Set Lists: June 29, July 6, July 13

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been away from the blog for a while and have not been consistent in posting our set lists. Sorry about that. Life has gotten in the way a lot over the last few weeks. One week we’re praying over our daughter for her healing, and the next we’re celebrating that same daughter’s 5th birthday. It’s been a roller coaster ride for sure. If you remember, please continue to pray for our sweet Adie. She’s got some tests coming up that are quite serious and possibly invasive. To look at her, you would never know she was sick, but there’s a possibility that one or both of her kidneys is damaged. We believe strongly in God’s miraculous healing, so we are trusting Him with our not-so-baby girl no matter what the outcome.

My beautiful Princess Adelynn/Elsa on her 5th birthday
My beautiful Princess Adelynn/Elsa on her 5th birthday

So without further ado, here are the set list for the last two weeks and the one for this week.

June 29:

Brighter
Alive
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
Come To Me

July 6:

Alive
Back to Life
Redeemed
Tear Down the Walls
Brokenness Aside

July 13:

Wake
You Make Me Brave
Strong God
Come to Me

Pictures from the Race

I hate running, but I let my husband talk me into doing the Bridge Run in Charleston. No, I didn’t train. I ate a donut and drank a huge cup of coffee prior to the race, so it’s fair to say that I am not one of those crazy serious runners who have all the cutting edge gear. I even forgot to bring a scrunchy and had to borrow one from a friend at the starting line. I had no expectations of winning anything. I honestly considered just walking the whole darn thing.

When my alarm went off at 4:45am, this is the video I made:

I Need Coffee!

At about 7:30am, this was my happiness:

America runs on Dunkin’…just not very fast. 😉

I will say that the scenery of the Bridge Run is quite gorgeous. It almost makes it worth doing.

Bobbing and Weaving Through Traffic…Oh yeah! Just keep running, just keep running.”

The highlight of the trip, however, was the amazing time we had at the Battery in Charleston. There was a group of older men there with their wonderfully trained dogs. Brennan loves animals. Adie is a little more hesitant, but she found her courage that day.

 

 

Christ and Creativity in the Church

Every morning, my routine is fairly the same. I get up, eat breakfast with the family, get Adie ready for school, get the family out the door, and then get myself ready for the day. Each day, I get in my car with this teenie tiny glimmer of hope that what I hear on the radio will inspire me, draw me to Christ, and ultimately cause my heart to worship. Most mornings, I find myself sitting in a pile of complete disappointment.

There are so many amazing Christian artists out there, who employ such raw, real creativity. Why are none of them on the radio? What we are producing mainstream and what the world is judging us by is kind of embarrassing to me. The world should never override us in our creativity. If we, as Christians, are close to the Father’s heart, shouldn’t we reflect His creativity? This is a God who created the heavens, the earth, and everything within. Take a look outside for a moment, and you cannot escape the intense beauty of His creation. He is the author of creativity, and we are His reflection.

I think it’s possible that we’ve tried to sell a bill of goods to the world by almost subliminally sticking our message into a format that frankly, it just doesn’t belong. Don’t ever think for a minute that people who are not-yet-Christ-followers don’t totally see through all of our “bag of tricks.” The point is that we don’t belong in this world; we were not created for it. And I think the world would seriously love to see some authenticity through us as Christ-followers.

So get out there and create! Paint, sculpt, write, create music, and invent all with the freedom that only Christ can give us. Let Christ be your muse. Let Him teach you about genuine creativity. Reflect Him in your art; not the world.

We’re A Band

When my 2 brothers and I were growing up, we may not have had a whole lot in common, but the one thing we did share was a love for playing music. My older brother is an incredibly talented guy in so many different areas. He plays bass and drums (and sometimes keys) in Hope Worship Band. My little brother plays drums, guitar, and just about everything else to some degree. We were like a mini Partridge family when we were growing up. Awesome!

Today, we gained two additions to our “band”. I’m so proud to announce the birth of my twin nephews. My little brother, Russell, and his wife, Amber are going to be great parents. Aiden and Mason are lucky to have them.

Here are a few pics of the sweet babies:

Mason is on the left, and Aiden is on the right.

I don’t know how mommies of multiples do it!

I’m so thrilled about this season of life for my brother and his wife and for me as an aunt. God is so good!