Hello Mornings Meetup
One of the sweetest moments of 2011, for me, was in October at the Relevant blog conference where we had a Hello Mornings meet up. It was such a sweet time of fellowship with some of the women we’ve been sharing our mornings with for the past year.
To make it even sweeter, Christa Wells and Nicole Witt led worship for us. I don’t actually think it’s natural for musicians to wake up and operate at 6:30am, so it meant quite a bit to me that they defied nature to be there.
Image of God
One song we sang, was called Image of God. We’d learned it the night before at a concert Christa and Nicole did for all of the Relevant attendees.
“We come in pieces We come in fragments We come discolored To the foot of the cross Our Maker sees us All that we have been Bonds us together The image of God”
It was powerful to sing that song with women who had met only days before, yet had “known” one another all year long. It was a testimony of how God beautifully weaves lives together for His glory. Such a sweet moment.
What Was That About A Twin?
At Relevant, Christa (left) and I (center) decided we are long lost twins of different ethnicities.
Upon returning home, my daughter even glanced at this picture and asked where I got the bird necklace!
(If you squint really hard, you can see the resemblance. Also pictured: Emily.)
A Giveaway and a Word From Christa
Christa and Nicole have recently released a new album called Image of God. Today Christa is taking the time to share a little about her new project with us.
The greatest compliment I’ve ever received with regard to my music was that while listening to my music, a young woman finds herself worshiping. That absolutely floored me, because, well, I didn’t think I write “worship music.”
While I deeply appreciate music written for corporate worshipâ€”I’m a sucker for simple refrains, ancient hymns, and new hymns that sound ancient by writers like Stuart Townsend and Keith Gettyâ€”when I sit down to write, it just seems another kind of music comes outâ€¦
But apparently, believers can worship anywhere? Even while listening to non-sacred music? Shockingâ€¦
So this is new territory for meâ€¦
The title track, “Image of God” was birthed through email conversation between Ann Voskamp, Nicole Witt and me as we prepared to host a retreat called “In the Image of the Maker” last summer.It was a natural outpouring of our hearts as we meditated on what it means to be made in the image of the holy, creative God. (Ann’s name is not on the song, by her choice, but she had much to do with the direction and sections of the lyric.)
All five tracks were written to reflect the truths God has been working out in each of our hearts, in a way that is also sonically true to the two of usâ€¦simple piano and violin arrangements and vocal harmony with a touch of cello and percussion.
Our hope is that these songs, too, will lead someoneâ€”you?â€”to worshipâ€¦that they will point to our need for a Rescuer and lead us to the Savior God who “steals me from the night, leads me into Love and Lightâ€¦”
Enter The Giveaway
(Be sure to check out the rest of her music too. She’s on constant repeat around my house. Her combination of thought provoking lyrics and excellent music is inspiring.)Leave a Comment