Category Archives: music

Kyrie Eleison and My Mental Breakdown

Quite a few years ago, I somehow connected with this song in a very desperate place. I was terribly manic. I had found my way somehow from Alaska to Cambridge, England. It was there I wandered the streets  talking to … Continue reading

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“Fool’s Wisdom”–Malcolm & Alwyn, 1973

Alwyn Wall, Jano Wall and Tom Hooper at Calvary Chapel Melbourne, Florida, playing “Fool’s Wisdom.” Malcolm and Alwyn were a popular British gospel beat music group in the 1970s. They played Beatles-influenced rock music with lyrics reflecting their conversion to … Continue reading

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Living Incandescently

“7 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7, NLT Sometimes my mental … Continue reading

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Still Figuring It All Out

And I’m Still Learning I’ve learned — 1 that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. I’ve learned — 2 that no matter how … Continue reading

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Calibrating Your Heart to His

“May the patience and encouragement that come from God allow you to live in harmony with each other the way Christ Jesus wants.” Romans 15:5 “Now make me completely happy! Live in harmony by showing love for each other. Be … Continue reading

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A Stranger to Your Holiness

Below are the lyrics to a CCM song that I listened to over and over, circa 1982-83. The album is Steve Camp‘s, “Shake Me to Wake Me“, and there are several songs of reasonable significance on it.  Unfortunately, I no … Continue reading

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Karma, Grace and Bono

Bono, on God’s grace: “At the center of all religions is the idea of karma. You know, what you put out comes back to you: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth… It’s clear to me that … Continue reading

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