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Guess The Christmas Song!

Something different today as we are tired of writing a bunch of negative things.

A group called “WayNation” puts out positive videos featuring different Christian artists.

They periodically host what they call “Guess the….” where various people and artists gather for a “contest” to see who can guess the song before their opponent does.

This is their Christmas Song “battle.” (It’s fun to play along.)

Can you guess these Christmas classics before CCM legends, Michael W. Smith & Steven Curtis Chapman? Also, watch Wally take on Marc Martel of “How Many Kings” fame.

Happy Thanksgiving.


To say it has been a strange year is an understatement. Like many people, we often focus on what is wrong in our little world rather than what is good. Even with social distancing, masks, politics and the whole lot, we still have a lot to be thankful for.

We here at Raised on Hoecakes hope that you, your families and friends pause for a few moments today to consider and be thankful for all the blessings in your lives. We want to thank all the people who make this little corner of the blog-o-sphere happen as well as those who stop by and read the posts.

Have a great Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Proclamation
New York, 3 October 1789

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

“Spot Me Up” | The Rolling Stones & Boston Dynamics.

Boston Dynamics is back again, showcasing a series of robots nicknamed “Spot.”

40 years ago, The Rolling Stones debuted their iconic Tattoo You album. We’re helping them celebrate.

Happy Halloween!

Hope you and your family have a fun filled, Happy Halloween.

Here’s some fun, and relatively easy decorations for your Halloween party!

“Down To The River To Pray” – The Grain Silo Version.

This popped up on our Youtube feed and we found it fascinatingly beautiful.

There are parts where the echo slightly overwhelms the vocals, but that’s okay. It is still wonderful.

The Bethel College Choir sang in my grain bin!
Have you ever sung in a grain bin? We were honored to have the Bethel College Choir to come sing in our brand new grain bin. The acusticks [sic] in the grain bin are better than you would expect!

If you are wondering about the song:

Our First Fundraiser.

Long ago we decided that we would never do a fundraiser for this blog. We have always gladly assumed the costs associated with the hosting, domain name, etc.

However, we think we need to create a fundraiser in order to procure this:

1941 Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress
s/n 2682 N12355

Boeing B-17E built in Seattle



This B-17E “Flying Fortress” is extremely rare, being one of the few Seattle built Boeing B-17’s surviving to date. Most of the other surviving B-17’s were built under license by either Lockheed or Douglas.

Next Time You Hear How Horrible All Marines Are…..

#themarines #unitedstatesofamerica #greateful #semperfi #thedaythemarineshelpedus #godblessamerica #usamarines #amen #beautiful #intimesofstress #hope

♬ People Help the People – Birdy

The next time you hear how evil the United States Marines, or all military members are, remember this.

A woman stranded in floodwaters in Washington, D.C., last week was rescued by a bus full of U.S. Marines who helped push her vehicle through the rising water to safety.

Medal Of Silver. Heart Of Gold.

Maria Andrejczyk is a 25 year old woman from Poland who competes throwing the javelin in track and field competitions, including the Olympics.

In 2016, at the Rio Olympics, Andrejczyk missed medaling by a mere 2 centimeters – less than an inch.

Then tragedy struck.

In 2017, she had a shoulder injury. In 2018, Andrejczyk was diagnosed with bone cancer.

She fought back from that and qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.

We have to wonder what she was thinking and feeling when she won the silver medal. From the heartache of not being on the podium by less than an inch, and then hearing the “c” word used in conjunction with her, the moment must have been incredible.

Returning home, the silver medal winner displayed a heart of gold.

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