Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Dove Awards!

The 38th Annual Dove Awards are this weekend! I'm so excited to see several of my favorite groups and artist being nominated for the top awards!

My favorite groups are Casting Crowns (Mark Hall lead singer) and MercyMe. Here are the nominees:

Song of the Year
  • "Bless The Broken Road"; Marcus Hummon, Bobby E. Boyd, Jeff Hanna; Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI)
  • "Cry Out To Jesus"; Mac Powell, Tai Anderson, Brad Avery, David Carr, Mark Lee; Consuming Fire Music (ASCAP)
  • "Drifter"; Josh Reedy, Brian Bunn, Erik Miker, Boone Daughdrill; Willow Branch Publishing, DecembeRadio Publishing (BMI)
  • "God’s Still God"; Johnathan Bond; HIS Choice Music, PraiseStreet Music (BMI)
  • "Imagine Me"; Kirk Franklin; Zomba Songs, Inc., Kerrion Publishing, Lilly Mack Music (BMI)
  • "Made To Worship"; Stephan Sharp, Ed Cash, Chris Tomlin; sixsteps Music, Songs (ASCAP), Alletrope Music (BMI), Stephan Sharp Publishing
  • "Me And Jesus"; Adam Agee, Ian Eskelin; Bridge Building (BMI), Starshaped Music (BMI), Wordspring Music, LLC
  • "My Savior My God"; Aaron Shust; Bridge Building, Whitespot Publishing
  • "Nothing Left To Lose"; Mat Kearney; EMI Blackwood Music/ Facade Aside Music (BMI)
  • "Praise You In This Storm"; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms; Club Zoo Music (BMI), SWECS Music (BMI), Word Music, LLC (ASCAP), Banahama Tunes (ASCAP)
Songwriter of the Year
  • Aaron Shust
  • Kirk Franklin
  • Mac Powell
  • Mark Hall
  • Mat Kearney
Male Vocalist of the Year
  • Aaron Shust
  • Chris Tomlin
  • Jeremy Camp
  • Mark Hall
  • Mat Kearney
Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Christy Nockels
  • Krystal Meyers
  • Natalie Grant
  • Nichole Nordeman
  • Rebecca St. James
Group of the Year
  • BarlowGirl
  • Casting Crowns
  • David Crowder*Band
  • Jars of Clay
  • MercyMe
Artist of the Year
  • Casting Crowns
  • Chris Tomlin
  • Jars of Clay
  • Stellar Kart
  • The Crabb Family
  • Third Day
  • TobyMac
New Artist of the Year
  • Aaron Shust
  • Ayiesha Woods
  • DecembeRadio
  • Leeland
  • Pocket Full Of Rocks
Producer of the Year
  • Brown Bannister
  • Ed Cash
  • Ian Eskelin
  • Nathan Nockels
  • Otto Price


He was just a little boy,
on a week's first day.
Wandering home from Sunday School,
and dawdling on the way.
He scuffed his shoes into the grass;
he even found a caterpillar.
He found a fluffy milkweed pod,
and blew out all the "filler."
A bird's nest in a tree overhead,
so wisely placed up so high.
Was just another wonder,
that caught his eager eye.
A neighbor watched his zig zag course,
and hailed him from the lawn;
Asked him where he'd been that day
and what was going on.
"I've been to Bible School ,"
he said and turned a piece of sod.
He picked up a wiggly worm replying,
"I've learned a lot about God."
"M'm very fine way," the neighbor said,
"for a boy to spend his time."
"If you'll tell me where God is,
I'll give you a brand new dime."
Quick as a flash the answer came!
Nor was his accent faint.
"I'll give you a dollar, Mister,
if you can tell me where God ain't." :)
Author Unknown-

In our Prayers. . .Virginia Tech

Our hearts and prayers go out to the 32 people who were killed at Virginia Tech on Monday. It's a time of healing for many. I cannot even imagine going through something like that. I can only hope and pray that the families have God in their life to help them get through all of this.

May God be with them all....

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Email Joke

A couple from Minneapolis decided to go to Florida to thaw out during one particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the very same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules.

So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day. The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an e-mail to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her e-mail address, and without realizing his error, he sent the e-mail.

Meanwhile.....somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband's funeral. He was a minister of many years who was called home to glory following a sudden heart attack. The widow decided to check her e-mail, expecting messages from relatives and friends.

After reading the first message, she fainted. The widow's son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:

To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I've Arrived
Date: 16 May 2003

I know you're surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send e-mails to your loved ones. I've just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was. P.S. Sure is hot down here!