Hear This-Phil Wickham unplugged

Phil Wickham,

We need you to make an acoustic version of Children of God*. 

Please and thank you,

CS Woman

*I wrote this post 3 weeks ago and to my great delight I found out that Phil Wickham recorded a new acoustic album-Acoustic Sessions.

 

Hear This…one more thing

Last week I featured MuteMath.  In my search for clips, I stumbled upon the realization that their drummer has quite the cult following.

I’m not a percussionist, so I can’t fully appreciate the awesomeness that is Darren King, but I thought I’d feature some of his jams and some of my favorite songs from MuteMath that feature his skills.

Enjoy…

 

 

Hear This-Monument of Love

The incremental rise of chocolates and strawberries in the grocery store serve to remind us that V-day (and my birthday) is almost upon us.

In the cacophony of saccharine sentiments during this time, it’s nice to have reminders of a lasting love.  It’s one thing to see bright-eyed, twenty somethings profess their declarations of affection, but it’s another thing to hear the stories of love that has stood the test of time.

MuteMath has some amazing songs about lasting love on their cd Vitals. The two songs that stick out to me are Light Up* and Monument.

I love the lyrics and the melody of Light Up.  In the song, the author is making a petition that in relationships, you need to “stick it out” even if the sparks have faded. For me, this song reminds me that love is choice. Specifically, I like the following lines:

Sometimes we just have to walk through the fire (the fire)
Just to see once more what has never shined brighter (shined brighter)

Chorus
Don’t say enough, we’re not out of love
We just grew up having to find out that/Hearts go astray, sparks slip away
But I have to say, I still light up for you/For you, I still light up for you

Don’t let the tears undo the years/That got us here we traveled all this way (all this way)
And no matter how we sort it out/Know I’m for sure that you’re the one for me (the one for me)

*Since I’m loving the remix version of this song, I’m posting that here.

And Monument, specifically the video, chronicles a real-life narrative of a couple who embodies commitment. It’s a touching story and it is a reminder that lasting love is possible.

So, whether you are enjoying this season with a romantic someone or a platonic one, I hope that you are encouraged during this season and I hope that you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Making “The Cut”

The new year is here.  And with it comes the pressure to make radical, life-altering changes. Although, I don’t make resolutions, I want to continue to make choices that will keep me healthy. And in my quest for health, I’m looking for ways to be more physically active.

I enjoy lap swimming and water aerobics, but I also like to do workout videos.  Recently, I stumbled on a great series call “The Cut”. If you’ve ever had the desire to unleash your “inner crime-fighting, super-hero alter ego”, this video series may be for you.

It’s fast paced, lots of fun and can be done conveniently at home.  If  you check out the videos, let me know what you think. 🙂

And let me know if you have made any resolutions.

 

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