In All Things...Praise the Lord! Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

"Give thanks to Yahweh, call on His name;
proclaim His deeds among the peoples.
Sing to Him, sing praise to Him;
tell about all His wonderful works!
Honor His holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek Yahweh rejoice.
Search for the Lord and for His strength;
seek His face always." Psalm 105:1-4

Hi everyone. Wow, it has been a long time since I have updated this blog. Lame intro...I know...but it's the truth and that is what I hope to share with you today. Where have I been and what have I been doing? I will try to update you as quickly as possible.

I want to assure you that in all things and in spite of all things, I have been praising the Lord through song, I am still praising the Lord through song, and by God's grace, will continue to praise the Lord through song! I have, however; in my mind at least, been a bit more "side-lined"...or you could say "on the bench" than I was expecting. I was hopeful that the momentum my music ministry was experiencing was going to continue and that our family would be moving into a season of blessings. Instead, I was headed straight into a downpour of heartbreaking disappointments.

It started with our move from the Florida Keys. We had hopes that our real estate investments would be a financial footing for our future...not! Because of the national recession and the failing economy, we like many of you have been learning to deal with a new normal, one that we never expected we would be facing. The past few years have included ALL of following challenges...

Personally, it has felt as if I have been caught up in "the perfect storm" brought on by a relentless enemy who has been pulling out his big guns (some of which I cannot even discuss publicly) in an attempt to steal, destroy and kill me. I've dropped in sheer exhaustion a few times but I am not defeated because I have a mighty King that strengthens me and stands in the gap as my intercessor at all times! The enemy will not silence my praise for my Savior. The enemy will not snuff out the light of Christ who lives within me. The battle is the Lords and He said that it is not by might nor by power but by His Spirit...that is where my victory is!

Even in the darkest hours, my heart has never stopped beating for my God, my soul never stopped yearning to know Him more, and my spirit, though it felt crushed at times, has never stopped praising Him. Yet, the journey through these painful circumstances has changed me. I believe the challenges were part of God's permissive will and therefore, whether the changes have come due to God's pruning hand or loving discipline or creative rescue...the truth of His promise that "He makes all things work together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purposes" still stands! You see, He is the one constant! He is always good.

Some of my life changes include an increased interest in writing and blogging for the sake of inspiring others to know and share the love of Christ. Another big change is that I have begun a new journey to become a speech language pathologist and currently I am attending USF in pursuit of the education needed to achieve that goal. Please visit "Choosing to Shine" and "Vocal Matters" to read more of what God has been up to in my life the past couple of years.

Although some things have changed, many things about me have not. They include...
....the never ending sound of music within my spirit that cries for release as an over flow of praise for the ONE who saved me
...the never ending compulsion to share with others about the ONE who continues to save me
...the never ending hope that I have in the Lord Jesus that He is the only ONE who can and is willing to save and change anyone who will trust in and follow Him

Through it all, I have found renewed strength, nourishment, and a never ending love exchange in the process of being who God created me to be...a Worshiper through music..

In actuality that means...I sing all the time...sometimes silently but most often audibly during my quiet time with Him, around the house, in my car, at the office, when I'm out and about, and when I pray. I sing privately and sometimes publicly. I am willing to sing for Him publicly wherever He gives me an opportunity too. I am also still writing music and would love to record again but financially, it has not been possible yet. Perhaps, God will make a way. But no matter what, I will never stop worshiping Him.

The past few years, it has been my privilege to sing with some wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ as we lead worship together at FishHawk Fellowship Church. I have been blessed to have been carried by the fullness of God's amazing Spirit as I relied on Him and worshiped Him in the middle of the "Perfect Storm". Why do I refer to it as the "Perfect Storm"? Because I have intimately come to know God's great "Perfecting Love" in deeper and more profound ways than ever before as He carried and held me above the waves the entire time. For that, I am so grateful. His strength is surely made perfect in my weakness.

I leave you with a few snapshots of some of those public moments of worship. (I am sorry the snapshots are not very clear but they are all I have.) Feel free to contact me if you would like me to come worship with you at your church or event. It would be my privilege!

posted by Becky Carey on 10/13/2012

Love One Another as I Have Loved You Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

John 15:5

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man (woman) remains in me and I in him (her), he (she) will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 

This verse revolutionized my walk with Christ many years ago as the Holy Spirit revealed to me that God would help me walk out my faith, would help me accomplish everything He asked me to accomplish, and would help me serve Him even when I thought I didn't have what it took ...all by the power that flowed in me through the filling of His Spirit as I remained in close fellowship with Him. Knowing this...believing this...was the beginning of me uncovering the meaning of "life more abundant" ...that life that Jesus came and died to give to me, and to you; however, Jesus demands my all if I want to realize this abundant life. My portion in this equation is to remain in keep my will in sync with His will, to obey His Word, to worship Him with my life. For some reason, it took me much longer to come to understand that He also gives me power to take authority over my own emotions.

