I hope that you are having a great week! God has given me several opportunities over the last few weeks to see Him work in such amazing ways. Earlier this month we were blessed to lead worship at a 1 day mission trip in El Dorado, AR. Nearly 2,000 believers from the entire state of Arkansas joined together for the common purpose of ministering to the communities surrounding El Dorado! They spent the entire day offering free medical and dental services, painting homes, providing free meals, hosting block parties for children and so much more… all while sharing the love of Christ! As a result of this one day effort, 69 souls were saved!!! I’m sure that even more decisions have been made as a result of the seeds that were planted on that day!
Over the last few months Bridget and I have been preparing to serve on a weekend called “Faithwalk”. This is something that we both were privileged to attend in the spring and felt that we needed to give back and serve in this amazing ministry. It is a ministry similar to “Walk to Emmaus”. It’s a weekend designed for believers to unplug from the world, focus on their relationship with Christ and be bathed in the love of Christ like never before! Needless to say it is a little bit of heaven on earth. During the men’s walk, I was honored to be able to lead worship along with a dear friend, Graham Inman. It is a weekend full of worship, testimonies, food, laughter, food, music, meditation… and did I mention food? God really moved and worked in the lives of the guys on this weekend! Even though this weekend is designed so Christians can strengthen their walk… 5 men accepted Christ during those 3 days, officially starting their “walk” with Christ! Praise the Lord!!!
Ever wonder what God’s plan is for your life? His ultimate desire is for you to live in His joy and share that joy with everyone you meet! A friend recently told me, “Satan can’t make you bad… but he can make you busy!” If we ever become too busy to read our Bible or spend time alone with God then we are busier than God ever intended! Slow down, receive God’s love though His word… and then pour that love into the lives of those around you! That’s God’s plan for us all!
“I Carried His Cross” is a song that we recorded a few years back. We wanted to share it this week as we celebrate Easter and recall the price that Christ paid for us all! Hope that you will watch and share!
We had an amazing time this past weekend in Florida! We had three great worship services, ate way too much food and also enjoyed a little down-time with family and friends! Here are a few pics from the trip!
We know that this time of year finds us all way too busy and so easily distracted from real reason to celebrate Christmas. It’s our prayer that we can all take a moment to forget about the food, gifts and busy traffic and remember that Christ is the reason to celebrate! Thank you so much for your support of our music and ministry this year!
It’s been about 6 months since we produced and released our last music video, so we wanted to really put everything we had into this one! There’s no doubt that we are all surrounded by hurting people who need to know that God loves and cares for them. Many times we wonder how God can use us to show that love or speak an encouraging word. Hopefully, this song and video will show how God can use every one of us… if we will let Him! “…so love and live the grace He gives and point them to The Way. When they’re ready to hear you’ll have nothing to fear… He’ll give you something to say!
It’s hard to believe this day has already arrived, but our little girls have started Kindergarten! It seems like only yesterday we were bringing them home from the hospital! We have struggled with the decision over the last 5 years of whether to do home-school, public school or private school… and we’ve weighed the benefits and struggles that we may face with each. I’m sure that everyone has a personal experience they could share about the route they chose… or maybe you are facing this same decision and don’t know what to do!
As we left the girls at school on their first day, I can honestly say it’s one of the hardest things that Bridget and I have done as parents! We’ve been blessed to be at home with them for the last 5 years (not one day of daycare) and that has been an amazing blessing! I understand that not every parent has had that privilege, and we thank God for allowing us that time with them. That opportunity and decision is one that I know we will never regret!
They are attending a public elementary school that we’ve heard great things about. It’s actually the same school that Bridget attended when she was a little girl! Also, they have already fallen in love with their teacher, Mrs. Mayo! Our hope is that, even at the age of 5, they will be a light for Christ to those around them. We know that there will be challenges along the way, and would appreciate your prayers for them (and us) as we begin this journey for the first time!
You can click here to see some of the pictures from their first day!
Attention all singers!!! We’re happy to announce that we now have soundtracks available for our latest recording, “Before The Rain”. Visit our Online Store to get the soundtracks to all of your favorites songs by The Dills! The soundtracks for the entire project are available on compact disc or individual songs can be downloaded in mp3 format for only $5.99 each!
It does not seem like it’s been 5 years, but time does fly when you’re having fun! I told someone the other day that my children may not feel older on their birthday, but I surely do! 🙂
Bridget and I tried for over 10 years to have children, so each year on their birthday we are reminded how much a blessing Ansleigh and Bryleigh are to our lives!!! Many of you were very instrumental in praying and encouraging us during that struggle with infertility… and we are forever grateful. Please take a moment to look at a few of the pictures from their 5th birthday party!
If you would like to leave Ansleigh and Bryleigh a message or comment below, we will be sure to share it with them.
We’re extremely excited to share the brand new music video of “Before The Rain”. You can view it above or watch it on our YouTube channel by clicking here. The response to our previous videos has been humbling and thrilling. Please take a moment to watch and share with all of your friends. The last video that we put out has received nearly 20,000 views and we’d love to see this one exceed even those numbers… and with your help, we can make it happen! …”I’ll be grateful for the blessings, before the rain comes”!