Thursday, July 30, 2015

Music

Sometime ago I listened to a sermon about discerning Godly music. It talked about avoiding music that is dishonoring to the Lord, more specifically contemporary Christian music aka  CCM. I'm really not a huge fan of it anymore. I don't like the rock beat of it and alot of it is too "me" focused.
 I prefer hymns both old and new original ones. I like it even better with no instruments with just the voices. And I definitely do not like singing old hymns that have been modernized to have that CCM beat as though the original tune is broken.

The speaker played a portion of a CCM song the title I don't remember but the female singer voice was, well "breathy". I've heard this same "breathiness" in may secular love songs. It's really inappropriate if you're singing to the Lord.
  I know that women singers are usually targeted for singing this way, but I've heard some men CCM singers doing the same thing. My family listens to CCM in the car and some of the male singers are singing so breathy you'd think they were trying to seduce the listener.

Not all CCM is this way of course. I often wonder if it really should be sung in church though. Even the black gospel that we grew up with has changed with many of it being rap and hip hop style.

 I don't like leaving church feeling like I've been to a rock concert. Unfortunately many churches are like that now. That's why finding a church is going to be hard for me. My husband and teens CCM but I don't.

Well that is my "rant" for the day. This is something that has been on my mind for a long time.Perhaps I'm just old now.

Monday, July 27, 2015

So Much Sadness

I saw yesterday that Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away at only 22 years of age. I can't imagine what her dad and grandma Cissy Houston are going through. She lost her precious Whitney just a few years ago.
Saturday I went to a memorial service for a young may who used to be in our homeschool group. He was only 20 years old. I just can't believe the number of lost children I read about in the past couple of weeks. My heart is breaking for these parents.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Church Visits

Well we visited one of the churches here in town two weeks in a row so that our two daughters could get a chance to check out the church. My family likes it but I have some reservations about it. I enjoyed the sermons and the fellowship but it's just too casual for me. There were people in shorts and bringing coffee into the sanctuary. I looked at the carpet and wondered how many coffee stains they clean each week.

We plan to visit other churches in town but we don't know where. Visiting churches makes me extremely nervous! I almost wish the Lord hadn't convicted me of certain areas in my life. Maybe I wouldn't be so nervous. I'm not in bondage to my convictions but it gets difficult and lonely when no one else believes the same way.
I get Keepers at Home magazine and almost issue has a letter from a women who is alone in her convictions about wearing a headcovering and wearing dresses only. Oh how I relate to them!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th to my American readers. To those who are lucky enough to do your own fireworks at home, be safe.  We aren't allowed to do home fireworks here which is rather sad. 
Growing up we  looked forward to sparklers and tiny firecrackers. Daddy always made sure we had fireworks each year and everyone in the neighborhood would get together to do fireworks. It was so much fun! Such memories!:)