life lessons

As I write this entry my heart is heavy. Heavy. I know it has been well over a week after the world learned about the devastating accident that occurred in the life of the Chapman family, but I can not bring myself to write another blog entry without first writing about what happened to our dear family in Christ- the Chapman family.

(For those of you who might be a little late on the news (no pun intended) Grammy Award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman, lost his just-turned-5, adoptive daughter, Maria Sue Chapman, to a tragic car accident last week. To read more on the accident click here, here, or here. To visit Steven Curtis Chapman’s site click here. To visit the page written in memorial of Maria Sue Chapman click here.) 

 

Steven and family,

Chances are you may never read this, but in case you do, know that you have my deepest sympathies and condolences and I share and carry your pain and grief with you.

A little after I heard about the news, I decided to pull up my iTunes and listen to your album Declaration. As I came to the song God is God and began listening intently to it I began to weep as my heart filled with sadness, once more. Yet, as the song came alive in my head the answer to the question I had been asking all along came to me. The answer to the why? Why so early? Why the pain? Why so young? Why her brother? Why did God allow it? Why to this family? Why to the righteous? The answers to these questions did not come, but this became clear to me= although we may never know the answer to the why we do know one thing— God is God. He knows why it happened and He’s aware of your pain. Remember that He has full control of the situation. Can we even take a breath without God giving it to us?

In Christ, 

Pablo

PS Dear friends, please take heart and remember life is short, don’t take it for granted.

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Come out to Calvary Christian Center on Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 7pm and join us and Trent Cory in this Live Recording for his new album entitled “Freedom Is”. Guests will include Grammy Award winning producer Aaron Lindsey and Ricardo Sanchez.

Also check out this link from the be:good foundation.

Click on the link below for maps and directions from Google. Google

 
Come out to Calvary Christian Center on Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 7pm and join us and Trent Cory in this Live Recording for his new album entitled “Freedom Is”.

Guest musicians will include:

Organ/Aux Keys- Derrieux Edgecombe– has played with Bishop Eddie L. Long, Donnie McClurkin, Kurt Carr, Jonathan Butler, and many others

Drums- Calvin Rodgers– has played for Fred Hammond, Martha Munizzi, R. Kelly, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Smokie Norful, Mary Mary, Hezekiah Walker, Byron Cage, John P. Kee, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Richard Smallwood, Vicki Yohe, The Clark Sisters, Donald Lawrence, Marvin Sapp, The Singletons and just about anyone else in gospel music

Bass- Darrell Freeman– has played for Donnie McClurkin, Kim Burrell, Myron Butler & Levi, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Yolanda Adams, Darwin Hobbs, Alvin Slaughter, Bishop Eddie L. Long, and many more

Guitar- Akil Thompson (sorry couldn’t find a link)- has played for Martha Munizzi, Mandisa, and many more

From our own, musicians will include:

Aux Keys- Jon Carey

Guitar- Matthew Fehrmann

And of Course Trent Cory himself and his wife Keisha Cory.

Also check out this link from the be:good foundation.

Click on the link below for maps and directions from Google.

Google

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Come out to Calvary Christian Center on Friday, May 16, 2008 @ 7pm and join us and Trent Cory in this Live Recording for his new album entitled “Freedom Is”. 

The album is being produced by Grammy-Award winning producer Aaron Lindsey. Aaron has produced for music artists such as “Israel & New Breed”, CeCe Winans, Israel Houghton, Mary Alessi, Marvin Sapp, Micah Stampley, Lakewood Church (featuring the Houston Symphony Orchestra), Dewayne Woods and new artists Dayna Caddell and Daphne Rice (sorry found no link for her).

Guest Artist will be Ricardo Sanchez. Ricardo is the worship leader at Free Chapel Worship Center (pastored by Jentezen Franklin). He has performed with artist such as, Israel and New Breed, Darlene Zschech, Martha Munizzi, Mac Powell, Salvador, New Song, Jaci Velasquez, and many more.

Also check out this link from the be:good foundation.

 
Click on the link below for maps and directions from Google.

Google

 

Click on the link below. (sorry I tried to post the video, but wordpress doesn’t allow yet)

“Freedom Is” Live Recording with Trent Cory and Aaron Lindsey

calvary christian center
Friday, May 16, 2008 at 7pm

Click on the link below for maps and directions from Google.

Google

 

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not, anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see – or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read

— Alice Walker

Just wanted to take time to remind everyone to remember to thank their mothers in this very special day. For many of us, if it weren’t for our moms we wouldn’t be where we are today without them. Love them, respect them, pray for them. Remember, they are a blessing and they are there for a purpose. Thank you, Mom.

For those of you out there that don’t have any moms, take time to thank God today because He takes the place of a mother (and everything else) in everyone’s life. He makes the red roses seem more beautiful, life much sweeter, people more pleasant, and well, just about everything is better with God. Remember, God has a purpose for everything in your life… even those things that you don’t like. And if it weren’t for Him where would you be? 

Due to the demand for the words to “No Air”, I am posting the lyrics to “No Air”.
Here it is. enjoy.

 

“No Air”
by: Jordin Sparks Jordin Sparks
Featuring: Chris Brown Chris Brown

Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air 

(Verse)

If I should die before I wake 
It’s ’cause you took my breath away 
Losing you is like living in a world with no air, Oh

I’m here alone, didn’t wanna leave 
My heart won’t move, it’s incomplete 
Wish there was a way that I can make you understand

But how do you expect me 
To live alone with just me 
‘Cause my world revolves around you 
It’s so hard for me to breathe

(Chorus)

Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air 
Can’t live, can’t breathe with no air 
It’s how I feel whenever you ain’t there 
It’s no air, no air

Got me out here in the water so deep 
Tell me how you gonna be without me 
If you ain’t here, I just can’t breathe

It’s no air, no air

No air, air

No air, air

No air, air

No air, air 

(Verse)

I walked, I ran, I jumped, I flew 
Right off the ground to float to you 
There’s no gravity to hold me down for real

But somehow I’m still alive inside 
You took my breath, but I survived 
I don’t know how, but I don’t even care

So how do you expect me 
to live alone with just me 
‘Cause my world revolves around you 
It’s so hard for me to breathe

(Chorus)

Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air 
Can’t live, can’t breathe with no air 
It’s how I feel whenever you ain’t there 
It’s no air, no air 

Got me out here in the water so deep 
Tell me how you gonna be without me 
If you ain’t here, I just can’t breathe 

It’s no air, no air

No air, air

No air, air

No air, air

No more (Baby)
It’s no air, no air Oh

(Chorus)

Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air 
Can’t live, can’t breathe with no air 
It’s how I feel whenever you ain’t there 
It’s no air, no air

Got me out here in the water so deep

Tell me how you gonna be without me (Can’t be without you baby)

If you ain’t here, I just can’t breathe It’s no air, no air

 No air, air

No air, air

No air, air (So hard, So hard for me to breathe)

(Chorus)

Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air

Can’t live, can’t breathe with no air

It’s how I feel whenever you ain’t there (not there)

It’s no air, no air 

Got me out here in the water so deep 
Tell me how you gonna be without me

If you ain’t here, I just can’t breathe 

No air, air

No air, air

No air, air

No air

 

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