It all began a year ago
Exactly one year ago we were carefully placing stacks of CDs, t-shirts and DVDs on a black clothed table. Our hearts were excited and nervous and ready. We were releasing our music to the world for the first time.
We had played in churches and various events for the past decade, but nothing would compare to this event. We were putting our artistic hearts out on display. That’s an incredibly vulnerable thing to do. We hoped people would appreciate our music. We hoped people would like our music, but most importantly we hoped people would be encouraged and love God more as a result of listening to our music.
What would our CD Release Party look like? Well, it definitely didn’t go as planned. Just days before the event, Kerry began to struggle with laryngitis. The take-the-entire-voice kind of laryngitis. She had nothing to offer vocally just days before the concert. We also had a massive ice storm fly through town which caused us to reschedule our concert to a busy night of the next week, which brought the question, “Would anyone even come?”
Well, people came. And we all sang. And most of us cried a little, and we all rejoiced a LOT. The people that came were our dear friends and our church family. Our beloved family! The joy that we got to share with one another was overwhelming. It is a shining moment in our lives of feeling thoroughly loved and totally supported by everyone around us. Joy. Gratefulness.
We wish we could tell you all of the things the Lord has allowed us to experience as a result of this album. There are really too many things to share.
Like the time the Lord powerfully ministered to a woman’s heart as she sat across the hospital room from her sick mom. Or the time a man heard the song “He Bled” right after the Lord had shown him who Jesus was and just affirmed the Lord’s call on his life to follow Him. Or the time we stood in front of incredible servants in a country far from home and experienced the unity of the Body as we sang together.
We are thankful.
Thank you for your amazing encouragement the past year!
This time last year we were parents to a newborn baby, getting zero sleep, mailing hundreds of “thank you” cards and gifts to people for their financial support, living in what seemed like the busiest year of our lives. We were being obedient. God said, “Go.” And we went. God said, “Do it.” And we did. And we did it with hundreds of you behind us praying and saying, “Obey the Lord! Trust Him! We’re with you!”
Thank you for running along beside us and cheering us on! It may have been one of the busiest years of our lives, but it has also been one of the most rewarding. The Lord has been faithful. He’s been gracious. He’s given us strength and joy. He has grown our trust and our faith in Him.
The Lord is good and trustworthy, and He doesn’t change. We can certainly step out in faith and follow a God like that.
We love y’all and we praise the Lord for you!
P.S. To celebrate our album’s birthday, we’re having a GIVEAWAY on our Facebook page! Go check it out and leave us a comment!