Archive | February 2007

The song that started it all…

Go see this movie!  www.amazinggracemovie.com

Happy Birthday to Geoff Moore!  In honor of his birthday, I have put up a song he and The Distance created that has probably been the most influential song in my life.  If you don’t automatically hear the song (shame on you! j/k!), you can listen to it here.

The Vow
by Geoff Moore & The Distance (from the album Home Run, ©1995 ForeFront Records)

I could make a promise to You,
But that would be too easy to do.
You see I’ve made them before,
And broken them and they’re no good anymore.

And so I’ll dig a little bit deeper,
And give You something You can keep
I will make a vow to You, 
It will never change no matter what I do.

Right here, right now,
In the midst of the crowd,
I stand alone and make my vow.
Whatever it takes I will be faithful
This is my vow.

As the words fall from my lips,
We both know the life I live,
How I stumble and fall,
How many times I land short of the call.

I will confess my inadequacy,
Throw myself into the mystery.
That somehow in the depth of Your love,
You will help me do what I’m not capable of.

Right here, right now,
In the midst of the crowd,
I stand alone and make my vow.
Whatever it takes I will be faithful.
Right here, right now,
Let there be no doubt. 
With every whisper, with every shout,
Let the whole world know I will be faithful,
This is my vow.

I’ll keep this entry short and sweet since I’m at work.  Praise God I’m finally getting healthy (I think).  Thanks to Him and to all of you for your prayers and support!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MOM!  She turns __ years old today!  If you know my mom and would like to drop her a line, you can e-mail her at lavernewong[at]earthlink[dot]net.

Geoff Moore turns 45 tomorrow!  Happy Birthday to him too!  You can try to drop him a line at geoff[at]geoffmoore[dot]com (I think).

I think I’m getting sick again.

New AIM screenname: GodFollower4JC

I am retiring “GMooreFan1” simply because I can’t use it with AIM 6.0.

Been convicted of my callousness toward the poor…looking forward to our friends’ return to our church next week.

Here is a song by GMD that was written as a tribute to The Salvation Army and its workers.  If you would like to download this song, you can get it here provided you don’t keep it for more than 24 hours (or else Jack Bauer will come for you).

Heart to God, Hand to Man
by Geoff Moore & The Distance (from the album Ev-O-Lu-Tion, ©1993 ForeFront Records)

In darkest England 1865,
a dismal slum of poverty.
A band of believers rescued from the night,
played songs of hope and offered light.

If a man is hungry,
give him food to eat.
If a stranger’s thirsty,
give him drink.
If a woman’s battered, if a child’s abandoned,
bring them in,
give them what they need.

A heart to God and a hand to man,
here begins the healing of our land.
A heart to God and a hand to man,
I can still hear the Hallelujah band.
A heart to God and a hand to man.

Like an army marching as to war,
come to set the captives free.
The bread of life for the poorest of poor,
hear their cries, bringing relief.

If a man is hungry,
give him food to eat.
If a stranger’s thirsty,
give him drink.
If a woman’s battered, if a child’s abandoned,
bring them in,
give them what they need.

A heart to God and a hand to man,
here begins the healing of our land.
A heart to God and a hand to man,
I can still hear the Hallelujah band.
A heart to God and a hand to man.

While women weep as they do now,
while children are hungry,
while hope can be found.
While one soul remains without light,
I will fight on, fight on,
I’ll fight to the very end.

A heart to God and a hand to man,
here begins the healing of our land.
A heart to God and a hand to man,
I can still hear the Hallelujah band.
A heart to God and a hand to man.

Singing a heart to God and a hand to man,
here begins the healing of our land.
A heart to God and a hand to man,
I can still hear the Hallelujah band.

Singing a heart to God and a hand to man,
here begins the healing of our land.
A heart to God and a hand to man,
I can still hear the Salvation Army band.

Praise God!  My dad is back home tonight!  He seems all right!  I think he should take it easy for a while though.  Thanks to God and to ya’ll for your prayers, love, and support!

More to come later.