Wednesday, February 27, 2013

One Liners

It's sorta a quote. Mostly it's a beautiful reminder that 
what is to come is an infinite amount more important than
what is going on here.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Narrow Road

There are moments where words just fit together in a way that perfectly makes sense. Usually they come as a surprise, a random stroke of genius at a time when you least expect it. This was what happened to me last night. I had been tossing and turning in bed when a sentence floated through my mind. And then it floated through a few more times... So I pulled out my journal and wrote it down.

"Plan things on your own and you will fail, but follow God's path for you and you will succeed in ways that you would have never imagined." 

This reminds me of a Sanctus Real song that I've had on replay for the past few weeks. The lyrics of the second verse go:

"I'm starting to see why this is called the narrow road
Cause if I wanna walk this way, oh I've gotta stay close
I'd leave anything in the fire to bring us together
I want nothing between my soul and my Savior"

We are called to walk a narrow road. And we are told in Matthew 7:14 that few will find it. I don't know about you but for me that means that I want all the help that I can get! Psalm 37:23 tells us that "The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives." God wants to be a part of every single little detail in our lives. He doesn't want to leave us hanging. He wants us to prosper. The key is that we need to have our plans lined up with His. Sometimes that means that we will have to discard plans totally and other times they might need to change just a little bit. We also need to trust that He always has our best interests in mind.

So if you're feeling discouraged by what is going on in your life right now and you don't know why God hasn't placed you where you want to be, don't worry. Trust. He will provide answers, and though they might not be the ones that you want hear, they'll be the answers that you need to hear.

"Commit everything you do to the Lord. 
Trust him, and he will help you."
-Psalm 37:5

"God intends to give us what we need, not what we now think we want."
- C.S. Lewis

Friday, February 22, 2013

Chariots - SOTW

This is a little different than stuff that I usually post... but since I was
on an Indie roll this week (see my Wednesday post here on another Indie band)
I thought I'd share this one. I love how unique it is!

Song: Chariots
Artist: Future of Forestry

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Here's My Hallelujah

I know that Wednesday is usually reserved for quotes but this Wednesday I want to share a beautiful song from an unknown artist with you. Listen to it here!

"My Savior, I'm broken down and speechless
And all that's left is a simple melody.
But I offer it, so hear my words, O Jesus

From the depths of my soul, I'm crying out

So here's my hallelujah
So here's my hallelujah
I'm gonna sing it to You
So here's my hallelujah

There are no words that could ever describe Your greatness
There are no songs that could ever be enough
And though I'm not perfect, I'm giving You my worship
From the depths of my soul, I'm crying out

I'm pouring out my heart
My soul is singing out hallelujah
God, You are so good I can't keep from singing

So here's my hallelujah
So here's my hallelujah
I can't keep from singing
My hallelujah

~Here's My Hallelujah by Imani Worship

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

CD Review - Run

Run by Sanctus Real
Sanctus Real has been around for quite some time now but I haven't been a fan of theirs for very long. Their last CD (Pieces of a Real Heart) made their way onto my computer and after a quick listen it was on replay for a looong time after that original discovery. This CD, Run, is one that has been on repeat since I bought it as well. Though they aren't a band with a particularly unique sound, this band's lyrics hit the mark every time. Their song Pray is a beautiful, honest song that is relaxing and easy to relate too. They have a great mixture of deep, soulful melodies and fun, upbeat songs on this CD, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a new Christian worship CD to listen to.

Try:  Pray, Promises or Run

Friday, February 15, 2013

Heaven Waits for Me - SOTW

This lady is beautiful inside and out. She is also amazingly talented
AND she uses her gifts to glorify God. 

Title: Heaven Waits For Me
Artist: Jenny Simmons

p.s. review of her full cd here

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Presence of God

"We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God.

The world is crowded with Him."

-C.S. Lewis

Weekly challenge: Look for God's presence in the little things. 

-- Romans 1: 20 --
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Letting You Go

Letting You Go by Jenny Simmons

Pray - SOTW

Man, these guys are awesome.

Title: Pray
Artist: Sanctus Real

p.s. their whole new CD is awesome! review coming soon!

Monday, February 4, 2013

CD Review - The Becoming

The Becoming - Jenny Simmons
I have been a fan of Addison Road for a few years and have seen them twice in concert. When I heard they had gone separate ways I was very disappointed. Then I found out that Jenny was coming out with her own CD! Any fans of Addison Road will not be disappointed with this CD, and those looking for a new awesome female singer to listen to look no further.

It's a beautiful mix of Addison Road and a cleaner sound with awesome lyrics (of course). Jenny is able to showcase her voice and songwriting in a fantastic way in this album. Broken Hallelujah is my favorite so far after hearing the album a few times, but I enjoy all of the songs on the album, especially the lyrics. Jenny is beautiful inside and out, and her love for God shines through this album.

Try: What Faith's About and Heaven Waits for Me