Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Music

If you are still looking for music for the season but are not looking for quite the traditional performances, check out The Bored Again Christian's episode 73.  They have a rockin' version of several of your favorites.

And what about that "Dreaming of a White Christmas"?  Was that forecasting global warming?

Sacred Echoes...

I recently heard a message given by Margaret Feinberg. Who was speaking about her book "The Sacred Echo" which, it turns out, is it's own sacred echo.

One of the things I have been thinking about in recent months is practicing the presence of God.
  A few weeks later, I ran across the book "The Practice of the Presence of God" by Brother Lawrence in my library.  It is a book I need to pull out and practice.

One of the practices is hearing God's voice.  In the Old Testament, the prophets regularly heard God's voice.  We on the other hand, are expected to be guided by the Holy Spirit (also God's voice maybe).

In Mararet's message, she references 1 Kings 19:8-18 which talks about God's voice not being in the loud earthquake and wind but being the thing you have to strain to hear.

Now, here is the echo.

Less than one week later, we are doing our devotional time prior to worship team practice and Russ uses the same passage, talking about the same thing.

Maybe I need to move "The Practice of the Presence of God" up in my reading stack.

A quick note... Margaret is supposed to be speaking at the end of March...  I may need to find a sub for worship band and go... I have enjoyed listening to her.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Echos of a song...

There are certain songs that echo through my life.

One of those is "Cause We've Ended as Lovers" which was written by Stevie Wonder.

I was first introduced to it my freshman year of college through my roommate's Jeff Beck "Blow by Blow" album (yes, vinyl).  

I ran across it again a few years ago when I heard Dave Beegle's "Beyond the Desert" CD.

I saw the song performed by Jeff Beck and an amazing young bass player named Tal Wilkenfeld last year and ran across that version again on YouTube tonight...  Here it is...

I may have to look up some of her work.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Interesting Weekend

This was an interesting weekend.

First, we may have picked up a new family member. On Friday night, we picked up a dog (around a year old) from Western Border Collie Rescue.  We are "fostering to adopt".  In other words, we have a month to determine if we want to deal with any problems that come with the dog -- different I suppose from the problems we cause.

Marj calls him Keva (they had named him "larry").

On Saturday, we looked out the window after Rocky barked and this is what we saw...  It turned out that Brighton was having it's Christmas parade, our neighbors were playing the parts of Santa & Mrs. Santa.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

zOE's on Coverville

In October, Brian, the host of Coverville announced a "Coverville Idol" around the band Squeeze.

zOE's iMAGINARY fRIEND got together for brief studio effort with the result being "If It's Love".

You can download the song for free and, if you are a Squeeze fan, listen to the rest of the songs here.  All the songs are being released as a Squeeze Tribute CD called "Take Them (They're Yours)".

And, by the way, we'd love for you to vote for our song here.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Thanks to Rob for pointing this out to me...

The 50,000 Pairs in 50 Days Challenge