Posts Tagged ‘matt maher’

Photo Op: November 5, 2015

Photo Op is where Wally confiscates all of our phones and checks out the last photo we took. Which photo do you like the best? Top left: You’re completely out of gas but your baby finally just fell asleep after hours of crying. How many interstate exits will you push past? (Zach) Top right: When a listener wanted a picture with Wally and Bekah but forgot her camera, Wally improvised with an incredibly accurate doodle. (Bekah) Bottom… … Continue reading

Matt Maher Illustrates the Beauty Found in Community

What happens when a friend challenges Matt Maher to take a classic song and breathe a fresh perspective into it? A beautiful new worship song called “Because He Lives” is born from true community. Loosely based on the original song by Bill Gaither, Matt Maher and many fellow songwriters, musicians, and worshippers came together to create one of the newest songs your hearing on WAY-FM. “I think that’s always been a big part of my… … Continue reading

One Thing Everyone Hates to Admit

I messed up. I am helpless on my own. Not one likes to admit we can’t make it through this thing called life all by our selves. We need God. Matt Maher’s song, “Lord I Need Thee” is inspired by an old hymn and this huge need for a God. “I think we live in a time and age where we want to be self-sufficient and self-reliant and self-determining. And so then, all of a sudden… … Continue reading

4 Lessons from “Your Grace is Enough” by Matt Maher

Maybe you sing this song in church or you’ve heard it on WAY-FM, but have you ever taken a minute to let the words sink in? Matt Maher sings powerful lyrics that teach us a lot about God and life. Here’s 4 lessons you can take away from “Your Grace is Enough.” 1. God wrestles with the sinner’s restless heart. Who are the sinners? Well, that’s you and me, friend. Until Christ comes back to… … Continue reading

Matt Maher tells his story of singing in front of the Pope…and 3 million others

World Youth Day is the largest gathering of people in the world. It happens every three years or so, at the invitation of the Pope. It is an invitation to pilgrimage, to make a physical journey, and a spiritual one. During that week-long journey, Matt was asked to sing “Lord I Need You” in front of 3 million people during a time of Eucharistic Adoration. If you can;t watch the video, Matt also wrote a blog… … Continue reading

Matt Maher’s “Lord I Need You”

Matt Maher was born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada. His parents recognized his musical talent, so they gave him piano lessons. He immersing himself in a broad variety of music such as jazz ensembles, singing in a choir, and playing in a garage rock band. Maher started his post-secondary studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland, but soon after received a scholarship from the Jazz Department at Arizona State University, so he moved to Phoenix, Arizona… … Continue reading