“T” is for “TAKE”

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter

#AtoZChallenge “T”

Everyday that I wake up and don’t just come to, I am always reminded that I need to Take a Little Time to be so grateful for all that my God has created, especially all of the wonderful things in nature. I love the spring when all of my trees and flowers in my yard start gaining their brand new leaves. I love when I walk the four-legged babies along the San Antonio River and see all of the geese, ducks, turtles, fish and even snakes out enjoying their natural environment. I also need to take the time to thank God for all my blessing and even my chastisements.   Jeremy Camp’s song Take a Little Time  is a great reminder!!

 

And then in those times when my or anyone’s manic episodes are on the rise and the depression is trying to creep in with those stinking thinking thoughts of want to drink or use, I need to also remember that God always will Take You Back  also by  Jeremy Camp!!!

That’s what’s in “my Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!!

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“S” is for “Spoken For”

#AtoZChallenge “S”

I love it when I am reminded that my heart and soul are indeed spoken for. Even though I may have my struggles, I know that my God has my back because my heart has been Spoken For. Please enjoy Spoken For by Mercy Me!!

Try as I might I could not find an official audio,lyric or music video for this song, however I like this particular YouTube video of the song.

 

That’s what’s in “my Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!!

 

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“R” is for Recovery, Revival & Remembering

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter R

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So today I am playing catch up on my #AtoZChallenge because I have been a little under the weather and recovering after having my remaining 9 teeth removed last Wednesday 4/17/19 to make room for a whole mouth of new pearly white dentures. I was in a bit of pain and extremely tired since I have been unable to eat any substantially filling food for over a week. Today I will be posting for R, S, T, U, V, W and X and I will be caught up.

Recovery for me is such an important topic. Currently I am recovering from dental surgery and I can feel my mouth healing and I am so glad for that. This means we will be on our way to getting my dentures in a quicker fashion that we thought. So I am extremely happy for the work that my dentist did.

The other part of RECOVERY for me as is known through my writings is from alcoholism and addiction to cocaine. You see, recovery is never a one and done. Anyone who tells you that is is delusional. I do suffer from chronic relapse disease with returns to recovery. Today I share with two songs about recovery from addiction.  You Found Me  by The Fray and I Surrender  by  Hillsong United.

 

When I think of  REVIVAL, there is nothing greater to me than going to Mass and receiving Communion and being reminded that this Sacrament is exactly that a revival for my body and soul for that 24 hour period!! For your enjoyment Revival by Zach Williams!!

We all can use a bit of remembering that we are special  no matter what is going on in our lives. We also need to remember that we are loved and we must always love ourselves and make sure that if we are in need of assistance with any type of addiction or mental health issue that it can be found if we want it. We must remember that we will not change if we do not truly want to change!!! I give you Remember by Lauren Daigle!!

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!

 

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“Q” is for Quiet Hour

#AtoZChallenge – “Q”

In keeping with my Holy Week theme, today is Good Friday and I am so blessed that I am alive and well although still in some pain from my extractions on Wednesday. Today I am sharing two versions of Quiet Hour. The first is a a song by Chuck Girard and takes me back to the 1970’s with it’s vibe. I was a mere youngster and preteen in the 70s.

The second is a Hymn called Quiet Hour and try and try as I might I could not find the author nor a video of it being sung so I have just included the words below from the website Songs and Praise.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Good Friday and most BLESSED Easter weekend!!!!

 

Quiet hour Hymn

Communion with my Father,
In calm and quiet hour,
Is sweet and rich in blessings,
And Spirit’s gracious power;
He speaks in tones so gentle,
He hears my humblest prayer,
In secret of His presence
I feel my Father’s care.

Refrain

O Father, Spirit, Savior,
Fill us with Thine own power;
O, lead Thy loving children
To seek the quiet hour.

When storms are fierce about me,
And sorrow’s billows roll,
I hear the Master gently
Speak peace unto my soul;
When heart is sore with anguish,
And eyes are dim with tears,
A quiet hour with Jesus
Will banish pain and fears.

Refrain

Oh, leave life’s noise and turmoil,
And seek the quiet hour,
That He who sees in secret
May give thee spirit-power;
There find your strength in weakness,
And gird your armor on,
Then forth to life’s great conflict
Till victory is won.

Refrain

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“P” is for Press On, Power to Redeem and Perfect Love

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter P

#AtoZChallenge – “P”

Yesterday the extraction of my remaining nine teeth went well for the most part. It took a bit longer because five of the nine did what my teeth have always done when being extracted, they broke. Yesterday and today I have been resting and taking plenty of ibuprofen and Tylenol #3 as directed.

The letter “P” is a perfect letter for today as I am reminded of three important things!

1)  No matter what has gone on in my life or even what may happen on a daily basis, it is so important to Press On as Building 429 sings!!!

2) My God and his Son Jesus Christ has that all perfect Power to Redeem as Lauren Daigle tells us!!!

3) The last and most important thing to remember during this Holy Week is that God had a Perfect Love for every single one of us regardless of your faith, as Jeremy Camp sings about.

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!!

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#AtoZChallenge & #1LinerWeds – 4/17/19

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#AtoZChallenge & #1LinerWeds 4/17/19

I am so excited that today my journey begins to a mouth full of new pearly whites by having my remaining teeth removed, but enough about me!!

“O” is for OVERCOMER!!! Thriving, not just surviving with HIV/AIDS for over 22 years, being bipolar and dealing with off and on bouts of depression and of course my issues with chronic relapses and return to recovery – I know that YES I AM AN OVERCOMER!!!!

 

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