Tuesday, May 24, 2011
It's Cheer You Up Tuesday!
Today I am participating in ' Cheer you up Tuesday' - actually I made that up but it was a Tuesday when I came across this video clip that I want to share with you today (it's Tuesday down under!) and it really did cheer me up! I want to introduce you to my new favourite band. (Scroll to bottom of my post for the clip). They are 'Rend Collective Experiment', a group of talented Irish musicians and singers who have recently toured with Chris Tomlin in the States. Their music is joyous with a folksy kind of feel and I am just loving playing songs from their album 'Organic Family Hymnal'. I love worship music that draws you into the presence of God that just makes you want to 'SHOUT JOYFULLY to the Lord, break forth in song and sing praises.' (Psalm 98.4) I especially like to play music in my home that continually reminds me of God's goodness, His grace and His mercy. It can change the atmosphere in the home, it can help relieve a tense and stressful household, bring sunshine on a rainy day and if you have housework to do you'll whip through it so much quicker - unless it's vacuuming of course. And be prepared to stop and have an impromptu family praise concert if need be. My children (especially the little guy and my twin girls) love this video and I hope you will too. If you want to hear more from Rend Collective Experiment go onto You Tube and find their official videos. My favourite track is 'Faithful' - if you love to hear all kinds of stringed instruments used in worship you will love these guys. The French Horn features on 'Faithful' and it sounds incredible. Hope they come to Australia soon!
Play these songs when you are doing something mundane like laundry - Tip: vintage metal laundry buckets make good drums if you don't have any loud or clashing cymbals lying around the house and you can't help but play along!!!
Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy and may this music bring the sweet and joyful presence of the Lord into your home today.
With Love and Joy,
Posted by Ann at eightacresofeden at 10:27 AM