“That’s Important to Me” – Musical Musings in March


A couple of pretty special ladies have passed away over the past few days. Nancy Reagan died yesterday. She will be missed by those who were closest to her, but she will also be missed by our nation. She touched many lives.


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There are many songs I could have chosen today to remind us of life and death, or faith, or living a good life, but I’ve chosen one by Joey and Rory to help us remember what is really important in our lives.


So I have to ask the question. What is important to you? And once you’ve determined what is important to you, what steps are you taking to keep these important things at the surface all the time?


Here is a short list of things that are important to me:



So much hinges on this word. Truth. Thankfully we have the Holy Spirit within us to help with this one. “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth…” (John 16:13a – NIV)



This is a big one. Without my faith, I don’t believe I could make it through a single day. I’m not the only one. Just read Hebrews 11 if you think this isn’t important.



I am so blessed to have a family who has pointed me toward Jesus. They have encouraged and disciplined and blessed me in more ways than I could express. How thankful I am for all I’ve learned from them. But equally as important to me is being part of God’s family. “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.” (Ephesians 2:19-20 – NIV)


I’ll stop here. But this is just an idea of what I’m asking you to do today. Think about what is really important to you and do what you have to do to keep it first and foremost in your life. Because to be honest, life is short. It doesn’t matter if you’re 40 or 94 years old, life is short.


Today’s song is one of Joey and Rory’s and is a reminder of what is important. I pray that you will find encouragement through their words today.


“That’s Important to Me”[i]


Not planning our day around a tv set
Paying our bills and staying out of debt
That’s important to me
That’s important to me


Openin’ the windows and lettin’ in air
Holding hands when we’re saying a prayer
That’s important to me
Yea, that’s important to me


Having somebody to share my life
Loving my husband, and being a wife
And the very best mother I can be
That’s important to me


Telling the truth, and being real
Feeding my family a home cooked meal
That’s important to me
That’s important to me


Planting a garden and watching it grow
Keeping it country on the radio
That’s important to me
Yea, that’s important to me


Always having you to hold,
Being beside you when we grow old
And they plant us ‘neath that big old tree
That’s important to me
Always having you to hold

Believing our dreams will take us somewhere
Still bein’ ourselves if we ever get there
That’s important to me
That’s important to me

Yea, that’s important to me
That’s important to me

Click here to listen to this beautiful song.


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



[i] “That’s Important To Me,” words and music by Joey Martin, Rory Feek and Tim Johnson, 2005

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