Ok. I decided. These are fun. I love music. Can’t play a lick and only sing a little, but, oh, I know what I like. πŸ™‚

And, in addition, I discover that I really like to share.

So…I will try to do these maybe weekly…ish. I have no schedule on here and do better without one, frankly, despite my need for an ordered world elsewhere, but we shall see. 😁

I have a lot of songs I am eager to share!

And this particular one begs a few paragraphs to introduce…

I first discovered Rich Mullins in high school.

Immediately, I was captivated. His honest, heartfelt voice, combined with his incredible gift for painting word imagery and ability to play a variety of instruments as effortlessly as many of us breathe had me in awe.

And oh, the songs! Each one cutting me to the quick, challenging my faith, causing me to pause in my day to soak in the truth of God.

Then, of course, as I always do with those I am drawn to, I had to know more of the man.

In reading his philosophy for life, how I longed to be able to similarly shed the trappings and give my all to others as he did throughout his career.

His mission through The Kids of St. Frank, his willingness to kick off his shoes and humble himself, his determination to live the antithesis of a successful musician…just…wow.

My grief in his passing from this earth was profound, needless to say.

Yet, his demeanor showed readiness at any time. He knew where he was going. He wasn’t worried. So, I owed it to him to rejoice in my sorrow.

For what a legacy!

I wanted that. Want it still.

Life may’ve given me a different mission and different things to care for, but I pray the essence of selflessness and assurance in my Savior can be the same.

In sitting down to determine which of his plethora of amazing works to share, I was honestly very, very torn.

I love them all. How do I ever choose?

Ah, me!

But, I knew it should be one to feature his beautiful hammer dulcimer that so captured my attention early on and one whose poetry was most inspiring.

So, I came to this one, Calling Out Your Name, which may be a bit prejudiced by the fact he mentions my home state of Kansas, where I am proud to say he spent some time studying and I once helped babysit his dog a little while through quite a chain of events. πŸ™‚

Not to mention it just seems to suit the current weather patterns around here. 😏

At any rate, may it encourage you that God is still God. The creator of all the universe and everything in it is yet on His throne, yet speaking, yet reaching out to us in everything around us. Give it a listen and be blessed, friends. Much love and many prayers. ❀

17 thoughts on “Watch “Calling Out Your Name – Rich Mullins” on YouTube

  1. You make me smile, Marisa. πŸ˜ƒ I love the passion and conviction in your words. I must admit, I haven’t listened to much Rich Mullins, but I did enjoy this song, and I love to hear about those who kept the faith and lived life well. Thanks so much for sharing and for being you. ❀

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  2. I knew Rich. Had the pleasure of doing a live remote broadcast at a car dealership, with Rich as my special guest. He bought a jeep that afternoon before we left. I did MC work for his shows that weekend. He was the real deal, complete with his bumps and bruises in life and the holes in his jeans. I still miss the man. He spoke about leaving the record industry for missionary work. I think he would’ve done it full-time. He had a passion for it.

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      1. πŸ™‚ I found you searching for Christian and autism. Loved reading your story about how you and your significant other met. I’m a single mom for many years now who has two sons with autism. I look forward to following your journey. πŸ˜‰

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