Music Monday : “All My Hope” – Crowder

I know its not Monday but I need to share this TODAY.  We’ve lost track of the simple gospel and the soulful tones our parents and grandparents worshipped to. I hope this touches you deep in your soul as much as it does me.

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Spring Is Coming

Life is the seasons of a year. It begins with the birth and rapid growth of Spring. Every creature racing about in discovery of what it means to be alive. Then Summer follows, long and warm. A season which seems meant to last forever, free of any hints of future’s chill. Summer turns to fall, with a sense of change in the air. The growing need for preparation driving us to store for Winter’s dark. Then it comes. Winter strikes with the fury of a great tempest. Cold, darkness, death, Even still, Spring is coming.

 

Music Monday – My Life [Hymns] Crystal Lewis

If you’ve never heard Crystal Lewis’s rendition of some of the great hymns of all time you are in for a treat. Below will give you a taste but I highly recommend searching a hard copy out on the internet for optimum audio.

 

And just in case you’d enjoy hearing a version in Spanish

The Late Great Rich Mullins In Concert

This series of clips is from a live concert at Carpenter’s Way Church in Lufkin, TX
on July 19, 1997, just 2 months before “going out like Elijah” on September 19th, 1997.

For those of you yet unfamiliar with Rich Mullins he was gifted with great musical talents. His skills on multiple instruments was legendary, including his world class skill on two different types of the Dulcimer. His fame however (a term he was likely uncomfortable with) was in putting words to music in a way that spoke deep to the hearts of those who enjoy his music. Yet his most profound talent, in my opinion, was his ability to look past religiosity to express the sometime blunt truth the Church was, and is, so in need of hearing. As one person wrote “Rich was irreverently reverent.” His willingness to expose himself to ridicule for his imperfections as a Christ follower in order to express from his personal experience the love and forgiveness of God was a beauty of soul so rarely found yet so desperately needed among us, and in us.

You are greatly missed Rich Mullins. The music you must be making now in heaven can scarcely be imagined.

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Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 1 of 9)

In this video: Nothing But the Blood, Awesome God, Brother’s Keeper, Boy Like Me/Man Like You

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Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 2 of 9)

In this video: John’s Song [Lap Dulcimer Instrumental], Madeline’s Song, 78 Eatonwood Green, Calling Out Your Name, Such a Thing as Glory

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Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 3 of 9)

In this video: Such a Thing as Glory, [Irish Sweater Story], Ready for the Storm, Babylon, [Rich speaks at length]

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Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 4 of 9)

In this video: [Rich speaks at length], I See You, You Did Not Have a Home, I Will Sing, Sing Your Praise to the Lord

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Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 5 of 9)

In this video: Sing Your Praise to the Lord, [Amsterdam story], Hold Me Jesus, While the Nations Rage

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Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 6 of 9)

In this video: If I Stand, Screendoor, [Canticle of the Plains], Heaven is Waiting, Elijah

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Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 7 of 9)

In this video: Elijah, [How’d You Get Saved? Story], [Balaam’s Ass story], [Rich speaks at length]

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Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 8 of 9)

In this video: Sometimes By Step, Creed, It is Well, I’m Going to Sing

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Rich Mullins: Live – Lufkin, TX – Full Concert (Part 9 of 9)

In this video: I’m Going to Sing/Swing, Low Sweet Chariot/When the Saints (Round), Doxology