Monday, January 09, 2006


I often get really complacent with life.....and really very apathetic about is not one of those times.

People in my life are facing spiritual battles....we all face them, but some in my life are on the edge of life and destruction due to the lies satan is feeding them. Lies about self, lies about what will really make them happy, lies about what Love truly looks like, lies about what we "deserve". It makes me sick. And I guess it's what I needed to be reminded that sin is serious business, that Satan seeks to kill and destroy, and that our battles are not with flesh and blood, but with principalities - with Satan himself.

This is an old Julie Miller song (she was the Christian Cyndi Lauper of the 90's)
Lots of other people are falling for your tricks
but they don't know that stealing souls is how you get your kicks
but someone told on you and told me what is true
and then He came and rescued me and now I'm through with you!

I'm through with you and all your dirty lies
and it doesn't matter what you say, I'm telling you goodbye.
I'm through with you and now I realize
that you held me on a string but Jesus opened up my eyes.

I'm through, I'm through, I'm through with you!

okay, songs to satan sound kinda dorky. but I'm through. I may have gotten lazy for awhile, but I'm serious about protecting the people I love, and I know who I've got on my side, so satan better look out!!!


Michael Tosh said...


MaggieKate said...

Hi Gretchen, I'm David Lasley's sister.
Just wanted to say that I LOVE Julie Miller, and I'm so glad that other people are still listening to her! Orphans and Angels and Invisible Girl are my favorite albums.
So don't worry-you're not the only one still listening to the 80's and 90's Christian rockers!

dlaz said...

my sister commented on your blog...


steelers won! cya soon :)

gretchen lee said...

You Lasleys are a cultured bunch!! The first time my parents met Todd, they came to church at the Campus House and heard him sing a Julie Miller song, My Psychiatrist.

We'll have to start a Vintage CCM discussion group/support group.....Todd will have a place to talk about Petra and Steve Taylor.....

Michael Tosh said...

Me and Todd can agree on Petra :-)
My old roomate love the band and I bought one of their newer CD's at the time.

But who can forget one of me and Kents (Old Roomate) favorite songs "To Hell with the Devil"-Styrper

dlaz said...

oh no someone brought up stryper...and petra. i loved that picture he has that is signed by those guys.

i just hope no one talks about wayne watson or ray boltz. lol ask matt about ray boltz.

oh and I really do LOVE Steve Taylor.

what should we name our group?

gretchen lee said...

Okay, I've seen both Wayne Watson and Ray Boltz in concert. But I promise, I didn't enjoy either one.

Now, Geoff Moore's early stuff (Foundations).....excellent!!

dlaz said...

lol wow.

can i get a "what what" for Randy Stonehill and the album "love beyond reason" or maybe some Kaiser Mansfield?

Maryann_72384 said...

Hi Gretchen! My name is Maryann and I'm an 05' alum of Eastern's Campus House. I ran across your blog and recognized your name. I'm sure you don't remember me, but I took one of yours and Todd's workshops at the leadership conference a couple of years ago called "Taking Thoughts Captive," and have talked to you briefly at Winter Retreats and such over the past few years. Anyway, I just wanted to say a quick hello. Hope you're doing well!

gretchen lee said...

welcome, Maryann!! I'm not sure you'll find much useful info on my blog, but I'm happy to hear from you!!

dlaz said...

sure she will! Ray Boltz is important!