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My Own Personal "Near Death" Experience Starting ~1pm CST on Sunday, 29/January/2023

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First and foremost, video song selection #1 for this potentially dire, oh so true life story, belongs to the band "Casting Crowns."  The song is titled "Praise You in this Storm" which - to me at least - sets the perfect tone, sentiment accuracy for what's to follow next after choosing to play the selected song choice.  I also fully recognize that for many of my most welcome new website visitors, will always to defer to absolutely never click play on an embedded Youtube video for any website with absolutely zero exceptions.  And well, you know what?  I'm completely fine with that!  In fact, oddly enough, my dear wife and soulmate now quickly drawing on 27 years of marriage, is exactly the same way!

 , I sincerely believe after you hear you watch the embedded Youtube video, you'll understand why that is absolutely the best title for this arrangement bar-none.

Band: Casting Crowns

Album: Casting Crowns Acoustic Sessions

Song Lyrics Provided Courtesy of "AZLyrics"




I was sure by now
God, you would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say "Amen," and it's still raining

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear your whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

And I'll praise you in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For you are who you are
No matter where I am

And every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise you in this storm

I remember when
I stumbled in the wind
You heard my cry to you
And raised me up again
My strength is almost gone
How can I carry on
If I can't find you

But as the thunder rolls
I barely hear your whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

And I'll praise you in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For you are who you are
No matter where I am

And every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise you in this storm

I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The maker of Heaven and Earth

I lift my eyes unto the hills
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord
The maker of Heaven and Earth

And I'll praise you in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For you are who you are
No matter where I am

And every tear I've cried
You hold in your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise you in this storm
Though my heart is torn
(Though my heart is torn)
I will praise you in this storm
(Praise you in this storm)



Important Note to Readers: Please feel free to skip anything below this callout at least for the moment.  I am currently in the active process of prioritizing and sorting song choices from the embedded Spotify playlist below.  In addition, I have decided it would be best to rather embedded Youtube videos of at least some of my most favorite songs to this page for easier access and convenience instead.   Please continue to be patient with me as I "sort through" all of this. Thank you and may God Bless You and Yours.









More to follow, but for now since I've only started "being on the mend" for no more than three hours now, I'll leave you with just this Spotify playlist I created earlier this morning.
Ironically, less that only one hour after some of my most severe symptoms throughout this whole ordeal, between me deciding ultimately it was then time to reach out to God via a means that, for me at least, has always come through so, so many times in the past.
That's right!  The gift of beautiful, inspiring, wonderful Christian music written by some of most Christian music songwriters, performed by some of the most truly GOD-GIFTED singers, pianists, guitarists, drummers, and the like to ever walk the face of this planet.
In addition to just simply listening some of the most God-given recordings on Christian healing, miracles, and just downright simple, hometown faith, I also did one other thing that I consider to have now been ever quite so important...
What was that you may ask?  Well, I would say that no more than 30 minutes max from when the true, heartfelt healing began to "kick in" this morning, I lit a very special candle to both myself and my wife.  What candle was that you might ask?  Here, let me just show you.  Here is a picture of that candle sitting on the very makeshift, nightstand table...this picture was taken at precisely 4:43pm CST on Monday, 30/January/2023.

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Not sure if you can tell from that image, but that candle is still lit at this time!  In fact, I'm not really certain when I'll decide to finally blow it out, but I suspect that time will be immediately prior to finally dosing off this evening in order to get my first, true sleep (I'm serious) since I woke up from my night's sleep on early Sunday morning.
Oh, by the way, here's another rather interesting little tidbit of information about "that candle."  I started getting intensely hot a bit later on this morning (I'm going to assume that was a fever "breaking"), and I asked my dear, dear wife if she wouldn't mind coming upstairs to turn the ceiling fan on HIGH.  So here's the kicker...even though the candle is no more than ten feet away from the blast of wind coming down from that thing, the candle is now actually burning considerably brighter and "healthier".
Don't know about you, but I consider that to be pretty dog-gone amazing and downright awesome!  In fact, over the last two years or so that my wife and I have owned that candle, I have never seen it shine anywhere remotely close to this intensity!
As I just finished telling a co-worker of mine maybe no more than one week ago, "Let Go And Let God!"

 

With All My Love,