Oct 09 2009

The Adoption Song

K-LOVE listeners Ryan and Lisa Case are one of 4 families that won Mark Schultz!  K-LOVE's Home Delivery brought a personal Mark Schultz concert to their home.  Well, more specifically...their garage:)  So you could share the experience, they created a blog of the evening (with some great pictures).  Here's a letter we got from Lisa Case:  

"We can't thank you enough for this amazing week.  We have talked to so many people about Jesus and so many doors have been opened because of this opportunity.  My husband and I quickly put a blog together today to try to recap this week's events and last nights wonderful concert.  With 100 people on my driveway, we thought this might be a great tool for others to begin to share their experiences from the evening.  It is hard to visualize a concert out of a garage, especially with Mark Schultz, but I think the pictures on the right side of the blog bring it to life.  Just go to MarkSchultzHomeDelivery.blogspot.com. 

If you would share this with Mark and Ruth Anne White from Word, we would so appreciate it.  We just want them to know how their time and talents are continuing to change lives.

Jennifer and Julie, thank you for all of your support last night.  It was truly an added blessing to have you there.  So many of my friends have found K-Love and are beginning to understand what a fabulous ministry it is.  We thought that there would be laughs when you saw the Muppets picture embedded! 

Lisa Williams, thank you for your continuous prayers.  It was God's guest list and as I watched people in my drive way sing "One Life, One Love, One Way Home" I was overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit."

One of the reasons this night was so amazing was because of Lisa Case's story of adoption.  Here's an email we got from K-LOVE's Julie Gabrisch that tells more...

"Lisa and Ryan Chase prepared their lovely home for a driveway concert. The evening was a beautiful, cool Colorado, autumn night and we had concerns that it might be just too cold for a concert outside, but Lisa and Ryan had gone out of their way to create a great backdrop for Mark to sing and Mark didn’t hesitate to rise up to the challenge. Mark was so engaging with the 75+ crowd that stood or sat in the large driveway. His songs were sung so wonderfully even though I am sure he was straining his voice for all to hear him. He teased Jennifer and I because we looked liked “the two old guys on the Muppet show who sat in the balcony making fun of the performers”, which caused us all to roar with laughter. As I am sure everyone who heard or read why Lisa won the contest, she had given her daughter up for adoption, which was an open adoption. Lisa’s beautiful 13 year old daughter Kellie was at the concert with her adopted parents-they sat in the front row. Mark graciously allowed Lisa to perform the song she wrote and composed for her daughter, while she was pregnant. It was beautiful and Lisa is quite talented. Mark then sang “Everything to me.” When he began singing, Kellie got up from her adopted mother’s lap and went and sat with Lisa. As I write this, I am getting tears in my eyes, there wasn’t a dry eye among those 75+ attendees. Even Mark was so moved that he briefly stopped playing. Mark commented a few times, “I will never forget this evening.” I know he was saying what everyone there was thinking. None of us will ever forget last night. I know that Chicago is in for another treat and that God will continue to bless Mark as he performs these intimate gatherings. Mark and Ruthanne, thank you so much for coming the Denver and showing us God’s love."

In case you've never heard of the song "Everything to Me" from Mark Schultz, here's the video with the full story...

 

Oct 09 2009

If you are wise...

If you're reading through the Proverbs with the K-LOVE Morning Show for the month of October, and it's the first time you've ever read Proverbs, you may find some of the verses unclear or odd.  One thing that helps is praying that God reveals Himself to you as you read.  The Holy Spirit will illuminate truth and help you grasp the deeper meaning in the Proverbs.  I'm excited that we're doing this together!  The Proverbs are amazing.  Thanks for checking back here each day!  ~Lisa

Proverbs 9 (New International Version)

 1 Wisdom has built her house;
       she has hewn out its seven pillars.

 2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;
       she has also set her table.

 3 She has sent out her maids, and she calls
       from the highest point of the city.

 4 "Let all who are simple come in here!"
       she says to those who lack judgment.

 5 "Come, eat my food
       and drink the wine I have mixed.

 6 Leave your simple ways and you will live;
       walk in the way of understanding.

 7 "Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult;
       whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse.

 8 Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you;
       rebuke a wise man and he will love you.

 9 Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still;
       teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.

 10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
       and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

 11 For through me your days will be many,
       and years will be added to your life.

 12 If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you;
       if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer."

 13 The woman Folly is loud;
       she is undisciplined and without knowledge.

 14 She sits at the door of her house,
       on a seat at the highest point of the city,

 15 calling out to those who pass by,
       who go straight on their way.

 16 "Let all who are simple come in here!"
       she says to those who lack judgment.

 17 "Stolen water is sweet;
       food eaten in secret is delicious!"

 18 But little do they know that the dead are there,
       that her guests are in the depths of the grave.

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Oct 08 2009

The Marshmallow Test

Precious little people enduring great temptation:) Enjoy:) hugs, Lis

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Oct 08 2009

Nothing you desire compares...

We're reading through the book of Proverbs in the month of October.  (31 days, 31 Proverbs)  Proverbs 8 turns a corner and digs deep into the value of Wisdom in our lives.  As you read, feel free to share your comments on any verse that really stands out to you.  We read your comments every day and are just glad you're on this journey with us!

Proverbs 8 (New International Version)

 1 Does not wisdom call out?
       Does not understanding raise her voice?

 2 On the heights along the way,
       where the paths meet, she takes her stand;

 3 beside the gates leading into the city,
       at the entrances, she cries aloud:

 4 "To you, O men, I call out;
       I raise my voice to all mankind.

 5 You who are simple, gain prudence;
       you who are foolish, gain understanding.

 6 Listen, for I have worthy things to say;
       I open my lips to speak what is right.

 7 My mouth speaks what is true,
       for my lips detest wickedness.

 8 All the words of my mouth are just;
       none of them is crooked or perverse.

 9 To the discerning all of them are right;
       they are faultless to those who have knowledge.

 10 Choose my instruction instead of silver,
       knowledge rather than choice gold,

 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies,
       and nothing you desire can compare with her.

 12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence;
       I possess knowledge and discretion.

 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil;
       I hate pride and arrogance,
       evil behavior and perverse speech.

 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine;
       I have understanding and power.

 15 By me kings reign
       and rulers make laws that are just;

 16 by me princes govern,
       and all nobles who rule on earth.

 17 I love those who love me,
       and those who seek me find me.

 18 With me are riches and honor,
       enduring wealth and prosperity.

 19 My fruit is better than fine gold;
       what I yield surpasses choice silver.

 20 I walk in the way of righteousness,
       along the paths of justice,

 21 bestowing wealth on those who love me
       and making their treasuries full.

 22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works,
       before his deeds of old;

 23 I was appointed from eternity,
       from the beginning, before the world began.

 24 When there were no oceans, I was given birth,
       when there were no springs abounding with water;

 25 before the mountains were settled in place,
       before the hills, I was given birth,

 26 before he made the earth or its fields
       or any of the dust of the world.

 27 I was there when he set the heavens in place,
       when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,

 28 when he established the clouds above
       and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,

 29 when he gave the sea its boundary
       so the waters would not overstep his command,
       and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.

 30 Then I was the craftsman at his side.
       I was filled with delight day after day,
       rejoicing always in his presence,

 31 rejoicing in his whole world
       and delighting in mankind.

 32 "Now then, my sons, listen to me;
       blessed are those who keep my ways.

 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise;
       do not ignore it.

 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me,
       watching daily at my doors,
       waiting at my doorway.

 35 For whoever finds me finds life
       and receives favor from the LORD.

 36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself;
       all who hate me love death."

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