What I’m Into – February 2015

February has an interesting combination of themes with Valentine’s Day and the beginning of Lent.

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What I'm Into

Music

Sam Tsui & Casey Breves – Thinking Out Loud / I’m Not The Only One MASHUP

There has been some wonderful mashups being made by people all across the internet, and this is one of my favorite ones from this month. It takes I’m Not the Only One by Sam Smith and makes the lyrics much happier. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran is also one of the best love songs released in years.

Katy Perry- By the Grace of God

Katy Perry started off her music career as a CCM artist, but she left that line years ago when she went mainstream. This is a beautiful song, but it’s not really a Christian song. Either way, it has beautiful lyrics and inspirational.

The Brilliance – Dust

The Brilliance is one of my favorite bands in the world, and their Lent EP is one of the most beautiful musical works focused on the liturgical season that I have ever heard. This song is very fitting for this time when we begin the great season of Lent.

WorshipMob – Forever (Extended Cover) by Bethel/Johnson/Jobe

This is a really inspirational version of this song. Very fitting theme as we await the great celebration of Easter.

WorshipMob – Prayer in C

This is one of those songs that I can’t get out of my head these days. Prayer in C is certainly not religious or close to a prayer, but it really explored the depth of anger and resentment. It came out last year, but it’s finally reaching it’s peak. The popular version is the remix with it’s well written rhythms, but I also enjoy this terrific cover.

Visual

Growing up in rural Texas panhandle, I was very familiar with working with cattle and other livestock. I also know how much time you’re given to think while doing the manual labor of farms and ranches. I can truly appreciate this.

Happy 25 Photoshop

 Total Gift of Self

Clip 02 Total Gift of Self from Augustine Institute on Vimeo.

Reading

We’re less than a month away from the Solemnity of the Annunciation. I’ve use the St Louis de Montfort version of the Total Consecration for several years now, but I’m trying this one this year, and I’m deeply saddened that I hadn’t tried it before. It’s a completely different perspective and approach that I think more people would feel makes the Total Consecration more approachable. I highly recommend it.

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