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  • RIP Donna Summer

    Posted on May 18th, 2012 rhonda No comments

    “Teach us to number our days aright,

    that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

    Psalm 90:12

    The Queen of Disco, Donna Summer, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012.  I was raised in a family that went to church.  Nonetheless, my parents never prohibited me from listening to secular music.  I was in elementary school during the 1970s, when she ruled the airwaves.  “Last Dance” was so popular that my mom got sick of hearing it.

    Donna has been out of the spotlight for years now, so I don’t think of her consciously every day; but news of her death did trigger some sense of mourning in me.    Recently we lost Whitney Houston.  “The Preacher’s Wife” is one of my favorite pieces of art from her, especially “Joy” & “I love the Lord”. 

    The Bible reminds us that the days of our lives are short, and we should live our lives in light of that reality.  So my word of wisdom today is that we number – and pray.  For all the hours of listening pleasure that Donna & Whitney have brought me, I should have prayed for them more.  I will commit myself to pray more for those people who are still alive & still blessing my life through their art.  My first prayer is that they all have the pleasure of an introduction to Christ, and that their lives and work be blessed through Him.