Tuesday, September 25, 2012

White Lace and Promises

If you were a teen of the 70's you can't think of "White Lace and Promises,"  without
finishing the song, "a kiss for luck and we're on our way.  We've only just begun."

I loved the music of The Carpenters. 
I knew every song and with the windows down in a '65 blue Nova,
I sang to the top of my lungs.

Karen Carpenter had the perfect alto voice.
Her alto/soprano was my perfect key of C or Bflat.
(More flat than B!) 

She and Anne Murray were my favorites
because I could sing along.

Promise is like a gift wrapped in a pink bow.
I don't know about you, but in a world gone mad, I need some PROMISE!
A Promise is defined as "a declaration that something will or will not be done;
a commitment by someone to do or not do something."
A special promise would be a VOW, COVENANT.
Joyce Meyers wrote a book, "The Mind is a Battlefield."
Because I believe this to be true, I must have some promises that I can lean on daily,
that I can affirm and declare.
I find these promises in Jesus...
(in my own words)
In Christ I can do all things. (Philippians 4:13)
All the promises of God are fulfilled.  In Christ they are yes and yes and amen and amen.
(2 Corinthians 1:20)
Because I am in Christ, nothing can separate me from the love of God.
(Romans 8:39)
In Christ, I have redemption.
(1 Corinthians 1:30)
I have 10,000 guardians in Christ.
(and you say you don't believe in angels!)
(1 Corinthians 4:15)
In Christ, I stand firm.
(2 Corinthians 1:21)
In Christ, I am made NEW-literally a new creation!
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
One of my favorites,
In Christ, I am blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing.
(Ephesians 1:3)
I could go on and on and on...
I asked Rebecca Nelson from A Gathering Place to paint me a sign.
I am so happy to have found her friendship.
She is a treasure.
Hidden among the leaves, you'll find her signature. 
Just like her, not to draw attention to who she is.
Her friendship has renewed by trust in friendship
and gives me promise!
I recently bought a package of her tags.
Everything she does sings, "Promise."
It's in the place of quiet trust, that I find promise.
I hope you've found your place of promise.
I also hope when you open my blog that you'll burst into song:)
We've Only Just Begun,


  1. Bon...you are too kind. You are also so witty and soo sooooo funny.

    Now...that said...


    I am an ALTO!


    You bless me way more than I deserve.

    Love to you~

    PS: Glad you like your sign!

  2. I was not a huge Carpenters fan, but, yes whenever I see a post from you I start singing the song. Your sign is beautiful. There truly is so much promise in the world. Sometimes we just need to scrap off a little grim to find it.


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