Media (3/2)

3/2 -add Left Behind, 2 scenes
1/12 -add Passion: woman caught in adultery
12/26 -add Who am I?
12/25 – add Joy in the Journey; change page title to ‘Media’
12/23 – add Above All

How Majestic is Thy Name!

I miss Keith Green. This song has always been one of my favorites and I recently rediscovered it. His Songs For the Shepherd album was very personally devotional. Melody Green said you could feel the Lord’s presence in the studio. Keith’s piano and vocals were always recorded live together, which is unheard of. But Keith couldn’t separate the two.

When God Ran

The video here gets better… but Benny Hester’s version of his song is matchless. (Note: video is now improved, but the song version is no longer the Hester original – 11/09). Henri Nouwen wrote that a son of the Middle East asking for his inheritance while the father was still alive was tantamount to him wishing the father dead. Yet in the Prodigal Son story, Jesus has the father complying with the request – and then, astonishingly, running to the prodigal when he returns broken.

Ascribing this kind of outrageous love to God – who can fathom it? Hester’s screaming at the end of the song signifies its intensity. God’s love is the most powerful force in Creation and can get us through this present darkness.

I think that this little tale of unconditional love is the most evocative ever told.

The prodigal son

A majestic dramatization of the story, unfortunately not well lit.

The Passion of the Christ:

Woman caught in adultery (Jn 8 )

Above All

Here’s Paul Baloche explaining how the song Above All came to be. A wonderful story, an amazing song, and a Spirit-filled man who is a true credit to the Body of Christ.

Joy in the journey

Michael Card was in school for forestry, when he instead decided to devote his musical talents to the Lord.

Who am I?

The acoustic version of this song is amazing. I’d like to include about a dozen from this band, but this song is special to me for the line, “You catch me when I’m falling”, which I’ve lived time and again.

It’s interesting to compare and contrast the writing of this song with that of Above All, above. Both writers were surprised by the refrains to their songs, and had expected exactly the opposite of what came. But while in Above All the theology of the refrain contrasts with that of the verses, in Who Am I the refrain amplifies the theology of the verse. Both songs are used to great effect.

For a real treat, check out Mark’s amazing testimony, in which he tels of overcoming multiple learning disabilities, an inferiority complex and fear attacks from satan to step out for God. God uses the weak things of the world – as long as we are willing.

Left Behind

I enjoyed the first Left Behind movie. Here is what was for me, the highlight.


  1. Doreen Saz
    October 10, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    This is what being a Christian is all about.

    Crank up the sound, it’s well worth 6 minutes!

    • October 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm

      A little schmaltzy, but I’m a sucker for that. I’m sure you’ve seen Paul Potts. Old news by now.

      be blessed,

  2. October 10, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Good as this is – and it is – unfortunately this is not the original version by Benny Hester. It’s been switched. If I ever find the original online I’ll post it here.

  3. Doreen Saz
    October 10, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    What really touched my heart was the great love between the brothers; the commitment to his brother’s young son and the sacrifice he was willing to make to bring the boy out of himself. Awesome!

    I’d like to hear the original version by Hester.


    • October 10, 2009 at 11:46 pm

      Here’s an audio of Hester’s version. The other I think is Phillips, Craig and Dean, and is excellent too.

  4. Doreen Saz
    November 27, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Haunting words, haunting images, haunting music.

  5. Doreen Saz
    December 22, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    ABOVE ALL!!! Michael W.Smith

    During this time of preparation for the celebration of the Birth, of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, let us raise our hearts and minds to God.

    One of my favourite praise and worship songs.

    • December 23, 2009 at 6:20 am

      Yes, that’s one of my faves as well. A powerful anointing, especially when the logic to “above all” changes at the end. Baloche has a wonderful generous spirit, and shares freely with other musicians. I’m going to add his explanation of Above All to this page. Thanks!

  6. Doreen Saz
    January 13, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Very very inspiring song and video
    From service dog to SURFice dog

  7. Doreen Saz
    January 17, 2010 at 11:22 am

    This is the way it should be sung with no
    ‘artistic’ interpretation.


    • January 17, 2010 at 11:48 am

      Thanks, both of those were very good.


  8. Doreen Saz
    February 21, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Tom Brokaw explains Canada to Americans.

    a Positive outlook



  9. Doreen Saz
    February 22, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    This brought be to tears.


  10. Doreen Saz
    March 4, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I don’t know where to put this but I think Media would be a good spot. This was an awesome event. The young people of the world were so inspiring. We, as Christians could learn a thing or two from those higly disciplined athletes who strive to attain the gold of this world… imagine what discipline of body, mind and spirit we should be practising.

  11. Doreen Saz
    May 9, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Give a listen.

  12. Doreen Saz
    May 11, 2010 at 7:30 am
  13. Doreen Saz
    May 11, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Be sure to listen to the very end.

  14. Doreen Saz
    May 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Truly inspirational.

  15. Doreen Saz
    May 19, 2010 at 8:59 pm


    What a feat bringing hundreds of voices together from different parts of the world to create this choir. Truly amazing.

  16. Doreen Saz
    May 19, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Eric Whitacre

    Representing 12 Countries:
    New Zealand
    The Philippines
    United Kingdom
    United States of America

  17. Doreen Saz
    August 4, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Turtle helps friend who flipped over.

    A friend

    A person with whom one is allied in
    a struggle or cause; a comrade.

    To the world you may be just one person,
    but to one person you may be the world.”

    It is better to be a slow buddy than to be
    a no buddy at all.

    God is pure goodness and love.

  18. Doreen
    March 12, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    “I’m Drinking from my Saucer” A beautiful prayer sung soooo powerfully. What a great voice.


  19. April 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Check this out. 🙂 Google Exodus: Watch now to see what the Exodus from Egypt would have looked like if Moses had a laptop

    blessings, Doreen

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