This was the most beautiful view from my room in Sturbridge, Mass the last 2 days. (We're in Portland, Maine tonight!) I had THE SWEETEST time with a bunch of women from all over Southern New England. So sweet, in fact, that I had to throw the set list out the window yesterday when Holy Spirit showed up STRONG and I didn't even want to move. How many times have I prayed or sang or pleaded with God, HAVE YOUR WAY, yet when He answered I only lingered for a few seconds then plowed through with my plan? I've been inviting God to interrupt me at any point, resolute in my heart to pay attention and lean in when He does. I just don't want to miss Him. Jesus is calling us deeper and sometimes it means we have to forego our agenda and quiet our spirits to hear, knowing full well that His purposes are worth far more than the 4 songs I didn't sing or the list that wasn't completed or insert whatever. Let's give Him our yes before we even know the question.
So expectant and pumped for church tonight!! If you're just sitting at home staring at the wall or debating what to watch on Netflix, you can join us online! 😁TheBelonging.co. 7:30 CST.
These women are fierce. I had the chance to run alongside them this weekend in Hershey, PA, and they spoke such life to my soul in the few short moments we had together. How bout Chewbacca Mom straight up prophesied over me at dinner (while I was eating my chicken) about taking off my safety belt and going deeper (and other mind-blowing goodness) and I was like, Wait...who are you again?! And Chrystal preached a message on hiddenness and obedience that cut straight to my heart. So honored to serve a whole arena full of women with them the last 2 days. ❤🔥 @penndelwomen #womenofpurpose #invited2017 #GIANTcenter #chewbaccamom #chrystalevanshurst #womensconference
Spent today @museumofbible with some friends from @christianmusicbroadcasters, and it was delightful. I could have walked around that place for DAYS...reading, experiencing, and taking it all in. The Word of God is so ALIVE!! Come encounter Jesus through Scripture here at MOTB. It is open to the public starting next weekend! #museumofthebible
Christmas tour is coming! Shot some fun video content with these 2 today. Can't wait for Decade the Halls Tour with @tenthavenorth and @zachwilliamsmusic! #DTHtour #KenneththeChristmasYedi
Our farmer and dear friends Todd and Kari Vincent lost their baby girl Vivian in a tragic accident on Friday. She would have been 2 this month. The last time I saw Vivian was late September when our family went out to their farm for a night of worship. They fed us amazing food and we sang and worshipped on their porch while the younger kids played all around us. Sweet little Vivian came in close and watched me sing, mesmerized by the music, never taking her eyes off mine. She eventually crawled up in my lap and sat so still as I sang, just taking it all in. I will never forget that precious moment we shared together. Now Todd and Kari are navigating life from here with their 11 kids and one on the way. They have medical costs and physical needs that we can, as the body of Christ, step up to meet. Please consider donating to help this amazing, Jesus-loving family and lessen their financial burden. Link in profile.
This little nugget hasn't been out with me on a tour bus since she was 8 months old, so it was time to let Frankie come on the road with Momma this weekend. Even though it means less sleep, I love having my sweet and spicy sidekick with me for this leg of tour. We are in Fredricksburg, VA tonight followed by Marion, OH, and Cincinnati and finishing up Sunday in Newport, TN. Come see us!
Today we are in beautiful Hudson, Florida, just north of Tampa for the Beautiful Broken Life Tour with @sheilawalsh1, @danbremnes, the Compassion team and me! 🤗 The last 3 nights have been AMAZING, and if you're anywhere near Tampa, we'd love to have you with us tonight at Word of Life Institute, 7 pm.
Ok guys, I PROMISE this is the last post about Receive Our King...at least until after Thanksgiving! ☺ One of the most special things about making this album was having my 7 year old son, Maverick sing Away in a Manger on the last track. I want my kids to feel like they are part of what I am called to, not that what I do takes me from them. I love that we were able to capture his sweet little voice on my Christmas record, and I am believing that as I sow the truth and love of Jesus into my children, that they will far surpass me and their dad in their impact for the Kingdom of God in Jesus' name! Repost @chrives14 (our amazing sister/nanny/friend)-Guys, I want to honor the people who made this record. I have a rare and distinct privilege of spending my days with them, and from the wellsprings of their hearts this album was born. Christmas albums get made every season, but few have ever made me cry. This one is an exception. From the beginning this album’s purpose was meant to point us to our King. One day in a conversation about the artwork Mere was talking about the back and the circle of greenery being like the crown Jesus wore. She said to me, “that’s really what it’s about, though. He always knew what he was coming to do.” In that moment I knew that this record was breathed from a heart of complete surrender to the king of the world. I am so grateful to be a part of projects like this (in my own way.) Oh, and if you listen to Track 10 and don’t cry I’ll give you a quarter. @meremusic and @jacobsooter I am so excited for and proud of you guys! This album is breathtaking. Love you both! P.S. I’m glad to do BGVs on any bonus tracks you decide to release 😉😂
Every year I look forward to when it’s time to listen to Christmas music. I have several “go-to” albums, the ones that immediately take me back to my Christmases as a little girl as well as the ones that are just fun, meaningful, or nostalgic. When it came time to make my own Christmas album, I wanted to capture the beauty and wonder of Jesus coming to earth as a baby to rescue the world and to create a project that would deepen the listener’s experience of Christmas. My goal was that each moment on this record would be worshipful because that's who I am and who we are all meant to be...worshippers. These songs are for the Church, that's why I love that @loopcommunity has already released tracks as a resource for local churches. I pray that everyone who hears these songs will be drawn into remember, reflect, and respond to the birth of our Savior that truly was the turning point in history. Repost @loopcommunity -Master Tracks are available for @meremusic's new full-length Christmas album, Receive Our King! Download them today on LoopCommunity.com! #meredithandrews #Christmas #Master#Loops #worshipleader #newmusicFriday
With this album releasing yesterday, I want to echo everything @jacobsooter said in honoring the individuals who poured their hearts, time and talent into making this project so special. I also need to let y'all know that my husband is an absolute genius, and everything you hear on this record came from his countless hours creatively exploring these songs. I love that we got to do this together. ❤ Repost @jacobsooter -Mere and I made a Christmas album. It's now available :) 🎄 🎄 🎄 http://smarturl.it/ReceiveOurKingAlbum We wanted to make an album that would become part of family tradition... Mere and I both have records where it's not Xmas until we listen to the ____ record... We hope we've created an atmosphere like that for someone. Now, I'm not saying you need to start listening to Christmas music here before Halloween. But maybe you should go get the album (link below), and set the most intense Calendar reminder to start jamming this record hard core on the Friday after Thanksgiving.... Special thanks to @drewlavyne @ainsliegrosser @lukiefred for the beautiful sonics! Special thanks to @sheetsy for producing some amazing vocals! Special thanks to @theaustindavis@waltonbsmith @hankbentley @caraannfoxand many many others who made this record sound beautiful... Special thanks to @brownbookkat and @itzkrazi for all their support and wisdom.
