"If you’ve raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in thickets by the Jordan?" (Jeremiah 12:5). Our journey is intended to be more than simply "stumbling" through the days while the world "wears us out.” We are made to experience the thrill of "running with horses” and to navigate life amongst the "thickets." The RWH blog focuses on both the spiritual race of which Jeremiah speaks, and the physical act of running that I absolutely love. In short, it's where "the miles meet the Message" to provide insight, perspective & encouragement that might enable you & I to successfully run either of the races set before us. May our course be purposeful and may we be passionate in our pursuit of the abundant life He desires for us.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

You Don't Have to Yell

The following is one of my favorites.  This song has been on the marathon play list since day one and provides a nice break in pace between Born to Run and Come Sail Away.  During this past weekend's long run I found myself really getting into the lyrics (again).  Maybe it's the frustrating tone out of Washington, or perhaps the endless Nancy Grace "like" coverage across prime time, or it could even be that the whole Coke vs Pepsi debate is getting way too heated.  Whatever it is, I just kept thinking it was time to promote the spirit of this Chris Rice song.  The short clip is the chorus and I have provided the verses below (I especially like the start to the second verse).  I hope you enjoy and I hope you will help me to encourage just a little bit less YELLING!
So called reality, right there on my TV,
If that's how life's suppose to be, well somebody's lying.
The camera's on and we can tell, to keep your fame you have to yell,
Cause tensions build and products sell, and we're all buying. 
I hope we're smarter than this ....... (chorus)

I turned in to hear the news, I don't want your point of view,
If that's the best that you can do, then something's missing.
And experts on whatever side, you plug your ears, you scream your lines,
You claim to have an open-mind, but nobody's listening.

Don't you think we're smarter than this? ..... (chorus)

1 comment:

  1. I really liked the clip you shared. The verse in Jeremiah at the top of blog is cool too. Thanks for the reminder that we are to do more.