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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.

Oh yes, the TSA agents! 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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Three years ago, when I started writing the song “We Cry Holy”, I was deeply moved by the “call of Isaiah” found in Isaiah 6:1-8. This amazing encounter with God forever changed Isaiah in person and purpose. I wanted to write a song that would cause people to be in awe of a Holy King, be changed by a redeeming Savior, and be commissioned by the Risen Lord.

I had written the chorus, verse 1, and a bridge at first. It worked and definitely had some cool moments, but I did not feel like it was complete. After I would play it, Kelley and I would often look at each other and think, “it’s not quite finished”. Continue Reading…