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Paul “THE MAN” Baloche has a new album which releases April 1st. If you are in the church or in ministry at all and don’t know who Paul is I will be praying for you. The reality is if you have heard ANY song in the church, most likely he either wrote it, co-wrote it, or the author was thinking about how awesome Paul is when they wrote it. So that being said, if you haven’t figured it out yet, Paul is one of the most prolific writers/worship leaders we have out there. What sets him a part is his humility. I have had the pleasure of working with Paul at a worship conference I co-created which was amazing. I saw Paul strip away the “fame” and walk in without pride and just show people how to seek the heart of God.

This same man, with 5 bazillion twitter followers, when he saw there were bad storms in my area sent me messages to see if my family was ok and let us know he was praying for us. Now… why am I prefacing this review with all that? Is it to name drop? Not even in the least… The truth is…I want everybody who reads this to know that Paul is a man who cares about people. He loves the “C”hurch and is a man after God’s heart. It is even more amazing that on top of all that he is a brilliant writer.

I have had no qualms in the past to say that, while I am a huge Baloche fan, I am not big on most of his studio albums. [edit] LET ME CLARIFY: I love everything Paul does, but every time a friend says to me they are not a fan my reply is “you should see him LIVE”. When they do they become a fan. There always seemed to be a disconnect there. – “The same love” was the exception and it was the studio album that that blew the doors off his other ones. IT was SO GOOD, But I craved a live album…I begged Integrity via email, twitter, my reviews and in my brain to make a Live Baloche album. This isn’t meant to sound hyper-spiritual, but somehow the studio stuff seems to sterilize the worship for me. Paul is amazing live because you can hear him leading worship and not just laying down a track. In essence, LIVE puts the “groan” of the holy spirit back into the track for me.

Then the email came to check out the pre-release of the Paul Baloche LIVE album and I was ecstatic. I never blow smoke on reviews, even if I know the person because I think it is important that the church puts out quality stuff. This album is not only amazing, but it is EXACTLY the album I have been waiting for Paul to make. There are new songs, familiar songs, and retakes on hymns. It offers singable corporate worship songs that are well crafted and not drivel. More importantly it offers a worship experience for the listener. This is not just a bunch of tracks mashed together. This is an experience where the listener can feel like they were at this event and be led into worship of the King by one of the best leaders we have in the church today.

I give this a full 5/5 stars and think this a must CD/DVD for every collection, home, and personal worship.
DO NOT PASS THIS ONE UP!

The full Paul Baloche – LIVE CD/DVD song list follows:
1.   Our God Saves
2.   God My Rock
3.   You Lift Us Up
4.   The Same Love
5.   Jesus Be My Savior
6.   Mighty Fortress
7.   My Hope
8.   Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)
9.   Today Is The Day
10. He Is Risen
11. Glorious / Holy Holy Holy

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this CD free from Integrity and Hoganson to review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Ok so the moment we have all been waiting for is here. It is time for the ultimate link love recovery contest.

Why:

Simple. I moved my site from CECWorship recently and noticed that because it was on wordpress.com it came with a share of problems trying to move RSS over. Most of my readers were not using the feedburner feed and I could not transfer them over so I went from 125 readers to 10. Not much community like that. Then on top of all that my technorati rating went down to 0 (yes I am a stat ho and proud of it). So I want to get the community back to where it was quick because I have some great stuff I will be writing about soon.

Rules:

This will be an # entry based contest all plugged into random.org. so that means You get your name in hat once or twice depending on what you do. This is a bloggers contest.

There are 3 tiers if you will.

  • 1 entry if: you change your link on your blogroll, already have changed it, or add my to your blogroll (of course I will add you to mine if it isn’t already.
  • 2 entries if:  you do the above plus subscribe to my new feed
  • Big daddy!: If you do all the above and also do a small (or long) post announcing my sites move and that you like me (ha ha) you automatically get put into a different contest for grand prize only.

