No one can bring out their contagious belly laughs like you can. We adore you, @jacobsooter. Happy Father's Day.
Sure do love these friends. (And that feels like a MASSIVE understatement.) Thankful for the chance to serve together in Camarillo this weekend!
What a day writing with @jonasmyrin, one of the kindest, most welcoming, purest hearts I've come across. Ever. The presence of God was so thick in his home that I basically cried in my coffee the first hour, and while we were writing, a butterfly flew in the room and a hummingbird hovered by the window. Every part of today was a kiss from heaven. Oh, and the song is 🔥 too. ☺
It was such an honor to record #NeedingYouNow with my dear friend @wearemessengersmusic. I hope this song meets you right where you are ❤️ Watch the full video here: http://smarturl.it/NeedingYouNow
Jacob and I were so honored to serve alongside the @freechapeloc team this weekend. I thought the roof might catch fire last night when a room full of people showed up with their loud worship and Pastor @jentezen preached the house down. Love you, Free Chapel OC! Thanks so much for having us!
To all my Southern California friends...this is happening next weekend!! Come join us! 💃🏻
Honored to be a part of the @worshipcircle team. Loved my conversation with @toddfields1 and invite you to listen in! Link in profile.
This sweet little ballerina has my heart. ❤
Today was beautiful. New friends that immediately felt like family and 2 new songs that deeply stir my heart to worship. It's days like this I shake my head and whisper thanks again and again. ❤
Loved celebrating our friends last night with so many people we love in one place! Congrats, Steph and Peyton!! ❤
Two kids and a dream. May 23, 2008. Little did we know what a decade would hold...heck, we didn't know much at all...except that we loved each other and were better together. The last 10 years have been the most challenging, transforming, refining years of my life. So much beauty, so much revelation, plenty of HARD. Moments of bliss and moments of, I'm not sure we're gonna make it. We are not the same people now as the ones you see in these pictures. We have been gutted by grace and rebuilt by mercy. We have witnessed first-hand the bedrock faithfulness and steady promises of a delighted Father at every turn. And I'm just really grateful tonight...sitting on our hotel balcony listening to enthusiastic vacationers singing karaoke to Don't Stop Believing. I love you, @jacobsooter. I choose you...now and always.
Celebrating a decade married to this handsome man. ❤
P A R A D I S E 🏝
Generally speaking, 4 am wake up calls to board 6 am flights is against everything I believe in, but to fly with this guy to Aruba for our 10 year anniversary, I'll make an exception.
This was about an hour before I led worship. Changed clothes, still smell like goat. So worth it. 😳🐐#goatyoga #KLTY #ladiesfirst
Yesterday was so sweet and so memorable for me. I've had the chance to serve at many @worship.leader events over the years, but this one was quite possibly my favorite. We did a stripped down set...Jacob on the Steinway, me with a mic and a couple floor wedges...and introduced 2 new songs in the mix of others I've been singing for years. Being in a room full of people who love the presence of God and come ready to worship is next level, and we encountered God in such a beautiful, tangible way yesterday. I'm not going to soon forget the worship leaders who sang their hearts out with me and the breathtaking moments we had together before the Throne. 📷: @loganjp12
Quick show in Ohio last night. Made it back this morning in time for breakfast at Pinewood Social and fun at Nashville Farmer's Market with my people. These days with them give me so much LIFE. Can't wait for church @thebelongingco tonight!
Loved loved LOVED jumping on this podcast with my new friend, @aprilsmckinney. Search for 20,000 Words and listen in on our honest conversation!
Last night was INSANE. Loved getting to worship with my @thebelongingco family and @gwyoungadults! 🙌🏼🔥
Surprise, kids...we're going to Dollywood!! 💃🏻😁
This woman embodies sweetness and grace. What a joy to serve with @karenkingsbury this weekend!
Basically I want to be like her when I grow up. Lisa Harper, you are FIERCE in the way you run after Jesus, love His Bride, and teach the Word like there ain't no tomorrow. So glad we're friends.
