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2016 – Love Riot Tour – Newsboys (Ryan Stevenson)

I have been blessed to be a part of some really great concerts. From Jay-Z to Kanye West in the hip-hop world to Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift in the pop world. I have also experienced the Holy Spirit move in Christian Concerts. There has always been one Christian concert that has always been above and beyond any and that was by Superchick. I absolutely loved that group and i can vividly remember feeling the Holy Spirit moving in me that day. I never thought i would be fortunate to feel that way again…then i was blessed again to be part of the group that was in the Macon Collesium for the Newsboys 2016 – Love Riot Tour.


Ryan Stephenson – Second ACT

Let’s be honest, my family (im sure pretty much everyone in the arena) was waiting for one song and its been a song that has been taking the country by storm.  Eye of the storm comes from Ryan’s 2015 album Fresh Start and since the release of the song, it has reached number one on the Billboard Christian Charts and the Billboard Christian Airplay charts. To put into perspective the power of the song, it is STILL number one on the TOP SONGS list at K-LOVE (10/19016)  and number still number two on the Billbloard Hot Christian charts (as of 10/19/16).  Eye of the storm is one of those song that will not only pull on your heart strings but also lead you to WANTING that conversation with the Holy Spirit.  I have been inspired by this song on good times and I have been uplifted by this song during times of difficulty.  I was singing the song to myself just now to find a line or two from the song that can sum up the feelings the song brings and its been a challenge.  In the end, the ways “I find my peace in Jesus’ name” says it all.  As a Christian living in a place we believe is temporary until we are called, the peace from Jesus is all that we have in this time of uncertainty.  I thank you lord for that.  The album Fresh Start is an album worth listening to with songs life Fresh Start, Mercy Changes Everything, and Not Forgotten giving you quality music with powerful messages.

The set itself was AMAZING!!!!  Some of the loudest moments of the night was during Eye of the Storm.  I turned to my girls and saw them jumping and waving their hands and singing back to Ryan.  Eye of the Storm is just one of those songs that has/is leading so many people to Christ.  We are blessed that the Holy Spirit has inspired Ryan to write such a powerful song.

On a side note, after the concert as we were heading out we saw Ryan trying to gather his stuff and head out.  The girls shouted “Dad’s its Ryan, can we ask for a picture?”  I tried to explain that i am sure he is tired and just trying to get back home but they insisted.  I shamefully asked if he had time for one more pic and he said of course.  With a smile and a few nice words to my daughters, he took a picture with them and made them fans for life.  God Bless You for than Ryan!


You can find my review on Graham Saber here, and The Afters here.  Next up, the main act…NEWSBOYS!!!

2016 Love Riot Tour – Newsboys (Graham Saber)

I have been blessed to be a part of some really great concerts.  From Jay-Z to Kanye West in the hip-hop world to Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift in the pop world.  I have also experienced the Holy Spirit move in Christian Concerts.  There has always been one Christian concert that has always been above and beyond any and that was by Superchick.  I absolutely loved that group and i can vividly remember feeling the Holy Spirit moving in me that day.  I never thought i would be fortunate to feel that way again…then i was blessed again to be part of the group that was in the Macon Collesium for the Newsboys 2016 – Love Riot Tour.

Graham Saber – First ACT

I will not pretend to act like i knew who Graham Saber was BEFORE this concert and judging by the lack of a Wiki page, I am not the only one.  I will tell you that i am a huge fan of his AFTER the concert.  When his name was announced, my kids asked who is that and by the end of the concert, my girls were asking why they haven’t heard about him until tonight and all i can say to that is that is an excellent question.  I am a hip hop person by default and when i heard If Money Didn’t Matter, I already knew i would be a fan of his for life.  Graham’s new album entitled All We Fought For is an album that will be on repeat at work, home, car, gym, etc. for a very long time.  AWFF is a song on that smooth tip that brings home the message of the love of God.  On the track Rollercoaster he drops the line “underachieving like i play for the thunder”, i knew his world play rivals any present hip hop artist.  Graham is an artist that we need to educate the masses about.  His music is second to none and the message is what is needed in today’s world.  My girls favorite song is Here, Now (the drums is absolutely sick).  Thanks Newsboys for introducing Graham to us.  We look forward to hearing more from him.   Do yourself a favor and know him and his songs soon so when he blows up, you can say you were a fan from the beginning.  Put him on the radio K LOVE RADIO!!!

You can find the review on The Afters here.  Next Up – Ryan Stevenson (He was only the second act!), and Newsboys.
God Bless All.  Lets share the talen to Graham Saber

God showing me I am on the right path…

Was not really looking forward to this week. With my teams seasons starting and the beginning of the school year, it’s been one long hectic week. 

I arrived in the morning to my office, turned on my lights and computer, and began focusing on my day and the potential land mines that lay ahead. As I looked down on my desk calendar, I saw two notes that just made me day. 


It’s amazing how just 11 words can change how you feel. I thank you lord for these words and the gentle reminder that though i am tired, I need to always be on my game. I am serving you and I am you ambassador while I am here on earth.  

The storm that didn’t come.

  
Life is full of unexpected events.  No matter how “prepared” you are, life can (and will) throw you a curve ball.  This was the case for me yesterday.  The southern USA was experiencing strong storms with the possibility of tornadoes.  I was nervous going to bed because the forecast called for severe storms to arrive around 1:00 am.  I said a quick prayer asking the lord to bring peace into my life.  It was then that a feeling came into my spirit. It was just in me to now “relax”.  I was no longer worried and it was just placed in my heart that everything will be alright.  In the end, the storms passed and we slept thru the night.  

Keep God close an you will be embolden to not fear anything on this earth.  Be safe everyone and be comforted that our Lord has risen from the dead.