Monday, February 29, 2016

Having Church with 11th Hour - Concert Recap

With 11th Hour's new release What a Moment, it's evident that this group is just getting better and better. I'm glad they made a stop in Arkansas just a couple of weeks ago for an afternoon concert. It had been more than a year since I'd had the chance to see them.

11th Hour - Jaquita Lindsey, Amber Eppinette and Grant Gibson
It was good to hear them stage so many songs from What a Moment. To me, one of the marks of a really great project is when groups will sing many of the songs during their concerts and not just the new single. However, the thing that most stood out to me that afternoon was how they let the Spirit guide the service. The group was very attentive to how the Lord was leading and working and adjusted the service and their songs according.

The afternoon started with Jaquita singing "Bound" from their latest release. I liked the choice to start with this song. It is definitely one of my favorites from the project. Then Grant was featured on "He's Alive and So Am I" also from What a Moment. Amber sang "Jesus Is in the House" next, which was the group's first #1 song. I liked how you really got to hear from each group member on the first three songs of the afternoon.

Then, they sang "Can You Burn." I'll be honest, this wasn't a song that really stuck out to me, but really enjoyed seeing and hearing it live. Then, Amber sang "How Will You Plead." I love this song! Always good to hear Amber sing this one!

Jaquita then sang a song that she wrote entitled "I Trust." She does such an incredible job on this song! She is not only a talented vocalist but also writer. Grant then started "Nothing But the Blood" a cappella, which led into "Bloodline." This is another favorite 11th Hour song.

At that point Grant said they were supposed to take a break, but he could sense the Spirit moving and that he felt that they needed to keep going. He then started "He'll Roll You Over the Tide." You could definitely see church break out at that point. They kept singing pretty much continuously from 11th Hours to classic Southern Gospel to some praise and worship. It was incredible to see how the afternoon unfolded with people coming to the altar and surrendering to God's leading. The rest of the afternoon included -

  • "I Still Trust You"
  • "When God Shows Up"
  • "The Potter Knows the Clay"
  • "Adam's Fall"
  • "Holy Spirit"
  • "Take Me to the King"
  • "In the Presence of the King"
  • "He Sees What We Don't" - My favorite 11th Hour song, and the perfect song to close such a great service with!
Amber made the statement that in order for us to stand like we're supposed to, we have to learn how to kneel. We have to take away our pride and die to self to draw closer to Him. When the altars opened, you could feel the Spirit moving and knew that God was working in lives around that building. We had an incredible afternoon of worship. It was amazing to see how this group was so perceptive and just surrendered the service to the Spirit's leading.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

In Case You Missed It - News and Tidbits - February 27

Here are some news and tidbit items from this week in Southern Gospel -
  • Buck Rambo passed away on Sunday, Feb. 21. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. tomorrow in Franklin, Tennessee. The funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. also in Franklin.
  • Ira Smith who sang with the Dixie Echoes and Blackwood Brothers passed away on Thursday. He was 77. Please keep his family in your prayers.
  • Voting for the Singing News Fan Awards for subscribers is now open. Click here to vote. 
  • John Rulapaugh has announced the Family, Fun and Freedom Fest, a new gospel music event. It will take place Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 at Grace Baptist Church in Seymour, Tennessee featuring Freedom Quartet, the Supernals and more.
Anything I've missed?

Friday, February 26, 2016

Fun Clip Friday - Triumphant Quartet and Tim Lovelace

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has had a good week!

This week Triumphant Quartet posted a video from their bus with Tim Lovelace. Triumphant Quartet, the Collingsworth Family and Tim Lovelace have done a few dates together on the Family and Friends tour. Tim Lovelace apparently has been riding with Triumphant, because the quartet posted this on Facebook this week. They had an impromptu acoustic session with the guys singing and Tim and GW Southard on guitars. Enjoy for today's Fun Clip Friday!

"Acoustic Bus session" #6~Life's Railway to Heaven~Triumphant w/ Tim Lovelace.Take a listen & "share" with your friends!
Posted by Triumphant Quartet on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Jim Brady Trio Concert Recap - Wynne, Arkansas

It was no big surprise to me when the Jim Brady trio was named the top new trio at the Singing News Fan Awards. This group hit the ground running last year and never looked back. They even had the #1 song in Southern Gospel radio for 2015. I had the chance to see the trio at Gerald Wolfe’s Gospel Music Hymn Sing last fall. However, I didn’t get a chance to really hear the group, so when they came to Wynne, Arkansas earlier this month, I knew I had to be there!

