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Sunday Song “Fire Fall Down”

I love this song.  I have loved it forever and the “fire fall down” part is a major life-song for all my grandbabies.  They sing their lungs out on it!  Rocky and my kiddos led it again this morning and, wow – the words…



Cause I know… that you’re alive
You came to fix… my broken life
And I’ll sing… to glorify
Your Holy Name
… Jesus Christ

You bought my life
With the blood that you shed on the cross when you died
For the sins of men and you let out a cry
Crucified now alive… in me

These hands are yours
Teach them to serve as you please
and I’ll reach out
Desperate to see all the greatness of God
May my soul rest assured… in you

I’ll never be the same
No I’ll never be the same

Cause I know… that you’re alive
You came to fix… my broken life
And I’ll sing… to glorify
Your Holy Name… Jesus Christ

You changed it all
You broke down the wall when I spoke and confessed
In you I am blessed
Now I walk in the light
In victorious sight… of you

Fire, fall down!  Fire, fall down on us we pray, as we seek You…

Show me Your heart

Show me Your ways

Show me Your glory!

This is the song I am singing today!…Jeanie

NOTE TO SELF: These hands are Yours, teach them to serve as You please…

50 Songs about Me and Dave

Dave’s 50th birthday is Monday.  This is the 4th in a week-long series of love-tributes to my Dave.  The previous posts are 50 Things I Love about Dave, 50 Words that Describe Dave, and 50 Reasons Dave was born.   

We thought every song was about us and our love for the first, oh, 26 or 27 years (we’ll celebrate 28 years of marriage this summer)…Below are a few of the early ones that ignite some memories.


  1. Endless Love  Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie 1981.  This was a huge hit the summer of our getting together and my sister, Tami, wanted us to sing it to each other at our wedding.  We didn’t, but there is some early-marriage video of us lip-syncing to it very late one night.
  2. Eddie Rabbit Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places (meaning before we got together :) )
  3. “Some people are made for each other.  Some people can love one another for life, how ’bout us?”  How ‘Bout Us? by Champagne 1981
  4. Cliff and Olivia   Suddenly…the wheels are in motion, and I am ready to sail any ocean…
  5. Reminds me of youth group trips: Careless Whisper by George Michael 1984
  6. Up Where We Belong 1984 “The road is long, and there are mountains in our way…”  Jennifer Warren and Joe Cocker from the great movie, An Officer and a Gentleman.  Dave and I actually sang a “Christian” rendition of it which was quite well-liked.  Hokey, yes, but Bebe and Cece did it first.
  7. 1984 Tina Turner What’s Love Got to Do with it?  Got to do with it?!
  8. Whitney Houston 1985 “No other man’s gonna do ~ so I’m saving all my love for you…” Saving All My Love whew!
  9. 1984  I Just Called to Say I love You, Stevie Wonder, naturally
  10. We lived near the fairgrounds and our first night at home as newly marrieds, we listened to Air Supply singing at the fair, but through our windows  So Lost in Love  1981
  11. Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Astley
  12. Dave and I have sang this song at many many weddings, Always by Atlantic Starr “Boy, I love you so, can’t find enough ways to let you know.  But you can be sure I’m yours for always…We both know that our love will grow…”
  13. Patti Labelle and James Ingram “Baby, come to me.  Let me put my arms around you this was meant to be…”  Baby, Come to Me
  14. Little Jeanie  Elton
  15. “Once in your life you find her..”  Arthur’s Theme: The Best that You can Do, Christopher Cross
  16. I Love a Rainy Night  Another Eddie Rabbit from 1981
  17. “My friends wonder why I call you all the time, what can I say?…Because your kiss is on my list of the best things in life…”  Kiss on My List  Darryl Hall and John Oates 
  18. My baby takes the Morning Train, 9-5  Sheena Easton
  19. Olivia Newton-John 1981 Physical  I wanna get physical, physical…let me hear your body talk…
  20. Rapture 1981 by Blondie, the first “rap” song I had ever heard.  And she was blond and white.
  21. “Please remember my life is in your hands”  Woman by John Lennon
  22. The Boy from New York City
  23. 1981 Slow Hand  The Pointer Sisters
  24. Ronnie Milsap  Smoky Mountain Rain “keeps on fallin’…”
  25. IOU Lee Greenwood, the song of our first anniversary in 1982.  We danced to it.
  26. Survivor Eye of the Tiger  We actually used to work out to this song.
  27. Another Ronnie Milsap: I Wouldn’t Have Missed It
  28. Michael Jackson just hitting his stride Billie Jean 1983  Didyou see the Motown 25th Anniversary Special?  It was historic!
  29. Islands in the Stream Dolly & Kenny  channeling the sounds of the Bee Gees
  30. Sweet Dreams are Made of This  Eurythmics
  31. Making Love ot of Nothing at All Air Supply
  32. The Girl is Mine “the doggone girl is mine…” Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
  33. Laying out in the backyard getting a good tan just after Tre was born in 1983 listening to Taco Puttin on the Ritz
  34. “Just you and I sharing our love together.  And I know in time we’ll build the dreams we treasure.  We’ll be alright…”  Just You and I  Crystal Gayle and Eddie Rabbit
  35. Take a Look at Me Now (Against All Odds)   Phil Collins 1984
  36. Kenny Loggins Footloose
  37. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go  Wham
  38. “I’m addicted to you, baby.  You’re a hard habit to break.”  Hard Habit to Break
  39. Everytime You Go Away “you take a piece of my with you…”
  40. You’re the Inspiration you still are, honey!
  41. Amy Grant and Peter Cetera (he had just left Chicago and she was stepping out ino secular music The Next Time I Fall in Love  I’ll know better what to do…
  42. Sorry, but yes, Barry Manilow   Wouldn’t it be nice being Lonely Together (we listened to this on our first date!  haha!)
  43. It’s Sad to Belong to Some One Else when the right one comes along
  44. Dave sang to me at our wedding, a Carpenter’s hit I Won’t Last a Day without You
  45. That’s the Way, a contemporary Christian wedding song was another one he sang to me in our ceremony
  46. So romantic Wonderful Tonight.
  47. But old songs are ours, too God Only Knows The Beach Boys
  48. I’ll be Seeing You, we love the old love songs of the WWII era
  49. Once on a walk in Dallas (around our 2nd anniversary, I sang the entire Gladys Knight rendition of Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me to Dave, because he is.
  50. I had to delete a bunch of “our songs”.  Too many.  But last night on American Idol, I heard yet another song about Dave and me by Brad Paisley, Then.  It is a song of memory,  looking back to the first kiss and having babies days.  It recalls all the love of those days, but then goes on:

Now you’re my whole life
Now you’re my whole world
I just can’t believe the way I feel about you
Like a river meets the sea
Stronger than its ever been
We’ve come so far since that day
And I thought I loved you then

I can just see you
When you’re hair is turning gray
What I can’t see
is how I’m gonna love you more
But I’ve said that before

Now you’re my whole life
Now you’re my whole world
We’ll look back someday at this moment that we’re in
And I’ll look at you and say
And I thought I loved you then
And I thought I loved you then…

Keep singing to me, babe and I’ll keep singing to you!…Jeanie

Happy 50th Birthday, Dave!

Christmas Award


Audrey has bequeathed upon me the Christmas Spirit Award.  I am suppose to tell 5 things I love about Christmas and bestow the award upon 5 other people for them to do the same.

Five Things I Love About Christmas:

1.  The Christ of Christmas.  I am a Jesus follower, lover and worshiper.  Everything, and I mean everything is because of Him, about Him, to honor Him.  The reason I live is to worship You, Lord…

2.  Dave’s joy.  Dave IS Mr. Christmas.  Dave loves everything about it.  He comes alive in the shortest days and longest nights of the year and makes my life merry and bright.

3.  The five kids God gave me so I would understand the sheer JOY of giving them what they need to live (and get why He loves it so, too) and watching them, as they marry and have children, experience the same!

4.  The five grandkids, of course.  I did not know I could or would become one of those grandmas, but I guess I am.  And I LOVE doing Christmasy things with these amazing, wonderful, sweet, funny, charming, talented, and loving children.  They are beyond words for me, really.  They renew my Christmas spirit regularly!

