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Feeling good or at least singing about it

March 15, 2012 1 comment

Driving around Manila yesterday, I found myself listening to the following song and somehow it picked up my spirits a bit.  Maybe it will yours as well!

Worship with drums

January 25, 2012 1 comment

After a week away in silence, maybe I appreciate the worship these guys lead us into with drums!  Oh yeah!

First, the Little Drummer Boy Rocks

And after listening to that, I thought of the Prayer as Creativity short video produced by 24-7 prayer guys

prayer-as-creativity

In the end, we have to give up control

November 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Two outstanding songs here from JJ Heller. In the End and Control.

First a few of the lyrics to JJ Heller’s powerful new song In the End.

Oh this silly heart of mine

Looking for new things to buy
Nothing really satisfies
In the end, in the end
Greed is making fools of us
Waging war betraying trust
Empires only fade to dust
In the end, in the end

Safety is not for sale.
[You can not buy peace of mind]
Earthly defenses fail
[There's nothing new under the sky]
Build your kingdom all your life
And say goodbye
In the end, in the end

And you can listen here to the music on youtube.

Partial lyrics below to her song “control”

Oh, control
It’s time, time to let you go

Perfection has a price
But I cannot afford to live that life
It always ends the same; a fight I never win

Oh, control
It’s time, time to let you go

I’m letting go of the illusion
I’m letting go of the confusion
I can’t carry it another step
I close my eyes and take a breath
I’m letting go, letting go

You can listen to the song on youtube as well–I must admit that I did not care for the official music video and so I prefer just listening to the music at this youtube site

 

 

Music for reflection by Daniel Martin Moore

July 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Here are a couple of songs by Daniel Martin Moore that I have enjoyed this year.  Best listened to when you can be in a quiet place and have some time for reflection.

O My Soul

In the Cool of the Day

Celebration of my birthday in song

May 2, 2011 Leave a comment

After 56 years, I have learned a lot:

The nature of the problem: me

God, awake my soul!

Not guilty anymore!

Because I dance with the melody of your love

Music from around the world

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Posted this two years ago but after listening to these two music videos today, they are so good that they deserve another post for anyone who may have missed them. Enjoy Bono (on war) and other less famous but equally talented musicians!  Playing for change are always adding new videos–check them out here

A couple of early and favorite songs from playing for change.  Great fun!!

Why the cross? We Sing “Jesus”

April 20, 2011 Leave a comment

the burden the release by kathy hastings

Following are the lyrics to “We sing Jesus,” written by a former OMF missionary, Frank Houghton. Song is based upon 2 Cor 8:9, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.”

Listen and download David Ward singing the song here. 

Paintings are from The Vancouver Art Project II.  Check them out.

Off to a contemplative (read silent) Lenten retreat tomorrow near a volcano that is threatening to blow up.  No internet until Sunday evening. Have a great Easter all.

Here are Houghton’s lyrics:

the longing the love by kathy hastings

You Who were rich beyond all splendor,
All for love’s sake became so poor;
Thrones for a manger You surrendered,
Sapphire-paved courts for stable floor.

Chorus:
So we sing, “Jesus!”–
You humbled Yourself to death on a cross.
We sing, “Jesus!”–
Come for love’s sake to rescue us.

You Who were God beyond all praising,
All for love’s sake became a man;
Stooping so low, but sinners raising
Heav’nward by God’s eternal plan.

the journey the destination by kathy hastings

You Who are love beyond all telling,
Savior and King, we worship You.
Emmanuel, within us dwelling,
Our minds and hearts, we pray, renew.

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