In 2014, I attended Something Beautiful with my mom. It was a women’s conference that Melissa hosted and featured Melissa and Jim singing together. I hadn’t really heard Melissa sing before but was so impressed with the incredible talent she has! It was evident from that event how great Melissa and Jim sounded together. I’m glad to see them getting to sing together full-time now.

They sang plenty of songs from Jim’s days with the Booth Brothers along songs from their A New Chapter project that was released last year.

Here’s a list of what they sang -

  • “He Saved Me”
    Tim Parton, Melissa Brady and Jim Brady
  • “Steppin’ Out in Faith” - Melissa said after the concert that this song really defined their ministry and their year last year taking the step to start this new ministry. It was a song that she and Jim wrote together going through the faith chapter of Hebrews and all those heroes of the faith.
  • “I'm Free”
  • “In My Heart There Rings a Melody” - This featured Tim on the keyboard. This was really my first chance to see and hear Tim. I was definitely impressed!
  • “I Have an Anchor”
  • “Keep on the Firing Line” - It was good to hear them sing this old hymn!
  • “God’s Been Good” - This one featured Tim on a song from his Legacy Five days.
  • “The Love of God” - This was definitely a highlight of the night!!!! I love their version of this song! Melissa shared the story of her grandmother and how she didn’t come to know Christ until late in life. She stayed with her grandmother every chance she had when she was younger. They had such a special relationship, but her grandmother didn’t know Jesus and didn’t want a relationship with him. As a child she didn’t understand why her grandmother didn’t want any part of being a Christian. She prayed and prayed and as she got older and started traveling she asked people to pray for her grandmother. Her grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer but still refused to acknowledge her need for a Savior. Thankfully not long before she passed away, she decided that she was ready to be saved. Melissa said that it was such a reminder of God’s love in answering her prayer and loving her grandmother to give her another chance to receive Him as Savior
  • “You Can Depend on Jesus”
  • “Unforgettable” - With it being so close to Valentine’s Day, Jim and Melissa sang this old love song from a project that they did for Jim’s parents’ anniversary several years ago. This was such a precious moment. There’s something so sweet about seeing a husband and wife sing together.
  • “Just a Little While” - Tim played this one.
  • “Lord’s Prayer/ Moonlight Sonata” - Tim also played these two pieces today. It was beautiful. He’s such an incredible piano player!
  • “How Great Thou Art” - They led the congregation with this one.
  • “All Over the World”
  • “Half That’s Never Been Told”
  • “Every Cry Is Heard” - Love hearing Jim sing this song!!
Don't miss your chance to hear this trio if they come to your area! 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Buck Rambo Passes Away

Prayers go out tonight to the family of Buck Rambo who passed away earlier today. He was 84 years old. He battled stage IV bone cancer and prostate cancer.

Buck traveled and sang gospel music for many years with a career spanning more than six decades. He had numerous Grammy and Dove Award nominations. He was a founding father of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He was also one of the first board members for the Gospel Music Association.

He is survived by his wife Mae, daughter Reba and son-in-law Dony McGuire and several grandchildren. Granddaughter Destiny Rambo McGuire tweeted, ""King of the Cowboys" has taken his long awaited ride into the sunset.. I'm in tatters but so grateful he got to 'go kiss Jesus.'"

Gospel singers paid tribute on social media last night as they heard of his passing -

Susan Whisnant - "I'm so sorry to hear about Buck Rambo passing away!!! Heaven is getting sweeter!!"

Mark Trammell - "Saddened at the news of the passing of one of my heroes. Buck Rambo is in the arms of Jesus. Please be in prayer for Mae Kutz Rambo and all of Bucks family in the coming days."

Pat Barker - "What an honor it was to know this man. A true gentleman. Gospel music lost a true pioneer."

Kelly Nelon Clark - "Our dear friend Buck Rambo made his journey to Heaven tonight. My daddy loved him so much along with us. Please pray for our dear friends Mae, Reba, Dony, Destiny and Israel and all the family. Buck tell my daddy I love him! I bet he sure is glad to see you!"

