Joel Smallbone (for KING & COUNTRY): Priceless

Mirror mirror, mirror on the wall
Tellin' those lies, pointing out your flaws
That isn't who you are
That isn't who you are

Those of you who have listened for a while, you know that I don't usually host guys on this podcast. But for our two most recent episodes, my guests have been of the male persuasion. We (Jess and I) celebrated Bible Belles' 1st birthday and our 25th episode with my fantastic and wonderful other half Brent. This week, my guest is the other half of another amazing duo: two-time Grammy winning band for KING & COUNTRY and star of the movie "Priceless" which releases in theatres TODAY: Joel Smallbone. 

It might be hard to hear, but let me tell you dear
If you could see what I can see, I know you would believe
That isn't who you are
There's more to who you are
So when it's late, you're wide awake
Too much to take
Don't you dare forget that in the pain
You can be brave, hear me say

 

First, let's just tackle the song. for KING & COUNTRY’s “Priceless” single is one of the best songs out right now that speaks to the true value of a woman. I literally cannot sing the lyrics to Rooney without crying. Seriously. It is so moving and relates so beautifully the truth that our worth is without measure. As women, we're all just grown up girls who have struggled with this. A lot of us are still struggling to know and live into our own value, and those of us with daughters want something drastically different for them.


I see you dressed in white
Every wrong made right
I see a rose in bloom
At the sight of you (oh so priceless)
Irreplaceable, unmistakable, incomparable
Darling, it's beautiful
I see it all in you (oh so priceless)

Inspired by true events, PRICELESS is a powerful drama/thriller about James Stevens who at one time was a good man with a great life -- but then things drastically changed. After the tragic death of his wife and losing custody of his little girl, James found himself at the darkest crossroad of his life. Angry, desperate, and unable to hold down a steady job, he agreed to drive a box truck on a one-time trip cross country for cash -- no questions asked. Then he discovered what he was delivering, and he was faced with a life-changing choice. No spoilers! Go see the movie.

No matter what you've heard, this is what your worth
More than all the money or the diamonds and pearls
Oh this is who you are
Yeah this is who you are

 

I said it to Joel during the interview, and I'll say it again here. It is awesome to hear a guy talk about women the way Joel does. As he put it so beautifully, “Part of the DNA of for KING & COUNTRY is this idea of respect and honor in relationships and women being priceless. "What we’ve found in our beliefs as men is that people are made equal. The film continues the idea that no one is a commodity and everyone deserves to be loved and loved well."

Sisters, we can start again
Give honor till the end
Love, we can start again
Brothers, we can start again
Give honor till the end
Yeah, we can start again

 

PRICELESS opens in theatres this weekend. Go see this movie and be encouraged by someone willing to take a stand against forces in this world that stand between women and the life that God designed for them.

Links for Today’s Show

PRICELESS Official Movie

for KING & COUNTRY website

“Priceless” song (Audio)

 

 


Erin Weidemann
Erin Weidemann

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Erin Weidemann is a teacher turned professional author and speaker. A former college athlete, Erin is also a five-time cancer survivor. She lives in Encinitas, California with her husband Brent and their daughter Rooney. Alongside her husband, she is the co-founder of Bible Belles, a company that helps girls discover real beauty through the female heroes of the Bible.



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