Quote, Song And Thoughts Of The Week | August 11th

“Jesus died on that cross so you could LIVE.”

Erwin McManus


I can’t get enough of this song!!! It’s an old one, but the girl singing it is new…

Ain’t No Grave Lyrics
“Shame is a prison as cruel as a grave
Shame is a robber and he’s come to take my name
Oh, love is my redeemer, lifting me up from the ground
And love is the power when my freedom song is foundThere ain’t no grave
Gonna hold my body down
There ain’t no grave
Gonna hold my body down
When I hear that trumpet sound
I’m gonna rise up outta the ground
There ain’t no grave
Gonna hold my body downOh, fear is a liar with a smooth and velvet tongue
Fear is a tyrant, he’s always telling me to run
Oh, love is a resurrection and love is a trumpet sound
Love is my weapon, I’m gonna take my giants down”
Hello my beautiful friends and readers! I hope you are having a nice end to summer and looking forward to the Fall. I want thank all of my sweet blogging friends who have been praying for me. I honestly felt like I was at the threshold of Hell. Just because you are alive, that doesn’t mean you are “living”. This week, I have FINALLY started to “come up out of my grave” and reclaim my life. Good or bad, I’m going to face it. And just like the song, there ain’t no grave gonna hold my body down! I still have chronic pain, anxiety and PTS, I just refuse to let it stop me from being ME. I’m learning to give myself “Grace” and let people know how I am feeling. DollFace is teaching me that it’s okay to feel the way I feel and lots of other people feel the same way. . If you are struggling right now, please know that you are never alone in your battles. {{hugs}} 
I’ve been listening to pastors preaching, I’ve been doing Bible studies and I’ve been speaking life not death to myself this week. No matter what is gong on, I am learning to take some deep breaths and speak life. One of the pastors said that he is going to listen to Christian music (instead of junk) for the rest of the year. I like that idea! I love listening to music on Spotify and I’ve been rocking out to their worship mix. I think I will make my own playlist and stick to gospel, christian and worship music with him. I am at a place in my life where I need to be soaked in the word and worship music every single day. 

“Jesus I give you my life.”

I did get a couple of awards done this week. If you missed them, here you go: 

Random Acts Of Kindness Award 2019

Barnabas Award 2019| 2nd Nomination

I have had a very busy week, but I made time for the people I love. Making time for people is VERY important to me. I had breakfast with my Dad and we did our grocery shopping. We hadn’t got to spend any time together recently and I have missed him. My mom was invited, but she didn’t get to come with us. My dad LOVES to eat! He is so fun to watch enjoying his sausage biscuit and chocolate milk. I had given up coffee, but I didn’t notice much of a difference, soooooooo…. I started drinking it again. Yup. I started with an iced coffee (my favorite) at breakfast with my dad…


Oh my, it was so good! I needed the caffeine that day. My youngest daughter “BabyDoll” had a birthday this week and she helped me make her cake. I let her stir the batter and she was so excited… 


She did a good job. The cake was yummy. I can hardly believe my baby is 20!!! I love my “BabyDoll”. She changed my life. I am a better person because of her. She really will be my baby forever.

DollFace came over for our weekly “Girl’s Night” and we got caught up on our shows. The next day was payday for us both and we decided to have lunch together at Burger King. I tried to pay, but she wouldn’t let me. I talked her into the mozzarella sticks she was eyeing… 


They were good! I love spending time with DollFace. She is so much fun. She makes me laugh all the time and people think we are sisters. 😀 

I made breakfast Saturday morning… 


I’m not the best pancake maker, but I try. “BabyDoll” loves pancakes and I was celebrating her going back to school. She is so happy. I had veggie bacon, scrambled eggs with cheese and toast. For dinner, I made her a Boca cheeseburger (she likes those) with chips and fruit. I had my usual salmon with potatoes and a salad. She is so excited about school starting. I need to take her to get her hair cut tomorrow. 

My post picks for the week: 

DollFace’s  The Faces of Dollface – Introduction

Vanessa’s Moonlight Blogger Award

Maxine’s Don’t Hide Your Heart

Stuart’s Painting With Words

The Eclectic Contrarian’s Lessons Learned

Renee’s 3 in 1 Sunshine Blogger Award

Matthew’s Call Me Rev. Volcano

Amy’s One Who Designs

Go check them out!!! 🙂 
Have a great week and thank you so much for stopping by! I love you guys. 💋 God bless you. 💕

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.” ~ John 10:10


Amazed By His Grace, 

Purple Rose

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18 thoughts on “Quote, Song And Thoughts Of The Week | August 11th

  1. Author Ryan Callahan says:

    Amen sister! Great choice in just listening to Holy Spirit filled Christian music! I threw away all my worldly music after I got saved in college in 1996 and it was a huge blessing! What we feed our minds and hearts is crucial! Praying for you, keep going strong. God is with you and He loves you! God bless you and the fam!

