Becoming Chris Kamalski

"There's a Writer outside ourselves, plotting a better story for us" ~Don Miller

Tag: David Crowder Band

In the Recesses of Your Heart.

David Crowder writes pure poetry. My favorite lyrics from “Our Communion,” off his last CD, “Give Us Rest:”

Love, flawless unrelenting love we can know
Hope, sacred reverential hope starts to glow

In the recesses of your heart where love still flown

Sweet dreams of heaven changing our waking lives
Breath, taken in and bringing what was dead to life

In the recesses of your heart where love had died
Let it rise and lead you cross a great divide

Awake, looking for another way to get back home
Life, resurrected, swallowed death made us whole

In the recesses of your heart where love will grow
Heaven give us roots and wings and lead us home

Oh oh oh oh…

Oh great God give us rest
No more fear from all of this
Oh great God give us rest
Let your light come down on us
Oh great God give us rest

Sparks Fly (Project 365, Day 169).

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Dance When You’re Wounded.

I woke up fearful this morning, wanting to begin the endless whirring of my irrational narrative that is my neurotic False Self. Much more to this than I will briefly describe in this short thought, but suffice to say that I wanted to lay in paralyzation this morning:

Fearful, yet not standing up. Paralyzed, yet not seeking to move. Realizing this was a bunch of junk, yet not dismissing these thoughts. A deep knowing that God is not this way, nor are His intentions for me rooted in despair and dismay, yet unable to move forward.

And then I began listening to David Crowder.

I haven’t really gotten into his new album, ‘Church Music,’ even though I was sure it was brilliant as always.  The title track is called ‘Church Music – Dance!,’ which is amazing in its ridiculousness as a 70’s dance track. For whatever (!) reason this morning, the lyrics stuck with me, and thus, I enter this new decade (and the beginning of Passion 2010) hopeful that this…

…may be a wildly different decade for you, given this mindset:

Dance if you’re wounded
Dance if you’re torn into
Dance broken open
Dance with nothing to lose

Dance when you’re wounded
Dance when you’re torn into
Dance broken open
Dance with nothing to lose

(Oh!) Perfectly free
(Oh!) Dance if you wanna be
(Oh!) Perfectly free
(Oh!) Dance if you wanna be

Change the world
Change your soul
Fill it up
Here we go
Here we go

Oh His is a story that saves
Majestic feel
Feel it at a steady pace