Monday, February 7, 2022

I'll Fly Away

"Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." I Thessalonians 5:11

Many of you already know my dear, sweet friend, Marilyn Moseley, who blogs at Mountaintop Spice. I'm not even sure how I came across Marilyn's blog several years ago, but I am eternally grateful to God for allowing our paths to intersect and for the precious gift of Marilyn's friendship.

On her beautiful blog, Marilyn shares her photography - some of the most amazing nature scenes I have ever seen, hands down. She is able to capture such unique demonstrations of the goodness of God through her camera lens, and her photos draw me in so much that I feel I am walking alongside her experiencing those moments in person. Honestly, she is one of the best nature photographers ever. 

Recently, she started taking those breathtaking photos of hers and adding music to them, and sharing them on her YouTube channel. How grateful I am that she included our band, Mountain Hope,

performing "I'll Fly Away in the background of this video! I hope you enjoy it and hope you will go to Marilyn's channel and subscribe so you never miss one of her outstanding videos!

One of the greatest blessings of blogging has been the many friends I have met these past 10+ years. I can't believe it has been that long, but I wrote my first blog post on October 1, 2011! To all of you who sojourn with me on this amazing adventure, I say, how thankful I am for you! I recently wrote this post about those who sojourn with us in this life. If you haven't read it, I hope you will check it out and join me in a 28-day challenge to bless some of the people who sojourn with you.

I want to apologize to all who are unable to leave comments or receive updates in the RSS feeds or on their blogger sidebar lists. I do not know how to fix the issues, and they have been a great source of frustration for me. Thank you to all who persevere and keep trying to leave comments! It saddens me to think of all who try and leave without being able to share their thoughts with me! I feel like the enemy tries his utmost to hinder anything we try to do for God or to encourage others, and I am praying the Lord will help me get all this figured out and resolved. 

While you are on YouTube, please also subscribe to Mountain Hope Band's YouTube Channel where Zach uploads videos of our music. We deeply appreciate your support and encouragement!

God bless you all.

23 comments:

  1. I'm so blessed to be friends with Marilyn, too, Cheryl, and I so treasure your friendship and hers in this blogland we occupy. Your band is wonderful, and I'm glad Marilyn has shared your music with us and added her photos. Wow!
    Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, sweet friend. I cherish your friendship, too! Thank you for your kind words about our band. Isn't Marilyn's video amazing? Her photos are just stunning. I hope you are continuing to feel better and stronger every day. Sending hugs and blessings your way!

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  2. That was so beautiful to hear your band and see Marilyn's wonderful video. Mountain Hope is the perfect accompaniment to Marilyn's Mountaintop Spice. Blessings to you dear friend.

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    1. Aw, what a sweet way to word that! Thank you so much! I totally agree that Marilyn's photos are the perfect blend with our music. She does the most amazing work. Sending many blessings to you, too, dear friend.

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  3. Thank you SO much Cheryl for this beautiful post sharing our video collaboration... the video was such a joy to put together, and I enjoyed listening to your sweet voices sing and play as I worked on the video! I enjoyed your earlier post on sojourning, and have been so blessed through the years to get to know so many sweet ladies better through their blogs. It truly has been a tremendous blessing from the Lord! You are such an inspiration, and always feel so encouraged and blessed when I visit you and read your posts glorifying the Lord in your life. May the Lord continue to bless Mountain Hope band, and all your endeavors for the kingdom of the Lord!

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    1. Thank you so, so much, again and again, for the beautiful collaboration. It has been such a blessing and I am so honored to pair up with you to do this. May the Lord continue to bless you in countless ways and reward you richly for your faithfulness and obedience to Him. Sending love and hugs to you and many blessings always!

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  4. oh that's so cool to see you and Marilyn working together! thanks for sharing one of blogging's greatest joys, friend.

    happy valentine's weekend to you!

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    1. Thank you, sweet friend! It has been such a joy to work with Marilyn on this. I am eternally blessed by her and by you, too, and your constant encouragement. Sending much love your way and many blessings!

