Friday Favorites: The Civil Wars free live album.

It’d been awhile since it was just the three of us in the Jeep on a long car ride. We were driving home from dropping off Zac’s parents at the airport in Billings and appreciating our stereo system. Zac had just downloaded the Civil Wars’ free live album onto his phone and we sang our hearts out.

After the album was over and we let the silence linger a bit, I realized something. Listening to Joy Williams and John Paul White is much like watching an impromptu dance between two equally skilled and equally yolked partners. The way she follows his  cues and the way he allows her the freedom to express herself.

I was in tears and wonder as I thanked God for the ability to unify and glorify Himself through our unification as people. In the story of the Tower of Babel, God says something very interesting to me.

“Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.” Genesis 11:6

Unity is a powerful thing. Our marriages’ survival depends on dying to ourselves and becoming one with each other. Our families’ success is hinged on our ability to work as a team. And, yes, even our nation depends on the ability of men and women to find common ground and compromise for the greater good of the people.

We can be a powerful people if we’d just learn to agree and follow the Creator who gave us unity itself.

All that to say, The Civil Wars have beautiful chemistry and make music that will bring you to your knees in tears when you grasp the beauty of teamwork and unity.

As they are split up now *sad face* be sure to catch their free live album on their website below before it goes away:

That’s just one of my favorite things! Thanks for visiting and stay tuned for next Friday’s favorite thing.


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