Sing Christmas! | Music Monday

I’m late.  I know. I know. It’s Wednesday, and I’m posting Music Monday.  If it makes you feel better, I planned to post this on Monday, but forgot.  Yea, I know, that’s so unlike me to forget anything. Our Chancel Choir hosted their annual Christmas Cantata this weekend.  It’s always a blessing to hear the Christmas story told with music.  I’m grateful for the people that spent many months preparing for this year’s event. This…..

Eim Eshkachech | Music Monday

Gloria and I like to watch foreign films.  It’s intriguing to glimpse into other cultures.

A few years ago we watched (through Netflix, I believe) Fill the Void.  It is a Hebrew film about a young woman who is pressured into marrying her late sister’s husband.  There’s a bit more to it than that, but you get the idea.  I think you’ll be captivated by the movie, but it’s the music that I remember.

Specifically, the song I am sharing today is one that bounces around in my mind from time to time.  It is based on Psalm 137:

How can we sing the songs of the Lord
while in a foreign land?
If I forget you, Jerusalem,
may my right hand forget its skill.
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
if I do not remember you,
if I do not consider Jerusalem
my highest joy.

You may not understand Hebrew; I’m limited. But you can listen to the song, read the passage and be inspired.

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Stay blessed…john

He made it

I’ve been listening to Lecrae since day one.  That was some ten years ago.  Last week, he made some history. What I appreciate most about his music is that it is real hip hop.  Real hip hop stemmed from a people whose voice wasn’t being heard.   It was supposed to be real talk, and music that lifted a generation.  Unfortunately, it morphed into something else.  In so many ways, it’s diminished the potential of another generation……

Listen more than 10 seconds

Truthfully? I caught the final 10 seconds of the song Motown Philly back in 1991, and wasn’t won over by this new group, Boyz II Men.  Their debut was soon after we first heard of another group, Jodeci.  Long live 90’s R&B! Jodeci had the look most people I knew wanted.  Their music surely had a great sound and feel.  They sang love songs, but the kind you didn’t have to be embarrassed to listen to in…..