For Those Days Gone By…

Hello again.

Yes, Christmas is one those holidays that is associated with cheer. But for many of us, it is also sort of a bittersweet kind of holiday. It is often hard to celebrate with a light heart when it is heavy with longing for those who are not there no more.

This post is for those that I loved and is no longer here, either because of them passing away or those who no longer want to walk by my side. For those who are alive but left me for whatever reasons, I harbor no ill feelings. Life is too short for it, and our Savior had said often that we are not to hold grudges but forgive ninety-nine times nine.  And for those who are on the other side of the grave, I will love and hold you in my heart until again we meet.

And this is a song that captures that bitter yet sweet feeling to a tee. So I think it needs a special place in my Avent posts. Enjoy, and think tenderly of your own days gone by.

Auld Lang Syne

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Type: Poem

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint stowp!
And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
Sin’ auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
Sin’ auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fere!
And gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right gude-willie waught,
For auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/auld-lang-syne-should-old-lyrics-forgot-song-means-8-things/

 

 

Yes. There is a character that also knows the loss of parents. And in one of the most fitting of song collections put together by a company out to get your Christmas money, She and her family sing a song about those that are no longer there. This is one of the many reasons that Apple Jack is Best Pony.
And for the non-bronies out there reading this…you know, almost all of you, that means my favorite character. Though it keeps bouncing for me, between AJ, and Pinkie Pie. But more on her another time.

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Hello Everyone

Greetings to everyone.

First off, I just realized that my readership spiked. Thank you all. ^_^ I am so very glad that others were willing to read my little post about my favorite Christmas story of all time! You all made my day.

 

Also, I have been a little back on my posts again. But this time I’ll be real about it. It is not because I have no ideas, but, well, I been distracted. See, my Dad died this month. And I been thinking of him lately, and missing him.

I am not one to talk about this. I don’t want to worry my family after all, when they are missing him too. But it is true, and even though the worst of my grief has faded quite a bit, but some of it remains. A kind of dull ache that I don’t know will ever completely go away.

And on this note, I wanted to share something. It is one of my absolutely favorite episodes. And this reactor is becoming one of my favorites. He is hilariously honest in his reaction. And will react to almost everything that a fan would suggest that is MLP related. Even those they should never watch or react to. I’m looking at you Smile HD. I’m looking…

So I want to share this with the rest of you. And it is a great reminder to me that though the ones we miss may be gone, their memories, and the impact they made when they were here will remain forever.

Enjoy!

Rejoice In Repentence Sermon

This is the first sermon archived in my church’s homepage, Blue Ridge Church of Christ. It is the introduction of How We Mature featuring James. Enjoy. Even as I am writing this, I am re-listening to the sermon. And I like it. I like reviewing what was taught before and refreshing my memory of what was taught in this or that sermon.

 

On a personal note, I am sorry for the lack of substance in my posts today. I am not feeling my best, and work is such that I can’t call in sick. So I’ll probably be even more tired and blah tomorrow. But hopefully, I will have something interesting for Brony Week at least! Maybe something else. And I found out that smiling even when you absolutely don’t feel like it, make you feel a little happier despite yourself.

So, have an AWESOME DAY!!

A Head’s Up

Well, I was going to watch My Little Pony The Movie today, and start Sunday with a review! Well, waking up with a migraine put that to bed, both literally and figuratively. So I would have to postpone the plan. But I will watch it by Wednesday at the very latest and will write a review no later than Thursday.

On a personal note, I am really glad right now that I said I would start tomorrow and not today. I will try to write something today to post tomorrow. But with this migraine…well, I’ll see what I can do.

An Awkward Post

Well, I had obviously not been following my schedule like I planned. I am sorry. I had a lot of things going wrong this summer, including a heat wave! Heat waves are evil. I found out that when temperatures go past a certain point, my brain goes into hibernation. This made me sad. Nothing creative came out of my brain in the last two month. But on the up side, I been reading on a fairly steady clip, so as soon as I settle down to the task, I should have plenty of reviews, and finished the first season to a theme I wanted to review for this month! YAY!!! So…kinda productive??

Anyway, I will most likely get back in gear this Thursday/Wednesday. Expect a post no later than then, and have an awesome day!

What to expect in july

Working schedule for my blog

Mondays will be movie reviews, and possibly a personal news blog. Might also do a quick show review.

Tuesdays will be sharing my personal writing in the form of excerpts and poems and flash fiction, as well as the sharing of fanfiction.

Wednesdays will be book reviews, and/or book news

Thursdays will be the one day of the week that won’t have a new blog post. But will possibly when I get them organized and ready for posting

Fridays will be youtube reviews and book reviews

Saturday will be essays, book reviews/news and a post of one of my ‘living like a…” Chapters

Sundays would be posting a review on sermons, and posting links to sermons, and books reviews. And overview of the last week, and an outlook of what could be expected in the week to come. Maybe poems shared.

An Apology and An Update

Sorry for not writing for a bit now. But I have been on a kind of high over two discoveries I made over the last couple of weeks. The first was the idea of something called a readathon. I know, welcome to the internet, right? But the idea of a readathon never once even came to me. At least not one that was not some summer reading program that the local library ran. Just imagine, people getting together online to read books and talk about them! It’s like the internet just gave me this brightly wrapped present with a chipper little Your Welcome song in the background. I was stoked.

Number two was that one was going to start the next week, of me learning about them in the first place, and it was a three-month long readathon, all about Harry Potter! Enter hyper-excited fangirl squeal! It started with Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, both the book and the screenplay, and goes on from there. It is called The Annual Harry Potter Readathon.
As you can guess, it is already underway, and we are now reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone. There are great challenges, and questions that make you think about what you, or rather, your character would be during the books. There are quizzes, and a photo contest, and book-based contests and it’s just a wonderful, well thought out event. I’m glad this is my first foray into readathons!

By the way, my character is a Ravenclaw named Scarlett Hughes. I might end up writing some fanfiction about her…you have been warned.

An Update and some art…

Just a quick heads up, to show you some of the goings on in my life. I am working on some challenges currently. One is a walking challenge, where I follow the steps of Bilbo Baggins and company from Bag’s End all the way to Lonely Mountain. When I walk the collective miles to another spot, then I reach a new section of the novel. While I’m keeping track of this, I will also be reading The Hobbit through all the places I walked to so far. Almost caught up! So far I have been to The Green Dragon, The Floating Log at Frogmorton, and soon will be camping at Woody End. ^_^ This makes walking an adventure!

I have been writing something now almost every day for at east a week. A good streak for me! Lord wills, I will be able to keep this streak alive with few if any breaks. Some of my attention is on getting this blog going at last, and not letting it die like I did so many times before. I really hope to gain discipline in this.

Lastly, some art to share!! Yay! One is a drawing I did, in charcoal. A rough sketch, I know. The other is a bookmark I made from plastic canvas, shown earlier on facebook. Enjoy!

Hello.

Hey, about my pledge back in 2016? I lied. I’m going to give this another good try. This time, by posting an actual blog post! I had been working on that one for a time, and I hope you all like it.

I won’t try to guilt myself into writing. I know now that won’t work. It is all about building habits, not guilting myself into doing what I know I should do. So, I will build a habit of writing, and if I have something worthy of sharing, I’ll post it. And if I don’t, I’ll keep working at it.

Anyone who is still actually reading what I write, thank you for being so very loyal. For the new readers, I may or may not get, welcome. I hope to not disappoint, in any case.

Go in peace, and have an awesome day!