It’s really as simple as this…Robbie Seay is a great friend and a guy making music that I respect in big ways. You may know his song called ‘Song of Hope’ an awesome tune. If you don’t know about Robbie Seay Band let me introduce you to one of your new favorites. He’s got a BRAND new record out entitled ‘Miracle‘. It’s an incredible record full of the tension of struggle and miracle.
Robbie and the crew have given me a SWEET little gift pack to give away here on the blog. It includes the CD, Vinyl and T-Shirt from the newest offering ‘Miracle’. ENTER TO WIN: Leave a comment on this blog post with your NAME, CITY & STATE that says ‘I NEED A MIRACLE’. Also, make sure to leave your best email contact when submitting your comment…so I can get in touch with you if you win! No weird catches…just leave a comment.
ARIZONA FRIENDS: Robbie and the band will be in town this Saturday, April 24th @ 7pm at Mission Community Church in Gilbert. They’ll be playing the new tunes from the new record. I’ve got THREE pairs of tickets to give away to the concert. If you want in on the tickets just comment on this blog post with these words ‘I NEED A MIRACLE AND TICKETS!’. You could win the gift pack and the tickets if miracles still happen. 🙂
I’ll start giving the tickets away on Wednesday, April 21st! We’ll pick a winner for the gift pack on Friday, April 23rd! Get your comment in and spread the good word about all of this goodness!
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DISCLAIMER…there is a video at the bottom of this post that YOU HAVE TO WATCH. This post is a good read too!!
Today is Ash Wednesday and it’s been a great day so far. It’s been a full day of reflection, discussion and conversation about this mysterious God that I’ve put my life towards (ash on head and all!). It started by going to Ash Wednesday Mass at my dear friends Parish called Mt. Carmel in Tempe. The homily was confronting. The priest talked about how we are so afraid to be alone. He called us ‘cell phone junkies’ and called us out on the reality of how desperately afraid our culture is of being alone, even those of us in Christ. We don’t know how, we’re scared to, we’re resistant to, we’re afraid of and we fill our lives with so many things that keep us connected to people so that we won’t have to be alone. Introvert or Extrovert we all have ‘things’ that we do that keep even our minds occupied. I was confronted by the Holy Spirit in time of reflection, during church this morning, to prioritize more time to just soak in His presence and commune with Jesus. Is this just me or are you with me on this one?
My fast for lent is going to be from soda/coffee drinks. My resolve is that I will drink water only for 40 days. I’m excited about it because I actually will have to choose water in my day multiple times and it’s in those times that I just want to remember who is my true drink. Jesus. He’s the one I’m after and He’s the one I’m staking it all on! I want to know Him more and I’m thankful for a season of fasting that will lend itself to the gift of knowing Jesus more intimately. I’m amped to have an opportunity, throughout the rhythm of my day, to willingly choose something that will serve as a reminder of Jesus sacrifice for me, for us and for humanity. Thanks be to God (as they say in the Catholic Mass).
I returned back to our church campus here at Cornerstone just to run into beautiful tears. Our amazing Kenyan sister, Caroline, is living here in Chandler, AZ with our Pastor and his wife as she pursues her Masters degree at Arizona State University. What’s never been said very loudly is that Linn and Lisa Winters (our pastor and his wife) live one of the most generous lifestyles that I know. I could make a list of 10+ people (including myself) that they’ve take into there home in times of need and just to be a blessing. Caroline is next on that list of people that they have been gracious to as she lives with them now and for the past 4 weeks Linn and Lisa have been ‘just figuring it out’ with their 2 cars to make sure Caroline has transportation to get to ASU. Relentless giving. Very cool!
That being said, I came back to the church this morning and Caroline came in gasping for breath, filled with tears and, honestly, I couldn’t tell if something bad had happened or what. She then went on to explain what I then made her sit down with me to video record this very special day and what it means to her. So sit back for a minute and listen to this beautiful woman as she talks about a faithful God and tells a story of unique and profound blessing. PRAISE BE TO GOD!! Music courtesy of Robbie Seay Band – Hallelujah, God is Near and Matt Maher – Unwavering.
I’m curious…what would you be willing to give up during Lent?
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FOR MY ARIZONA FRIENDS – This was a SUPER last minute thing, but, The Robbie Seay Band contacted me and wanted to throw a last minute date together for Arizona. They’ve been out doing this fun tour for a while now and didn’t plan to be in Arizona, but, it just worked out.
All that to say…this is going to be wide open to the Cornerstone family and ANYONE else in the Phoenix area. Our Camber Ministry is hosting this night of worship with the Robbie Seay Band, the Matt Maher band and Author/Pastor/Communicator Chris Seay.
If you don’t think you know who these guys are..well…that may be true at a first thought, but, Robbie has a song on the radio called ‘Song of Hope’ and these are the lyrics just to refresh your brains:
I will sing a song of hope
God of heaven come down
Heaven come down
Just to know that You are near is enough
God of heaven come down, heaven come down
Also, my DEAR friend Matt Maher will be opening the night in worship as well. Matt wrote the song ‘Your Grace is Enough’ that Chris Tomlin, initially, made famous (although Matt’s version is playing LOTS on the radio right now). Let me just say that he is such a good friend and mentor to me and if you want to be blessed, figure out a way to be at Cornerstone this Thursday night at 7pm in the Student Center.
The night is $10 bucks at the door!
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