The Good Old-Fashioned Way

I don’t know about you all, but with the events of the last 24 hours in France, I just want to yell, “Stop the world, I want to get off!”

I know the it’s probably naive the thing that the “old days” were any better than today, but I think most of us, myself included, crave  old-fashioned values, and a whole lot less bad news.

I came across this hymn from the early 1900’s called, “The Good Old-Fashioned Way”, and I just had to share it.

The last verse seems especially timely.

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  1. Nice reminder of where our focus should be! thanks.

  2. You are so right . Angie…oh for old fashioned values and a lot less bad news…

  3. we seem to be lost these days….I know whom I believe in! what makes me saddened is when someone in France asks people to stop using the #prayforparis….as we don’t need any more religion we need more wine, music, kisses etc…etc…NO we do NEED prayer….every minute of every day….back in the day horrible things happened, they just were not bombarded 24/7 with news….

  4. Amen, sister. Love your daily postings. We need more like you. Blessings.

  5. Beautiful words!

  6. I’m new here…Thank you for this post!

  7. Teddee Grace says

    I appreciate your unique way of responding to what’s going on in the world. Nice words, but four flats! Not my favorite key to try to play.

  8. We need a LOT more of the “good old fashion way”. Thanks for the reminder.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  9. Marlene Stephenson says

    The words are really wonderful and soothing,just what’s needed today. Have a great day and thanks.

  10. The most and best we can do in the face of SO MUCH violence and hatred in our world is to live LOVE in every corner of our lives. And we must begin with loving ourselves, I believe. That’s not often stressed in religious teachings, but I think it is key. The other thing is to not expose ourselves to violence and hatred unnecessarily. I don’t watch or listen to the news every day. I feel that the more I focus on the awful happenings in the world, the more energy or power I give them in my own life and I don’t want that to influence my own behavior. I protect my heart and try to take in tho’ts of loving, sharing, peace and joy. But I also pray that those qualities may be spread in our world through compassion and generosity. I find this attitude helps me not get overcome with a sense of futility and feelings of depression.

    • It’s so true that all the bad news we hear each day can really overcome you. I have to remind myself that God is still on his throne, but he isheart-broken by all that mankind does against each other, and against him.

  11. Angie, from all the way the over here in Australia, the sadness is so painful. I am saving those gorgeous hymn words. Thank you.

  12. Beautiful Words! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Beautiful Words ! Amen!

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