I could not be more excited to share my new (and first!) Christmas album with you all! This album is truly special to me and something I’ve wanted to make for a while. Click the link in my bio to listen and let me know what you think! It’s never too early for a little Christmas cheer 😊🎄🌟
This was my bed last night...in the back of a suburban. It was the only way to play our show in Lincoln, Nebraska at 7 pm and roll into Grand Haven, Michigan in time for a 9 am start for a women's event @hbcspringlake this morning. This is real life, people. Living on the edge, pretending I'm 22 again. #butimnot #naptime #roadlife #soglamorous Shout out to @grantpittman for coming along on this adventure and to Angie and Kelly, our road warriors who drove 10 hours through the night to get us safely to Michigan!
Love these girls. SO much. #doveawards @verticalworship
Headed to the Doves in my velvet pants and fake eye lashes that I put on myself for the first time in my entire life! 🤗💁🏻Frankie girl wanted in on the picture too...wearing her favorite boots of mine. 😊Excited to hang out with that handsome guy beside me tonight. ❤#doveawards
I am so excited to share this song and lyric video with you guys. Needing You Now came from a raw, honest place. We will inevitably walk through suffering and experience heartache, but our hope comes in knowing that regardless of or circumstances, if we have Jesus, we have everything. Watch the full video here: http://smarturl.it/NeedingYouNow
Colossians 1:10-14 had me shouting in my kitchen this morning. He qualified us to share in HIS INHERITANCE!! 😭🙌🏼💃🏻❤💣
It's not every day I wear my own merch. Actually this was the first day. But I have sung this song over my heart for years and I love Isaiah 40:31 and I really like this shirt so there. 🤗 Also these guys are 💣. #soar
This song is my anthem right now. I may be a little biased because @jacobsooter helped write it, but Faithfulness is absolutely everything my heart is needing to say to the Lord in this moment. So often we have to count the cost, muster the faith, and make the choice to declare the faithfulness of God over disappointment and unmet expectations in our lives. He is faithful in His way, and His ways are far higher and better than mine. It might not always pan out like I'd wanted, but my hope is in a faithful, unfailing God who loves me and is working for my good. There are victories yet to come, they are certain as the rising of the sun. COME ON. Congrats @mattmahermusic on your record, it is absolutely stunning.
Honored to be a part of this project with so many friends. Thankful for this song...it was just what Darren Mulligan @wearemessengersmusic, Tedd T and I needed to write that day. After conversations about walking through pain, all we wanted to do was write a raw, gut-level honest song. So we did. And the vocal you hear was from that very moment captured with all its emotion. Hope it speaks to your heart. ❤#myutmostforhishighest #myutmost #honestworship
For as long as I have been writing music and leading worship, I have made it a personal goal not to take on a celebrity persona. I want to remain accessible to people, making everyone I interact with feel seen and heard. The ground is level at the foot of the cross, and every individual that comes to Jesus is fully known and uniquely loved by Him, regardless of their Instagram following or job or social status, and I want to treat them as such. For me, the deeper, one on one conversations I have with people are so very precious and dear to my heart, that's why I am SO EXCITED to join the ranks of mentors for @worshipcircle this term. Basically I'll be digging deep with some of my favorite people...women worship leaders! I still have a few spots open in my group if you fall into that category and are looking to be mentored and poured into. Just go to worship circle.com/program and join me and a handful of other girls who love the presence of God!
We had the sweetest family weekend, and this was the only picture I managed to get the whole time because we were soaking up life and our moments together. Friday we went down to Summertown where our farmer and his family live and they fed us and we pet all the animals and had a nerf gun war and worshiped on the porch. Saturday we went out to the lake in the morning and ventured to PetSmart in the afternoon to pick up a few additions to our family...3 Platy fish named Death Stroke, Mega Man and Rapunzel. 🤷🏻♀️Today we stayed in our pjs all day, had a big home cooked breakfast, took naps (all 3 kids...say whaaat?!) and went to church. There is so much to be said about REST, and I am finally learning how important it really is. Thankful for time and space with my people. ❤
Smoothie date with my best girl. #francesevangeline #frankiegirl @theurbanjuicer
Happy birthday to my favorite person! 35 will be your best year, babe. So thankful I get to walk this journey alongside you. We love you, @jacobsooter!! ❤🎉🎂