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Today’s entry is a double feature. These two songs have been my current favorites on the radio. The gospel station out here tends to cycle through the same handful of songs through the course of the week but I tend to perk up whenever either of these two get played.

First up is “He Wants It All” by Forever Jones. I think this song has been catching on further than I realize, which is awesome, but I figure it’s worth mentioning again.

I can’t quite put my finger on why this song gets me every time I hear it. At first, I think the combination of the vocal and the production made it stand out from the other gospel tracks being played. There’s a simplicity to it that makes it shine. And then the message of the song just cuts through where everything else doesn’t.

This is from the album “Get Ready.”

Hit it.

http://www.joshuapthomas.com/HeWantsItAll.mp3″

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Next up is a song I learned via SoundHound on my phone. Definitely my most-used app.

This tune is one that gets you via repetition (much like all of gospel music, right?) but it’s one of those with a timely message that gets you just when you need it.

This is “It Ain’t Over” by Maurette Brown Clark. Because, folks, it ain’t over. Not until God says it’s over. Chew on that this week.

From the album “The Dream.”

http://www.joshuapthomas.com/ItAintOver.mp3″

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Previous entries of SFMS:

Pt. I
Pt. II
Pt. III
Pt. IV
Pt. V
Pt. VI
Pt. VII
Pt. VIII
Pt. IX

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Can I make a simple request?

Nothing in particular sparked this. It’s just been floating around in my head for a while and I thought it was worth asking out loud.

This is a request to the Christian ministers out there, particularly of the Youth variety.

Is it possible to put an indefinite moratorium on the following:

  • Concluding a message with “I wanna challenge you tonight…”
  • Pointing out our hypocrisy of public expression between church and sporting events
  • Proving the superiority of Jesus with the argument, “When people are in trouble they never cry out ‘Buddha!’ or ‘Muhammad!'”?
  • That’s it. I know, I’m demanding. But I mean well, I promise.

    Sincerely,
    josh

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    Tim & Jessica, An Intro.

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