I recently purchased Now, the newest CD from Fireflight. I first started listening to Fireflight about 4 years ago when I got the "Unbreakable" single in a demo CD before the Unbreakable album came out. If you haven't heard of them, Fireflight is a Christian Rock band with a female lead vocalist. They have a pretty unique sound. Dawn Michele, the lead singer, has a high, but very clear voice. The music has a metal edge with plenty of powerful guitar chords. The previous album, Healing of Harms, was full of haunting melodies, quite different from previous work. I truly enjoyed the … [Read more...]
I love the story behind this song. Plus Skillet does amazing concerts.
Jimmy Needham was the concert on Friday Night at ATF. All the students liked this concert better than the other two. When he covered Stand By Me I have to say, well I immediately went and bought all his CDs.
They are going to be playing at Acquire the fire this weekend. I’m hoping to write about the event on Monday.
My biggest frustration when working with youth is investing tons of my life into them, trying to teach them, hoping I can keep them from messing up like I have and like my friends have; only to have them often ignore me so that I have to deal with the fall out. Then I take a step back and remember how much God invests in all of us, myself included, only to be rejected and have to deal with our fall out, but He loves me anyway.
Music: The Gateway to the Mind
I think most of the Western world, if not the entire world, is aware of the saying, "the fastest way to a man's heart is through his stomach." If I'm being to Americentric in my assumptions then let me briefly explain. Men like good food and will happily fall in love with a good cook. This might be over simplifying things, but that is the essence of most cliches. It doesn't refute the truths behind the concept though. It is an essential truth that good food can be a comforting thing and make decisions of the heart more pliable. This is, I believe, the reality that leads to this saying. If … [Read more...]
So yeah, I get to preach Sunday AM for Palm Sunday. I have a feeling that won’t happen again but I’m gonna take full advantage and play this as part of my sermon.
Yeah so I am just all over the place right now. Fridays I was trying to bring a little more geek, but sadly I started a new series last week instead of the geek because I'm feeling lazy. So now I bring you the geek update on Tuesday. Getchergeekon. (seems like there is probably a convention out there with this name. If not I call dibs because there needs to be one)I recently, as in last night, found out about a really frigintacular music resource called Groove Shark. Basically it is a music database much like what you might have in the form of your personal music collection. The … [Read more...]
Making an impact
I don't have much to say about last night. We had a good time but I really need to get our new united worship band in place. We are shooting for mid June and the guy that has been playing lead guitar for me just hasn't been "feeling it" lately. Very frustrating. We haven't had worship the past 3 weeks so I tried something different expecting the "not feeling it tonight" response from this guy. I took my Kutless CD down and played some songs that we sing during worship off it. I actually had them asking for more so that was good. I also got some more interest in the worship band when I … [Read more...]