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“Grave to Shudder” by Ike Ndolo

I was introduced a week or two ago to Ike Ndolo.  I still have no idea how to pronounce his name, either the first or the last one, but he sure has some great music.  The lyrics on “Grave to Shudder” are phenomenal!

Anyhow, it seems there are yet some things that Google does not know, and one of those things is the chords to this particular song.  But thanks to chordify.net and a bit of tweaking on my part, that will soon be changed; at the moment I publish this blog, the world wide web will no longer be ignorant.  Bwah ha ha ha!!!

Without further ado, below are the chords (as far as I and Chordify can tell, that is) for Ike Ndolo’s song “Grave to Shudder.”  Enjoy it.  Play it.  And go buy his CD.  The CD recording is much better than any of the free versions you can find on YouTube, and a worship leader like this deserves to have his work supported.  So buy his music!

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Hundred Miles by Judah & the Lion

I’ve been really enjoying “Hundred Miles” by Judah and the Lion lately.  It’s easy to play, has simple lyrics, and is a ton of fun when it gets to the really fast part.  For your viewing enjoyment, the video is below:

You can find their latest album on Noise Trade, where you can get the songs for free.  But if you’re like me, you’ll want to support these guys and actually pay for the music:  iTunes, CD Baby, and Amazon.

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The Winter is Gone – Kate Hurley

I first heard this song at the end of the Deadraisers movie that came out a while ago.  I immediately loved its simple style and poetic lyrics.  Not to mention Kate Hurley’s awesome voice.  Of course, I had to find the chords for it.  Although google knows everything, this one thing it couldn’t tell me, so I found Kate Hurley’s website and sent her a message asking for help.  She was kind enough to respond and sent me the chords you see below.  🙂

While the song isn’t yet on youtube, you can listen to it here on bandcamp and fall in love with it just like I did.  And then copy these chords and have fun!  (P.S. WordPress doesn’t seem to like extra spaces, so I can’t line up the chords correctly.  So you’ll have to figure that out on your own.)

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It’s been a while, so… What have we been up to?

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Well, it’s been almost a month since my last update, so I figured It’s about time to let you know how things have been going here in Romania.  Since my last update, we started teaching classes at Scoala Biblica Piatra Vie.  It’s our very first semester teaching these courses in Romania, and many books are not available in Romanian, so it’s been far less organized than I like, but God is working in and through us.

We have a total of 12 students taking 3 different classes.  They represent three different continents (Africa, Europe, and North America) and speak four different mother tongues (English, French, Romanian, and Swahili).  Yes, we’re pretty diverse!  Culturally (Romanians, Africans, and Americans), intellectually (from graduate school students to high school dropouts), and spiritually (a one-month-old believer from a Muslim background, Baptists who were taught to believe the charismatic gifts ended in the first century, Pentecostals who never learned to study the Bible, and even a few who don’t know what to call themselves)–we have a wide variety of students!

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The Heart of Worship

Since moving out here and finding myself the only guy who can play a guitar and come every week to church, I’m often in the position of leading worship.  This whole process has made me realize I need lots and lots of training.  It certainly would have been more wise to seek training earlier, when I was in Spring Green working alongside an awesome man of God and worship leader, Derek Miller, the pastor at Cornerstone Church of Spring Green.

But… I didn’t.

So anyhow, I’ve become an avid listener of the Worship Leader Podcast, where I get a bunch of practical advice about how to lead worship but also some great laughs and awesome Australian accents.

A few weeks ago, they did a podcast titled “The Heart of Worship” that was just awesome.  It’s especially relevant to worship leaders and others in ministry, but any Christian will find it challenging.

Check it out!

Date: March 26, 2014
By: Darin Browne
Description: This is a very special pod, talking about the heart of worship, what it really is and how you can obtain it as part of your ministry, whether you are leading the worship, serving in the team or just worshiping in the pews!
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I think this means… I do too much walking

Because I don’t have a car here in Bucharest, I end up spending a lot of time walking.  (Some days, in fact, I feel like that’s *all* I do.)

While I do some intellectually-stimulating things (like practice speaking/thinking Romanian, listen to Romanian preachers), some spiritually-strengthening things (like listen to preaching form the U.S., pray in tongues, meditate on Scripture, talk with God), and some mind-numbing things (like get annoyed at the slow-walking people, complain about the weather, hurry), I also do one thing that really doesn’t fit into any category:  I practice Tuvan overtone singing.  🙂

It’s probably one of the most difficult and useless skills I hope to develop while in Bucharest, but it really sounds awesome when it’s done right.  (Trust me, it does!)  Unfortunately, I don’t do it right.  (Trust me, I don’t!)  Fortunately, since I often walk along some pretty empty streets, I’m the only one who hears my pitiful attempts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwANedEkqaY

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If you lead worship, check out this podcast

I have always enjoyed worship.  In many ways, this is my favorite part of a church service, and sometimes I honestly wouldn’t mind skipping everything else in the meeting in favor of taking more time to sing, dance, pray, and express our love to God.  While the Bible-reading part of me knows people need instruction and discipleship, not just experiencing the presence of God, I have personally left just about every church meeting going, “Man, I think we could’ve sung that chorus at least one more time.”

While I have always loved worship, at least since becoming a Christian, I have never really enjoyed leading worship.  I’m just a mediocre guitar-player at best and rely more on consistent practice and simple music than on actual ability, and I have difficulty singing most songs (unless maybe it happens to be a cover of this version of Celine Dion‘s “My Heart Will Go On“).  Plus, I hate being in the position of an entertainer and am not a natural encourager, two things that, like it or not, end up being a part of leading worship.

About a year ago, I moved to Romania and ended up being the only guitar-player who could make a consistent commitment to our Sunday meeting.  (Considering I’m helping to plant the church, it’s probably a good thing I could make it consistently.  LOL)  And so–like it or not, prepared or not–I’m leading worship.

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