Behind the Music ~ I Marvel

“He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces, he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he wasContinue reading “Behind the Music ~ I Marvel”

Behind the Music ~ Anything

This song was really years in the making. What started off as an online study turned into a prayer that turned into a lifestyle that turned into a song, a challenge and so much more. In 2013, I did an online study called “Anything” by Jennie Allen with Good Morning Girls. And the prayer thatContinue reading “Behind the Music ~ Anything”

Behind the Music ~ Great is Your Faithfulness

19 Remember my affliction and my wanderings,    the wormwood and the gall!20 My soul continually remembers it    and is bowed down within me.21 But this I call to mind,    and therefore I have hope: 22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;    his mercies never come to an end;23 they are new every morning;    great is your faithfulness.24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,    “therefore I will hope in him.” 25 The Lord isContinue reading “Behind the Music ~ Great is Your Faithfulness”

Behind the Music ~ Sing for the King

Around 30 years ago…I know, I’m telling my age…my family started attending a little country church. This church had a youth choir and asked my sister and I if we’d like to be in it. We said sure and this voice came out. It was totally unexpected – especially to me. When I tell thisContinue reading “Behind the Music ~ Sing for the King”

Behind the Music ~ Be Still

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 by Christy Hoagland Be Still – my first song – well…almost. I did write a song in 2003 when I will still struggling with doubt and assurance about my salvation, beforeContinue reading “Behind the Music ~ Be Still”

Blog Series: Behind the Music

I’m going to start a blog series about my original songs; the scriptures, my personal journeys, how they came about, etc. To start things off I want to share a blog post (from my old blogger blog) how it all began. April 30, 2016 Last week, James and I went on vacation. Originally, we wereContinue reading “Blog Series: Behind the Music”

What’s Up with Reckless Love?

By Christy Hoagland Reckless Love? What does that mean? Why? How? Huh? Who? Whutty? I have tried to wrap my head around one of the hottest new worship songs out right now.  The song ‘Reckless Love’ by Cory Asbury is everywhere or nowhere it seems.  Do people really love it or hate it?  Is itContinue reading “What’s Up with Reckless Love?”

JAMMIN’ FOR JESUS

Last Saturday we had the privilege to provide a Yard Jam at Algoa Correctional Center.  Two bands came to share the love of Jesus and their talents with the inmates, “Sanctified Blues” a christian blues band from the Eldon/Versailles area and the Cornerstone worship band from Sedalia.  The Gospel was proclaimed through song, the Word,Continue reading “JAMMIN’ FOR JESUS”