What's in My Ear....

So I recently got Kirk Franklin's Fight of My Life from 2007 (I know I am late). But I like it…I think Kirk writes good music because of his experiences…not having his father or mother in his life, being raised by his grandmother, his addiction to pornography. I am not going to judge him because that is not my place. But he's human and falls short (no pun intended). I appreciate the message in his songs. Before I go any further let me say this…people write songs just like people wrote the bible…I appreciate message, plain and simple. Anyway, four songs really stand out for me, they invoke thought, which to me is always a good thing.

First, Chains. This song talks about the things that bind us, the things that hinder us from living to our fullest. It challenges you to free yourself. A major part of it is to die to self…and I love that concept. Understanding you can't control anything, so the best thing to do is to buckle in for the ride. …"free me from these chains"…

Next, Help Me Believe. I shared this song with my friend yesterday, just because of one line "...if I never hear I'm sorry, I can let it go…" I don't usually hold grudges. I don't have the patience, and I believe it strongly goes against what I proclaim as a Christian. But I am sensitive and I am hurt often by what people say or do. I cling to that and it causes me to draw back from them, to keep myself safe. It has a great deal to do with a lot of things, but some of it has to do with my pride. For me sorry goes a long way, but I have move on even if I don't get a sorry. It also talks about closing my eyes on this side this and getting up on the other side…which gets me so excited (GEEKED)…"help me believe in what I can't see…"

Then, He Will Supply. The title is pretty self explantory. "...Ask Isreal...Ask Joseph..."

Finally, Whole Nation. There is a reason that it takes a man (sperm) and woman (egg) to make a baby…that was no coincidence. Neither is it a coincidence that it takes two parents to raise a child. Yes, it can be done with one, but two is always optimal. This song expresses to me the need for fathers to be more present. Slight rant: One thing annoys me is how we down play the need for a father in a child's life. They are equally as important as the mother, they have different things they bring to the table, and that should be noted. I am also angered by the father's that allow a mother's hurt, anger, and even wrath to keep them from their child. You have just as much of a right as she does. If she is not comfortable with that, perhaps take some take and make her more comfortable. Don't let your excuse of what is keeping you from your child, be their mother. Sometimes it takes more to be a good parent. Do what you can to make sure you are there for you child. Same thing on the flip side…sometimes you have to put your feelings aside, ladies, to do what's best for you child. I know it's not always that simple, but we've got to start somewhere... End of rant.

Anyway just wanted to share some of what I am listening too...
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