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Below are some videos I've run across that I've found to be a blessing. Be sure to double-click so you can view the larger screen...

My grandparents were married for 77 years. And one of the greatest gifts my father gave to me before he died was his love and faithfulness to my mom for over 60 yrs. Here's a moving song about staying by one of my favorite artists...

 An excellent message from Pastor Tim Keller on The Reason for God. 

 

October 14, 2013

Autumn Ablaze

Forget Andy Williams, THIS is the most wonderful time of the year! When God breaks out all the rest of the crayons in the box. The crisp air and low humidity. The harvest moons. The sweaters. The football. The homecoming bonfires. The Fall Classic. The pumpkins & hayrides. (Ok I'll admit, the raking leaves part can get old after a while. :-) But still... there's just something profoundly beautiful, romantic and poetic about the fall.

And appropriately, as this is "harvest" season, there are a number of ministry events coming up. I'll be leading worship for two Wednesday night services at Calvary Chapel Delco on 10/2 and 10/30. On Friday, 10/18, I'll be flying solo for an intimate coffeehouse appearance at Central Presbyterian Church in Downingtown, PA from 7-9pm. (However there's a little rumor going around that a certain beautiful young singer I used to sing and record with may be joining me for that one :-).

On Saturday, 10/19, I'll be leading worship and sharing some things our family learned through the life and home-going of our daughter Amanda at Joni & Friend's Disabilities Summit at Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA. This will be a special one day equipping conference for churches & families interested in being a blessing to those with disabilities. It's not too late to sign up, btw!!

On Sunday, 10/20, I'll be singing God's praise with my church family at CCDC once again for our Compassion Weekend. Click HERE to see all the opportunities to serve and please pray about getting involved. Love to serve with you!

And then on Friday, 10/25, at 5:30pm, I have the joy of teaming up with longtime friend, Pastor Al Sones, of Good News Church in Mechanicsburg, PA. He and the Acts 11:12 Team will be hosting an exciting church planting banquet with guest speaker David Harvey of the Mt Bethel Project. Pastor Al has asked me to lead a time of corporate worship and special music for this ministry event. It will be held at Genetti's in Hazleton, PA and tickets are $20.

Your Support

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. It's all about worship.

As John Piper rightly said, "Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't. Missions begins and ends with worship. When the flame of worship burns with the heat of God's true worth, the light of missions will shine to the darkest peoples on earth."

The Lord is using this music ministry to bring His light into the dark places, the broken places, the hopeless places. Your prayerful support helps me go wherever the Lord 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 God is doing, I would be so honored to team with you. Thank you!!

 

 

December 4, 2016

Advent  Season

Looking forward to celebrating the advent of Christ with my brothers and sisters at Church of the Saviour (Wayne, PA) on Sunday,  December 11th. If you're anywhere in the area, we'd love to have you join us for an acoustic morning of praise and carols! Come as you are and bring a friend. Service times are 8:05am, 9:30am and 11am.  

Just added- I'll also be leading an intimate evening of carols for Church of the Saviour's evening service, The Gathering, on December 18th! Service time is 5pm. Hope to see you this Christmas season!

Sandy  Cove  Men's  Retreat

Thank you all for praying! The Lord answered those prayers in many powerful ways. Our times of worship were full of joy and heartfelt praise (these guys sing LOUD!!). And our guest speaker, Carlos Whittaker, challenged us with scripture and inspiring personal stories which helped us all take a serious assessment of our lives and marriages. 

It was a powerful thing to walk around the grounds of Sandy Cove and see so many men in small groups getting real about their struggles and failures, praying for one another and crying out to God together.

So blessed to have such wonderful bandmates! Along with our times of worship, we shared some new songs that I've written which were enthusiastically received by the guys. Such an encouragment!

Hoping to record them soon so you all can hear them. (Btw, if you'd like to help see that happen, this would be a great time to consider a year-end, tax-deductible financial gift! See Donation link above for more info).

 

Back  from  Peru !

Thank you so much for your prayers! It was a privilege to serve with my good friend Allan Glass and teammates from The WordFM listening area as we helped bring the hope of the gospel to Huaycán, Peru.

I'll be posting more pictures from our trip, along with some testimonies of how the Lord allowed us to be a bessing. But here's a bit of a synopsis...

We left JFK in NYC around 2am on Friday morning, Aug 5th, and arrived in Lima about 7 and a half hours later (non-stop). It's approaching wintertime down there, so it was a little cooler- though the sun was still intense (especially on the mountain in Huaycán where we were working). There's a general haze that lingers over the town and sometimes it would burn away later in the day. It affected our throats and sinuses a bit, as did the dry rocky dirt on the mountain. The people there said that it rarely rains but when it does, it's basically a mist- not any kind of downpour. From the pictures, you'll notice very little green anywhere. A few cactus plants and desert flowers that some residents here and there planted to brighten their place on the mountain, but otherwise just dry dirt and rocks. 

Along with Allan Glass from the WordFm, our team's work assignments and itinerary were organized by Stephanie Boyd and Alan Hulley from World Servants.We joined Terry and Sabet Mullins of Peru Hope in bringing the gospel of Christ to Huaycán through acts of love and service. We were able to accomplish a number of goals: 1) to help finish the roof of the community center; 2) to help build a church (literally!); 3) to share simple bible teaching, music and laughter with the children of Huaycán; 4) to provide 2,000 pairs of reading glasses for those in need; and 5) paint a children's mural for the orphanage there. Here a just a few of the pictures...

 



 

 



 
 


 

How You Can Help

As of right now, I am currently seeking out where the Lord would have me serve- whether a return to a worship pastor role or continuing on as a worship missionary (including concert and conference ministry).

For those who can help us financially during this transition, the WordFm has graciously allowed my music ministry to come under their missions umbrella. If you feel led, we could sure use your support. Whether a one-time gift, or something we could count on every month, your tax-deductible donation of any amount is greatly appreciated.

Just click on the Donations link (above right on this website), or click HERE and in just a couple minutes, you could make a huge difference for us. We cannot thank you enough for partnering with us this year. It is such an honor to minister His hope and light with you!

 

Booking

So much of where I go is due to word of mouth, friend to friend, pastor to pastor. We're actively booking dates for concerts and worship events (solo acoustic, small combo or full band), and would love to come to your church or ministry venue! For more info, please feel free to contact us here at blessedhurricane@gmail.com or (484)459-1156. So grateful for your kind referrals!

 

Some  Past  Events

Some pics from our most recent Iron Sharpens Iron men's conference at Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship in Allentown, PA. Guest speakers included film producer/writer, Stephen Kendrick (War Room, Courageous), and pastor/author, Eric Ludy.

 

We also had the honor of backing worship leader Nadine Maenza at the Women's Iron Sharpens Iron conference at Carlisle Evangelical Free Church (Carlisle, PA) and Calvary Church in Souderton, PA. Here we are joined by great guitarist and all-around funny guy, Gary Livesay, from the Mary James trio.

 

Previous Iron Sharpens Iron pics and worship team coaching times...

 

 

Noisetrade Sampler !

 

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!

Just enter the info above or click HERE. In exchange for your email & zip (which will only go to my fanbase- no spam!), NoiseTrade will email you the songs! It's free, but you can also "tip" any amount to help towards the new recording. Don't forget, you can also give a tax-deductible donation by going HERE

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.