#MusicPic

  • Giant Killer Songs

    TO ALL MY CANADIAN READERS…
    HAPPY CIVIC HOLIDAY!!!!

    I Hope You’re relaxing.  As usual, I’m not sending out a devotion cause I’m out with the fam on this day off work riding the motorcycle to get ice-cream at the Dairy Freez!

     Get ready for tomorrow’s #SoulH2O devotion.
    I share something about myself that you’d never guess!!!

    Take Down GoliathI’ve received a lot of feedback from my DO YOU NEED TO TAKE DOWN A GOLIATH? post! It seems I’m not the only one facing tough times in their life.  People are reporting giants of all shapes and sizes.  Whether yours is: financial, relational, physical or spiritual; roaring in your ear at work, in the home, at school or on the field…

    God wants you to take down your Goliath!

    Giants are seldom taken down overnight, so I thought you might need a little more encouragement on the battlefield.  I know the podcasts and books I suggested in the previous post will help, but if you’ve listened to them and still need a boost, I’ve got just the right thing for you!

    Music motivates me powerfully and I know it helps a bunch of you too.  In the past I’ve shared some of my favorite music in #MusicPics posts on the blog or just as Facebook links.  However I share them, I usually get word back from readers on how the song(s) inspire.  Take a look at this list of my latest #MusicPics complete with links to help bring your Goliath down!

    I want to thank those readers who sent me some MUSIC THAT HELPS TAKE GIANTS DOWN for this list.

    GIANT KILLER SONGS

    Our Countdown starts off with the most appropriate song:

    GIANTS FALL

    Giants FallMakes Me Feel: Pumped, Ready to take on any giant that wants a piece of me 🙂
    Sung By: Francesca Battistelli  http://www.francescamusic.com
    CD:  If We’re Honest
    © 2014
    Written By:  Jeff Pardo, Francesca Battistelli, Molly E. Reed
    Official Youtube Video With Lyrics:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtE-_1cwH1M
    AZ Lyrics:  https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/francescabattistelli/giantsfall.html
    My favorite lines as recorded on AZ Lyrics (link above):

    Don't you be afraid
     Of giants in your way
     With God you know that anything's possible
     So step into the fight
     He's right there by your side
     The stones inside your hand might be small
     But watch the giants fall

    OVERCOMER

    Overcomer MandissaMakes Me Feel: Like dancing!  Like waving my fist to the enemy and getting in the ring with him 🙂  Most of Mandissa’s music helps you take down your Goliath!
    Sung By: Mandissa http://www.mandisaofficial.com
    CD:  Overcomer
    Written By:  Benjamin Glover, David Arthur Garcia, Christopher E. Stevens
    © 2013
    Official Youtube Video With Lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z29olPjFbqg
    Official Vevo Music Video on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8VoUYtx0kw
    AZ Lyrics: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/mandisa/overcomer.html
    My favorite lines as recorded on AZ Lyrics (link above):

    You're an overcomer
     Stay in the fight ‘til the final round
     You're not going under

    EVERY GIANT WILL FALL

    Makes Me Feel:  Happy, Like Swinging arms dancing with someone!
    Sung By: Rend Collective  http://www.rendcollective.com
    CD:  As Family We Go
    Written By: Rend Collective
    © 2015
    Worship Together Info:  https://www.worshiptogether.com/songs/every-giant-will-fall-rend-collective/
    Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXLMw13adQ8&feature=share
    AZ Lyrics: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/rendcollective/everygiantwillfall.html
    My favorite lines as recorded on AZ Lyrics (link above):

    Every giant will fall, the mountains will move
     Every chain of the past, You've broken in two
     Over fear, over lies, we're singing the truth
     That nothing is impossible

    SAME POWER

    I will follow Jeremy CampMakes Me Feel: Like I wanna stand up and face the enemy telling him everything Jeremy is saying.  Not afraid.
    Sung By: Jeremy Camp  http://www.jeremycamp.com
    CD:  I Will Follow
    © 2015
    Written By:  Jeremy Camp, Jason Ingram
    Worship Together Info:  https://www.worshiptogether.com/songs/same-power-jeremy-camp
    Official Vevo Video with Lyrics:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InsifiZxVXU
    AZ Lyrics:  https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/jeremycamp/samepower.html
    My favorite lines as recorded on AZ Lyrics (link above):

    Greater is He that is living in me
     He’s conquered our enemy
     No power of darkness
     No weapon prevails
     We stand here in victory

    VOICE OF TRUTH

    voice of truth casting crownsMakes Me Feel: Soothed, Confident, Peaceful
    From the movie:  Facing The Giants
    Sung By: Casting Crowns  http://www.castingcrowns.com
    CD: Casting Crowns
    © 2003
    Written By:  John Mark Hall, Steven Curtis Chapman
    Official Youtube Video With Lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwsvqVmFV6Y
    AZ Lyrics:  https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/castingcrowns/voiceoftruth.html
    My favorite lines as recorded on AZ Lyrics (link above):

