The Beauty in Silence

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My buddy Tater took this video at my concert on Saturday…

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Cell Phones and God’s Will

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Well, it’s Sunday morning. I planned to write this blog last night, but I ended up falling asleep really fast after having such an exciting night of fellowship with some college buddies, family, and church friends.

Anazao and I played at a really neat coffeehouse called Common Grounds Cafe over in Colfax, NC last night. The entire day just seemed to smile. I got a call from one of my best friends, Des (who lives about 5 hours away), saying “Mom and I are in Greensboro, btw. I don’t know what you are doing today….” So of course, I immediately invited them to the show. I had reconnected with Scott Johnson and Aaron and Sara Moore from GWU as well, and they came. So between all of them and my brother and sister-in-law, it was a GWU reunion.  My Dr. Plate song (Pulse) was a hit with them cuz they were in those classes with me.  🙂

It’s so amazing how God works things out. First, Desiree and her mom Shoshanna where going to have to head on before the concert actually started…and they did. However within an hour Randy (owner of the cafe) interrupts, having found Des’s cell phone in the parking lot. Hmm. Yep. SO! They came back and stayed to listen, Shoshanna remarking “Andi, it was God’s will that we hear you.” I love these people. I pray they arrived home safely…they drove through the night to get home.

Also, this might be confusing for those who don’t go to Abbotts Creek Missionary Baptist or Christ Wesleyan, but humor me. What a small world! So my college buddy Aaron Moore (was in MOST of my classes at GWU) was previously a youth/worship pastor at Abbotts Creek. Scott Reid at the time was the youth pastor at Christ Wesleyan (where I attend.) THEN Scott became the youth pastor at Abbotts Creek. So last night here is Aaron and Sara coming to see me and here walks in people they know that attended Abbotts Creek, including Scott Reid’s wife and kids. LOL. The connections last night were just so awesome.

So we really got a chance to catch up and the music went brilliantly. The guys rocked as always and I got through my set 100% by memory! I gotta be honest, it kinda unnerved me at first, but I gave it to Jesus, and He sang me through it. Again, God is good and He knows the way when we don’t see it.

Well, I gotta get ready for church. I’m gonna try to make it to breakfast for once. LOL.

Songs and Songwriters

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Cindy Morgan won two Dove Awards on Wednesday!!!!   She got an award for country song of the year and songwriter of the year, and these were both well deserved.  Cindy is my most favorite songwriter, and the woman who inspired me to sit down at the piano to sing.  Check out her blog for access to all sorts of Cindy news.  That woman knows how to write songs and stories better than anyone.

I talked to a couple of other songwriters yesterday…Aaron Moore and Scott Johnson.  I found pictures of them playing at Common Grounds Cafe (where I will be playing on Saturday), and got excited.  They were in MOST of my music classes at GWU, as well as two of the guys who studied in Dr. Terry Fern’s voice studio.  Fun times!

So Scott is singing over at The Crossing, and Aaron evidently may be moving to Florida soon for a pastoral worship position.  Scott should be coming to the cafe to check out the music on Saturday.  He commented on the phone yesterday “Andria, I don’t recall ever hearing your own compositions.”  And that is because I didn’t start writing until several years after I graduated…I didn’t think I could.  Look what God did!

Last night before practice, Anazao and I just sat around and talked for a while over some wings and coca-cola.   We talked about Jesus and jobs and lack of jobs and how God can do amazing things.  It was a blast, as always.

I love talking and hanging out with musicians.  I wish I could do it every day.  🙂