If Your Life Had A Soundtrack…

What songs would be on it?

If Your Life Had A SoundtrackIt’s fairly common for our family to gather around the tv once things settle down for the day.  Lately, everyone enjoys watching Hallmark movies.  No, they aren’t the best plots, nor do they have the best acting.  However, they are clean and wholesome by today’s standards, and by-and-by, they’re very positive.  A recent one, ironically titled Summer of Dreams, portrayed Debbie Gibson, playing the role of a 40-something former female pop-star who peaked in her teens (in other words… playing herself).  Her character had a line about life being a soundtrack.  I asked myself… If your life had a soundtrack… what songs would be on it?  Isn’t that just a phenomenal thing to consider?

If Your Life Had A Soundtrack…

Soundtracks are fun.  They have a way of taking us back to memorable moments in movies or shows.  The only thing I can think of that is more powerful for me in that way are certain scents.  Wow, can a scent take you to a different time and place, but that’s another post for another day!  Music has its way with us too.  It’s a powerful tool for engaging our memories.  That said, it’s worth asking, “If your life had a soundtrack… what songs would be on it?”

Patience and Proper Praise

When listening to your kids is what God really wants

Praise and Proper WorshipOn Saturday morning I made the 40-minute drive to pick up two of my sons from Cub Scout Residence Camp.  Listening to my “Praise and Worship” list on the way and singing at the top of my lungs, I was on top of the world.  Then it hit me.  In a few minutes, two boys would enter my vehicle and want to tell me all about their last several days.  My initial reaction to that thought was selfish disappointment.  “I’ll be interrupted from listening/singing all the way home,” I thought.  Just as quickly as that thought came, another took its place.  I needed to offer patience and proper praise.

Patience and Proper Praise

What do I mean by patience and proper praise?  I mean setting aside what I want to do, and what I think pleases God, in favor of offering Him what He really desires from me.  God desires a humble and contrite heart, as Psalm 51 tells us.  Convicted of my selfishness, I repented in the truest sense, turning away from my own desires and in the direction of serving my kids and their need for their father’s attention.  This is pleasing to God.