Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me

I love CityAlight!  I’ve listened to their albums and appreciate their ability (willingness) to create songs that are meant for congregations to sing together.  The music is good and the writing is wonderful. Here’s their latest single: Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but…..

The Sweetest Gift

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3browtvP7k

Wow!

Its’ a simple song, but carries a deep sense of grief wrapped in the hope of God.  I hope you’ll listen, and, if your heart is burdened by the loss of a loved one, that you would be encouraged today.

Christmas is about hope, peace and love.  And it all came to us in Christ.  So, may our Lord bring to you those gifts.

Stay blessed…john

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……