Friday, March 13, 2009
The heading on my blog reads (in part), "I love my iPod". I confess that it's true. I've got a pretty eclectic music collection and love any opportunity to add to it. An iTunes gift card is like pure gold to me. In light of that, I thought it might be nice to share the joy and talk a little bit about music on Married To The Pastor. Keep an eye out for "Music Mondays". I'll highlight a certain artist or CD and I'll even provide you a link to Amazon if you're interested in purchasing it. (Check out the Amazon carousel in the sidebar).
Recently I saw the movie "Fireproof". It was excellent, save for a little cheesy acting, but overall, very good. In the middle of the movie they played a song with the lyric, "While I'm waiting." I fell in love with it and even while the movie was continuing on, I was searching on my Blackberry for the song and artist. I found it was written by a guy named John Waller and the CD is entitled "The Blessing". As soon as the movie was over, I was on iTunes and before I headed to bed that night, I had bought and downloaded the album. (isn't it funny we still call them albums? I don't think I've ever even owned a record player.)
This CD is fantastic! It's a worship album with deep lyrics about relationship with God. There's a nice blend of ballads and faster paced tunes and even guest appearances by Casting Crowns and Mark Miller (of the country band, Sawyer Brown, who's record label produced the CD). Each week, my favorite song changes, but this past week, it's been "Love To Say Your Name", which talks about some of the different names of God. What an encouragement it's been to me during an especially difficult week.
If you're looking for for an upbeat CD minus screaming guitar solos and something encouraging for your life and worship, take a listen to John Waller's, "The Blessing". You'll definitely be blessed.