I have discovered some old songs I wrote and recorded over a decade ago. I am in the process of remixing them and putting them out on soundcloud and calling it “The Hindsight Project”. Have a listen.
One of the more complete songs found on my old recorder. I did a fresh mixdown of the tracks but the vocals, I found, can only be helped so much when you record with a cheap mic. Absolutely no computers were used for tracking and has made this process interesting. Total old school and forcing me to be creative with the mix.
If you ever get the opportunity to see The Brilliance live, you must do it. AAAAA-mazing
A great playlist from Spotify. Enjoy!
Build Your Kingdom Here ~ Rend Collective Experiment
Come set Your rule and reign
In our hearts again
Increase in us we pray
Unveil why we’re made
Come set our hearts ablaze with hope
Like wildfire in our very souls
Holy Spirit come invade us now
We are Your church
We need Your pow’r in us
We seek Your kingdom first
We hunger and we thirst
Refuse to waste our lives
For You’re our joy and prize
To see the captives’ hearts released
The hurt the sick the poor at peace
We lay down our lives for heaven’s cause
We are Your church
We pray revive this earth
Build Your kingdom here
Let the darkness fear
Show Your mighty hand
Heal our streets and land
Set Your church on fire
Win this nation back
Change the atmosphere
Build Your kingdom here we pray
Unleash Your kingdom’s pow’r
Reaching the near and far
No force of hell can stop
Your beauty changing hearts
You made us for much more than this
Awake the kingdom seed in us
Fill us with the strength and love of Christ
We are Your church
We are the hope on earth
David Crowder handed a song from Chris Tomlin. How amazing would that be?! Worship Together has a great site for Worship Leaders. Here is the song, the story behind it and how to play it. Sweet!
It’s not a business, but the Christian-based nonprofit Compassion International probably has as much impact on the Pikes Peak area economy as any for-profit enterprise, and its presence keeps growing. And growing. And growing some more.The organization, which works to alleviate poverty among children worldwide, has grown so much since moving to Colorado Springs in 1980 that it has its own zip code and is the largest nonprofit in an area that has more than 2,000 of them.
More notes from my study on Worship that I want to share with you.
Excerpt from Authentic Worship & Faithful Music Making ~Harold Best
Citizens~ In Tenderness
In tenderness he sought me, weary and sick with sin
And on His shoulders brought me, back to His fold again
While angels in His presence sang, until the courts of heaven rang.
Oh, the love that sought me!
Oh, the blood that bought me!
Oh, the grace that brought me to the fold of God
Grace that brought me to the fold of God.
He died for me while I was sinning, needy and poor and blind
He whispered to assure me: “I’ve found thee; thou art Mine”
I never heard a sweeter voice, it made my aching heart rejoice.
Upon His grace I’ll daily ponder, and sing anew His praise
With all adoring wonder, His blessings I retrace
It seems as if eternal days, are far too short to sing His praise.
As I was waiting for my car to be serviced, I came across some old podcasts that I have been meaning to listen too but never got around to it. God wanted me to listen to this one apparently, as I was drawn to the title and WHOA…if this doesn’t change your mindset…well I think it will.
19 “Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.20 And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores, 21 and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man’s table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. 22 Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and *saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried out and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony.26 And [r]besides all this, between us and you there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over from here to you will not be able, and that none may cross over from there to us.’ 27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father’s house— 28 for I have five brothers—in order that he may warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham *said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 But he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!’ 31 But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’”
‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ For thus says the Lord God of Israel concerning the houses of this city…Jeremiah 33:3-4
It wasn’t called for in any forecast. No one saw it coming. Jumping around from news cast to news cast the last couple days to keep up on the newest evacuations for the fire raging near my house, I know none of them called for it. But HE called for it, RAIN!
A true miracle was witnessed today and answer to prayer! Even our Mayor publically praised God on TV for it. God answers prayer people! Out of nowhere, precious rain fell onto the scorched earth, the dry land yet to be burned, and best of all, the fire. Even the news anchors were totally caught off guard. Mandatory evacuation areas have been lifted and people are being allowed back to their homes. A sense of overwhelming peace tonight that only the Prince of Peace can bring.
….call for songs of loudest praise!!!!!!