Sunday Songs, Volume Three

shabby-distressed-antique-hymnal-book_1_ece876c7abd2eed72b85bcf7aa0b8b93Although I am a fan of all music (well, almost all… with the possible exception of country music), I have a very special place in my heart for the old hymns that I grew up singing in church. In fact, this love of hymns has led me to take up collecting old hymnals and also going on to casually record a couple of a cappella hymns albums of my own.

Through these recent experiences with the hymns, I have discovered several really cool things that I guess I already knew, but never really noticed.

First of all, people really, REALLY like hymns! Music is a powerful thing, in that it not only entertains us, but also brings memories and experiences to the surface that may have been forgotten. A familiar melody can invoke feelings and emotions that take us back to certain events in our lives, almost like time travel. For many, the hymns remind us of childhood memories like Sunday school, wooden pews, and fellowship with the family of God.

Also, music has a healing power that soothes the soul and brings comfort in times of sorrow. I continue to hear from people who listen to my hymns CDs, telling me how much these songs mean to them, especially when they are struggling. This isn’t ME helping them through this, mind you, this is the MUSIC! It’s a beautiful thing!

It’s because of this power that music holds that I continue to create. It is my goal to make art that has this kind of healing power, whether it’s through my own original material or through hymns that people know and love.

Well, I am pleased to tell you that I now have a new collection of hymns available for you to experience. The third volume of Sunday Songs was released last week as a download, with a physical CD coming out in early January. All the profits from this collection of 15 songs (like the previous 2 volumes), will go to funding my medical mission trip to Malawi in June, 2019. You can listen to it right here:

 

If you like what you hear, click the BUY button, and also feel free to SHARE this music with someone you think will enjoy it. I REALLY want as many people as possible to experience this album of great old hymns… not just because the money generated is going to a great cause, but because this music truly does have the power to heal.

Check it out, and let me know what you think!

God Bless!

–Eric

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Teaser for Malawi Mobile Clinic Documentary

Standing in front of my favorite vista in Malawi, 2017

As you probably already know from reading my posts here, I have been blessed to be a part of multiple mission trips over the past several years to the country of Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world.

I have a missionary friend, Ashley Malloy, who moved to Malawi from the U.S. a couple of years ago to work with the Blessings Hospital. One particular focus for her ministry there has been testing and treatment for malaria. Because of her work, along with the support of non-profit organizations like the Chikondi Health Foundation, we now have a mobile clinic that travels from Blessings out to the rural villages surrounding the capital city of Malawi. Through this clinic, Ashley and the staff at Blessings can give people the treatment that they need.

There is a documentary that has been filmed about the work that the mobile clinic has been doing. I don’t really know details about when and where it will be released other than it will be coming out in early 2019 and it is being produced by Jabberwalky Films. Here’s the official teaser trailer:

If you are moved by the content of this video, I encourage you to check out the full documentary when it is released. I also encourage you to keep Ashley and the staff at Blessings Hospital in your prayers as they continue this great work!

To find out more about the work going on at Blessings Hospital and how you can help, visit: ChikondiHealth.org

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A Poem for my Bride

23 years ago today, I married Meloney, the woman that God has given me to love for the rest of my life. While reflecting back on my married life, I got inspired, so here is a little something poetic: At … Continue reading

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Sunday Songs, Volume Two

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A couple of years ago, in a series of Sunday afternoon tracking and mixing sessions, I put together (almost by accident!) Sunday Songs, a CD of old traditional hymns that I grew up singing. These songs were just songs that I … Continue reading

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Big things brewing in 2018…

How far into the new year is it still appropriate to say, “Happy New Year”? I’m not sure. As of this writing, we’re almost a month in. However, since this my first post of 2018, I’ll say it anyway: Happy … Continue reading

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A Savior Is Born

On Christmas Eve, 1992, I wrote my first-ever Christmas song. It was during an extremely  productive period of my life, where God was blessing me with a new song practically every day. Because of the time of the year, my … Continue reading

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Recording Dad

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I don’t know why it’s taken me two years to write this post, but here we go… Just a little over two years ago, I had an opportunity to do something as a recording studio operator/ producer that a lot … Continue reading

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