Bustin’ Out All Over

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“I firmly believe that in every situation, no matter how difficult, God extends grace greater than the hardship, and strength and peace of mind that can lead us to a place higher than where we were before.”

American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter, Andy Griffith, was born on this day in 1926 (d. 2012)

Work with me here. I’m not a fan of the musical Carousel, but the song is a fitting way to start the month of June.

It’s also the first day of Hurricane Season. If you live in the South, you know what might, or might not, be coming.

While I normally check in with my Three Words at the end of a month, I make the rules here so today I’m looking at them on the first day of the sixth month.

My three words for 2022: Recover…Read…Rise…

Recover continues to be a challenge. Every day is a little better. And, while the good news is that the cancer is undetectable (which I consider means that it’s gone), the reality of our forty-seven years of house arrest, followed by a year of cancer treatments set this soon to be sixty-four-year-old back further than he would have liked. I’m still good, I’m just slower at a lot of things.

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That’s frustrating. But all I can do is keep going.

I’m on track to reach my goal of reading twenty-five books this year. I still wish I had more time to read. I’m working on stepping away from the keyboard to do that.

Rise…there are many challenges ahead. We all have them. I’m endeavoring to meet them head on. I’ve got multiple projects going and a list of things I want to get to…in time.

That’s a short recap, but it’s where I am this morning.

Like I said, I’m not a fan of the musical Carousel, but I can appreciate this version.


1801 – Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1877)
1915 – John Randolph, American actor (d. 2004)
1921 – Nelson Riddle, American composer and bandleader (d. 1985)
1926 – Marilyn Monroe, American model and actress (d. 1962)
1934 – Pat Boone, American singer-songwriter and actor
1939 – Cleavon Little, American actor and comedian (d. 1992)
1948 – Powers Boothe, American actor (d. 2017)
1974 – Alanis Morissette, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress


Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:15-17

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