Deeper Than Oceans

One of my best buds just showed me this song that some of his buddies produced. I thought it was super great and I want to share it with everyone. Enjoy!

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Tuesdays Tunes

Fireflight – Stay Close

I wanna know You
there’s so much at stake
Can’t face the memories
they bend me till I break
Hiding from the past
but it’s eating me alive
can’t block it out when it’s comin’ from inside

Every turn leads me to a new dead end
lost again
I’m screaming your name

Come close Come close
and call my name
how can you turn your back on me when you know my pain
stay close stay close
light up the night
save me from the part of me that’s begging to die

Precious denial
a stone to break my back
the chains I carry won’t cut me any slack
imprisoned by fear with no room for my heart
my only hope
only You can heal the scars

Every turn leads me to a new dead end
lost again
I’m screaming your name

(Chorus)

Stay by my side
if you leave me I will die
Stay by my side
if you leave me I will die
Stay by my side
if you hold me, I will fly
if you hold me I will fly
will you hold me

(Chorus)

Come close come close
(come close)
how can you turn your back on me when you know my pain
(when you know my pain)
stay close stay close
light up the night
save me from the part of me that’s begging to die

Tuesdays Tunes

Tonight – TobyMac

Great pump up song.

Hey!
Everytime I try to go in alone I get shut down,
Locked up and held captive in the clutches of my down
We go back, we go forth,
We go back
I’m sick with vertigo
Weary of my ways, my days
My lips are frozen
I wanna feel a new day
(There’s gotta be more than this)
I wanna live a new way
(There’s gotta be more)
I wanna feel a new day
(There’s gotta be more)
I wanna live a new way
(There’s just gotta be more)

Right here, right now
Under the stars, I promise you my heart

Cause it starts tonight!

We wanna rise,
We wanna touch the other side
(It starts tonight!)
We wanna soar
We wanna reach right out for more
(Cause it starts tonight!)
We wanna rise,
We wanna touch the other side
(It starts tonight)
We wanna soar,
We wanna reach right out for more
(Cause it starts tonight)
Tonight tonight
Tonight tonight tonight
Tonight

Can’t feel like any night before
Under the sky full of stars
With hearts that want more
(Tonight)
Like the rhythm no dam can hold
Bein’ drivin by a source overflowin our souls
(Tonight)
Won’t be like any night we have seen
It changes everything (e-e-e-e-everything)

Right here right now
Under the stars
I promise you my heart

Cause it starts tonight!

We wanna rise
We wanna touch the other side
(It start tonight!)
We wanna soar
We wanna reach right out for more,
(Cause it starts tonight!)
We wanna rise,
We wanna touch the other side
(It starts tonight!)
We wanna soar,
We wanna reach right out for more
(Cause it starts tonight!)
Tonight tonight
Tonight tonight tonight

Tonight

So let us seize this night
Let us make off great
It’s on like the break of dawn

So let us seize this night
Let us make our flight
It’s on like the break of dawn

Tonight
Tonight

Cause it starts tonight!…

Cause it starts tonight!

I wanna feel a new day
I wanna live a new way
(It starts tonight)
I wanna feel a new day
I wanna live a new way
(We don’t wanna fall tonight!)
We wanna rise
We wanna touch the other side
(We wanna shine tonight!)
We wanna soar
We wanna reach right out for more
(We don’t wanna fall tonight)
We wanna rise
We wanna touch the other side
(We wanna shine tonight!)
We wanna soar,
We wanna reach right out for more
(We don’t wanna fall tonight)
Tonight tonight

(We wanna shine tonight!)
Tonight tonight

Cause it starts tonight!

Tuesdays Tunes

Lecrae – Background


Chorus.
I could play the background.
I could play the background.
Cause I know sometimes I get in the way.
So won’t You take the lead, lead, lead, lead, lead.
So won’t You take the lead, lead, lead, lead, lead.
And I can play the background, the background.
And You can take the lead.

Verse 1
It’s evident You run the show, so let me back down.
You take the leading role, and I’ll play the background.
I know I miss my cues, know I forget my lines
I’m sticking to Your script, and I’m reading all Your signs.
I don’t need my name in lights.
I don’t need a starring role.
And why gain the whole wide world, if I’m just gon’ loose my soul.
And my ways ain’t purified, I’ll live according to Your Word.
I can’t endure this life without Your wisdom being heard.
So word to every dancer for a pop star,
Cause we all play the background, but mine’s a Rock Star.
Yeah. So if you need me I’ll be stage right.
Prayin’ the whole world will start embracing stage fright.
So let me fall back and stop giving my suggestions
Cause when I follow my obsessions I end up confessing.
That I’m not that impressive, matter of fact I’m who I are.
A trail of star dust leading to the Superstar.

