Why I Couldn’t Ever Audition For American Idol

Catchy title, eh? Well it is true. I wouldn’t. But first, let me preface this by making a confession. I watch American Idol. I hate to admit it; I feel like such a follower. But it is true. Actually, the last two seasons I intended to not watch it, but Big Daddy wanted to and I allowed myself to get sucked in. I enjoy music, and I appreciate the difficulty and the pressure the contestants must face, and I like Simon. Yes, I do. Most of the time he is right, even if the audience doesn’t like to admit it.

Thankful Thursday: Psalm 27

Psalm 27 (ESV) The LORD Is My Light and My Salvation Of David. 1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. 3 Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. 4 One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may

Thirteen Things I am Thankful For

It seems that Thursday Thirteen is coming to an end. There’s a possibility of it coming back or of some people still continuing to do it, but for the most part this is the last one. I actually planned on doing a first ever for me Thankful Thursday theme today, but in light of this news I thought I would combine the two and do a Thankful Thursday Thirteen. (There I go breaking the rules again.) 😉 Since I just recently posted 3 things I am thankful for and since that included God, my family, and my church…I’ll just pick

Ask more questions…

…You might learn something. I’ve always tended to be a person that didn’t ask enough questions. Or at least the right ones. For example, I called the dance studio when there was ice to see if my daughter’s class was canceled, but I did not think to ask whether or not she would able to make the class up on another day. In the past I have had doctors who would simply hand me a prescription after peeking in my ears, nose and throat – without offering a diagnosis — and my initial reaction was to say “okay.” It would

“That’s not fair!”

When we were growing up, my brother and I, one of our favorite things to say (as I’m sure is true of most kids) was “but that’s not faaaaairrrr!” – you know, with the head thrown back and the feet dragging on the carpet. My mom’s response was always the same. “Where in the bible does it say that life is fair?” Oooh, we hated that. But she was right. God is a just god (Deut. 32:4, Isa.5:16, Luke 18:7). God is right and true (Ps. 48:10, 2 Sam. 22:31, Proverbs 30:5) . God is pure and holy (1 Sam.