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Blessings and Honor + #BoTB results

Good morning, kittens & dawgs! It’s Thanksgiving week. If you’re like me then you have a lot to do which means we have little time to hang around Blogosphere. This week’s Thanksgiving celebration we have an extra reason to be thankful. In case you missed the mews on Friday, DH got a job offer and he accepted. I thought it only fitting to use songs not only representing my present mood but my overall appreciation for this special time of year set aside to give thanks and so my theme this week is Blessings and Honor!




How have you been blessed recently or over the past year? A couple of years ago, I wrote 10 Thanksgiving Blessings; many of those blessings still apply today. What are you looking forward to most about Thanksgiving? Can you think of any other songs falling in line with today’s theme?

In my last BoTB round, I asked you to vote on your favorite Victory Song between Gonna Fly Now and Chariots of Fire. The predominant leader and consequently the winner in this showdown, as if this is any surprise to y’all, is…. Gonna Fly Now with a 8 to 3 victory!


I knew almost from the start that Gonna Fly Now (Rocky theme song) got my vote but I didn’t want to influence any of my lovelies. I invite you to check with Stephen to see how the other battles went down!

Now it’s time for me to fly. Thank you for including me in your Monday and I’ll do my level best to respond and make return visits. 😉 I’m linking with the ? party hosted by the Monday’s Music Moves Me crew and you’re welcome to come with and don’t forget to hop back for not-so Wordless Wednesday!











Top July Commenters

Good-morning, kittens and dawgs! Last month, I didn’t get a chance to say thanks to my readers who made the Top Commenter List, but I won’t repeat that mistake this time.

Thank You strawberry basket kittens

Steve from bethere2day is an English chap who lives across the Atlantic in London. His personal blog is chock full of every day snippets – humor, randomness, rants, and music.  Steve is a great feller who really knows music. I love that he features a mixture of oldies and modern tunes on his site every Monday. Thank you for being so kind to comment here and for promoting my blog posts on Twitter.

Suzanne of McClendon Villa stands strong in her faith and loyal in her marriage to David for 30+ years. She’s a southern gal like me. That makes her pretty special. *wink* She now lives in the southwest. I first met on her on her other blog, P.S. Annie, and if my memory serves me, it was photography that brought us together. She’s a caring, supportive person and our friendship blossoms every time we connect. Thank you, Suzanne for being so compassionate and prayerful. The Bible tells us there is strength in numbers, so you reinforce God’s word in my life.

Colette of JAmericanSpice is my Jamaican sweetheart and sister-in-Christ. We first met through Monday’s Music Moves Me and I just love her to pieces! Colette is a SAHM mom of two kids. Her little niche in Blogosphere isn’t genre specific, so you expect to find a variety things going on at her place and if you’re looking for a friend then you count on Colette. Thank you for being a soul-sister. Life sometimes puts bad things on our plate, but we know we’re never alone.

Last, but not least to make the short list is Tom aka Mr. Shady, author of Shady Dell Music and Memories. You may recall Tom on my May list and I’m sure it won’t be the last time you see his name pop up. This guy is such a gentleman whose very, very kind. I can learn much from the thoughtfulness and care in his words left here and hopefully I can adopt my comment giving to be more like his. Thank you for sharing a ray of sunshine with your lovely thoughts with each visit. Your sincerity is genuine and warm.  God bless you!

Now, I invite insist, really for you to show some love to these fine, fine bloggers who are my friends. Right now, hop over to their place to leave a few way-to-gos and, if you can share the tweet below. You’re such a peach! ?

Before I go, let me say thank you to everyone who lands on my Home page. The stats tell the tale. Y’all make blogging worth doing and I consider myself blessed to have such a lovely circle of friends near and far away. Let’s continue to build on what we started years or days ago. Ah, yeah don’t forget to join me tomorrow for Not-So-Wordless Wednesday!


BOTB newPS: One more thing, Summer traffic is cutting into Battle of the Bands (BoTB) competitions and I invite you to cast your vote in my latest edition, here. There is no wrong way to vote, except to not vote at all! 😉

Thanks to all who served!


Now, a special prayer….

Veteran’s Day Prayer

By: Joanna Fuchs

Dear Lord,

Today we honor our veterans,
worthy men and women
who gave their best
when they were called upon
to serve and protect their country.
We pray that you will bless them, Lord,
for their unselfish service
in the continual struggle
to preserve our freedoms, our safety,
and our country’s heritage, for all of us.
Bless them abundantly
for the hardships they faced,
for the sacrifices they made
for their many different contributions
to America’s victories
over tyranny and oppression.
We respect them, we thank them,
we honor them, we are proud of them,
and we pray that you will watch over
these special people
and bless them with peace and happiness.
In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.



Please…whenever possible tell a Vet how much you appreciate him/her for his/her service to our country. Freedom isn’t free; it comes with a steep price!

May God bless you and yours!

1000 Reasons to be Thankful #11-20

Week Two of 1000 Reasons to be Thankful

I found a lovely blog geared for those who are thankful for God’s blessings. What a marvelous, encouraging outlet to stream positive energies across the world-wide net to other sisters in Christ!

The lovely woman @ a holy experience wrote a beautiful post called Why a Christian Family May Celebrate Passover.  I had always come to think of the Passover as being solely a Jewish celebration, but after reading this I can see the relevance for Christian families to remember this special occasion.  I want to share this with you and hope you’ll take a moment to read it. I think it may bless you, as it did me.

Today, I begin my list…

11.  The blessings of the rain to replenish our earth’s supply and to give nourishment to the plants.

12.  The cool weather after a storm allowing me to appreciate the warm days better.

13. The wind which seems to whisper in my ear, I am God and I am here for you.

14.  My kind and generous husband who puts me before himself.

15.  The beautiful spring blooms and the vibrant colors which remind me every year of Jesus’ resurrection.

16.  The sting of pain so I may know the joy of happiness when all is well.

17.  Life’s lessons which teach me often to never take for granted what I have because I never know when it will be gone – a job, your home, a loved one.

18.  My children – my lovely daughters and sweet son.

19.  The knowledge God gives me to understand conventional and homeopathic remedies for healing my body and hopefully ensuring my longevity for God’s purpose.

20.  To be here today to share my thanksgivings and blessings.

What are you thankful for?


Have you ever been thankful for something bad?



In Appreciation For…

Blogger Appreciation Day is a monthly meme where you list the blogs that gave you the most traffic for the previous month.

Here’s how to join in:

  • Go into your tracking service (ie. Google Analytics) and set the time period for March 1 to 31st.
  • Find the sites that have referred readers to you and put them in order from most sends to lowest.
  • Write a post (like this one) listing your top 10 referrers.
  • Link that post at 3 Boys and a Dog.
  • Grab the Blogger Appreciation Day picture and add it to your site.

Here’s the list of the top blogs that referred me the most traffic for the month of March:

  1. SelfSagacity
  2. XmasDolly
  3. Jenny Matlock
  4. One Little Mister
  5. Everyday Ruralty
  6. Never Growing Old
  7. Paisley Passions
  8. Lynnette Kraft
  9. Dollycas
  10. Makobiscribe

This is just a tiny way to say, thank you, ladies for directing readers to my little niche in Blogville.  Have a wonderful day and God blessings to each of you!