Monday, March 24, 2008

Hymage Homage

I recently made a compilation of my favorite gospel tunes. These songs speak to me like nothing else has. This is my list, what is yours? What do you think am I missing?

1 O Come and Mourn with Me Awhile - Sandra McCracken, Indelible Grace
2 Alas and Did My Savior Bleed - Greg Thompson, Indelible Grace
3 Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today - Jill Phillips
4 Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken - Christ Community Church, Indelible Grace
5 His Love Can Never Fail - Matthew Smith
6 Thou Lovely Source of True Delight - Jars of Clay
7 Hark, the Voice of Love and Mercy - Red Mountain Music
8 The Lord will Provide - Matthew Smith
9 Not What My Hands Have Done - Taylor, Indelible Grace
10 Windows of Thy Grace - Red Mountain Music
11 What Wondrous Love is This - Jill Phillips
12 On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand - Jars of Clay
13 All I Owe - Matthew Smith
14 Jesus Precious Blood - Red Mountain Music
15 I Boast No More - Caedman's Call
16 For All the Saints - Dan Haseltine, Indelible Grace

If you haven't gotten a copy and would like one, please let me know.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Trip to the Nutmeg State

The Chizzelwicks recently made a brief but enjoyable trip to Connecticut. It was good to see family and friends again. Amanda had quite an experience getting will have to ask her about it. Photos here.

Mark your calendars, because we will be returning this summer the week of the 4th of July. If you are reading this blog consider yourself invited to come enjoy some time on the lake and an excursion into the city for D's 30th birthday.

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Man in the Plain White Tee

The wife and I met up with some friends Saturday night to catch Derek Webb and his 12 string guitar belt out some thought provoking tunes.

The venue was a new hipster coffee bar/church?? called mokah down in Deep Ellum. I was quite impressed with the sound quality and the atmosphere. Highlights of the evening for me were as follows:

1. A night out with friends minus our "bundles of joy"

2. His cover of Dylan's "God on our side" This is a song I vaguely remember listening to sometime in high school (my gosh 10 yrs ago). I am glad he chose it as it played into my recent wrestling with the issue of war and justice. Is God on our side? Perhaps the better question, are we on His?

3. His performance of "Savior on Capital Hill" It was a timely reminder in this politically charged hour, that despite all the promises and even their best intentions, no President will solve our problems. He said something to the effect that if you wanna make lasting change, get to know 8-10 people that live right outside your front door. As always, Thank you Derek for taking me out of my comfort zone. You can listen to it and some of his other stuff here.