Chorus.

Verse 2
I had a dream that I was captain of my soul.
I was master of my fate, lost control, and then I sank.
So I don’t want to take the lead
Cause I’m prone to make mistakes.
All these folks that follow me gon’ end up in the wrong place.
So, just let me shadow You, and just let me trace Your lines.
Matter of fact just take my pen.
Here, You create my rhymes.
Cause if I do this by myself I’m scared that I’ll succeed.
And no longer trust in You, cause I only trust in me.
And see, that’s how you end up headed to destruction.
Paving a road to nowhere. Pour your life out for nothing.
You pulled my card, I’m bluffing
You know what’s in my hand.
Me, I just roll to trust You, You cause the dice to land.
I’m in control of nothing. Follow You at any cost.
Some call it sovereign will, all I know is You the boss.
And man I’m so at ease. I’m so content.
I play the background like it’s an instrument.

Chorus.

Bridge
I know I’m safest when I’m in Your will and trust Your word.
And I know I’m dangerous when I trust myself, my vision blurred.
And I ain’t got no time to play life’s foolish games.
Got plenty aims, but do they really glorify Your name?
And it’s a shame the way I want to do these things for You, yet,
Don’t even cling to You. Take time to sit and glean from You.
It seems that You were patient in my ignorance.
If ignorance is bliss, its cause she never heard of this.

Chorus. 2x

Tuesday Tune’s

Family Force 5 – Zombie

What I have always loved about Family Force 5 is that it is up to the listener to decide what the lyrics mean. The band members are all christians, and they have a few songs directed straight at christians, but for the most part they try to appeal to those outside of the Christian circles in attempt to bring them to Christ. Because of this, all their songs have more than one meaning, they are quite the lyrical geniuses.

Here are a few samples from some of the lyrics and how they can relate to us Christians.

Chaotic, psychotic, death defying lifeless logic – In context this is talking about how being a Zombie is a route that seems very silly to the rest of the world. In this song, I like to view the word “Zombie” as the same as “Christian.”

Not dead, undead, a new creation Zombie regeneration – When you become a Zombie, you don’t die, rather you become undead and morph into a new creation. Same goes during the Christian Baptism. We get rid of our old selves and become a new creation in Christ.

Wordwide, infected, I’m back resurrected –  This one can go two ways, it can be viewed the same as above, or, the way I like to view it as, as Christ coming back from the dead and being resurrected.

Watch me walk like a Zombie – Watch me walk like a Christian.

I’m a Zombie, who I want to be, And I don’t want to be but a Zombie – Just like being a Christian, we want nothing more than to be servants of Christs and to please Him.

Bon-Appetite, I got a new appetite, Transformed, be-be-be-be-born, uh, Love bites and it’s in a rare form – When we give ourselves to Christ we gain a new appetite and become transformed. No longer are we hungry for the sinful desires of this world, but rather we are hungry for the Lord and His desires. Christ’s love bites us.


We Found Love- Lindsey Stirling- VenTribe

This second song is nothing like Zombie from Family Force 5. A saw this video this morning on youtube. I enjoyed how Lindsey Stirling, in this video, was able to find this joyous love among all the children that she visited in Kenya. I like to view it as a feel good video, but I really enjoyed it. It isn’t necessary a Christian video, but rather just a good song that we can all enjoy!

KJ-52, Dangerous

One of my favorite Christian artist while I was in high school was kj-52. I absolutely loved how much he rapped about Christ and how silly he is. Christ was very obvious in all his lyrics. Well, kj-52 just came out with a new album yesterday called Dangerous, and I wanted to share one of his new songs.

can’t forgive or forget
we hold on and it’s dangerous
it’s dangerous
we resent, we regret
we look back but it’s dangerous
living like we do is so dangerous

