Everyone that knows me would expect me to share that my “older” brother celebrated his 40th Birthday on March 24th! 🙂 I always have to rub it in that he’s older than me. I guess that’s because I do seem to look older, or as I prefer to say, more mature! Ha! We have posted a few pictures from his “surprise” party, so you can check them out on our photos page!
I also wanted to be sure to get him a cool gift for this very monumental day… and since we are both huge Duck Dynasty fans I couldn’t think of anything better than a Willie Robertson beard! (I went with the Uncle Si version since it matches my hair better.) Hope this picture puts a smile on your face!
We are extremely excited to let you know that the new CD, Before The Rain is now available! As we have already mentioned, we feel like it is the best collection of songs that we have ever put on one single project and we can’t wait for you to hear it. We will be leaving for four days of concerts in Florida on Wednesday night, so if you want to be sure that we get your copy in the mail, please place your order now! All of the pre-orders will be shipped tomorrow (Tuesday, February 19th) so if you have already placed an order, you will be one of the first to hear it! The official release date is still Friday, February 22nd… so that’s when it will be available on iTunes, Amazon and more!
Be grateful for the blessings… before the rain comes!
After several months of hard work, we’re excited to announce that our latest record is complete and set to be released on February 20, 2013! We truly believe that this collection of songs represents our lives and our ministry better than any single project that we’ve ever put together. As we were selecting songs for this project, each one of us was humbled by different songs boasting the same theme: trusting a trustworthy God. So we prayerfully decided to pack this cd, not with just “feel good” songs, but with songs that captured the individual, heartfelt testimonies of our own lives, the trials of our journeys and the personal commitments we’ve made to our Lord, Jesus Christ. Every lyric of these songs honestly articulates the personal ups and downs of our journeys with Christ so much so there were times while recording we were so overwhelmed by the raw truth, we had to stop singing and collect ourselves.
You see, we know something about trusting a trustworthy God. Each one of us in the group can boldly testify about God’s faithful provision in the darkest, driest times of our lives. We can also tell you that trusting in the Lord is a daily, lifelong challenge. We will never “arrive.” Each new crisis calls for recommitment. The good news is that the more we are aware of God’s loving hand working in our lives, the easier it becomes to trust Him.
Our prayer is that this project will be an encouragement to you! When you find yourself in a situation you didn’t “choose”, trust Him because He has a glorious plan for you. (Jeremiah 29:11) When you don’t know which way to go in life, trust Him because He’s led you this far. (Joshua 1:5) When you don’t know what to say to a hurting or lost friend, trust God to give you something to say. (Exodus 4:12) And when your fields seem to be drying up beneath the blazing sun, grab your umbrella and praise Him for His past provisions! (Hebrews 11:1) Be grateful for your past showers of blessings… Before the rain comes again!
Please take a moment to listen to the short clips here and order your copy today. We’d love it if you would leave a comment here to let us know what you think!
We wanted to take an opportunity to wish each of you a Merry Christmas and we pray you have a wonderful New Year! Often times you see the videos once they are completed… but this time we wanted to let you see just how difficult it can be to get a simple 20 second video just right! 🙂 Hope you enjoy!
When approached with the question, “What is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
In a world of selfish desires and motives, we often think that God created our hands to be self serving. But hopefully this song and video will remind us that These Hands were made for so much more!
I guess that I’ve found a new hobby/passion for putting together music videos. It’s Only The First Time has received nearly 10,000 views in just two weeks, so I guess I’ll keep it up! We have all been guilty to trying to fix the problems of life with our own strength… This powerful song reminds us that in order for us to truly start over we must quit trying to fix them ourselves and give them to God! He is the true answer to all of our problems! I hope that we can all say “I Quit“!
As we were searching for songs to put on our God Is In Control recording a few years ago, this one really hit home with me. Although I must admit that we’ve not used it very often in concert because of the controversial impression it may leave. Let me explain… The lyrics tell us that when we fall back into a previously forgiven sin and then ask God to forgive us again “it’s only the first time” for Him because He’s already forgiven and forgotten it the last time! This could potentially give the impression that we can continuously live in the same sins and God will just keep forgiving… but let me share my thoughts on this matter. We must first realize we are ALL sinners and on this side of heaven we will always have a sinful nature. God did not give us a license to sin, but He did give us a promise about how He would deal with a true repentance of our sin! For me this song shares the beautiful picture that God’s love and grace is so deep and wide that He will forgive us when we fail! I’m so thankful that He does not just give us just once chance! I pray that this video and song will give you hope today!
… for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:34
He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:19
As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12
Please take about 5 minutes and check out this brand new video of “Yesterday’s News”. We recorded this song a few years back and felt like it would make a great video. Let us know what you think and share it with all your friends!
Most people never see all the work that goes into keeping a gospel group on the road. There’s a lot of things that happen way before we hit the stage for a concert! Bus repair is just one of the things that we “love” to do. It always surprises folks to find out that we do 99% of the maintenance on our 1998 Prevost XL bus… We’ve always said that we could afford a bus, but could not afford to pay someone else to work on it or drive it for us! 🙂 Hope you enjoy this short video of our most recent bus repair and we hope to see you soon!
I always seem to find myself picking on my older brother, Shawn. Some of you tell me that I should not be so mean to him while most of you can relate to the “brotherly love” that we share! The truth is, I am very proud of my brother because he is extremely good at everything that he puts his mind to. This video is just another example of his amazing talent. I hope you enjoy!