Rhyme and Reason with Tony Funderburk

Rhyme and Reason with Tony Funderburk

In each episode of the Rhyme and Reason Podcast, Tony Funderburk shares how life makes sense. As an author of more than 20 books for adults and kids, and a songwriter with hundreds of songs to his credit, Tony wants to show you why you’re important. Get some free words and music by jumping on the Rhyme and Reason Bandwagon at TonyFunderburk.com It’s like a backstage pass to the secrets of eternal life.

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April 22, 2021 7 min

Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs

Back in the day (as they say) there was a short expression to describe somebody who could run fast. It went like this, “Man, he can really move it.” Do they still say that? I don’t know. But I probably … Read the rest...

Move it or lose it. It’s up to you to choose it.

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Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs

Life is full of up’s and down’s. But that’s part of what makes it so interesting. Because it’s not the easy stuff that makes you stronger. It’s the tough stuff. And if you’ve lived longer than a couple of decades, … Read the rest...

Tough stuff can make you tough enough

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It’s been a weird April this year. And I’m in a particularly contemplative way as I think about what the past 7 days included. A second drive to Kansas, in the past couple of months. But not for fun. Because … Read the rest...

Contemplative way on a certain birthday

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The short speeches were over. The room was put back in order. And the leftovers, sound system, and other ceremonial items were carried out, packed into cars, and driven away. So, all that was left of this celebration of my … Read the rest...

Spreading the ashes with dampened eyelashes

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Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs

Today was the day. Friends and family spent time together, in the little town of Gardner, Kansas, celebrating Mom. She died on February 11 of this year (2021) and left the aches and pains of this world to go live … Read the rest...

Celebrating Mom with a memorial Psalm

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April 16, 2021 10 min

Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs

I was a big fan of the popular duo from the seventies, Loggins and Messina. And when my brother and I started actually getting paid to play music, Loggins and Messina songs were a significant part of our repertoire. They … Read the rest...

Peace of mind to those left behind

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Hey, you might not know it. But I’m a podcasting host. And the podcast is zooming up on 700 episodes. But, to most of the listening (and non-listening) world, I’m still a ghost. Yeah, I know it’s hard to believe … Read the rest...

Podcasting host doesn’t wanna be a ghost

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Almost 20 years ago (and it seems like last week) I wrote about the sad state of truth in this world. And what’s even sadder is…my song is even more apropos now. Real Truth is eternal. But in the here … Read the rest...

Truth is eternal. Put that in your journal.

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April 7, 2021 12 min

Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs

I’ve mentioned before how I enjoyed superhero comic books when I was a kid. And I mentioned how I didn’t dive into them nearly as much as other guys I knew back then. And I bring it up, now, because … Read the rest...

Hawk and dove and the perfect love

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Life. Love. And freedom. Hope. Bread. And water. Joy. And a rock-solid promise. Yeah, I’ve definitely got something to sing about. And when I say “sing,” that’s how I cheer. Because, for me, singing is the best form of celebration. … Read the rest...

Something to sing about in this era of doubt

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“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” If you’re a principled person, or if you’re someone who knows the difference between good and evil, you’ve probably heard that quote by Edmund Burke. … Read the rest...

Stand for something right and never lose sight

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Elgielene and I were driving down the highway the other day, and we saw a small herd of longhorn cattle. And we both commented on how healthy they looked. We could tell it was at least partly because they were … Read the rest...

Greener pastures do exist. How’s that for a twist?

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April 2, 2021 10 min

Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” You’ve heard that more than once I bet. And it sure applies to Christian doctrinal differences. Because I see it more and more, with each passing year, how Christians put words … Read the rest...

What you know that just ain’t so

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John Lennon, that slightly famous Beatles guy, once said the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. And I actually think he might’ve been taken a little out of context by reporters and fans at the time. Because I’ve checked into … Read the rest...

Influencers and teens and psychedelic scenes

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Oh, the dreadful misery. The likes of which the world might never see again. And it’s a miracle anything or anyone survived it. Of course, I’m talking about the Dark Ages of the world of art. It was the time … Read the rest...

Dark ages and writing stages on pages

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March 30, 2021 7 min

Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs

They sure had some silly lyrics in the hits from the 50’s. For the most part it was one innocent song of love after another. Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing – You Make Me Feel So Young – When I … Read the rest...

Innocent song has been gone so long

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Sometimes people ask me why I spend so much effort writing “Christian stuff” instead of just writing “more popular music.” And the short answer is, because there’s so much of the “popular stuff” that’s anti-God. So, there’s an urgent need … Read the rest...

Christian stuff is hardly tough enough

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Do you speak Psalms? And how fluent is your Hymns? Or what about Spiritualese? What’s that you say? You don’t speak any of those languages? And you don’t even believe they ARE languages. Well, I guess, technically, they aren’t languages. … Read the rest...

Speak to me in a melody because it’s neighborly

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OK, this is a manly post. So, women are only allowed as long as they intend to use the information to help the men in their lives. Are we clear? Good. Let’s proceed… As I was searching for some clothes, … Read the rest...

Manly dude’s attitudes and platitudes

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March 26, 2021 6 min

Tony Funderburk - Music Producer, Author, Singer Songwriter, Podcaster in Colorado Springs

Ode to Joy is a musical and spiritual alloy. Even if Ludwig didn’t mean it that way. And of course, I’m talking about Beethoven’s Symphony #9. Or at least a section of it. If you wanna give your brain a … Read the rest...

Ode to Joy is a mighty fine alloy

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