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Kari Jobe “The Garden”, Review and Giveaway

Come to the garden, rest your weary head, and listen. Listen to the heavenly vocals of Kari Jobe, get lost in her songs of pure worship. Personally, I have been a fan of Kari Jobe ever since I took my wife to see her in an intimate church setting a few years ago. Her passion for worship came through in every note. One could get lost in the ethereal bliss of that room that night, and anytime you listen to Kari Jobe’s praise as she uses the gifts of her voice to minister to others. When I saw she was bringing a new album entitled The Garden out this month, I could not wait. I knew that it would bring forth a spiritual awakening inside of me. As I absorbed each track, her voice was sweet like nectar to my ears. We have always viewed as “the garden” being the beginning of man’s downfall. What if as Christians we looked beyond the apple, to the cross? Then I saw The Garden, hope had come to me… #TheGarden Click To Tweet Kari takes her listeners on a rhythmical journey of sorrow, pain, healing and joy. Each track sets aside its story, stories that soothe our weary souls. She takes every emotion from fear, worry, anxiety, doubt and gives it all up in prayer. The Garden is a not just another worship album from another Christian artist. This is an album of prayer put to music to reach the ears of God to give Him all our burdens. […]

On the Edge of Darkness, Just be Held

Does it seem darker than before? How do you get the strength to go on? Feeling like you are drowning yet you raise your head and find the inner power to continue to push through. As a husband, there are certain roles that you assume. Provider, comforter, healer, leader, I could go on and on. We believe we are to hold it all together no matter what. Then comes that moment in time, where the sands slip through our fingers, and we begin to lose our grip. Fear and anxiety that we put our parents through as kids become a reality in that moment, as we lose control. Whether it is a spouse or child, you can be brought to your knees in an instant. One moment you are complacently going through your daily routines. Suddenly your life is turned upside down, and you are rocked to your core, no longer having control. My wife and I have not been blessed with children. I witnessed the stripping of all my power as illness took over her life. In a moment we went from our daily routines to feeling like we were barely breathing. Days and nights blended as I remained at her bedside. Every needle and pill she experienced pierced my helpless heart. I painstakingly watched as the doctors treated my wife more like a number than a person. All dignity and humanity were taken away as they tirelessly tried to find a label or condition to put on her. Our home was empty in […]

2017 Brings in a New Word of the Year

It can be difficult to encompass an entire year into one word. A word that will be your focus for the next 365 days. One that will embody the direction the year 2017 will take. As I look back on the journey of this past year’s word, I can see it did not always come easily. I had chosen fearless as my word of 2016 and service the year before that. Sure there were moments of reckless abandon, but was I truly fearless? I would have to say in so many ways, a resounding YES! Going into 2017, my outlook is a little different. I have decided to take a less resounding word. A word that I have not come by lightly. In fact, much prayer has been put into the preparation of this word than any other in the past. Prayer out of need, just as much as for guidance. You see 2017 is going to be a big year for me, and for you as well, I just know it! Therefore the one word has to be just right. I challenged myself when the word came about, because well it is just not the normal me. Or is it? Perhaps this is the beginning of a new me? Without further ado or unnecessary discourse, I present to you my one word for 2017. My one word is to be none other than Humility. In fact, I really think there are two words for this year that speak volumes of the year ahead and they are Humbled […]