    But the stone was just the right size
     To put the giant on the ground
     And the waves they don't seem so high
     From on top of them looking down
     I will soar with the wings of eagles
     When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
     Singing over me

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    blogger prayerYOU CAN OFTEN FIND ME LINKING UP WITH:
    MONDAY 
    Monday Meditations – Laura J. Davis,
    TUESDAY 
    Cheerleaders of Faith #RARaLinkup – Kelly Balarie,
    WEDNESDAY 
    Coffee For Your Heart – Holley GerthWord Nerd Wednesdays — Liz Giertz
    THURSDAY 
    Heart Encouragement Thursday – Crystal Storms, Chasing Community  Barbara Bradford Ottinger
    FRIDAY 
    Dance With Jesus Linkup – Susan B. MeadGrace and Truth Linkup – Arabah JoyCounting My Blessings – Deb Wolf, Fresh Market Friday – Crystal Twaddell ELLEN’S PICKS– Ellen Graf-Martin

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  • Can God Repurpose Me and Make All Things New?

    This devotion is all about how God Repurposes Lives. It’s the last post in a 4 Part “NEW Series”.

    The series is a group of devotions I felt the Lord putting on my heart for the NEW YEAR in 2017 but really apply to any new year, new season, new phase in life.  Read the INTRO/New Strength HERE, #2 New Beginnings HERE and #3 New Heart HERE


    Can God Repurpose Me and Make All Things New?

    “Look! I am making all things new.”
    Revelation 21:5   MEV

    My friend Joy is totally cool.  She’s one of the few women who know how to use power tools more than most carpenter men!  Joy makes the most beautiful furniture by repurposing old, broken or discarded pieces.

    new tableA while ago she posted a picture of this gorgeous coffee table on Facebook and I clicked “like” as I often do on her stuff.  When I did, Joy wrote me to tell me the story behind the table, she explained how the legs from the table were made “from old nasty, shiny brown bed posts left in the junk pile after the garage sale”1 at  Braeside Camp, the place where we met oh so many years ago! all things new

    As you can see, Joy made all things new with these bed posts.

    GOD’S JOB

    God repurposes lives like Joy repurposes wood. He’s is in the business of making all things new with our lives.

    Paul wrote to the Corinthian believers to remind them of this truth when he said,

    “anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person.  The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”2

    It’s the same message that God had John declare in Revelations,

    “the former things have passed away…Look!  I am making all things new…Write, for these words are faithful and true.”3

    Just like the furniture Joy builds out of things people classify as “junk” or stuff people don’t see as worth anything anymore, God repurposes our lives.  Like Steven Curtis Chapman’s song says,

    “the world was broken, fallen and battered and scarred.  You took the hopeless, the life wasted, ruined and marred and made it new.  You make all things new.”4

    YOUR JOB

    Let this be the year you ‘Let God’ move you forward in His process to make all things new in your life.  ‘Let’ the former things pass away…Let them go!  Give God your broken, fallen, battered and scarred pieces.  You’ll see what a beautiful, useful person He can build you into being because God Repurposes Lives and He can repurpose yours!

    Prayer

    Father…I thank You for the opportunity to start new each year.  I’m so glad you don’t give up on me but keep sanding and refining me.  Restore me to be the person you’ve called me to be, better than I used to be.  I commit myself to Your plans and purposes along with the process to get me there.  I ‘LET’ You create all things new in me.  In Jesus Name…Amen

    [tweetthis]God Repurposes Lives. He’s in the business of making all things new with our lives.[/tweetthis]

    joy

     

    HERE’S MY FRIEND JOY HOGBEN

    If you’d like to check out more of her masterpieces CLICK below:

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    VINTAGE HOUSE ON INSTAGRAM

     

     


    #musicpics Song – He Makes All Things New

    Song – He Makes All Things New
    Steven Curtis Chapman http://www.stevencurtischapman.com
    Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKx_hx5itIM
    Song Lyrics: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/stevencurtischapman/allthingsnew.htm


    Drawing From The Well

    1. Revelations 21:4-5
    2. 2 Corinthians 5:17
    3. Ephesians 4:22-25
    4. Lamentations 3:22-24

    Soul H2O BookIf you liked the refreshing in this #SoulH2O devotion, you’ll love my latest Soul H2O Devotional book: 40 Thirst Quenching Devotions for Women.