So once you have done any of these or already have before contest started post in the comments on this post what tier: 1, 2, big daddy you have accomplished and a link to your site. MAKE SURE YOUR LINK IS ATTACHED TO AN EMAIL SO I CAN CONTACT YOU FOR YOUR ADDRESS.

Prizes!:

Thanks to my friends at Integrity Music I have some amazing giveaways!

for stage 1 and 2: 4 winners will be chosen at random to recieve everything listed below!

Lincoln CD/digital songbook pack (Today is the Day)
Kathryn CD/digital songbook pack (I Belong)
Hillsong (This Is Our God) digital songbook.

For the Big Daddy Prize chosen at random for those in that category only:

Receive all of what the stage 1 and 2 winners get plus….
Joy Whitlock CD (God and A Girl)
Paul Baloche – Music Theory Made Easy DVD

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This contest ends Friday Nov 7th. Winners will be announced Mon Nov 10th

There it is folks…spread the word…yeah there are amazing prizes and fun to be had, but most of all I get to build up the community I had plus get ot meet some new people or have some new reads enriching my life.
Just to let you know also to encourage RSS subscribing. If you thought my old blog was cool it’s about to get way awesomer (yes that is a word today).

If I have missed something or something makes no sense to you and is like in Klingon let me know.

note: if you already get integrity materials (fred mckinnon) feel free to do all the above anyway you just are not in the running for the prizes.

New Videos and an Original

January 9, 2008 — 4 Comments

So a little while back my buddy SnowJunkie covered my song By Your Grace. I was and still am proud and honored to have a guy that good sing one of my songs.

I have been reluctant to post my original version of it because Snowjunk just out rocks me. Here it is folks. Even done on my Parker (just to try to pass him in the cool factor. lol)

By Your Grace: Joel Klampert and Patti Stanton

[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=alUMs2PVQP4]

then I got the urge to do some covers.

like Say so in the last post and…

Open the Eyes of My Heart: Paul Baloche (if any body wants the tab for the way I do it let me know)

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Above All Else: Vicky Beeching

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Well I hope you liked them. hit me up with some feedback and make sure you subscribe to the feed on this site and the Youtube channel.



Processional

Come now is the time – D (Brian Doerksen)
The Wonder of the Cross – Bb (Vicky Beeching) ALT Song

Gloria
We Praise Your Name – D (Klampert’s )

Praise
O Taste and See – A (Brian and Jenn Johnson)
Bless His Name – A (Tony Sanchez)
Beautiful One – A (Tim Hughes)

Gospel
Open the Eyes- E (Paul Baloche)

Offering
Above All Else – D (Vicky Beeching)
See the Way – Bb (Misty Edwards) ALT. Song
Doxology- D

Sanctus
Holy – C (Brenton Brown)

Mystery of Faith
Mystery of Faith 1 – Dm (Klampert)

Communion
O Praise Him – G (David Crowder)
Everything Glorious – A (David Crowder)

Recessional
Say So – C (Israel Houghton)

2007 a year of greatness

January 3, 2008 — 4 Comments

2007 was a fantastic year…

My kids grew older and they were so fun.. They got really into music and all my toys.

We had another baby boy

Our church did some awesome stuff and really developed itself in it’s worship, youth, mens and womens areas.

CECWorship became a place for connecting worship leaders and I was honored to become friends with so many of you.
It also connect people in my own denomination giving us even more resources as a church.

It was a great reading year. I read close to 30 books this year and Had a blast doing it.
2 of the best were:
In a pit with a lion on a snowy day – Mark Batterson
A Dangerous Act of Worship – Mark Laberton
Both are must reads

It was also a killer year for new music
Sara Groves
Radiohead
Steve Fee
Michael Neale
David Crowder Band
Paul Baloche
Vineyard Music
Mute Math

Just to name a few….

Most of all it has been a great year for God..
He has done a great work in me and is constantly honing my gifts for him.

Thanks everybody for making theis blog a crazy success.

2008 is here and CECWorship is gonna knock your socks off!

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