Friday, 26 August 2011

God’s Going To Give Me My Full Pot Of Beans!


So said 75 year old Glen Campbell, the great American country singer, in an interview on the BBC Today programme this morning. I found it quite moving listening to him [listen here]. He is 75, and knows he is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease – but is about to start his farewell tour in the UK. What a positive attitude to life! [pictures and details of the interview here] During the interview, he repeatedly sang snatches of favourite songs – and ended with “One Day At A Time, Sweet Jesus…”

One day at a time sweet Jesus, that's all I'm asking from you

Just give me the strength to do everyday what I have to do

Yesterdays gone sweet Jesus, and tomorrow may never be mine

Lord help me today, show me the way, one day at a time

None of us knows how long we have – or what our heath will be like – but if we live each day walking with Jesus, He will certainly give us the strength we need – and give us ‘our full pot of beans’ – however long or short our stay on earth.

btw – thanks everyone for all those kind messages you sent us yesterday – still happily married for 32 years and 1 day!


  1. I saw Glen Campbell being interviewed this morning, he was full of good humour and his voice is as beautiful as ever - I love the analogy of a full pot of beans

  2. Many moons ago, I saw Glen Campbell at the Regency Rooms above the Co-op in Ilkeston. when he sang 'Galverston' he put in 'Ilkeston' instead, so every time I hear that song, yes, I sing (in my head) Ileston.
    I'll go and have a peek at the programme now.

    Sandie xx

  3. I always enjoyed listening to him. I can't believe he is 75!

  4. I remember that song from the 70s but,if I remember correctly, it was a woman singing it.
    Jane x

  5. Angela I just happened to catch that on the tv this morning - I've never been much of a Country Music fan but perversely have always liked Glen Campbell - I welled up but smiled too watching him, his relationship with both his wife and his kids was humbling - alzheimers is such a cruel vile way to depart this mortal coil but if it were to be my destiny I'd hope (and secretly believe) my husband and kids would be there for me in that same way


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