We went to church last night (Saturday) at Perimeter so today we drove up to see my parents and hang out with them and Joel and Chelsea, our good friends from the Pittsburgh area, my true home. Joel has an incredible ministry going up there, working to bring an overlooked area and people to restoration.
I was listening to X&Y on the way up for about half a song and decided that since it was Sunday, I'd fill my mind with some good solid Bible thumping music. So I "turned the dial" (pushed a button) to 104.7 The Fish here in Atlanta. Sarah and I tried to figure out who covered God of Wonders cause it sure didn't sound like Mac and Caedmon's. About 3 songs in, "Watch Over Me" came on! I was so excited cause I'd never heard it on the radio before! Primarily because I mainly listen to CDs in the car...regardless, I was thrilled! I turned it up to hear how it translated on the radio waves (if the low end was lost, blah blah blah) and I was pleased with how it sounded.
I really don't ever read the charts or see "how I'm doing", because it takes my focus of why I'm doing what I'm doing and gives me insecure mood swings. I figure that when I stop getting offers to play for people, I'll know it's over, and in the meanwhile, I'll keep doing my best. My Dad keeps me posted on good news anyway! :) He told me today that Watch Over Me and Give Me Words To Speak were Both on this week's 20 the Countdown Magazine and that if Give Me Words stayed on for 2 more weeks, it will have been in the top 20 for a full year! Incredible! Thank you, Jon Rivers! I like people telling me the good news: my skin is too thin for me to sift through all the bad news myself to try to find good stuff (human validation).
Anyhow, I heard Watch Over Me on the Fish Again on the way home...and I heard myself singing those words: "I was broken, every prayer that I had spoken..." and I told Sarah, "What an honor! Those are my thoughts! How cool that radio stations would allow me to address their audience!"
I thank GOD, and I thank YOU for listening and for caring and for supporting me, to give me opportunity to share what God has whispered to me, with you!