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Be Thankful for What You Got #4M

Good morning, Kittens and Dawgs! I’m going to keep things simple today. This is a short but full week for many especially for those of us in the US. Our mewsic theme is songs aboutThanksgiving or being thankful“. Here’s my Thanksgiving playlist!

 

 

  1. “Be Thankful for What You Got” by William DeVaughn (incidentally I used this three cover songs of this in last week’s BoTB. You’re invited to check it out & cast your vote for your favorite artist) is an excellent song to remind us to be grateful for what we have instead of looking to our neighbors who have more and to be thankful.  This is the way I translate it….be happy with what you have, keep your eyes off what others have because when you look around there are others who are worse off than you.
  2. “Every Good Thing” by The Afters reminds us we’re all guilty of taking life for granted and it’s with these words I am thankful…”You’re the reason for every good thing, every heartbeat. Every day we get to breathe. You’re the reason for anything that lasts, every second chance. Every laugh, life is so sweet.”
  3. “Why Me Lord” by Kris Kristofferson isn’t a song I would say reminds me of Thanksgiving but I certainly get the point of the lyrics, it’s a humbled man talking to the Lord who’s obviously filled with gratitude for Jesus’ love
  4. “Thankful” by Josh Groban reminds us there is joy around us but we forget to notice which is something I’m constantly reminding myself to seek the happy tidbits amidst the troubles because life isn’t purrfect.
  5. “Presence of the Lord” by Blind Faith  is considered to be the first true supergroup formed by Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. Another song title that isn’t obviously stated but showing your thankfulness is to live in the presence of the Lord.
  6. “All Things” by Citizen Way is a story told by a woman living on hard times who reminds the listener to give the Lord thanks for all things even those things we don’t even know.  This is something I strive to pray for daily because I know everything in my world comes from God and without Him I’d have nothing.
  7. “Grateful” by Rita Ora is an excellent reminder that we give thanks for the storms in our lives because rising above it all makes us stronger while teaching us to appreciate the sun even more.

 

Are you ready to groove?  My partners XmasDolly, Stacy, &  Colette are ready to boogie with you and you’re invited to step out on the dance floor with us now!



This is a weekly hop for mewsic enthusiasts regardless if you follow our weekly theme or not if you have mewsic to share then we’re ready to dance with you. Otherwise, I ask that you do not link non-mewsic posts to boost traffic to your site. You’re welcome to leave your URL in comments with a brief description inviting me (and others) to check it out. Thank you for respecting this simple rule!

 

 

What mewsic moves you today? ?

I invite you hop over to McGuffy’s Reader for more “Sparks” of inspiraiton/encouragement. Let’s make the world a better place, one person at a time beginning with #1! 😉

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Do you see your life as good, bad, or in-between? What things are you thankful for this year?

Keep those tunes playing and your body swaying, I’ll see ya around the cyber block as quickly as possible. It’s gonna get busy from here on! X💋X💋, Cathy

 

 

 

 

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Campfire Christmas

Good morning, kittens & dawgs! This morning I’m sharing the Christmas mewsic of a northern Irish worship band whose new-to-me. I invite you to listen to the 11-song playlist to see what you think about Rend Collective!

 

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What did you think of today’s mewsic? Is this a new-to-you group or did you know who they are?

 

That’s a wrap for this week. I hope you enjoyed your visit and I appreciate you including me in your weekend.  I’ll see ya on Monday for Mewsic Moves Me. Have a songsational Saturday!

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Presenting @LillyGoodman!

Good morning, kittens & dawgs! I’m so glad to see that you survived Black Friday to hop over for some weekend mewsic. This morning’s featured artist is another ReverbNation discovery. This young woman is a Latin R&B, Contemporary Christian artists. Her lovely vocals was an instant like to my ear and I hope you’ll enjoy her as much as I do. Give it for Lilly Goodman!

 You can follow Lilly on Twitter and Facebook!

Lilly has a soothing voice. Her style is just what I needed to help me unwind from this busy week. Show a little love by spreading the mewsic? of Lilly Goodman to your friends! ?

That’s a wrap for this week. I hope you enjoyed your visit and I appreciate you including me in your weekend.  I’ll see ya on Monday for Mewsic Moves Me. Have a songsational Saturday!

 

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Contemporary Christian #music of #WaitingHill @JacobsWellRex

Good morning, kittens & dawgs! Last week, Jacob’s Well Records started following me on Twitter. They are a Christian recording studio in the music capital. Yeah, another interesting follower from Nashville, Tennessee. Thanks for the follow #JacobsWellRex!!

We’re a brand new type of record label – one which places emphasis on the integrity of the music as well as the character of those under our umbrella. Our goal is to inject amazing (and amazingly) positive music into the culture. We’re seeking out artists/groups who wish to build up rather than destroy…people who truly care about the youth of this nation/world.

Right now in the feature seat at JWR, this band described as, the 90s rock of Matchbox 20, the 21st century Switchfoot, add the Needtobreathe and call us in the morning.

Okay, put your hands together and boogie for Jesus with the sound of Waiting Hill!

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I know many who like the message, but not Christian music. The truth is you just gotta share the positive vibes and Good News found in this genre sometimes to uplift the down and out or simply to reaffirm what you already believe.

