Monday, April 16, 2012

Jokes.

Oh man.
I'm the worst blogger that has ever blogged.
[Except for Jim Kinder of course :)]
By the way.. if he ever reads my blog I'll delete that. But he's been apologizing for not reading my blog for a month, so it's time for a little joke.  :D

Haha. But really.. I'm sorry that I haven't blogged in a while. Easter was a blast! It also knocked me on my rear end after it was over. Too much fun = sick in bed. And by sick, I just mean overly tired.
So now I'm back in the saddle of planning worship sets, singing and all the other cool things that my job entails. Only problem is that they are resurfacing the Christ Center floor which *sooo unfortunately* makes my office a health hazard to work in. (Hellooooo polyurethane! Pink elephants, anyone?) So I may or may not be blogging outside a local coffee shop enjoying the nice weather!


Over the past few weeks, I've been listening to new worship music, trying to get my ducks in a row as to what we play next as a band in NewSong. It's the coolest part of my job. And over this time, there have been a few songs that I just can't get out of my head and my heart.
First, "O the Blood" by Gateway Music (Kari Jobe leads). It's a hymn-like song that thanks God for the wonderful blood of Jesus.  I usually get a little put out listening to gruesome songs about the blood. Yes, it's beautiful, but it also makes me sad and some songs about the blood are just .. well... gross. This one is different though.. I just love it. It's beautiful.
Second, "You Revive Me" by Christy Nockels from Passion:White Flag. I blogged about that one here but I am still loving it. Mobile, Alabama doesn't have a spring season like the rest of the world, but I try to observe the seasons in my moods and the feeling of revival amongst the trees, grass and me is somehow all connected. God breathes life-giving breath in my heart each day and this song reminds me that I cannot be alive apart from Him. He brought me to life and sustains it within my heart.
Third, "Jesus, Son of God" by Chris Tomlin also from Passion:White Flag. The chorus says "On the altar of our praise/let there be no higher name/ Jesus, Son of God."
MAN!
What a lyric!! How many times have I put something on the altar of praise that doesn't belong there?! And instead of being sad about how I've disappointed God and myself,
I love singing for change!! 
Singing for my heart to be put back in line. 
Singing to God that at the end of the day, I remember that I want Him there and no one else.
Singing my deepest desires.
And even if they aren't, I want them to be, so I'm going to sing them into place.

(You know I give advanced tips to anyone who read this, so I'd listen to this song if you wanna be the worship guru at NewSong on Sunday..)

So anyways. That's just a little of what's going on with my life right now. I'm going to publishing a few more blogs this week so stay tuned and check it out. I'm going to talk about Easter Sunday and a few other neat things.

Here's what we did on Sunday, April 15th:
Lift the Name by New Life Worship
One Thing Remains by Kristian Stanfill
Overcome by Jeremy Camp
Lord, I Need You by Chris Tomlin
From the Corners of the Earth by Starfield

Have a great week and I'll see you soon!

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