My heart always swells in agreement when I hear or read the following verses... 

John 13

34"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

1 Corinthians 13

1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. 

4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8Love never fails. 

Those verses were beautifully illustrated on a framed poster that hung in my bathroom for many years. It was the first thing I read every morning, but almost every morning, although my heart was moved by these wonderful verses, I would also think...but can I do that? But God...what about what ______ is doing to me? But can I trust someone that has proved to be untrustworthy?!?! But God, that person is so ______! BUT GOD! BUT GOD!! BUT GOD!!!

Anyone ever talk to God like that? 

I had done and could do some pretty awesome things with God's help...but I could not fathom how I could love the way I Corinthians 13 defined love. 

Yes...God even heard David, the very same man referred to as the man after God's own heart, lament over what was being done to him by others. David asked God to even kill those that were trying to hurt him or destroy him...those that were trying to rob him of the future that God had told David he would have. But in the same Psalm, David's laments are often followed by prayers for mercy for the same enemies that he wanted killed only a few verses earlier. David almost always ends His laments with praise...but only after He focuses his eyes and his reliance back where it should stay...on his powerful and sovereign God!

It took God allowing me to come to the "end of myself" and to completely break me of all self-reliance until I realized it was disbelief that kept me from experiencing this God-sized love. The problem was my belief was focused on the wrong object. I needed to base ALL of my belief completely on my infallible God and His abilities...not on my ability to "love"...but on His ability to fill me up with His love so that it could flow through me to others...especially the unlovable. What I needed to do was to get out of God's way and to pray and ask Him to love others through me. When I did this, my prayers were answered almost instantly. This miracle of experiencing God's love flow through me to someone who does not deserve it is very close to the experience of my own salvation...when I knew and felt God's unconditional love fill my heart for the first time. If you have not known this type of love, I urge you to ask God for it. I must warn you; however, that it will become something your heart will "pant" after...more and more of Him and His love flowing through you to the cost of constant death to self.

I did not choose the following scripture to discuss doctrine or to study its deeper spiritual meaning; I selected it because of the clear word picture it will hopefully paint in your mind and on your heart forever.

Ezekial 19

10 Your mother was like a vine 
in your vineyard planted by the water;

it was fruitful and full of branches
because of abundant water.

11 Its branches were strong,
fit for a ruler's scepter.

It towered high above the thick foliage,

conspicuous for its height
and for its many branches.

12 But it was uprooted in fury 
and thrown to the ground.

The east wind made it shrivel,
it was stripped of its fruit;

its strong branches withered 
and fire consumed them.

13 Now it is planted in the desert, 
in a dry and thirsty land.

14 Fire spread from one of its main branches 
and consumed its fruit.

No strong branch is left 
on it fit for a ruler's scepter. 

When I look out from behind the keyboard on Sundays, I see forlorn faces of women who are hurting, women who have been blown about and stripped of their worth by the difficulties of life, women who have been "burned" by people that were supposed to love them and women living in lonely desert places who are thirsting to death for living water...and my heart breaks but also somehow simultaneously swells with love. To love on these women in the name of Jesus is why we have been called to women's ministry. Yes, it is a large order and as we answer this call, it will feel exhausting and exasperating at times but I urge you to press on and to stay close to the source of your strength, the very One that will not ask anything of you that He will not help you accomplish. Remain in Jesus Christ our Lord, and then love one another as He has loved you.  

John 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

13 Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

John 15:1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.

posted by Becky Carey on 02/13/2010

Becky's Music Featured at Comfort Cafe' Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Comfort Cafe ╗ Coffee Shop Concert-Becky Carey.

I am excited to announce that my music is being highlighted in the

Coffee Shop Concert

of this months (July 2009) Comfort Cafe' e-zine, which for those of you who might be new to that terminology means electronic online magazine. Comfort Cafe' is more than a magazine, it is a an entire website that is updated and published monthly with an amazing amount of Godly grounded, Christ glorifying , inspirational resources and blessings for today's woman.

"The mission of Comfort Cafe' is to offer hope, help, and healing to women facing physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges. Through personal stories, practical resources, and inspirational articles, Comfort Cafe' offers encouragement, support, and comfort to hurting women. We believe that Jesus Christ has the power to heal, restore, and redeem broken lives and use them for His glory. We pray that you would experience God's comfort, restoration, and redemption as you browse through this site."

To say that I am humbled to have my music included worthy of their mission is an understatement! I feel extremely honored and blessed to be their pick for July's "Healing Music" / "Coffee Shop Concert".

Please...please...please...pass this information on to every woman you know. If you take a little bit of time and drink in their offerings, Comfort Cafe' is a phenomenal ministry and evangelistic resource that will help change your and your loved ones lives.

posted by Becky Carey on 07/04/2009

Are You Willing to Embrace Change? Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Check out this video! ORANGE

"Capture our hearts and our imaginations completely Lord. Challenge your people, who are your body, to let go of all we think we have to know and think is good so that You can bring about Your best! Change us for Your glory Lord!"

