While we often quote the sermon on the mount to talk about blessing, we often ignore the fact that those who are actually blessed are the ones going through difficulty and hardship. It’s the great reversal of the kingdom of Heaven: those who are blessed are the ones who almost look cursed. This little free acoustic album of mine, Songs from the Mount, is full of some rarely heard originals that hone in on Scriptures of those going through hard times and finding God’s love and provision amidst it all. To use Brennan Manning’s words, this is “Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out.”
- Special thanks to Christian Newman for the album art: https://unsplash.com/photos/Zi8-E3qJ_RM
- Special thanks to all who are apart of the 1208GREENWOOD worship band for bringing each and every one of these songs to life without even trying.
- Also a big thank you to the rest of the church for even letting me play original songs in the first place and joining me in singing them.
- Thanks to Eugene Peterson’s Message translation for bringing some of these songs to life.