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It’s what’s inside that matters…

Too Big for My Skin October 24, 2009

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Watch this– it’s lovely.

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I *heart* Derek Webb November 1, 2008

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I Still Believe…. February 10, 2008

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The Handsome Hunk crashed the car on the way to church this morning. He is fine. He thinks the car is fine. We can’t get it until tomorrow because the tow truck place is closed on Sundays. (apparently they will tow your car on Sunday’s you just can’t have it back? Is that weird to only me?)

So, in light of this wonderful news I thought I would share with you all my very favorite song. This is one of those songs that you turn on when you’re having a bad day. You know one of those songs that you crank up and sing at the top of your lungs? The one that you can put on repeat and listen to over and over and over and it never loses it’s power to move your very soul? It’s one of those. It’s hip-hoppity and yea….just wonderful. The amazingly talented Crystal Lewis sings it on her Fearless album. I don’t have a recording–actually I don’t feel like trying to track it down (maybe I will later)— to put on here, so you just get to read the wonderful lyrics written by the very gifted Kirk Franklin……

When I can’t feel your love for me
the pain in my soul it won’t let me see
I imagine you here and it dries up my tears
even though I can’t see I still believe

I believe in love
I believe in peace
I believe someday you’ll return for me
I believe in things that I cannot see
and when my heart says no I still believe

Just when I think my faith is gone
I hear your sweet voice crying out “hold on”
it’s amazing how we, we’re always meant to be
and now I can breathe again

I believe in love
I believe in peace
I believe someday you’ll return for me
I believe in things that I cannot see
and when my heart says no
I still believe

I believe the sun will shine again
and this loneliness someday will end
I will stand right here ’til your voice I hear
forever and always

I believe in love
I believe in peace
I believe someday you’ll return for me
I believe in things that I cannot see
and when my heart says no
I still believe

 

Powerful Song and Video December 27, 2007

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Stay by Sugarland
“The inspiration for it was, I heard Reba McEntire’s ‘Whoever’s in New England,’ and I thought, ‘What a great song.'” Jennifer Nettles says. “I really liked the story of it. At the same time, it’s a story that you hear a lot — the jilted lover, the one who has been cheated on. I thought, ‘You know, in that situation, there are three people hurting. Ain’t nobody really happy. What if you were bold enough to tell the story of that other woman, and what she feels like in loving someone that is not fully hers either and knowing that there’s another woman that’s hurting because she’s in the picture?’ That’s complex, adult stuff. Ultimately, it’s about the redemption of loving oneself enough to realize, ‘I am worth more than this situation. We’re all worth more than this situation, really.'”

I’m not in anyway supporting adultery. But so many times we focus solely on the one being cheated on. This song gives the perspective of the one being cheated with. It puts us in their “shoes” so to speak. Anyways…take it for what it is…I think it’s a great song and video, even if it’s not about a very “morale” topic it is about life. And this has happened/is happening to too many women and men.

 

I’m Hooked December 22, 2007

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on Brooke Fraser. (Thanks Kat!) She is amazing. Here are a few of her songs for you to enjoy!

This one is called Albertine

“now that i have seen i am responsible
faith without deeds is dead.”

This one is called Shadowbox

“when the world is falling out from under me
i will still be found in You, still standing
every fear and accusation under my feet
when time and space are through
i’ll be found in You”

This one is called Lifeline

“wake-up feeling convicted
i know somethings not right
reacquaint my knees with the carpet
i have to get this out”

This one is called Arithmetic

“’cause if i add, if i subtract
if i give it all, try to take some back
i’ve forgotten the freedom that comes from the fact
that You are the sum
so You are the One i want”

 

Lullaby To Blue-Eyed Boy: October 16, 2007

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Dragon tales and the “water is wide”
Pirate’s sail and lost boys fly
Fish bite moonbeams every night
And I love you

Godspeed, little man
Sweet dreams, little man
Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels wings
Godspeed
Sweet dreams

The rocket racer’s all tuckered out
Superman’s in pajamas on the couch
Goodnight moon, will find the mouse
And I love you

Godspeed, little man
Sweet dreams, little man
Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels wings
Godspeed
Sweet dreams

God bless mommy and match box cars
God bless dad and thanks for the stars
God hears “Amen,” wherever we are
And I love you

Godspeed, little man
Sweet dreams, little man
Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels wings
Godspeed
Sweet dreams

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