I’ve been asked to review/share quite a bit of music with you this year, but I’d like to pause and share a personal story with you before I introduce you to this next album.
I was sitting in our church, the Coast Vineyard, writing down a few lyrics from a John Mark McMillian song, Closer – ‘Do not pass me by, I’m naked poor and blind’ – when I just started writing out words – I had a visual at the same time, and I was trying to describe it. (I looked in my journal to try to find a date, or a reference to the struggle that was going on within – but I didn’t write a date – and the struggle is long forgotten.)
I wrote: “Giving it to you – laying it down. Caught in a hurricane that I did not create. Flowing. Ugly Damaging Fear, Dark. Set in motion far away – hits land at my shore.”
Then I heard the words. Once, then twice. Stephen, a member of our praise team, was singing a new song – Let your love shine, like a beacon in the night, we’re comin’ home, we’re comin’ home. Let it Shine On Us. . .
And all of a sudden, in the vision I was seeing, a mighty tall lighthouse rise up – it’s powerful bright beacon swept the shore line, revealing up every nook and cranny. All was revealed. I was covered in safety and security. I felt my feet planted. I felt a newness to love – to give love and mercy and grace.
Before this – I’m not sure I had ever had a conversation with Stephen. But I had to approach him, and like the strong courageous woman that I am, I bawled through trying to explain how the song was played at just the right time and the experience I had had during worship of total healing of this situation. Sniff Sniff. Snort. Sniff. I really don’t think Stephen understood a word I said. Ha!
Several weeks later – we were in the Surf Shop – and my youngest saw Stephen, and he says – that’s that guy – that sings that song – and twitches his lip. Distracted mom that I am – I have to ask – ‘huh’? “You know mom, my favorite – Let it Shiii hiiiiiine, on us, Let it Shiiii hiiiine, on us, and it makes me feel safe when he sings it.” I just patted Jon on the head and smiled.
Ok. So – Fast forward to this week – when I get an email from Propeller asking if I’d like to review and giveaway the new CD from Vineyard – My Foundation, Cultivation Generation – Featuring The Neverclaim, Jesse Meyer David Linhard, Anabeth Morgan and Stephen Lampert! Yes! Yes I say, (well typed quickly on the iPod).
You know where this is going right? The song is on there! Let it Shine!
Oh. But wait. There’s more!
This week – we are studying about the Throne Room with Beth Moore and Revelations. This morning, I took the CD download on the lake (my test of good music) and I loved quite a few of the songs – especially Enthroned. Wow.
Sigh. I get excited.
I am MOST happy to introduce you to My Foundation – which is expected to be released on June 19th. I also get to give away one copy of the CD!
You may comment here, or on my Facebook Page – I will choose a name at random from the comments on the 19th of June. Make sure I have your e-mail to contact you!
You are Going To Want this CD!
- My Soul Longs (feat. The Neverclaim)
- Love Has Come, Love Has Won (feat. Jesse Meyer)
- God Don’t Never Change (feat. David Linhard, Anabeth Morgan)
- My Foundation (Found In You) (feat. Anabeth Morgan)
- Let It Shine (feat. Stephen Lampert)
- The Bridegroom (feat. The Neverclaim)
- Your Kingdom’s Here (All My Life) (feat. Jesse Meyer)
- Worthy (feat. Anabeth Morgan)
- Life To Us (feat. David Linhart)
- Enthroned On High (with Holy, Holy, Holy) (feat. The Neverclaim)
- Walls Come Down (feat. Stephen Lampert)
- They That Wait On The Lord (feat. The Neverclaim)
- Song Of Hope (Heaven Come Down)- BONUS TRACK (feat. The Neverclaim)
What a cool intro to that CD. Music does have a way of touching our heart. I’d like to win a copy.
How sweet a give away to share some awsome music.
Congratulations Sam! You are the winner from all of the entries pulled together from the Blog, Twitter and Facebook! Yeah!