Vision – a poem on staying true to your calling

I look to the future – near and distant

And I clearly see

Love in action, sacrifice

Less captivity

I close my eyes, yet look ahead

And will not be dismayed

For though the suffering is so much

Our passion cannot fade

I’m Ready

I’m ready. Want to come along? Settin’ out on a long trip to that place called Compassion.

Come along, to that place of passion with me. Leave all that intentionality.

Reroute from your nod and shoulder-shrug to a highway, no – a FREEway to tangible Love.

Complacency, have no place in me! Stop trying to invade my destiny.

You seep into the everyday. Like acid, slowly eat away at empathy and sacrifice,

God empty me of this crafty vice

That saps the oxygen from lungs, and soaks up light inside my eyes

Absorbs the voice inside my mouth and robs me of what love’s about

Til all I’m left with at the end of a day, The end of that year, the end of my life

Is me and my shallow thoughts of me, MY stuff, MY job, MY family

Compassion land is calling now and these seats are filling fast

Complacency, have no place in me; too many await me to act

I’m ready.

Want to come along?

hillsong’s new live cd: THIS IS OUR GOD, releasing aug. 5th!

you gotta love hillsong church’s passion & commitment to write & sing a new song unto the Lord (17 yrs & counting)! we can pick this cd up in about 2 weeks, 2 days.

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Hillsong Music and Integrity Music will release Hillsong Live! This is Our God, the unprecedented 17th annual live worship CD on August 5, 2008, featuring Hillsong Church’s Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston, Darlene Zschech and Marty Sampson. A companion DVD will also be released that day…

Joel Houston, Hillsong’s Creative Director, views this live installment as a message to God. “…It’s not about highlighting the darkness; it’s about becoming the light that diminishes the darkness. It’s the gospel and we’re all in this together,” he says.

Complete song and songwriter list for Hillsong LIVE: This Is Our God is:
1. “Your Name High” (Joel Houston)
2. “Run” (Joel Houston)
3. “Desert Song” (Brooke Fraser)
4. “This Is Our God” (Reuben Morgan)
5. “He Is Lord” (Ben Fielding)
6. “High And Lifted Up” (Mike Guglielmucci, Darlene Zschech)
7. “Stronger” (Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan)
8. “Healer” (Mike Guglielmucci)
9. “You Are Here” (Dave George, Grant Pankratz)
10. “You Deserve” (Matt Crocker, James Dunlop)
11. “Across The Earth” (Reuben Morgan, Matt Crocker, Mike Guglielmucci)
12. “Where We Belong” (Joel Davies, Reuben Morgan)
13. “Sing To The Lord” (Matt Crocker, Mike Guglielmucci)
14. “You’ll Come” (Brooke Fraser)
15. “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” (Helen Lemmel/Traditional)
16. “With Everything” (Joel Houston)

Hillsong Live Recording Projects Discography:
1992 The Power of Your Love
1993 Stone’s Been Rolled Away
1994 People Just Like Us
1995 Friends in High Places
1996 God Is in the House
1997 All Things Are Possible
1998 Touching Heaven; Changing Earth
1999 By Your Side
2000 For This Cause
2001 You Are My World
2002 Blessed
2003 Hope
2004 For All You’ve Done
2005 God He Reigns
2006 Mighty To Save
2007 Saviour King
2008 This is Our God

-from CMSpin News