Welcome one and all - I am thoroughly delighted that you would stop by and read. One reason that I started this blog was because I saw a need: a need for theological depth in the women's blogosphere. Another reason was that I have a desire: for women to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Lastly, I have a great interest in the health of both womens' minds and bodies. Keep coming back for more "thoughts on etc."
Since marrying Chance, I have become quite fond of Christian rap/hip-hop. Especially artists like Lecrae, Trip Lee, and Shai Linne, who take gospel music to the next level with their amazing lyrics and phenomenal abilities to rhyme. On a long run the other day, I was listening to Trip Lee's album "20/20" and heard a song called "True Security". I found the lyrics of the first verse especially compelling because he discusses a girl who has decided that her identity is not found in the God who made her, but instead in what others think about her. Trip Lee unpacks the mind of a girl who is confused and seemingly hopeless, and applies the gospel as her only solution! Praise God for this!
"There is a young girl Up in her teenage years Up in the world thriving with teenage peers She's popular But there is one thing to be made clear Low self esteem was the reason for her teenage tears She thought she wasn't pretty enough Or cool as the next kid Wasn't skinny enough So dudes she would mess with So they would be chillin with her And she'd feel accepted And in the end what up she still get rejected She couldn't really see seeking the Lord But thought she could find peace In an eating disorder Everytime she loose 10 And said just 10 more But her friends all confused Like what you doing this for Started to cling to this foolish disorder Figured this out that she had it The students ignored her
Dag I'm praying for my sister That she would cling to the God That can save and deliver I'm praying for my sister That she would cling to the God That can save and deliver True security is found in Christ He will never leave you He's down and around for life I'm praying for my sister That she would cling to the God That can save and deliver True security is found in Christ He will never leave you He's down and around for life"
More lyrics: http://www.lyricsmania.com/true_security_lyrics_trip_lee.html
All about Trip Lee: http://www.musictory.com/music/Trip+Lee