Category Archives: Music

New Pics – Night at the Souks

Moon Over Waqif Art Center
I went to Souk Waqif the other night with some friends and had a wonderful time.  We ate dinner at a Moroccan restaurant and then went and sat ouside smoking shisha and talking for a couple of hours.  It was a great time of joking around and people watching.  Check out the pictures.

I’m about to leave to go to through the desert to the beach with some more new friends that I have made recently.  These are some of the first friends I have made here that are not affiliated with Education City.  They all work for oil companies here.  Believe it or not, the oil and gas industry is pretty big here.  Who would have known that?

More pictures to come!

Moved by Songs

One of the ways that God touches my heart a lot of times is through song.  Great worship songs that poetically express truth just really get to me.

A song that I’ve recently grown to love is a new one by Charlie Hall, from his album The Bright Sadness.  The chorus is very catchy, and it really says a lot with just a few words.  Here’s Charlie’s commentary about the song from his site:

I want to see God everywhere, and He shows himself through opening windows in everyday life.  I think He realizes our forgetfulness of His deep love for us, so He keeps speaking it out in the simple.  We just need to stop and see and hear.

So, here are the words, and you can go to Charlie’s site to hear a clip of the song, or you can check out the video below.

chill and cold and flakes of snow, ice and sleet, frost and cold, each storm cloud and thunder bolt, lifts my mind to you, every work and every power, every second of every hour, fall of dew and sweet rain showers, lifts my mind to you, summer wind, fire and heat, autumn leaves and blooms of spring, ocean waves and mountain streams, lifts my mind to you

i see you in every scene, i bet you are thinking about me, i have such a short memory so you keep reminding me of you

as i lay me down to sleep, as i walk on city streets, as i laugh with friends and feast, it lifts my mind to you, as my children play and run, in the news with wars and guns, in the church where songs are sung, it lifts my mind to you, deep inside the beggar’s eyes, as for sweet love i fight, on the radio at night, it lifts my mind to you.


Sometimes I’ll be listening to a song that I have listened to, and even sung, hundreds of times, but the words will hit me with a fresh realization of who God is.  This happened recently with a song called “He Knows My Name.”  Here are the words, followed by a video:

I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in his hands

He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
and He hears me when I call

I have a Father
He calls me His own
He’ll never leave me
No matter where I go