Since I couldn’t get anyone to be my actors and actresses in Wally-Mart, I decided to just draw my own music video.
A few years ago I wrote this song, Try Me, for my wife, Valerie. Tomorrow is her birthday, and the 14th is Valentine’s Day (the holiday she was named after), so I thought it would be appropriate to break out this older post (from 2012) featuring Mr. Monkey.
It is a Monday, you know.
If you’d like for me to perform this song at your next party, just give me a call 🙂
Oh, by the way, my song IS protected under copyright laws, even though James Brown had a song by the same title back in the 1950’s.
It’s Sunday morning, and I’m about to go to church. I’m looking forward to preaching about Jesus.
I’m on this computer, however, just to share this song.
I am literally wiping the tears away from my eyes…the keyboard and screen are blurry.
The following song by Mountain Faith Band is one of my very most favorites…because it is my life…and every REAL Christian should understand its message.
I’m so unworthy, but I’m so thankful for God’s mercy and grace!
Just a quick thought….
A lot of push back has bubbled up this year from those who are tired of the easily-offended expressing their outrage. Now that the #metoo crowd has angrily entered the political correctness battleground, the whining and complaining has reached a new level of chalk-board-scraping irritation.
That being said, we shouldn’t let the snowflakes of the world callous us to the truth. A snowman may say it’s comfortable in 0-degree weather, but it’s still freezing.
Those who are always looking for something about which to be critical can find racism, bigotry, misogyny, and any number of phobias wherever they search. They are as equally quick to dismiss the mores of past generations as they are to view situations from the past through their own distorted lenses. So, they have no problem with criticizing Charlie Brown for being a racist and Rudolph’s unsupportive social structure for contributing to mental abuse.
But when it comes to how a man should treat a woman, especially from a holy, God-fearing, gentlemanly perspective, it’s never OK to talk her into doing something that might besmirch her reputation, dishonor her parents, or leave her with feelings of guilt or regret. What’s more, there’s nothing loving about a man trying to sweet talk a reluctant female into satisfying his own selfish sexual desires.
And from a Christian perspective, it’s unwise to flippantly toss around a song that glorifies sexual indiscretion, seduction, and using another person against his or her best wishes to fulfill an illicit sexual impulse.
And if that means you need to reevaluate what you listen to the rest of the year, not just during Christmas when “It’s Cold Outside,” then so be it.
Since I starting pastoring churches back in ’90’s, I’ve heard it all.
But if you’ve been looking for an excuse NOT to go to church, this old song from The Kingsmen may help.
What’s your excuse?
For those of you who may be interested, I’m attaching a link to a sermon I delivered this morning (Sunday, May 27) in honor of Memorial Day.
Some of you may get triggered by the sight of American Flags, but don’t worry – this is not an uber-nationalistic, overly-patriotic, American-Christianity-like sermon. So chill.
However, this sermon is one about being a faithful soldier in the army of God (not the jihadi kind). Therefore, if military references offend you, consider this a “trigger warning.”
However, I would like to point out that at the beginning of the recording you will hear me play my guitar and sing an original song I wrote about 11 years ago in honor of a fallen soldier from our neighborhood. It’s called “No Greater Love.”
Then, towards the end of the sermon, I’d like for you to take special note of the “Battle Cry” I read. All of us should be able to stand and recite it.
Click On the Picture to Listen
May God bless and keep you this holiday weekend.
God bless those who serve and the families who wait for them.
To all those who’ve fought for our freedom, we salute you.
To those who have fallen, we will remember.
Below is a video I just made. I made it in order to invite people over to the front porch of our parsonage (the place where the pastor of a church lives – that’s me).
I’d love for it to become a reoccurring event.
So, if you are in the Chattanooga, TN area next Friday, June 1st, come on by – and bring your geetar!
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The video I have attached was recorded 2 years ago this month while I was still pastor at Riverside Baptist Church. Katie’s voice is even better, now, after 2 more years at Bryan College pursuing her Music Ed degree (she just finished her senior year, btw, and is now in her 5th and final year). Oh, if you haven’t yet seen it, here is a link to Katie’s blog, Shutter Elf.
All I can say is that I love this song. Jesus means more to me now than ever.
Oh, what a Savior is mine!