Atomic Bombshell


See Sharp

October 28th, 2010

Last night I completed what our professor promises will be the most difficult exam of the semester. Considering that hers is my most challenging and inflexible class, that’s somewhat of a relief. Can’t wait to find out if I got a decent grade. One of the best things about a test week is that there’s no homework that weekend… Wahoo!

So many crazy things happened over the past few days that I wasn’t able to devote enough study time to ensure the “A” I’m looking for, but I wasn’t in the mood to spend that much effort on something I don’t enjoy anyway – C# Programming. Got a perfect score on her first exam though, so some of it must be making its way into my leaky pregnancy brain.

It’s such a privilege to go back to school for a degree in a field I’ll really enjoy. However, even now that I’ve cut my workload down to two courses per semester I still wonder if I’m cheating my family out of the best I can give. Often I’m stressed because of looming homework and exams and wonder if I’d be more cheerful and attentive without those obligations.

Not planning on dropping out though. Too near the finish line to stop now. And besides, there’s no way I’m going to listen to “Well, you didn’t finish college either!” twenty years from now from either of these kids.

Read on for Day 13 of 30 Days of Truth
Music That Helped During Tough Times

Dear Keith Green,

Growing up, I was handed a lot of misinformation about who God is and what He’s all about. Family members who attended church every Sunday and claimed to be wholly devoted let me down time and again through abuse and neglect, and did it all in the name of the Lord.

Most people who have lived under that type of hypocrisy would grow up and run in the other direction. Although I did go on to make a ton of mistakes before I finally stopped trying to run my life my own way, but honestly… Without your music I don’t know if I would have ever turned back.

Your passionate and devoted lyrics were often playing in the background during my childhood as I took yet another beating for an imaginary infraction I had committed. Your music was the perfect counterpoint to the lies about God that the pharisees in my family were living out. You sang out about the Truth and in doing so revealed to me the falsehoods they promoted.

Though I wasn’t surprised to hear, way back in the summer of 1982, that you and Jesus could no longer bear to be apart from one another, it was still heartbreaking to learn that you and your two oldest children, then aged two and three, had died in an airplane crash, leaving behind your one year old daughter, and wife who was six months pregnant.

Your ministry lives on though. I can’t even imagine how many lives have been changed and precious souls saved through your music, but I’m one of the beneficiaries. Your songs helped me so much and some day soon in heaven I hope we’ll all get to sing out your beautiful lyrics to our Savior together.

Love, A.B.

If you want to hear one of Keith Green’s songs that I can never listen to without crying check out “When I Hear The Praises Start” written from the perspective of Jesus speaking to His church.

Here’s a link where you can listen.

Entry Filed under: The Black Hole,Time Travel

1 Comment

  • 1. soapbox.SUPERSTAR  |  November 1st, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Congrats on your perfect score! I am amazed that you are able to do it with the little one and another on the way. Your are a stronger woman than I!



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