Saturday, August 30, 2008

Then Sings My Soul Saturday - Stephen Curtis Chapman

If you are joining us for the first time this week for 
"Then Sings My Soul Saturdays"... 

You may have jumped over from the announcements on the Christian Women Online site.  Just to let you know how "Then Sings My Soul" works,  click here to see the directions from the Inaugural Edition.

For the last two weeks, I've been promising to post the details of how to win some great music in an upcoming giveaway.  Well finally, here's the scoop you have been waiting for!

On September 13, 2008, I will be giving away several CD's. They include:
Awaken by Natalie Grant
Hiding Place by Selah
Hello Love by Chris Tomlin
and Stephen Curtis Chapman's Greatest Hits.
There will probably be more, I just need to check with Lifeway to see what is on sale! :-)

Here's how you can win some of this fabulous music. For each of the following things you do, your name will go in a hat. The more of these "assignments" you complete, the more chances you will have to win! 

1. Write a TSMS post and sign up on Mr. Linky. (You can sign up this week Aug. 30, next week Sept. 6, and the following week Sept. 13, and your name would go in the drawing 3 times.)

2. Post a comment on my TSMS post. (Again, you can do this today and for the next two weeks, which would include your name in the drawing 3 more times.)

3. Post the button for Then Sings My Soul on your sidebar. Be sure you send me an email to let me know you have it posted. This will also put your name in the drawing. You can find the html code under the button on my side bar.

4. Write a post about TSMS sometime during the next two weeks encouraging people to come participate. Be sure you send me an email with the link to your post too. This will put your name in the drawing also.

So, your name can go into the drawing a total of 8 times.
I will draw the names at
midnight on September 13, 2008, and post the winners then!

I will draw as many names as I have CD's to give away, which is at least four, but maybe more! So you have lots of chances to win.

I've been highlighting these artists for the last few weeks. To see the post on Natalie Grant, go here. For the Chris Tomlin post, go here.
This week, I'm featuring Stephen Curtis Chapman. He is probably one of my favorite artists of all time. Almost every one of his songs is awesome! And the lyrics are always so incredible.

This song by him is called Miracle of the Moment. I love it because it talks about wonders and miracles, two things I'm quite fond of here at Signs, Miracles and Wonders :-)

Here are the lyrics:

It's time for letting go
All of our if only's
'Cause we don't have a time machine and even if we did
Would we really want to use it?
Would we really want to go change everything?
'Cause we are who and where and what we are for now
And this is the only moment we can do anything about

So breathe it in and breathe it out
Listen to your heartbeat
There's a wonder in the here and now
It's right there in front of you
And I don't want you to miss
The miracle of the moment

There's only one who knows
What's really out there waiting
In all the moments yet to be
And all we need to know
Is He's out there waiting
To Him the future's history
And He has given us a treasure called right now
And this is the only moment we can do anything about
And if it brings you tears

Then taste them as they fall
And let them soften your heart
And if it brings you laughter
Then throw your head back 
And let it go, let it go
You gotta let it go
Listen to your heartbeat

Don't miss the wonders and miracles all around you this week!

Blessings to you,


Mocha with Linda said...

Love TSMS Saturday, Love SCC, love the artists you are giving away CD's for!!

Carol said...

Great song! Hey I have the TSMSS button posted on my side bar. If I bake and bring you chocolate would it increase my chances? Just asking.

Addicted to Beadz said...


How fun! I think I have all these things covered, oh wait, I have to write a post. But, I will have you know that I invited a blogger to join last week. Not with all this in mind.

Praying for Spencer, and all who come in contact with him.


Lana said...

Hi Amy! I love participating each week. I've been waiting all week to post this song. Thanks for hosting this great weekly event.

Sita said...

It is so easy to become wrapped in the daily drama of life and forget the miracle of the moment in my husband and children and all those God sends my way. I love Steven C. Chapman and listened to him on FOTF this week as he spoke on The God of All Comfort. Thanks for sharing this.

Cathy said...

That's a beautiful video and song, Amy. I have not heard it before. And you are very generous with that nice giveaway. I finally figured out the sound problem, thank goodness!

Peggy said...

