Those who know me well, know that I am not much of a reader. That said, I am intentionally reading more especially given that I am a budding author. What author doesn't read? Last July I set out to read The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. The book was given to me several years ago by my grandparents, but it landed where all books land - on the shelf of forgottenness. At the same time I signed up for a Kingdom Writer's Conference in San Diego, and Paul Young was one of the speakers. Made sense to read the book; I am so glad I did! In case you are living under a rock, or just choosing not to be connected to the world right now, The Shack is big news because the movie version released this past weekend. And the movie is just as controversial as the book.
Imagine someone sitting in a staff meeting who missed the last three minutes of discussion because they fell asleep with their eyes open. And it's not that the meeting is boring, it's because they only got four hours of sleep the night before. Can you relate? I certainly can. Many a time I have been at work and barely able to keep my eyes open. This is why caffeine was invented if you ask me. But why am I so tired? Well, perhaps a look at the evening before could be most telling.
Power. Emotion. Truth. Humor. Freedom. Love. I could list words forever in answer to the question, "What's in a song?" Over the course of my 39-year life, I have come to appreciate the significance of music. Whether music is to entertain, move, tell a story, or express that perfect emotion the point is music matters. Music matters to me. Without a doubt, there are certain songs that have more meaning and represent various aspects of my life. My desire is to share some of the songs that have impacted me then, now, and forever.