Monday, October 15, 2012

How Great is Our God

Posted for the benefit of the CCS senior classes who watched this with me in choir today.  Yes.  Choir class.  It was thought to be the best way to understand Chris Tomlin's song:  How Great is Our God. Here's the chance to catch the last ten minutes we missed in class today.  
An important spirit-enriching, life-altering video for those of us who need to hear how much we are loved by Our Awesome Galactic God who simply "breathed" the vast cosmos into being and whose mark we bear in the very protein molecules that hold our bodies together...
And who of us does not need to hear this?
Just press play.
Commit to watching in silence without distraction for 40 minutes.
Prepare to be changed.

Monday, June 25, 2012

New Discoveries in Music

Children's Music Matters

As one with the enviable position of being able to introduce good music and song into the lives of +100 elementary students, you know that this title would have grabbed my attention immediately. 
I first heard Sandra McCracken sing a soulful rendition of "Dear Refuge of my Weary Soul" at the Gospel Coalition in Chicago.  I've been tracking her music ever since along with that of her hubby Derek Webb (Indelible Grace) and am just now, digesting her first ever album for kids Rain For Roots which I first purchased as a four song pre-sale product available on NoiseTrade. 
You've been asking where I find my music.
NoiseTrade is one of the newest favourite places to search for good and upcoming music and a most excellent forum to 'test' it without investing too much too early. 
The money I have wasted collecting music that I seldom or never listen to again is lamentable.
Hopefully, this can circumvent a similar experience for you.  
This next album that is bringing new styles and sounds to my ears is Coal Train Railroad.
Jazz and all that fun stuff.... I'm testing it out tomorrow on a fabulous fivesome in the age range of 4-6.
I just heard from the Rain for Roots band that they would certainly stop in at our school for a live mini-concert if and when they tour the area!
Cool that.