December 8, 2013
Wanted to thank you all for your prayers and post some pics of where I've been recently. God is so good. Your prayers have truly been felt!
Last month, I had the joy of singing again with my daughter Lauren at a packed coffeehouse at Central Presbyterian Church in Downingtown. It was a special time & hopefully they'll be happening more frequently now!
I led worship for Joni & Friend's Disabilities Summit at Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA and shared our daughter Amanda's story in my workshop with good friends Milt Stoltzfus (Friendship Community) and Judy Blore (BASIS, Handi*Vangelism Ministries Int.). We had the privilege of helping and praying with those who were struggling with grief and severe trial.
One of the keynote speakers at the conference was Emily Colson, daughter of Chuck Colson (Prison Fellowship) and mother of a very special young man, Max. My heart resonated within me as she spoke of the profound lessons our children with special needs teach us. Oh! The beauty and deep joy of that relationship, and a faith, hope & love which the world so needs to know! Emily was kind enough to swap a CD for her book, and sent me a copy (signed by both her and Max!). It's truly a wonderful book, and I heartily recommend you checking it out HERE. (Christmas is coming!)
October 25th, I had the honor of giving a mini-concert at a church planting banquet sponsored by the Acts 11:12 Team, with Pastor Al Sones (Good News Church) and David Harvey of the Mt Bethel Project. It was a blast meeting everyone and worshiping God in Spanish & English, as we had some Hispanic churches represented that night.
On Sunday, November 3rd, I spent the day with the brothers and sisters of Cornerstone Community Church in Kresgeville, PA. After sharing some special music in their morning services, I enjoyed hanging out with their worship teams to discuss worship issues over pizza. Then my bandmates joined me for a concert there that night. So grateful for those who came out and for the opportunity to meet and pray with those who are working through their own "blessed hurricanes."
On Friday, November 8th, my bandmate and amazing guitarist, Steve Bridgeman, joined me for a time of worship and special music for my friends at The WordFM, who were giving an appreciation banquet for their volunteers.
Later This Month...
Your gifts of support to help this music ministry are so greatly appreciated, as they help thousands of people each year come to hear and sing the good news of Jesus Christ.
God is using this ministry to bring His light into the dark places, the broken places, the hopeless places. Your prayerful support helps me go wherever He would have me serve. It also helps fund new recordings so they don't come from our family budget. And your gifts can be tax-deductible by following these instructions HERE.
If you've been blessed by this music ministry and would like to support me in the work the Lord is doing, I would be so honored to team with you. Thank you!!
Here's an 11-song sampler which includes songs from all my past projects, including the live, hidden track duet I sang with my daughter, Lauren, that was never available by itself. There's also a bonus track of a living room guitar demo of The Fragrance of Christ. Please share this sampler with your friends on Facebook!
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Thank you so much for your love, prayers & support!!
Why "Blessed Hurricane?"
I often get asked why our music ministry is called Blessed Hurricane Ministries. If you've wondered about that, or if you'd like to hear more about the heart & vision behind this ministry, click HERE.