May 29 2012

Power of Music

It begins with the ABC’s, B-I-N-G-O, and Jesus Loves Me. 

As a child, you learn things and remember things better if it’s in a song. 

Saw this new research that went even deeper on what that is and found that music can change your brain.  One researcher said, “It allows you to think in a way that you used to not think”

That’s one thing when you’re learning your ABC’s or your multiplication tables, it’s another when it’s learning how much God loves you. 

There’s all kinds of music you can listen to.  Music that makes you groove, run faster, get over a breakup.  I don’t know about you, but I choose music that reminds me that…

God is Stronger (Matthew West)

That he’s been with me All This Time (Brit Nicole)

There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, no more fear (Jeremy Camp)

I Will Rise (Chris Tomlin)

You are Beautiful, treasured, sacred, His (Mercy Me)

I love what K-LOVE listener, Dorothy said, “when nobody’s words, nothing can help, when nothing else can touch my soul, music can”.

What song and lyrics has changed the way you think about God, and your life? 

 

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May 25 2012

Memorial Day 2012

You might have some big plans for Memorial Day Weekend…headed to the beach or a barbecue…

I’m trying to come up with some plans…but also trying to figure out a way to explain the day to my kids, the real reason why they have a day off of school.

You know we used to live just outside of Washington D.C.  And I remember driving into the city, for parades, to a museum, or to pick up family at the airport, and on the way we would pass the Pentagon, pass by Arlington National Cemetary, and I’m embarrassed to say it became normal to drive by a sea of white crosses, like we were passing the mall. 

I wish I could back and now and every time we drove by explain to the kids that it was because of those white crosses, each life, sacrificed for their freedom.  

If you have someone you want to remember this Memorial Day…let me know. Visit my Facebook page or call me at 800-900-1300.


 

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