Musical Monday - 9/27/10

A great time for me to reflect and think is when I'm washing dishes and I love to put on some tunes to help me focus on the task at hand. Last night I turned on Pandora and Heather had added a station on my phone that I had forgotten about till it started playing. JJ Heller has such a smooth voice. Every song I've heard from her is so easy on the ears. So today I thought I would share one that really caught my ear and I basically stopped washing the dishes and just listened. The version below is a live recording so there is a little less going on in the song which I think makes the song even better because you don't have as many distractions so you can really listen to the lyrics. I encourage you to stop and listen for a few minutes. Have a great Monday!

Musical Monday - 9/20/10

Have you ever heard a song and everything about it seems to work? The lyrics, the way the singer sings those lyrics, the guitar parts, the drums, the message behind the song, everything... That's what 'Your Love Never Fails' is for me. I'm a super huge fan of Jesus Culture. I love both Chris Quilala's and Kim Walker-Smith's voices. But they're only a part of what makes Jesus Culture so powerful.

The chorus just blows me away every time I sing it. No truer words could be said.

You stay the same through the ages
Your love never changes
There may be pain in the night
But joy comes with the morning
When the oceans rage
I don't have to be afraid
Because I know that You love me
And Your love never fails

I found these scriptures when I was looking up the lyrics and these are what the song is referencing:

1 Corinthians 13:8
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

Enjoy and I pray that you have a most wonderful Monday!

Musical Monday - 9/13/10

I thought I had this week's selection picked out last week, but last night I heard a great 80s song while Heather and I were on a little date. You can't deny that A-ha's video for 'Take On Me' was ahead of it's time. I mean come was 1985 and they integrated hand drawn cartoons with live action...into a music video! There probably were other's who did the same, but I love it when they shoot into their falsetto. Enjoy this lovely classic 80s tune. It's so absurdly catchy that I'll bet you won't get past the intro before your foot starts to tap.