck instrumental with her throughout her life.

What tunes do you find that are a key to those instrumental moments in your life? Whatever that music is, then we want to hear it right here on Monday’s Music Moves Me!

Gospel music was a cornerstone of my youth. Music is an instrument that God used to speak to my heart as a child. Even before I surrendered my heart to Christ, I found comfort in these old classics and even to this day when I’m burdened my heart soars knowing that through Jesus’s love I will emerge victoriously.

Classic gospel music holds a dear place in my heart. The next artist isn’t a gospel singer, but this song is encouraging and inspiring – two key elements that are instrumental in restoring my spirit.


We all have go-to songs during times of crisis or sorrow. Songs that just seem to pick us up when nothing else will. It gives me a great sense of comfort knowing that through music God tends to my emotional well-being.

Our lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, would like to thank you for joining the party and as always JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Just the stuff ya know & myself are happy that you came. Now, it’s time to get our groove on with you so remember to link up and shake your bootie with the fellow rockin’ blogger buds below!



Remember, to be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up.

Dance party rules:  Grab XmasDolly 4M button here,  display it on your blog, and then add your favorite weekly music theme YouTube videos for everyone to enjoy. We aren’t music snobs if you have tunes to share, then that’s all that matter coz all we want to do is dance with you!

Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I did.   Next stop… your place!  What key songs are instrumental in your life?

Be sure to come back next week to dance freebie style with the 4M crew, and if you can’t get enough music, then join me for Saturday Song-suasion!

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We will never forget

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Thank you for joining me for Wordless Wednesday on the anniversary of 9/11. This memorial is in a Kentucky veterans cemetery near Fort Knox as a remembrance for those who perished 12 years ago. Like all memorials, it’s a symbol so that we will never forget and we shouldn’t.

How can we forget? I can not and do not want to forget. Many cannot even forgive, much less forget. Forgiveness is the first thing I did that day. I prayed for these cowardly, wicked people who waged war against innocent people.  However, if you haven’t found the same forgiveness in your heart, then I implore you to learn how to forgive for your emotional, physical,  and spiritual health. Moving forward is the only way to keep from living in the past. I do think we should never forget this day for fear history may repeat itself. The terrorist and socialists of this world need to be crush and we should never give room for these evil forces to control our lives. Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?

The sky was crystal blue on that September morn, while I sat stunned in silence in my living room. It was horrible, but I knew sitting glued to the TV for eyes with tear filled eyes that Americas would not allow themselves to be pinned to the ground, cowering in fear. We would do what we do best – be strong and fight!

Have you thanked a service man or woman for protecting our nation, our way of life, our freedom? If not, then I encourage you to do this every chance you get. This is the least we can do. They deserve to know that we are grateful for them. God bless our troops around the world! God bless the families who lost loved ones, including my very own.

For a little inspiration, I would like to share my 9/11 poem I wrote last year called,  Rise Up to Never Stay Down.


Thanks for joining Mommy Time Out and me for another edition of  Wayback Wednesdays. To participate in this blog hop you don’t have to follow a bunch of rules. It’s simple! Just link up your blog, twitter, or Facebook below (only one please).

I hope you will make this a repeat visit to share in my musical memories and photo ops. Wanna make me happy? Leave a comment! 🙂 I’ll be hopping over to your little niche soon. Have a lovely Wordless (or not-so-wordless) Wednesday!