Friday, March 27, 2009

Pressing Towards the Mark: OSF For Grey Days

When things have not gone particularly well, the church says Press On Towards the Mark. Eddie Kendricks repeats the same pearl of wisdom in a slightly different linguistic approach.

17 comments:

Marvalus said...

Ooh, that is alright right THERE!!!

My son calls Eddie Kendricks "Corn"...he watches the Temptations movie faithfully every time it comes on TV...

This song will definitely make you shake off any bad vibes...

teamowens313 said...

REV!

Brother you almost made me lose my job! I clicked on that and it was all I could do not to jump on the table. That song was the JAM back in the day, wasn't it? And it definitely will pick you up from those gray days.
Great choice and Happy OSF!

MrsGrapevine said...

I love coming to this blog on OSF, it reminds me of Saturday mornings in my momma's house. When the music starts you get your butt up grab a broom, and a dust cloth, and clean. Til this day that's the only way I can really clean house.

This songs actually makes me want to be a busy bee, so I guess it works.

Regina said...

Awesome choice!!!
No matter what faults he had that brother could blow!!!

jjbrock said...

Rev. love Eddie Kendricks.

Pop Art Diva! said...

I love that "press on toward the mark" - I believe that deep in my bones. When times are bad for me I just put my head down and keep my eye on the prize and continue working - two steps forward and one step back is still ONE STEP FORWARD!

If you get a chance stop by my post for a little swing and a little jive and some boogie woogie - come on, you know where I'm going here - Big Bands

Happy OSF.

soulafrodisiac said...

YES INDEED!

This will do it! :)

Hagar's Daughter said...

That's the push I needed to keep on keepin' on.

Happy OSF.

msladydeborah said...

Revvy! You are the one this OSF!

Eddie Kendricks is and will always be my favorite member of the Temps!

Great song and I love seeing all the pictures of him. He was definitely the one that got my music fan heart back in the day.

The message is a good one!
Nothing but snaps up from me!
Have a great weekend.

SjP said...

REV!!! You know I needed that! Knew there was a reason why I began my OSF surfing here. Cause Lord knows I need to "keep on trucking".

Much obliged cause in leaving you a "prayer request" back at SjP's I gotta make sure I pick the "the right mark" to keep on pressing and trucking towards. ::smile::

Kim said...

Just the intro to this alone is great. Definitely pick you up out of ur funk.

yes, yes..keepon truckin

press towards the mark for the prize. definitely a thought i needed tonight.

Revvy Rev said...

Thanks all my peeps for stopping by. I am going to try to practice what I preach as I have been MIA lately as parish and community duties have been brutal. Got to keep truckin'.

Marvalus, D, GV, Regina, Annie, PopDiva, Connoisseur, Ms.D, HD, SjP, and Kim - I had to say your name, say your name. Spoke at y'all later.

Hey Shae! said...

OK Rev, I'm going to need you to call me weekly with this song in the background. I am jamming right now. :-)

FrankandMary said...

I haven't heard anything by Kendricks in such a very long time that this was a special treat. Thank you. I feel lighter :-).
U suggested your blog, so I stopped by. ~Mary

Vérité Parlant said...

That's a good choice with good advice. Did Eddie have very many big hits other than this song?

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hi there,

I had never heard of Eddie Kendricks. Thanks for sharing!

SjP said...

Just wanted to let you know that I'm still pressing towards the mark! Much obliged!

Left a little something for you at SjP's