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Thursday, March 28, 2013

You Do It Anyway!


What would a month of posts be without me stopping and sharing the song that is playing through my heart and thoughts.  This song seems to be finding me while I question life and rejoice and cry.  The joys of grandchildren and new marriage unions reminds me to go forward.  The struggle my Dad is facing...stroke, then seizures, reminds me that life can change in a second.  My husband finding his way in the mind field of resumes, job's interviews and filing out forms for the government, reminds me that even looking back isn't good.  So this songs seems to touch my heart....I would do it anyway.
Blogging is slow during all these transitions.  My first graders are a delight...my body is reminding me that I AM 52!!  Passover and Easter this year remains me of deliverance.....It is Finished.


You can spend your whole life buildin'
Something from nothin
One storm can come and blow it all away 
Build it anyway

You can chase a dream 
That seems so out of reach
And you know it might not ever come your way
Dream it anyway

God is great but sometimes life aint good
And when I pray
It doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
I do it anyway


This worlds gone crazy 
And it's hard to believe
That tomorrow will be better than today
Believe it anyway

You can love someone with all YOUR heart 
For all the right reasons
And in a moment they can choose to walk away 
love em anyway

God is great but sometimes life aint good
And when I pray
It doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
Yeah I do it anyway, yeah, 

You can pour your soul out singin'
A song you believe in
That tomorrow they'll forget you ever sang
Sing it anyway
Yeah sing it anyway, yeah, yeah

I sing
I dream

I love anyway, yeah

23 Joining in with more words:

A multi-dimensional life said...

Janette! How good it is to connect again with your blog! I've been taking long blogging breaks, but just wanted to stop by today to say hello. It sounds as if so much has happened since we last communicated. I hope and pray that all is well, but know that ALL WILL BE WELL, as HE has promised. You are in my thoughts, sweet Janette and will be in my prayers! May the greatest gift of all continue to fill you with the power of HIS spirit day in and day out. Love to you, in Christ, always! L xoxo

Angel said...

Love this song and it's message! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

podso said...

How could we manage life without Faith in our heavenly Father. You have so much going on right now, and as you indicated with your dad, things can change in a moment. That's why the grounding is good. I hope with all that's going on you can enjoy a celebration of the risen Savior! And yes, as you said, I say to my elderly friends who long for heaven, before they were born God ordained both the day of their birth and the day of their death.

moreofhim said...

Janette-It's been awhile since I've been by and I'm just sitting here in tears at all the Lord has been doing in your life! Congratulations on being a new Grandmommy and the new little one to be!! Praise God - He is good!! Loved reading about the wedding prep - just laughed out loud at how it all worked out.

Have a very blessed Easter! He is Risen!

Blessings - Julie

Sonja said...

Amen sister, I love that song too. You are on a roller coaster ride, for sure... hang on... it's going to be good. Have a precious Easter with your family.

xo

Farm Girl said...

I think it is so good that you can just keep going forward. I am thankful that you see all of the blessings that surround you during this very hard time of transitions.
Yesterday doing my devotions there were these three words. God is Faithful. I don't know why it hit me so hard but I kept thinking about it and He is, all the time, every day.
I pray that God continues to bless you mightily.

Dawn said...

I love this powerful song. I am glad it is giving you some comfort in this difficult time.
Blessings, Dawn

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

It's sure a powerful song -- yeah I would do it anyway.. Life is good and we are Blessed..it's so good to be on the Lord side.. All the best blessing to bless to you..
Hugs

Debbie said...

I love both this song and the way she sings it! Soo uplifting. Yes, I hear you on the stroke and now the seizures. My mom has just become a different person since all that started two years ago. And yet, God IS faithful! You have been in my thoughts and prayers and I will add your dad on now too. It is so hard watching them age and struggle. Have a WONDERFUL and blessed Resurrection day!! HUGS

Theresa said...

I love Martina! Such a powerful song too. Glad teaching is going well for you :)

camp and cottage living said...

Janette
Powerful song!
Yes, do it anyway. We are so much happier when we feel we are moving forward.
You're in my prayers-Kimberly

Rebecca said...

You're right, you know. Do it anyway. And, "may your bolts be made of iron and bronze, and may your strength be sufficient for each day you live" (Deuteronomy 33:25.

(I'm INTO this verse myself - and pray it for you, Janette.)

Angela said...


God is great but sometimes life aint good
And when I pray
It doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
Yeah I do it anyway, yeah, ...amen amen amen....I think I may use this for a blog post...

Debbie said...

I have to click the song. I don't think I've ever heard it (and I'm a big M.M. lover. ) I guess I haven't listened to much music in the past years. I just play my old CDs over and over and over.

I needed to read this and need to hear the song.

I love your Seder table.

And just for good measure, I will tell you that we pray for you. You would be surprised to know how much God puts you in the forefront of our minds and hearts.

Debbie said...

Well, maybe I DIDN'T need to watch the video. I'm crying.

Sue Anne McKinney said...

Yes!!! You have always chosen 'LIFE'...to live. That's you, Janette, sharing the life within you. Sharing life and love anyway.
Love that song, too.

Debbie Petras said...

A beautiful song with an important message! I can identify with the fatigue factor as you work with children. But hang in there. My quadriceps were so sore from squatting down to talk to kids at eye level when I first started. But now it's no big deal. They help to keep us in shape and young at heart Janette!

Happy Resurrection Day

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

A favorite of mine (the artist too). MOther Theresa's words really, right? Wishing you an Easter celebration that fills you with JoY and provides an opportunity to rest! xoxoxo

Sharon said...

Wishing you a blessed Easter Sunday! May your day be full of Resurrection JOY!

"He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said." (Matthew 28:6)

He is Risen! He is Risen indeed!

Celebrating with you the promise of eternal life - thanks the One who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life!

GOD BLESS!

Pom Pom said...

Oh, HE is good, good, good.
Are you having a nice week, post-Easter?
Thinking of you.

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Oh, I love that song, but I'd never seen the video. Really makes me think... One foot in front of the other -- do it anyway. So thankful we don't have to do it alone!

Vickie said...

Always loved that song, Janette. I'm dealing with my sister's cancer, and between this post and the "push past the ugly" post, it's encouraging to me. Thank you for posting this.

We all go through times of struggle and I know you and your family are struggling, too. I don't know what I would do without my Lord Jesus. I am praying for you to keep pushing past all this ugly stuff. The Lord knows what you need before you even ask. And He does hear and He can do abundantly more than all we can ask or imagine!

myletterstoemily said...

i'm praying for your sweet dad. this is a
hard thing watching our parents wind down.

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