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Do things really become new every morning?
June 28, 2007, 7:46 pm
Filed under: Culture, Discipleship, Songwriting

I’ve been mulling over some of the psalms for some inspiration for this song I’m trying to finish and a thought popped into my head…  is it me or does the Psalmists really like to say stuff about newness, joy of the lord, etc comes with “the morning”?  I’m still a little vexed about that…

I actually find from my own personal experience that when I sleep, I forget a lot of what I was striving to do the next day?  I find old habits popping up again and I also find a lot of things don’t come across “new”.

i.e.

Psalm 101:8 – “Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land;  I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the Lord.”

This Psalm written by David seems like a vow that he will silence the wicked of the land literally every morning, but of course it is more likely more of a figurative thing…  but I can’t help wondering why this was always the case?  Maybe because in this culture (or at least mine) I don’t wake up to a sunrise or something like that, I wake up to an alarm clock, wake up to an schedule, wake up because I have to…

not because I want to…

I was reminded recently in my brother’s blog, from his class about Conversion with Gordon T. Smith, that you can’t really claim to follow Christ (Christian) if you’re not wanting to be a disciple of Jesus.  I’ve been struggling with being disciplined in the word and sanctifying/consecrating myself daily, especially in the morning…  I wonder how strong is the corrolation between my spiritual vitality and morning devotions really is?

Thoughts?

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Some ROCKIN’ Christian Music!
April 2, 2007, 2:11 am
Filed under: Church, Guitars, Life in general, Songwriting, Worship

I subscribe to the Mars Hill Church (Seattle, Mark Driscoll) podcast and sometimes they also send some of their worship bands audio recordings from live services.  I have to admit, after listening to some of the bands more, I am thoroughly impressed!  I just wanted to give a quick plug to media section at Mars Hill where you can download the bands live service mixes and sermons and stuff if you’re down with Driscoll 😉

Mars Hill Church Media Library

Anyways, there is one song called “Emphasis” that I want to DESPERATELY give props to because of its great biblical lyrics but also awesome rock…  not “christian” rock, but LEGIT rock!  At least how I would say it!  There are two versions, one done by the original writers, Team Strikeforce (yes I know, awesome church band names!) and the other done by E-Pop (something I like just as much if not more).

Team Strikeforce – Emphasis

E-Pop – Emphasis

Just right-click to save.

This song just has this soaring chorus that evokes Ephesians 5:14 “Wake Up O Sleeper, rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you”.

I think it might be possible for me to lead this song someday 😀

If you like their stuff, download more of it on the site 😉

Hallelujah indeed.



Mr. John Mayer…
September 13, 2006, 1:58 am
Filed under: Life in general, Songwriting, Worship

So Johnny Mac’s new album is soon to be released… well, actually released “today” if we’re technically speaking since I’m blogging at 1:16am in the morning…

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