Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Musical Thought

I still remember the first time I began listening to christian music, I was in my car and decided to check out the christian radio station and I have to say that I wasn't all that impressed by what I heard. Not sure why, probably because I wasn't sure what to expect and I may have expected to much. Music has always played a huge part in my life reflecting my emotions and stirring them with in me and it wasn't and hasn't always been a good thing. There was music I listened to when anger was stirred up with in me and the music only made it grow deeper. I have learned since then to not feed my anger in those moments with music but to counter act it with a message to redirect my emotions.

Last night we had a chance to experience some music live from a few bands we enjoy at Celebrate Freedom in Frisco Texas, we had an awesome time. It was a free event that we thought we would take advantage of but of course as with all things... NOTHING is free! It was free to get in but not free to park, drink water, eat and play on the GIANT bounce houses and slides that you can see from the road. In all we spent close to 100 to enjoy our freedom, :0). It was a blast and well worth it to see the bands and talk to one of them and to see our littles have a blast with all of the activities.

I was personally siked about listening to Tenth Avenue North who I just recently have become familiar with, they are very encouraging. After we listened to them we ran into the autograph table and asked them if they were going to be there and sure enough in 10 minutes, so we waited. It was very cool when they arrived. Now I have to kind of remind myself that these guys are just normal people who God has placed in the industry of music to spread the gospel and encourage His flock. Rick and I were able to snatch a moment or two with Mike the lead singer and Scott the bass guitarist. They were so laid back and very personable. At the end that humored us by allowing us to grab a memory shot of our meeting.

Later in the evening we were able to listen to Shane and Shane and The David Crowder Band which was such a blessing. I loved being in the presence of the Lord worshiping Him with my family and with so many other beleivers and non believers, I prayed that God would send His Spirit on those who didn't know Him last night.

I love music and around here the radio is usually on. I find it encouraging and very motivating as I go about my calling as a homekeeper and mother.

The boys waiting anxiously in line.
Jason the drummer.

Mike the lead singer.

Jeff the electric guitarist.

The family with Tenth Avenue North.

The fun "monster slide" that they did at least 10 times in a row!!
Superman on his first rock climbing experience.

Shane and...


Butterfly enjoying a little bounce house with a friend that she later poked in the eye upsetting her mother, I apologized 4 time.

The coolest and biggest slide ever!! Or so they said :0)

The amazing David Crowder Band.

Tenth Avenue North gave a little message before their Love is Here song that I found very encouraging and relative in the moment as we were extremely dehydrated and so thirsty! It made me think about how we become so spiritually thirsty when we deny it the Living Water.

JOYfully in Him,
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Anonymous said...

Hey Kelli,
I love all those group too! Those are great pictures! Glad you and your fam had a good time! Wish I would have been there! Hope you are having a good week end. We starting school July 7. Are you breaking for the summer?

In Christ Alone,

Tracy said...

We like Shane & Shane... went to the Bebo Norman Concert last year and they opened for him! They were great. The song writer Shane is maried to Bethany Dillion, another fabulous Christian artist!

~Java Mama~ said...

Cool, I had no idea Shane was marriad to Bethany Dillion!! Thanks for the infor and for the comment!

JOYfully in Him,

Anonymous said...

Thank you for these band recs~I am looking to expand my collection of Christian CD's! We are presently at a similar place in faith, and your blog was a great encouragement! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

Julie said...

Sounds like you had a great time with your family! I LOVE to listen to Christian music and am sad that I have never attended a concert. Maybe soon! This was great to see the pictures and your excitement! what a fun family activity!

Have a wonderful week, Kelli!


crystal said...

What a blessing for your family! I have attended a couple of concerts for hometown Christian bands and loved both of them. Glad you all had a good time...the slide looks like a