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Life Survivorship

April 22nd, 2022

Life Survivorship-13

I had a friend come over tonight to do a little demo-singing for me. The next thing I know, we are composing a song together.  There was so much laughing and singing going on: two of my favorite things in the world. (And playing piano, of course. That’s kind of my thing.) It was so […]

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April 21st, 2022

Life Survivorship-12

I’ve been in worship ministry for over 40 years. I’ve played an old, clunkety upright; I’ve played a small organ; I’ve played a pipe organ; I’ve played a Steinway; I’ve played digital pianos in full-on bands. What a privilege. When I started playing for church, I was young. Don’t remember exactly how old, but what […]

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October 28th, 2020

Life Survivorship-11

Today, I hung out at the beach with my boy. I’m pretty proud of myself: I forced myself to go into the ocean, even though I was petrified. It’s no secret that I have a bit of a history with the sea. Okay, so the water was only up to my knees, but I have […]

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September 27th, 2020

Life Survivorship-10

Two years ago, today, I posted this picture on Facebook and said, “Conquered my fear of jet skis today. That just leaves sharks, heights, cougars, bears, the ocean….” I remember how proud of myself I was that day. I was petrified to get on this “water motorcycle” and I did it anyway. Okay, well, my friend […]

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September 25th, 2020

Life Survivorship-9

It has been over four years since I last posted to this “life survivorship” category. I guess I was too busy living my life. In several other posts in this same category (or the original post that sparked this whole new subject I cover in my cancer blog), I refer to songs by well-known singers […]

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October 24th, 2016

Life Survivorship-8

Last October, I began my third or fourth “nervous breakdown.” I’ve talked about my nervous breakdowns before. Several days ago, I was getting myself all riled up because I was worried that I would start falling down into the pit this year as well. Then, a song came onto the radio; it seemed as if […]

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July 24th, 2016

Life Survivorship-7

I woke up this morning at 5:30 with the song “No Longer Slaves” running through my mind. First of all, this is a fairly new song and I loved it the first time I heard it. Second of all, I’m playing it this morning in about three hours with the rest of the band at […]

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July 23rd, 2016

Life Survivorship-6

In addition to taking time out to observe beautiful sunsets , I do enjoy the occasional game-playing night. It’s no secret about how much I adore playing games. I had been cleaning house all morning. Around noon, I got a hankering for chicken fettucini alfredo, otherwise known as “Heart Attack On A Plate” in our […]

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July 21st, 2016

Life Survivorship-5

Speaking of praising the Lord, sometimes, I am stopped dead in my tracks at how beautiful it is outside of my front window. Kind of hard to be depressed, suicidal, and generally down in the dumps when you see a view like this, eh?

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