Music Monday: Toby Mac “21 Years” #MusicMonday #21Years #Christian #Tribute

Music Monday

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.


Last time I shared:

Pearl Jam “Indifference”

Today’s share:

Toby Mac

“21 Years”

This is Toby Mac’s new song honoring the memory of Truett Foster McKeehan, his firstborn son. Truett died unexpectedly on October 23, 2019. It’s still so heartbreaking, and I can’t even imagine what it’s like lose a child. This is such a beautiful tribute…

21 Years’ is a song I wrote about the recent passing of my firstborn son, Truett Foster McKeehan. I loved him with all my heart. Until something in life hits you this hard, you never know how you will handle it. I am thankful that I have been surrounded by love, starting with God’s and extending to community near and far that have walked with us and carried us every day. Writing this song felt like an honest confession of the questions, pain, anger, doubt, mercy and promise that describes the journey I’m probably only beginning. The rest is yet to come. One thing I know is that I am not alone. God didn’t promise us a life of no pain or even tragic death, but He did promise He would never leave us or forsake us. And I’m holding dearly to that promise for my son as well as myself.

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Music Monday: Pearl Jam “Indifference” #MusicMonday #PearlJam #Music

Music Monday

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.


Last time I shared:

Coldplay “Christmas Lights”

Today’s share:

Pearl Jam

“Indifference”

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Reading Challenge: 20 Books for Christmas: Did I complete it??? #20booksforchristmas #ReadingChallenge @littlejojackson

A few months ago I joined in for the 20 Books for Christmas reading challenge hosted by Tea and Cake for the Soul. The goal was to list 10, 15, or 20 books and read them. Did I complete the challenge???

Here are the books including reviews written from my original list:

1. Christmas with a Cowboy – Review

2. The Christmas Tree Keeper – Review

3. Christmas in Winter Hill – Review

4. 25 Days ‘Til Christmas – Review

5. A Treasury of Christmas Miracles- Review

6. A Wedding in December – Review

7. The Illustrated History of the Snowman – Review

8. The Journey of Joseph Winter – Review

9. Letters from Father Christmas –

10. Let it Snow by CJ Carmichael – reread

11. Spirit of the Season by Fern Michaels –

I ended up reading all the books above EXCEPT for Let it Snow, which was a reread.

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Music Monday: Coldplay “Christmas Lights” #ChristmasLights #MusicMonday #Christmas #Music

Music Monday

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.


Last time I shared:

Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank

Today’s share:

Coldplay

Christmas Lights

I was thinking about this song on Christmas when it was in the 50s with no snow, a far cry from what it was like last year and the year before. Growing up next to Lake Michigan, we rarely didn’t have snow on Christmas. Luckily, it didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would.

It’s still Christmas in our household today. We have friends coming for our annual get together, and that will be the final Christmas celebration of 2019. Following the Russian Orthodox Christmas schedule, I’ll keep up the decor until January 7th which is also my grandmother Tatiana’s birthday.

I’m hoping to fight off the ‘end of christmas’ depression as the new year rolls in. It happens to me every year because this truly is my favorite time of the year! I overheard at least three people complaining while shopping this year about how they couldn’t wait until Christmas was over because they really hate this time of year. It made me sad and I wondered: will I be like that one day? I hope I won’t…Anyway, I’m really looking forward to 2020 though and feeling very positive about the new year.

I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to you all! ❤

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