Sunday, June 29, 2008

Styx In Church

Snow White sang a solo in church this morning. Not that I was proud of her or anything :)

The message was about using music as a form of community outreach. Our guest speaker noted that he grew up with inspirational music that didn't really inspire him. As a teenager submersed in an era of Classic Rock and Motown, he never really warmed up to the slow-paced hymns that he sang on Sunday mornings.

He had been on a quest to find music that his children could enjoy without having to *bleep* out the lyrics. Along the way, he discovered some music that HE actually enjoyed. Contemporary Praise and Worship groups provide music that is hip enough for the kids - and for their "cool" parents!

A few weeks ago, our speaker had approached Snow White about singing a contemporary song to illustrate the point of his message. Of course, she readily agreed. I can't help but feel responsible that she chose a song that was originally done by one of my favorite groups of the '70's & '80's - Styx! The song is called "Show Me the Way", and was written by Dennis DeYoung as a message to his son to try to stay on the right track in life. (I would post a link, but I am on my home computer (dial-up) and it would probably take 45 minutes to upload it. I think that may even be a conservative estimate!) Check it out if you get a chance.

I'm fairly confident that the teens and the old-timers alike were touched by her solo. Our small country church has been inundated with change over the past few years; however, rather than fight it, they have embraced it. THAT in and of itself is a blessing.


Jenn said...

I am glad that there is inspirational music that both my children and I can enjoy together. How neat that your daughter was asked to sing in church!

Thanks for visiting my blog again!

P.S. He loves you... said...

That's really bad you couldn't it.

Thanks for visiing the blog...and yes I would love to "legally" have a time out like that?! LOL!

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Yay! You must have been a very proud mama. And Styx in church--that's a Sunday morning I can get behind!