Category: Music

Top 10: Bands

Top 10 Tuesday: Bands. It was easy to list the bands I love. It was challenging to narrow down the list.

Music Monday: Capital Lights – “His Favorite Christmas Story”

The words are easy to follow and the tempo is upbeat with a good twist at the end that will tug at your heartstrings. It gets me in the feels every time.

Music Monday: West of Here – “On My Knees”

This song speaks to me on a deeper level with friends I know have experienced times of great need and when there was nowhere left to go, on their knees they went

Music Monday: RED – “Pieces”

I have had many ups and downs in my journey through life and faith, but one thing has always stayed consistent, forever unchanging, and always there to pick up the pieces of our brokenness and make us whole again.

Music Monday: Tobymac – “The Elements”

Tobymac’s “The Elements” is Ariyana’s “get pumped” song for softball. As a father, I use this as my “stay strong” song for doing life.

Music Monday: Covers for Days

Who doesn’t a good cover song?! I absolutely love a well-done cover song. In some instances I actually prefer the cover to the original.

Music Monday: Scandroid

This week for Music Monday I’m going electronic with Scandroid. I realize I may have just lost most everyone with that opening sentence. I urge you to take a moment, step outside your comfort zone, and give it a shot.

Music Monday: Coin – “Talk to Much”

Song three in the “Monthly Music Week” series is “Talk to Much” by COIN. This song actually took me by surprise. I did not expect to like it as much as I do.

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Music Monday: S U R V I V E – “Cutthroat”

Today is song two in the “Monthly Music Week” series. The song is “Cutthroat” by S U R V I V E and is devoid of lyrics. It is 100% instrumental and it is amazing.

Music Monday: Brantley Gilbert – “Rockin’ Chairs”

Today marks the first song in my series “Monthly Music Week” and is titled “Rockin’ Chairs” by Brantley Gilbert. Truth be told, I actually dig this song.

Music Monday: Skillet

Skillet is one of those bands that I have just stuck with through the years and have always been a listening pleasure.

Music Monday: Starset – “My Demons”

While it’s not necessarily a spirtiual song, the words could be applied to a relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Music Monday: Disciple – “Outlaws”

We are all created in His image despite what others may say about you.

Music Monday: I Am Empire – “Sing”

The instrumental side of this song is magical. Layer incredible lyrics on top and you have a recipe for a timeless song.

Music Monday: Becoming the Archetype – “How Great Thou Art”

What happens when a classic hymn meets heavy metal?

Music Monday: Andy Mineo – “You Can’t Stop Me”

Andy Mineo is a man who stands, unashamed, by his convictions and is not afraid to speak his mind when it comes to Biblical truths.

Music Monday: Alexi Murdock – “All of My Days”

The song is simply beautiful and needs little explanation of why it should be featured.

Album Release: RED – “of Beauty and Rage”

RED releases “of Beauty and Rage” to the masses and it does not disappoint.

Music Monday: Crowder – “Come As You Are”

Everytime I listen to this song something swells inside my soul and I can’t help but get misty-eyed.

Music Monday: Beartooth – “Beaten In Lips”

Today’s song is incredibly moving song. The lyrics and music are powerful.

Music Monday: 12 Stones – “Broken”

All in all, when I first heard this song, I was all but broken. It was through my brokenness that God turned my life around.

Music Monday: Harmony – “In Search Of”

“In Search Of” is a great depiction of a Holy Father who loves his children even when they have nothing else to give.

Music Monday: Theocracy – “As the World Bleeds”

Theocracy brings the truth in one of their best symphonic masterpieces.

Music Monday: Ska

Ska music shaped my teen years and my listening tastes for life.

Music Monday: Manic Bloom – “Betrayer”

Manic Bloom has flown under the radar for a long time, but they have now been exposed and they are amazing.

Music Monday: Dommin – “Closure”

Incredible song about leaving the bad behind and wanting more from life.

Album Release: Project 86 – “Knives to the Future”

Project 86 releases their newest album Knives to the Future for your listening pleasure.

Music Monday: Spoken – “Shadow Over Me”

This week’s Music Monday is from a band that I have followed for years now. The song is “Shadow Over Me” by Spoken. This song is a great reminder to set your eyes on grace. We must learn to look past the gloom and doom of the day and press on with faith that He is […]

Music Monday: Otis Taylor

Otis Taylor is the king of the banjo.

Music Monday: Manafest – “4321”

4,3,2,1…. listen now!

Music Monday: Project 86 – “Fall, Goliath, Fall”

Project 86 is one of my favorite bands. “Fall, Goliath, Fall” is a resounding battle cry to defeat our giants.

Music Monday: Awaken – “Inertia”

The song is a great reflection of how we live our lives.

Album Release: Thousand Foot Krutch – “OXYGEN:INHALE”

In honor of Thousand Foot Krutch releasing their new album, here is a link to grab their album or you can listen to it below.

Music Monday: We As Human – “Let Me Drown”

This is another one of my kid’s favorites. The song is “Let Me Drown” by We As Human. The song is off of their self-titled album. I love the lyrics for this song. At times we think we’re invincible. At times we think that we can do it all without Him and that’s how we roll. […]

Music Monday: Emancipator – “Dusk to Dawn”

Oh boys and girls, I have quite a hidden gem for today’s Music Monday.

Music Monday: The Showdown – “Carry On My Wayward Son”

I absolutely love cover songs. This is one of my personal, all-time favorites. It is a cover of “Carry On My Wayward Son” by The Showdown originally performed by Kansas. Not too much to say about this one except that it is an amazing cover. The Showdown“Carry On My Wayward Son” Lyrics Carry on my […]

Music Monday: Orion Walsh – “Journey of a Spruce Tree”

I absolutely love songs that tell a story. “Journey of a Spruce Tree” by Orion Walsh is one of my personal favorites and it is off the album First By Water, Then By Fire. It has love, action, drama, sadness. It is a great story of atypical friendship. If you enjoy the song, you can […]

Music Monday: Family Force 5 – “Chainsaw”

Family Force 5 is and has been for a long time one of my favorite bands. Most of their songs are just plain ole fun and are not supposed to be taken too seriously. “Chainsaw” is definitely no exception. Have fun and enjoy the fun. Family Force 5 (feat. Tedashii)“Chainsaw” Lyrics Yeah, they like the […]

Music Monday: Twenty One Pilots – “Car Radio”

“Car Radio” is one of my personal favorites by a band named Twenty One Pilots. When I first listened to it, I not sure I knew what to think about it. But the more times I heard it, the more I fell in love with the idea of losing my car radio. Ok, maybe not losing my […]

Music Monday: Mike Mains – “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”

This is one of my family’s favorite songs. It is “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” by Mike Mains & The Branches. It’s a blast to listen to and you can’t help but smile and sing along. This is an appropriate song for someone having a bad day. It’s also a great song for someone rebounding from a […]

Music Monday: Demon Hunter – “I Will Fail You”

This particular song really grabbed my attention and the lyrics really speak for themselves. Because I am human, I am a failure to someone. That someone could be my wife, kids, boss, parent, friend, or most of all myself. But even in the midst of my failure, there is one who will never fail and that is […]