Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Sunday, January 29, 2017

I've got a mansion

This is one of the hymns we sang at church this morning.

I've Got A Mansion
~Ira Stanphill

1.  I'm satisfied with just a cottage below,
A little silver and a little gold;
But in that city where the ransomed will shine,
I want a gold one that's silver lined.

I've got a mansion just over the hilltop,
In that bright land where we'll never grow old;
And some day yonder we will never more wander
But walk the streets that are purest gold.

2.  Tho' often tempted, tormented and tested,
And like the prophet my pillow a stone;
And tho' I find here no permanent dwelling,
I know He'll give me a mansion my own.

3.  Don't think me poor or deserted or lonely,
I'm not discouraged, I'm heaven bound;
I'm just a pilgrim in search of a city,
I want a mansion, a harp and a crown.

I find it a blessing to sing these old hymns and I am so glad my
church has kept all the old ones.

Click HERE to hear Elvis singing it.
John 14:2
In my Father's house are many mansions;
if it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.

A blessed Sunday to you all my friends.
Jesus loves you.
happyone ๐ŸŽˆ

More snow today and I had another snowy walk.
 Comment replies:
John - If you click on WALK just under the header you can read all about my walk.
Funny,  you ask if Ken is going to put more videos of his trains up on YouTube.  He just did a couple of days ago.   Here's the LINK.


  1. One of my favorite old hymns! Lovely snow photo. I'm going to check out Ken's train video now.

  2. You probably wont' see the sun until April with all that snow

  3. Thanks for sharing Karen. What a lovely hymn. Elvis sings it beautifully.
    I am heading over to check out Ken's latest video.
    Have a good evening.

  4. Thanks for sharing the hymn.

    We've had a lot of rain today in the UK ... roll on Spring!

    Good wishes for the coming new week ahead

    All the best Jan

  5. What a beautiful hymn. Warm greetings!

  6. That is a beautiful hymn. Have a blessed week ahead.

  7. One of my favorite verses is John 14:2

  8. I love that old song.Thanks for sharing this.

  9. This song remindes me of when I was little. My brother used to tell me that every penny of tithe I gave to church, laid another brick for my mansion in heaven.

  10. Hi, Love that old hymn.... I grew up singing so many old hymns which many churches don't sing anymore... So many memories... Reminds me of my mother --who loved old hymns.

    NO SNOW here again. They had even predicted it here --but NOTHING but flurries... Bah.


  11. Such a challege remaining upright these days with snow on ice. You be careful now! Off to watch some trains...


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