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libertybelle
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Yeah, Bill!! I agree with ya. I don't like it when they sing like Jesus is on the horizon somewhere in the distance. Or above us in the clouds.

I heard the hosts of heaven sing one time in church.
I thought it was the rapture!! But now I know Christ was making me re-think about some stuff. Cuz I was scared of Him at that time in my life. Petrified, for real.

Anyhow, the ceiling disappeared and I couldn't really "see" see, ya know? But I saw some colorful activity going on around me in that realm and their voices blasted louder and louder, but not the loud that hurts your ears. It was the kinda loud that runs thru ya like radio waves or something. And they sounded like waaay weird instruments, & I couldn't make out any words. And then it lifted off (or I lifted down..) and I was again aware of the world. hehe

I just wanna hear songs that proclaim Christ is right here, right now!


      

Psalm 119:45 - "I walk in liberty, for I seek Your teachings."

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Libertebelle!

      

It is peace[the kind we long for] to know that my life patterns do not distract or derail the Living God"-Adam

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libertybelle
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God's Song

You speak... Your Word

brings life into existence
You move... Your hand
erases all resistance
the universe bows
the heavens applaud
hosts of angels
in thunderous roar
for You... for holy You!
Light of Life on the throne
You are "I AM" eternally
Your kingdom come in us
Your kingdom come in me

And You're so altogether different
when I look into Your eyes
You're so altogether different
than what I had realized
No words can do You justice
Undefined allurement
Yet life still shouts its chorus,
"You're so altogether different!"

You speak... Your word
brings me into existence
You move... Your hand
erases my resistance
all my thoughts bow
my spirit applauds
each heartbeat in me
a thunderous roar
for You... holy You!
Light of Life on the throne
You are "I AM" eternally
Your kingdom come in us
Your kingdom come in me

And I'm so altogether different
'cause it's in You I abide
I'm so altogether different
when You call me Your bride
No shame can come between us
You make me in agreement
Your heart with mine in chorus,
"You're so altogether different!"

 


























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realrestisbest
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I know the feeling.  I hate songs that say we are sinners.  Or songs that are begging for God's mercy.  I wish there was more music that proclaimed Jesus and testified of the true life in Christ.  Is there any out there????

I am more of a gospel kind of gal myself.  And strangely enough I really like arabic and morracan music too.  But I doubt I could find some Christian music from those parts.

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libertybelle
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Ooooh, my son is a musician and I'm sure he could find you some of that Arabian & Morroccan Christian music. He's got like tons of stuff so I'll ask him for ya, Real. 

      

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Belle,

Thanks, That's  very kind of you.


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luvin
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Sooooo true Real

      

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Meph55
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hey liberty ladybelle,  that song was SWELL!  QEwl!

what a beautiful song, God's Song. 

altogether different!  wow.

if there's no music yet for it, maybe a nice morrocan

or arabian melody would light it up REAL nice!

i would so love to hear music written by shacksters (i've listened to jim's past jammin'! QEwwwwl!) and others who are just crazy enough to have a perspective of LIFE, with nothing to add to what Jesus did, written and played and arranged from the REST-ing place named Jesus in us; flowing from our father's pure wholly non-law grace and love, not filtered through strivings to commit hard enough,, with subtle manipulations to follow principles and christian rules; and not only imagining (though i can hardly imagine! and i love to dream of) what it will be like! To hear someone describing what we already have in him. 

i've so enjoyed michelle tume's and chris eaton's music, like christopher cross and phil collins and songs that just happen to express a love that wraps us up and frees us and soars where there's no pain or sorrow, or so comforts in the middle of it all!  lyrics  that unsettle me at times,  and isn't afraid to discuss anything, even if it rattles me or whoever God wants to rattle!, with his wisdom and harmony flowing through it all.

his song, dave c.   late-night music-ings.!  he's not an ocean away, or somewhere over the rainbow (love that one!) but right here, amazing me, and you, always.

 

 

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Thanks, Dave C.! I like having you around... cuz you sure are a joyful man in Christ!

Hey Real, try these links and see what ya think of their Christian music:

www.mowglee.com

www.aradhnamusic.com



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thanks liberty you too!

there's a LIFEtime of joy and boasting in our father's pride and joy.  he really sings over us, his love constantly banners over us, he fawns over us, and because of jesus he will never get over us! 

have nice son(g)days!

his key, his chords, his rhythm, his will dave c  

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Perry wrote:
I do listen to Christian music, but I must prefer listening to Jazz musicians such as Pat Metheny, Andres Vollenweider, Brand X ... and the beat goes on.
Best,
Perry

 There's some good bands there Perry- i'm into jazz & fusion as well.

I love music- it has always been a big part of my life 

I'm not  big on "christian music" (the whole label kinda turns me off to be honest). 2 Christmas' ago, my girlfriends brother (who is very much law- mentality bound) gave me a Cd "17 Christian rock hits, 2005".  I gave it a few listens. Ugg. i think there were 3 songs on it that i liked. What struck me was how "cookie cutter" they all were. Short on originality & creativity, loooong on repetition & narrowness of expression. It's like most of them were wanna be Creed clones.

I do, very much enjoy John Michael Talbot & his songs for worship series. he's a franciscan monk & his music is absolutely beautiful. Sings a lot of psalms. i would highly recomend songs for worship volumes 1 & 2.

