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New Single – Learning In Circles

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New Single – Learning In Circles

Here is my most recent single called Learning In Circles. The song is written to encourage people to understand the importance of pain and difficult circumstances. It is based loosely on James 1 with intention of spurring on the modern church to be bold and embrace difficulty. God is patient and wants the best for us. We may continue to go in circles with often multiple attempts at learning the intended lesson or passing a test.

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New single: [In]tensions

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New single: [In]tensions

Lyrics:

A sharpening of the mind when trying to rewind the time,

Memories don’t define what’s left walking this straight and narrow timeline,

I’m my own own best encouragement sometimes,

because I can’t shake the echo of my resounding rhymes/

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Step Tracing Price Reduced!

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Step Tracing Price Reduced!

  I have recently reduced the Physical Copy of Step Tracing to $5! That is cheaper than a digital copy from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon! You can get it...

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New single off of Step Tracing LP – Free Download

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New single off of Step Tracing LP – Free Download

  Free download off of Step Tracing LP coming May 14th, 2013. Click the on the “Download” link on the player above. This song was written in frustration in a time in my life when I felt like nothing was moving forward and I didn’t know what I was doing with my life and just wanted some direction. I may not always have an answer but I know the one who does and He directs my steps. God will bring clarity in His time and direction on His terms. Lyrics Digitally slapping your eardrum with a backhand, Your speakers losing many teeth like crack fans, ‘cause I’m brutal on the mic with violent airwaves, With no regard to the speaker, and no care for fair play, I’ll slap the snare drum and crack the hi-hat, That rap and boom bap laced with biblical facts, I spit that with intent to make you fall flat, Most dudes rush in to sin and I try to stall cats, A man, but I feel like a boy when I’m contemplating, My spiritual maturity feels like I’m waiting, Or maybe I’m stalling and there’s no time for falling, Sometimes I feel stuck in life while God is calling, So I’ll use this mic to tell my enemy who’s King, My God is Lord over all and of me I’m including. If I’m eluding your voice God, to you I’m sorry Because a maze navigated is hard enough without it being foggy CHORUS Clarity, Surely, Confirmed, Perfect, Your Beauty, More of You!, Your Words, Your Perfect! Not wanting to complain using these sounds traveled, But when I see life wasted or lost, I’m baffled, I see some laughing at this tragic picture of walking backwards, How can I attack what has people dying faster? Drugs, love of money, lust- bring the rapture! But help me, help those whom your love can capture. Help me to take my mind and body by the horns, Everybody’s got an opinion of what’s right until torn, The quiet heart can hear you God so I’m trying to be silent, I hear you clearly and see you when I close my eyelids, Help me to move myself out of my own way, So I’m guided by your voice and learn to obey, Your voice telling me ‘Keep up with me!” It’s OK – move with me, come on and move swiftly, I want to do what you want and walk when it’s your will, Teach me to listen by making the chaotic world stand still CHORUS Clarity, Surely, Confirmed, Perfect, Your Beauty, More of You!, Your Words, Your Perfect! ENDING CHORUS Omniscient – Clarity, You’ll come – Surely, I’m free – Confirmed, Spotless – Your Perfect, I’m humbled – Your Beauty, Less of me – More of you, Your Beauty – More of You!, Your Words – Your Perfect! Order Step Tracing LP...

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Step Tracing Release Date – May 14th, 2013

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Step Tracing Release Date – May 14th, 2013

[ujicountdown id=”Step Tracing LP Release Date” expire=”2013/05/14 00:00″ hide = “true”] I am happy to announce that an official release date for Step Tracing LP has been set for May 14th, 2013! The release will be sold on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play as well as other major digital distributions. Physical copies will be available as well. Spread the word! Download the single “Clarity Confirmed” here: http://anothen.net/clarity-confirmed/...

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New Site Design

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New Site Design

We’ve redesigned and reorganized our website and would love to hear your thoughts. Take a look around and leave a comment or two. Either way, thanks for looking!

