Detoxing the Soul

This verse (I Peter 1:22) from yesterday’s sermon:

Seeing that you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.

Here it is again in a paraphrase:

Now you can have real love for everybody because your souls have been cleansed from selfishness and hatred when you trusted Christ to save you; so see to it that you really do love each other warmly, with all your hearts.

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Saturday we had a garage sale at/with Curt’s folks.  There were about 15 sales in one neighborhood.  During a lull Curt and his dad walked around to see what bargains might be found.  Eureka!  Three CD’s for $4 each, all in the original shrinkwrap: Gordon Lightfoot and two YoYo Ma CDs.  Gordon Lightfoot was someone we listened to in the early years of our marriage.  The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is a beautiful ballad.  Does anyone remember Gordon Lightfoot?

5 thoughts on “Detoxing the Soul

  1. Oh my goodness!  What a find. Bud sings the Edmund Fitzgerald all the time.  Luke actually knows it by heart now.  It’s one of our favorites.  Last summer I did a neighborhood summer camp called “Camp Gitche Gumee” based on that song (also from Longfellow, but I got the idea from Lightfoot originally, being the literati that I am).

  2. Yep! My dad got each of us kids a Christmas gift each year that he picked out and bought himself (Mom did the rest of the shopping). Usually, he got my sister and me each a new winter hat, scarf, and gloves. One year though, he got creative and picked out two albums for each of us. Mine were Bobby Sherman and Gordon Lightfoot. At the time I would probably have preferred The Osmonds. LOL. Still, I remember many of Lightfoot’s songs (though I hadn’t thought of those albums in years.) I really like the Edmund Fitzgerald and only recently learned that the wreck happened so shortly before he wrote that song. I thought it was an old shipwreck.Blessings,

  3. Yep,I, too, enjoy Gordon Lightfoot’s music. One of my favorite songs is Ribbon of Darkness. Although he wrote it and I’m sure sang it, I’m more familiar with Marty Robbins’ version.Enjoying your blog.Jeff Miller(Dana’s Hubby)

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