I may get passionate about some things.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that Beyonce has a voice and she uses it.  We need to use the gifts we’ve been given…I just think she and the rest of her posse could have accomplished the goal of singing a few great songs with their clothes on, that’s all…if that was the goal?  Em thought they could have used some more clothes, too…

So, imagine if the reason you sang songs was for a greater purpose.

Say, like a purpose other than receiving all the praise and glory for yourself…profound, huh?

Imagine being wired in such a way that songs just came naturally to you, you were gifted with the ability to write them, the music to accompany them, and then share the songs with others, enabling people to convey what only their hearts and heads think and feel but are unable to express.

I am no song writer but I know a few awesome ones.  I won’t lie.  I can’t even sing.  BUT, when some people like my friend, Todd Ballard, make music, the songs are able to express my heart, and I believe that is a powerful gift.

Photo courtesy www.toddballard.com

Jason and I have known Todd for 6 1/2 years now.  In fact, he and his awesome wife weren’t afraid to get to know us while we were holed up as a family at Children’s Hospital for Noah’s short life.  We had met them a couple of times prior to Noah being born, but what blows my mind is Todd and his wife took the time to get to know us and bless our lives by getting into the thick of hospital visits with us.

Situations like that show the true character of a man.

Todd even gathered his band together and led us all in worshiping the Lord at Noah’s funeral.  Jason and I were and are so very grateful for that memory.

Anyway, Todd’s the real deal and he sings not for himself or to stroke his own ego.  He sings because he’s totally in love with the Lord and wants to share that love and experience with hearts that are willing.  Every time I have the chance to worship while he’s leading, I literally feel like I’m in God’s presence, without any distractions.  It’s awesome!

So, I just wanted to encourage you, if you want some new music in your life that points your eyes and heart to God’s face rather than your day to day circumstance, Todd’s album is being released today.   

I have it in my car already and Ryan and I sing our hearts out as we cruise around town!  Spread the word and go download yours, too, if you want some awesome new worship!


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