The Beauty of Becoming

By February 13, 2013Videos

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A Night To Remember

If you’ve been reading this blog long, you know I love music.

Hmmm…Love is such an understatement. Let’s say it ranks above air, water and food.

Sunday night one of my favorite singers did a house concert for us. What?! That’s what I thought too when Jenny Simmons (formerly the lead singer of Addison Road) messaged me asking if I’d be interested.

Um…yeah.

My amazing friend Shannon hosted the event in her beautiful home and we were treated to some incredible songs from Jenny’s new album The Becoming as well as some Addison Road hits.

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The best moment of the evening (for me) was actually after the performance had ended.

(That sounds so insulting…maybe I need a proofreader…)

You see my daughter LOVES the song Run and she’d asked Jenny to sing it. Jenny had wrapped up the set and suddenly remembered she didn’t sing it, so she sang it WITH my little girl.

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My sweet girl was in heaven. What little girl doesn’t dream of singing a duet with one of her favorite singers? My eyes may have gotten a tad misty.

Want to know how to get on my “favorite person ever in the whole wide world times infinity plus one” list? Do something amazing for one of my children.

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Jenny’s story was as captivating as her music and I LOVE how she spoke directly to my daughters and their friends and inspired them to pursue Jesus more than fitting in.

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I wish all of you could have been there for the performance. But since that would have been a little crowded, I recorded a video for you. Here is Jenny singing the title track of her new album The Becoming – I’ve had this song on repeat all week. So, so good.

After the destruction
In the wake of every storm
The sun reveals the suffering
And all I’ve known is gone
Well I can take the rising waves
But when I’m washed up on the shore
Feeling just like driftwood
And nothing makes sense anymore

Jesus meet me
Be everything I need
In the waiting
In the in between
Jesus, hold me
And keep me from running
Cause I don’t want to miss
The beauty of becoming

Something new is growing
I can feel it come alive
In the dead of winter
Spring is on the other side

Jesus meet me
Be everything I need
In the waiting
In the in between
Jesus, hold me
Keep me from running
Cause I don’t want to miss
The beauty of becoming

Give me beauty in the ashes of this pain
Give me water in the wasteland, let it rain
As I wonder, in the darkness, be my guide
Oh Creator, oh Redeemer bring new life

And Jesus
Be everything that I need
In the waiting
In the in between
Jesus, hold me
Keep me from running
Cause I don’t want to miss
The beauty of becoming
No, I don’t want to miss
The beauty of becoming

You know a song is good when the lyrics alone make you cry. Wait until you hear her sing it (especially the bridge at 2:53):

(rss and email readers, click here to watch the video.)

Check out Jenny’s blog (she’s hilarious too) and get her new album online or at your local Christian bookstore.

(Now I’m headed back to my speech prep cave. Excited to see some of you at MomHeart this weekend! Can’t wait to be back to regular blogging next week.)

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  • Avatar Dionna says:

    What a fun and memorable experience! So glad you got to partake in that. 🙂

  • Avatar Patti says:

    Yes. Tears. I can’t help but thinking of my friends literally living in ashes a year and a half after our huge fire. And how they wait. And hope.

  • Avatar Heather says:

    what a wonderful, wonderful memory! thank you for these words, just copied & pasted them onto a word document…printed on pretty paper & plan to give them to my son’s teacher today for Vday. She has quite a story of becoming.

  • How exciting!
    I’m a graduate of Baylor and remember back before her solo career and before Addison Road when she was a fellow Baylor student and had the Jenny Chisolm Band. Perhaps I have a soft spot in my heart for her music for this reason. Regardless, I’ve always found her music to be very meaningful. Thanks for sharing the video!

  • excited to hear you at momheart this weekend!