Well, many have seen stories about James Marvell’s amazing dad Sal here at WHISNews21 but this one really caught Sal off guard. As he went for a routine check-up recently the Doctor and staff decided to surprise Sal for his 103rd birthday! They started by applauding him and went on to sing Happy Birthday. Around eight folks were inside the small doctor’s examining room and the place was filled with love for Sal. They even gave him a beautiful cake, a signed card and a $100.00 dollar Visa gift card. The Doctor admitted that Sal was their oldest patient and also received a thumbs up from the doctor. To give y’all and idea as to how old 103 really is just give this some thought, Sal was born before World War 1.
Sal was so happy with the surprise and could not help putting on a smile that stretched from ear to ear over a the very pretty, beautiful and amazing Birthday cake topped with a magnificent 103 display. In the pictures that are well worth keeping Sal can be seen with the Cake given to him at the doctor’s office recently. James has commented that his Dad Sal thanks the many who wished him a Happy 103rd Birthday and made this day a very special day for him.
Sal’s visit to the doctor’s office turned out as good news as the Doctor gave Sal a clean bill of health and admitted that Sal is in a remarkable condition at his amazing age, really and truly not bad for One century and three years of age.
Here’s a quick video to view click on link …… https://www.facebook.com/james.marvell.12/videos/10206785754776952/?l=300044963237392462
James Marvell has had a really good month as he feels so fortunate to be able to celebrate his Dad’s 103rd birthday with him and knows that not many artists around the world have been blessed with this privilege. In fact James may be the only artist on this planet to be privileged to this honor.
Putting the cherry on top of the cake James has also topped the Wildhorse Independent Superstars Country Top30 download chart with his recent Independent release of “Flower Of My Life” written by James and his long time friend, Buddy Good.
This week Laura Dodd features a very special guest Ricky Johnson from the “Doc Johnson Band” filmed and produced on location by the Nashville Broadcast Network live at Sam Ash Music Store Nashville, Tennessee – WETv
The Music City Ghost [File #80] 2015: One of my fondest jobs I held while living in Nashville was working for a small AM radio station located just outside of the city limits. One of the things that struck me odd once I started on that job was the several boxes of old records piled up in boxes in the back storage room. Some of the records were broken or scratched so badly they wouldn’t play anymore without skipping and some were brand new and still in the picture sleeve. After a week or two on the job I felt comfortable enough to finally ask the owner why they kept all those junk records. He went on to explain that once a year the Boy Scouts came by and picked them all up and hauled them off. Sure enough one Saturday morning a bunch of young boys along with their Scout Leader came by and loaded all those boxes of records into their van. I followed them out to the parking lot after loading up the final box and noticed many more boxes already in the vehicle. I asked them what in the world they were going to do with so many old records. They explained they were heading to downtown Nashville to a record pressing plant. It turns out that the used records were being ground up into very small pieces and then melted down to make brand new vinyl. This would then be turned into new records that may or may not be ever played anywhere but likely would be placed in a box or dumpster in the future if they didn’t meet the Music Director’s approval. The money earned by the Boy Scouts for used vinyl was 5 cents a pound.
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The LORD turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” Judges 6:14
Somebody said, ‘There’s nothing stranger than people, but there’s nothing more important!’ Jesus understood that principle. He spent His life as ‘one who serves’ (Luke 22:27). He ministered to society’s outcasts. He sought out the one sheep that was lost while the other ninety-nine waited (Luke 15:4-6). Even on the cross Jesus wasn’t thinking about the impact of His earthly ministry, or tying up loose ends. He was busy forgiving the thief on an adjacent cross, asking His Father to forgive the men who crucified Him, and making sure His mother was taken care of after He went back to heaven. So, was Jesus’ schedule less pressing than ours? Or did He know something we don’t?
For example, instead of filling our diaries, we should be more concerned with building relationships and pouring ourselves into the lives of those around us. Think what could happen if, like Jesus, we made a conscious decision to invest our time and talent into the lives of twelve people. The possibilities are mind-boggling! Perhaps you feel intimidated by the concept of making a difference in the world.
Don’t let your vision of what’s possible be limited by what you perceive as your own strengths and weaknesses. ‘With God’s power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine’ (Ephesians 3:20). Only one opinion matters—God’s. And He told Gideon, ‘Go in the strength you have and save Israel…Am I not sending you?’ The strength of the Sender, not the weakness of the one being sent, is what changes the odds and wins the day.
Heavenly Father, help me to rely on Your strength and not my fears. In Jesus’ Name, Amen