Monday, July 12, 2010


Imagine a gauky teenage girl sitting on the floor in front of a dual-cassette player. She's tediously transcribing the words of Lionel Richie's "Truly." (Play, rewind, play, rewind...)

In a time when one can find the words to nearly any song online, it's been a long time since a song has moved me to sit down with a notebook and pen to write down the lyrics. However, that's exactly what Andrew Peterson's new song makes me want to do.

"Dancing in the Minefields" is a beautiful ballad about marriage...sharing life with another, committing to the journey, and perserving. The lyrics are so rich and true that I want to pause with every line to echo an affirmation, "Yes, yes."

Listen to this amazing song, and watch the beautiful video. And Tim, if Casey Kasem was still around, I would dedicate this one to you.

Click here, and give it time to "buffer" before you play it. That way it won't stop and start and you can enjoy it without disruption: Andrew Peterson's "Dancing in the Mine Fields"

While you are waiting for it to buffer, read the article about Andrew Peterson on the left-hand side of the page. It's an excellent portrait of this man and his rich insights about life, art, community, and faith.

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