I'll update when arrangements have been made.

For more on the career and life of Buck Rambo, visit here.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

In Case You Missed It - News and Tidbits - February 20

Here are some news and tidbit items from this week in gospel music (updated Feb. 21) -

  • Prayers requested for Ed O'Neal who was not feeling well during a photo shoot on Friday. He was taken to an urgent care clinic and then a hospital where they identified an infection. He was immediately put on antibiotics. They also helped control his blood pressure and lower his fever. For more info, watch the Dixie Melody Boys Facebook page
  • Pray for Lisa Williamson as she recovers from an emergency appendectomy she had this weekend.
  • Karen Peck and New River and Jason Crabb attended the Grammys this week in LA. Both were nominated this year for Roots Gospel Album and Contemporary Christian album respectively.
  • Prayers requested for the family of Scott Spangler who passed away this week. He sang baritone for Naomi & the Segos for many years. His funeral will be held in Bristol, Tennessee on Monday.

Anything I've missed?

Friday, February 19, 2016

Fun Clip Friday - Collingsworth Family

Happy Friday! Here's a clip from a recent Collingsworth Family concert for today's Fun Clip Friday. It's always fun to see the younger generations take the stage with their parents and/or siblings.

In this case, little Emma Blair takes the stage with her mom and has some fun on "Show a Little Bit of Love and Kindness." She was happy to be with her mom on this song! Enjoy!

Starting the young'uns off on-stage kinda young. This is priceless
Posted by Tim Duffie on Saturday, February 13, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Undivided - Master's Voice - CD Review

I saw Master's Voice for the first time last fall in Branson, Missouri at Silver Dollar City. I'll confess I really wasn't familiar with the group before then even though they have been around for a while. This is the first group recording as a quartet with the addition of Jerry Pilgrim in 2015. The current lineup is Ricky Capps (tenor), Justin Morphis (lead), Stan Watson (baritone) and Jerry Pilgrim (bass) with Theron Perry on keys.

The project starts with the toe-tapper "I Can Hardly Wait." This fast tempo song really shows off the blend of the group. "Goodbye to Goodbye" keeps the tempo going with a little bit of soul.

Tenor Ricky Capps sings on "How Long a Lifetime Is." This is a beautiful song that reminds us all of how precious time is here with loved ones. Ricky does an amazing job on this song, which was written by Joseph Habedank and Rachel McCutcheon. The song reminds me a little bit of "While I Still Can," the hit for Devin McGlamery.

One of my favorites is "Lord of Mercy." You can't help but move and sway with the music on this one. It's a great feature for Jerry Pilgrim and a great quartet number! He also sings the verse on "I Know What He Did for Me." The song shows off his vocal range. I really like the harmony part on the second verse. Very nice touch!

"This Same Jesus" is definitely a stand out track. Justin Morphis does an incredible job on this ballad. This is one you definitely need to hit repeat on. Justin has several strong features on this project. I was familiar with him from his days with 11th Hour. I think these are some of his best vocals. "Here I Am Again" and "Send Somebody" are other features for Justin.

Ricky is also featured on "Somebody is Me." It's another great uptempo song with message we all need to be reminded of. So many times we wait on somebody else, when the somebody just needs to be me.

"Ain't It Good" is one of two Rachel McCutcheon cuts on the project. I like that the song has a split feature with Stan on the first verse and Justin on the second. The album closes with "Everything the Blood Touches," which is another standout track. I love the build of the song. Again, the blend of the four guys on the chorus is incredible!

If you've been missing out Master's Voice, pick up this project! You'll discover a great quartet that I have a feeling is on its way up in the industry.

Song List -
1. "I Can Hardly Wait to Fly"
2. "Goodbye to Goodbye"
3. "How Long a Lifetime Is"
4. "Lord of Mercy"
5. "Here I am Again"
6. "I Know What He Did for Me"
7. "Somebody Is Me"
8. "This Same Jesus"
9. "Things God Doesn't Know"
10. "Send Somebody"
11. "Ain't It Good"
12. "Everything the Blood Touches Lives"

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Crabb Family Reunion - Memphis, Tennessee

Last year when I started reflecting on the top moments of the year, it was no contest what my top moment would be - the Crabb Family Reunion. Therefore, this year when the tour made a stop in Memphis, I knew I wanted to be there again. And it did not disappoint!

