Category Archives: music

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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Madness Dancing, [Something Different]

Madness Dancing, by Bob Bennett 1990 Cornerstone Music Festival Songs from a playlist on my ‘iTouch.’ An old classic by a Christian singer/songwriter that is one of my favorites. This expresses my own heart toward worship, and reminds me of … Continue reading

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My Mental Breakdown, [Kyrie Eleison]

Quite a few years ago, I was terribly manic. I had found my way somehow from Alaska to Cambridge, England. It was there I wandered the streets  talking to myself, lost and disoriented. It was 2002 and I had just … Continue reading

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Still Figuring It All Out, [Hopeful Wisdom]

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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“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, [Light]

“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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“Thy Mercy Beams I See”

Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies By: Charles Wesley Christ, whose glory fills the skies, Christ, the true and only light, Sun of righteousness, arise, Triumph over the shades of night; Dayspring from on high, be near; Daystar, in my … Continue reading

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