The Parent Rap…

I am lovin’ this humor and it gets stuck in the head so because I feel this and I know that you need a laugh in this life…Here ya go.

Also or As Well…’cause I know you want to drop these lyrics…to all my other parental homies out there…this is for you…cause I feel you!

“Don’t make me count to 1-2-3

Yeah, it’s the parent rap, y’all
We may spend most of our time chasing toddlers down but
We still know how to rock the hizzle
I don’t even know what you just said

We used to be cool!
Back in the day, back on the block
Watching PG-13 movies, staying up way after dark
Then we had a couple shorties
And now we’re really flossy
Cause now we be rollin’ with our own little possie
In the mini van
Or in our little wagon
Let me throw it to the moms
Cause the little one is saggin’

I used to bling it up, I used to dress real shrewd
Now I accessorize with food that’s already been chewed
And that’s all right
I make this diaper bag look good
When I’m walking through the mall tryin’ to wrangle my brood
My PB&Js will set your world on fire
I could make you mac-n-cheese blindfolded on a wire
I’m wiping the do-do
Kissin’ the booboos
Got them eyes in the back of my head, I see all you do.
Using your full name so you know I ain’t playin’
And that’s why all my kiddo’s, they keep sayin’

Mom mom, she’s the bomb, rocking all night till the break of dawn
Cooking them peas so I’ll grow up strong
Got my second seat belt if we crash head on
Dad dad, he’s the man, working real hard to support the clan
Traded in his porsche for an old sedan
Raisin’ those brows if we get outta hand

When it come to Candyland, I’m a stone cold player
Helping out with the homework, I’m an Algebra slayer
Wrestle carseats into place without spillin’ my mug
If I tuck you in at night, you’ll be as snug as a bug
Then I’m off in the morning, to make that cheese
You may not know this yet, but it doesn’t grow on trees
Now mama take it please, what, uh, take it

I’m droppin’ “time out”s like they’re hot
Potty training all my tots
Washin’ all the pans and pots
Tyin’ little shoes in knots
Giving knowlege to your brain
Like “if your friend jumped off a train you don’t have to do the same”
Now get your toys out of the rain!
I’m cleanin’ every spill
Cuttin’ coupons like a vil
If you need parental skill now you know
We are for real!
You don’t think our rhyms are ill boy?
Then your grounded for a mil!

Mom, mom, she’s legit
Making us chill when we pitch a fit
Telling us to share and never to hit
If you can’t say somethin’ nice put a sock in it
Dad dad, he’s the guy,
never gets tired of playing “I spy”
The constant barage of kids asking “why”
And he always pretends he needs another tie

You know money doesn’t grow on trees
Why buy the cow if the milk is free
This won’t hurt you as much as it hurts me
If you want dessert eat another veggie
Close that door
You weren’t born in a stable
Sit up straight
And kiss your aunt mable
Close your mouth when you chew
Get your elbows off the table
Mom and dad of the year, check it, that’s the label

It’s the parent rap y’all
And it’s apparent
We’re great parents
Mom and daddy in the house
Mom and daddy own the house
Mom and daddy need to clean the house…

Keep your hands to yourself, boy
Don’t make me stop this beat, I’ll do it! I’ll pull this beat right over.”

You’re Welcome & My Pleasure (aka.  the Chickfila you’re welcome)

The Invasion…

It’s a couple of years old but I love the power of these lyrics and the smooth sound of Trip Lee. If you are a fan of rap and looking for something that not only strengthens the mind and honors Jesus Christ… look up what they are doing over @116 & @reachrecords.

God has invaded this earth not only with his message, but with His Son. Those that follow Him carry the Hero, Jesus Christ within them. We are marked and sealed by the Holy Spirit who is God with us…dwelling within us.

My I.D. is His Love…

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

-Jesus Christ
the Gospel of John
[NASB ’95]

They will know we are Christians…by our t-shirts?  Not hardly.  Although I have t-shirts of my own with Christian graphics & messages, this is not to be the central display of my identity as a disciple of Jesus Christ.  The central display of our identity as disciples is in His identity as Lord.  The Lord of Love.  The Lord Who Loves.  The Lord Who Gives Love.  The Lord Who Is Love (1 John 4:16).  The Lord Who Loves His Disciples & Has Called His Disciples to Love As He Loved.

This is a big deal because it is in knowing His love & displaying His love that the world will see His love…in us.  They will know we are Christians by our love.

// #FollowJesus #Relentless #GraceAlive #HisDisciples

http://bible.us/100/jhn.13.34-35.nasb

Learn & Follow…Follow & Learn

“You call Me Teacher & Lord; & you are right, for so I am. If I then, the Lord & the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.”

-Jesus Christ
The Gospel of John 13:13-17
[NASB ’95]

Jesus is not just the Teacher & the Lord.  He is the Lord & the Teacher.  To Know Him as He is…is to learn & follow…follow & learn.

#FollowJesus #GraceAlive

http://bible.us/100/jhn.13.13-17.nasb

Now With Everlasting Prescription Strength

“The LORD appeared to him from afar, saying ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.’”  –Jeremiah 31: 3 {NASB ‘77}

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December is now upon us and the year 2012 will soon be drawing to a close.  It is dismaying how quickly another year passes before our eyes, is filled with memory markers (those that are grand & those that are painful), and then gets store in the shelf of the past in our hearts & minds.  We cherish all of these things because in them life and love is found.  In them we see the grace of God poured over our lives in form of the redemption from our sins through salvation in Jesus Christ.  We also behold this grace as we “Count Our Blessings” and ask God “Why Me?”  These are such a great joy even if they come from sadness.   “Why,” you may ask?

It is because none of us are immune to these moments for the good times and the bad.  All of us face those “Why Me?” moments when we go through our lives.  Job faced the darkest of these times more than any other ordinary man we see in the scriptures.  How did he face his “why me” moment?  His lips uttered these words when he found life and others questioning his decisions. “Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” (Job 2:10)

The Bible is full of these examples of the faith.  Many of these kept their faith secure because they never lost sight of the love that God had lavished upon them.  As the church God loves us because we are His people.  But the love of God is not limited alone to us because Jesus Christ has revealed His love to the entire world through His gift of Himself on the cross & the resurrection.  (John 3:16-17, Romans 5:8)

This covenant full of love has been given to us with ”everlasting” prescription strength.  How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, God!  This love unites us as family.  This love brings great expectation toward the possibilities of God amongst His people.  This love can bring great rescue to those lost, blind, and perishing in sin.  And just think about it…this covenant of love has been given to us.  We didn’t earn this love from God; it was His to give to us.   And this covenant of love has been given to us as Immanuel, God with us.  This covenant of love never let’s us go because indeed, it has “everlasting” prescription strength.

Let this love take hold of us as His blessed Gift as we take hold of Him with each other.  Let this love that is the Gospe{L}ived motivate everything we do as God’s church and seek Him together in this covenant relationship.  Let us be assured of this love that never fails.

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus Our Lord.”

-Romans 8:38-39  {NASB ‘77}