Friday, 09-19-2020: Health, Rain, and Music

Hoping you had a very blessed week.

Health Update:
On Tuesday (09-15), I met with my doctor for a monthly check up of my recovery from the June 3 Achilles Tendon and Bone Spur surgery.
While I’ve experienced some discomfort (and some pain and swelling this past weekend), he indicated that my condition is fine and as expected. He did some x-rays to ensure that was the case.
I continue to walk for 20 or so minutes each morning, do home therapy exercises, and now do more strenuous therapy procedures at the Physical Therapy clinic. I’m also cleared to go back to the gym to do my weight training.
I am thankful for where I am, considering what was done, but still need “Patience Grace”!

Hurricane Sally:
We received some much-needed rain from the remnants of Hurricane Sally. However, I pray for those that were negatively affected by the wind and heavy rains.
We have a granddaughter, Haley, who works in Pensacola as a nurse. She and her roommate did ok, based on her reports. Haley graduated in May from Pensacola Christian College with a 4-year degree in Nursing.
Our grandson Hunter is now a senior at Pensacola Christian College and is also majoring in nursing! He was in the dorm so was ok.
Heard that Pensacola received 30 inches of rain from the storm – 30 INCHES!
God Bless all who had flooding and wind damage from this storm!!! 🙏

As most of you know, I always use music in my YouTube movies to enhance the viewing and set the “atmosphere”.
I am regularly conducting research and listening to music to find productions that would/could go with my movies.
They often also become music I listen to while walking, etc.
With this posting, I will begin to share examples of the music I’ve found and have/will use in my movies.
Edward Elgar
He was an English composer who lived 1857 – 1934.
One of my favorites of his is “Nimrod”.
I found one production of this classic as played by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. They did this “virtually”, and is very relaxing to listen to.
Here’s the link to the YouTube video:
Another variation of this is a vocal rendition called “Lux Aeterna”, composed by Clint Mansell.
It is based on a Catholic communion and is translated as “eternal light”.
Here’s the link to this beautiful vocal rendition as sung by the A Capella group “VOCES8”:
Do you hear the same “musical theme”?
I find them both very peaceful.
I used both in one of my movies, instrumental first – the vocal following.
It seemed like a “natural” flow of music…

Bible Verse:
These are the words of our Savior Jesus found in Mark 2:21-22.
No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse.
And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.

Jesus was addressing the Jewish scribes and Pharisees continuing to follow the Old Testament Law, when He (Jesus) had come to fulfill the Law.
The Law was the old cloth and old bottle.
The ways of Christ – the new bottle.
Yet, they could not see it.
I have this to add:
When we live by the world’s ways vs. God’s Ways, we are using old bottles, which eventually will break, old clothes which cannot be fixed and will wear out.
When we live by God’s ways, we walk in His secure, safe, and peaceful paths, and our “bottle” and our “clothes” will never break.
I find comfort in knowing this.

God Bless!!!

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