Cephas Hour
Episode 102
Release Date: July 1, 2023

‘Rise’ — Crystoria

The one that’s about Psalm 30.

Rise Crystoria
Jesus Wept Daniel Amos
The Color Of Dreams Derri Daugherty
Unraveling Shelly Moore
To The Ones Bringing Home
I Will Take Joy Rachel Wilhelm
Talk About Suffering Phil Keaggy
Cry Out To Jesus Third Day
The Lust, The Flesh, The Eyes & The Pride of Life 77s
The Time Has Come The Choir
Joy Deep As Sorrow Bob Bennett
Sail On Sailor Mustard Seed Faith
She Begins To Sing Oden Fong

5 thoughts on “Cephas Hour
Episode 102
Release Date: July 1, 2023”

  1. Thank you brother, as always, for your timely words.
    July 3rd will mark 9 years since our 27 year old son committed suicide and while there will forever be that hole in our hearts and as a father, still the occasional “what could I have”, we find His unspeakable mercy and peace as readily our’s now as we did during the darkest of our days then.
    – ” A Joy Deep As Sorrow”

  2. Hi, there. I read with interest your column on depression over on RedState and clicked here. Thank you for letting me comment. In April of 2019, my wife of 44 years was killed in an auto accident. It was a head-on accident and she was killed instantly. I know where she is and hope to be with her “soon and very soon”.

    As it happens, I was on the phone with the coroner talking about the final report concerning our 36 year-old daughter’s death in March of 2018 when the State trooper drove into my yard to bring me the news.

    I have been one of those that has surrendered to the grief. Your words, and especially the song ‘The Color Of Dreams’, have enabled me to cry some long-awaited tears. Thank you.

  3. I have written, and spoken, at length concerning the past 15-16 years of my life. From marriage and family, to personal demons, and everything in between. The past couple of years being the most difficult period of my life. At the end of every year, I try and spend a little time in prayer seeking a “word” or two or few from the Lord for the new year. This year I took a little different approach. For the past 20 years I have made it a personal discipline to complete a yearly Bible reading plan. Not that it makes me a more “spiritual” person, but it gives me a sense of accomplishment, and is part of the “your Word have I hid in my heart” philosophy with which I approach Scripture. Be that as it may, this year, instead of spending that time in prayer seeking a Word from Yahweh, I decided to change my approach. For the 1st time in 20+ years, I decided NOT to do a yearly Bible reading plan. Instead, I decided that I was going to “live” in the Book of Psalms for the entire year, that is, read through and study the Book of Psalms every month for the entire year. Halfway through the year, and aside from the occasional missed day or two here and there, I am finding the Psalms utterly fascinating, inspiring, maddening, and just about every other descriptive moniker one might hurl at the book, but above all, enlightening. I have battled depression since I was 7 or 8 years old. I won’t pain you with the details of the who, what, where, when, or why, but suffice it to say, it is my “thorn in the flesh,” and one that plagues me still. Music is the conduit through which I wage battle, and there are indeed times that my bed is wet with the tears that plague my nights. It’s nice knowing that I am never alone, even when I feel such. And it’s nice having music, such as Sweet Comfort’s, “Never Should Have Left You,” The Choir’s, “The Time Has Come,” FFH’s, “Undone,” and even Derri Daugherty’s, “The Color of Dreams” to remind me that I am indeed human, a child of Yahweh, and very much NOT alone.

    Thank you Jerry for another great collection of songs that remind me that I can indeed “Cry Out To Jesus.”

  4. Hi Jerry … A quick thank-you in public for including “Joy Deep As Sorrow” amongst a very distinguished group of artists. You are always so kind to include me when it fits the set list. With much appreciation. In our Shared Faith, Bob Bennett (Costa Mesa, CA) … PS: I reviewed Psalm 30 in both the Revised Standard Version (RSV) and Eugene Peterson’s The Message Version (MSG). Both are a blessing and worth a careful read as an accompaniment to your set.

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