Skillet’s new music video for their current hit Christian radio single “Awake and Alive,” debuted on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s (BGEA) Ransom.tv. The new video was produced by BGEA, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., and is based mostly on a live Skillet performance in Chattanooga, Tenn. with additional footage shot backstage by the band.
Husband and wife John and Korey Cooper are featured in April’s edition of Lifeway’s Parent Life magazine. Their interview and article centers around the parents’ day to day life with raising their 2 kids while on the road most of the year. Check out a portion of the article below.
“The good side is that I get to be with my kids all the time,” says John, Skillet's lead singer/bassist and founding father. “The hard side is that they have an unusual schedule and are in a new place all the time.” But as with any job, when it comes to family life, it has its pros and cons. “In some ways, it’s not as much stability for them. But I don’t have to leave to go to work for 10 hours a day.” Wanting to remain the main influence throughout their kids’ formative years, Korey and John decided to bring education in-house. More ...
Sisters Tricia Baumhardt and Melissa Brock of Superchick share some love with their Compassion International sponsored children in Uganda January 18-29, 2010. The two visited four Compassion Child Development Centers in the southern Kampala area, including Nakulabye, Naguru, Kikonda Village, and Kigungu Fish Landing Site. There they saw and experienced the full range of holistic development taking place with children of all ages from before birth through college graduation. Melissa comments, "Going to Uganda with Compassion really let me see in person how sponsoring a child not only gives them food, water, education and God's love, but it gives hope to the hopeless. It gives them a chance at a future beyond their circumstances. And the people of Uganda showed me what true love for God is in the midst of trials. They were full of joy for their God, and it was evident in their faces. I left with a new joy myself. What a beautiful place, a beautiful people and a beautiful God we have!"
With their debut album, 'Let Love Win' releasing in July, get aquainted with the band while hearing their new song My Help Come From The Lord.
Karis Joy Thiessen,
8lbs 12oz daughter
of Downhere drummer,
Jeremy Thiessen and his lovely wife, Erin
Karis introduced herself last week at 7:47PM
Mom and daughter are doing great and
Jeremy is a very proud papa!
Update from Addison Road
We wanted to give each of you a brief update on our current situation:
Ryan, Anniston, and I are completely taken care of. Moms literally showed up at the shows in Las Vegas and Paso Robles California with their babies own clothes for us to have. Likewise, people have given Ryan and I their brand new jeans, shoes, and other things from around the house and dear friends in Las Vegas brought us shopping to replace everything we needed! Family, friends, and loyal blog readers have stepped in to provide for us financially and we have recovered or have the money to recover every single thing that we lost. So, as for the Simmons family, it feels like Christmas over here! More ...
Because of the amazing Christian radio stations across the country, facebook, and twitter the band has been able to get out our story to thousands and have been blessed with so many donations! This blows our mind. Thank you for trusting us with your money and believing in our ministry.
The story behind BLINK by Australia’s Revive: Teach me to number my days...' (Psalm 39:4 & Psalm 90:12) These are the first lyrics of our new song. We don't want to get too busy living life that we forget what true life is! We've done it and seen it so many times. We put our heads down and work so hard to "do something" with our lives. But we so easily forget important things. First, that this life is temporary and to invest all we have in this life alone is nearsighted and dangerous. And secondly we forget that true, abundant, exciting life is found when we walk hand in hand with our God - daily enjoying and trusting Him. Dave Hanbury, Revive More ...
Award-winning modern worship band Starfield just released its latest studio project, The Saving One. The album features Starfield’s signature energetic worship songs, many reflecting a tone of personal confession. As with previous outings, including 2008’s critically acclaimed I Will Go, Starfield continues to write songs for the church community. More ...
Britt Nicole kicked off 2010 with a two-week missions trip to Uganda in January. She spent the first three days traveling to orphanages with Christian non-profit organization Visiting Orphans. She then teamed up with Exile International, and lived with the children in the Village of Hope for 4 days, working with former child soldiers and children abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army. More ...