Tag: music

For your Monday

1. To Read

One of my favorites, A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us farther than to-day.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
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Joy Kills Sorrow

I stumbled on Joy Kills Sorrow about a month or so ago and haven’t been able to stop listening since. Like all good bands, they’ve since broken up, but at least we have these remnants! Here are a few of my favorites to get your Monday off to a good start.

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The Africa Playlist

What I’ve been listening to on repeat before/during/since Africa:

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The Rock Won’t Move

The Rock Won’t Move

I’ve had this song on repeat for days. I’m so thankful for it and the truth it contains!

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. // Hebrews 6:19

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. // John 10:10

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. // Matthew 7:25Continue reading

A few things

A few things


1. I can’t stop listening to Dara Maclean’s new CD Wanted. It’s going to be the soundtrack to my life for the next few months. (And that’s high praise, since usually my playlist at this time of year is exclusive to decking halls and roasting chestnuts and fa la la la la-ing from dawn til dusk.)

2. This apartment description wins all the things: “Unpredictably roomy 3 bed 3 story home with enclosed rear courtyard.” Thank you, Craigslist. I could not stop laughing for the rest of the night after finding it because I kept envisioning rooms appearing … Continue reading