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Our Birthday Party!

Promise & I both have November Birthdays. This year I turn 29 and Promise turns 25. It’s here Silver Birthday and so she takes the priority in the celebrating this year. 🙂 Truth be told, I hope she always takes the priority!

As we’ve talked further about ‘what we want to do for our birthdays this year’, we’ve decided that we wanted do something with the celebration of life beyond our receiving. Trust me, we will celebrate, but, we want you to help us with the ultimate celebration this year.

We want to give our birthdays away this year. We want our birthdays to bring LIFE to some that may not celebrate another Birthday if we didn’t give it away to them!

We continue to discover the extreme need in the world for sustainable life giving resources. We’ve heard from our friend Scott Harrison and his team at Charity: Water that millions of people don’t live to see their 5th birthday. And why? Because they didn’t have access to clean, safe water. That reality has shaken us to do something. We need to not be okay with this happening while we’re alive.


So, this year, we are celebrating our birthdays like never before!!

We are asking for $25 from everyone we know – and every penny of the money raised will go directly to fund freshwater wells in developing nations through Charity: Water, an organization that we know and trust. Even better, every dollar is “proved” when the projects are complete, and photos and GPS coordinates are posted using Google Earth. How cool is that right?! We’ll get to see our work and giving come alive!! Now THAT is a cool birthday present.

Our goal is to raise $5000 by Promise’s birthday, 11-23-10.

Please consider helping us. We need 200 friends to give $25 to reach our goal. This is so attainable and we want to ask that you wouldn’t wait and consider it, but, that you’d join us now in helping dying people live by giving them clean water this year!! This is a party, this is a celebration, this is our heart…more birthdays for more people!

Click Here for our Charity: Water page.

Catalyst :: Backstage 2010

I get the chance to be a co-host of catalystbackstage.com this week in Atlanta. I’m joining up with John Acuff, Shauna Niequist and Carlos Whittaker to bring you live interviews with the Speakers and all kinds of behind the scenes stuff at Catalyst this week. This is a little real time conference resource for all of your that couldn’t make it. There’s also rumor that they’ll be streaming a couple of the main sessions. Tune in starting Wednesday starting at 12pm (EST) as we get started and follow along with us through the end of Friday.

Anybody actually going to be at Catalyst this week?

Your Love Never Fails

I’ve recently come to love a song called Your Love Never Fails. It’s such a solid reminder of what the Bible proclaims to us about Gods love. These are some of they lyrics I’m just loving to lead right now. You can catch a great version of this song on Jesus Cultures worship album called Your Love Never Fails.

This video has a sweet little part in it from this past weekend. I got in a pinch over the weekend and called in a favor from an old friend to come play guitar. My friend Mike Eldred is a blues king and can shred him some leads. He’s also the Director of Custom Guitars at Fender, small fish. HA. This past weekend was no exception to his shredding and at the 3rd service during Your Love Never Fails I couldn’t hold back the WOW. HAHA. The guy can just shred and we got lost in it for a minute. We’ve got some AMAZING players here at Cornerstone and they bring exactly what we need every week, but Mike just has this Blues shredding capacity that we really don’t use week to week. So…enjoy his serious shredding and this awesome tune.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the song too!!! Have you heard this tune? Do you like it? Not?

Easter Ties…

Happy Easter! What an absolutely amazing weekend of gathering around the victory of the empty tomb. We celebrated with lots of singing, shouting, jumping and smiling; a little over 10,000 of us at Cornerstone (WOW…WOW…WOW – i can remember when we had 700 people in the seats. what a fun ride). Christ in us the Hope of Glory!

This fun little video is from Easter morning. What’s Easter without a good tie? Well, for me it’s just Easter without a tie and this is mostly because I don’t really know how to tie a tie. Yes, I know they make clip ons. No, I don’t want a clip on. That being said…here is my venture of tying my tie this morning with a little help from my band mates. I’ll grow up one day, I know I will!

Sarah Rhoads Interviews: Promise Tangeman

Sarah Rhoads, along with her husband Chris, are from the Seattle area. Sarah is an amazing photographer and she and Promise had a chance to connect a few weeks ago in Seattle. Turns out they’re virtually soul mates! HA! Check out the photo session and interview than she did with Promise. Really good interview on photography, art and design. CLICK HERE!

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Bonus Video: You Won’t Relent

Here’s to a great day! I feel like this song is the way we need to start everyday. Being reminded of Gods relentless love towards us and making the confession that ‘our hearts are His’! Anyways, enjoy this tasty little treat as Audrey Assad and Ryan Axtell bring the love. Check out this scripture that the song comes from in Song of Solomon:

Song of Solomon 8:6-8

6 Place me like a seal over your heart,
like a seal on your arm;
for love is as strong as death,
its jealousy [a] unyielding as the grave. [b]
It burns like blazing fire,
like a mighty flame. [c]

7 Many waters cannot quench love;
rivers cannot wash it away.

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.

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Brayline w/American Idol Chris Sligh and Merdith Andrews!


My band, Brayline, will be sharing the stage with Former American Idol sensation Chris Sligh artist
of the hit single “Empty Me” will headline an all-day
concert on the lawn NEXT Saturday, February 28, 2009:

Grace Community Christian School
1200 E. Southern Ave.
Tempe, AZ

Show starts @ 11am.

Opening for Sligh will be contemporary Christian
singer/songwriter Meredith Andrews, the well-
known local band Brayline, and the GCCS Chapel
Band, making this a full day of Christian music
artistry and fun for every one to enjoy.

Tickets are $15 dollars Pre-sale online or $20 at the door. Get your tickets at the following link. Show starts at 11am, It’s a daytime event… http://www.gccsaz.org/index.php

Also, if you email me brian@braylinemusic.com and send an email subject line ‘MEET AND GREET’. I’ll send you an email back for a ticket into the ‘meet and greet’ with Chris, Merdith and Brayline after the show. Who wouldn’t want to meet Chris Sligh, right? HA! You’ve got to email me soon though and I’d recommend you get your ticket(s) online and tell your friends about this opportunity. You have to have a ticket and the email I send you back to get into the Meet and Greet…

Are you coming?

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! 🙂

FOR ONE OF MATT’S BRIGHTER MOMENTS:

TJ Hill – A New Years Laugh!!

Happy New Year!
In a moment of brilliance I was able to capture something FOR YOU that might just change your life. I want to introduce you to one of my friends, TJ Hill. He’s a band mate of my brother Ben. They both play together in a band called Future of Forestry out of Southern California. TJ has many talents and some of his best ones have been caught in this video (Air Popping and Whistle Trills). I can promise that if you will watch this video it will put a BIG smile on your face at the VERY LEAST!

Be sure to re-post this video on your sites or tell all your friends about it. Seriously, you’ll understand after you watch the video. Make sure to leave a comment about how hard you laughed. Happy New Year.

To follow TJ click below:

TJ’s TWITTER

TJ’s BLOG

Also, if you have two more minutes, check out one more of TJ’s very unique talents…THE MUSICAL SAW!!! NO JOKE!