The top 5 events/happenings/highlights of 2009 for the Via Family
#5 – God Be Praised live worship CD – As if the move itself were not enough, that very same week Tasha and I were privileged to be a part of the first live worship recording of Journey Church’s 4-year history on October 30. It was definitely a night to remember and the Spirit of the Lord descended upon us in a very special way. But the week leading up to the recording was about as chaotic and eventful as a McCallister family Christmas (refer to Home Alone 1 and 2). Since I was given the role of a co-producer of the project, every night of the week was occupied with rehearsals, meetings and final arrangement and writing sessions. During the day we would unpack boxes and transform the Hambrick’s basement into a temporary dwelling—a family purgatory, if you will. And every night, we’d make the 45-minute trek to Journey, wondering what to do with our youngins. The kids more resembled pin-balls than human beings as we bounced them around from family member to friend, from playgrounds to playrooms, from McDonald’s to Chick-fil-a. Micaiah became a big fan of being a stage-prop. Lying him on the stage to feel the rumble of the bass in his tiny frame was just as soothing to him as any vibrating baby seat out there. Oh, how blest ‘tis the innovative mind of a young mother! I love that woman! All in all, God Be Praised turned out better than any of us could have ever imagined. And for a 4-year old church using their own volunteer musicians, it’s pretty amazing. Thank you, Lord. May You continue to be honored through this project and more to come.
To say that 2009 was a year of transition and changes for the Via Family would be the understatement of the year. And yet the Lord continues to prove Himself faithful and steadfast on our behalf. Our prayer for ourselves and for you in 2010 is that it will be a year where we experience the overwhelming love, grace and faithfulness of Christ. That it will be a year where we embrace the twists and turns of life, which never exist outside of the sovereign hand of God. And that it will be a year marked by increased growth in our spiritual and personal lives, for the sake of His Kingdom, His fame and His renown. God bless you and happy new year.