Instead of a full concert recap, here are some highlights and thoughts about the evening -

  • Mike Bowling and the Bowling sisters got to open both halves of the concert. Hope Bowling sang a version of "How Can It Be" and you just knew we were about to have church.
  • "He'll Make a Way" - Wow, this song is so powerful! Love hearing Terah sing this song.
  • "Don't You Wanna Go" - This song never fails to get the crowd going. One of my favorite songs that Kelly sings. 
  • Adam Crabb can flat out play a harmonica. He was incredible.
  • "Please Come Down to Me" - Aaron stepped out and sang this one by request. I forget the power of these lyrics!
  • It was good to hear Adam featured on the Gaither hit, "Sometimes It Takes a Mountain." Love this song!
  • They did a medley of Andrae Crouch hits that was incredible. The siblings individually are so talented, but I love the harmonies and the blend they have together!
  • Someone requested "Through the Fire" toward the beginning of the second half. Jason made the comment that it was typically the last song. We definitely protested that they shouldn't do that one then! So it was a little bittersweet when they did sing it, but what a song and what a moment - people on their feet across the church with hands lifted worshipping. This song never gets old! Jason nailed it as always!
They only have a few tour dates left this year. If they come to your area, don't miss it!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

In Case You Missed It - News and Tidbits - February 14

Here are some news and tidbits from last week in Southern Gospel -

  • Congratulations to the Nelons and Russ Taff who will both be inducted into the Gospel Hall of Fame in May!
  • Congratulations to Cody and Leah McVey (the Ball Brothers) who welcomed a baby girl on Friday. Eliana Gabriella McVey weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz., and measured 19 1/2 inches long. 
  • Paul Pitts of Global Promotions has joined the SGMA Board of Directors. 
Anything I've missed?

Friday, February 12, 2016

Fun Clip Friday - Tim Parton

Last night I got to see the Jim Brady Trio in full concert for the first time. I had the chance to hear them on the hymn sing tour earlier this year, but this was my first opportunity to see them by themselves singing their own songs.

It was a great night that I will be sure to blog about later. I have to say though I was completely impressed by Tim Parton and his piano playing abilities. I really had not seen him much live before. So for today's Fun Clip Friday, enjoy an older clip of Tim when he played with Legacy Five!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

When Lyrics Speak - Why Should I Worry

I'm a worrier. I'll admit it. I worry over things I shouldn't, things I can't control, things that will never happen. I find my mind drifting into various "what if" scenarios. And fear develops over things that will more than likely never come to be.

Monday morning I found myself worrying over a real situation. I was stressed out and already imaging the worst in my mind. When it came time, the event I was worried about had to be postponed, and I found myself really wishing I could have just gotten over it already. I couldn't believe how much time I spent that morning fretting over it when nothing actually happened that day.

I heard this song and I was reminded that worry is pointless. Why should we worry and fret when God is always right there? What do we really have to fear when God is in control? Why do I worry when He's been faithful time and time again. Just a reminder for all of you but mostly reminding myself again. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

What a Moment - 11th Hour - CD Review

11th Hour celebrated its first #1 song earlier this year and has now released its third album, What a Moment. This is the second project featuring the lineup of Amber Eppinette, Grant Gibson and Jaquita Lindsey. And I have to say this is their best project to date!

Amber is one of the bright young songwriters in the industry. It's no surprise that her name is among the writing credits. Jaquita also has talent as a writer with a cut on this project.

What a Moment starts with "Mountain Moving Faith" that is an uptempo song to get you going. This is the first single off the project. "Look at Me Now" is another one that you'll find yourself tapping your foot along to. These two are great choices to kick off the CD.

I have to say my favorite song on the project is "He Welcomes the Beggar." An incredible song with a great message and reminder that we are nothing without him, just a beggar. Amber sings this one, and it's also one she cowrote. I love the buildup of the song, and the picture it presents.

Jaquita has the feature on "Bound" which is a fun song with a fun play on words. I like that we hear more from her on this project. However, my favorite song of hers is "I Trust," which she wrote. The beautiful ballad is the perfect closer to this project. I love the line - "When I cannot trace His hand, I trust His heart."

"Love Still Holds Our Scars" is another great ballad that Grant sings. It's great to hear him on this song that really showcases what a great voice he has. He also sings the verses on "He's Alive and So Am I" which is a strong Southern Gospel number.

