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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Paul said it best...

But whether or not their motives are pure, the fact remains that the message about Christ is being preached, so I rejoice. And I will continue to rejoice.
- Spoken by Paul in Philippians 1:18

I couldn't help but think of this tonight when I was watching American Idol and heard Neil Diamond sing this....

You overcame my loss of hope and faith,
gave me a truth I could believe in.
You led me to that higher place
showed me that love and truth and hope and grace were all I needed.

From Dolly Parton singing 'Jesus & Gravity', to the "Idols" singing 'Shout to the Lord', to Neil Diamond singing about amazing Grace....the message of Christ is being preached on AI this year, so I... like Paul, rejoice.

8 comments:

Stacey said...

Kristi,
I was thinking the same thing! I loved the Neil Diamond song. I was wondering where he was coming from when he wrote the song, but regardless of where, I was blessed by it.

Diane Davis said...

sorry i skipped past it on the DVR...

Billy said...

I love Neil Diamond. He rocks! No really I do. I own his greatest hits.

I asked the same thing about the song (who showed him grace?) and then later he said "God willing" as he answered one of Ryan's questions. If you know my mom that phrase is key in her life.

Things that make you go "Hmmmmm".

Stacey said...

"God-willing and the creek don't rise" !!!

The Craftypigs said...

me too!

Roni said...

Neil Diamond is the best!! I remember seeing him at the Greek on some hot August night... :) What a performer!!

Dan said...

Hey Roni...I was there, too! Yeah...Neil Diamond absolutely ROCKS I bought his Hot August Night music book and his songs were the first ones I learned to play on the guitar My son called me from a class at Hope today and asked me for a Neil Diamond hit...I told him "Sweet Caroline". I guess I was a "life line" for a game they were playing in class. Nice to know my money is going to good use!

Roni said...

It seems so tragic when your kids have never heard of things that have been close to your heart! You think, "What! You don't know a Neil Diamond hit???" The other night when we were watching AI, Connor says, "Who's Neil Diamond?" Ouch! Okay, my fault, since I'm his educator. 'Course, I have no idea what he's talking about when he's discussing current stuff with his buddies. :)