I know I am posting a lot of worship songs lately, but sometimes I just need to rest in the Father and praise Him. Right now I am suffering major pregnancy complications, and knowing the Father and Yeshua are by my side is giving me the peace and strength to press on. Enjoy the video, and I will be posting a few more soon!
Tonight I was scrolling through the YouTube videos for a band who I highly respect named the Annie Moses Band. I have heard them perform live and my daughter and I had the opportunity to meet the lead vocalist, Annie, after the concert that night. (She is as gracious face-to-face as she appears in her videos and performances.) So moved by the band's dedication to worship, their close family ties, their homeschooling efforts, and their poignant songs, I now consider this family an inspiration for raising my own little ones for greatness in the kingdom of heaven. The song posted above is part of a program the Annie Moses Band hosts during the summer each year in Tennessee, which is an intensive performing arts program for those wanting to really embrace their artistic gifts called the Fine Arts Summer Academy. Below I am posting my all time favorite song the family has produced, which inspires me to carry on my own legacy for YHVH's glory. I embarked as the first believer in my family, and am determined to leave a legacy of faith behind for generations to come. Let us remember, even in the everyday moments of life-the hardships and the happy times-that it is worth something and YHVH is faithful "to show love to a thousand generations for those who love Him and keep His commandments." (Exodus/Shemot 20:6)
The Annie Moses Band was built by a musical mother and father and their five homeschooled children. The parents poured years of love into giving their babies classical musical training to prepare them for independent arts careers when they came of age. However, as the time neared to venture off onto different paths, the Father revealed His plan for the years of labor that this family invested into a group effort instead: a band that would travel internationally proclaiming the gospel of our Messiah in songs that would tenderly tug at the listener's heartstrings.
I get completely lost in the words of this song (Love's Legacy). I find myself surrendering all my weariness and remembering what it stands for when I see the example of Grandma Annie's efforts in her family passed down to the fourth generation already. May it encourage you mothers today especially.
Add this dynamic duo to your playlists. Does this tOrAhTrEnDy girl have a stellar voice or what? I LOVE LOVE LOVE this song! I hope you do too! Love you gals...have a blessed week!
We live in such an amazing time. Music like this makes me so grateful to the Father that I live and worship Him at this point of His awe inspiring love story. The vocals are just incredible. Enjoy!
For those of you who will not be able to attend the feast in Jerusalem this year, here it is, via livestream! I figured I'd post the link to the International Christian Embassy's livestream spot so if you really want to see some good programming during Sukkot you can tune in! Here ya go: http://us.icej.org/live
Plus, you can sign up for reminder alerts at the bottom of the page. Pretty awesome, wouldn't you say?
(Image courtesy of Messianic Lifestyles Magazine)
At http://www.messianicdirectory.info/Music1.html you can listen to interviews by some of the best Messianic artists around. DannyLee ben Israel, Mason Clover, Mishkanim, Jimmie Black, Natasha Kraus-Reynolds and more give samples of their latest music and are interviewed by Mark David. I found out about an old friend while listening to Mishkanim's interview about Whitwell, TN (will post about that next). So listen up and be blessed!
Happy Yom Teruah everyone! Even where I live, we were able to successfully see the sliver of the new moon. We have started a tradition of blowing party horns when we spot it, so we enjoyed kicking off the feast that way. If you'd like more information on Yom Teruah, here is a great .pdf file on the feast, written by Daniel Rendelmen of Emet Ministries: http://tallitministries.com/PDF/YomTeruah.pdf
And, pictured above, is a Messianic musician who has some serious chops. I am totally asking for his CDs for my birthday! (My birthday will fall on Yeshua's birthday, the 1st day of Sukkot, this year...awesome!) His name is DannyLee ben Israel. Here is the link to his music, then visit around the rest of his site if you like:http://tsiyonbound.blogspot.com/p/yeshua-my-vision.html
Also, here is DannyLee's blog: http://yourtexascashmaster.blogspot.com/
Although it is not technically Rosh Hashana yet (per Yahweh's appointed times), keep this video in reserve for the new year! I just was pumped watching it. Rock on!
If you don't have a local congregation to worship with for this Yom Teruah, here are a few online options to consider:
Yahweh's Restoration Ministry, http://yrm.org/yrmchannel.htm, will host their service via this link at 1:30pm on 9/29/2011, if the moon is sighted in Jerusalem.
You can also go to Michael Rood's website for Yom Teruah live at: http://michaelrood.tv/
Well...this is a fabulous website. (We are so blessed to live at a time when Yah's spirit is pouring out all around us and the talents of many enriching the lives of those who have faith in Yahweh and His Son!)
My daughter absolutely loved logging on the other day and using the online coloring book pages at http://www.kidsforyah.org/
There's more than coloring pages though. There's music, online puzzles, Bible lessons, and crafts too. Very user friendly and 100% safe for your kids to use! So bring them to the site and give them something they can enjoy to Yah's glory! Hope you love it.