Monday, May 28, 2007

Musical Taste

So I heard an interesting question the other day and I finally came up with an answer to it. The person was asking what kind or kinds of music another person liked and the second person told the first. Then it got interesting. The first person asked a very simple question, a question with only one word but a miriad of answers. "Why?" Person number two was dumbfounded, much like I would have been, and couldn't come up with a good answer. I got to thinking about it and came up with my own answer. Now, if anybody asks me that question, I can answer them truthfully and quickly. See, I love most every kind of music, but I love it for different reasons, each reason unique to the genre, but some overlapping styles.

I like jazz for the creativity.

I like classical for the musicality.

I like rock for the energy.

I like r&b for the emotion.

I like gospel for the message.

I like country for the stories.

I like bluegrass for the reality.

I like world music (reggae, afro-cuban, indian, etc.) for the rhythmic qualities.

I like drum & bugle corps, marching band, etc. for the intricacies.

I like a cappella music for the purity of unaccompanied voices.

I like hip hop for the beats.

I like soul/funk for the groove...and you know I like to groove!

I like different types of music for different reasons, but one thing is common. I like music because God gave me a talent and a passion for it and I want to use it to glorify Him in all I do. So, what do you like about music?

Peace, Love, and Chocolate

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


We found my sister! Upon some good advice from some dear friends, I called her local police and had them do a wellness check on her. I found out that she just had knee surgery on Friday and is recovering now. In fact, she just went back to work today. Keep praying for her and her kids because we're not out of the woods yet. Thank God she's safe, though.
Also, keep praying for the Freeman family.

Peace, Love, and Chocolate