January 17, 2015
The Lord is good! So thankful for another year of life & breath & amazing grace, and another year of sharing the hope of the gospel wherever He opens a door.
We have so much to be thankful for, amen? And isn't it amazing that our Father would choose to use us at all for the work He's doing on the earth today? What a privilege it is to co-labor with you as we serve together, and sing and shine His light in the dark & hopeless places. I'm so grateful for the new songs He has been giving me. And I'm so grateful for the church families I have had the honor of leading in His praise. For the friends I've been blessed to know and the many gifted worship team servant-leaders, singers & musicians the Lord has allowed me to mentor and grow with. Thank You, Father!
Jeannie & I have been praying for some time now over what direction the Lord would have us go. I have been serving at a number of wonderful local churches, and one possible direction would be to serve in a worship pastor roll again. Another direction we're praying over is to go full-time in missions, joining the music ministry with InFaith.org, a missions organization we've had the joy of getting to know. Or maybe there's a hybrid of both, or something completely different that the Lord will reveal. Thank you for joining us in prayer!!
In the meantime, I'll continue to serve where He leads, so check back often to see if I'll be anywhere near you. Love to meet you! And please do visit InFaith.org when you get some time and let me know what you think. It's a big step, but like Peter found out, it's not so scary when we keep our eyes on the One who's calling us.
With you, in faith...
Guitar Still for Sale
Here's one way you can support this music ministry that can inspire a music ministry of your own! If you, or anyone you know are fans of Ray LaMontagne, do I have a guitar for you! It's a Ray LaMontagne Signature Series Bourgeois Guitar.
I really don't need three guitars- especially three of this quality. I've been blessed to play a McPherson (primary) and a Taylor (back-up). So usually my Bourgeois sits at home. There were only 33 of these made (it's #9) and the guitar is signed by Ray LaMontagne and Dana Bourgeois. There's a neat God-story to how I even have it that's too long to write here.
But all that to say, though it truly sounds amazing & looks as beautiful as it sounds, I do need to sell it. And I would LOVE for one of you to own it so you can make your own beautiful music! If you're interested and have questions, drop me an email at email@example.com and I'd be happy to tell you more about it!
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!
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.