Frank Boggs & Others

Lord, help me live from day to day
In such a self-forgetful way
That even when I kneel to pray
My prayer shall be for others.
Others, Lord, yes others
Let this my motto be
Help me to live for others
That I may live like Thee.

One album cover among MANY I remember...
My travel time to be with my mother and dad is frequently spent in prayer.  For others.  Seems there are SO many needs, large and small, among my friends and acquaintances.  Our small community has experienced several tragic deaths recently.  The nursing home where Mother resides is full of folk and their families who carry heavy burdens. Our small church family has their share of challenges, disappointments and stresses.  Then there's my family...

As I drove the now-familiar route this morning, this song from the past kept playing in my mind.  I remembered ALL of these words and came home this evening to look up the other verses.  I remembered the deep baritone voice and the name of the singer. Tonight, his name escapes me...

I DO remember other long-play albums my mother used to play on our large, stereo unit that stood in the living room of the parsonage in which we lived  Speakers placed the music strategically throughout the house.  What a legacy I have in the strong messages of those great songs!  The Revivaltime Choir, an album or two of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans and their children, Helen Barth, The Blackwood Brothers, Bill Pierce and Dick Anthony, The Melody Four and Sixteen Singing Men, The White Sisters, George Beverly Shea...these are just a few singers  whose albums come to mind.  

Frank Boggs!
I just remembered!
Just in time to title this post...


  1. Those songs and albums are like prayers.

  2. I saw a tweet this morning from Eugene Peterson "You are at your pastoral best when you are not noticed" A little gentle reminder to me I think about others - what they are going through. It's not all about me.

    1. I "follow" Peterson on Twitter, too! I also saw this tweet this morning from Burk Parsons (another favorite of mine): "Daily ordinary ministry is often seen only by God. Let us not lessen its God-glorifying beauty by seeking man's applause." :)

  3. It is good to think of and pray for others, instead of becoming wrapped up in our own problems.

    Thanks for the reminder. I love how Jesus had Frank Boggs' name come into your mind, just like that.

    Have a good day dear Rebecca ~ FlowerLady

  4. I remember most of these. We loved the White Sisters. I don't remember Frank Boggs but my husband says he does. I was in a pastor's home for a meal not long ago and when I tried to help with the clean up she refused. She uses the time to pray. Car time, Kitchen time...I'm thankful God hears us whenever we pray.

    1. What a delightful time to pray - as she cleans up and perhaps reflects on the guests and any known needs, etc. (I confess to liking to clean up myself after guests leave.....)

  5. I have Spotify and Pandora on my phone, and I always search out George Beverly Shea! I enjoy his singing, seems like he means it!


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Writing a Song a Week #3
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