Friday, May 3, 2013

Tennessee Ernie Ford

This is the time in the semester when everyone is stressed: DH, me and the kids. All of the year's activities seem to culminate in about a two-week period of events, exams and performances. None of this is bad, just hectic. Last night, I was working on everything for school today, and the laundry and the dogs, and dishes--yikes. "Calgon, take me away!" Well, DH saved the day by cleaning up the kitchen for me, remaining calm and putting on one of our Tennessee Ernie Ford records! As his deep voice resonated throughout the house, I felt a sense of calm and joy--really, really, really. Why? Not because of Ernie himself--it was his songs! (having said that, I  think Ernie would be pleased to have brought the Lord back into my mind through this beautiful record!)

I think we all need reminders of His presence in our lives, not because He steps away or neglects us--just the opposite. We get too busy to pray, to sing His praises and to remember the joy of our salvation. The half-brother of Jesus, James, reminds us in God's Holy Word, draw nigh unto God, and He will draw nigh unto you.

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful.

    Music soothes my mind, calms my spirit, and warms my heart.

    We were talking at work yesterday and we decided May rivals December as far as activities and events. favorite book in the Bible. I often think it was written with me in mind...I call it the hush up and listen to me Becky book. :)

    Thanks for sharing.