Ay yo, I wanna hit you up ain’t got the words to say
cause all the junk would do is push you farther away
and every time i see you acting like it’s all ok
you were the last one i ever thought would fall away
i never thought you’d change, never thought you’d stray
and run right back to the very things i know you hate
with all you gone through now tell me why you go this way
caught up in the junk, going where you came
caught up on the run, your every day the same
you hold your head up high, living it without no shame
and every day it gets a little harder just to pray
if i could sit you down, here’s what i’d say

can’t forgive or forget
we hold on and it’s dangerous
it’s dangerous
we resent, we regret
we look back but it’s dangerous
living like we do is so dangerous

your wings are broken yet you keep on flying
every time i talk to you, you never recognize it
holding on to your past yet you keep denying
try to mask your hurt in all the junk that you’re trying
yet i’ll be lying if i said it’s all ok
you’re missing church man, it’s getting worse today
it’s obvious that you’re hurt, that’s the role you play
the one where you blame and push everybody away
i have to say that he’s the one you need
the one that died, crucified, now on that tree
and the final thing i’ve got to say now honestly
the one i’m talking about…is me

can’t forgive or forget
we hold on and it’s dangerous
it’s dangerous
ah, we resent, we regret
we look back but it’s dangerous
living like we do, it’s a long hard road to nowhere
and we’re having trouble finding our way
and it’s a long hard road to nowhere
need something different, someone help me to change

can’t forgive or forget
we hold on and it’s dangerous
it’s dangerous
we resent, we regret
we look back but it’s dangerous
living like we do is so dangerous
can’t forgive or forget
we hold on and it’s dangerous
it’s dangerous
ah, we resent, we regret
we look back but it’s dangerous
living like we do is so dangerous

Honor Your Father and Your Mother

According to the Bible:

Exodus 20:12

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Deuteronomy 5:16

“Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Ephesians 6:12

“Honor your father and mother”–which is the first commandment with a promise–

According to Luther’s Small Catechism:

What does this mean?–Answer.

We should fear and love God that we may not despise nor anger our parents and masters, but give them honor, serve, obey, and hold them in love and esteem.

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church: (Only three of the points)
III. The Duties of Family Members
 2214 The divine fatherhood is the source of human fatherhood;16 this is the foundation of the honor owed to parents. the respect of children, whether minors or adults, for their father and mother17 is nourished by the natural affection born of the bond uniting them. It is required by God’s commandment

IV. The Family and the Kingdom

2232 Family ties are important but not absolute. Just as the child grows to maturity and human and spiritual autonomy, so his unique vocation which comes from God asserts itself more clearly and forcefully. Parents should respect this call and encourage their children to follow it. They must be convinced that the first vocation of the Christian is to follow Jesus: “He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”39

V. The Authorities in Civil Society

2239 It is the duty of citizens to contribute along with the civil authorities to the good of society in a spirit of truth, justice, solidarity, and freedom. the love and service of one’s country follow from the duty of gratitude and belong to the order of charity. Submission to legitimate authorities and service of the common good require citizens to fulfill their roles in the life of the political community.


When thinking about this commandment, the first thing I think of is Will Smiths song Parents Just Don’t Understand, which you can find at the bottom of this blog. It’s true that, especially for the younger generation, that we think our parents just don’t understand. We get very narrow focused, and don’t see the big picture. Life involves around us, and everything needs to make us, well, happier. When there is anything that gives us displeasure, we view it as a negative. When our parents punish us, we are so narrow minded that all we can see in their punishment towards us is negative. Rather it is for our benefit, it gives us the opportunity to learn from our mistakes, that we don’t even always see as mistakes.

Hebrews 12:11

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

As we get older and mature in life, we all release how true that is. We see the wisdom in our parents. In our youth our parents would be the last people we go to for advice, but as we get older, we seek them more and more.

Back to the commandment though. “Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” The purpose of this commandment is simple. We must honor our father and mother, respect their authority over us, and obey their commands. Not only our parents, but our elders, and anyone with authority over us. In honoring them, God gives us a reward. The reward God gives us is for us to live long, and for your life to go well. I believe this to be something worth recognition, because no other commandment states a benefit to follow the commandment given.


Ten Commandments:

  1. Thou Shalt Have No Other gods
  2. Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of the Lord, Thy God, in vain.
  3. Remember the Sabbath Day by Keeping it Holy
  4. Honor Your Father and Mother
  5. Thou shalt not kill.
  6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  7. Thou shalt not steal.
  8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
  9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house.
  10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his cattle, nor anything that is his. 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Philippians 2:3

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,