Saturday, April 5, 2008

Then Sings My Soul

Once again, thanks Amy for hosting this!

This song is from one little lady I really admire. First, let me just say....despite my Tennessee roots, I really don't care for country music. There are country artists that I like and I do occasionally really fall in love with a country song, but's just not my thing. BUT...that ALL changes when it comes to Dolly. For whatever reason..I really like her and her music. She grew up around the corner from where my sister lives now and Dolly continues to pour blessing on that area of Tennessee. Plus, she's an incredible songwriter..I would love to have 10 minutes with her. Of course, I probably wouldn't have a clue as to what to say to her once I got there..

Dolly sang this song on American Idol Wednesday night and I loved it. It sums up what I've been praying for awhile. I never want to get "to big for my britches" again. If God never allows me to play a note in front of another person, I can honestly tell you I am okay with that. I'm satisfied with Him. He is who I play for, and if that only happens in the quiet of my music room, then so be it. I've learned the hard way that He will be more than willing to take me down a level or two if I start to think more highly of myself.(Romans 12)

It was worth it to hear Dolly say, "I've got Jesus and you Ryan have Simon." That just cracked me up!!!!

By the way....Emma says "I just LOVE her outfit." Can I go ahead and request prayer for those teenage years!?!?


Andrea said...

that was great! I don't watch Idol (I know..gasp), but I wish I would have seen that one. Dolly is definitely one of those lasting artists and most of the music I hear/like of hers always has references to the Lord. thanks for sharing!!

Earthmommy said...

I love, love, love Dolly. She is one of the most gifted singers/songwriters around. So many Dolly songs, so little time. Thanks for posting this.

Susan said...

Wow, that WAS good!

Thanks for sharing this...

Have a blessed weekend♥

Ginger said...

Yea, I'm not sure what to say about that outfit...I'll be praying for Emma's teen years!

Earen said...

I love music and singing, but believe it or not we have so many shows we watch that American Idol is one we don't get to see. That was awesome though! Thank you for sharing!

beckyjomama said...

Can I just say there was a whole lotta Jesus going on at AI this week!!!
I am LOVING that!!!!!!!
Becky Jo

PS - thanks for visiting my blog!!!
I have seen ya here and there on the LPM sigt and LOVED your "name" and now I know where it came from!

Darla said...

dang that flesh!!! i hate it when it gets in the know in heaven we will finally be done fighting with the flesh! I with you Princess...we just keep brushing off and moving forward on this road...I still think HE is smiling at us!!! love you and it is never too early to start praying for those teen years!!!

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Interesting outfit for sure! But that is great she spoke out. I hate I missed it! Thanks for sharing. Simon may come to Jesus yet!
Love ya!

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

OH and I forgot to say LOVE the new blog look!

Stephanie said...

Your sense of humor in this post cracked me up. By the way, I would also rather have Jesus than Simon! My grandfather was a Dolly Parton fan and I just posted about him on my blog yesterday. It would have been his 80th birthday. Thanks for reminding me of him again.

About her outfit, at least she was covered and their were no wardrobe malfunctions like other artists!

Melanie said...

I'm glad you shared this... I've heard more than one person comment on this since it aired earlier this week. What a great song!

Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

Oh girl, you got those prayers! I have girls who are teens, a girl who isn't anymore and a couple who will be so praying for teen girls is my specialty (not that I'm an expert or anything!). I do love Dolly Parton. I went to one of her concerts and she is a great entertainer! Can you believe she is 62 years old? That is just crazy!!

Have a great weekend,

Shari said...

What a witness Dolly is in this song. She wasn't just casually referring to something religious. She was singing about having Jesus. So glad that you posted this so I could see it.

HisPrincess said...

I think all mothers of teen girls should get together to compare notes and pray often!

As for Dolly, that was great. Being an Australian means we don't get American Idol (well we do, but it's at 2am or something ridiculous!). I grew up listening to Dolly because my Dad is a huge fan, I can appreciate her talent but like you, country music just isn't my thing!


Jenifer said...

Loved her comment "I've got Jesus, you've got Simon." You go, Dolly. The outfit--hmmmmm. Maybe not.

Love the new look. Blessings, friend.