CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM

I really like this song! The lyrics are wonderful, and I was not surprised to see that this was one of Sia’s offerings to another artist. Let the words sink in. I will never fit into the picket-fence utopia and once I stopped trying to do so, I was much happier! Chained to the Rhythm…

WHEN FANS CRY

Today one of my coworkers, who usually checks the news around noonish, blurted out, “Prince died!” I went on the internet immediately to verify.  It was true. Ironically, I had spent the morning searching for and finding the video of a coworker singing, “Purple Rain,” during karaoke at the company Christmas party in 2014 to…

WHEN YOUR CHILDHOOD STARTS DYING

The headlines lit up again today as it was announced that Eagle Glenn Frey had died today.  I’ve had this subject on my mind since the announcement on December 31st that singer Natalie Cole had passed away, and last week, when David Bowie died, I saw the following Tweet which summed up how I felt….

HEAVEN COME MY WAY

This is just the way God orchestrates my life.  My BFF in Cali and I were talking about moving forward and keep pressing on, and after I accidentally set off a death/speed metal concert in my room (at midnight) I stumbled across this song from Abandon Kansas. The words are perfect, just perfect. Heaven Come…

THE ELUSIVE, YET STUNNING BEAUTY WITHIN SUCH MALADY

I enjoy reading the Owl City Blog.   Even though Adam is my mirror age (24), I can identify with so much of what he writes, especially his recent entry about his struggles with insomnia.  It’s a funny thing. Even now I often find myself wide awake staring at the ceiling, and when the Ambien runs out,…

MY HOPE IS FOUND

The song, In Christ Alone (Getty/Townsend)  relates to my last post about learning to die. This song was introduced to me about three years ago in my small group by Joe Ben Combs.  The message is simple, but powerful.  It reminds me of the hope we have in a victory already won. A few weeks…

DISCOVERIES (2009)

Yeah, yeah, so the fever of list making has finally hit me.  DISCOVERIES IN MUSIC Owl City Lady Antebellum Jack’s Mannequin Seabird Barcelona Interestingly enough, I owe most of those discoveries to Joe Ben, who is always ahead of me in discovering great music.  Thank goodness he’s the type of guy who shares. Song that brought me…

HOW HE LOVES

I was originally going to call this entry, “IF GOD LOVES LIKE A HURRICANE, WHY DO I SOMETIMES FEEL LIKE A CONCRETE BUNKER INSTEAD OF A TREE?” but… it was a tad bit long and intimidating in all it’s capitalized letteredness. I am always in awe when one song, when simply read in lyric form…

BREATHE

Ok, so my Inner Geek is showing… I heard this song on the new Stargate Universe last night. I had no trouble finding the song on Amazon.com MP3 today because apparently my Tribe of Geeks liked the song as well. Alexi Murdoch is an indie artist and has another CD coming out this year. I…

MIRACLE

God always knows what I need when I need it. This song is completely awesome! Robbie Seay Band, “Miracle”

HAPPINESS

The entire The Fray album is excellent, both lyrically and musically. I could listen to it all day long (ok, right now I do). My favorite songs are “You Found Me,” and the album closer, “Happiness.” I listened to “Happiness” just once before I thought of a friend of mine and how we both wrestle…

YOU FOUND ME

I bought the new The Fray album last Tuesday and have listened to little else since. I bought the sheet music to this song and I know if I keep practicing I will be able to play it before my next birthday, ha! This song touched me in many ways, but it touched me most…