Friday, April 28, 2006

King of the Hill

Saw this over at Bob Blog, thought it was great.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Extreme Reunion


Bank of America Pavilion

Friday, June 30th 2006

Doors Open at 8:00 PM

Got my tickets already, pretty decent seats (10th row). Rock on...

Sunday, April 16, 2006

He Is Alive!

"But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. "

1 Corinthians 15:20-22

Friday, April 14, 2006

Good Friday

Isaiah 53

1 Who has believed our message
and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.
Like one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he took up our infirmities
and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitten by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
And who can speak of his descendants?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was stricken.
9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the LORD's will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
11 After the suffering of his soul,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.

He Is Among Us

Round the table gathered
After all were fed
A new covenant he said
"My body is this bread."

Around the altar gathered
In every place and time
Simple yet divine
In the bread and wine

He Is Among Us....

-Lost And Found

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

More Lost And Found

Speedwood I, II and III are apparently being sold in a package deal these days for $25 (plus shipping.) All I can say is, "What a bargain!" Actually, being from Rhode Island, I'll say, "What a bah-gin!" These are among my most favorite Lost And Found CD's, which is to say they are Lost And Found CD's.

Favorite Tracks:

Speedwood I: Where do I begin? I love Way Out, Rachel, The New New Song Song, Alexander, This Time, Since and Church which is the speedwoodified "Church's One Foundation." (Speedwood is the genre...see their website.) How Can You is the song that sealed the deal for me the first time I saw these guys live, "You have seen me even when, I don't want you to and then, somehow you still love me."

Speedwood II: This disc is chock full of absolute gems The Song, My Goodness, Tara, Goodbye/Dreamed/Cost (medley), Aw You, HOLY, Truly New, Hearts, Lost And Found, Ground. A line or two from Ground: "Everybody's got to find out how life is found, you know that some run straight to it, some run around, yeah but, it's all a journey from lost to found and I say do not lose your ground."

Speedwood III: More gems, including some covers: Glory, Amber, Used to Be*, Heaven, Must Be, Opener, Dance, The Lamb and The Hidden Track. Amber: "If folly is the child of power, than truth is the daughter of time, oh and the grapes of wrath grow sour as we grow farther from the Vine."

Songs from these discs that I'll use in worship with the youth group: The Lamb, Cling, HOLY, Since, Dance, The New New Song Song.
*Used to Be is a great song, but not written by Michael and George and it is no longer on Speedwood III. I am fortunate enough to own the earlier version which still has it. (The Lamb, Glory, Heaven, and Weight are also written by other artists.)