Last weekend I was blessed to be a part of ministering at a women’s retreat with both La Jolla and East Valley Christian Fellowships. It was held at the Calvary Chapel Murietta Hot Springs Conference Center. It was so cool how I had just gotten back from working on one of my songs called “Peace” that will be on my album #4. When I got to the retreat, the theme was called “Pursuing Peace” and right before I sang at the meeting, someone gave a message on the story of Hannah in the Bible and how she found “peace” with God as she poured her heart out to Him! Well, I couldn’t help it- I had to sing my song. “I’m Hannah and I have a song called ‘Peace’…”
I’m really excited to be back at the same conference center in MAY with South Bay Community Church, as their retreat speaker and worship leader! The theme will be “Encountering God” and I am excited!!
I recently got back from working more on my album #4. It is ALMOST done and it is going to be sooo awesome! Below are pictures of my producer, Gabriel Wilson, and Chris Greely who is mixing and mastering. Please keep the project in prayer! I know that God is going to encourage a lot of people through the upcoming 13 songs! He already is using the songs! Yay!
I remember the days when people would tell me that I need to choose an age-range audience for my music. I guess I’d say 18-50, but not really. Children and youth have been some of my biggest listeners… and now elderly! On Fridays I do music therapy for those with Alzheimer’s, most of which are older. I bring my maracas and we shake, rattle, and roll. These people are are amazing and I feel so privileged to play for them and to get them singing with me and to bring joy into their day. They sing the oldies with me and are even learning my songs, like “Good Morning Sunshine”. I feel tons of sunshine when I see their feet tapping and smiling faces and hear their shaking and singing. It’s amazing how music makes the heart sing. I pray that the songs of love, peace, and joy will bless them, heal them, and help them feel God’s arms around them.
I sometimes lead as a guest worship leader at a start up church in San Diego called Harbor Church. Great church and look at this little band member! I gave her a pick and taught her how to tuck it into the strings when she’s not using it. Now I just need to teach her how to actually use it! Soooo cute!!
MARCH 11th, 6:25am, The John and Tammy Show
I’m really happy to be on 97.3 FM, KSON- the station that is called George Radio after George Strait. :) I’ll be making up a song with a theme that a listener calls in.
I will then be singing it LIVE on the radio for all of San Diego to hear. (And the world if you want to listen online.) Haha! I have a feeling it may be a fun and silly song, but I have no idea what the theme will be. It may be a tear jerker. :)
This is going to be fun! www.kson.com
I’ve been having a good time leading worship around San Diego- from prayer meetings and a rally, to different churches, and in the alzheimer’s convalescent home that I regularly go to, etc. I am so happy to see that God is moving everywhere. It can be discouraging to watch the news and to hear about all of the problems, but the good news is that God is doing great things and His people are worshiping and interceding! He will hear our prayers! I noticed a theme as I led worship last week at Harbor Church and at Skyline Church’s prayer group. When I was praying about which songs to sing, God gave me visions both times of people on their knees in worship. So both times, after the full on joyous worship songs, God led me to sing the old song “Come Let Us Worship and Bow Down” coupled with “I Love You, Lord.” The pastor at Harbor had already heard from God about speaking on worshiping and bowing down as part of his sermon so it was great that God told us the same thing! :) Both times the vision that God gave me did happen. People responded so readily and were on their knees in humility and deep love of God. God is so amazing- not only a “cool” God (which He is!), but a holy, magnificent God that deserves our surrender and deepest worship! 2 Chronicles 7:14
“Jesus, Hold the Children” is finalist in song competition… please pray for God to use this song! :)
I wrote ”Jesus, Hold the Children” over 8 years ago after praying through a Compassion International prayer guide. I then recorded the song and it is on my “Fervency” album. I have always wanted God to use this song to bless the children of the world and to generate prayer and support for them and now it’s a finalist in a competition for Compassion International. The winning song will be used in a music video to help raise support for the children of the world! Please pray that God uses this song and that His will is accomplished in the competition! :)
Haven’t listened to this in years but just did and feel that God wants me to encourage you with this. May 2014 be a year of pursuing Jesus with all we have in us. May our hearts be stirred for Him and for His purposes! Wow, does He love you soooooo much!! Happy New Year- hope it’s your BEST ever!
Getting ready to go to my regular “gig” at the convalescent home. I love singing to these sweet, older people & I love how God moves there! Last week I sang my “Revival” song and a woman who had her head down for 45 min. sat up at the end of my song and yelled, “Wow! wow, wow, wow, wow, Wow! That’s all I can say about that! WOW, wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW!!…..” Then she put her head down again. I think God “revived” her!! Maybe I should give her a copy to put on repeat. :)
Singing “Revival” at the prayer rally on top of Mt. Helix in San Diego. The new mayor of El Cajon, different pastors and leaders for East County SD were all a part of this event. Awesome time breaking in the new year the right way!- Eye hasn’t seen the blessings in store for 2014!!
Did you know that the North Pole is in Alaska? Yup! I’m not referring to the geographic North Pole of the Earth, but the town called North Pole, Alaska. I did some live singing on the radio there that reached Native American tribes around the state. We realized that this was also the same town of Santa’s headquarters so we gave him a visit! We tried to work out a distribution deal for Santa to drop all of my cds in the chimneys of the world. He asked me to play my song, “Revival” and we’re hoping that he jumps on board to bring the focus of Christmas back to Jesus, the true reason for the season. Happy Birthday, Jesus, and thank you for your amazing love!
I hope you’re having a wonderful celebration of the Christmas season! What an honor it is to know the love and freedom of the Birthday Boy, Jesus! Here’s a live video of me singing “Mary, Did You Know,” written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene. I’ve always loved this song and am blessed by the examples of obedience and trust demonstrated by Mary and Joseph…and most of all by Jesus Himself. Out of this obedience and love came the Good News that changed the world forever! May all of God’s purposes for you be birthed and fulfilled as you follow Him! May this next year be your best ever!
Tonight worship and prayer lasted about 4 hours. I have to say, my arm got tired from playing guitar… BUT it was a super awesome night of prayer for the city of El Cajon, which is a major sex-trafficing hub in the US. 2 Chronicles 7:14- If we humble ourselves and pray, seek His face, turn from our wicked ways, He will hear from heaven, forgive our sins, and HEAL our land! Pray for a movement of God in El Cajon and all over the world! His love is amazing!!!