Fifty Shades of Whatever I’ll admit I’m pretty
tired of the brouhaha regarding the Fifty Shades series. I have seen posts from
Christian women on social media praising the storyline and its romantic tones,
yet pornography, in any form, has no place in the life of a Christian. Period. I’ve heard murmurings of a
second film set to release in the upcoming months and while I haven’t seen the
movie or read the books I did take a recent trip to Barnes and Noble to read a
few random pages so I could comment with a bit of knowledge. I don’t need to
watch the films or read the books in full to know this is not something I
should be entertaining. What I saw on those few pages was appalling and it
broke my heart for my friends who are entranced with the writings. My own past is littered
with some novels I shouldn’t have read, things that awakened feelings in me
physically that should have been saved for my marriage bed. I’ve always been a
vigorous reader and as a teen I read anything I could get m…
Kelsey shared her pictures on Facebook from her recent vacation and her excitement over her adventures was squelched by someone chastising her for spending too much money on her travels. This led her to explain herself. She shared how hard she and her husband work in their family business, how she searches for deals on accommodations, and how she saves at every turn. I ached for her as she tried to give an explanation where none was due.
Jealously is a fiery hot weapon.
It burns anyone it comes in contact with, whether you hold it or it scorches you in the hands of others.
We've an independently owned coffee shop in the downtown business section of the town I live in. It opened earlier this year and a few months ago I heard murmurings of a second coffee shop opening not too far from my new favorite one. On the day it opened we visited our favorite coffee shop. I walked in and said, "I heard there was a new coffee shop opening in town today so we came here," trying to add …
I need to preface all of this by telling you how instrumental CTV was in my life as a teenager. In the 80s most of my friends were into B94 and the Hot 100 list. I found my musical niche in the CCM arena and Channel 40 and Lightmusic was always being viewed in my home. I was into all of them....Amy Grant, Michael W Smith, DeGarmo & Key, Petra, Kim Boyce, Kathy Troccoli, The 77s, Steve Taylor, Sheila Walsh...I had a ton of records.
It was the 80s after all.
I entered all of the Lightmusic contests and won three of them.
Front row to Amy in 1985 --the night the Wise Up video was filmed. And you can see my little teenage self bopping along and singing wildly.
To sixteen year old me this was pretty fabulous. I also won front row tickets and backstage passes to Petra and Randy Stonehill that same year.
Several years later I won a trip to Nashville to appear in a DC Talk video and then was a guest on Lightmusic to talk about it.
Lightmusic and CTV were a big part of my growing up…