My musical tastes have always been very eclectic. I grew up listening to everything from CCR to George Strait. In high school, I really branched out and went alternative (well, at the time it was alternative) – The Eurythmics, Flock of Seagulls, Cyndi Lauper, Adam Ant…I was “one of those” kids with the lopsided hair cut and the cool checkered Vans. Trendsetter, yes I was.
Then I grew up and had a family and gave up almost all of that music. Why? Well, the reasons are purely personal, and I would never try to stand in judgment of anyone who listens to something different, but I will tell you that I don’t listen to anything that doesn’t have a positive message these days. I have found that music has a profound influence on my moods and with 3 little ones watching my every move, I have to be careful not to have “down” days. Because my children are homeschooled, I don’t get the conventional 8am – 3pm break in my day to do “mom” things or to let my hair down. I am always “on” and consequently, I have to be upbeat as often as possible – in other words, I need to try to exhibit the “fruit of the Spirit” for them. To a lot of my friends, I am probably so “uncool” – and since I’m totally a relationship-oriented, that aspect is difficult for me. Especially when they start talking about American Idol and I have no clue who’s who. Up until recently, I thought there was someone named “Clay Clarkson”…oh yes, I did. (sorry Shari!)
So here’s two songs that I love, for their message. These two groups have been around for a while, and I’m probably not introducing you to anyone you don’t know, but nevertheless, it’s Music Monday, doggonit and I’m going to participate. 🙂
The first is by Phillips, Craig and Dean – it’s called “Let My Words be Few”:
The second is by Casting Crowns and is called “The Voice of Truth”:
So what music do you love that you don’t want to admit to? Go here for more confessions or to enter yours.
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