Peace in the Streets
Unlocking Your Potential(Coming 2014)
When man came from the hands of the creator, his potential was not known. It had not been tested. However, when God creates something, He purposes into a thing exactly what He expects of it.
He endowed mankind with power to rule and dominate His creation. Unfortunately, too many people never reach their true potential. They die with a gold mine of untapped God-purposed potential.
The first single from Unlocking Your Potential is entitled "I Can Be". This song was written to encourage you that there is no limit to what you can accomplish and to whom or what you can become.
Hymns Etc.(March 2010)
When we construct a building, we must be careful to make the foundation as strong as possible. If the foundation is not properly laid then the entire edifice will be unstable and the building will not endure. In the same way, we must build our lives upon a sure foundation so that we can endure the storms and trials in this life.
What has been your foundation in life? Is it Money? Is it work? Is it your possessions, or is it other people? While those may be good, they will never give you the strong, bedrock support that will endure the storms and trials of life, and if your foundation isn’t strong, it will fall apart.
There’s an old song that says: “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly trust in Jesus’ Name. On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”This song is one of the foundational hymns of the church.
Through the hymns in this album, I want to introduce you to music that has helped me to build a “sure” foundation on “Our Savior, Jesus Christ”. He is that solid rock. He is the only sure foundation upon whom we can build our lives.
You see, “Hymns” are essential to building your foundation. They are a form of worship; they serve as a prayer of thanks and an expression of commitment. They build unity among the Saints as well as build a community of Saints.
They invite God’s Spirit into meetings and into our lives. They teach doctrine. They are a source of comfort and healing.
The hymns in this collection were chosen because of their beauty, for the truths they teach and for the messages of comfort and hope that they convey. Hymns such as: *In the Garden * Leaning on the Everlasting Arms * Take My Life And Let it Be * Sweet Hour of Prayer * 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus * What A Friend We Have In Jesus.That’s why they have been selected.
These Hymns, like no other songs, will strengthen your spirit, give you courage, and move you to righteous action. They will act upon your senses and produce or induce feelings of reverence, humility, fervor, assurance, or other feelings attuned to the spirit of worship.
Nothing can compare with ---the rhythmic beauty, poetic sublimity, and inspired teachings---that these beautiful “Hymns of the Church” supply.
Friend, it really matters what you listen you.
I enjoy classical music. I appreciate listening to a great orchestra playing Beethoven, Mozart, or Handel. But the classical experience is qualitatively different than listening to one of my favorite hymns. Whatever it is, most hymns touch my inner being, bringing peace, feelings of gratitude, and a sense of awe for the goodness of the Lord.
As you listen to this album, my prayer is that you are touched in a brand new way. So be encouraged by these hymns. They will meet you where you are and gently draw you nearer to “Our Savior”.
And when you sing these hymns….ponder the meaning of the words and enjoy the spirit of the music. They will remind you of “What Christ has done for you” and “What Christ is doing in you”. So sing with enthusiasm, without regard to the quality of your tones.Your soul will be lifted up and your spirit will be strengthened.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16.
We Are Restored(May 2007)
It seems that when we are at our low points in life and it feels that God is a million miles away then we turn our focus on Him and immediately we are filled with the presence of His peace and comfort.
This album reminds us that: The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. (Psalms 34:18 NKJV)
As you listen to this Album/CD I want you to know, that God is always quick to respond to us at our lowest point.First, because He is the God of compassion and gets pleasure from His compassion flowing to us, rescuing us from despair. Second, because when we are at our lowest point AND we seek God with our whole heart and soul, He becomes our only focus, our only hope. It is at that point that we will know, that God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. (Psalms 46:1 NKJV)
It is then, that we will discover that:In His presence is fullness of joy; AND At His right hand are pleasures forevermore(Psalms 16:11). It is His refreshing that brings love, peace, and joy that could only come from God.
Always remember, that even when you are surrounded by trouble on the outside you can enter into His presence and have rest and security. How do I know? Because He said, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." (Exodus 33:14 NKJV).
Each song on this Album/CD has a message and together, they will bring you into the presence of the Lord. So, listen, enjoy and be Restored.
Made in Your Image(May 2007)
History shows, that each of us has the potential to achieve our dreams, and life gives us ample opportunities to realize our dreams and to fulfill our purpose, but most of us live far below our potential. What about you?
Do you find that nothing really excites you or holds much meaning for you? Does your life lack passion and purpose?
Are you ever tempted to give up in the heat of battle, or to just throw in the towel?
We have all wanted to quit at some point in time because life’s situations just got too hard, and we could see no way out, no help on the horizon, and thought it better to find somewhere to retreat and have a pity party for ourselves.
In such times, we should remember, that each of us is made in the image of God with individuality, the power and freedom to think and to do. Each of us has a unique purpose in life, and it is in realizing our purpose that we achieve happiness, growth and success.
As you listen to the songs on this album, please know, that as a child of God, made in His image, no matter what situations in life you’re facing and need to conquer, you can be successful, you can decide, that you are never going to give in or give up!
Always remember, that it’s not how you start life’s journey that’s important, it’s how you finish. You have not failed until you stop trying, so don’t give up and give in, just surrender your life to him…he will “work all things together for your good” (Romans 8:28).
My hope is that you will “experience the love of God” as you meditate on the words of each song, and feel his awesome power as he creates your life anew. As you “Offer Him your heart”, and “Give all of your problems to Him”, you will be able to testify to the truth about “How Great Thou Art”.
So, when your life turns upside down, remember that you have a loving Creator who will give you strength to overcome all of life’s challenges, because you are “Made In His Image”.
His Kingdom First(May 2007)
Of all the living things that God created, human beings (you and I) are the only ones that worry. And we worry about everything don’t we? We worry about gas prices, the stock market, taxes, jobs, paying the bills, what we’re going to wear, where the next meal is going to come from, marriages, relationships; parents worry about children, children worry about parents. You name it, somebody is worrying about it.Are you prone to worry?
Friend, all around the world we see the effects of a global recession. Life is challenging and full of many worldly cares and concerns. People are losing their jobs, homes, and are desperate for answers. Many governments are supplementing their citizens with stimulus packages, trying to get the economy back on track…but this Album reminds us, that unless we seek answers from God and his word, none of these efforts will succeed.
God is at the control center of time, space and eternity.He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and God is interested in you. He knows your address and your postal code. Everything that worries you, worries Him personally. He knows your sorrow, your pain, the crisis you face. He “sits on a throne, high and lifted up…”(Isaiah 6:1), above everything---above that incurable disease, that cardiac problem, that cancer, that diagnosis that worries you, that mortgage, those enemies that threaten you, that judge who will decide your case, that temptation you cannot conquer, that sin that stained your life and made you a prisoner of guilt, even death.I invite you to”…come boldly to the throne of grace, that you may find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
As you listen to this Album, you will come to know “What a Friend You Have In Jesus”, and you will be assured, that “Yes! Jesus Loves You”. It is this Jesus who knows that you need to eat and drink. He knows that you need to choose a career and find a job. He knows that you need to pay your bills and taxes,and whatever else you need for your day-to-day existence. This same Jesus, invites you to make “His Kingdom First” priority in your life.By calling on His “Holy Name” you will be set free from worries, and your heart will be at rest. Why not “Surrender All” to Jesus? Let Him make a difference in your life…Today!
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