After school treats. 🍨
I know I'm a couple days late but EEEEEEEEP, IT'S HERE!!! I love this woman and what she carries, how she walks in such authority to speak liberating truth over hearts searching for identity. Alex preached a message this week based on her new book (which is obviously a message she's wrestled and walked out for years), and I sat in my chair weeping the ENTIRE TIME. Cannot WAIT to dive into this book by my friend and pastor, @alexseeley. ❤
Seriously, people. I am not exaggerating when I say this is one of the most important books I have EVER read. Pretty sure I need to read it every day for the rest of life. In a culture that so highly elevates and tirelessly chases celebrity, may we as Jesus followers not forget that He lived 90% of his earthly life in obscurity. THIRTY YEARS growing in favor, wisdom and intimacy with the Father, and no one knowing He was the Messiah. I never want to despise hidden years. Revelation comes from rest, wisdom from winter and waiting and wrestling with God. THIS BOOK CHANGED MY LIFE GO READ IT!! (Sorry for shouting. Love y'all. 😉❤)
We’re looking for churches to record their vocals to be mixed into a new project from @wordworshipmusic called #TheChurchWillSing - Hear the songs and sign up at TheChurchWillSing.com // I’m honored to be a part of one of the songs on this project called “One Pursuit” 🧡
Bob Goff is just the freaking best.
WHAT IS HAPPENING?! If you need me I'll be crying in a corner somewhere because my babies aren't babies anymore. 💔😭 📷:@hardenmyfrench
Our family in Chicago released a new album today! @jacobsooter and I were honored to serve alongside this team for over 10 years, and now we are cheering them on from Nashville. Their hearts are to see people encounter the presence of God and these songs are evidence of that. I was honored to write on After Your Heart and Strength of My Life, and my girls @tarawhatshername and @lsweens carry them so so beautifully. (The appropriate phrase would actually be CRUSHED IT.) Bright Faith Bold Future. So so good. 🔥🙌🏼❤
As of Sunday, we have officially added a sixth member to our family. On Easter afternoon, Jacob and his dad were driving to go play tennis when Jacob spotted a tiny creature on the side of the road, digging through a bag of trash. I don't know who could throw away such a sweet pup, but we were just glad Jacob found her when he did. We have been talking about getting a dog for months. Turns out Jesus had just the one for us with a redemption story all her own. Since she was rescued on Easter, we named her Lily. And we are in love. ☺❤🐶
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3 • Rejoicing in this Truth today. Never more grateful for the cross, never more in awe of the resurrection. Happy Easter from the Sooter's! #Heisrisen #Easter2018 #Resurrection #Jesusisalive
TWO MORE SPOTS. If you are a chick worship leader and looking for online community/mentorship, join my Worship Circle group! Deadline is Friday, link in profile. 🙌🏼❤
If you haven’t heard yet, I’ll be teaching a workshop at the 2018 National Worship Leader’s Conference! Click the link in my bio to see all of the other amazing Worship Leaders that will be there, and get your tickets before they’re sold out! 😀 #NWLC18
So excited to be a part of #gmaIMMERSE2018! If you’re a Christian Music Creative, join us June 11-13 in Nashville! Prices go up THIS SUNDAY! Register now at http://experienceimmerse.com/
This girl right here, y'all. She is GOLD. Love her, love it when we get to do women's events together ESPECIALLY when it's to raise money for a home for teen trafficking victims. Such a sweet, sweet night. #gigishouse
Just in case you missed it...THIS SONG CAME OUT TODAY AND YOU WANT IT, TRUST ME. #isntHe #tbco @thebelongingco @nataliegrant
The last 6 months for me as a Worship Circle coach have marked me forever. What an honor to pour into the girls in my group and be so challenged and encouraged by THEM as well! There's something really special about hopping in a video room each month with a handful of like-minded people from around the world, sharing highs and lows, and lifting each other up in prayer. To all my fellow women worship warriors, if you are looking for community or growth or simply needing encouragement from sisters like you, I would be OVER THE MOON if you joined my group for the next Worship Circle term! You were never meant to carry it alone. Join us! Link in bio.
Now//Then (circa 2007). Thankful I get to be their sister. Miss you, @toinfinityandbey0n.
I've been thinking about this man all week. His life, his legacy, the gaping hole he left behind. I can only imagine the welcome he received when he walked through those gates of pearl, him making a b-line straight for Jesus and then his beloved Ruth, and hearing the words Well done. Now that Billy is in heaven, the burning question in my heart this week has been this: Who will rise up? Who will fill his shoes? Who will pick up the torch and carry the cross with the love and urgency necessary to see a broken world find hope in a real Savior? It's time, Church. Time for us to no longer live for temporary comforts or successes, not for the empty applause of man, but for the glory of God and the advancement of His Kingdom. I'm not satisfied with chasing some American dream while people all around me are dying, unaware of a God whose love for them is massive and relentless, the remedy for their souls. May the passing of Billy Graham be a wake up call for us Jesus followers to finally live for something bigger than ourselves and make disciples of every nation. #billygraham #revival
Typical Monday night at the Sooter house. #NeverEnough @pasekandpaul
Being part of the @worshipcircle team these last few months has been one of the richest, most life-giving experiences I've had. I love this community so much and have grown like crazy as a result of running alongside these people, cheering one another on in this journey of faith. If you are a worship leader and are looking to go deeper and discover more fully how to walk out God's call on your life, or simply want to sit in a (video) room full of like-minded people from around the globe, join us for our online Summit next Thursday! Link in profile.
