What a BUSY week. I hardly know what day it is, but I am sure we are close to the weekend and I am sooo ready for it! With it being such an intense few days, I am especially grateful for the timing of the book I am currently reading. It’s called “Graced and Gifted: Biblical Wisdom for the Homemakers Heart” by Kimberly Hahn. It is based on the Proverbs 31 woman and I am learning A LOT. Actually, they are mostly things I know already but I think sometimes we all need a refresher course to be able to step back and reset a little (at least I do). So I think because you see things with new eyes, you learn better how to live it out. I definitely have my moments when I have been impatient and felt under-appreciated recently, and that’s why it’s good to have a little spiritual “attitude adjustment”.:) The book also comes with a study guide which I would like to do eventually, but I just have the book for now. I am only a few chapters in but I would already recommend it, good one Kimberly!
My other new excitement is the Need to Breathe album “Outsiders”. I don’t want to exaggerate but I truly believe it’s one of the best CD’s I have ever heard. Granted, I don’t typically buy entire albums anymore but I’m talking in my LIFE! Lol. It’s a combination of the lead singers voice (a mix between Bono, Joe Cocker, and Tom Petty), the lyrics are very poetic and I am blown away that they wrote every track listed on the album. Jim loves the band too and together we were wowed, song after song with the catchy hooks and inspiring messages. He likes it because of the masculine, organic, southern feel. It’s one of those albums where you have to sit down and read every song to capture the depth of what they are saying. This line is great: “every heart has an hour of existence, every breath is a chance for redemption” (from Let us Love). Love the lyrics!
I love the ballads and the amazing soul-filled song “Garden” and haunting duet “Stones Under Rushing Water” (I cry every time and I don’t even know why)!:) That is also Grant’s favorite along with the title track “Outsiders”. The passionate pleading in “These Hard Times” is so relatable to all of us. I’ve already resolved to buy at least 3 more albums for friends because I know they would love it too. Anyway, you can hear the entire album online at their website, just click here. I just need some chocolate and my senses will all be content!:)