5.  The symbols, the lights, the music and sounds, the smells, the meanings, the good wishes, the cookies, the friends, the laughter, the gifts I get to give, the Gift God gave to me, I love it all!  All this and more…

Five People Who Also Get the Christmas Spirit Award

Because it is Christmas, I am keeping this a secret and not giving my 5-selected-blogger-friends the award – so that they may get their shopping and baking and all else Christmas done. :)  Really, I am not just trying to keep the award for myself!…

May YOUR days be merry and bright…Jeanie

NOTE TO SELF:  All this focus on Chrismas…am I forgetting other stuff???  Oh well, who cares? :)

I Need a Silent Night

Thanks to Amy Grant for my favorite new Christmas song this year.   I DO need one!  How about you?

I’ve made the same mistake before
Too many malls, too many stores
December traffic, Christmas rush
It breaks me till I push and shove

Children are crying while mothers are trying
To photograph Santa and sleigh
The shopping and buying and standing forever in line
What can I say?

I need a silent night, a holy night
To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise
I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
To end this crazy day with a silent night

December comes then disappears
Faster and faster every year
Did my own mother keep this pace
Or was the world a different place?

Where people stayed home wishing for snow
Watching three channels on their TV
Look at us now rushing around
Trying to buy Christmas peace

I need a silent night, a holy night
To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise
I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
To end this crazy day with a silent night

What was it like back there in Bethlehem
With peace on earth, good will toward men?

Every shepherd’s out in the field
Keeping watch over their clock by night
And the glory of the Lord shone around them
And they were so afraid

And the angels said fear not for behold
I bring you good news of a great joy that shall be for all people
For unto you is born this day a Savior, who is Christ the Lord
And his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace

I need a silent night, a holy night
To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise
I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
To end this crazy day with a silent night
To end this crazy day with a silent night

The Frosty Invitation


I pulled out that classic Christmas album, “A Partridge Family Christmas Card” featuring the vocal stylings of David Cassidy.

Yeah, that’s right, baby!  I am a child of the 70’s.  So – I still like to hear The Partridge Family singing Christmas carols once or twice each Christmas season.  I try not to go public with that fact very often, but there it is.

But I am really wondering about their version of “Frosty the Snowman,” and what David Cassidy was thinking when he recorded it?

If you have never heard it, and I really recommend you go immediately to your local Salvation Army or Goodwill store and seek to purchase your own copy, imagine this well-loved and much-sang song, slowed down…slowed waaaaaaay down.  Imagine a white guy (David Cassidy a.k.a. Keith Partridge) singing as “soulfully” as he can.  Imagine his eyes closed as he sings it with deep feeling.  Imagine this song sounding so gospel, so deeply pleading, that it would sound appropriate at a Billy Graham Crusade altar invitation time.  Imagine singing “Frosty the Snowman,” with so much feeling that you must stop and focus on said snowman -right now!?

The other day I was listening to the same song by different, more upbeat performers and the words did give me pause (check it out here), but now I am wondering if David Cassidy knew way before I pondered the possibility – that Frosty IS, indeed, a Christ-figure?

Don’t worry.  The season is just getting started.  Lots more thoughts where these came from!…Jeanie

NOTE TO SELF: Put The Partidge album away now.

“It’s hard to love a CD…it’s easy to love an LP”

partridge album

Of COURSE I own this album!

Bob George, album collector extraordinaire – I think I love you!  I finally found some one as tech-savvy (NOT) – as me!

All you ipodders – here is your chance to learn a little about the past.  I have a stack of about five and half feet of vinyls.  The guy on this 3-minute video has a few more.  But he got me to thinking: I wonder what my copy of Faith Bible Chapel’s Youth Choir 1974 would go for?  Hmmmm…. Check it out:

http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=ae4482b5b3c41e1e8663af3630ff4020.1511812&cache=1 [update: link no longer valid]

UPDATED INFO: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/08/nyregion/08records.html?_r=0

“It’s hard to love a CD…it’s easy to love an LP” -Bob George, smart man and record collector

Blessings!  Jeanie

NOTE TO SELF:  Pull out Carole King’s “Tapestry” album this week.  Turn up the Hi-Fi and sing like the kid I was when I first heard it.  “I feel the earth move under my feet….”