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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!!

 

 

January 17, 2015

Ministry News

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...

Christopher

Psalm 89:1

 

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 blessedhurricane@gmail.com and I'd be happy to tell you more about it!

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.

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!!


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.