Love Like Crazy

For what it’s worth, I sincerely appreciate country music. If you asked me who my favorite country singer is, I probably wouldn’t think to say Lee Brice. But I like his music in the silent and under appreciated, oft overlooked kind of way. His lyrics aren’t pretentious and they resonate with authenticity.

“Be a better person.” One of my 2013 New Year’s resolutions is to be someone who loves unconditionally, someone who is kinder than necessary, someone who radiates sunshine, someone who others want to be around. I am reminded of this in country music.

Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you.
Go to work, do your best, don’t outsmart your common sense.
Never let your praying knees get lazy,
And love like crazy.

You get out of life what you put into it. “Be a best friend,” the kind of friend you’d want to have. The truth will set you free. “Tell the truth.” Have honesty, integrity, and above all, tact. Life is fragile and moments fleeting. “Overuse I love you.” Say what you mean, mean what you say, and never take it back. Nothing worth having comes easy. “Go to work,” and do good work. “Do your best.” Anything less is unacceptable and not worth the time. “Don’t outsmart your common sense.” Sometimes all it takes is a little courage and a lot of trusting your instincts. And where you end is where He begins. “Never let your praying knees get lazy.” There is healing to be had and grace freely given. “And love” – the genuine kind, long-suffering, all-encompassing, covering a multitude of sins – “like crazy.”

Best,
Phoebe

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