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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!!

 

 

February 13, 2016

 

Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 14th, I'll be serving at Goshen Baptist Church in West Chester, PA. Looking forward to worshiping once again with the GBC family and growing in the Word as Pastor Peter Nelson continues taking us verse by verse through the book of Revelation. Hope you can join us! Service times are 8:30am & 11am.

Then on Wednesday, February 17th and again on Sunday morning, February 21st, I'll be leading worship with my brothers and sisters at Calvary Chapel of Delta. Midweeks we're in the book of Exodus and on Sunday mornings, Pastor Doug McClean is teaching on the book of Acts and the early church. If you're out of the area, click on the link and follow along as we live-stream. And if you ARE in the area and traveling the back roads like me, PLEASE be very careful!!! (see below...)

 

Giving Thanks


Thanks so much to those of you who have been praying and heard thru the grapevine... We're praising God for His protection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the way home from our mid-week worship service at Calvary Chapel of Delta on Wednesday night (2/10), the back roads that I take through the Amish farmland have remained very treacherous. Drifting snow in a lot of places which melts and re-freezes. Once such place was a curve on the way to Quarryville.

I was able to brake before I went into the curve, but could not keep the car from sliding sideways. It ran up a snow bank, flipped over and slammed into a telephone pole across the base of the windshield. Amazingly it did not come in enough to pin me and I was able to climb out the top (passenger door) and jump down. Only a couple gashes on my head and a cut on my thumb, which was remarkable looking at the car.

Couldn't find my cell. All the farm houses were dark (and they likely didn't have phones anyway). After about 15 minutes, a car finally did come down the road and I got in front of the ice patch and flagged them down. A super nice kid (who I wish my mind was clear enough to get his name) called 911 and let me get warm while we waited for the police to arrive. They were kind enough to take me to my mom's apt in Lancaster (I'll have an update on her later!).

Up til 4am getting all the glass shards and glass dust out of everything (including my ears, eyes, & what hair i have left :-)). Pedal board and Avalon cases were broken, and my McPherson case got dinged up, but won't know abt those things til I can check them out at home. Bottom line, I'm so grateful the Lord spared my life (and any others on that road at the time). "In the chaos and confusion, I know You're sovereign still..." from one of the songs we sang last night. Amen.

 

Iron Sharpens Iron

National Men's Equipping Conference

Saturday, March 12th, I'll have my band with me as we head to Davidsonville, MD for the first Iron Sharpens Iron conference of the new year here in the northeast.

This powerful and challenging one-day event will be held at Riva Trace Baptist Church from 8am to 4:30pm. For more information about these conferences and how to register, contact PointMan Ministries by clicking the link or calling 610-906-6638.

 

 

Ministry Partners

My friends at The WordFM have graciously allowed our music ministry to come under their missions umbrella. So 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), 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!

 

Reaching Out

And if any of you need help with your church worship ministry, or if you'd like to have me give a concert or lead a night of worship in 2016, please feel free to contact us here at blessedhurricane@gmail.com or (484)459-1156. So grateful for all of you! Your friendship, prayers and financial support are so greatly appreciated!

 

Previous  Conferences... 

Back in May, our band had the honor of backing worship leader Nadine Maenza at the Women's Iron Sharpens Iron conference at Carlisle Evangelical Free Church (Carlisle, PA). We'll be with her once again for the Women's Iron Sharpens Iron conference at Calvary Church in Souderton, PA on October 10th. Below are some pics from the event. Here we are joined by great guitarist and all-around funny guy, Gary Livesay, from the Mary James trio.

 

Thank you for your prayers! Lives changed forever by the transforming power of the gospel. Below are some pics from the MEN'S Iron Sharpens Iron national equipping conference at Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship (Allentown, PA) we led in April!

 

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.