He Gets It

This Texan learned to play the guitar by playing along with Willie Nelson’s music. He wrote his first worship song at the age of 14 and he entered into college to become a physical therapist but said that he felt that God was calling him to something else. There’s a place where mercy reigns…and never…

Mercy Tree

“I hated Christians,” Lacey told the crowd in Milwaukee. “I hated people who talked about Jesus.” Lacey Sturm was, for ten years, the lead singer for the Dove Award winning hard rock band, Flyleaf. She has made several guest appearances on MTV and her vocal recording, Heavy Prey, can be heard on the Motion Picture…

The Introvert Artist

Weak and wounded sinner … Lost and left to die …O raise your head…for love is passing by…Come to Jesus…Come to Jesus …Come to Jesus…and live. Come to Jesus, a song considered to be a modern day hymn was written and produced in 2003 on the album Run The Earth – Watch The Sky by…

This Is Amazing Grace

This is amazing grace…This is unfailing love…That You would take my place…That You would bear my cross. You lay down Your life…That I would be set free…Jesus, I sing for…All that You’ve done for me. These words are the chorus to This Is Amazing Grace, one of the newest songs from the album, The Ascension, written…

There Is a Fountain

There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel’s veins.  And sinners plunged beneath that flood…lose all their guilty stains. The writer of the hymn There is a Fountain was one of the most popular poets and hymnodist of his time. He is accredited with changing the direction of 18th century poetry and with…

What A Friend

What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry, Everything to God in prayer! Reading the opening lines to the hymn What A Friend We Have In Jesus, one can not help but believe that the author was acquainted with prayer.  It would also be…

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.  Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong. (1) Jesus Loves Me is a popular Christian hymn written by Anna Bartlett Warner in 1860.  For 152 years the simple but meaningful lyrics of this hymn has been sung in churches throughout the…

The Forging of an Anthem

For the past two weeks we have had the privilege to witness the “best of the best” of sport competitors on the Olympic world stage. Medals have been awarded, podiums taken, flags raised, and national anthems have been played from various countries.  As I have listened to the anthems of each country, I couldn’t help…

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace how sweet the sound…that saved a wretch like me…I once was lost, but now am found… was blind but now I see. Amazing Grace has become one of the most recognized pieces of music in the English-speaking world.  Its universal message that forgiveness and redemption is possible, regardless of the sins a person commits,…

I Still Believe

Scattered words and empty thoughts, seem to pour from my heart.. I’ve never felt so torn before, seems I don’t know where to start… I Still Believe was one of twelve songs written by Jeremy Camp in the album titled Stay, released September 24, 2002. On June 24, 2003, just eight months later, I Still…

Just As I Am

Just As I am – without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me,  And that Thous bidst me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come! The above verse is the first stanza from the well known hymn written by Charlotte Elliott in 1835 titled, Just As I Am.…