1.16.2009

This is NOT a game

I woke up happy this morning. Things are going well in my family and in our lives. And the biggest part of that is spiritual, not that we fit the "American Dream" or even that we fit the old idea I grew up with of a "healthy Christian family."

I woke up with an old Randy Stonehill song playing in my mind - a song I haven't owned or heard in years and years and years. It is this:

NEWS FOR YOU
Randy Stonehill

Everybody's going to the movies
Everybody's leavin' for the show
Seems as if we've lost the nerves for feeling
And no one's in the mood to want to know

I've got news for you this is not a game
I've got news for you are you Listenin'
I've got news for you we are all the same
And when that is understood we can start to live again

Can you look inside yourself and tell me
That your emptiness is just a state of mind
And you'll feel better if you just keep busy
If you leave your feelings all behind

I've got news for you this is not a game
I've got news for you are you listenin'
I've got news for you we are all to blame
And when that is understood we can start to live again
Oh start to live again
People people tell me where have we been

Ever feel as if your heart was whispering
Like a special Voice you never heard before
And something deep inside your soul was tickin'
As if someone was pounding on the door

I've got news for you this is not a game
I've got news for you are you listenin'
I've got news for you we are all the same
I've got news for you this is not a game
I've got news for you we are all the blame
And when that is understood we can start to live again
Yes when that is understood we can start to live again

© 1976 KING OF HEARTS PUBLISHING


So I got the kids bathed and dressed and fed, studied their spelling words with them, and got them to school. Then I sat and had my time planning my work day, and a quick quiet time. And out of that time of prayer I sought out these lyrics, ordered the CD that they were originally off of, and downloaded a new recording of the song.

Now I'm off to work my day, with the plan for more solitude after the work is done and before I get the boys . . .

And I am living the life that I am called to live this day. Right here. Right now.

1 Comments:

At Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 11:00:00 AM PST, Blogger Sheryl said...

So many time we are too busy living in the future or the past that we miss the NOW. God is "I AM", not I was or I will be.

Thank you for the reminder to just bloom where I am planted at the time. Sometimes we get transplanted but then we bloom there too.

God Bless and have a great day.

 

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