January 11, 2019

CSMI-E NEWS-Our Purpose is to promote the Gospel of Christ Through Music.

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The Daily Truth-Michael Boldea

 

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Iowa CSMI Gathering Announced. 

Fellowship, introductions, and mission. Information on Praise in the Park plans for Newton,

     

                      

 

                                                 

                    Today's Christian Music Interview with Lottie Partridge 12-10-2018 (Click here)

 

                                     Connect 2019. CSMI's Spring Conference

                     New River Fellowship-Franklin TN April 6,7 2019

 

                           

 

To Register simply send an email to cwnnashville@gmail.com and let us know you would like to attend. The conference is free and meant to connect artists with Each Other, as well as Ministry opportunities, Songwriting, Publishing, and Recording opportunities.

Here is a link to the new Rustic Songbird Podcast a new podcast with Lydia Walker. The first two interviews are available now, including interviews with Erskin Anavitarte and Julie Keltonic.

 
 

The Savior's Manger- Olivia Conn

 
 
Last year around this time, I wrote about how amazing I find it that Jesus came down from heaven to be born as a baby.     How absolutely unfathomable it is to me, that the King of the universe CHOSE, not to just come down and live as a human among us, spend His life serving those who hated Him, and die a horrible death to save us, but that He came as an unborn child.   It literally blows my mind to think of Jesus, the Son of God, choosing to be carried for 9 months in a womb, born, and have to grow from a baby into a man, diaper changes and runny noses and everything.   It has given me a whole new perspective on the depth and enormity of His sacrifice.    But then this year as I thought about all of this again, I starting thinking about Mary.    Maybe it's because I am 18 weeks pregnant myself, but I cannot even imagine what it must have been like for her.     Young, scared, pregnant with the Son of God (talk about crazy!) and having to travel, in labor, on a donkey.   I think it can be really easy to read the stories in scripture, and without meaning to, romanticize them a bit.  The way we might an old memory where we forget all of the unpleasantness and only think about the good moments.    But just think about this for a moment.   Really think about it.   You’re a teenager, no parents or relatives anywhere near, traveling with your husband, sitting on a donkey in excruciating pain...no drugs, knowing that you would soon be giving birth to the child you were told was the Son of God, scared half to death.   You arrive at our destination only to be told that you can't even have a regular bed, in a regular room, with bedding and walls, and privacy.....so you have to give birth, with no assistance, in a barn, sitting on hay and who knows what else, surrounded by smelly, loud, dirty creatures, and all of their filth, no soap, no nurses, no blankets or sheets, or anything to even cut the umbilical cord with.    And while I would like to think that maybe God gave her some extra grace considering the circumstances, He really didn't roll out the red carpet for Jesus's entrance at all.    And this is what amazes me about our Savior.     As if His life and death and resurrection weren’t enough.     He came as an unborn child.   To be born in quite possible the worst circumstances a pregnant woman could possibly dream up for giving birth in, and spent the first few hours of His life, surrounded by animals, and smells, in the most unglamorous environment.     God could have provided a room, He could have given His son a little more flash and cleanliness, He could have poured out His provision and made every accommodation to make sure His son had everything He needed from the moment He was born for His comfort and happiness.   Instead, He allowed the humblest beginning.    As I to indicate from the start, the course of His life lived in humility.   This Christmas, I will worship Him with a little more gratitude than normal.   Because while I look at my nativity as a charming addition to my piano decorations, the truth is....it was the humble beginning of a humble King, who came to serve and love and give His life.   And didn't even for a moment, even before He took His first breath as a newborn, stray from the humble heart He came to show the world.     My what a King we serve.   I am so thankful this season for my Savior.
 
 
 
 

                     

                           April 13,14,15 2019 WI Dells WI.

                                    Wintergreen Resort

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From Erskin:

Have you heard Grace Made the First Move? The song is officially out on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon!

Read more about the song's release here.

 

 

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream another dream."
C.S. Lewis


"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."
Helen Keller

"Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do."
Henry Drummond

 

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                                                         Surrounded 2018

 
 
 

 

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Roz Welch Releases The Song "White Flag" and anthem of hope.

"White Flag" is an anthem of hope! With honest confessions and a feel good flow, Roz explores the theme of surrender. In this inspirational song, she shares genuinely about the struggle and the sweetness in surrendering control of her life to the LORD. This reggae soul tune is definitely a vibe. As you listen to the catchy hook, you will definitely find yourself putting up your hands and waving your white flag!

Click Here:

 

 

James Burkhardt is our new host for the Todays Christian Music Broadcast.

 

We want to welcome  Mary Morlock

as the newest member of CSMI.

CSMI Month Of  January 2018 Schedule:

This is the link for the February CSMI events. Please check them out.


The Edge Podcast with Scott Logan

Check out this weekly podcast from CSMI artist Scott Logan who lives in Portland Maine.

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CSMI Blog Olivia Conn

 

 

Jerry Bryant  Interview On

Today's Christian Music

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Victor Reyes-Prieto Interview TCM

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Impact 2019 To Be In WI Dells WI

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Submit Your Video To Talent Watch

Just a gentle reminder to upload your Music Video and Personal Video, so you could appear on our site.In order to qualify as a Music Video, you may do any of the following:

  1. Simple raw footage of you performing
  2. Video footage that goes well with your music
  3. A series of pictures that go along with your music

In regards to the Personal Video, please watch our tutorial video, which is in the 'My Videos' section of your TalentWatch Account. Rachel explains the importance of the Personal Video and gives you great tips. You can also read our blog http://www.talentwatch.com/blog/?p=23 to get up to speed.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@talentwatch.com.

Praise In The Park Events 2019 TBA

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We welcome Crystal Hott and family to CSMI. They will be our state leaders in Ohio and we welcome John Malala from Kenya.

 

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