Every week we present the top 4 Christian music picks from the producers of Grok Radio! Enjoy!
Artist: Toby Mac
Style: Pop/ Hip Hop
'Cause we all make mistakes sometimes,And we've all stepped across that line.But nothing's sweeter than the day we find Forgiveness. From Toby Mac's new release, this song features Lecrae. This song has a more
Hip Hop/R&B feel then the rest of the album, but has a catchy chorus and
fun feel to it.
You can Get Toby Mac's new release HERE!
Artist: 180 Out
Regardless of musical taste, you can't help but get up into the front row with 180 OUT and become a part of what they are doing! A musical combination of 50's rockabilly, 60's surf/punk, 70's funk, and 80's rock infused with today's punk sound, create a unique experience and sound
that is absolutely captivating. One of the stand out tracks is Lifeguard!
Not only does it have an engaging vocal, awesome back up vox, but a
uncompromising salvation message that is absent from many Christian
Listen to and purchase 180 Out's music HERE!
Song: Patiently Waiting
Artist: Daughter of Zion
Style: Hip Hop
Waiting on the Lord...a concept every Christian can relate to. Daughter
of Zion addresses that concept...with style! Patiently waiting has one of the coolest hooks and the verses have a great flow. If you need an encouraging song that speaks right to the soul...this is it!
Listen to and get Daughter of Zion's music HERE!
Song: Love, That's Where It Gets Name
Style: Pop Rock
In an industry that turns out clones of mainstream bands and a bunch of Chris Tomlin clones, Interplause stands out from the pack. This song is latin inspired with unique melodies and excellent musicianship! Interplause is a band to keep an eye on, expect big things from them, for they are the future of Christian music!
Listen to their music HERE!
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Seasons change four times within a year and those changes take place overtime. There is a time and place for everything. Nothing happens overnight. You may be in a place where change seems like it isn't showing it's face. But just as the seasons take three months to change into a new one, so is the same with life. Now, in no way am I putting a timeline for those changes to take place because Heaven Knows it can take anywhere from months to years for a change to be noticed.
But consider this... your favorite meal. Eating your favorite makes you feel pretty warm on the inside and out, right? Let's say your favorite meal was baked chicken (haha, you thought I was going to say fried? LOL), with homemade mashed potatoes and corn on the cob. Now what if you found out your favorite wasn't prepared fresh for you, but was heated up in the microwave? Would you still want to eat it and would you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Now, think about how MUCH better you would feel if you found out Paula Dean from The Food Network prepared the same meal from scratch! (My, my that would be a blessing!)
We all want to reach a feeling of satisfaction after time has passed by. But if you want the microwaved version of success then by all means, it will be ready for you within the next 5 minutes or so. You may have to reheat it over and over again which will cause distaste, distress and disappointment! But for all those who are willing to be patient through prayer, KNOW and HAVE FAITH that God has created a recipe for success and you must trust Him enough to bring it out at the right time to serve you a well prepared meal!
Live in Peace of Mind, Keep it JESUS and Much Love!
- Harlem Witness
To be quite honest, I can't really say I have one role model. I went through life without a father however, God put people in my life who I could look up to. Whether it be church leaders, community leaders, or even just friends of mine.
I haven't arrived as of yet but I am at a place in my life where I count everything I receive as a blessing. I look around and I am surrounded by greatness. Everyone whom I count as my circle is on their grind, their job and their purpose. When I see them, they inspire me to do better for myself.
Now, take a look at your situation, now look at your circle of friends, associates or people you network with. Are they inspiring you to do better? Do they make you crave more out of life? I've heard it said, "Show me your friends and I'll show you who you are!"
I think of Liam Neeson in Batman when he kept on saying to Bruce, "You never learned to mind your surroundings." If you lie down with dogs and get fleas then surely who you're surrounded by makes a difference. Watch who is in your circle and keep God as the center of it.
Live in Peace of Mind, Keep it JESUS and Much Love!
- Harlem Witness
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I know it's been a while since I posted, my apologies. However, I am back and come bearing no gifts, but a question. May I continue?
Excellent, so I thought about the word value... and I asked myself, "Self, what do you value?" Well, I value God, Family, Time... and honestly although it may be true, it's easy to say.
I've heard it said, that on whatever you spend most of your time on, that's what is of the most importance to you. So, I have a different question, same subject matter of course. "What's most important to you?" Guess what, you don't have to answer because if we look closely, we'll surely see for ourselves.
Could it be money, accessories, makeup, hair, parties, drugs, friends, family, yourself, or above all... God?
Whatever it maybe, I can only hope that we understand that God values us and wants us to spend time with him. This is a relationship and knowing OF God is completely different from knowing Him. I hope we value our relationship with our Heavenly Father and our time spent with Him will only prove if it's true... or not.
Live in Peace of Mind, Keep It JESUS, Much Love!
Every week we present the top 5 Christian music picks from the producers of Grok Radio! Enjoy!
Song Title: Praise Like Fireworks
Artist: Rend Collective Experiment
Rend Collective Experiment are a Christian contemporary band from Ireland. Rend's music is a mix of 60-ish folk with 80 pop melodies and an upbeat sound. Besides being ultra melodic, Praise Like Fireworks is an uplifting Praise Song!
You can sample and purchase their music HERE.
Song Title: Nothing But The Blood
Artist: Ambassadors of Shalom
This recently formed trio from the UK have charge out of the gates with their first offering, Nothing But The Blood. This high energy cover of the classic hymn combines classic punk sensibilities with a modern spin. Recently signed to Thumper Punk Records, expect great things from these guys!
You can Get Nothing But The Blood for Free HERE.
Song Title: It Takes You
Artist: Harlem Witness
Style: Hip Hop
"it Takes you to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ" is the opening line of this amazing hip hop song! While true to Hip Hop it is also radio friendly and will appeal to those who might not typically enjoy Hip Hop. With an important message and great sound,and clever rhymes,this song is an amazing offering from Harlem Witness. (who also writes the Peace
of Mind column here at CYI)
Get It Takes you for Free HERE
Song Title: Your Love
Artist: Camille Manns
Style: Neo Soul
I was so thrilled to receive a submission from Camille Manns. There isn't a huge amount of Neo Soul styled Christian music out there, and there will surely not be any as cool as Camille's songs. Camille's vocals are absolutely beautiful on this song. If you are a fan of laid back, smooth R&B/Soul, this is the song for you!
Sample and Download music from Camille Manns HERE
Song Title: King of All
Artist: Mike Stand & Son
Style: Punk Rock
A brand new offering from former Altar Boy's frontman Mike stand, with his son Keith! Mike stand returns to his punk rock roots with the song of Praise! The world truly needs some more great punk music and Mike delivers here! This song can go toe to toe with tehc lassic Altar Boys catalog offering the same conviction and trademark sound, this song is a must have for any Altar Boys fan!
Get this song for free HERE
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