The Playlist of Life

I am under the influence.

Of some powerful tunes, that is. Right now, I am writing this from approximately 33,000 feet somewhere over the Rockies. The airplane is obnoxiously loud. But I have my music. So I am good.

I can’t write without music. I’ve tried.

There is something about different types of music that unleashes my creativity and intelligence. From Baroque music to Gregorian chant to country, techno, rock, and folk..all of it is good stuff. My playlist is eclectic to say the least.

The local NPR station in Fort Wayne has a show called Under the Influence, on which guests share the five songs that have influenced them the most.

I thought it would be fun to do so myself here.

My top five most meaningful and impactful songs:

5. Round Here by Counting Crows

It is hard for me to believe that this classic is nearly twenty years old. I feel kind of old now.

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The Enemy of Greatness (Or…Jesus is a Headbanger)

What is keeping you from greatness?

This post is about more than a song.

This is a post about doing something rather than nothing.

Before we go any further, listen to this:

Listen to very beginning again.

The lead singer of Flyleaf at the time, Lacey Mosley, says:

I want to tell that you’re beautiful and that we love you and that no matter who you are or what you are or what you believe or what you do or what you’ve done that God loves you too.

How many people in that audience are hearing that for the first time?

How many young girls had never been told they are beautiful? How many young men are constantly reminded of their mistakes, of their worthlessness, of hell?