Valentines since 2007. Love you more now than ever, @jacobsooter. What a gift you are to me! ❤ #valentinesday2018
We don't often get to stand beside each other and lead together, but when we do it is beautiful and fierce. What a profound honor to link arms with my sisters, these warrior women in the Kingdom, and lift the Name of Jesus high. #tbcoturnsfour #tbco
Last night was a night that marked us all, a night that will forever stand as a remembrance of God's faithfulness to us as a church as well as a celebration of what's to come. We love being a part of this house and will never be the same as a result of what God is doing @thebelongingco. Thank you, @henryseeley and @alexseeley for always chasing the glory of God, lifting the name of Jesus higher than anything, and going after real life change in the hearts of each person who walks through our doors each week. The best is yet to come. Happy birthday, TBCØ! #tbcoturnsfour #tbco
So excited, so expectant. TBCO 4th birthday celebration TONIGHT!! 🔥
It is only because of this girl (and Jesus) that I am a sane person, you guys. Harden has been the sixth member of our family for over a year and a half now, and we can't remember life without her. She radiates joy and ushers in peace wherever she goes. Today is her birthday and I'm believing this will be her best year yet. The Sooters love you, @hardenrives14! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 🎈
Worship night at church...PUMPED OUT OF MY MIND!! Join us online at 7:30 CST on the TBCo app or thebelonging.co. 🙌🏼❤
ATLANTA: Come hang with us tomorrow! Info at calibrateworship.com. #calibrate2018 #calibrateworship
Got to hang with @coryasbury and a room full of worship leaders in Tampa today for an event called Calibrate, and it was 🔥. Speaking of fire, have you heard Cory's new record yet?! 😭🙌🏼❤💥SO GOOD. #calibrate2018 #recklesslove #worship #faithfulinthelittle
Happy birthday, @miafieldes! You are a LEGEND in the way you champion others, give SO generously and write the most INCREDIBLE songs for the Church and the world. The Sooters love you!! 🎈🎉💃🏻
I LOVE MY FRIENDS...the ones pictured here and others who aren't. I am SO unbelievably blessed to have so many women to laugh with, grow alongside, find wisdom in, and share life with on the regular. We can be ourselves together, tell it like it is, spontaneously break out in singing and/or dancing, and share each other's churros. Just thankful for authentic friendships tonight and thought I'd share. ☺❤
This is me, circa 1986. Today this girl turned 35. I still feel like a kid in many ways, but the mirror tells me otherwise...and I'm okay with it. Every day is such a gift, and I woke up today completely aware of that reality. I am profoundly grateful for life...MY life...and the people I get to walk it with. My dad reminded me today that I'm halfway to 70 and I'm like, BRING IT. So expectant for all that's ahead. Also, shout out to my mom who gave birth to me and provided this picture. ☺❤
I prayed big prayers in 2017. Prayers for the miraculous...for breakthrough, healing, provision, resurrection and freedom in myself, my family and those around me. One of those prayers that has carried over into 2018 is for the sweet lady in the center of this picture. Her name is Ellen. She has 8 children and 11 grandchildren. (Her daughter, Harden, far left, has been our nanny and part of our family for a year and a half.) Ellen was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in March and is currently in the fight for her life. On Monday the doctor said she wouldn't make it through the end of the week. But she's still here...loving, praying, battling, worshiping...and small miracles are taking place as I write. At 3:30 EST today, friends and family are gathering in her hospice house room and praying for the COMPLETE MIRACLE. If you are able, will you join us? I'm asking for believers everywhere to rally and lift up Ellen, take authority in Jesus' name and command the cancer to shrivel up and everything in her body to come into Kingdom order. Let's ask for what only God can do. Feel free to leave your prayer in the comments below so they can be read over her. Also include your personal requests for a miracle as well! One of the most amazing things about this woman is the way she has prayed for OTHERS as she is walking through the valley of the shadow of death herself. I believe 2018 is going to be a RADICAL year marked by the Supernatural, by revival, by miracles...and it's all going to start with His people getting on their faces. #prayforEllen #miracles #Jesusisbiggerthancancer #wonthedoit
It's gonna be a good night. 👌🏼
Repost @chcc_org: We want to know You better than when we came in, and we want to be different when we walk out these doors today because we've encountered You. -@meremusic AND WE DID ENCOUNTER JESUS TONIGHT! We are being changed! • Friends, if you were not at Cherry Hills tonight, you need to get here tomorrow morning. Services are 9a and 11a. #worship #revival #revivalweekendchcc
I know this video may seem a bit silly because I'm a goofball, but when I say I was wrecked tonight in the presence of God, I mean WRECKED. @shane_farmer preached a message on revival unlike anything I've ever heard, and I am SO EXPECTANT for what God is going to do tomorrow. If you're anywhere near Denver, come! 2 different worship sets, 2 different messages @chcc_org! #RevivalWeekendCHCC
Brought in 2018 with these crazies and hope I laugh every day this year like I did tonight. Love these humans. Happy New Year, friends!
