As Christmas approaches I am voluntarily listening to more and more of my favorite Christmas songs and carols. Some of my favorite traditional carols are “Joy To The World”, I can almost hear the angels proclaiming it when it is sung, “Silent Night”, I especially love the story behind the origin of the song found here, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”, and “The First Noel”. Some my favorite non-traditional Christmas music of late is from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Just pick any of their Christmas themed albums. Growing up I fell in love with the Snoopy Christmas songs from The Royal Guardsmen. Songs like “Snoopy’s Christmas“, and the follow up “The Return of the Red Barron”. Speaking of Snoopy, who doesn’t love the Vince Guaraldi Trio and their “Christmastime Is Here“, and the classic “Linus and Lucy“. But one of my favorite non-traditional Christmas songs was written by one of my favorite Christian artists, Steven Curtis Chapman, or as I like to refer to him .. SC2 from the retro DCtalk days. The song is from SC2‘s 1995 album “The Music of Christmas“. Below is the wonderful video from the song. Enjoy!
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If you have access to unlimited kleenex please read further. You may or may not know the story of the accident that took the life of Maria, the youngest of the Steven Curtis Chapman family. If not you can read it here.
Robin Roberts of Good Morning America visited the Chapman home for an interview. My lovely wife has posted the resulting video on her blog. Please check it out here.
I do not know how many bloggers out there read my blog but according to my WordPress statistics there are a few of you. To you I wish to apologize for being absent with Music Review Tuesday last week. I hope that I can make it up to you by what I review today. Today’s artist is one many of you know and love and have listened to for many years now. Since coming onto the music scene in 1987, Steven Curtis Chapman (or SC squared as dcTalk labeled him years ago) has won 5 Grammy Awards and 51 Gospel Music Association Awards. The most by any Christan music artist to date. Chapman and his wife Mary Beth have three biological children and three adopted children from China. They all live in Franklin, Tennessee (one of my favorite states) and are all involved in many ministries. For details just check out any of the links provided in this posting. Seven Curtis Chapman has been a personal favorite artist of mine since hearing his song “The Great Adventure” in 1992. My wife and I also saw him live that next year at Carpenters Home Church in Lakeland, Florida. Since then I have been a fan of his music. If you have listened to his music at all you come away with an understanding of the emotion he has for music and his love for the Lord. For indeed loving the Lord and being obedient to His will is in fact a “Great Adventure”.
The new release from Steven Curtis Chapman is called “This Moment“. The album was released October 23rd, 2007. To be honest I expect good quality music and lyrics from this artist, because I become accustomed to it over the years. This album is no exception. From the first track to the four acoustic bonus tracks. The first track is “Miracle of the Moment” and it starts the album out perfectly. In the bible Philippians 4: 6-7 says:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
and the song echoes
It’s time for letting go
All of our if only’s
‘Cause we don’t have a time machine
And even if we did
Would we really want to use it?
Would we really want to go change everything?
‘Cause we are who and where and what we are for now
And this is the only moment we can do anything about