"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Joshua 24:15

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Beautiful Night

Last Sunday night, I was blessed in many ways.

First of all, I attended a Selah concert with a very dear friend (THANK YOU to my hubby for keeping the kids at home!), and heard the most beautiful voices and music live. Their arrangements of old hymns were gorgeous, especially "It Is Well With My Soul," which my hubby sang at his grandmother's funeral last year. And they finished it all off with "You Raise Me Up" and "Amazing Grace." I was in tears several times throughout the concert, but we also had plenty of smiles watching Allan play the piano! You can tell he loves what he is doing!

The second blessing was getting to see a friend who I go all the way back to elementary school with! Jess and I hadn't seen each other in years, but have kept in touch through our blogs, Twitter and Facebook. Didn't even know she and her mom would be at the concert, so it was a beautiful surprise! So good to see you Jess!

And the third, and biggest, blessing of the night was this lady...

Angie (wife of Todd from Selah) is a beautiful woman of God who has blogged her way through the heartbreaking loss of their baby girl Audrey. Bring the Rain has been a place of healing and inspiration for thousands of women and Angie was at the concert to speak about their experience. It was amazing to hear her share in person and cry along with her.

And cry we ALL did as they sang the song Selah wrote just for Audrey, along with a slideshow of the months before and hours after her birth - so powerful...

Angie claims she is not a gifted speaker, but trust me, she had a completely captive audience - crying, laughing (something about a deranged gopher...) and praising the Lord for His faithfulness and comfort - and for the little baby girl they are expecting later this year!

I had the privilege of meeting Angie afterwards and had such fun chatting with her - about our shared love for Seeds and getting to see each other again at Relevant in October!

If you haven't read Audrey's story - or Angie's blog at all, for that matter - I strongly encourage you to head over there now to see God at work in this beautiful family.

It was a beautiful night.


  1. Sounds like a great night! I love reading Bring the Rain!

  2. I'm so glad you had such a great night! I love when there are pictures of you; miss seeing your beautiful face. Oh I miss CP MOPS.

    I got an iTunes gift card from my parents for my bday and I got one of the Seeds songs. The "cast your cares on the Lord..." one. Love it! Will be great for running!

  3. 1. So glad you got to see Selah!! They are WONDERFUL!!
    2. I heard them sing that song a couple of months ago, but they didn't show the slide show. Talk about moving!! It was a beautiful testimony to God's strength in their family.
    3. Hope you have a great rest of your weekend!

  4. I love "You Raise Me Up" by Selah... one of my favorite songs by them. I'm sure their concert was amazing, they have beautiful music!! How neat that you were able to meet Angie. Her story is something that really touches your heart. Sounds like you had a wonderful night!! :)

  5. I LOVE it, Erin!! What a beautiful post!! Yes, it was a night FULL of BLESSINGS! :) We will most definitely have to hang out next time we're near each other!!!!

  6. So glad you had an awesome time and were so blessed! I cry every time I hear that song and watch the slideshow! Yea for seeing "old friends!"

  7. I have an award for you, Erin! http://musicalmama08.blogspot.com/2010/03/some-awards-to-share.html

  8. So, just for the record. I've seen that video so many times and every time it breaks me. So powerful. I love Ang - what a special evening you had.


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