It might not look like much, but these 4 walls hold massive spiritual significance in my life. I was born and reborn in this little church. I gave my heart to Jesus here when I was 5. I sang my first solo here when I was 6. I remember crawling under the pews as a kid, falling asleep in my mom's fur coat during service, and spending many Sundays of my childhood at the altar. This is where I memorized Scripture every Wednesday night, and it has never left me. I remember hearing the sound of worship rise for the first time here and having repeated encounters with the Holy Spirit. When I was 12, revival came to this House, and I was wrecked by the presence of God. I started singing harmonies and playing tambourine for our youth band right around that time, which soon evolved into playing keys and leading worship for our Saturday night youth services we called Potter's House. Some of those nights I would be under my keyboard, hands still attempting to play, not being able to stand under the weight of the Glory that filled that place. Yesterday my dad and I were driving around my hometown. When this church came into view, the memories flooded and the tears with them. I am deeply grateful for my roots, for the people who loved on and poured into me as a kid, and for a God who has always pursued my heart.
Merry Christmas from our tribe to yours. No matter what your days or months have looked like, He is Emmanuel, GOD WITH US, meeting us in our mess, loving us in the hard, and being the very hope that gives us courage to face another day. We breathe in His peace, we release His joy. Come Thou long expected Jesus. #Christmas2017
Merry Christmas Eve! 🎄
Christmas is upon us! Just wanted to share one of my favorite moments from #decadethehallstour...singing We Three Kings with @mikedonehey and @tenthavenorth and channeling my inner @itsbrittnicole. I got a little excited at the end. It was the last night of tour so I just felt like yelling things. 😁🎤🤷🏻♀️🎄Thanks for the video, @brandonrobold!
Spent the afternoon finishing up some Christmas shopping with my first born, and we had the sweetest time together. During lunch at Panera, Maverick overheard the guys next to us talking about Jesus. He asked me if he could go over and ask them to pray for his dad. These guys were so kind and immediately willing to agree with my 7 year old for complete healing and wholeness, and each of them prayed for our family so fervently even though they didn't know us from Adam. My eyes welled up. I love seeing the faith of my boy and how he already walks in the authority of heaven. Thankful as well for complete strangers yet brothers who will sow into a kid with an honest, seeking heart. ❤
I've never cried at the end of a tour before, but ya know what they say...there's a first time for everything. Love these people. #decadethehallstour
Made some new besties this tour. These babes are beautiful, fun, creative, deep, hysterical, and just what I needed on a bus full of dudes. Love you chicas! #decadethehallstour
This tour has been one of the most fun, life-giving tours I've ever done. 3 more nights with @tenthavenorth and @zachwilliamsmusic on the #decadethehallstour! 📷: @alexismariephoto
Guys, thank you SO MUCH for your response to my last post. You've commented, texted, called, brought food, loved, and prayed for us, and we are absolutely grateful. Thank you for sharing your own personal stories as well. We're not sure how this road will twist and turn, but we have so much faith and hope moving forward, largely because of each of you, including these people in this picture...our pastors, Henry and Alex Seeley. They are some of our truest friends, as are our people @thebelongingco. We are so thankful for how God has grafted us into this house. I say that because community is so so necessary, especially when we need trusted friends and family to hold up our arms in the fight. If you've been trying to live as an island, you're missing one of the greatest gifts heaven has to offer...relationship with like-minded believers. I encourage you to step out of your safety zone and find your place of belonging with those who love Jesus with everything and who will run alongside you in your journey.
