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Radio Delilah Rocks America to Sleep

How a woman of faith redeems a notorious name

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
May 12, 2006

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Radio Delilah Rocks America to Sleep
Quite unlike old Samson's lover,
she is honest, wise and kind.
She gives comfort to love's victims
and clear vision when love's blind.

To those bound by guilt's deception,
to those shorn by loneliness,
this Delilah speaks compassion
with advice that's aimed to bless.

Though her life is hardly perfect,
though she's failed more than she's won,
she's a means of grace to millions
when each day is nearly done.

Yes, Delilah has a calling.
She routinely speaks of God
and His undeserved acceptance
that redeems rejects and frauds.

From her radio cathedral,
she gives homilies each night.
And she hears heart-felt confessions
from the lovelorn and uptight.

This unorthodox good shepherd
claims a growing faithful flock
who feel nurtured and protected
through her music, wit and talk.

[Actual letter from Delilah in response to this poem]
 Thank you for the kind words!

Trust me, for there are many areas of my life that are still in keeping with my namesake's demeanor...

But I praise my Lord each and every day that He loves me unconditionally, That His blood was shed for my sins, That He paid the price on the cross that I might not have to pay the price for my many mistakes, sins and short comings... That He has blessed me beyond my wildest dreams and allowed me the privilege to enter into His presence... That I have beautiful children who know Him in a real way... And that my life is filled with amazing friends and lots of love.

Should He call me home tomorrow, I will know that I have been blessed more than any person I have ever met, because I know the condition of my heart and I know I don't deserve any of the wonderful things I have enjoyed. But I hope He allows me to stick around another 55 years and have fun on this planet that He created just for our good pleasure!

If you should share any words about me with your congregation, share that I am a sinner amongst sinners...I have compromised my values and myself dozens of times, even after having made a commitment to the Lord...and yet I know His love is the greatest force in the universe...and I will ever praise His name.
Best Wishes,
Delilah (my older brother's name was Matthew Mark Luke; my parents had a sick sense of humor...)


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Judy Barg from Wheaton, IL writes:
May 12, 2006
I was drawn to this poem and this Delilah woman's comments. I guess I'm comforted to be reminded of how God can use each one of us sinners in big ways. (BTW, can you tell me more about her? Not sure if she's syndicated in Chicago.)

Brooks Gardner from Mebane, NC writes:
May 12, 2006
Once again, Greg has touched stone hearts with his work. I often listen to Delilah in the evenings and find he just as graceous as Greg found her. Deliah is a national treasure. Thanks for reminding us, Greg.

Paula from Leavenworth writes:
May 23, 2006
IM a BIG fan of Delilahs and was for a long time. We don't get her up here, and I miss listening to her alot. Thanks Greg for acknowledge someone thats working for the Lord in a most unique and special way.

Brittany Rimas from Nashville writes:
May 25, 2006
I love Delilah, I listened to her all the time with my dad when I was a little girl... she always played Lady in Red which was our song... she is such an awesome lady... I am so glad that she was on the air in Nashville, I love listening to her... she brought me and my dad together... Shes GREAT!

Tommy petty from ft.worth tx writes:
June 28, 2006
I am so gratefull for Delilah her openess and good heart is so inspireing, get me throught the rough times. I have a partner dying of cancer, we fight the world,and fight the insurance companys on a daily bassis. it is so nice to have a true heart that telld us to realx unwind it is so nice to hear that we in our troubles forgett that and listining to her show has been a great source of inspiration for us both.

JohnP from Mansfield,Texas writes:
December 29, 2006
Delilah's okay.Nice Lady,But Very Boring!!

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