psalm for 2020 Spiritual

Ileum Doneoldue Psalm for 9.14.2020

I have dreamed of many things
To cross the bridge to eternity
Where the seas meet the skies
And arms are open wide
When I journey this thing called life
It is faith that gets me by
The truth of all you say
Is the hope that lights the way…
I am the road
The one less traveled
I am the path
Not worn from despair
I am the road
That leads me home
To the place
Where my heart belongs
I am the road, I am the road
There is a place
Where hope can be found
Deep within your heart
Let the joyful trumpets sound
I have dreamed of many things
To hear the winds that bring a change
Where the moon and stars light the way
To a dawn of a brand new day
I am the road
The one less traveled
I am the path
Not worn from despair
I am the road
That leads me home
To the place
Where my heart belongs
I am ...
1 Peter 4:10 Spiritual

Co-Dependent vs Making a Choice to Be a Kingdom Agent

Co-dependant vs Making a Choice to Be a Kingdom Agent
Recently in what I felt was a great contribution to salvage an old house being withered away by exposure to the elements, someone made the comment that we were co-dependent. It really took me back. Afterall I read the book “CoDependent No-more” by Melanie Beatty. What I recall was realizing there is a choice when taking on decisions. What I had decided is if this is what would honor God, show others the joy in my relationship with Him, possibly change someone’s connection with feeling the love God has for all of His peoples then I would heart, soul and mind search it. My decision would be my choice...

covid compliant recipe Recipes, Spiritual

Shepherd’s Pie for Three Wise Men

It’s always fun to find new flavors and ways to prepare favorites. Shepherd’s Pie for Three Wise Men is a favorite this week. Totally covid compliant in individual small skillets served per person.
We started with lean ground beef, I understand lamb is a good mix with ground beef or beef by itself. We are a tad light on access to ground lamb so this is with 85% lean ground round or chuck. Drained to remove the grease that settles in when cooled and to reduce fat ingested. Using olive oil or grapeseed oil cover lightly the bottom of the iron skillets. Add a single layer of cooked meat We added cooked chopped onion in with the meat..Previously prepared vegetable mix is the next layer. We used some left over marina with lima beans, peas and carrots...

living country Christian country music Family, Spiritual

God is in Country Music

God is in Country Music
Reba, Dolly, Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood. Those are some with new great songs out.
Back to God is Reba’s, Dolly Parton comes on strong at the end of Zach Williams singing There Was Jesus. Be a Light is a threesome of Thomas Rett, Keith Urban and Reba McIntyre.
Carrie Underwood sings Let There Be Peace
As for Alan Jackson, I would do the entire album and get the version that shares his daughter’s tribute to him as a father who lead them to have strong relationships with Jesus and each other and their communities and beyond. Tears will show up, get tissues and keep handy. God’s Country by Blake Shelton. People are Crazy by Billy Currington. Funny lyrics God is Great, Beer is Good, People are Crazy...

psalms for 2020 Spiritual

Ileum Doneoldue Psalm for 8.21.2020

When the world turned away from me
I was alone and feeling empty
In my heart there was despair
I walked alone and unaware

I have cried so many tears
Living a life in complete fear
Who could love someone like me
Until God came along to help me see

I am worthy of His praise
He is my destiny
I will walk across the seas
To know that He is with me

He floods my heart with love
So that I will never forget
He gave His life for me
To live a life with no regret

I have come to know
That God sees it all
Even when we fall
I will answer the call

I am worthy of His praise
He is my destiny
I will climb the highest mountain
To know that He is with me

I will change the way I see
To know and believe
That every word He speaks is true
He would never deceive

He will take away the darkness
Shine a light along th...

Spiritual, Travel

Monteagle, Tennessee A Peaceful, not crowded Place to Visit

No Crowd Place in Central Southern Tennessee
Traveling I-24 south of Nashville, passing through Murfreesboro, there is a nice cluster of a place off the Monteagle exit 134. Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse Restaurant and The Smokehouse Lodge and Cabins adapted to the new Covid procedures. They added outdoor seating complete with umbrellas for shade. From Chattanooga, its not over an hour going north. The Smokehouse is known for bbq and they recently added an outdoor service window and beer to the menu.There are several state parks with too numerous to count hiking trails close by. South Cumberland State Park has Monteagle Falls, a quiet, even romantic aura in visiting the area. It is not crowed...

psalm for 2020 Spiritual

Ileum Doneoldeu Psalm for 8.18.2020

Oh Lord will you take my hand
And deliver me to the promised land
Where my weary head can rest
Oh Lord, my Savior and King

Oh Lord can you help me see
To live a life the best that I can be
Will my heart surpass the test
Oh Lord, my Father give me wings

Oh Lord will you walk along with me
For you are the roots and I am the branches of the tree
So I will live my life the very best
Oh Lord, my Savior and King

Oh Lord I will give my life to you
And start living life anew
In this I will be blessed
Oh Lord, my Father give me wings

Oh Lord I long to be with you
Every word you speak is true
In this I have confessed
Oh Lord, my Savior and King

Oh Lord when my time comes around
Will I hear the mighty trumpets sound
I once was lost but now I am found
Oh Lord, my Father hear me sing

Oh Lord I praise a...

psalm for 2020 Spiritual

Ileum Doneodeu Psalm for 8.16.2020

Be still and know
That every word you speak is true
That every promise you make
Will always lead me back to you

Like shards of broken glass
I was lost and confused
You brought me back
Resurrected me thru the power of you

With every promise
At each and every turn
Draws me closer
To the symphony that is you

I look to the heavens
With arms wide open
I can see a million stars
And ask which one belongs to you

I will break down these walls
The chains that keep me from being free
I will answer your calls
Like the waters of the sea

With every promise
At each and every turn
The promise of your love
Is as pure as two white doves

Be still and know
That every word you speak is true
That every promise you make
Will always lead me back to you

Like branches of the olive tree
You lay it down for all the w...

psalm for 2020 Spiritual

Ileum Doneoldeu Psalm for 7.30.2020

Only you can see the pain
Tears coming down like the rain
How did it get here
There is nothing left to gain

You stood by me in the darkest of times
I would cross rivers to get to you
No mountain could stand in my way
There is so much I want to say, Lord

Take it from me
Wash me clean
And restore my heart

Take it from me
Let me be seen
Let my spirit run free

You are my destiny
You provide hope
That darkness will not win
You forgive me of my sins

I surrender to you
Let the rivers run wild
As I wander thru the valley
I choose the path that leads me to you, Lord

Take it from me
Wash me clean
Restore my heart

Take it from me
Let me be seen
Let my spirit run free

Your truth brought me back to life
Even when words cut deep like a knife
The victory is knowing you see it all
You know the motive of m...

psalm for 2020 Spiritual

Ileum Doneoldeu Psalm for 7.26.2020

Be still and know
That every word you speak is true
That every promise you make
Will always lead me back to you

Like shards of broken glass
I was lost and confused
You brought me back
Resurrected me thru the power of you

With every promise
At each and every turn
Draws me closer
To the symphony that is you

I look to the heavens
With arms wide open
I can see a million stars
And ask which one belongs to you

I will break down these walls
The chains that keep me from being free
I will answer your calls
Like the waters of the sea

With every promise
At each and every turn
The promise of your love
Is as pure as two white doves

Be still and know
That every word you speak is true
That every promise you make
Will always lead me back to you

Like branches of the olive tree
You lay it down for all the w...