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This week Laura Dodd features very special guests International Country and Pop Band “Exile” The band included J.P. Pennington (guitar, lead vocals), Les Taylor (guitar, vocals), Sonny LeMaire (bass, vocals), Marlon Hargis (keyboards) and Steve Goetzman/Gary Freeman (drums). Their biggest hits, spanning from 1978 through 1987, included “Kiss You All Over”, “Woke Up in Love”, “She’s a Miracle” and “Give Me One More Chance”. Filmed on location at the famous “Hot Seat’ studios in Nashville Tennesse. – WETv
Dear God, on this special day of Thanksgiving, thank You for the amazing gifts You give us, most especially the ones to come.
…The turkey is on the table, my favorite green bean supreme casserole is beside it and, best of all, my extended family rounds our dining room table. It’s a little crowded, I have to admit. Sometimes elbows rub and we’ve had to use every chair in the house, but we all fit- and the amazing aroma of Thanksgiving fills the house.
… In a few minute we’ll share what we’ve thankful for, but this year, as the host, I’m adding a new twist to our family tradition. It all started at the beginning of the year when I was trying to think of a word to focus on. The phrase “Expect a Blessing” kept coming to mind.
… I tried to shorten it to expect or blessing. I even looked for something else altogether. But again and again it came back to me. Browsing a cute little gift store in town, the same three words greeted me on a hand-painted sign, and I said to myself, Okay , okay I get it.
…I wrote “Expect a Blessing” on the inside flap of my journal and vowed to mean it. I said it whenever a worry came into my thoughts. Instead of going over the worst of any given situation, I counted it with the best. Even if a blessing didn’t follow. I felt at peace.
… So, in line with my theme for the year, and in addition to shaping gratitude for what’s already happened. I’m asking everyone to give thanks for a blessing that’s on the way- a goal they want to accomplish, a vacation down the road, maybe a raise at work, their hopes for tomorow.