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So it’s Sunday morning and I am stoked about the service..I mean I can’t wait because I think the songs are dead on with what God wants.
Not only that but Im doing I will lift my eyes for offering. What a killer song.

I get woken from my 6 year old Tristan…”Get up daddy”…ok fine…I come out and my wife is sitting on the couch. She says “Joel, I didn’t sleep at all call the hospital and see if we need to go in because I’m getting more frequent contractions.”
Oh my…your kidding ok…AHHHHHH my dad is gonna have to play pastor and worship leader today Cus we are going to the hospital.

8:30 Am – noon.- no change and my wife is gonna kill the doctor because of it.
Noon they give her pitosin to move it along
2:30 it seems to get serious
2:50 is doctor says “you feel like pushing”….my wifes response is basically “Are you kidding of course”
3:17 Baby is born

What a worship service (if anything gives God the glory it’s a new baby) …. My wife is amazing…Our God is awesome and he has graced me with another boy and As Michael Neale says “you amaze me…I am overwhelmed by your great love and mercy”

my boys
Tristan James – 6.5
Collin Michael – 2.5
Gavin Mitchell – 8lbs 10 oz 8 hours old

IONA: 1988-present

Iona is a celtic band straight of of Ireland. They didn’t really have much notoriety untilThe time when Celtic music started becoming mainstream thanks to things like Braveheart and Enya. What sets Iona apart from the likes of Enya, The Coors, Clanaad? This band is a Christian band. They have amazing lyrics and love the Lord.They have the traditional Celtic style music with the pipes and hand drums, but they add a new flair to it. Progressive Rock. Think the technicality of Dream Theater then mix in the vocals of a more powerful Enya and throw in a some Out of the Grey. I Got to see this band only once and it stands out as one of the top 5 shows I have ever been to. Go listen and then buy everything. This band is brilliant. The Vocals are amazing. The guitar work is virtuoso with a mix of the edge and satriani. Tehn add in all of the Irish stuff and it blows your mind.

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