Songs of Asaph: The Reckoning (Andrew Peterson)

#15. The Reckoning Andrew Peterson Thunderstorms come as vivid reminders to us that our God is a consuming fire, infinitely loving but also infinitely holy. We long for Him to show His face in this world but do we really understand what that would mean? Miss my introduction to my "Sons/Songs of Asaph" series? Catch … Continue reading Songs of Asaph: The Reckoning (Andrew Peterson)

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Songs of Asaph: Family Man (Andrew Peterson)

#14. Family Man Andrew Peterson "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." --Proverbs 16:9 God often blesses us with things we never wanted and then changes our hearts to never want it any other way. Miss my introduction to my "Sons/Songs of Asaph" series? Catch up here. Miss my … Continue reading Songs of Asaph: Family Man (Andrew Peterson)

Songs of Asaph: The Queen of Iowa (Andrew Peterson)

#13. The Queen of Iowa Andrew Peterson Made beautiful through suffering. Miss my introduction to my "Sons/Songs of Asaph" series? Catch up here.  Miss my introduction to Andrew Peterson? Read it here. http://youtu.be/o0SBamE107Y (Lyrics) I met the queen of Iowa She was dying on a couch in the suburbs And with all of the things … Continue reading Songs of Asaph: The Queen of Iowa (Andrew Peterson)

Songs of Asaph: Mountains on the Ocean Floor (Andrew Peterson)

#12. MOUNTAINS ON THE OCEAN FLOOR Andrew Peterson Oftentimes our own sins or the sins of others seem too deep and all signs of change invisible to our mortal eyes, but for those of us in Christ we cling in faith to the promise "he who began a good work in you will bring it … Continue reading Songs of Asaph: Mountains on the Ocean Floor (Andrew Peterson)

Songs of Asaph: Mystery of Mercy (Andrew Peterson)

#11. MYSTERY OF MERCY Andrew Peterson I love Andrew Peterson's identification with key characters in the Bible in this song and his flipping the cry of Jesus "my God, my God, why has thou forsaken me?" into the cry of the believer "my God, my God, why has thou accepted me?", emphasizing and contrasting the … Continue reading Songs of Asaph: Mystery of Mercy (Andrew Peterson)

Songs of Asaph: Planting Trees (Andrew Peterson)

#10. PLANTING TREES Andrew Peterson “I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.” --Gandalf the Gray in The Hobbit Miss my introduction to my "Sons/Songs of Asaph" series? Catch up here. Miss my introduction to Andrew Peterson? Read it here. … Continue reading Songs of Asaph: Planting Trees (Andrew Peterson)

Songs of Asaph: Little Boy Heart Alive (Andrew Peterson)

#8. LITTLE BOY HEART ALIVE Andrew Peterson This song beautiful captures the adventure-hungry, imaginative delight of childhood, these desires stemming from a call to be swept up in something greater than our own stories, by a love "so good but [that] is not tame". Can you capture all the fantasy literature references? Miss my introduction … Continue reading Songs of Asaph: Little Boy Heart Alive (Andrew Peterson)

Songs of Asaph: The Havens Grey (Andrew Peterson)

#7. THE HAVENS GREY This song is for you Lord of the Rings fans, complete with a beautiful music video with footage from the film. Miss my introduction to my "Sons/Songs of Asaph" series? Catch up here. Miss my introduction to Andrew Peterson? Read it here. http://youtu.be/1EKdZmSDGfg (Lyrics) There is no road to bear me … Continue reading Songs of Asaph: The Havens Grey (Andrew Peterson)

Songs of Asaph: The Cornerstone (Andrew Peterson)

THE CORNERSTONE Andrew Peterson Full or irony and paradox, "The Cornerstone" speaks of the complexity of God's love, of God Himself who is both love and wrath, holy and merciful. "Love is never simple" Andrew Peterson sings, "it draws 'em in and drives 'em out". "A beautiful, unmovable force...the Cornerstone." "All the maps were drawn, … Continue reading Songs of Asaph: The Cornerstone (Andrew Peterson)

Songs of Asaph: Dancing in the Minefields (Andrew Peterson)

DANCING IN THE MINEFIELDS by Andrew Peterson Love is hard "but I believe that's what the promise is for". (One of the most beautiful songs on marriage I have heard.) Miss my introduction to my "Sons/Songs of Asaph" series? Catch up here.  Miss my introduction to Andrew Peterson? Read it here. http://youtu.be/_Gs3fg_WsEg (Lyrics) I was … Continue reading Songs of Asaph: Dancing in the Minefields (Andrew Peterson)