Posts tagged ‘country music’

Did I Shave My Legs for This?

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You know who really understands REAL LIFE? Country music writers. They understand the nitty, gritty actions and movement of our lives. Check out these actual country song titles:

* “You Done Stomped on My Heart (and You Mashed That Sucker Flat)”

* “I’d Rather Pass a Kidney Stone Than Another Night With You”

* “Did I Shave My Legs For This”

* You’re the Ring Around My Bathtub, You’re the Hangnail of My Life”

* “If You Can’t Live Without Me, Why Aren’t You Dead”

* “Four on the Floor and a Fifth under the Seat”

* “One Day When You Swing That Skillet (My Face Ain’t Gonna Be There)”

These titles are the things you might think but never actually say! Life can be brutal. Some days it kicks you in the gut, knocks you to the ground, and stomps all over you. (There’s another title somewhere in there!)

It’s when life is like that, that you need to remember this promise of God’s. “And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28) There are no qualifications there…like, “only on the good days,” or “only till it gets really, really bad.” He simply says “I am with you always.”

Trouble? Bad day? Going through a horrible time? Click on God’s link…and connect.

He (God) will neither fail you nor abandon you. Deuteronomy 31

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Is It 5 O’Clock Yet?!!

I found a great website that offers a quiz titled “What Country Song Are You?” You answer 10 questions and it tells you which of six country songs is most like your personality. I couldn’t resist, of course. I’m a little embarrassed (just slightly) to admit my song is “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere.” I do like the song….

Some people hate country music, some love it, some like parts of it. But, what about country music appeals to people? It might be that there’re lot of country songs written about life. Real life. Heartache, losing a job, being an alcoholic, abuse, and love, family, marriage. It’s those songs that move you to like a country song. It’s real life. You identify with that.

The Bible is called the Good Book, but I’ve got news for you, it’s very much about real life. When you read through the pages of the Good Book, you’ll read about deception, lust, lying, adultery, rape, murder, and also compassion, love, friendship, devotion. That’s right. Some of the people in the Bible you might identify most with are ones who were certainly not perfect. How about David, of whom it was said he was a man after God’s own heart. However, he was also an adulterer and a murderer. He was a real person.

Do you like country music? Maybe so, maybe not. But, in all music and literature, you’re drawn to people who are real because you can identify with what they’re going through. Check out the people in the Bible. You might end up identifying with them. And, that might be a good thing. Yikes! Gotta go, it’s almost 5 o’clock!

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Hebrews 4

Take the “What Country Song Are You?” quiz.

 

 

 

 

 

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