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Traveling Thru Colorado

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Traveling Thru Colorado

Hey everyone, this week finds us traveling through beautiful Colorado.  I have to say, it has to be one of the prettiest states of them all.  If you've been here, you know what I'm talking about.  When you're driving into the state from the east you see rolling green hills transform into stunning mountains with whitecaps, and crazy rock formations.  This landscape never ceases to amaze me.  How much more can we say about God's creation?  It reminds me of how big God is, and how little my problems really are in the grand scheme of things. So awesome.  

I should let you all in on what brings us to Colorado.  We just finished doing two nights of concerts for WayFM.  I have to say that they were some of the most fun we've had in a while.  Everyone was amazing at these shows.  The churches, their staffs, the WayFM folks (Michelle, you rock), and the opening band were all fantastic.  Now, let me tell you the back story behind this opening band.  WayFM did a contest to decide who would be the opener for both shows.  Local praise bands that wanted to be the opener had to submit a video of themselves playing.  WayFM then uploaded the videos to Facebook and had people vote for their favorite band. The winner ended up being a band called Wires Crossed...  

Believe it or not, Wires Crossed is made up of 10 and 12 year old kids.  I almost hesitate in referring to them as kids, because of how impressed we are with how good they can play.  Either way, these kids are going to be fantastic musicians. I wasn't nearly as cool as them at that age. I'm pretty sure that at that age I was focused on picking my nose and playing video games. These kids are already playing music using in-ear monitors and playing to a click track. There aren't a lot of bands doing either of those things, let alone kids at that age. Not only were they great musicians, but they were fantastic kids. We were blessed more than they know by being able to play two shows with them. Their parents should be proud...I know we were very proud of them, and we barely know them.    

Today we had the privilege of stopping by WayFM's corporate offices.  We were able to sit down with the staff there and get to know them a bit better. They were seriously such a great group of folks to meet and hang out with for a little while. It's such an honor to meet the folks behind the radio stations that are playing our music.  It's a blessing to do what we're doing, and we love being able to meet the people behind the scenes that are helping us get our message out there.  God is so good, and He's using them and their ministry in great and awesome ways.  We love that we are now able to partner with them and learn about their ministry, as well as be able to share ours.  A big thanks to WayFM, you guys are awesome!  

And now my food for thought for the day....I was thinking recently about how I have such a tendency to be impatient.  I want to have things turn out exactly as I hope, exactly when I want it to happen.  How often does that work out?  I think I can confidently say that things rarely work out as I would envision them...but yet, things always seem to work out in ways I could never imagine, and in a much better way than I could have planned.  I don't know how many times that has to happen for me to realize that I just need to have patience and to let God's plan unfold.  Now, granted, I have to do my part in all of this and do my due diligence, but sometimes I just have to let go, and let God do his thing.  I love this verse in Psalms 27:13-14, ÒI am still confident in this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.  Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. It's so simple, yet it's so powerful.  My prayer today, is that I can give over my worries and concerns to Him, because He already has an awesome plan unfolding.

Be Well,

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This Friday, August 23
Pat Barrett Canvas and Clay (Live) [Bowyer & Bow / Capitol]
Vince Gill Okie [MCA Nashville]
Andy Mineo Work In Progress [Reach]
Gene Moore Tunnel Vision [Motown Gospel]
Random Hero Tension [Rockfest]

Next Friday, August 30
Aaron Cole Not By Chance [Gotee]
Jeff & Sheri Easter You Are Loved [Capitol/Gaither]
Elevation Worship At Midnight (independent)
David Leonard The Wait: Silence the Noise (Live) [Integrity]
Paul and Hannah McClure The Way Home [Bethel]
Maranatha! Music Heart Of Worship - Tremble [Maranatha!]
Sanctus Real Unstoppable God [Framework/Fair Trade]
Various Artists SOZO Playlists: Top Christian Hits [Capitol/Sparrow]

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