by Kelly Robinson December 02, 2017 8 Comments

I love awards shows, particularly country music ones.  My husband hates them. (Please don’t hold that against him, he says ‘there is no substance to them’.) I like them not so much for who is winning the award per se, but for the music in-between the awards. The recent CMA’s were amazing as always, however, the “In Memoriam” song that was performed by Carrie Underwood was beyond amazing. It was moving, heartfelt and true. It was the hymn, “Softly and Tenderly.” 

Lyrics to Softly and Tenderly

“Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, Calling for you and for me. See, on the portals, He's waiting and watching; Watching for you and for me. Come home, come home, Ye who are weary come home; Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling; Calling, "O sinner, come home! "O for the wonderful love He has promised, Promised for you and for me. Though we have sinned He has mercy and pardon; Pardon for you and for me. Come home, come home, Ye who are weary come home; Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling; Calling, "O sinner, come home! “Come home, come home, Ye who are weary come home; Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling; Calling, "O sinner, come home!"

Alan Jackson. Written by Will L. Thompson • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group.

See the CMA tribute and Carrie Underwood's performance here.


Are we just getting older? I mentioned to a friend recently, "Do you find it odd that so many people that we know died this year?" And, not to mention all the mass shootings we had in the USA alone. A quick“Google search pulled up these stats: 317 mass shootings in 2017 and over 2000 wounded or perished. Tragic. Yet, life as we now know it. We are all aware (I hope) that we live in a fallen world. That Truth is easier to swallow when life is going along swimmingly, isn’t it? However, when people you know, or even know of through a friend perish, it’s a tougher pill to swallow.

My main purpose with this blog was to remember and honor the deaths that touched my life, as well as dear friends lives in 2017. I will list them below (in no particular order), so that the family members of these beloved people will know that their loved one(s) will never be forgotten. 

Solomon writes in The Book of Ecclesiastes, “…the day of death (is) better than the day of birth. It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart” (Eccl. 7:1-2). Yes, we should take this to heart, we should be reminded afresh of our main purpose and hope. And, we should grieve each person who has left us this year.

Robert C. Lanman

Roy Gene “Jay” Willows

Stacy Lynn Walker

 Dr. John Carver

 Clark Schartz

 Earl Sindecuse

 Dana Snedden

 David Lee Schildt

 Donald O. Hilligoss II

 Timothy Eugene Lynch

 Sean Patrick Johnson

 Neal and Jeanne Patterson

 

           

 

 

 





Kelly Robinson
Kelly Robinson

Author


8 Responses

Aredete
Aredete

May 13, 2021

best price for generic cialis

Aredete
Aredete

December 22, 2020

el sildenafil Augmetelem cialis and viagra sales glycle cialis en 24 horas

ojagefovis
ojagefovis

November 23, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya2/ – Amoxil Amoxicillin hbb.awcc.gracethrufaithgoods.com.vas.bf http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya2/

nowareka
nowareka

November 23, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya2/ – Amoxicillin Amoxicillin 500 Mg tji.rtge.gracethrufaithgoods.com.kqb.kx http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya2/

isiviof
isiviof

November 23, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya2/ – Amoxicillin Amoxicillin 500mg zrh.buwf.gracethrufaithgoods.com.gkh.rm http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya2/

uqigipesaqe
uqigipesaqe

November 23, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya2/ – Amoxicillin 500 Mg Amoxil ifj.txgt.gracethrufaithgoods.com.ujz.jf http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya2/

uaqiyulewuzoi
uaqiyulewuzoi

November 23, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya2/ – Amoxicillin Online Amoxicillin bfm.bhru.gracethrufaithgoods.com.gkh.iq http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya2/

uviduroxia
uviduroxia

November 23, 2020

http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya2/ – Buy Amoxicillin Buy Amoxicillin hss.knmz.gracethrufaithgoods.com.bls.uc http://mewkid.net/when-is-xuxlya2/

Leave a comment


Also in BLOG

Birthday Bluebird
Birthday Bluebird

by Kelly Robinson October 11, 2021 4 Comments

Another trip around the sun. A friend gifted me custom pints of ice cream and one of the labels displayed this saying: “Another year sweeter” Super cute, however I don’t know about that. 😉 As I look forward to my birthday each year, this one is hitting me a bit differently than previous years.

As I gazed over at the side table in our kitchen that holds several b-day cards received this week, some touching, some funny, all of them thoughtful, and looked at the material gifts that I had received each day this week as the Lord so graciously ordained. My thoughts turned to my dad (and the fact that he is now gone from this earth as of Jan 6th this year) and the thought that the absolute best gift I could receive (from the Lord) was seeing a bluebird on my birthday. I wept at the thought. As, I have yet to see one since dad’s death.

As I woke up this morning (quite melancholy, knowing that this day will not be unlike most others unfortunately) after a restless night of sleep and continued my day as always, feeding the pups, reading devotionals and praying, making coffee, walking the pups etc.…It does hit me that even though my dad, Lou did not recall that Oct 7th was my b-day for many years preceding his death, which was super hurtful the first year that happened, it hit me that no one loves you quite like your parents. And, when they are gone, nothing will ever be quite the same. There is a deep void in our heart and soul that realizes, no one will love you in the same way your parents did. That is my experience now (in this moment) and I realize that will not be everyone’s experience. I was blessed to have parents that loved me despite my flaws, which were truly my biggest cheerleaders in this temporary life on earth. And, when they are both gone from this earth, it changes things, and that truly did not hit me until this week leading up to my b-day.

View full article →

JOY?
JOY?

by Kelly Robinson June 23, 2021 6 Comments

We entered 2021 excited for what was to come. Things were looking up! We had a goal, a vision, and a purpose that gave us great joy. We had it all planned out. Our amazing graphic designer, Preston, had created the artwork. I had sourced just the right garments. Our trusty local printer printed onto the amazing garments. We had created giftable items for folks who might be looking for something more than apparel. We spent several months curating, sourcing, and working towards our goal of launching THE most amazing thing ever. We had a plan; (we have learned over 5 years to plan far ahead of the seasons.) We even had a pop-up planned at a trendy store. We were super excited to launch this powerful, hopefully life-giving movement. Everything was on target.

Then…during a benign Monday night in early January, we got a phone call. For anyone who has ever been a caregiver, you know that when you see the facility name and number pop up on your screen, your heart drops a little bit. 

View full article →

COVID-19...BUT GOD
COVID-19...BUT GOD

by Kelly Robinson May 05, 2020 10 Comments

In mid-March, Kansas declared that schools would close for the rest of the school year.    Other states soon made the same determination. 

Very quickly we started hearing terms like “Shelter at Home” and “Social distancing.” “Quarantine” was a word seldom heard these days…until now when we hear it daily. 

The words “Pandemic” and “Plague,” although foreign and strange to the younger generation, engender memories giving rise to fear in the minds and hearts of the oldest among us.

Businesses and churches closed, 

The economy faltered, 

Violence at home is increasing, 

and Deaths from the virus are reported daily. 

Many of us have only seen times like these in movies or read about them in books.

Depression, 

Frustration, 

and Discouragement is on the rise, exacerbated by the news reports and accompanied by weather fluctuations from cold and wintry to mild and spring-like and back to wintry again.

And we are all wondering, "How long???" 

Nothing is certain except that nothing is certain.

But GOD…

I always love it when I read those words “But God” in my Bible. Often they follow bad circumstances or evil, offering hope to a situation that would otherwise seem hopeless.

View full article →