Story Behind the Song (Christmas Version) – I Heard the Bells

I still can’t believe it’s December! Do you feel like this semester has just flown by?

Resound is playing Christmas music now. 🙂 So in honor of the season, today’s “Story Behind the Music” is focusing on a Christmas song.

“I Heard the Bells” was written in 1863 as a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Here’s an amazing, live rendition by Casting Crowns…

Song Credits: “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day – LIVE” by Casting Crowns

To find out more about this song, I went to the ever-trustworthy Wikipedia: Read More >>

Our God is an Awesome God

“When I survey the wondrous cross,

On which the Prince of glory died,

My richest gain I count but loss,

And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,

Save in the death of Christ my God!

All the vain things that charm me most,

I sacrifice them to His blood.

See from His head, His hands, His feet,

Sorrow and love flow mingled down!

Did ever such love and sorrow meet,

Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine,

That were a present far too small;

Love so amazing, so divine,

Be Thankful

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

     Worship the Lord with gladness;

    come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the Lord is God.

    It is he who made us, and we are his;

    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving

    and his courts with praise;

    give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;

    his faithfulness continues through all generations

(Psalm 100)

This Thursday coming up as we all know is Thanksgiving, the historical day where we celebrate by being with our loved ones and eating a huge amount of food to the point of a massive stomach ache. As this is an annual holiday in the United States, I wish that this holiday wasn’t something that everyone did only once a year, but rather give thanks every day. We don’t always have the opportunity to see family all the time, but we are given the opportunity to be thankful for the blessings God has given us everyday. Read More >>

Story Behind the Music: Scars by TobyMac

Video Credits: “Scars” by TobyMac

TobyMac just released his album The Elements last month. I highly recommend checking it out – every song is unique stylistically, but the album has an EDM feel of sorts.

Maybe you’ve heard “Scars” on Resound Radio and wondered what it’s about?

In a YouTube video, TobyMac says,

“The people I love the most are going out facing the pain, the struggle, and the temptation of this crazy world. I’m very aware of the scars that come with life’s journey. But sometimes we insulate those things from the ones we love.” Read More >>

The Importance of Character

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves” (2 Corinthians 13:5a)

It’s time to take a test. Don’t worry this test will not affect your GPA. But this test is far more important than your academics.

I have one question to ask you: Where are you in your faith?

Now be honest with yourself, don’t lie saying you are doing just fine. For me to truly answer myself this question, I break it down into multiple questions:

What is your prayer life like? Are you praying often? And if you are, what are you praying for? Read More >>