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Love Is in da blog – February 1, 2021

Bee has definitely given us a different twist for #LoIsInDaBl21. While this may sound CHEESY, I am going to choose my own love story.

No poetry but I must give props where props are due. My husband and I will celebrate our being together 20 years on February 14th. This man has loved me through the best of times when I am in recovery and working the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, but better yet he has loved me when I am deep in my depression, alcoholism and addiction. because of this I am actually going to attach two songs.

The first is “Amazed” by Lonestar and the second is Lauren Daigle’s “Love Like This”.

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!

#AtoZChallenge2020 – An “R” Four Fer


We have the letter “R” today for the #AtoZChallenge2020. As I am moving through my Apple Music playlist, I find that I have almost 50 songs that start with “R”. So today I am going to have a “R” Four Fer. Each of these holds a definite place in my heart because of their messages and the way they have touched me throughout my many battles through relapse and recovery.

I have chosen Jordan Feliz’s The River because whenever I am in a weird space I will head to the San Antonio River,  which I live very close to the Mission Reach of the river, with my four legged babies and we will get in and I can sit and just pray and I always feel at peace. I have also chosen two songs by Jeremy Camp Revive Me and RestoredRevive Me is a song that reminds that every day I can ask my Higher Power whom I choose to call God to revive me of my serenity and to help stay clean and sober on a daily basis. Restored is a reminder that asking God to revive me I can feel that wonderful spirit of serenity and know that all will be well in the world.

The final song in the four fer is Lauren Daigle’s  Remember is a constant reminder that my God has always been faithful to me even when I thought he had left my side!!! You can find the lyrics by clicking on the song title. That’s what’s in  My Rattled Cage, thanks for stopping by.

#AtoZChallenge2020 – Everything

I am loving participating in the #AtoZChallenge. So on my musical journey through the alphabet, I am sharing music that is in my extensive Apple Music collection.
Today I share Lauren Daigle’s Everything!
That’s what’s in My Rattled Cage, thanks for stopping by!!



Even the sparrow has a place to lay its head
So why would I let worries steal my breath?
Even the roses, You have glowed them brilliant red
Still I’m the one You love more than this

You give me everything
You give me everything
You give me everything I need

Even the oceans push and pull at Your command
So You can still my heart with Your hand
You tell the seasons when it’s time for them to turn
So I will trust You even when it hurts

You give me everything
You give me everything
You give me everything I need

You give me everything
You give me everything
You give me everything I need

When I can’t see, You lead me
When I can’t hear, You show me
When I can’t stand, You carry me
When I’m lost, You will find me
When I’m weak, You are mighty
You are everything I need

You give me everything
You give me everything
You give me everything I need

You give me everything
You give me everything
You give me everything I need

You give me everything
You give me everything
You give me everything I need

You give me everything
You give me everything
You give me everything I need

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Lauren Daigle / Paul Mabury / Jason Ingram
Everything lyrics © Essential Music Publishing, Capitol Christian Music Group

A Little late – Love Is In Da Blog 2020 – Leap Day

Well February is gone even with that extra day, I still needed two more days to come up with my last post for #LoIsInDaBlog. The category for this extra day in February was any love song that you wanted. Wow, that is a tough choice because throughout my 53 years there have been so many love songs. I have chosen Lauren Daigle’s  “Love Like This” !

 That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”! Thanks for stopping by!!

“R” is for Recovery, Revival & Remembering

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter R


So today I am playing catch up on my #AtoZChallenge because I have been a little under the weather and recovering after having my remaining 9 teeth removed last Wednesday 4/17/19 to make room for a whole mouth of new pearly white dentures. I was in a bit of pain and extremely tired since I have been unable to eat any substantially filling food for over a week. Today I will be posting for R, S, T, U, V, W and X and I will be caught up.

Recovery for me is such an important topic. Currently I am recovering from dental surgery and I can feel my mouth healing and I am so glad for that. This means we will be on our way to getting my dentures in a quicker fashion that we thought. So I am extremely happy for the work that my dentist did.

The other part of RECOVERY for me as is known through my writings is from alcoholism and addiction to cocaine. You see, recovery is never a one and done. Anyone who tells you that is is delusional. I do suffer from chronic relapse disease with returns to recovery. Today I share with two songs about recovery from addiction.  You Found Me  by The Fray and I Surrender  by  Hillsong United.


When I think of  REVIVAL, there is nothing greater to me than going to Mass and receiving Communion and being reminded that this Sacrament is exactly that a revival for my body and soul for that 24 hour period!! For your enjoyment Revival by Zach Williams!!

We all can use a bit of remembering that we are special  no matter what is going on in our lives. We also need to remember that we are loved and we must always love ourselves and make sure that if we are in need of assistance with any type of addiction or mental health issue that it can be found if we want it. We must remember that we will not change if we do not truly want to change!!! I give you Remember by Lauren Daigle!!

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!



“L” is for – Living, Laying, Letting and Love!!

#AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter

#AtoZChallenge “L”

I am proud of the fact that as a Catholic Christian, everyday I am a testament to God’s grace and love. I am also proud that everyday I am striving to live and hold on to the Living Word of God as evidenced in the song of the same name by Jeremy Camp.

Everyday I must remember that I need to be  “Laying down my pride” when dealing with anything that I think is unfair because I know that my Higher Power whom I chose to call God has my back!!!! Lay Down My Pride – Jeremy Camp


As a recovering alcoholic and addict that is also thriving not just surviving with HIV/AIDS, being bipolar and bouts with deep depression, it is so important that I do remember that sometimes it is okay to be Letting go!!  Jeremy Camp’s Letting Go!!!


It amazes me every day that even when I am not my best self and when I feel like all is for naught, I am always reminded that 1) my God does love me and has a purpose for me although I do not know what it is; 2) I am truly blessed with a man who has loved me from day one even with all of my blemishes and faults; 3) I have the most loving and supportive family and friends without whose support and love, who knows where I would be!!!! So yes, “What Have I Done to Deserve Love Like This???” – Lauren Daigle


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A to Z 2019

“H” is for – He Knows! How Can It Be? and Here Am I!!

#AtoZChallenge “H”

I am so happy that no matter what I am going through, I know that He Knows and He is never going to give me anything that I cannot handle!! I love this song by Jeremy Camp – He Knows!!


On those days when I truly feel like my life is really crazy and I don’t understand why God would even love me  because of the manic episodes and the depression, I just need to ask my God how can it be? Lauren Daigle’s – How Can It Be!!


During this time of Lent I am so blessed to be able to tell my God “Here Am I – send Me”. It is so important for me to be able to be open, honest and so proud of my faith that gotten me through so much in my life. Yes, here am I – send me and use me in whatever way that you see fit!!!! Mercy Me’s – Here Am I!

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage”, thanks for stopping by!!

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One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 31st, 2018

This post is part of One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 31st, 2018.

I am so glad that I joined Just Jot January this year. I have been struggling posting to my blog because I had not felt inspired and had been dealing with a lot of personal physical and mental health issues. Thank you Linda G. Hill for being the HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST!!!

“When you don’t move the mountains I’m needing you to move, when you don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through, when you don’t give the answers as I cry out to you I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You!”

Please enjoy one of my new favorite songs  Trust in You by Lauren Daigle!!

This is what is My Rattled Cage today!! Thank you for stopping by!