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Rainy Days and Mondays
Andy Bustanoby
(C) June 25, 2005

     If you're an old music lover--old, and a music lover, or a lover of
     old music--you'll recognize the name Karen Carpenter and the song,
     Rainy Days and Mondays (always get me down).  Probably the best
     female vocalist of the 60's and 70's, she died in 1983 at age
     thirty-two from heart failure, a complication from anorexia nervosa.

     I was listening to her CD today.  There's a line in Rainy Days that
     goes, "I always run to the one who loves me."  The thought came to
     mind, But suppose there's nobody there to run to on those rainy

     Her solution is in her hit, I Just Fall In Love Again. But I can
     tell you that after twenty-five years as a marriage and family
     therapist more people are hurt in these kinds of falls than any

     Is this where you are?  One fall too many?  Have you considered that
     perhaps you need to get acquainted with a loving Father before you
     find a loving mate--a Father who knows something about love?  I'm
     not saying that God is a substitute for a flesh-and-blood mate.  But
     I am saying that your problems with rainy days and Mondays may have
     something to do with your relationship with the Father, first and

     Perhaps you've been running your life too long by yourself.  How
     about letting this loving Father into your life to give you some
     direction?  Jesus Christ came to show the way.  He said, "I am The
     Way, The Truth and The Life.  No man comes to the Father except by
     Me" (John 14:6).

     Perhaps He has the cure for rainy days and Mondays.

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