Thursday, September 24, 2015

Name ~ Nichole Nordeman

Nichole Nordeman has a new album out, and I just heard this song called "Name" off of it. First, I have to say that a large part of what endears me to Nichole is her beautiful voice. Oh my goodness, I just adore her voice. This song perfectly captures the "mountains and valleys" of the Christian walk. Some days you are experiencing that "mountain top feeling" and others you feel like you are all alone in a dark valley. But in all of it, God knows your name. A beautiful new song from Nichole and I hope it blesses you like it does me. 

Happy Listening!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Greater Is He Living In Me Than He Who Is In The World

This song is such a great reminder of the power we possess and the reason we need not fear. Thank you Blanca for this wonderful song.

Happy Listening!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Love Songs Can Be Helpful

Love songs are very popular, but unfortunately, they can be very damaging to our ideas about love. Now, I'm not saying don't ever listen to a pop love song again, just be careful and don't listen to them exclusively. I've actually gotten some good ideas about love from love songs - Christian love songs. Here are a few and I'm sure I will remember more in the coming weeks. These songs present a more realistic picture of love and marriage than you get from the pop songs. 

Happy Listening!

  • The Way You Smile by Newsong ft. Francesca Battistelli
  • Mr. & Mrs. (I Do This For You) by Group 1 Crew
  • Dancing In The Minefields by Andrew Peterson

Monday, September 14, 2015

Warrior ~ Steven Curtis Chapman

Oh, I am so thrilled that Steven Curtis Chapman has a new song out!!!!!!!!! He wrote it for the new Kendrick Brothers movie called "War Room" and it is a very encouraging song about the power of prayer. Happy Listening!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Really creative covers of "Fight Song"

I know this song isn't Christian, but there is nothing wrong with the lyrics and so I feel comfortable posting it. Happy Listening!

The thing that hooked me to this song is the music and the beat. I seriously cannot get it out of my head. If you have never heard the original....

Then I found a YouTube video that was 5 covers of Fight Song (yes, one after another and yes, I really did listen to that song 5 times in a row. It's not the first song I've done that to). 
Here are my two favorites from the 5.

Violin music is so beautiful and this guy is absolutely amazing. I really like how he gets so into the music. 

          Jeremy Green

My favorite thing about this cover is the different things they used for instruments. I can't believe they did it in one take! Seriously?! It looks super hard to get the timing for all those things right. They must have practiced a bunch before filming.

          KHS & Benjamin Kheng

The drums in this song are awesome. This guy is obviously very musically gifted. I mean, he plays piano, guitar, drums, sings harmony and melody. WOW! 

          Alex Goot ft. James Marshall

Thursday, September 3, 2015

This Is Not a Test

Tobymac teamed up with Capital Kings on his title track for his newest album. It is great electronic sound and great vocals. Happy Listening!