Half My Life

It’s this man’s birthday today, the one who’s stood by me through thick and thin, through all sorts of trials and tribulations, through sleepless nights and hikes in the mountains and music playing and children laughing and so many, many blessings.  It is also the month that marks the day I have been with him for fully half of my life.  
Do you know what?  
I am truly blessed by being married to my best friend, this God-loving, bass-playing, hard-working husband of mine.  
Happy Birthday, Husband.  You make me happy beyond what words can express.  (And you look darn good in that Stetson, too!)


Free Album Download and Music Resources….

Yep, another music post!

I have had quite a few people email to ask about the music  playing on this blog, and I’ve told you all a little about our involvement in worship music.  The artist who wrote and performed the song “Your Love Remains” is Steele Croswhite, he is also a pastor at our church and director of The Rock’s music ministry.  Steele left a career in secular rock music to follow God’s calling to produce excellent worship music for the glory of God, turning down a dream offer from the producer he had hoped to work with.  As a result of that hard choice, an amazing movement of music has been growing here….we have been so blessed to be a part of it.  It is life-changing to see how music that is directed to the Creator of Music (and not to the glory of anything or anyone else) can change lives.

Recently, Come & Live has picked up some of The Rock’s music and has put an album of music together for Free Download!  There are eight songs on this free album (including Your Love Remains).  Come & Live is a great resource, you can listen to and download free music from Christian artists from all over and you can read and learn more about the artists and what’s going on in the world of Christian music.  Here’s a bit from what Come & Live has about The Rock

 We believe Jesus Christ was the ultimate revolutionary for social and spiritual change. Our foundation is His Word, the Bible. We don’t water it down. We don’t take what’s convenient for us and forget the rest. We don’t add to it or subtract from it. We seek to incorporate His teaching and values into our everyday lives. We’re committed to loving our enemies, refusing to judge people, being kind, and treating others as we wish to be treated. We seek to love as God loves. As we celebrate God’s existence and the new life that is available through His Son, Jesus Christ, we hope to create an atmosphere where spiritual exploration and growth is nonthreatening and exciting, while helping to meet the real needs of real people.

I hope you will visit Come & Live and download some free music!  It’s a really great ministry and a blessing to musicians and music enthusiasts alike.  Also, you can find free song sheets, chords, and powerpoint to the music on the free download album on the Rock’s music website if you want to learn the songs, use them in church, or sing along!

Coming in November….

Remember the live album recording I mentioned in The Catch-up Post?  The album is now in post-production, and will be coming out in November.  It will be so exciting to hear how it all sounds, once it’s finished!  This album has a much more acoustic sound to it, and there are some amazing new versions of old hymns as well.  Here’s a teaser with some photos from the recording!  I am so proud of Hubby and of all the musicians who have been working so hard on this project.  It was an amazing evening, and I know the album will be great!  (Note:  Please turn off the music before you play the video, or the two will conflict.  You can find the music on the lower left side, it’s the pink iPod looking icon.  Just click on the pause button to turn it off!)

TRM Live Record Release from The Rock Church on Vimeo.