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Music News:

  • Live Your Song. Jon Foreman TEDx. In this inspiring performance and talk, Jon Foreman sings “Only Hope,” “Terminal,” and “Dare You to Move.” Between songs he delivers an encouraging message that dares us all to live out the purpose for which we were born.
  • Jesus Muzik. Enjoy this classic video of Lecrae’s song “Jesus Muzik”, featuring Trip Lee. I use the song for my ringtone.
  • New Tedashii Song. Check out Tedashii’s latest single “808”.
  • NBA MVP Steph Curry with Lecrae. Lecrae invited Steph Curry to join him on stage for a performance of “I’m Turnt”.
  • Michael W. Smith Interview. In this two-minute video, Smitty talks about what album he would re-make, given new technology.

Music Quotes:

  • Does everybody’s fire alarm look like this? David Jiffy popCrowder
  • Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. Thank God He can correct vision. Lecrae
  • There in the ground His body lay, Light of the world by darkness slain: Then bursting forth in glorious day Up from the grave He rose again! And as He stands in victory Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me, For I am His and He is mine – Bought with the precious blood of Christ. “In Christ Alone” Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

Song of the Week


Facing a Task Unfinished by Keith and Kristyn Getty


Watch this video to hear Keith and Kristyn Getty tell the story behind this song. Listen to the song here.

Facing a task unfinishedFacing a Task Unfinished
That drives us to our knees
A need that, undiminished
Rebukes our slothful ease
We, who rejoice to know Thee
Renew before Thy throne
The solemn pledge we owe Thee
To go and make Thee known

Where other lords beside Thee
Hold their unhindered sway
Where forces that defied Thee
Defy Thee still today
With none to heed their crying
For life, and love, and light
Unnumbered souls are dying
And pass into the night

We go to all the world
With kingdom hope unfurled
No other name has power to save
But Jesus Christ The Lord

We bear the torch that flaming
Fell from the hands of those
Who gave their lives proclaiming
That Jesus died and rose
Ours is the same commission
The same glad message ours
Fired by the same ambition
To Thee we yield our powers

We go to all the world
With kingdom hope unfurled
No other name has power to save
But Jesus Christ The Lord

O Father who sustained them
O Spirit who inspired
Saviour, whose love constrained them
To toil with zeal untired
From cowardice defend us
From lethargy awake!
Forth on Thine errands send us
To labor for Thy sake

We go to all the world
With kingdom hope unfurled
No other name has power to save
But Jesus Christ The Lord

We go to all the world
His kingdom hope unfurled
No other name has power to save
But Jesus Christ The Lord


Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence ~ married to my best friend for more than 37 years, a St. Louis Cardinals fan, a manager at a Fortune 50 company, a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary, and in leadership at my local church. I enjoy speaking about calling, vocation and work. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop to their fullest potential and to utilize their strengths more fully. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinders themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony and Achiever, and my two StandOut strengths roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book and Colossians 3:23 my favorite verse. Some of my other favorite books are Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper, The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul, The Prodigal Son (originally titled A Tale of Two Sons) by John MacArthur and Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I enjoy Christian hip-hop/rap music, with Lecrae, Trip Lee and Andy Mineo being some of favorite artists.

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