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  5. Cheryl, your blog posts are showing up in my blog feed in bulk! Anyway I'm glad I'm finally getting your posts though I guess Google Blogger will probably still be wacky!

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    1. Sorry about that, Regina. I have no idea what is going on with my blog. I have just had to stop stressing over it, let it go, and hope for the best. I truly have no idea what else to do to fix everything. I'm glad you are at least getting the posts but sorry if they all come in at once.

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  6. I'm one of them that keeps missing your blog posts as they don't show up in my feed for some reason. They always used too. I'm clueless about computers though. I'll try to remember to check but if you don't hear from me, give me a kick and I'll come visit.
    I saw the video on Marilyn post too and it makes me so homesick for the northwest and Spokane. I have been watching your videos on youtube and I'm always blessed by the beautiful music you make with your friend. Thank you always for sharing with us.
    Blessings and love,
    Betsy

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    1. I'm so sorry, Betsy. So many people say they can't comment here anymore, and my posts are not showing up in bloggers' feeds. Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I am so grateful you are enjoying our videos. We hope to have some new videos uploaded soon, Lord willing. I so appreciated hearing from you here. God bless you always, my friend. Much love to you.

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  7. Cheryl, I see Marilyn’s beautiful photography on Instagram. What a beautiful song to accompany her photography. You both are talented ladies. I love your music. Many blessings, dear one!

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    1. Pam, thank you so, so much for your sweet words! They were such a blessing to me today! Marilyn's photos are just so breathtaking and stunning - I could look at them for hours! It was such a blessing for her to add them to our music. I am so thankful you like it. Many blessings and much love to you, too, sweet friend.

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  8. Several people I followed do not show up on my blog feed anymore, ever since facebook changed some things I think. Miss your wise words. Hope all is well with you and family.

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    1. Betty, thank you so much or stopping by and for leaving such a sweet comment. I am sorry you are having this issue with people not showing up in your feed. It is all very frustrating. I hope all is well with you and your family, too, sweet friend. Sending much love your way today.

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  9. So lovely Cheryl. Marily take such beautiful photos. Always a pleasure to hear your band and see those beautiful images. I thought we fixed your feed problem. Did you tell your readers to update their sidebar Blog list with the proper feed I gave you? I added your blog to my blog list and it alwsays updates. xo
    Each of your readers needs to update their own list.

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet visit and kind words, Linda. I am so thankful for your support and encouragement about our music! I didn't tell anyone to update their sidebar blog list - I just have no way of knowing who all has it in their sidebar, and it would be difficult to try to contact each person. I suppose I could send out a blog post and let them know, but I am not sure which feed to send them. I will email you and see if you happen to still have that. I'm not the most tech-savvy person, unfortunately. :( I appreciate you and all you have done to help with this. Thank you for reminding me, and I will email you soon. God bless you, sweet friend.

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  10. Hi Cheryl. My husband and I love that song, and we listened together. Beautiful playing and singing. And thank you for introducing Marilyn as I love nature photography. :) Love and blessings to you!

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    1. Trudy, thank you both so much for listening to our music! I so appreciate your kind words! We hope to have some more videos uploaded soon on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtEU95Bs8Lkre0MWEPI9aRA
      Oh, I am so happy to introduce you to Marilyn! She is such a dear friend to me and her photos are absolutely stunning. She wrote a book that includes some of her photography. You will find a link to it on her blog. It was so wonderful to hear from you and I send much love and many blessings back to you today!

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  11. This is sooo wonderful! What a blessing to collaborate with a fellow blogger in such a meaningful way.

    You bless all of us too! I am so very thankful that the Lord brought such a beautiful friendship in you out of my season of blogging. Sending you much love,

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    1. Thank you ever so much, dear friend. I am so very grateful to God that He brought us together through blogging, too. You are such an encouragement to me, and I am sending much love and many blessings back your way today! I hope you and your family are well - I intend to answer you email very soon. I have gotten so far behind on my correspondence again. Thank you for your patience and dear friendship. God bless you!

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