I like the way Waiting Hill guitarist, Chris Davis, says it, “we want people to know that no matter what happens in this crazy life, everything will be alright.”

Lead singer, Mark Chambers, explains, “We understand that no matter how perfect things may seem on the outside, we all have questions and personal struggles on the inside.  As a band, we strive for our lyrics to go past the painting of a perfect life and fall on the ears of the artists behind those paintings to encourage them to ‘keep on looking for the light.”

A special request: DH didn’t get an extension on his job. Last Friday was his last day. Jobs in the electrical engineering (wiring design…TVA type work) field in our area is tight. I’d like to ask you to pray for God to lead the way for him to find another perfect opportunity in town, but we’ll go where ever He wants us. I (we) surely appreciate your prayers!

That’s a wrap for today. Thanks for dancing with me.  Before you hop off, did you catch my post, Mr. Bojangles #BOTB showdown? If not, it’s not too late to cast your vote, here!

Let’s keep the party going. It’s time to link up and join the fun with XmasDolly!

Have a tunetastic day!

Have a tunetastic day!

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The Angels Knew #music & #BOTB results

It’s Christmas time, kittens & dawgs! For the entire month of December XmasDolly, and her elves…JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Everyday Life, & little ole me are having a jingling good time spreading the cheer with non-stop Christmas music.

I decided to go with a theme within a theme this Christmas season. Last week, we listened to O Little Town of Bethlehem. Incidentally, it should be no surprise to announce Sarah McLachlan won the that #BOTB installment. Oops lost my thought process there for a second. We know about Bethlehem, how about the heavenly host? Did you know before man was aware of the good news that The Angels Knew long ago the story that would come to pass on that cold December night? Listen…


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Hometown, USA songs

I grew up in McDowell county in southern West Virginia. This is home of the Rocket Boys from Homer Hickam’s memoirs portrayed in the 1999 motion picture October Sky.

 

Are you ready to boogie? Lace up your blue suede shoes. It’s time to dance. This week’s theme is “Hometown, USA” Tell us where you are from and post your hometown bands, artists, or songs.

I have been away from home for 35 years. Needless to say, I do not know what local musicians are getting their groove on, but here are few artists/songwriters I grew up with who are still doing what they love!

 

To learn more about Clinton, click here.

Tony Vance was in DH’s graduating class, just like Clinton. You may remember me telling you Tony sang at our wedding. He has a singing style very similar to David Gates. Here he is singing solo.

 

 

A couple of years back, I shared that Tony plays with the contemporary Christian rock group The 5 Man Jesus Band, if not take a listen to these boys jamming for the Lord!

Show some love, Facebook Like The 5 Man Jesus Band!

There are other musical talents from back in the day, but these two are the only ones I know who are keeping the music alive. I would love to hear from friends telling me what’s going on with who!

Here’s an interesting tidbit for ya! Did you know, according to Wikipedia Christian pop artist/songwriter Michael W. Smith and Country music singer Brad Paisley are from the wild, wonderful state of West Virginia? Not me! Isn’t that cool?

One of my all-time favorite songs about wild, wonderful West Virginia is from a Rocky Mountain high folks artist. Come on sing along with me….

Before I go, I wanted to say, although I didn’t grow up in Knoxville it’s very much my new hometown after 35 years. That being said, allow me to introduce to you local talent Jason Terry.

 

 

Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I did. Why not show some blog love? Invite your friends to join the 4M crew now. There’s always room for one more!

On behalf of the lovely Dancing Queen,  Marie and her Solid Gold dancers ~ Callie, Stacy, Michelle and I thank you for joining us for another week of Monday’s Music Moves Me.

Now, it’s time for you to ask us to step out on the dance floor with you. By linking your musical post below you are inviting the 4M crew for a boogie down to your tunes. Remember to hop over to dance with our Spotlight Dancer at #1.



Next stop… your place!

 
 

st37-14_Fotor1. Grab XmasDolly 4M button here. 2. Display it on your blog. 3. Add your favorite YouTube videos.  FYI: we dance freebie style every other week, and on the off weeks we dance to a chosen theme picked by the previous week Spotlight Dancer. You can find it listed on XmasDolly’s side menu. That all being said, we aren’t music snobs. As long as you have tunes for us to dance to, then you’re cool!

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Music that inspires

This is the last Monday in February, folks! Can you believe it? Welcome to week 180 of Monday’s Music Moves Me!

Today we’re partying to “songs that inspire us“!

Our lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, would like to thank you for joining the party and as always JAmericanSpiceStacy Uncorked, Just the stuff ya know & myself are happy that you came. We would love it, if you link up (music related URL) with us and shake your bootie with the fellow rockin’ blogger below!

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 outside our bi-weekly theme, then no problem! As long as you have music that moves you/me, then all’s cool. All we want to do is dance with you!
 ** Remember, to be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up.**

Whatever tunes motivate you toward greatest, then we want to hear them right here!

 

Music that inspires…

‘the author within’
‘my artistic talent to shine, if only in my eyes’
‘creative cooking’
‘happiness’
‘a sense of greatest, even when I don’t feel so great’

 

Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I am looking forward to listening to your music inspired choices today. Next up… your place!  What music inspires you?

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

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