Monday, November 5

lauryn

there are some artists that force their way into your soul.
i've talked about how much i love shane & shane. they are my source for musical worship almost always.

but then there's lauryn hill.
completely different level.
i listen to her and sometimes i just smile and shake my head.
how can one woman be so innovative and talented and extraordinary?

an author i like to read talks about how she doesn't go to church, she goes to broadway musicals.

i totally get that.

lauryn's voice is undeniably a God thing. something he created so perfectly and so beautifully.
he somehow made these noises coming out of this woman's mouth link to create the chills down my spine.
i wonder if she recognizes that. i wonder if she hears what i hear.

i stopped listening to lauryn for a while.
and tracy chapman, who often gives me the same chills.
i thought that part of the christian thing was to limit my self to music specifically sacred.
but there is something SO sacred about the perfect, sometimes scratchy pitches i hear from them.

now, musicals, even another level.
the magic.
stupid to try to put into words, really.

but, i get it.
it's an extraordinary God thing. i'm sure of it.

3 comments:

Tersie said...

You're right. God is in everything good and beautiful. Every good and perfect gift comes from Him, after all. :) We wouldn't be able to recognize or appreciate the beauty if it weren't for Him.

JohnIV said...

you talking about L.Hill? I have the other problem. I cannot listen to Christian music without wanting to puke because i find it so corny, sometimes i try but i cannot get into it, i use to like it but not anymore. as soon as i hear the first guitar chord of a Christian song i can tell it is a Christian song.i guess i like Derek Webb, his acoustic stuff and this guy named john mallinen. www.myspace.com/johnmallinen .

Anonymous said...

Hi. Sorry for barging in, I hope not to offend you or startle you -I come peacefully with gifts. I'm an artist, teacher, life long learner, writer...humanities finatic, and I'm 33. I found you through Jaki's blog comments. The musicians you listed are ones listed in my own favorites and I think we're of different generations but of a similar mold, which is why I wanted to say hello. Also, I usually feel the same way as Lauryn Hill as far as "church" being time in a museum or fishing or gardening instead of dressing and going and being busy...and I understand the johniv comment as well - my mom recently introduced me to "point of grace" group - and I wasn't revolted...it might be old news but new to me. Anyway - just stopping in as a stranger and noticing how incredible life is.

Amy.