All right, STOP! — #1word5voices #40days

Collaborate and listen.

Did you just start singing an amazing song?  Don’t be ashamed. 

What are songs that, when you hear them on the radio, you halt any conversation and turn up the volume?  For me, “Ice Ice Baby” is a no-brainer.  I would also count “Peaches” by The Presidents of The United States of America.  Anything by The Black Keys.  And, this goes without saying, the *ultimate* road trip song (post-lunch, obvies) is Bohemian Rhapsody.  I’d also add stuff by Waterdeep or Gungor, if the radio actually played those bands. 

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (‭Zephaniah‬ ‭3‬:‭17‬ NIV)

Just like our favorite songs, there are certain things that we will stop and drop everything to be fully present.  Whenever my 6 year old or my wife start unfairly criticizing themselves, I make sure that I stop them.  I remind her that they are loved, cherished, and give me joy.  They need me to be their biggest cheerleader.  So when they’re down, I drop everything to pick them up.  It will be the same for Rosie, our 22 month old, once she’s old enough to need my cheerleading.

What do you stop everything for? What SHOULD you be stopping for?


The other #1word5voices crew reflecting during Lent are: Heather Kostelnick, Shawn Franssens, Stephanie Mutert, and Lindsay Evans.

Lent 2015 -- large graphic


About Brian Swanson

Christ follower. Screw up. Stained with grace. Ruined by Jesus.
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1 Response to All right, STOP! — #1word5voices #40days

  1. Your family is lucky to have you!

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