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  2. Stuart L. Tutt says:

    Hey, you know if you need to vent you can email me, right?!? You shouldn’t go through rough weeks without talking with someone🤗 You’ve kept me sane on numerous occasions!

    I love y’all still do the girls night. You all need that time together.

    Sour cream & onion with mustard???

    I hope the visit with your dad went well 🙂

    I am honored that you like the painting with words post. That means a lot. Thank you!


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    • Purple Rose says:

      Yes, I should have emailed you. I love our email chats. I’m glad I kept you sane. I had no idea. Thank you for always being there for me. ❤

      Me too! I don't know if she will still come over after she graduates, so I'm making the Girl's nights as special as I can.

      Yes! You should try it. LOL I was on a diet 10 years ago that banned sugar and the ketchup at restaurants has sugar. I would put mustard on my fries and I think that's where this started. The waffles fries at Chic- -Fil-A with mustard were the best! I do use ketchup now though. 😀

      It did! Thank you. I was so happy to see him. I wish I could see him every week.

      Oh yes, your post was so good. All of your post are good Stuart! I would link them all, but people might think I have a favorite blogger. 😉

      Thank you! She had a really good day. 🙂


      • Stuart L. Tutt says:

        I have done the Waffle fries with mustard only because they were out of ketchup. Wasn’t too bad.

        Of course you kept me sane. Those feelings about Angie and everything needed to come out or I would have been withdrawn and in my little corner of the world again.

        Of course she is going to come and visit her wonderful mom as much as possible.

        I am glad she had a great day 🙂

        Thank you.

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  3. Dollfaced Writer says:

    You are so right about soaking ourselves in the word and worship music, I should follow in your footsteps 😊 you always inspire me, Mama ❤

    Her birthday was awesome and you made it special like you do every year! 🎉 She is so blessed to have you for her mom, you take the best care of her! ❤

    I love spending time with you too! You’re my best friend and I feel like you are my sister in many ways. You’ve always been there for me, so I try to do the same for you 🤗 you deserve so much more than I can give though.

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    • Purple Rose says:

      I do? 😀 I just listen to soooo many pastors preaching during the week. The things they say get stuck in my head.

      Thank you! She loved her presents and the card you got her was so sweet. You are the best big sister! ❤

      Aww… you too! And that is not true! 😮 You are always there for me. I love you.

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  4. Renee/Heart Tokens says:

    I’m so sorry Purple! For some reason, I’m just now seeing this post! Happy belated Birthday to Doll Baby!!! …I so loved this song you shared!!! It sounded like bluegrass. I love it and her voice!!…..I love me some Christian music! All kinds really.. from hymns to Christian pop, gospel, and more! I need uplifting music in my daily life, or I find myself getting depressed… Thank you for including my award post in your favs for the week!😘 You truly are the sweetest my friend!…I’m glad you got to spend time with your dad. I love Burger King, but no one around me will go there much. So when I go, I go by myself, which isn’t very often. 😢And the pics of the food you cooked! Makes me hungry for a midnight snack! 😋

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    • Purple Rose says:

      Hi Renee! Thank you! She had a good day. 😊

      You do?!!! Yay! I really like the way they did it. I’m not familiar with the girl singing it, but she’s good! Yes, I like all Christian music too. It’s the best. It really changes the atmosphere in my car and at home I have noticed. I know exactly what you mean about getting depressed without it. 😮 We are so much alike! 😂

      If course! I love your post. 👏🏻 You are so kind! I do not know many people with a heart like yours. I have enjoyed our email chats. 💕 I

      Me too! I have missed him. 😊

      They don’t like burger king?!!!! 😮🤦 It’s one of my favorite places.😂 I hadn’t had one for a long time. They just opened on close by and we had to check it out. They even have veggie burgers that taste like a whopper they say! I wish we live next to each other. I would love to go to lunch with you. 💕 We would probably be laughing so hard they kick us out. 😂

      Midnight snacks are the best! 😂 What do you eat at night?

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      • Renee/Heart Tokens says:

        I try to eat something light, but I have been falling off the wagon here lately, eating chips …not good for gaining weight in the middle lol. I like hummus and crackers, cheese, pepperoni, jalapeños and crackers. Fruit cups…

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  5. Renee/Heart Tokens says:

    Oh my goodness! I can just see you and I laughing till they ran us out of Burger King! 😂🤣 That would be wonderful getting together for lunch! My hubby just told me yesterday about them having a veggie burger that tastes just like a whopper. Wow! I would have to try that for myself! And thank you so much for your sweet words! I love your posts, too, my friend! I guess I’m a little like my mom with her heart. I never realized this till recently. 😢 She loved everybody the same! Ok…I got to stop…tears flowing! I sure do miss her! Well, anyways I enjoy our little talks so much. I’m still having to fight my email situation, after steak g to stop receiving emails from WP, that hasn’t stopped by the way. It showed I had successfully stopped them from coming, but it didn’t stop the emails? I don’t understand this.

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