Archive for December 19th, 2007

A song remembered

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Rick started singing a line from a song that brought back lots of memories. Does anyone else remember this song? You realize, of course, that this will date you? Let’s see; I was 19 when this was popular. 😛

Nice To Be With You

– Artist: Gallery as sung on “Super Hits Of the 70’s-Have a Nice Day-Vol. 8”
Rhino R4 709218
– peak Billboard position # 4 in 1972
– Words and Music by Jim Gold

CHORUS

Oh, it’s so nice to be with you
I love all the things ya say and do
And it’s so nice to hear you say
You’re gonna please me in every way
Honey, I got the notion
You’re causin’ commotion in my soul

Baby, you and me have got somethin’ that’s real
I know it’s gonna last a lifetime
Aww, ya better believe it, girl
At night I call your name
Darkness fills my room, I’m only dreamin’
About the time I’m gonna be with you

CHORUS

When I’m feelin’ down
You’re there to pick me up and help me to carry on
Aww, little things mean a lot
When you need a shoulder to cry on
I’m there to ease the pain and chase away the rain
Aww, darlin’, I just gotta say

Oh, it’s so nice to be with you
I love all the things ya say and do
And it’s so nice to hear you say
You’re gonna please me in every way

Oh, it’s so nice to be with you
I love all the things ya say and do
FADE
And it’s so nice to hear you say
You’re gonna please me

Transcribed by Robin Hood

These lyrics were transcribed from the specific recording mentioned above
and do not necessarily correspond with lyrics from other recordings, sheet
music, songbooks or lyrics printed on album jackets

Another blog recommendation

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

I very much enjoy reading ALL of your blogs, my dear readers. But maybe you don’t know about ALL of the blogs that I enjoy reading?

Today I read a post by Randy Alcorn on his Eternal Perspectives blog that really spoke to me.

At our church our pastor and elders have been emphasizing how important it is that we care truly care for one another. Randy Alcorn speaks of caring for those who cannot defend themselves: unwanted unborn babies:

Unborn children in America are our equivalent of Jews in Germany sixty-five years ago. The church’s indifference to them, and failure to stand up in their defense, is a shame of huge proportions. Self-righteously we decry the German church’s failure to stand up for the Jews. Meanwhile we fail to stand up for the unborn. We shake our heads in disgust at the German church’s tolerance of one holocaust while ignoring our own tolerance of another.

(This quote is from a post about Dietrich Bonhoeffer.)

Here is one more portion of the post that is SO QUOTABLE. Online “indignation” at the opinions of others abounds, so this rebuke is SO apropros:

I receive a fair number of emails from disgruntled people who descend from Mount Olympus just long enough to fire off their thunderbolts here in the land of lowly mortals, at those of us who just don’t get it. For what it’s worth, I rarely find outrage, name-calling and sanctimonious rudeness (whether it’s from conservatives or liberals makes no difference) to be persuasive. Not in political or theological discussions, or any other kind. It’s also interesting when these attitudes come from people who pride themselves on their tolerance and constantly condemn others for being judgmental. Calling people hypocrites when you don’t know them, and don’t have a clue what they may be doing for the poor and needy, is somewhat judgmental, don’t you think? 🙂

This post covers lots of interesting ground, such as:

  • When does patriotism become idolatry?
  • What is a Christian’s duty when the powers that be are destroying the innocent?
  • How may we properly disagree with others?
  • Who was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and what role did he play in Nazi Germany?

I hope that you will take the time to read Randy Alcorn’s edifying post.