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Step Tracing Lyrics

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Step Tracing Lyrics

It’s Not You…It’s Me (A song directed at myself standing in the mirror) Could change the world but stuck to the couch, a bad attitude inside you try to hide, time to clean house A vertical intention but attention reroutes, To anything stimulating- self discipline yourself! Your health depends on what you already know, but your slow to react and lack self control. I know that you know that God is watching, The father, spirit and son around the clock not stopping. A cloud of witnesses in addition but your shrinking at any inkling of mocking. The same sin depraves men of knowing God but you can’t stop them. Because you’re too stuck on yourself so you stay quiet, You don’t don’t engage because you’re afraid with closed eyelids, The silence is deafening because God is beckoning your insides, Reckoning my stance because I’m trying to give you some insight. I highlight the problem by writing on my own forehead, When I say you, I’m looking in the mirror pleading wake up- because you’re dead! A raised fist to the sky ready to enlist, Steady with insisting on never missing, A surgical strike precise towards the cyst, Remove the cancer – its no vision – start the incision, My mission is clear, leave myself in the rear view, A clear view and focus to get the truth near you, What better place than for truth to be inside your head, But if I don’t speak, do I have your blood on my hands, that you’re dead?! He bled, He died, He cried for your soul, You run, you hide and you try to maintain control. But I’ve learned you can run but Jesus doesn’t get tired, My exhaustion gives Him time to shine like I grabbed a live wire, So I hide my face and lift my hands to Him like I’m drowning in water, Lack of me means more Him, I point you to the Father. Anamnesis  A mind state deprived – pretending there’s no reality, A walking dead man, I am my own fatality, My mind starved and empty, after hungry for weeks Can’t put my thoughts together, nor can I speak Full of something without a name, an emotion untouched Much of nothing or a lot of something – but what? Searching, I can’t seem to put a finger on this, Is it was I think it is if I’m being honest? Distance from my first love framed in ignorance, Bliss when ignored but my eyes have been opened since I now miss home meaning hearing sirens on the block, But that also means hearing phone calls of who got shot, So I don’t call no more and now I’ve lost touch, Or maybe I don’t want to use my past as a crutch Excuses don’t bring me back to sanity but is it vanity to think of what’s done branded me? My story handed me pride but can it be, That I’ve left it in the cold and now I cannot see? But when I try to close my eyes at night to sleep, From the deep of my mind memories start to creep Like the time I witnessed my boy get pistol whipped, Never knew what my hands could do- I truly lost grip!...

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New T-Shirt Store – ICLAIM

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New T-Shirt Store – ICLAIM

I’ve recently started a T-Shirt company called ICLAIM through Spreadshirt. The store will consist of designs geared towards representing Jesus (ICLAIM CHRIST). The beauty of the site is that it is built on a platform called Spreadshirt which allows me to create t-shirts in a variety of sizes and colors without having to keep a physical inventory. That is a beautiful thing! “ICLAIM Clothing is a company devoted to representing our maker. Those who wear this mark know that we are to be bold in our representation of His name. Just the same as a wedding ring does not make you married but represents a marriage covenant. Our clothing does not make you a believer but represents you as one who has come forward as a believer. We make our claim across our chest. ICLAIM CHRIST. What do you claim?”      ...

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Evangelina

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Evangelina

My family is days away from welcoming our newest addition. I have a little boy named Ezekiel who will soon to be a older brother to a little girl. Her name is Evangelina, which means “good news messenger”. When my wife and I were in our first year or so of marriage, I had a dream that I would have a daughter named Evangelina (yes, it was weird). My wife didn’t like the name at first but it has grown on her. That was about 6 years ago now and we are both very excited to meet our little girl. This picture is cool because it shows all 4 of our shoes together as a family but I didn’t catch the symbolism until I decided to write this post. Ephesians 6:15 tells us that we are to have feet prepared with the readiness of the gospel of peace. I believe my daughter will be used for great things with a name like “good news messenger”. Soli Deo Gloria. To God be the Glory. God, help me to make you proud by training these children up to walk in their destiny. Allow me to be brave enough to walk out my destiny and leave a legacy for my children. This has been one of my favorite songs for quite some time. Watch the video & read along with the lyrics: “Dynasty” by Sleeping Giant My daughter spoke through tear streaked eyes, Oh daddy daddy please don’t die, I said Listen Either way I’m done for. Just remember what I come for. Remember me. I said you know the God to whom I pray, they’ll be a time when hell call me away, but listen either way I’m done for, you just remember What I loved for, please remember me, I’ll see you soon. When I’m dead will my children say My father had a destiny and he fought to taste it, so now because of him I can arise and say, I’m part of a dynasty that won’t be wasted. I’m not wasted. Dynasty Eternal Dynasty His Eternal...

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New Song off of Step Tracing

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New Song off of Step Tracing

    This is a song which was written from my perspective looking in the mirror. It sounds like I am speaking directly at someone because I am. I’m calling myself out: It’s Not You…It’s Me!   Track One off of “Step Tracing” Lyrics: Could change the world but stuck to the couch, a bad attitude inside you try to hide, time to clean house A vertical intention but attention reroutes, To anything stimulating- self discipline yourself! Your health depends on what you already know, but your slow to react and lack self control. I know that you know that God is watching, The father, spirit and son around the clock not stopping. A cloud of witnesses in addition but your shrinking at any inkling of mocking. The same sin depraves men of knowing God but you can’t stop them. Because you’re too stuck on yourself so you stay quiet, You don’t don’t engage because you’re afraid with closed eyelids, The silence is deafening because God is beckoning your insides, Reckoning my stance because I’m trying to give you some insight. I highlight the problem by writing on my own forehead, When I say you, I’m looking in the mirror pleading wake up- because you’re dead! A raised fist to the sky ready to enlist, Steady with insisting on never missing, A surgical strike precise towards the cyst, Remove the cancer – its no vision – start the incision, My mission is clear, leave myself in the rear view, A clear view and focus to get the truth near you, What better place than for truth to be inside your head, But if I don’t speak, do I have your blood on my hands, that you’re dead?! He bled, He died, He cried for your soul, You run, you hide and you try to maintain control. But I’ve learned you can run but Jesus doesn’t get tired, My exhaustion gives Him time to shine like I grabbed a live wire, So I hide my face and lift my hands to Him like I’m drowning in water, Lack of me means more Him, I point you to the...

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