February 11, 2019

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Karitos Registration 2019






The Daily Truth-Michael Boldea


Please keep Courtney Hay in your prayers.








BicentenniaSl Capitol Mall State Pa





Connect 2019 Coming Soon

April 5-7 2019

Friday Night April 5th Event-Artist Mixer

(All are invited)



Saturday April 6th Event-

Seminars-Music Events-Connecting Opportunties





                                     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.


CSMI You Tube Channel Director-Zak Awad

If you have a video that you want considered for CSMI Video Music Program please send it to


CSMI Facebook Page Director-Sarah Wilcox

If you have a facebook article or event you want posted on our national facebook page  please send it to Sarah Wilcox



CSMI Today's Christian Music Director-James Burkhardt

If you have want to be on the Today's Christian Music Program please your request to send


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.


Know You By Name-Olivia Conn

The past few Sundays, I was asked to lead worship in our Middle School and then High School group at my church.   I lead fairly often in one of the two rooms, and have grown to really love worshipping with these precious teens and preteens.   I remember how forming those years were for me in regards to my relationship with the Lord and my desire to, and understanding of worship.
 Watching them grow in their faith, and encouraging them in their walk with the Lord has been a joy.     Every Sunday I pray for the Lord to download something into my heart that will reach these kids.    Life and culture are different then they were when I was their age, but that doesn't change our Father or how He works.      And every Sunday I pray that the things that are said, prayed, or shared will sink beyond the momentary participation and stick in the hearts and minds of he hearer.     The past 2 Sundays the Lord put the same thing on my heart.    Something that in some ways I think He downloaded more for me then for them.   But it is still resonating with me now as I type this.     About 6 or 7 years ago, my brother, who I have always been close to, who grew up in the same household, going to the same church, having many of the same friends, confessed to me, that he no longer believed in God.   My brother has always had strong opinions and has always been a bit stubborn, but even with him majoring in philosophy and theology in college, I didn't see this coming.
My heart was broken and continues to break for him as I pray daily that the Lord would draw him back, like the prodigal son.  That his heart would be softened to the truth and that he would realize the lies he has been believing are nothing but the enemy.
But as I thought about this, on this Sunday morning preparing for church, I heard the Lord say "What he (My brother) chooses not to believe, does not change the who I am.  It does not change the Truth".      And I was reminded in that moment, that the magnitude of the majesty of our creator and King, is neither affected by or altered by what we choose to believe or not believe about Him.  That our opinions don't change His power.  He is the same yesterday, today, and forever more.    And our thoughts about Him do not change who He is....they change who we are.     We have the choice to encounter Him, and learn more about Him, not because He owes us an explanation, or is affected by our opinions of Him, but because He wants us to know Him, He wants us to experience His love, His goodness, His kindness, His fullness of life.   
I was reminded this past week of the story of Moses from Exodus 33.   The Bible tells us that Moses would meet with God in a tent and the Lord would speak to him, face to face as to a friend.   And while in the tent of meeting, Moses would plead on behalf of the Israelites.   Asking the Lord not to leave them or send them away without His presence.    The Lord responds in verse 17 saying "I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name".    They had an intimate, relationship.   The Lord honored Moses's request for an entire people because of their relationship.   Because of Moses's faithfulness and heart to serve and honor Him.     And then the Lord showed him His glory.   
Here is the thing.....we no longer have to rely on someone to plead for us, to meet with the Lord on our behalf.   To communicate with the Lord and then tell us what to do or how to obey.   We no longer have to encounter the Lord vicariously through someone else.   The veil has been torn.  Jesus has come and made a way for us to be with our Father.   We have direct access to His presence and to have an encounter with Him just like Moses did.    We can seek His face, we can know His heart, we can meet with Him at any place and time.      A huge part of the act of worship is taking the time to do just that.   To spend time in His presence, experiencing an encounter with the Living God, to see His glory, and hear His voice.    And lift up His name.   And I believe that the heavens move when we spend that kind of time with our King.   Intentional, "Tent of Meeting" kind of time.  And maybe what our country needs right now more than anything, is for the children of God, to spend more time encountering Him.  More time in His presence, getting to know Him more intimately and seeking His glory above all else.    That He would say of us, "I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name".


                           April 13,14,15 2019 WI Dells WI.

                                    Wintergreen Resort

          To reserve a room dial 1-800-648-4765 Press 1 to reserve. 



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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To Register For Karitos 2019



                                                         Surrounded 2018



To Register For Impact 2019 Click Here


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!

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We want to welcome Bob Perry, Addison Homer, and Dean Cook

as the newest members of CSMI.

CSMI Month Of  February 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.


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

Please check out Schedule and Reservations information.

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

Praise In The Park Michigan 2019

June 8th 2019

Praise In The Park Wisconsin

August 25th 2019

Praise In The Park Ocean Grove NJ 2019 TBA

Praise In The Park Indiana July 6th 2019 

Praise In The Park Tennessee 2019 TBA

Praise In The Park Illinois 2019 TBA

Praise In The Park Iowa 2019 June 15th 2019

Check Out the new songs from Worship Together and New Song Cafe:


CCLI- Please research all that CCLI offers worship writers and artists.


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


 Submit Your Song To Worship Leader Here

In Memory Of Chance James

Stan Hedges

Courtney Hay

Todd MacDonald

Anita Zuraski

Christian Songwriters and Musicians INTL







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