"When God Shows Up" is another great ballad featuring Amber. The soft piano track at the beginning sets the tone perfectly for the song. The song is a powerful reminder of the times when God showed up in your life. With the dynamic writing trio of Lee Black, Kenna Turner West and Dianne Wilkinson, you really can't go wrong!

I know it's only February, but I can already see this project being among the top albums of the year. If you've never heard 11th Hour, you're missing out! Make sure that you don't miss picking up a copy of What a Moment!

Song List -
1. "Mountain Moving Faith"
2. "Look at Me Now"
3. "Love Still Holds Our Scars"
4. "Bound"
5. "He Welcomes the Beggar"
6. "He's Alive and So Am I"
7. "When God Shows Up"
8. "Can You Burn"
9. "Ain't No Bones"
10. "I Trust"

Saturday, February 6, 2016

In Case You Missed It - News and Tidbits - February 6

Here are some news items from this week in gospel music -

  • Congratulations to Amanda and Caleb Cowan of the Sneed Family. They welcomed a new baby boy, Baker McKee Cowan, on February 4. He weighed 6 lbs., 1 oz. Mother and baby are doing fine.
  • Congratulations also to Jordan and Lauren Wilburn (Wilburn and Wilburn). They also welcomed a baby boy this week on Feb. 5. Brayden Allen Wilburn weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz. Mother and baby are doing well.
  • The Ball Brothers announced Matt Davis as the group's new bass singer this week.
  • Boyce Flener, 52, of the Crossmen Quartet passed away on February 2 of pancreatic cancer. His services will be tomorrow in Morgantown, Kentucky. Please keep his family in your prayers.
  • The Bradys from Dothan, Alabama announced their retirement this week. The group has been ministering for more than 25 years. The Bradys offer their heartfelt thanks to the promoters, pastors, music ministers, radio stations,and friends across the country that believed in their ministry and supported or helped them.  
  • Daywind Music Publishing announced the addition of Lee Black to their family of songwriters. 
Anything I've missed?

Friday, February 5, 2016

Fun Clip Friday - On the Couch With Fouch - Gary Casto

Happy Friday to all! Today's Fun Clip Friday post is courtesy of Matthew Fouch. A new month means a new "On the Couch With Fouch" episode. This month it features Gary Casto of Tribute Quartet. Be sure to watch it below!

And be sure to subscribe to Matt Fouch's YouTube channel for new videos and interviews!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Beautiful Ashes - John Bowman - CD Review

John Bowman released Beautiful Ashes in December 2015. This is my first time to hear a full solo project of his. I've seen him on stage with the Isaacs a few times (he's Becky's husband). He's well-known in his own right in gospel and bluegrass circles and after hearing his newest solo release I can see why.

John definitely has a pure country/ bluegrass style that's evident throughout the project. So many of these songs sound just like something you might have heard on country radio several years ago.

The project starts with "Let the Hard Times Roll." His son Levi joins him on this song. The song has a classic country sound. It’s one of the many songs you’ll find yourself tapping your foot to. "When My Travelin' Days Are Over" is definitely one of those as well!

"Ashes" is a great picture of letting go of regrets. It took me several listens to really grasp all the song had to offer. Definitely one that you’ll want to hit repeat on! The song was written by Gaither artist Woody Wright.

“Caiaphas’ Blues” is a great instrumental tune. Bowman actually played a number of instruments himself on the project speaking to his ability as a musician as well as vocalist.

“Sweet River” is a smooth, easy listening song. This song has a strong piano track to contrast most of the songs. Love the simple prayer of the song. Definitely one of my favorites.

Another song with a strong gospel message is “Reach of His Hand.” It’s a great slower song that speaks of how we are always close to Jesus no matter how we may have strayed.

“They’re Holding Up the Ladder” is the song by the Easter brothers. I don’t notice too many differences from that version, but the song really fits John’s voice nicely and is probably the most “bluegrass” sounding song. “Baby Girl” is a close second to in the bluegrass race. It’s a sweet song that speaks to the father/ daughter relationship.

If you’re a fan of bluegrass and classic country, you’ll love this album!

