Archives For Jon Owens

 The latest musical offering from Every Nation Music, the Wings EP“, is FINALLY HERE!!! 
I’ve been so encouraged and inspired by the many new songs being birthed in the Every Nation family of churches. This particular EP was written out of a writer’s retreat in Nashville, TN with worship leaders and writers from EN North America from Cali to Kennesaw.  

 I am super proud to have been one of the many collaborators for this project. I had the joy of co-writing the opening track “Many Waters” with my dear friends Chris Davis (Mid-Cities) and Robert Ellis (Grace Covenant). That is only one of five fantastic tracks on this record! 

I believe you are gonna love it!

Get it TODAY wherever music is sold online and please leave a review!

What’s your favorite track?! Comment below!

 

I love going places! I love visiting new cities, meeting new people, and I particularly enjoy experiencing new restaurants!

That’s almost exactly the order of my questioning when I’m going to speak, teach, or lead worship at an event. “Tell me about your city. Tell me about your people. Where are we going to eat? BAMM! LET’S GO!”

Anywho, as much as I like to go places, I’m not a huge fan of the travel, and I HATE DELAYS!

When I first started traveling, just the packing itself would drive me crazy. I’ve had my share of missing or misplaced bags, so I try to avoid checking a bag if I can. However, trying to decided what to pack on a three day trip when I’m only taking a carry-on can almost require a word of prophecy. I would start recalling lessons from my mom about making sure I always have plenty of clean underwear. Then I’m making sure my shower gell and toothpaste tubes meet the proper size requirements as to not alert the TSA agents.

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I don’t care how old you are, how young you are, how extroverted you are, or how introverted you are; everyone wants to know that what they do in life matters. Inside every one of us is a deep sense that we were made to make a difference on this planet.

We want to make an impact. We want to make a change.

In my experience as a child, I remember hearing these ideas all the time from Disney movies to after school specials that I could make a difference. Michael Jackson was telling us all, we needed to “make that change”. The movie “The Sandlot” (one of the greatest movies of all time) lit a fire into many a kid that they could be a “legend”! However, a few years later I would find myself working in a hot distribution plant, placing labels on boxes, and boxes on a conveyor belt, and thinking, “this wasn’t exactly what I had in mind”. This job certainly didn’t feel legendary and my warehouse manager didn’t look anything like Wendy Peffercorn!

I began to understand during that time in my life that “making a change” may look a little different in “real life”. Continue Reading…

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“The Rise and The Fall (Deluxe)” is available now!

The deluxe includes all the songs and spoken word pieces from “The Rise” and “The Fall” EP’s, plus two bonus tracks “Glory Rising (Remix)” featuring Kelley aka #KentuckyQueen and “The Rise & The Fall (Aria’s Song)”.

The digital version of the “The Rise and The Fall” deluxe record is NOW AVAILABLE at iTunesAmazon, and Google Play. The physical cd can be purchased online at CDBaby.com.

Thank you to all of our amazing friends, family, and backers that made it possible!

 

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I am excited to announce the release of “The Fall – EP”!!!

For those of you who are just tuning in, “The Fall – EP” is part 2 of a two EP worship project titled “The Rise & The Fall”. On January 1, 2014 (our anniversary) my wife and I took a HUGE leap and launched a Kickstarter campaign that would fund this worship project and with the prayers and backing of over 250 amazing people we exceeded our goal and have been able to go on the most incredible journey to bring these songs to you. 

“The Fall – EP” particularly comes from a very deep place in Kelley and I. The song “Hold Me Still” was the very first song we wrote after our precious daughter Aria Joy went to be with the Lord. “All of You” was such a personal reminder of ALL that Christ had given us in the midst of what felt like the greatest loss we’d ever experienced. “Burn Afresh” is a declaration and a prayer boasting in the relentless love of God and requesting that we be compelled by that love, especially on the days when we don’t “feel” like it. “Lay it Down” is an anthem of surrender and trusting God beyond what we can understand or control. This EP also features a spoken word piece written by Kelley that may easily be one of the best messages I’ve heard when it comes to grief and suffering. I believe this EP is full of honest confessions and hope-filled declarations that every believer can connect to in the various places of life. Continue Reading…

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I can’t believe the time has finally come, but “The Rise – EP” is officially released on iTunes!!! 

PLEASE GET ON ITUNES AND GET THE WORD OUT!!!

PLEASE WRITE A REVIEW ON ITUNES and tell the world why they should download this amazing album!!!

“The Rise – EP” is a celebration of resurrection life! It is a reminder of the victory Jesus won over Death and what that means for us now and forever! This EP is intentionally being released before Easter.  However, this project is a 365 day reminder that, “new life is BREAKING OUT” because Christ has overcome!!! LET’EM KNOW!!!

Now we wouldn’t have an EP to release if it weren’t for the amazing support of so many!!! Since this release is digital only I wanted to post album credits for the EP right here on my blog!!! Here are some of the people that made this record possible.

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WHY “THE RISE”?

January 30, 2014 — Leave a comment

20140130-150853.jpgWhat’s good?! We are so thrilled to see how many amazing people have backed our worship project!!! A couple weeks ago we got to introduce one of the new songs from “The Fall” EP at church and the response was incredible! We are convinced more than ever that God is going to use these songs in an amazing way!

As we move closer to our KICKSTARTER deadline I wanted to communicate more of the vision and expectation behind “The Rise” & “The Fall”. The video below offers a look into part 1 of the 2 EP project, “The Rise”.

Please check it out and join us in making this project a reality!

 

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