The last few weeks haven't looked quite like what I anticipated. They rarely do, but this time it hit a little closer to home. I was supposed to be on The 700 Club yesterday, and it would have appropriately coincided with my 700th Instagram post, which I considered a neat little coincidence. But things didn't work out that way after all. So post number 700 is about something else...something I feel at this point the Lord is all but shouting at me. To give a little context, 3 weeks ago Jacob had a seizure. It was the first he'd ever had and while it caught us off guard and scared us quite a bit, his MRI came back clear and we chalked it up to stress and not enough sleep. Then he had his second seizure this past Tuesday, this time more substantial. I cancelled my trip to Virginia Beach. We met with his neurologist yesterday and scheduled an EEG. He is not able to drive for 6 months. To add to the crazy, Monday I was up most the night with one sick kid and last night was an all-nighter with another. Christmas Tour starts next week. It's all piling up. Recently, God has spoken a handful of words to my spirit: Rest. Grounding. Pause. All things that don't come easily for me...I'm a 3 on the Enneagram, an Achiever. Yet the Holy Spirit has been so gently repetitive and confirming, patiently pushing me towards the quiet, the space. Breathe in, breathe out. I'm not sure what it's supposed to look like in the middle of commitments and kids and responsibilities and callings, but I know the break-neck pace of the so-called rat race was never what Jesus intended. God has been working on me in this regard for a while now, and though I'm no longer having panic attacks, I still have much room to grow. Why am I unloading so much of our life and my heart right now? Because I want to be honest, hoping my candidness might actually unlock someone else who also needs margin and permission to say no for a greater yes. Because I am incapable of pretending like everything's perfect when it all feels upside down and inside out. And ultimately, because I want to obey the voice of my Father, knowing to my core that He is trustworthy and kind in every way. He has us, He always has. 👇🏼
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. For Black Friday, my friends at WORD Worship put together a special deal for you! When you shop on my online store, you'll receive my Christmas album for FREE with every purchase over $25! ❤️
My heart and tummy are full. So very grateful, today and every day. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!! #Thanksgiving2017 #gratitude #thankfulness
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!! ❤🎉🎂
Had lunch with this sweet lady today. It was a long time coming but worth the wait! Christy exudes such wisdom, humility and peace and has been someone I have deeply respected from afar for many years. I am so thankful she took the time to pour into me today and am even more excited now to join her as a coach for @worshipcircle!
THE BELONGING CØ • ALL THE EARTH IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE!!! 🙌🏼🔥💃🏻❤ I have wept and worshiped to these songs for over a year. They are the kind of songs that shift atmospheres and tear down strongholds. Jacob and I are honored to be a part of this house and to call these people family. GO GET THIS ALBUM!!! Link in profile. #thebelongingco #alltheearth
This was a sweet moment tonight singing Fall Afresh with Sarah and Chris. Doing it again bright and early tomorrow at Experience Conference!
It's only technically still Wednesday on the West coast right now, but I couldn't let the day go by without honoring and celebrating my #wcw, my best friend of 16+ years WHO BECAME A MAMA TODAY!! Kristi is as loyal, servant-hearted, selfless and faithful as they come. (One of her nicknames is Trusty, and that is accurate.) She has showed me what true friendship looks like. She has loved me through my worst, made me laugh until I couldn't breathe, quietly sat beside me in awe-struck moments of encountering the presence of God, listened to me play all my early not-so-amazing songs and still cried every time, traveled the world with me, and helped deliver 2 of my babies. She has cared for my family and now the Lord has given her a family of her own. To say I love this girl is an understatement. She makes me want to be more like Jesus, and that's my favorite thing about her. Oh and she's already knocking this mom thing out of the park...just like I knew she would. Love you, Cha Cha!! And that sweet baby girl of yours!! 💜
I am OVER THE MOON excited to be joining the @worshipcircle team as a coach! WORSHIP LEADERS...come hang with @toddfields1 @christynockels @paulbaloche @jeremymriddle @kimwalkersmith and me, Tuesday September 12 from 2-5 EDT for Summit, an ONLINE training event. Worshipcircle.com/summit for details. Hope to see you there!! 😉
Celebrated our first born today. How is he 7?! Maverick Elijah is our little prophet/world changer, is honest and loyal, and has the BIGGEST heart. I am in awe of him...how he is so sensitive to the Holy Spirit and people...and I am beyond grateful and honored to be entrusted with his heart. Happy birthday to the little boy who made me a mom. ❤