Then Sings My Soul – 1984 Edition

Mar 15

Well, friends, it’s that time again!  I know you’ve been waiting all week to see what song I would pick for Then Sings My Soul Saturday.  It’s a secret that has been kept under lock and key. (Or maybe I just picked it ten minutes ago.)  My song this week is…

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

This song was tickled on the ivories as I walked down the aisle to give my heart to Jesus in 1984 – no, I’m not talking about George Orwell here.  It was June of 1984 in Stone Mountain, Georgia, and I was ten.  As you can imagine, this song holds a special place in my heart.  I picked a noteworthy You Tube video to go with my song.  It’s sung by Bill Gaither and his Homecoming Friends.  And by golly, here is the best part – I think the video of this song just might have been recorded the same year I walked that aisle, perhaps even the same night.  

Why, you ask?  How could I know such a thing?  Watch and see for yourself.  Friends, only the 80’s could provide such hair-do goodness as you will see in this video.  The puffy bangs and the perms.  I can just smell the White Rain.  

But, then again maybe this was the late 80’s.  Based on the mullets and the men’s attire, perhaps 1989 would be a better guess.  What do you think?  Want to join me for a little 80’s flash back?

Is that like so totally cool or what?
p.s. You’ve just got to check out THIS LINK!  

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  • Cheri Mar 15 at 3:22 am

    I love it! That man at the end of the video….brought tears to my eyes. God is so good…ALL THE TIME!!

  • kmom3 Mar 15 at 3:28 am

    What a wonderful memory! I love that you have a song to connect to when you gave your life to Jesus.

    Ummm….as for the 80’s. hee hee
    We should have some kind of meme where you have to post a picture of yourself with big ol’ eighties hair! 🙂 JK
    I so don’t want to share those pictures with the world! Well, okay not with the 9 or 10 of you who come by! 🙂
    Love you!

  • Ceci Mar 15 at 7:13 am

    LOL I think I’ll pass on the 80’s makeup and hairstyle! But I enjoyed the trip down memory lane!

    I also enjoyed your humor about the black tennis shoes. Too funny! God bless you, sis!

  • Christina Mar 15 at 8:48 am

    Pretty song. I am really enjoying Then Sings My Soul Saturdays.

  • Janet Roller Mar 15 at 12:55 pm

    I STILL HAVE my Munchichi!! I can remember walking through Kroger (grocery store) with my grandma and begging to have it when I was 4-years-old. She has a banana in her hand that can stick in her mouth OR ear. Very versitile.
    Two years ago, I was walking with my little girl in the mall and what do I see??? A cute little Munchichi staring at me. In Clair’s (that jewelry store in every mall). So, now our house has 2! And that is like totally cool.
    “I have decided to follow Jesus” – absolutly one of my favorite old hymns. I would always love it when the songleader would start making up verses, too.

  • Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) Mar 15 at 1:15 pm

    You brought tears to my eyes and then made me hold my sides laughing.

    And the 80’s…had some great music. But I’ll pass on the fashion…YIKES! Why didn’t someone tell us???

  • Celly B Mar 15 at 2:44 pm

    I chose an 80s song for my TSMS post, too! I hope this doesn’t mean we’re stuck in the 80s!

  • Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog Mar 15 at 6:58 pm

    yeah I do concur! It is totally 80’s! 🙂 Totally.
    Thanks for the flash back and that was a precious story.

  • Earthmommy Mar 15 at 9:12 pm

    I miss the 80’s!

    Thanks for the uplifing reminder too. : )

  • BethAnne Mar 16 at 12:36 am

    That link to “how to do 80’s makeup”? Yeah, well I could have written that one. I loved it….too funny – I did all those things (and some even more dreadful than those!)

  • Tonya Mar 16 at 9:12 pm

    HA!!!!!!! Those were some SCARY times, my Friend! My hair was SO BIG I didn’t even need sunscreen back then.. no need! The shadow of my boofy hair kept me covered! Oh, and I’m quite sure my “do” was HIGHLY FLAMMABLE! WOW… What a flashback. =-)

    Thanks so much for this fun post. It was SO NICE to “meet” you.

  • beckyjomama Mar 16 at 11:40 pm

    WOW – I am like so totally flashing back right now, like, ya know! That is like so totally awesome!!!

    Seriously, that song was one of my favorites growing up, I can still hear my grandma’s voice singing it. Beautiful!

  • Jenifer Mar 17 at 1:44 am

    OH. MY. WORD. THE 80s!!!! AAAAHHHH!! Please no!!! I can’t tell you how many swatches I had- oh, so many. Too funny.

    I have Decided to Follow Jesus is one of my favs too. I remember singing it in church during the invitation. I love the new praise and worship music we sing to day, but sometimes I just wish we would bring out the hymnals and have a good ole’ gospel sangin’. Know what I mean!?!


  • Bakerella Mar 20 at 4:27 am

    Carol – I picked this one to say hi. Seeing George Michael made me stop and laugh. You are really doing some major writing here. It takes me forever to collect my thoughts for just one paragraph. And I don’t have two kids… great job.

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