Dottie Rambo Beholds Him Face to Face

March 2, 1934 – May 11, 2008

Dottie Rambo, unparalleled singer-songwriter, woman of God, and one of my personal heroes, went to be with Jesus early this Mothers Day morning. One of my longtime friends and personal friend of the Rambos called me this morning to tell me the news. As I write, I am still in shock.

I knew I needed to hear some Rambo music immediately, so I put on The Rambos’ Greatest Hits CD while I was getting ready. The music was Dottie’s testimony, and it gave honor to her Lord. Virtually every song in the track listing proclaimed a message that is as timely and applicable today as it was the day she penned the anointed lyrics and sang the lovely melodies: We Shall Behold Him, I’ve Never Been This Homesick Before, The Holy Hills of Heaven Call Me, He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need, Tears Will Never Stain the Streets of that City, I Call Him Lord, New Shoes, Build My Mansion Next Door to Jesus, Remind Me Dear Lord, and Behold the Lamb. I got my first Singing Rambos album when I was eleven years old, and I turn fifty this year. So you see how long these great songs have been a part of my life. Dottie wrote songs about mountains and valleys and Mama, but more than anything she wrote songs about Jesus.

Dottie, we love you and miss you! But you fulfilled God’s call on your life and left a great legacy in song that will continue to minister to millions for years to come.


Published in: on May 11, 2008 at 4:05 pm  Comments (6)  

Thanks to Bloggers in the Forum, I Can Embed Video!

I remember thinking when I started my blogs that it would be cool to embed video clips in my posts. The WordPress FAQs are not that helpful for us novice bloggers, so I thought I would research the topic on the WordPress Forum. I immediately found a post by imnotmarah (whose blog has recently been deleted) that gave a simple explanation how to embed YouTube video. As a result, I took my first foray into HTML code. The explanation in the post said it was “very, very easy,” to do, and it WAS!

I was also having some problems with paragraph spacing and text justification on my Hairspray post. So while I was still in HTML mode I took a moment, and by slowly examining the code I was able to figure out how to remedy those issues, too. The result of my work is that I was able to embed the Hairspray trailer in the new post, fix my paragraphing and justification issues, and I went back and added the Sicko trailer to the original post. In the process I lost some of my fear of HTML.

Here’s a shout out to all the WordPress bloggers who take time to share the knowledge they’ve acquired by trial and error with us newbies on the Forum!

Published in: on August 4, 2007 at 12:30 pm  Comments (4)