“Simply Christmas” Album by David Wesley

Hello there Zoomers! Now, we know a lot of you are all set for Christmas parties, especially with your gifts.

But if unique gift ideas are something you are into, love to recommend to you a Christmas CD and not just any other CD, it’s from someone we know who is graciously blessed with a unique talent.

Love to introduce to you David Wesley and his new Christmas album “Simply Christmas”.

Now, what’s lovable about it is that it’s a collection of acapella vocals and instrumentations. Yup,you got it right, ala Pentatonix.

My favorite in the album is O Holy Night. The collection is filled with classic Christmas tracks delivered in pure vocal prowess.

Please do check out on iTunes here.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/simply-christmas/id1057601546

David is also a YouTuber, with his acapella covers at YouTube.com/cpo2qsm

You can order a physical CD here: http://www.collidemedia.ca/sales.aspx

Thomas Nelson Bibles For Christmas

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Cornerstone Talents Kyla & Yeng Big Winners on Star Awards For Music

The Queen of RNB Kyla was awarded RNB Album of the Year for “Journey” during the recent 7th PMPC Star Awards for Music.

Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino on the other hand brought home the Song of the Year trophy for “Ikaw”.

Get your digital copy of the albums and single now, available on the iTunes Store.



What I Found Out About The Word “Lord”, You’ll Be Amazed

Lord, the word we often use to address or when call on Jesus in our prayers. In Cebuano, the translation is “Ginoo” and in Tagalog “Panginoon”.

However, we use it so casually I begin to wonder what the word Lord really means. The bible does give us a clear idea: master, authority, superior. Those are translations from the Old and New Testaments, “Adonai” is Hebrew for Lord and “Kurios” the Greek equivalent.

Adonai is from the root word adon meaning owner. Kurios as well refers to ownership. That blew me away! But let’s not stop there.

As children of God, living in these modern times, we cannot quite grasp the idea of lordship. There’s a reason why the owner of the apartment we’re living in is called landlord. Yup, because he is the owner.

The idea of lordship, is that you are subjected to the rules of the lord or owner. Whatever he owns, he has control over it and not you, or in my case, me as the one renting his apartment. I cannot just make changes or modifications to his property and I am expected to follow his rules in the tenure of my stay.

Our Lord owns everything and it includes our body, which we are expected to offer to God as living sacrifices. So everytime, we utter the word Lord, it means we’re submitting everything to Him.

But here’s the pitfall. Like earlier said, it is used so casually, we forget the essence.

The English word “Lord” even has a deeper meaning, because if you look at the history of its use, it originally meant “bread keeper”. I love that! Because bread keepers in the old days are responsible for providing food for their people.

Amazing! Our Lord does not only own everything, He also is providing for us. Remember the Lord’s prayer “… give us this day our daily bread”, bread which refers to both our spiritual and physical needs.

Now, take a step back and look at the big picture, Jesus our Lord is the owner and provider. Not surprising eh, I am sure you’ve heard that before, but that’s the reason why need to know the real meaning of the word lord, so we don’t misuse it or just casually use it.

Remember, Jesus reminds us about the misuse. Because to be honest, the word lord has worldly connotations. The Hebrews use the word lord in two ways:

1.) Adoni – a royal total to men, people who own properties, like apartments, lots, office buildings, like how you’d address people like Sir or Mister.
2.) ADONAI – used as prefix or divine title to the many references to God like (Adonai-jireh) – “The LORD Will Provide”

That is why Jesus is straightforward in saying “Not everyone who calls me Lord will enter God’s kingdom.” Why?

Because “only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.” Matt 7:21-22

I am amazed by this revelation but at the same time I am being reminded of God to dwell in the Lordship of Jesus. 2 things He asks of us.

1.) To seek Him and make God a priority.

2.) And do what Jesus commands us to do.

Father in Heaven, I bless You. Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Thank you for sending your son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, who died on the cross and redeemed my spirit. I bend my knees and heart, acknowledging my stubbornness and independence from your Lordship. Break my heart and mind and let your Holy Spirit take charge. Here I am use me, for your glory. Amen.

God’s revelations are amazing and endless, so I trust that you join us or share with us your stories.

Does Christian “Adam Young” of Owl City Have Ungodly Lyrics In New Album?

Everyone knows Adam Young is a Christian, but as an artist in a one man band called Owl City, every grown up knows his songs are not necessarily all Contemporary Christian Music.

He has a version of In Christ Alone in previous works and his recent single My Everything part of the new CD called “Mobile Orchestra” are clearly signs that Adam is inclined to making Holy Spirit-inspired songs.

But the whole album Mobile Orchestra is not all safe for teens and kids especially for parents who are keen in the kind of music they want their children to listen to, at least this is what a pop culture review site PluggedIn.com is implying.

Click to listen to Owl City’s new album Mobile Orchestra

The song Thunderstruck for instance according to the site has sexually suggestive lyrics like “I feel you glowing in the dark/When I collapse into your arms.”

And there is a reference to suicide in the lines “It’s so dark in my mind/I cross my heart and hope to die” in the song I Found Love.

Then the Hanson collaborated track “Unbelievable” mentioned a few more pop culture references that traditional Christian parents may find objectionable such as  R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series, JurassicPark, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Home Alone and The Lion King.

To read this review you can Google Owl City – Mobile Review on PluggedIn.

While it is clear though that this album is not entirely a CCM or Contemporary Christian Music, teens and grown ups may find the project entertaining so the best course of action to take is to be discerning and keep a copy of the lyrics while listening to the tracks.

But considering things, Adam Young is also an artist who express thoughts or relay emotions through lyrical art and while he is known to be writing songs of his experience and past, he also could be writing songs about other people’s struggles and other realities of life.

Again, like every thing in this world, His word is our source of wisdom and our shield comes from the Lord.

Should you decide to give Owl City’s Mobile Orchestra a spin, you can check out a preview of the tracks at Amazon.com, iTunes on Apple devices or on YouTube.com.




Christian Band ShatterRed is Giving You 2 Free Songs, Download Now

Alright guys, the Christian Rock/Pop band ShatterRed is pleased to announce they are giving fans 2 songs including a track with Dave Frey of Sidewalk Prophets and “Scarlet Rain” from their latest album.

Here’s what the guys from ShatterRed have to say:

Music from ShatterRed is guaranteed to never be two things: boring or “surface level.” Tunes are catchy, arrangements are creative, lyrics are powerful, and hearts are broken. Because in the end, that’s what it’s really about: witnessing God break hearts so that He can ultimately reform them into something purely beautiful. That is the Gospel, and this is the story, told with some of the most inventive clashes and fusions of sound that have ever pulsed through your set of headphones.

To start download, just visit the link below:

http://shatterred.leadpages.net/bonusdownloads/

The band has also started a Kickstarter, visit the link here http://KickstartTheMusic.com