Some bands i really dig are YES, Kansas, Rush & a band from sweden called The Flower Kings. My taste definately runs in the progressive/symphonic rock genre :)

It's funny, i have seen YES live over 20 times since '78 & so often their shows are very spiritual experiences. So many of their lyrics are centered on the eternal value & power of Love. Their shows always seem to foster harmony, peace & a reflectiveness on eternity. It's really quite beautiful. The last time i saw them in 2004 (their 35th anniversary tour) there was a whole group of us that connected before & after the show. I was talking with one woman & we were rapping about the spiritual metaphors in so many of their lyrics and she said seeing YES live is her church. i thought that was rather cool.

The Flower Kings are my favorite band. I've been blessed to see them 3 times now, & they are truely incredible. Again, heavy spiritual overtones. 

Some lyrics:  "The Flower King"

Falling out of the sky, falling into a dream.  All i need is a heart where it all can begin

It's just a matter of time, it's just a matter of trust. it's just a matter of faith when we all sleep in the dust.

Don't deny, just verify the genius of it all. It's the cycle of all living. Hear the children, hear the children call....

We believe in the light, we believe in love, every precious little thing. We believe you can still surrender, you can serve the Flower King.

Falling out of the grey into purple & red, see all the beautiful shapes flowing out of my head.

It's just a matter of time, it's just a matter of trust. It's just a matter of faith when we all sleep in the dust.

Don't deny, just verify the genius of it all, it's the cycle of all living

hear the children, hear the children call

We believe in the light, we believe in love, every precious little thing

We believe you can still surrender, you can serve the Flower King

We believe in the heart we believe in healing, in a place where angels sing

we'll unite the divided and the fallen one, will serve the Flower king 



      

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yeah i prefer the secular music scene; i faind it does not try to be spiritual- it simply expresses the spiritaul we already are- in our hopes, fears, tears ,joys and cynicisms of everyday day, our needs etc...

there are a few worship longs i love to hear mind you and it's wonderful and they mirror my heart



      

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Xrayspex wrote:

yeah i prefer the secular music scene; i faind it does not try to be spiritual- it simply expresses the spiritaul we already are- in our hopes, fears, tears ,joys and cynicisms of everyday day, our needs etc...

there are a few worship longs i love to hear mind you and it's wonderful and they mirror my heart

Well said & agreed! That is very true.



      

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those lyrics you put up are great examples of how man mirrors the God-made purpose.

We see this in so many aspects of the arts and then ultimatley in life if we consider life to be art.

I we think about what art is the meaning of the word - a thoughtful, intelligent response -so artistry in something, using our intelligent skill to something then life is God's intelligent response to who - to himself and what's that? a union life out of Him...



      

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i'm off to check this band out. are they American ? cos if so i'm always interested in hearing what's going on over the water- there's a lot of good roots music going on in the US these days -

      

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actually, it's the bands who appear to be the least spirtual who in my opinion mirror things more diversely  somehow

      

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Xrayspex wrote:
i'm off to check this band out. are they American ? cos if so i'm always interested in hearing what's going on over the water- there's a lot of good roots music going on in the US these days -

No they're from sweden. And they're much more popular in Europe than in the U.S. Where are you from??

I'll pm you their website address. I believe you can listen to some of their songs on line.



      

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I agree with you all, about  all music having the capability to accurately reflect humanity's thoughts of God and the divine.  That reflection doesn't have to be "christian" to adequately express the divine within and offer it back in homage, does it?

When I left the "church" scene, I started to listen to "secular" bands.  It almost seems like some of them are our modern day prophets, saying what needs to be said, in musical format, to get our attention and cause reflection to take place inside of a soul.  I've thought that about Bono and Dave Matthews.  Their lyrics are honest, gut honest, and  they don't pull any punches.  They're not "trying" to set some sort of "holy" example and yet, to me, they end up doing just that.  It's because His image is in His highest of creatures and that can't be stopped or contained, no matter what organized religion would tell us.



      

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  It almost seems like some of them are our modern day prophets, saying what needs to be said, in musical format, to get our attention and cause reflection to take place inside of a soul.  

 They're not "trying" to set some sort of "holy" example and yet, to me, they end up doing just that.  It's because His image is in His highest of creatures and that can't be stopped or contained, no matter what organized religion would tell us.[/QUOTE]

Well said Connie! And i think some of them ARE our modern day prophets :)



      

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hi joyce

you got it baby- i love the honesty of the world- they don't have to try - they just reflect what they are searching for

and what they are searching for is absoultely righteous

Me? i'm still 'part of it all'as my flesh is part of this too even though my true identity is is in Him. I suppose that's what it means when we say 'in the world but not of the world' my flesh as needs and hang-ups and longings and in my opinion it is just as important.

go sister!

still looking to come over to the US this year. where are you exactley in the US- its a 'big country'?



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Xray,

Not sure about your comments back to me since I think my post on that may have been on another thread, but to answer your question, at least for right now, I live in Akron Ohio.  It is still more toward the east (in the north) but over closer to mid country.  Not sure how far in miles it is from New York, but by plane it wouldn't take long at all to get there from NY, and if it would work out for you, you are MORE than welcome to come over where I am.  It would be absolutely terrific.  Some of us are here together right now in South Carolina and having a great time together.  Anyway, just wanted to take a break from the "physically together shack" to get on the internet one to let you know that. 

Joyce

Keep us posted with what is going on in your travel plans.

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i'll catch you over in the 'personal' thread to keep this free



      

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