Between God and a Hard Place

Las Vegas. Puerto Rico. Syria. Myanmar. Violence. Destruction. I think many of us feel we or our loved ones are “between a rock and a hard place” these days – so much going on, so much suffering, so much destruction.  These times can make us wonder if God is really there.  I believe God really is there, for each one of us, in every situation, no matter how bad it may seem.  We are always between God and a hard place.  God is always an option for us.  Are we willing to lean in to those strong, loving, everlasting arms, no matter what?

(This music was first posted in May, 2016 – New music – Between God and a Hard Place)

We are Bosnia

This idea started in the ’90s during the Bosnia conflict – seems quite appropriate in our time, too.

We Are Bosnia
Words and music by dw, copyright © 2017

We are Bosnia,
We are Jerusalem,
We are Ireland,
You and me.
We have hearts that won’t heal,
Arms raised in rage;
We can’t outlive our memories.
We can’t outlive our memories.

(Instrumental verse)

Heaven, won’t you grant us your peace?
God, why don’t you take this hate away?
Are we never gonna let our anger cease?
Oh…   Oh…
Oh…   Oh…

We are Bosnia
in our families.
Jerusalem
in our neighborhoods,
We are Ireland
in our schoolyards;
We can’t outlive our memories.

Heaven, won’t you grant us your peace?
God, why don’t you take this hate away?
Are we never gonna let our anger cease?
Oh…   Oh…
Oh…   Oh…

We are Bosnia, we are Bosnia, we are Bosnia, we are Bosnia…

New music – Between God and a Hard Place

Grace and peace to you…

dw

New music – Paris, 2015

I added another new piece to the site today, called Paris, 2015.  The musical idea came to me years ago after watching the film Life is Beautiful (you can probably see why).  When I finally got to working on the recording, I decided I wanted to offer it in memory of the 2015 Paris attacks.

May you feel held, comforted, and nurtured by God.

dw

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