A big HELLO . . . my friends of the world. When I began this endeavor of mine, my goal was rather simple, teach myself to type, and a new hobby in my olden days. I could no longer do the physical hobbies I once loved. I'm a modest living humble person, a poor man raised in an even poorer environment with even poorer ancestors.
Thanks for asking. My grandmother and grandfather on my daddy's side lived off a few acres of land, no indoor plumbing, electricity. They grew their food, canned for winter, raised animals and hunt for survival. I know seems so unbelievable by the modern standards of my generation. We here in my country are spoiled, this still goes on in much of the world.
DAMN, I have no idea where me meandering is going, just a talkin' to you, my friends. I have no control over me mind once my fingers start to walk upon my keyboard. However I sometimes get a real kick out of where I go!
I'm a Scorpio and soon I'll celebrate another birthday. Its not the number of candles that matter, it's the being around, to blow them suckers out, that's what I be a talkin' about! HALLELUJAH! brothers and sisters!
I MAY DO ME SOME T-E-S-T-I-F-Y-I-N-G TONIGHT, UM-HUH!
As a child my family worshiped God at a little country church, of the Pentecostal persuasion, where testifying was a regular part of the service. Humm? I wonder if y'all know what I be a talkin' about? Testifying is like a soul cleansing, where you stand up and give thanks to God, it gives the congregation a real inner high as they get involved, sayin' "Amen" when they feel what the one that be a testifying is all about, sometimes it becomes really spiritual.
A TESTIFYING IN THE LITTLE COUNTRY CHURCH (EXAMPLE)
Every church service was different. The same people mostly show up, except during revivals. Back then there was Sunday morning, service, Sunday night service, and Wednesday night services. It most certainly was not a one day a week celebrating for these fellowship ones. Ah fellowship that to me is a very important word.
Singing of the spiritual kind, "well what other kind of singing is there?" Reading without feelings from a hymn book ainna, spiritual. Spiritual be when you feel in your soul baby!!!
A testifying, is the same thing, your heart and soul is felt by all in attendance. Brother James be a testifying, Amen's and Hallelujah's are heard, because the worshipers , FEEL . . . his pain, heartfelt belief in a higher power! Sometimes the emotional testimonial will be felt throughout the tiny church and singing will begin, all will stand and sing with all their hearts. It's a feeling of joy to all, indescribable to ones that have never attended such spiritual moments. It is a cleansing of the heart! The fellow worshipers powerful emotions bring the spiritual moments to such highs, no amount of preaching can top the testimonials.
It's all about the love of people worshiping a higher power, unknown, not understood, in all the other churches I have visited in my lifetime!
Simple people have simple ways. It does not take a cathedral to worship. The spirit comes from within, not from a man in a robe looking all divine. The spirit of God is everywhere and within. You see it in the sun, the moon, the water, the mountains, everywhere you look my friends, please don't be fooled by of how high the cross atop the cathedral reaches. For it is how deep it settles in your heart!
I BE A THANKING ALL THE PRAYERS, AND ALL THE PLAYERS, THAT ALLOWS THIS HUMBLED, OLD MAN TO WRITE TO YOU TONIGHT. A POWER BEYOND ALL POWERS HAS GIVEN ME RENEWED TIME, ENERGY, STRENGTH, TO CARRY ON.
A HUG OR KISS IS CHERISHED WITH ENERGY FLOWING BOTH WAYS. IT'S GREAT!
THE SMELL OF COFFEE A BREWIN' FIRST THING IN THE MORNING MEANS THANKS FOR ANOTHER DAY!
SUNSHINE ON MY FACE IS LIFE'S FUEL!
WALKING, WITHOUT A CANE IS DEVINE!
A RIDE THOUGH THE COUNTRYSIDE, REFRESHES MY SOUL TO THE VERY DEPTH!
PETTING MY OLD DOG SITTING ON MY LAP, RENEWETH THE CHILD IN ME, THOUGHT LONG GONE!
CHILDREN PLAYING, LAUGHING, HEAVEN ON EARTH!
THANKS FOR BEING GIVEN ANOTHER BIRTHDAY, THANKSGIVING, AND THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE, ANOTHER CHRISTMAS TO CELEBRATE WITH FAMILY, AND THE MEANING OF THE HOLIDAY!
((( I do remember a couple times in the last few years, thinking to myself as my body rebels trying to sleep. "If this is it, then I want to go to sleep and never wake up!" )))
I LOOK BACK AT THAT THOUGHT NOW! I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS, BUT TO CELEBRATE AND DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF MY SOUL. I'M NOT HERE TO TELL ANY ONE HOW TO LIVE, BUT LIVE IT WITH, JOY, PASSION, AND COMMITMENT TO WHAT YOU BELIEVE, NOT WHAT OTHERS BELIEVE FOR YOU!!!!!! Your old pal Glen, until we meet again!