Jul 22 2009

Fearless

I wasn't sure how to take it at first.  It was definitely a nice gesture - a book on my desk with a note from my boss saying, "Thought you might like reading this".  The book was on fear.  "Do I exhibit a fearful demeanor?  Is there something I should be afraid of?"  I didn't think I was showing fear, but my boss must think so ... now I'm kind of fearful!  The book is called "Fearless" by Max Lucado.  I just got the book, so I haven't had a chance to read it, but reading the synopsis of the book I now get it.  Max writes:

Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your heart and extract every last shaving of dread, insecurity, and doubt, what would remain? Envision a day, just one day, when you could trust more and fear less.
Can you imagine your life without fear?

Lately, my wife and I have had some conversations on some fairly big decisions we need to make as a family.  This whole idea of not just doing what is safe, comfortable, known has come up a lot.  When it comes to big, sometimes, life-changing decisions it's often easier to revert to what is safe.  Fear plays a big part in that - stepping out into something new, different and unknown can be risky ... it can be scary.  It requires giving up control, too.  Giving it to God.  It takes faith. 

I definitely don't have it all figured out and I wish I could say I always exhibit faith instead of fear when it comes to making the various decisions in my life.  I guess I need to read that book.

Jul 21 2009

How Many of Me?

In the news today was the story of Kelly Hildebrandt marrying Kelly Hildebrandt.  The pair - the male Kelly and the female Kelly - found each other via Facebook.  Got us thinking about "how many people with my name" are there in the U.S.? We were tipped off on the website www.HowManyofMe.com.  In case you are curious, when it comes to the K-LOVE Morning Show here's how many there of us:

News Guy Dan Dillard - 17

News Gal Amy Baumann - 36

Producer David Fountain - 257

Eric Allen - 1,661

Lisa Williams - 6,145 (and here we thought she was one in a million!?)

Jul 19 2009

Jonny Diaz

Jonny Diaz (pronounced Die-Az, not Dee-Az) stopped by the show on Friday and played a few songs live in the K-LOVE studio, including his hit song "More Beautiful You".  We've heard from so many people - especially women - who say the lyrics to that song really resonate with them.  

 

More Beautiful You

Little girl fourteen flipping through a magazine
Says she wants to look that way 
But her hair isn’t straight her body isn’t fake 
And she’s always felt overweight

Well little girl fourteen I wish that you could see 
That beauty is within your heart 
And you were made with such care your skin your body and your hair
Are perfect just the way they are

There could never be a more beautiful you 
Don’t buy the lies disguises and hoops they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do 
So there could never be a more beautiful you

Little girl twenty-one the things that you’ve already done
Anything to get ahead 
And you say you’ve got a man but he’s got another plan 
Only wants what you will do instead

Well little girl twenty-one you never thought that this would come 
You starve yourself to play the part 
But I can promise you there’s a man whose love is true
And he’ll treat you like the jewel you are

So turn around you’re not too far 
To back away be who you are
To change your path go another way
It’s not too late you can be saved
If you feel depressed with past regrets
The shameful nights hope to forget
Can disappear they can all be washed away
By the one who’s strong can right your wrongs
Can rid your fears dry all your tears
And change the way you look at this big world
He will take your dark distorted view
And with His light He will show you truth 
And again you’ll see through the eyes of a little girl


Jul 03 2009

America

A fan of Chris Tomlin put this video together. Happy Birthday America! We pray God will heal our land and pour out His Spirit on our country. Enjoy this amazing song...

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