The best part about getting in a massive fight with the one you love? That moment when you two forget anything bad that’s been said to come back together for the ultimate romantic moment. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill may look like the perfect couple on the outside, but they admit to the flaws in their marriage throughout the music video for their latest single, “The Rest of Our Life.” As the two bicker with one another in slow motion while riding down back roads in the back seat of a limo, Hill makes a run for it in the pouring down rain to get away from the negativity.
Although the video seems like the end of the road for McGraw and Hill, the treatment only pulls them closer together as they resolve their harsh argument with a simple cease-fire in the middle of a local warn-down restaurant. With the two soaked to the brim from the stormy weather, they laugh off any problems that troubled them before and McGraw proves his passion with a kiss on the hand for his beautiful wife.
“The Rest of Our Life” was penned by a handful of songwriters, including pop singer Ed Sheeran. What could be dubbed as somewhat of a wedding ballad, McGraw and Hill execute their balanced harmonies while looking toward their optimistic future with one another throughout the song. The track marks the second single off of the couple’s first-ever joint album, which happens to be named The Rest of Our Life. The album will feature 11 songs total, all of which will be duets by McGraw and Hill together.
Singer/songwriter David Lee Murphy, who’s probably best known for his 1995 No. 1 hit, “Dust on the Bottle,” has been cranking out No. 1 tunes as a songwriter for more than 20 years, including Jason Aldean’s “Big Green Tractor,” Blake Shelton’s “The More I Drink,” Kenny Chesney’s “Til It’s Gone” and more. The drop date for No Zip Code has not been released yet.
In fact, David Lee has become a frequent songwriting contributor on Kenny’s albums over the years, having co-penned tunes such as “Live a Little,” “Living in Fast Forward,” “Winnebago,” “Pirate Flag” and “Bar at the End of the World.” Now, Kenny is returning the favor for all of David Lee’s hard work over the years
Kenny and Buddy Cannon will co-produce David Lee’s upcoming album, No Zip Code, which will be released via Reviver Records. “I didn’t think I’d ever get out here and do this again,” says David Lee about cutting a new album. “You focus on writing, and that’s its own kind of great.
But Kenny and I got to talking, and it seemed like something worth doing. Then when we got in the studio, it felt so good, every day was more exciting than the one before.”
“David Lee is the original—and the last of—the hillbilly rockstars,” says Kenny. “His groove, the way he lays into a melody is so smooth, yet he uses the words for shaping the rhythm. He knows the life, and he bottles it up in song. Making this record showed us what country music can be in the 21st century.”
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In just a few short years we have become the E Generation; E-mailing, E-filing, E-meetings, E-tickets, just to name a few. Have you ever stopped to consider E-motions? Emotions are simply energy (E) in motion, and they have the propensity to take us for one wild ride if we let them.
By God’s design we were created with intrinsic emotions, but how we manage them can be the difference between peace and panic. Our feelings go up and down with great velocity. On any given day we can vacillate between joy-filled excitements to finding ourselves sinking into a dark ocean of fear and depression. The Lord God designed us with emotions so that we could relate to each other and, more importantly, relate to Him. God, however, desires that we keep our emotions in check. Giving our emotions free reign can worsen an already volatile situation or circumstance, thereby tempting us to act in ways contrary to faith. Choosing to respond in a Christ-demonstrated manner can oftentimes be a challenge, because it is contrary to what we feel. At times like these we need to remember that we walk by faith, not by feelings.
Newton’s law of motion tells us that an object either remains at rest, or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by a force. When we are resting in the Lord, we remain at rest. When we are running around in a panic, we remain in that whirlwind of swirling emotion. The difference between the two is the changing force. When we rely on Jesus we can remain peacefully at rest. When we take our eyes off Jesus (our changing force), we remain in the turbulent fluctuation of our unreliable emotions.
You may have good reasons to be caught up in the emotion of a situation, but you have even greater reasons to remain confident when life seems overwhelming and out-of-control; and here’s why:
1) You have an Ally in Jesus Christ: “Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.” (Deut 3:22)
2) Your Lord goes with you: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deut 31:6)
3) The battle is the Lord’s: “The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.” (Proverbs 21:31)
You will never be able to solve all of life’s problems, heal every hurt or change certain circumstances, and that is okay. Your restlessness and fretting will change nothing (Luke 12:25). Being anxious takes your focus off the Lord and places it upon self and circumstance. The Lord reminds us to be anxious for nothing. (Phil 4:6). Remember, when your emotions start to run wild, take a step back, stay calm and give God time to work.
Prayer Heavenly Father thank You for creating me with emotions
and designing me to be able to have a close, personal relationship with You.
Teach me to rest in You, trust in Your providence and place my emotions in Your hand.
I choose to rest in You, by the power of Jesus Christ, my Force and my Father, Amen