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Cheering Works!

We all need some encouraging words or some real awesome CHEERING ON!!!

I hope you have someone (or a lot of someones) who does that for you.

IT IS WELL

Thank YOU Lord for this song!

I have to remember, at times, that no matter what is going on in my life…someone, somewhere has more reasons to be sad or distraught than I.  I should ALWAYS take every situation like this song sings.  No matter what disappointments I have, no matter how people treat me or others, no matter what words or actions I hear or witness…IT IS WELL.  God takes care of every situation.  It may not be immediate.  It may not be the way I want.  It may even be discouraging, painful and agonizing, but I must keep in mind that no matter what…IT IS WELL.

This video is with Lynda Randle singing.  She has a great low full voice I just figured out I totally enjoy!  One of the ladies at church shared her with me today and I came home and you-tubed all of her stuff.  She sings the song I sang at church today (the one I posted yesterday) –that is why the sweet lady shared her.   So glad she did!

IT IS WELL.

If you just SMILE

Today I was listening to some GOLDEN OLDIES and a Nat King Cole song came on that I never really remember hearing.  I might of heard it before, but really didn’t pay attention to the words.  The words of the song are so encouraging.  It has the perfect title and the perfect message:  SMILE  (my favorite part: “You’ll find that life is still worthwhile–If you just smile”) 

Have a listen—

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

Take Heart and MARCH ON!

Did our team win last night? No.  Did they come close?  No.  Did they stay in the game no matter what?  YES!!!  I was so proud of our football team last night.  They are have a challenging year with all new coaches to get used to, a few wounded and just the usual set-backs.  They are not losing HEART though!  I’ve been watching Rebel football most all my life.  As a teacher of these Rebels, it seems as if watching games is more of personal thing even compared to the time when I attended OCHS back in the day.   I am concerned when they are injured, I rejoice when they win and feel the hurt of their losses.  This season, is not any different, yet it is.  I’ve seen Rebel teams in the past hang their heads and just fall over after the points against them rise.  I’ve seen a Rebel team defeat themselves before they hit the field.  This year, I do not see that.  I see an uphill climb that this team is ready to take on.  I’m so proud of the way they hussle on and off the field.  They fight.  They wrassle and wrangle and do all they can.  Do they fumble a little and miss tackles?  Perhaps, but they put it behind them and MARCH ON!  Have I said I’m proud of these kiddos?!?!?!

A lot of times in life we are like those players.  We have things stacked against us like a daunting opponent.  Just like the MIGHTY REBELS, though, we must take heart and march on.  We must look at what we are facing and take it on!  BRING IT!  We have to choose to keep up the fight and continue on no matter what obstacles we face.  It’s also vital to remember that we all have our battles.  We not only need to have heart, but we also need to have a heart for others.  Keep in mind that we all are in this together.  Just like a team pulls together, lifts each other up and encourages one another, we MUST do this IN LIFE.  Don’t be out for numero uno–be in it for the team!  Take heart and MARCH ON!

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