Artist: The Frozen Ocean
Song: “Caught In The Air”
Artist: John Mayer and Keith Urban
Song: “Til Summer Comes Around”
Notes: As a huge fan of John Mayer and a fan of this song by Keith Urban (sorry country music fans, I just can’t get into much of your music) I LOVED this live performance on CMT’s crossroads. Enjoy getting swept away in the beautiful harmonies
Artist: The Glorious Unseen
Song: “Close To Your Heart”
Notes: This is one of those songs that hits all of the major points for me: Ambient, Chilled out, Worship, Great Lyrics, check – check – check! I love The Glorious Unseen and anything they put out as a band. This song actually stayed on repeat at my desk and in my car for like 3 days. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Artist: Ascend The Hill
Song: “The Love Of God”
Notes: Good morning everyone! I hope you all have an amazing start to your week and I hope today’s song uplifts you!
“Could we with ink the ocean fill, And were the skies of parchment made, Were every stalk on earth a quill, And every man a scribe by trade; To write the love of God above Would drain the ocean dry; Nor could the scroll contain the whole, Though stretched from sky to sky.
As humans we will never be able to muster up enough elements in the earth to explain or demonstrate God’s love for us. He loves us past every drop of the ocean, past the far corners of the galaxy and past all of our circumstances – good and bad. Find peace throughout your work-week, school-week or whatever the week throws at you in God’s love.
Artist: Brandon Heath
Song: “Give Me Your Eyes”
Notes: This song has totally shook me the past day or so. It makes me really think, what if we had God’s eyes towards the people that surround us for one second, one minute, hour or day. What if we got off our high-horses and stopped thinking we were better or too busy for everyone else, what if we simply slowed down to take a glance around us at everyone else’s needs? What would we do differently, would we reach out to help the people who need it, would we settle down and talk to that person who has no one, would we look past artificial personas and recognize the needs that are hiding underneath? I hope this song challenges you to try to look at the people around you with God’s eyes and take action where you can.
Artist: This Will Destroy You
Song: “Villa Del Refugio”
Notes: No one does instrumentals quite as awesome or big as This Will Destroy You. And Villa Del Refugio is no exception! This song is so peaceful and chilled out, almost reminds me of an epic movie soundtrack in parts as well. Enjoy!
Related: This Will Destroy You – “Three Legged Workhorse”
Artist: Dead Poetic
Notes: Vices is one of my all time favorite songs. This song helped get me through the most dark and tough time of my life. This song paints such a vivid picture in my mind of struggle, the “vices” that we feel we can’t shake off on the inside, and the pain/hurt/shame and loneliness that we feel. But most of all the end of this song shows how Jesus is right there, able to take it all away and he knows exactly what we’re going through even when no one else does. I pray you find a connection with this song as well and that it ministers to your needs. Enjoy!
Artist: James Vincent McMorrow
Song: “From The Woods”
Notes: I’m a big James Vincent McMorrow fan if you haven’t been able to tell However “From The Woods” is easily my favorite song from his “Early In The Morning” album. James has a way about him that is like a story teller – the way he can put imagery in your mind with his lyrics and sound is simply amazing. Enjoy!