Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thousand Dollar Pizzas, by DianaDee Osborne


© 2021, 2009 by DianaDee Osborne

ALBUM:      Amazing Hope 'n' Humor

Song Story:  THE  MUSIC.  Written with guitar in hand watching a bull frog stare at me from the pond at the ALIVE Music Festival in Canton Ohio USA, thinking about that sad January day when we ordered what became a very expensive pizza.  We should have asked for delivery!!!
     The song story is in the song... and it is true.  The pizza that night ended up costing $1,003.11  (which doesn't rhyme with anything, so I had to speak it!)  Yet it's so amazing -- we've had a lot of unexpected big bills come up, and yet ...
        God always keeps His 2nd Corinthians 9 promise to those who obey Him, including in trusting Him and SHOWING that trust by tithing, giving 10% off the top of their income. Lack of tithing shows lack of trust -- which God STILL will graciously overlook while blessing us sometimes.... but we miss SO much that way.  It's not just Jesus's  requirement (Matthew 23:23 and Luke 11:42) .....
        It's even fun to watch and see how God HELPS us afford the $1,000 pizzas   that come into  our lives.
Dedicated to our Providing Lord, 21 June 2009

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Song Lyrics: 
That day had started out so very well
despite all the things that I just had to do.
I'd paid all my bills and glanced at my red Bible.
Even my job went well -- the boss was OUT !
Picked up my phone and called up seven friends.
But never would sadly have guessed how this day would end.
     Here's my sad tale of woe... how my great day choose to go....    <bass solo :>
My day'd been full, __  but my stomach wasn't.
Too tired to cook,  but yearning food that's hot.
Looked in my wallet, found a hidden Twenty.
Picked up my phone and called the Pizza Spot.
    Mushroom and cheese to go....
    Just five short miles to Joy!
    BUT  now my tale of woe --  how my great day chose to go...    <bass solo :>
Pulled out my driveway.  Did something real  stupid.
It was so dumb  that I sure ain't saying what.
The nice policeman called the fire station.
At least I needed only one small fire truck.
Got towed and waited six days for my fixed car.
The bill showed that pizza had cost a thousand bucks.
    Here's my sad tale of woe:  The bill was really more.
    But in songs we can't say
    The bill was <Spoken:> "One thousand three dollars and eleven cents;
    You'd think they could round it down to a cost that rhymes with SOME thing."
Went to my book case, pulled out that red Bible.
Panic for coming bills can make us think of that.
Philippians 4 says God provides for our needs --  
Sor--ry:   Music for this songwriting ends right here.
    But   it's not the real end:   Here's your great news, my friend:
<Spoken> -- 

ALL of us have had   or   will have 
in our lives -- things we really need, like money for bills that we just canNOT
see how we'll EVER afford.  But our Great God   PROMISES and proves again     and again that He will  provide all the needs for anyone who TRUSTS Him...
        IF we follow His Words in the Bible like Malachi 3,  including to trust God with our finances and to  share with other people.
        From 2nd Corinthians 9:8  New Living Translation, “And God will generously provide all you need.  Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.  ----------    
    Including when Life brings YOU a Thousand Dollar Pizza.

©2021, 2009 DianaDee Osborne (all material), all rights reserved.  FREE personal usage; see website

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Right Stubborn, by DianaDee Osborne

ALBUM:      Amazing Hope  'n'  Humor
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Song Story:  THE COUNTRY MUSIC inspiration amuses me after years of saying "I don't like country."  But in fact I've learned to cherish many music styles and, with God's creative help, to incorporate them into songs that are, admittedly, rather weird for me!

Song Story:  THE LYRICS:
As I played this song to verify the lyrics against the audio file, one of my daughters was listening.  She muttered under her breath,  “Oh….. no!”   I laughed and reassured her that this is just a “general” song about children’s personalities…. not about her.  Or, perhaps more truthfully, no one would know *which* of  all my daughters I was really thinking of as I wrote this Song!
      My daughter’s adamant stubbornness probably saved her.  
After a horrendous car accident with many many broken bones, doctors were not reassuring that she'd easily walk again.   Yet my daughter’s stubbornness led her to “rebel” against the doctor’s predictions and determinedly work out with the physical therapist despite excruciating pain and discouraging weaknesses.  Now she hikes mountains and slams volleyballs.....
    Being stubborn FOR God, FOR what is right,  is  *not*  to be avoided.  Persistence is described  by Jesus in the story of the widow who kept coming to the judge in the middle of the night to get justice…. Luke 18.  “Stand Fast”,  Jesus repeatedly said.  It will save your life.  The life that counts.
Dedicated to God,  Who helps us Stand Fast (Galatians 5:1)... when we ask.
17 February 2011
Song Lyrics: 
My daughter had a MIND of her own.
And once she made her her BABY mind up,
She was not to be moved by the things of this world.
Her Grandma said:   “MY, SHE'S RIGHT STUBBORN.”
My daughter had a MIND of her own.
And once she maser her TODDLER   mind up,
She was not to be moved by the things of this world.
Her teachers said:   “MY,  SHE'S RIGHT STUBBORN.”
My daughter had a MIND of her own.
And once she made  her TEENAGE mind up,
She talked with friends and chose   what she'd do   in this world.
Her Grand-Daddy  said:  
SPOKEN:    “I PRAYED that you'd get a child just like you!   
         THANK YOU,  GOD!”
Have you ever wondered why God tells us over and over,
“Stand fast!  Be RIGHT Stubborn!   Don't choose the things of this World!”
”Stand FAST in the liberty where Christ has made you free.
Don't get trapped in worldly things --  First Corinthians 16, verse 13
Do not love the world or the things of this world:
First John Chapter 2, verse 15. [repeat]
For all in the world, the lust in the eyes, the pride of Life is NOT of God,
God warns us:    First John Chapter 2, verse 16.
First Corinthians 16: 13 ---- Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
Philippians 1:27  “...Let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ... stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God.” 
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