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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hillsong - Beautiful Exchange

For a limited time only you can listen to 6 of the brand new songs from the new Hillsong Live album, "A Beautiful Exchange." Song 1: You Song 2: Open My Eyes: Song 3: Forever Reign Song 4: The One Who Saves Song 5: Like Incense - Sometimes By Step Song 6: Greatness of Our God

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Michael Essex and Vision Visits!


On Saturday night we had the honor to have Michael Essex and Vision in our store for a time of fine music and fellowship. This is one amazing group from the area, in and around Grand Rapids. Two members of their group were missing who are both their regular sopranos, and just to show you the amazing talent of those of the group, the altos stepped up the challenge and sang in a different range. Michael Essex and Vision are a group of people who love the Lord and gifted with great voices to praise his name. They honored us with many small samples of their CD and their new album coming out next month! They have such a unique and diverse sound that the many small samples gave a great view of the possible range of music. One way I would describe them would be to say that they have a great energy and life in their music.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Trailer

On December 10th, THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER returns to the magic and wonder of C.S. Lewis' beloved world - via the fantastic Narnian ship, the Dawn Treader. In this new installment of the blockbuster The Chronicles of Narnia motion picture franchise, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie, along with their cousin Eustace and their royal friend King Caspian, find themselves swallowed into a painting and on to the Dawn Treader. As they embark on an incredible adventure of destiny and discovery, they confront obstacles beyond imagination.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Check Out This Awesome New Release!!


Ashmont Hill - Your Masterpiece

“Our Dad instilled in us from the beginning the need to be a church without walls,” says April. People from all walks of life make their homes and peaceably coexist in diverse communities like Ashmont Hill in the inner city of Boston, Massachusetts. “We actually love all types of Christian music,” says Phil Thompson, who formed Ashmont Hill out of Jubilee Christian Church, with sisters April Joy Thompson and Deborah Bullock, along with Deborah’s husband Will Bullock. “We grew up on The Winans and Commissioned, Me and April were BeBe & CeCe growing up.” “But we also grew up on Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant,” echoes April. “And since then . We love listening to Hillsong, Nichole Nordeman, Natalie Grant, Leeland—we love Leeland!”
"Show My Love" is from Ashmont Hill's Your Masterpiece project (released May 25, 2010). This song's chorus says "I am glad cause I let go and give you everything I am to show my love." To me that is a powerful statement that can be divided into three parts. One is "let go". If a person lets go they acknowledge that they can't control life or a situation, and stop trying to. For many this is a scary thought, but here it is a gladly done. Letting go takes a lot of trust. The second part of "give you everything" is the part where we are giving that trust to someone else to take care of. Now I don't know about you but for me this is really hard to do, because I want to do it and be thanked. This situation, sadly, leaves no place for God. The last part "to show my love" drives the issue home. Here trusting is the same as loving. This makes sense, because how can you love someone if you don't trust your heart to them? To quote another song "more of you and less of me, Lord."