Savor the Flavor

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BACKSTORY

Cindy’s dad lived with us for 5 1/2 years at the end of his earthly life. We had some amazing conversations over those years as we were in the same house together. 

It’s no secret that I love hot food. The hotter the better, but it has to taste good, not just be hot. Tabasco-hot sauce does that for me. I put it on most things. 

One day as I was loading up my food with Tabasco (the "nectar of the gods" as I call it), IJ (Cindy’s dad) said to me in that beautiful southern accent he had, “Mark, you need to savor the flavor”.  He always thought I should just enjoy the food without putting anything on it. 

He also used to say to Cindy and me, “Y’all run too fast. You need to stop and smell the roses”. Ultimately, he was right. We were running fast and it was hard to “savor the flavor” of the day. It was hard to appreciate the day and what God offered us in terms of peace and joy. 

I wrote this song with these things in mind-things I saw in myself and things I see in others. 

Savor the Flavor is a call to stop and appreciate what we are given this day. 

Breathe deep and take in the beauty of the day. Love your family, love life, love people, take some smart risks, work hard, play hard, seek the Lord in all things. 

We invite you to “Savor the Flavor” today. 

Peace 

Mark

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LYRICS

Savor the flavor of the day 

Live my life the only way 

Love my wife, love life, love people

Don’t waste my time, there’s not that much 

I gotta be kind but I gotta be tough 

I got to be smart but take some risks 

Do the work to make that pitch 

Savor the flavor   

 

When I am hurting, everything else seems worse 

When I can’t break through, there’s nothing that seems to work 

When I can’t even seem to find, the simplest things in life 

That brings a laugh or even a little smile 

I need to stop… 

 

And savor the flavor of the day 

Live my life the only way 

Love my wife, love life, love people 

Don’t waste my time, there’s not that much 

I gotta be kind but I gotta be tough 

I got to be smart but take some risks 

Do the work to make that pitch 

Savor the flavor   

 

When people start talking 

Their words can run me through 

And when I start listening 

Those very words can take root 

But when I renew my mind 

It’s amazing what I find 

A whole new world 

And I can say… 

 

Savor the flavor of the day 

Live my life the only way 

Love my wife, love life, love people 

Don’t waste my time, there’s not that much 

I gotta be kind but I gotta be tough 

I got to be smart but take some risks 

Do the work to make that pitch 

Savor the flavor   

 

(Bridge)

This day has so much good to taste 

What am I waiting for 

What am I waiting for 

 

Savor the flavor of the day 

Live my life the only way 

Love my wife, love life, love people 

Don’t waste my time, there’s not that much 

I gotta be kind but I gotta be tough 

I got to be smart but take some risks 

Do the work to make that pitch 

Savor the flavor   

 

This day has so much good to taste 

What are you waiting for 

What are you waiting for