Monday, April 23, 2012

Four Of The Last Six!!

Casting Crowns and Matthew West came to town and it. Was. Good!

The best of the best performing, worshiping, preaching, all of it was too much.

I knew I wanted to go as soon as I heard and started dropping hints, subtle ones mind you . Then when I didn't think I was getting heard, more direct hints like " Sweetie, Casting Crowns are coming and I really want to go."

Then it turned kinda ugly and the direct hints shamefully sounded like "I pity you if they come to town and we don't go, you may not want to come that night"  I know, childish, but I REALLY wanted to go!!!

Then the day came, still no tickets, it really wasn't going to happen, we weren't going. I resolved not to get mad, there were more important things in life then not going to a concert EVEN if it was a Casting Crowns concert.

But I was still sending up quiet requests to God, just in case.

Trey called at 4 pm, the concert started at 7pm. He had driven to the box office just in case there were some seats that opened up. AND THERE WERE!! 6. Six opened up, and we were able to get 4 of them!! How crazy is that?!

Happy dance time!!

I knew my man would come through, :) never doubted him for one minute!

 He was a little relieved too, I could tell.

                              Look at how close we were!! The man did good for last minute!!

This made for a great picture taking session

Sold out!

Look! He's smiling! But Keeli, not so much

We were introduced to some new Christian singers we had not heard of before. Like this one Lindsay McCaul. Keeli loves girl singers, and if they sing uplifting safe{ie... no sexual references} songs, then I love them too! I bought the CD for Keeli and stood in line with her so that she could get it autographed by her new favorite singer. That's always a cool experience.  And Lindsay was so sweet and generous with her time with everyone she met. What a great role model!!

Another new group we had never heard of is Royal Tailor. They added a little hip hop, pop flair to the concert. There was even a little rap involved... and it was good. We were impressed.

And then finally Matthew West. He was funny and charming. Once while I was taking his picture it looked like he posed for me! Jackson said "Mom he smiled for you!" Actually I was videoing, so it was not a still shot, but just the same, still cool.

And like father like son, Trey refuses to just smile for a picture. 
                              Always the goof, who loves his wife so much he went out his way to get concert tickets                   that she really really wanted. Love this man!

The cool thing about Casting Crowns is that they just don't stand up there performing for you, they interact the entire time with the audience. You feel like you are at church worshiping together. They are a very humble group, that's just doing their thang. Using their God given talents to serve and glorify God.

But wait, there's more!
While walking around during intermission, we signed up for a drawing to get 2 free passes to the next concert Call to Love coming to town. Well, I got a call at 7:30 the next morning from the local Christian radio station, telling me that I won!!  I had just woken up and was pretty incoherent, and speechless, I never win anything. You know when you enter in a raffle with thousands of other people you never expect to have your name drawn. You do it just in case.

They played my reaction on the radio, and I sounded like a big ol` dork. But I was too excited to care, I won!!!

So many good things, I'm overwhelmed. I can only say Thank-You, to the One from whom all good gifts come from.
He knew this small request to go to a concert would lift my spirits and let me know that He sees me...but not only that, He cares. No request is too small or insignificant for our God. I knew that, but sometimes need to be reminded.

We serve a big and mighty God, what good are you praying for in your life? Whatever it is, keep praying and believe that He hears every whisper. He cares about you no matter how big or insignificant you think the request is.

James 1:17 "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." {NIV version}


Linking up for the first time with :: The Better Mom, A Handful of Heart Monday LinkupMotivation Monday, Soli Deo Gloria


  1. The concert looks Amazing, I can not believe you won!!!! That is awesome, how funny they played your reaction on the radio :)

  2. It was amazing! My husband loves teasing me about how I sounded. They caught me pre-coffee, and my brain wasn't functioning yet:)

  3. Sounds like a really awesome concert.

  4. I love Casting Crowns! I so wish I could have seen them when they were performing in our city a few months time!!

  5. You need to go next time they come to town!!! You won't be sorry, I promise!

  6. Amazing how good our husbands and our God can be to us!! I just listened to Royal Tailor for the first time last weekend and I love them! Welcome to SDG!!

  7. Thanks Jen, I'm thankful to have the opportunity to link up there! What a great community of women.

  8. That is so cool that you won tickets after snatching awesome seats at the last minute to a sold out concert!!!!

    1. Yes, it was!!! I was overwhelmed, and so thankful :) The entire night was a blessing.


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