“It’s your kindness that leads us to repentance”

The major theme of last Sunday’s sermon on Samson was sin and forgiveness. With that in mind, Stephanie Newton and I closed the sermon time with a wonderful song by Sam (née Leslie) Phillips from 25 years ago, called “Your Kindness.” The acoustic version that we performed comes from her compilation album Recollection, available on iTunes here.

In search of greater artistic freedom than the narrow confines of Contemporary Christian Music afforded at the time, Phillips changed labels in the late-’80s and reverted to her childhood nickname, Sam. In doing so, she recorded at least a few of my all-time favorite albums, including this, this, and that. If, like me, you were a fan of Gilmore Girls, you’ll recognize her voice from the show’s interstitial music—i.e., the “la-la-la” parts in between scenes.

She even performed in person in Stars Hollow during the music-heavy last episode of Season 6.

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