Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven, but Nobody Wants To Die


I don’t think I’ve ever heard truer lyrics than these.

You can listen here:

Alison Krauss & The Cox Family

Here are the lyrics:

Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die

Once upon a time there lived a man and his name was Hezekiah.
He walked with God both day and night, but he didn’t wanna die.
He cried “Oh Lord, please let me live,
death is close I know” God smiled down on Hezekiah;
he give him fifteen years to go

(chorus)
Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die.
Lord I wanna go to Heaven, but I don’t wanna die.
Well, I long for the day when I’ll have new birth, but I like livin’ here on earth,
Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die

When Jesus lived here on this earth, he knew his Father’s plan.
He knew that he must give his life to save the soul of man.
When Judas had betrayed him, his Father heard him cry,
He was brave until his death but he didn’t wanna die, Oh

Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die.
Lord I wanna go to Heaven, but I don’t wanna die.
Well, I long for the day when I’ll have new birth, but I like livin’ here on earth,
Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die, Hey

Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die.
Lord I wanna go to Heaven, but I don’t wanna die.
Well, I long for the day when I’ll have new birth, but I like livin’ here on earth,
Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die

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All I Wanted was a Salad


DH and I went to lunch today, and my only intent was to get whatever the restaurant’s special was and a small side salad from the salad bar.

Simple, right?

No, no, moosebreath. Apparently, at this particular establishment, getting a salad from the salad bar is a gigantic nut-roll complete with multiple prices.

“I want the salad and half sandwich, no bread.”

“Ma’am, you can’t have the salad bar with that. You see, it’s a special, and you can only get the side salad.”

“I don’t want the side salad. I want the salad bar.”

“You can’t get that.”

“Okay. I’ll get this other lunch special that comes with two vegetables, but I don’t want the vegs–just a small salad from the salad bar.”

“You have to get the two vegetables, and the salad will be $3.99 extra.”

“Really? That much? How much if I just get the salad bar?”

“$7.49.”

“Um, no.”

“Let me check on the salad price.”

Waiting, waiting, waiting.

“You can get the chicken, and the salad will be $1.59 instead of $5.99.”

“Okay, I’ll take that.”

I’ve now heard four different prices for the same salad bar. I get up and go to get my salad, and guess what? The lettuce is mostly brown.

Really?

Sheesh.

When I get back to the table, DH tells me that the server has come back asking what kind of salad dressing I want. He tells her that I have gone to the salad bar.

When she brings his “side salad,” there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between his salad and mine.

So I ask you–What is the deal with the pricing on the salad bar? I honestly don’t get it.

To top it off, when she brought our bill to us, she threw it on the table. Oh yes, that’s the way to do it! Also, we got a bill for a fish basket, grilled chicken, and turnip greens, obviously intended for the table next to us.

They paid for ours. We were going to try to correct the error, but the server never looked our way again.

We paid for our fish and chicken that was the bill of the other table and left. I figure since the other table paid for ours and we paid for theirs, it came out even for the restaurant, but we never did find out the actual price charged for the salad.

Who knew that salad could be so complicated?

Grave Robber by Petra


Lots of people I love are going though hard, hard times right now. This song helped me through the death of a dear friend many years ago.

You can listen to the song here:

http://youtu.be/9i8rXXupc88

Here are the lyrics:

There’s a step that we all take alone
An appointment we have with the great unknown
Like a vapor this life is just waiting to pass
Like the flowers that fade, like the withering grass

But life seems so long and death so complete
And the grave an impossible potion to cheat
But there’s One who has been there and still lives to tell
There is One who has been through both heaven and hell

And the grave will come up empty-handed that day
Jesus will come and steal us away

Where is the sting, tell me where is the bite?
When the grave robber comes like a thief in the night
Where is the victory, where is the prize?
When the grave robber comes and death finally dies

Many still mourn, many still weep
For those that they love who have fallen asleep
But we have this hope though our hearts may still ache
Just one shout from above and they all will awake

And in the reunion of joy we will see
Death will be swallowed in sweet victory

Where is the sting, tell me where is the bite?
When the grave robber comes like a thief in the night
Where is the victory, where is the prize?
When the grave robber comes and death finally dies

When the last enemy is done, from the dust will come a song
Those asleep will be awakened, not a one will be forsakened
He shall wipe away our tears, He will steal away our fears
There will be no sad tomorrow, there will be no pain and sorrow

Where is the sting, tell me where is the bite?
When the grave robber comes like a thief in the night
Where is the victory, where is the prize?
When the grave robber comes and death finally

Where is the sting, tell me where is the bite?
When the grave robber comes like a thief in the night
Where is the victory, where is the prize?
When the grave robber comes and death finally dies
Finally dies