Graham Nash! Teach Your Children Well, 05MAR

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This Graham Nash concert became OUR HOUSE for the evening. I bought these tickets last year and finally we were able to sit and relax and enjoy amazing live music

I knew I was blessed when I combed my Joni Mitchell hair, grabbed my singing sister concert fanatic like me, and off we went… I KNEW this was a BLESSING of being able to actually go to a concert, a blessing anytime and especially in an easing pandemic/endemic “return to normal”,  which you know life was and never is “normal”… don’t be fooled, and don’t be complacent: Jesus IS coming any cloud now!!!

Also knowing while there is war, we sat in peace, we are blessed and need to remember this. Immigration Man was a great song, as well as Cathedral, Bus Stop (a Hollies song), wow so many more, even covered Beatles songs for fun in the encore….

We did have one “thorn in the side” reminder of regular old issues: the tall guy in front of one of our seats was a chatterbox and constantly sliding his chair. We traded seats so each of us had one set in “peace”… I did kindly shush him just before the last great songs. It was all good… there will always be at least one thorn in life to keep us humble…

I only went with ONE song hope expectation – to hear “Our House”, the love song Graham wrote for Joni Mitchell… oh blessed to see a legend, now at 80 years old and hear him sing his love songs.

I sang in my heart and just lip-synced and didn’t sing out loud in many songs, because it was worth LISTENING to his harmonies with incredible guitar player Shane Fontayne (Michael Barakin) and their keyboard/organ player. Graham was so appreciative of the people singing along, especially to the last song: “Teach Your Children Well”…

We are always best in life to teach our children well. This scripture of Moses: “Love the Lord, talk about God’s commandments to your children” showed up this morning on Biblegateway. Of course it did. To NOT forget the Lord who brings you out of slavery, who brings you good things, that you did nothing to deserve. 

Yes…

Teach your children well, especially that you count your blessings. Teach your parents well: that you LOVE them, and appreciate all they have gone thru.

God wants us to remember Love and teachings… Remember to teach as well.

God wants us to know His Love. 

Amen 

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up…

When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied, be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

Deuteronomy 6:5-7, 10-12 

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Teach Your Children – written by Graham Nash

You who are on the road

Must have a code- that you can live by.
And so become yourself,
Because the past is just a good-bye.

Teach your children well,
Their father’s hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you’ll know by.
Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh,
And know they love you.

And you, of tender years,
Can’t know the fears that your elders grew by.
And so please help them with your youth,
They seek the truth before they can die.

Teach your parents well,
Their children’s hell will slowly go by.
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you’ll know by.
Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh, and know they love you.

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