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Counting On God


Last night we had a special service at our church. Since it is an extra time of gathering, we have not had our kids in the services but instead, the kids are gathering for their own worship and learning time.

One of the things we like to do when it’s just the kids is crazy songs with lots of actions! They really like to dance around and sing super loud. Well, one of the songs we did last night is a song we often sing as a whole congregation. The music video started and most of the kids jumped out of their chairs yelling, “I love this one!” and began singing as loud as they could. It was pretty impressive. They really liked the song!

Well, when it was done, I asked them, “So what are you counting on God for? We just got done singing over and over, ‘Counting on God, I am counting on God.’ So what is in your life that you are counting on God to do?”

Their answers were amazing. A few were of course a little silly! But for the most part, they were identifying relationship that they are trusting God to take care of, friends who they are trusting God to care for, and needs for which they believe whole heatedly that God will provide. It was encouraging and challenging to me.

So my question for you today is the same, What are you counting on God for? What is happening in your life that all you can say is “I am counting on God!”


Song of the Month


One of the groups that I very quickly became locked into is Gungor. Actually, I’m puzzled as to how I have not posted anything about them yet! Their music is very creative and unique. They are one of those groups who has the magical ability to make each song unique. I really don’t get tired of listening to their album Beautiful Things.¬†Their latest album, Ghosts Upon the Earth, has an almost entirely different feel than¬†Beautiful Things- which just solidifies how creative Gungor really is.

So to show case their creativity (and one of my favorite tracks), here is one of their music videos. Enjoy…


Song of the Month


I realize it’s been a very long time since I’ve posted a song, but I wanted to get back at it! This summer I discovered (thanks to my really awesome friends) a band that has become one of my favorites. Rend Collective Experiment is a group out of the North of Ireland. Their creativity in lyric and melody is refreshing and awesome. Give them a listen, check out their website, then buy an album! It’s not often I say to buy the album- but this one is totally worth it.


Song of the Month


One of my favorites right now is Mumford & Sons. But I don’t think I should say much about this song… I think you should just listen.

 


Song of the Month


I had a song all prepared for this month but then I changed my mind. Music has an uncanny way of connecting with my heart, and every once in a while a song comes along that so significantly connects with me that it leaves me in awe. This months song is one of those songs for me.

This song was actually brought to my attention by my parents a few months ago. I had not heard it before then, but lately, I’ve heard it a lot. It’s called Blessings by Laura Story.

For me it has come at just the right time and I thought it could be a good time for someone else to hear this as well.

We pray for blessings, we pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering

All the while You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

What if trials of this life
Are Your mercies in disguise?

We pray for wisdom, Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough

And all the while You hear each desperate plea
And long that we’d have faith to believe

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears?
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

And what if trials of this life
Are Your mercies in disguise?

When friends betray us, when darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home
It’s not our home

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears?
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst
This world can’t satisfy?

And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise?


Song of the Month


October’s song is brought to us by a folk singer/songwriter named Brian Webb. I first heard some of his music in college and would say he has some of my favorite songs.

This particular song always makes me think about what it means to really love someone. Why do I love other people? Is it just to make me feel good or is it because I genuinely love other people? And how do I decide who to show love to?

These are just a few of the questions that Tobias makes me think about….

so there’s this guy named tobias
and he staggers up and down my street
and he makes us four white people nervous
and the peace lady across the street
she lies and says it’s not her house
and it ain’t her house
and he stumbles through my newly seeded lawn,
up my front porch,
through my front door
he smells like a thousand vices
but he looks like he’s got more
maybe he’s got more yeah

well he begins to point
and to babble about the floor plan of my house
like a stranger eager to give you directions
because for some reason
we all get proud when we’ve been somewhere before
and we’re half annoyed
just a little intrigued
mostly wishin that he would
hurry up and leave
so we politely, ah we urge him towards the door
yeah we urge him towards the door
but real politely, but definitely towards the door
politely though, but towards the door

then he stuttered somethin about
how this used to be his house
and oh lord i have tried
i wanted to lay down my life
but i am not enough
no i, i cannot give enough oh no
oh lord maybe i lied
i thought i could give everything inside of me
but this is not enough
now i’m thinkin i’ll just take tobias home for me
for me yeah
for me yeah
take tobias home for me

yeah but my friend mikey
ah he sizes him up and thinks he can take him
if he has to
tobias doesn’t have a gun
but i am certain, i am certain
we have all checked
oh and the church girl ‘cross the street
she comes and speaks in tongues
and prays over him
but he seems all too familiar with her routine
yean, oh with her routine
yeah but to her credit she wanted to love him
yeah to her credit she wanted to love him

but then he stutters somethin about
how this used to be his house
and oh lord i have tried
i wanted to lay down my life
but i am not enough
no i, i cannot give enough oh no
oh lord maybe i lied
i thought i could give everything inside of me
but this not enough
now i’m thinkin i’ll just take tobias home for me
for me yeah
take tobias home for me yeah
for me yeah
for me yeah
i’ll take tobias home for me

so tobias he asked me for some change
to catch the bus home
but you know i know better
and i tell him no, but i’ll take you wherever you wanna go man
and he says, really wherever i wanna go
be it somewhere far away from my crazy head, can you get me there or somewhere new, you’re so happy with yourself because you live with the poor but you can leave anytime you want to

so you’re feelin a little guilty about maybe
how this used to be his house
and oh lord i have tried
i wanted to lay down my life
and i am not enough
no i, i cannot, did not give enough to you
and oh lord, maybe i have lied
i thought i could give everything inside of me
but this is not enough
now i’m thinkin
i’ll just take tobias home for me yeah
for me yeah
take tobias home for me yeah
for me yeah
take tobias home
cause maybe it’ll change me
all for me
wanna take you home

cause when it comes to lovin somebody for real, it’s always a lot harder than i wanted it to be

Tobias