Depravity, Grace, and Reckless Abandon: Waiting

By |2018-01-24T22:20:41+00:00July 24th, 2013|DGRA, Music|

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:30-31 "Waiting" was written at the end of a really tough week. I wrote this following passage in reflection of that week: I think I’m finally starting to catch on to the audacious truth of the sovereignty of God, that when we as humans wait until the last moment it’s called “procrastination,” but when God does it it’s called “perfect timing.” To me, the bravery of the Gospel seems to be that when all hope is gone, grim in the face of fear and [...]

Depravity, Grace, and Reckless Abandon: At the Foot of the Cross

By |2018-01-24T22:19:15+00:00July 22nd, 2013|DGRA, Music|

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 Looking back over all the songs I've written, I think "At the Foot of the Cross" and "Waiting" are the two that are the dearest to me. I wrote them both within a week of each other. It was a tough week. I think it goes to show the purification process going on. In meditation of the cross, I remember writing in my journal (and I'd share it in concerts): "When we come to the [...]

Depravity, Grace, and Reckless Abandon: Life Abundantly

By |2018-01-24T22:18:19+00:00July 22nd, 2013|DGRA, Music|

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”  John 3:17 As the first line hints, the song "Life Abundantly" was kind of written in response to Matthew 6:25-34: “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of [...]

Depravity, Grace, and Reckless Abandon: Romans 14:7-8

By |2018-01-24T22:17:20+00:00July 20th, 2013|DGRA, Music|

For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Romans 14:7-8 This should be interesting, talking about an old recording kind of feels weird. Like I'm partially making excuses for what I thought was cool a long time ago, partially flat out embarrassing, and partially nostalgic. So, hopefully this will be mostly nostalgic, but well see.Now, I think I remember Rich Mullins saying something to the effect of "If you have to ask the story behind a song, then it [...]