In 2004 my husband, Jim and I recorded a CD. It was a Living Room Production that had been in the making for quite some time. In our busy lives finding the time to do a guitar part here and a vocal there, resulted in a collection of 12 tunes we called “Differently the Same”.
In the words of Jim Denton, "What does it mean? Well we are still Jim and Jeanne just a bit older. The difference is that we are asking better questions about faith, life, love and our world, than we were in our earlier days. Asking a better question tends toward deeper and critical thinking. This helps inform our faith journey, which then helps shape the choices we make. Sometimes it's simple and sometimes it is quite complex. At any rate it makes a difference.”
This is the last song on the CD and is entitled "Spiritual Jacuzzi." We had the privilege of hearing an interview with Joan Chittister where she said that many people seem to want a “Religious Jacuzzi” instead of an authentic spiritual life. This expression stayed with us. It stirred us to think of other such expressions, like “They use the Bible like an Uzi” and so on. This song speaks against the self-centered manipulation of faith.
This is the only song from the "Rock" genre on the CD. I hope even if it's not your taste in music that you'll give it a listen. Thanks for stopping by! By the way..I'm adding this comment a few days after posting this. A friend viewed this and added something important in a comment to me on FB. She said, " I listened to this song a few days ago ~ and I would add~The self-centered manipulation of people with tender hearts and immature development of critical thinking skills~" This is an important reminder that we have all done this and God's grace covers each of us. Let this song be a prayer and reminder to all of us to seek a deeper more grace filled understanding of God's love for us all!
Peace, Jeanne Leigh