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While We’re Becoming — Matt Wertz

Hello friends.  If you know me you know I am a major music lover, and this week one of my favorite singer/songwriters Matt Wertz released a new EP titled “While We’re Becoming.”   This is a must if you want some music to end your winter blues and get you in the mood for spring and summer.  I have been a fan of Matt since his Young Life days and his albums have always been among my favorites in music, and this EP is no different.  As a fan I have enjoyed the progression and maturity of his music over the years and it has only gotten better with time.  “While We’re Becoming” is a familiarly refreshing album that gives long-time fans the classic Wertz sound they have come to love, while providing them with a new and fresh side to his music.  If you want some new music this album will not disappoint.

Song to listen to: Sing My Lonesome Away

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Steven Curtis Chapman

I had the AMAZING privilege of attending the Steven Curtis Chapman concert at the Biltmore House.  For those of you who do not know Steven lost his five year old daughter Maria to a tragic accident eleven weeks ago, and it was encouraging to hear Steven’s thoughts.  Even through his questions he is glorifying God and that is such a testimony of His faith in Christ.  He mentioned that following the accident, he thought he would never perform again.  However, the Lord reminded him who was in control and that he must continue on for the sake of the Gospel.  I cannot imagine what it must feel like to lose a child, but it is reassuring to know that no matter what happens in this life we will always have the hope of Christ. 

Steven wrote a song for his latest album titled “Yours,” and it speaks about the One who is in control of everything, and who we ultimately belong to.  His story and these lyrics are a good reminder to me of that and I hope it encourages you as well!

“Yours” by Steven Curtis Chapman

I walk the streets of London
And notice in the faces passing by
Somthing that makes me stop and listen
My heart grows heavy with the cry

Where is the hope for London?
You whisper and my heart begins to soar
As I’m reminded
That every street in London in Yours
Oh, yes it is

I walk the dirt roads of Uganda
I see the scars that war has left behind
Hope like the sun is fading
They’re waiting for a cure no one can find

And I hear children’s voices singing
Of a God who heals and rescues and restores
And I’m reminded
That every child in Africa is Yours

And its all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
From the stars in the sky
To the depths of the ocean floor
And its all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
You’re the Maker and Keeper, Father and Ruler of everything
It’s all Yours

And I walk the sidewalks of Nashville
Like Singapore, Manila and Shanghai
I rush by the beggar’s hand and the wealthy man
And everywhere I look I realize

That just like the streets of London
For every man and woman, boy and girl
All of creation
This is our Father’s world

And its all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
From the stars in the sky
To the depths of the ocean floor
And its all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
You’re the Maker and Keeper, Father and Ruler of everything

It’s all Yours, God
It’s all Yours, God
It’s all Yours, God
It’s all Yours, God

The glory is Yours, God
All the honor is Yours, God
The power is Yours, God
The glory is Yours, God

You’re the King of Kings
And Lord of Lords

And its all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
From the stars in the sky
To the depths of the ocean floor
And its all Yours, God, Yours, God
Everything is Yours
All the greatness and power, the glory and splendor and majesty
Everything is Yours
Yeah, it’s all Yours
We are Yours
The glory and honor is Yours, everything is Yours

It’s all Yours, God
My life is Yours, my heart is Yours
My hands and my feet are Yours
Every song that I sing
It’s all Yours, all is Yours
All belongs to You
Our gifts are Yours, God
All our dreams are Yours, God
All our plans are Yours, God
The whole earth is Yours, God
Everything is Yours.

If you remember please keep the Chapman family in your prayers as they travel this week doing interviews with television shows namely Good Morning America with Robin Roberts (Wednesday, August 6 at 8AM on ABC), and Larry King Live on Thursday August 7 at 9PM on CNN. This is a wonderful opportunity for Christ to be proclaimed in a positive way in secular media so pray that God speaks through the Chapman family in mighty ways during this.

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