January 23, 2014 – Instead of a Show by Jon Foreman
We just started a new(ish) thing with my homegroup: reading through books of the Bible. We read through the whole book (usually a smaller one), and then discuss afterwards. And I’m loving it. This week we’ll be reading Amos, and in concordance to some prep, I’ve been reminded of a beautiful, authentic song by one of my favorite song writers. Straight out of Amos 5…
December 21, 2014 – The Struggle by Tenth Avenue North
I seem to be in a renaissance-type season recently. I’m experiencing a renewed love for many things I used by go crazy for, but, up until recently, began to let go. Like pumpkin pie, and Mo-Town music, and Tenth Avenue North.
They lyrics in this song are powerful: “Hallelujah, we are free to struggle; we’re not struggling to be free!!!”
April 28, 2014 – Felix Culpa by Kings Kaleidoscope
And still I’m a wicked, wretched man, I do everything I hate
I am fighting to be god, I seethe and claw and thrash and shake
I have killed and stacked the dead, on a throne from which I reign
In the end I just want blood, and with His blood my hands are stained
See the God who reigns on high, He has opened His own veins
From His wounds a rushing torrent that can wash it all away
Grace upon grace, upon grace upon grace
December 14, 2013 – Buried in the Grave by All Sons and Daughters
Two weeks into advent and the Anticipation series, my mind has been thinking about Jesus’s life quite a bit lately. His death most recently, as it seems that the past few days’ verses have been all centered on the passion week. This song came from somewhere in the vault of my mind, and I’m really enjoying the revisitation. Take a second to watch the story video below, and relive what that Saturday must have been like.
December 10, 2013 – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by Citizens
I’ve developed a renewed appreciation for certain Christmas carols recently. Aside from being an essential part of building anticipation for Christmas, these songs have a lot of truth in them. Take this one, for instance. Helps that it’s been covered by an incredible band. Just listen to that brass!
December 3, 2013 – I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm by Kay Starr
I don’t have a “love” and it’s absolutely frigid outside, so I’m definitely not warm. But I do have this song stuck in my head. I discovered this album last week and have been putting some serious miles on it. As Bing Crosby says, give a whirl sometime.
December 2, 2013 – Pilot Me by Josh Garrels
The perky intro to this song has been the soundtrack of my day today. I love the outdoor-jam-sesh feel in this video; it just adds to the greatness of an honest simple song.
December 2, 2013 – Words Remain by Josh Garrels
The musical creativity of this song. The incredible tenderness, unpolished tone and reverence of his voice. The poetic truth in the lyrics. I just love this song/artist.