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Ryan Axtell :: This Valley :: CD Release

I just wanted to take a second to remind you how blessed I am to have Ryan & Danielle Axtell as friends of mine. I’ve been so honored to have been able to walk alongside Ryan during these past months as God has given and taken away with the loss of their first child. Ryan has never ceased to amaze me with his capacity to follow Jesus into ‘This Valley’. He has been relentless to dig in to find out how God could use this tragedy for His glory. Ryan and Danielle have traversed this trial with honor, integrity, humility, authenticity and yet anchored in the hope we have in Jesus. I only hope I can do my ‘valley’ with that level of respect and honor!

That being said, I could think of no greater thing than for all of us to come out Thursday night, April 15th 2010, to support Ryan and Danielle with the release of ‘This Valley’ his brand new CD. Out of ‘This Valley’ birthed songs rooted in the word and telling the God story in their lives. Ryan has worked vigorously on this project and the album sounds AWESOME!! The release is tomorrow night at 7pm in the auditorium at Cornerstone Chandler. Nyke our Camber Pastor will be interviewing Ryan about the still birth of their first child and all that has come with this hard season for he and Danielle. It will be a powerful time to share in music, story and community. Bring your family and friends to come enjoy this night!

If you can’t make it out to Arizona for the show, but, want to purchase his new Album CLICK HERE!!

My amazing Promise designed all the artwork for Ryan. I think she did a KILLER job and, yes, I am totally biased! 🙂


Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken :: Ticket Giveaway Contest

Arizona Friends….

My good buddies at Mission Community Church in Gilbert, AZ are doing a series of Grand Opening Concerts in conjunction with their new facility that just opened. They’ve got some AMAZING talent coming in the next 4 weekends and I’ve got tickets to give away to some of these concerts. I’ll be giving away tickets for the concerts on my blog. It’s pretty simple to enter…all you have to do is leave a comment saying, ‘GIVE ME THOSE TICKETS’ on the blog and you’ll be in the running for the free tickets.

This weeks concert and giveaway is for Saturday, April 10th @ 7pm with the AMAZING Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken.

(Derek Webb was the front guy for Caedmon’s Call and also recorded on the ‘City on a Hill’ records. AWESOME guy!)

I’ll announce the winner this Thursday and I’m giving a pack of 4 tickets away. Get your entry in and best of luck!!!

TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS: Leave a comment on this blog post saying ‘GIVE ME THOSE TICKETS’ or something like that in the comment section. Make sure that your email is the correct email when you fill out the comment section, so that I can contact you if you are the winner!

Ready, Set, Go…….

Night of Woship & Ryan Axtell CD Release Concert…

For all the Arizona and Cornerstone people…I wanted to let you know that we’ll be doing a couple worship related events coming up here in the next month.

Night of Worship – March 25th, 2010 – 7:30pm – Auditorium @ Cornerstone Chandler – FREE

Ryan Axtell – CD Release Concert w/Special Guests ‘Raining and OK’ – April 15th, 2010 – Auditorium @ Cornerstone Chandler – FREE

Kate McRae – Update Part II

It’s A Wrap – Brayline, Chris Sligh and Meredith Andrews…

We had a great time with Chris Sligh, Meredith Andrews and their band a couple weeks back here in Arizona. We played with them at a fundraiser event in Tempe, AZ. They’re all great people with amazing Kingdom-Minded hearts. A real good time hang with them. These are some photos taken by Whitney Law, from O.C., she got some great photos of Brayline.







Technology and Ministry – Shane Hipps & Rob Bell

This is a video of Rob Bell interviewing Shane Hipps on the means to the end as it relates to the church and where it’s going. He speaks to the aspect of truly being on the mission with Jesus and alludes to the reality that You and I are the medium. You’ve heard the old phrase ‘Methods change, but, the message doesn’t.’ Hipps says, what if the ‘medium is the message’? What if we truly lived as though WE were the medium? Great stuff. Simple reminder. What are your thoughts on what he had to say?

Alternate Arrangements…

While sitting in ‘Sweet Tomatoes’ with Ryan, Jason, Matt Maher and Kenny Butler, earlier this week, the dialogue was started about songs we think could work acousticly. We then talked about songs that really maybe couldn’t be changed from their original format. We all had a few thoughts and then the legendary Matt Maher (if you don’t know who Matt is…he wrote the song ‘Your Grace is Enough’…no Chris Tomlin didn’t write that…the genius Matt Maher did…give him credit!) just mentioned that the Hillsong United tune ‘Break Free’ was one of those songs.

Well, later in the week we just could not refuse the chance to prove Matt Maher wrong. So we did and here’s what we came up with for it. Also, don’t forget to watch the bonus video of the acoustic version of ‘Your Grace is Enough’. I’ll just say in advance, you won’t be able to ‘get enough’ of this goodness. Let me know what you thought…leave a comment! 🙂