I thought I’d continue doing my Wednesday Selah posts throughout October’s Write 31 Days project. Each one will feature a hymn written by a woman. I’m also choosing my favorite performances of the hymn by a woman. I learned something new which lets me start with one of my absolute favorite hymns. Be Thou My … [Read more…]
It’s been a long time since I posted one of my Wednesday Selah posts. A quick refresher: Selah is a term in the Psalms that has commonly been translated as “pause.” I wrote more about it in the introductory post to the series. I thought I would restart the series with a song that has … [Read more…]
We’ve all heard the voices. Those voices in our head that sometimes whisper and sometimes scream that we don’t measure up. “I need to do it all.” “My life doesn’t have a purpose.” “I don’t belong.” “I don’t have much to offer.” “I’m not smart enough.” But, to each of these lies, God speaks … [Read more…]
Sometimes I need the most encouragement with all is well in the world. When everything falls apart, it’s easier for me to call on the Lord. Friends instinctively step in to offer words of encouragement, helping hands and sometimes stunning dishes I could never hope to make in my kitchen. The church family will pray – … [Read more…]
This week’s music/worship break features a song from the soon-to-be released David Crowder album, American Prodigal. I heard a short snippet of this song on Twitter, and immediately tweeted that I had a feeling the new record is going to be epic. I stand by that opinion after hearing this song in its entirety.
Earlier this week, a friend posted the words to one of Keith Green‘s most memorable songs along with a picture of a sunrise at the beach. Just seeing those words reminded me how much I loved Green’s music even though I was only beginning to discover it when he died in a plane crash at … [Read more…]
One thing we need to put out there about these “Wednesday Selah” posts; it doesn’t matter if the song is fast, slow or in between. The whole point is to take a break from the craziness of the week. Or, at least, that’s my interpretation. Ancient Israel may have had other ideas. Then again, they … [Read more…]
Take a break tonight. Don’t watch the news. Steer clear of politics. Focus on the One who is forever. Remember that – as the spoken word artist, Isaac Wimberly, says in the video – hope has a name, Jesus. P.S. You can read the poem Wimberly performs on his website. I love the ending … So … [Read more…]
I have loved Christy Nockels music for a long time, but this is the song I sing when I’m driving, cleaning or just hustling around the house. It’s become my everyday prayer. Lyrics are below the video. (P.S. Christy recently started a podcast called The Glorious in the Mundane. check it out!) Lyrics Let it … [Read more…]
I promise. One day there will be other posts to accompany all this music, but let’s just enjoy this one from Jesus Culture for now. Lyrics are in the video.