Anthem Thursday: Hallelujah chorus

My husband turned  in the last of his seminary work this week. A long four years comes to an end.

This seems the only appropriate response, and if I had the voice and this many friends, I would find a way to do this in the streets between our house and the seminary.

And I gotta send love to my cousin Abby who is graduating from college today. Hallelujah!

Anthem Thursday: Oh My God

I came home one night and my husband was listening to a Jars of Clay album on Spotify. This song is on it, and it’s one of my favorites because it helps me express what I feel about suffering and injustice.

“Oh My God” is such an overused phrase these days, especially when shortened to OMG. There are valid times to say “Oh My God.” The song gives us plenty of examples.

Enough from me.

Anthem Thursday: If I Ever Needed Grace

I’m learning a lot about grace right now. Giving it. Receiving it. What it is. What it isn’t. The most profound truth I’ve encountered about grace this week is that I would have needed grace even if I had never sinned. (Source: Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy).

This song says what my heart feels right now while our family is in the throes of transition.

I need grace. How ’bout you?

Anthem Thursday: “Scientists in Japan”

This video showed up in my e-mail inbox today. I love Sara Groves’ music and think she’s super talented. I mean really, not just anyone can write a song about bioethics and science fiction and have it be catchy and thought-provoking. Here’s the video.

And here’s the story behind the song, which helps put it all into perspective.