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Thank you for stopping by. It's my hope you find glimpses of my Savior interwoven thru my writings. I am the wife to one husband for over 25 years, a blessed mama to a dozen children, yes each born from me ~ two of which see Jesus face to face & ten at home, all of us yearning to see Jesus someday. We have been home educating for over 18 years with . . . well, another 15 years to go (the youngest is 3, the oldest 23!) I have walked through rejection, to continually learning I am CALLED, LOVED and forever KEPT by God - never, ever to be rejected by Jesus! (Jude 1:1) I've walked through deep sorrow to find that joy does come again, though the night may be long; I've witnessed God orchestrating miracles with my children still beyond my comprehension, & I am seeing new love forming as we begin a new road of older children finding life mates. My life has and is a journey, from the deepest, almost rock bottom pit, to stumbling through my faith and looking towards the ultimate climax of everlasting life in heaven. Will you be joining me here and there? ~ Loni

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

CD Review: PAUL ALDRICH - MOCK 'n' ROLL


I received this CD from Mind & Media to participate with a review on this. I don't like to be negative and feel bad now that I received this, but for our family, this is not the type of humor we want in our home. It causes confusion. You may take us as ultra-conservative, but please understand too, we each have commit to our convictions from God, and God will lay different convictions on each of our hearts. I do try to end my review on a "good note."
These are a couple of the songs that concerned our convictions:

  1. Stairway to 7 Eleven -
    "It's a convenient rip-off store
    Big Gulps and Sharpies by the score
    Hold-ups and books and magazines
    Kids buying beer with fake I.D.'s
    video games and self-serve gas
    All overpriced, who cares it's fast
    I thank heaven for 7 Eleven"

    Afterwards he comments how we should be correct in "Oh thank heaven for 7 Eleven" and "thank hell for Taco Bell." My question is how as Christians do we teach our children right from wrong when we are making fun of the "sin" and laughing at it.
  2. Gilligan's PC Island - to the tune of Gilligan's Island
    "Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale
    That's Politically Correct
    These days you must be sensitive
    To the Right and to the Left
    " because you cannot have "seven stranded white people on TV". . . and goes on to the "cast of castaways" which include, "A Lesbian and her wife". The audience laughs throughout this song on the CD - do we laugh at sin? Please do not take me wrong - we have a friend who is gay and we hope to win him over to the Lord. But in God's eyes this is not funny. God loved the sinners, and went into their homes - He did not ignore them, but He also did not glamorize them or laugh with them to "include" their lifestyle.
  3. Denomination Dating Blues - This song goes through his story of how he dated a Baptist girl, Catholic girl, Pentecostal girl, and Jehovah's Witness girl. It makes fun of each - yet comes to no conclusion of the "right girl" or a "Godly woman" he found. Where is that?

DID I LIKE ANYTHING?? YES! There are funny songs - and we did laugh hard. And there is a song that truly blesses, my heart: "Alter Me", which I will end this review with. My main concern (along with my husband's) with this CD is the "confusion" it can bring, where to draw the line, and if/when we should laugh at sin. This touches all of our lives every day with decisions we have to make. Does it glorify God? I hope this helps you make your own personal decision whether this CD would be for your family or not.

Here is the last song on the CD that is very convicting and really spoke to me.

ALTER ME by Paul Aldrich from Mock'n' Roll CD
At this altar I bow down bow down
Yes once again I'm on my knees
To this altar Lord I come I come
Just as I am with just one plea

Alter me
Don't leave me the same
Alter me
By the power of Jesus name
Oh Lamb of God I come
I come to Thee
At this altar...
At this altar I bow down bow down
Thou biddest me to come to Thee
So to this altar Lord I come I come
Just as I am with just this plea

Alter me
Don't leave me the same
Alter me
Send down Thy holy flame
Consume this living sacrifice
Now please
At this alter . . .

How many times
How many tears
How long, how long
Must I sing this song
Must I make this plea?

Alter me
Don't leave me the same
Alter me
Send down Thy holy flame
Consume this living sacrifice
Now please
At this altar . . .

How many times
How many tears
How long, how long
Must I sing this song
Must I make this plea?

Alter me
Don't leave me the same
Alter me
By the power of Jesus name
Oh Lamb of God I come
I come to Thee
At this altar
Alter me


NOTE: As a Mind & Media Reviewer, I was not compensated for providing this review. I received a complimentary copy in order to review it.

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