Song List -
1. "Let the Hard Times Roll"
2. "Ashes"
3. "Cold Day in Hell"
4. "Baby Girl"
5. "Caiaphas' Blues"
6. "Sweet River"
7. "He's Your Friend"
8. "Lies the Devil Told Me"
9. "They're Holding Up the Ladder"
10. "Reach of His Hand"
11. "When My Travelin' Days Are Over"

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Ball Brothers Welcome Matt Davis

Yesterday via Facebook, the Ball Brothers announced that Matt Davis will be the group's new bass singer. Here's the full post -

The Ball Brothers welcome 21-year-old Matt Davis as new bass vocalist. Originally from Fairfield, Maine, Matt makes his home in Cleveland, TN, where he graduated from Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Vocal Emphasis. Matt traveled with the "Voices of Lee" for two and a half years. 

Daniel Ball states, "We are thrilled to have Matt join the Ball Brothers. He loves the Lord and has a passion to reach people through music. People will love Matt's wide vocal range and versatility." 

The Ball Brothers have already begun work on a new project with Song Garden Records that will be released this Summer. Help us welcome Matt to the Ball Brothers!

Matt replaces Jon Epley who was recently announced as the new bass singer for the LeFevre Quartet.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Night of Worship - Isaacs Concert Recap

The Isaacs were in Russellville, Arkansas a few weeks ago. It hadn't been that long since I had seen them. They were at the Gaither Christmas Homecoming in mid-December, but it wasn't a full concert by themselves. It was also shortly after Sonya and Jimmy had their new baby. So it was good to see all of the family back together for a full concert!

I arrived at the church about 20 minutes before the concert, and already they had a packed house. Thankfully, there were still a few seats left in the balcony where I quickly made my way. 

The Isaacs
The Isaacs started the night with "Walk On." This is a great concert opener that really gets the crowd going. They then sang "That Is Why I Sing" and then "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," which is always a fun song. 

Sonya talked about the love of God and how hard it is to comprehend. She talked a little bit about the new love in her life, baby Gatlyn Solomon. She said he came a little early just so she wouldn't still be on maternity leave for this concert. The love she has for her children help her understand the love that God has for us just a little better. They then sang "If That Isn't Love." I think their version of this song might be my favorite. Love hearing them sing that song! Sonya then led the congregation in "Oh How I Love Jesus."

Becky then gave her testimony with Crohn's Disease. The doctors told her that there was no cure for what she was going through. She decided to sign up for an experimental program in Nashville, but as of this month she's five years medication free. She was featured on "Waiting in the Water," which has become her testimony song. This is one of my favorites that she has written. It was definitely a highlight of the evening! They picked up the tempo next with "Get on Board." After the introductions, they sang "Why Can't We." I love the message of this song!

Lily then read an excerpt from her book about her mother being saved from the gas chamber line in the concentration camp. She said that her friend may not have known what her actions did that day when she insisted that Lily's mother stay in line with her, but God knew. Becky then sang "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow." And then the family sang "The Lord's Prayer" a cappella. There is nothing better than hearing the Isaacs sing a cappella! They are absolutely incredible!

To start the second half, the Isaacs sang "Four Men Walking Around" and "The Three Bells." Sonya had someone request "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" during intermission, so they sang that one next. Love hearing them sing this song!

They pulled out another Dottie Rambo classic next with "Mama's Teaching Angels How to Sing." Then, they sang "Stand Still." This was definitely the highlight of the night. You could feel the Spirit moving on this song. Becky moved to the other side of the stage because she felt like she needed to sing to someone specifically on that side of the congregation. I love the message of this song. It was just an incredible moment. 

Sonya shared her testimony of the miscarriage she suffered in 2014. She lost her baby girl after carrying it for six months. She said that in that moment she had the decision to really be mad at God, because He can do anything and He could have healed her baby. She instead decided to trust God, knowing how much He loved her. She said when she found out they were expecting, she was so scared. She had a few complications but thankfully she delivered a healthy baby boy on December 8. Through all of this, they began writing songs and drawing closer to God. She said all of these new songs on their project really take you from pain to praise. She said after the loss, she loves the Lord more. She said because He's brought me through more, she has more to be thankful for. They sang one of their newer songs next "I'll Love You More." Beautiful song! 

They ended the night with "It Is Well." Beautiful way to end the service. It's always great to see this family! Be sure to check their schedule and see when they will be near you!