Blessings Amy...Praying that all is well and Spencer has recovered and you, too! I love all these artists that you've had and today with Steven C.Chapman...well, it just don't get any better!!! I will post, I will comment, I have you in my side bar since I started and sometime, I will have to write an encouragement on TSMSS but I think I do that every week:) I believe each time I post a song, I do ask people to come and join us but if you want more than that.....Love MUSIC and could not go without a Saturday of TSMSS! This meme is such a blessing and has the BEST HOST! Praying and believing for Miracles!!! Thanks, Amy! TGIF...
Today God Is First!!! did I say I love SCC, and Natalie Grant and I almost posted Chris Tomlin because his new CD is released on Tues!!!!
YEAHHHH...but no way can I get that down here so I just listen to his space and YouTube meanwhile...I wanted to do I Will Rise...but they don't sing enough of the song*more promo). Take care & may God keep YOU all safe! ENJOY the weekend!
Try to stay home!(lol)& out of the rain & conference circuit(lol)

LAURIE said...

Thank you for sharing your WORSHIP-filled heart with us again this week. You are awesome to lead all of us in TSMSS! -Blessings, Laurie

Michele Williams said...

Such a lovely song. So true, we live for each day. Too many times we worry about tomorrow, and forget the blessing that today will bring.
Thank you so much for sharing.
God Bless

life is a blessing said...

beautiful song! I love Stephen Curtis Chapman!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win some great music! I love SCC too! His music just comes right from his heart! His family is so precious too!

Andrea @ Mommy said...

I love Steven Curtis Chapman!!! Amy, I do love participating in this each week so I'll be sure to write up a post especially focused on this meme!

GranthamLynn said...

Oh thanks for the guidelines. I'll be emailing you! I met someone last night that I'll invite. I think she would enjoy it.
I am about to put up my post but probably with out the sound/video right now.
My cowboy is asleep on the couch and I don't know how to turn off the sound.
I hope anyone that reads this wouldn't mind saying a prayer for us. He struggles from a really probably knee. He just had replacement surgery and recover lingers. Thanks for the ear!
Have a Blessed day.
My song today is Natalie Grant
"I will not be moved".

Mandy said...

This is a great song! I enjoy TSMS so much. Thanks for hosting us all!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I have never heard him before. I think I will have to look more into him. I enjoyed this.

LAURIE said...

Also...I love the contest and count me in. I love me some good music!!! and by the way I have had the TSMSS button on my sidebar since I started check it out and throw my name in the drawing!!!! And I'm with Carol ... chocolate cake? brownies? chocolate chip cookies? Lemon pie? which would it be...(doesn't hurt to try ...right?)

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

OK! I did it! My first TSMS! :) YAY!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

BTW, I'm posting the button on my blogroll!!

Leah said...

Just found your blog through Mocha with Lindas. Love it!

Debra Kaye said...

Thank you so much for TSMS Saturday...and thank you to Cheryl who helped me to figure out how to post the video!

Great song! Great man of God who demonstrates God's ability to give comfort in the midst of life's difficult situations.

Jenileigh said...

Sorry I'm a little late today, but I made it! Whew! :) How kind of you to offer such a generous giveaway. I look forward to participating. I've posted today and added your button to my side bar. Hugs and may God bless you this day!

Sherry said...

Hi. This is my first time finding TSMS and I look forward to seeing it more.

Runner Mom said...

Hey, Amy! Sounds like fun! Hope you enjoyed your Saturday!

Cristine said...

What a beautiful song. And such wise lyrics. They could have really ministered to me a few weeks back. Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting. My Saturdays will never be the same.



Jamie {See Jamie blog} said...

It seems I'm always a little late. Sorry! I'll try to do better next time!

Jamie (aka Rambling Rose)

Molly said...

sorry i was late joining this one-i had it on my blog on saturday- i was just on the beach.
(i know excuses, excuses)

Jesus, My Best Friend said...

well..... i'm not sure if this comment was suppose to be left on the 30th or not, but regardless i'm commenting. beyond the excitement of a drawing for some awesome music, i think that this is such a neat idea! on my blog, i recently had a series of posts that focused on some of my favorite hymns. i think i enjoyed that series more than anyone! anyway, i am going to try my best to keep up with this contest! God Bless!!!