     


    blogger prayer

    YOU CAN OFTEN FIND ME LINKING UP WITH:
    MONDAY Monday Meditations – Laura J. Davis,
    TUESDAY Cheerleaders of Faith #RARaLinkup – Kelly Balarie,
    WEDNESDAY Coffee For Your Heart – Holley Gerth, Word Nerd Wednesdays — Liz Giertz
    THURSDAY Heart Encouragement Thursday – Crystal Storms,
    FRIDAY Dance With Jesus Linkup – Susan B. Mead, Grace and Truth Linkup – Arabah Joy, Counting My Blessings – Deb Wolf, Fresh Market Friday – Crystal Twaddell

     

     

    ENDNOTES

    1. Actual words from Joy
    2. 2 Corinthians 5:17
    3. Revelations 21:4-5
    4. https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/stevencurtischapman/allthingsnew.html

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  • Music From The HEART ART Blog Post

    Art Ache © Todd Stahl  http://www.toddstahl.com
    Last week I blogged about my husband Todd’s heart issues and some “Heart Art”. I was overwhelmed with the response. I want to thank so many of you for emailing, messaging, leaving comments on the blog or just letting us know that you would be praying for Todd. It truly meant so much.
    If you’re a regular reader you will know that I love music and how much it speaks to me. Music can make an impact in ways that words can fall short of.  Some of you sent MUSIC FROM THE HEART ART BLOG POST and we have been loving them all week long.
    I’ve listed the links to the songs you’ve shared with us, who they’re sung by and a few of the lyrics. I want you to be as encouraged as we have been by this great music!

    Steven Curtis Chapman’s Song, The Glorious Unfolding.

    The words to this song are amazing and spoke to Todd and I in profound ways!  Here are just a few of the lyrics to whet your appetite:

     Don’t try to figure it out
    Just listen to what I’m whispering to your heart

    …this is going to be a glorious unfolding
    Just you wait and see and you will be amazed
    Check out this link for the song     LYRICS       YOUTUBE OFFICIAL VIDEO
                                                                            http://www.stevencurtischapman.com

    In Jesus Name by Darlene Zschech.

    I will live, I will not die
    I will declare and life You high,

    Christ revealed and I am healed
    In Jesus’ Name

     Check out this links for the song.     LYRICS       YOUTUBE VIDEO
                                                                     
          http://www.darlenezschech.com

    When You Walk Into The Room by Bryan and Katie Torwalt.

     My favorite lines in this song are:
    When you walk into the room
    Sickness starts to vanish
    Every hopeless situation ceases to exist

     Check out this links for the song.     LYRICS       VIDEO
                                                                            Facebook for The Torwalts

    Chris Tomlin , I Lift My Hands (Let Faith Arise)

    Be Still, There is a healer.
    His love is deeper than the sea
    His mercy, it is unfailing
    His arms are a fortress for the weak
    Let faith arise…I lift my hands to believe again

     Check out this links for the song.     LYRICS       YOUTUBE VIDEO     http://www.christomlin.com
    Thank-you to Chrysta, Peggy, and Julie for sharing these songs with us!  May God Bless You for sharing your MUSIC FROM THE HEART ART BLOG POST!
    In His Grip,
    ~Sherry
    xoxo

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  • Waterfall


    I am soooo pumped!!!  I just saw on Twitter that Chris Tomlin had a new song.  I love his music so I was interested…but…when I saw the name of the song…I was beyond excited!  The name of his newest single is called “Waterfall”.  It’s like it was written for my book and for my life!
    So often life can be difficult.  It is God’s Word, sometimes put to music, that gives me strength.  The words of this song flood my mind with related scriptures.
    Right now there are only 18, 626 views on the youtube clip, that’s how new it is!  I listened to it once and had to buy it on itunes.  You’re gonna want to buy it too!  I can’t wait to sing it at church.  I’ve listend to it so many times tonight.  If it were a record I would have worn it out already, trying to get the words!
    At the bottom there’s a link to the youtube clip and Chris Tomlin’s website.  Make sure you click on it and then come back to read the words as you hear the song and let the waterfall of His mercy rain down on you!
    Love,
    ~Sherry

    WATERFALL
    By Chris Tomlin

    You’re an ocean to my soul…

    CHORUS

    Your love is like a waterfall, waterfall…
    You hear my heart when I call, when I call

    girl rain on her

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    Youtube Clip of  “Waterfall” Song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5Ks1o1gOWo
    Click here for Chris Tomlin’s Website  http://www.christomlin.com

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  • Forgiveness…the song

    For those of you who read my blog on a regular basis, you know that I love music!  God speaks to me so clearly through song!  If only I could sing 🙂  Yesterday’s devotional on “Forgiveness and Restored Relationship” just keeps going through my mind.  It ended up being a big part of our Bible Study discussion last night.   Matthew West’s song “Forgiveness”  keeps running through my mind ever since the idea for the devotional came into my thoughts.  Last June Todd and I went to The International Christian Retail Show in St. Louis and got to see Matthew West Emcee a “New Talent” Night.  We have loved his music for years and it was great to see a different side of him–the funny side!  It was a fun night and we were blessed to receive his book on Forgiveness.

    Matthew West at ICRS St. Louis
    Matthew West at ICRS St. Louis

    If you’ve never heard this song, you’re missing out!  The story that inspired the song is amazing!  It’s a wonderful story of forgiveness that led to a completely unexpected restored relationship.  Click on the links below that go to the youtube links for his song and the short video clip or his website where you can buy his awesome music.  Hope you listen and are inspired to forgive!
    Matthew WestSong–Forgiveness
    Story Behind The Song–Forgiveness Video Clip
    Matthew West’s Website
     

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