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  • The Gettys Spearhead Call For a Global Hymn Sing. Ed Stetzer writes that Keith and Kristyn Getty are joining with OMF International to promote a “Global Hymn Sing” February 21, to reintroduce the nearly 100-year old hymn “Facing a Task Unfinished”. Our church will be participating. Watch the Gettys speak about the song here.
  • Scenes from an Italian Restaurant. Did you see Billy Joel perform his classic song “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” recently on The Tonight Show?

Matt Redman Quote

Favorite QuotesA great work is to grow yourself. The greatest work is to help grow others. Andy Mineo

Don’t chase accomplishments, people or positions to find your worth. You’re loved as you are by the Father. Chris Tomlin

faceHow come I keep acting surprised when Steph Curry plays like Steph Curry? I watch every game like this……  Trip Lee

Song of the Week

Now I Know by Andy Mineo

This is the latest single and my favorite song from Andy Mineo’s excellent album Uncomfortable. Watch the creative video here.

Here are the lyrics to the song:

Yeah, uh, look
The older I get, the more I realize
Almost everything that I believed
In my life was a lie
It started as a child, first was Santa Claus
Then I believed that a brawl would never come between my dawgs (wrong)
My sister Mary filled me in when I was 7
Told me Hulk Hogan only existed on television (what?)
The Stone Cold Stunner and the Leg Drop?
All scripted, N.W.O and X-Pac? Dang
I used to walk up to them automatic doors
My momma told me that my finger was the power source
So I pointed with my pointer, then pow
It was open, then come to find out she was joking
Had to let it soak in, my mind as a boy
Didn’t wanna believe that McGwire or Barry were on the ‘roids
But uh, when I was young, I thought the world was alright
It’s funny, I even thought that Jesus was white, but yoAndy Mineo

All that glitters ain’t made of gold
It’s the thing you’ve heard a million times before
It took a lot of time, now I realise
Now I know better
It’s better late than never
Now I know

Over the years you get more accustomed to pain
Used to believe my dad when he said he’d come to my games
Even believed my mother was a saint and could do no wrong
And then she sat me down and told me how I was born (shoot)
Mind-blown, but now it all makes sense
Why she didn’t spazz on me when she caught me having sex, uh
I was perplexed but now I get it
I used to think America was finished with racism
How could I miss it?
I’m mad so many people don’t get it
Holding this list of black names but now I’m blacklisted?
Got older, it’s like it got no different
I found out these independent artists isn’t independent
Cause major labels fund them quietly to keep perception
That’s deception in the game
Used to believe I wanted fame
Plus my name written in them lights
Now I know it’s so much greater cause it’s written in the hand of Christ
And I used to say the radio would play what the people wanted
Now I know they playing what’s payin’
Feeling jaded, but somehow I still believe in God
I even thought a college education got me a job, man

All that glitters ain’t made of gold
It’s the things you heard a million times before
It took a lot of time, now I realise
Now I know better
It’s better late than never
Now I know better
Yes I know better
Now I know better
Yes I know better
Now I know better
Yes I know better
Now I know better
Yes I know better
Now I know
Too many times before

Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence – married to my best friend Tammy, a graduate of Covenant Seminary, St. Louis Cardinals fan, formerly a manager at a Fortune 50 organization, and in leadership at my local church. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop, and to use their strengths to their fullest potential. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinder themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony, and Achiever, and my two StandOut strength roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book of the Bible, and Colossians 3:23 and 2 Corinthians 5:21 being my favorite verses. Some of my other favorite books are The Holiness of God and Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul, and Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. I enjoy music in a variety of genres, including modern hymns, Christian hip-hop and classic rock. My book Called to Lead: Living and Leading for Jesus in the Workplace and Tammy’s book Study, Savor and Share Scripture: Becoming What We Behold are available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.

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