My Top Five Favorite Inspirational Easter Songs

Easter is right around the corner so I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite tunes for this holiday.

Here’s my TOP FIVE FAVORITE Inspirational Easter Songs (in no particular order):

I love both the Keith Green version as well as the original performed by the group 2nd Chapter of Acts. But could not find a very good version of the latter so here you go…Keith Green singing, The Easter Song!

I think Dolly does a great rendition of this Don Francisco classic, He’s Alive!

How could I leave out one of the most popular inspirational hits of all time? Here’s Dallas Holm singing, Rise Again!

This is another gem by Keith Green. The record is great, but seeing a live performance from back in the day is a treat. Enjoy listening to The Victor!

Finally, this Matt Papa tune reminds us why the Easter message is so important and challenges those of us who say we believe Jesus is alive, to live like it. Take a moment and be blessed by This Changes Everything!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE EASTER SONG?

All About Green

I love the color green. It is said to be a color of balance and harmony. One that is soothing to the eye, bringing relaxation to the mind and body.

CloverI believe that’s true.

With that in mind, and with ST. PATRICK’S DAY right around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to write a post celebrating all things green!

First, you’ll want to check out my GLORIOUS GREEN Pinterest Board!

 Next, for anyone who wants to grow a GREEN THUMB check out this Vegetable Garden Guide from Martha Stewart.

MarthaStewart.com

MarthaStewart.com

“Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive—it’s such an interesting world. It wouldn’t be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There’d be no scope for imagination then, would there?”    From Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

 ANNE OF GREEN GABLES is always a favorite.

If you’re looking for ways to live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle, there’s tons of info to get you started here with GREEN LIVING 101

Here’s a sweet song from our favorite GREEN FROG, KERMIT –  He sings it’s not easy being green but then realizes all the wonderful things about it.

For me, it’s a reminder to rest in the knowledge that we are loved by God just as we are.

Check out this link to a beautiful video featuring one of my favorite artists, KEITH GREEN, singing the 23rd Psalm.

FTI Psalm 23 verse 2

I wonder if that’s why God chose to spread that color so liberally throughout His creation.

So that, within the calm green of earth, we could have a sense of the true glory of heaven.

Peace

I’ll leave you with music from late songwriter Rich Mullins, who seemed to grasp the wonder of the color and the Creator of it in his song, The Color Green.

Enjoy!

Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods.
John Muir

Do you have a favorite green to add to this list?
I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Second Chapter of Acts

I’m feeling a bit nostalgic today. I found myself craving the sounds of Second Chapter of Acts, one of the top contemporary christian music “CCM” groups to emerge out of the 70’s Jesus Movement. I recall going to see them perform in their heyday and, if I could describe the experience in one word, the one that comes to mind as I look back is “powerful”.

Though they officially disbanded in 1988 for other pursuits and solo projects, I was happy to see this footage from a 1987 concert which showcases their awesome talent.

You may be like me and love hearing the familiar tunes of early CCM classics. But, if you’ve never heard these siblings and their amazing vocal harmonies, do yourself a favor and listen! If you want to hear more, I would suggest you do a search for the very popular Mansion Builder and Easter Song and, another favorite, the infectious Rejoice.

Be blessed!