I didn’t get to hear a lot from Jason Grey at the conference due to limited time, but I liked what I did hear. They did teach me something new as an intro to the second song. The name of God “YHWH” represents the “breath sounds” of the Hebrew language. So, what if the name of God is represented by our very breathing? Make sure to check out “The Sound of Our Breathing.” I love a musical artist who also makes me think!

About Jasob Grey: Jason Gray has emerged as a songwriter of extraordinary depth, with a noteworthy ability to convey deep theological truths in engaging three-and-a-half minute songs. The Minnesota native is steadily drawing legions of fans who recognize his ability to connect with listeners on an emotional level, offering not escape or distraction, but healing and hope. His 2012 release, “A Way To See In The Dark”, was named Album of the Year by critics and garnered three top-five radio singles, including Nothing is Wasted, which hit #1 for nine weeks.

The title of Jason Gray’s newest Centricity Music release, “Love Will Have the Final Word”, speaks of decisiveness and closure. It’s a statement of confidence and determination. And it’s true: we live in the assurance that through all of our ups and downs, the ultimate victory has been won for us, and Love has spoken.

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It’s a great night for music at the Kidmin Conference (though most nights are, so that isn’t a real surprise). Next up on the playlist was the band Unspoken. I was moved and inspired by their song “Lift My Life Up.” And their final song, “Who Are You” is such a great message of hope in the grace of God. I guess it’s a good thing I stocked up on iTunes gifts cards!

 

About Unspoken: Unspoken is a multi-cultural band comprised of four members: Chad Mattson (lead singer), Jon Lowry (bass) both from Maine, Mike Gomez (electric guitar) from the Dominican Republic, and Ariel Munoz (drums) from Puerto Rico.

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Lindsay McCaul was another artist I was introduced to at this year’s Kidmin Conference. She only performed two songs, but were top notched. Her song “One More Step” is a beautiful recounting of an earthly father’s encouragement and love.

I’ve already purchased and downloaded it, and I encourage you to get the album too. Here is the iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/one-more-step/id902720160

 

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Often the kid with the worst parents needs you the most.

What does hope really look like?

Isaiah 30:15 “In repentance and rest is your salvation, but you would have none of it.”

We need to give God our expectations.

God will never be handcuffed by your failures or unleashed by your successes.

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God has a heart for imperfect families.

A New Generation of Families

60% say if you consider yourself a family, you are a family.

Be like-able

If you are going to lead this conversation at your church. It will help you if people like you.

  • Leverage social media to be likeable by being a person not just a billboard.
  • Am I showing others grace

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Workshop Description:

In this session, discover what every kid needs in order to grow spiritually. Understanding the “big picture” of a kid’s world, and how everything in it can either enhance or thwart spiritual growth. Be challenged to go beyond the lesson, and become a significant person in the kids’ lives.

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Greg is an awesome guy, and it was great to hear him speak from the “big stage.”

Who loves superheroes?

What superhero would you be?

What superpower would you have?

We are not superheroes, but we are still in a battle. We are in a battle against evil spirits and mighty powers in this dark world. When we are in ministry, the battle becomes more intense and the target on us becomes bigger from the enemy.

We cannot surge ahead if we get knocked down or taken out of the battle. We are in a battle for the hearts and souls for the most vulnerable people on the face of the earth. We have to make sure we can stay in the battle.

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