To say that God has brought change into my life this past year is an understatement. Time has not been the main culprit at stopping me from writing, but the difficulty in articulating the multifaceted ways that God is reshaping not only me and my life, but my entire family's lives, has been. God has really had my full attention and been consuming my thoughts and
imagination almost every waking moment.

When I watched the video that I posted above, I was so inspired and compelled that I just had to write and share it with you.
As the primary color for autumn, a season of transition, orange is a color that suggests CHANGE. God has been keeping me at peace, blessing me, stretching and empowering me, but also chipping away more of the "untruths" that have attached themselves to my soul. He is teaching me to embrace change. Now that so much time has passed, there is so much to share that I hardly know where to begin. So as to not overwhelm myself or you, my readers, I will break it down into separate entries that deal with individual topics. Yeah...that sounds like a good idea; however, I can't promise to keep any of them terribly brief. Short and pointed is not my style.

So let's start with the most did I come by the ORANGE video? Well the answer is big change # 1...I am living in Tampa, Florida now and serving at a new church, Fishhawk Fellowship Church. The Children's Ministry Director of FFC, Donna Terrell, shared this video link in hopes that others would join her at the upcoming Orange Conference in Georgia.

I must digress and share with you why we moved to Tampa. Back in a previous blog, "Daring to Dream Again", I shared that my husband and I were transitioning into a new season of our lives.., empty nesters, pursuing new vocations, after our youngest graduated high school and headed off to college and the closing of our long time family owned business in Key West. More on those topics in a later blog.

By May of 2008, Brooks, my husband, was already off to New Jersey to work as the pitching coach for the Sussex Skyhawks, a baseball team in the Independent Professional Canadian American Baseball League. As I faced the daunting tasks, without the help of my husband, of moving our daughter, Jessica, to college in Orlando, moving myself to Tampa, all the while leaving our house cleaned out and "show ready" for our realtor, it hit me like a ton of bricks how profound the changes in my life were going to be. No children nearby, no husband nearby, new city, new culture, living with a new "roommate" her home, trying to find a new job while also praying for and pursuing music ministry opportunities, and to top it off without any tangible help from my long time friends and church family in Key West. Could I do this?

To say I prayed earnestly for weeks in preparation of this "big change/big move" is an understatement. With every wall I painted, piece of wall paper that I stripped, and closet, cabinet or drawer that I cleaned out came a flood of memories accompanied by a river of tears. What I thought was going to be my moment of freedom and deliverance into the "real world" of opportunities suddenly became weighed down by the overwhelming reality of my human struggle with change.

Why do most of us struggle so much with change...even when we have been praying for it? It probably would have been much easier if my family was all ending up in the same place, together like we have been for 26 years, but that was not the case. We were and are still living individual lives ...Brooks on and off the road coaching baseball, Matt in Key West, Jessica in Orlando and me in Tampa. That is the part that was wrenching my heart. Suddenly I realized how being completely alone felt. It was really sad and scary.

Once again, my God in His comforting still small voice whispered into my heart..."Be still. You know that I am your God. You say you trust Me. You gave me your "everything"...remember? Didn't you mean what you said? I am with you always. Fear not. I am in the process of answering your prayers."

"Yes Lord", I prayed, "Be my covering. Keep me safe in the shadow of your wings. You know my needs and my desires. You love my children far more than I ever could. I trust You Lord with my loved ones, with my life, with all the uncertainties and changes we are going to face. Give me strength to do this. Give me the energy, courage and attitude to journey forward into the unknown."

The more I worked on the final remodeling efforts of our home, of course while listening to music blaring on the stereo, and talking to God...the more I cried. I accepted the tears as a right of passage into this new season and new life. I was grieving and saying goodbye to everything familiar, everything that I had sowed my love, life, talents and energy into for 20 years. It was necessary to "let go" more ways than I will probably ever be able to explain...of the good and the bad. In the midst of it all, I asked God for one thing for myself...and one thing only.

I prayed, "Lord, I need your help finding a new church. Brooks will not be back for months. Please cover me in this decision and help me know where you want me to worship and serve You in Tampa. You know how very much I love to lead worship and how very much I love being part of a worship team and band. That is my desire Lord. You know my heart for outreach, missions, and women's ministry and discipleship . I will accept whatever Your will is for me Lord. Please lead me to where you would have me use my gifts and talents in worship to You my God."

I decided to spend a long weekend in Tampa after moving Jessica into her summer term apartment in Orlando before returning to Key West to pack up and move myself. The practical side of the mother in me thought, Tampa is a lot closer than Key West...just in case we've forgotten to do something or my girl needs my help the first few days of college, which she didn't.

It wasn't that it was a far or difficult search to find FishHawk Fellowship Church that made what happened that Sunday so amazing, it's what happened once I got there that totally thrilled my soul. Would you believe, in the church's bulletin that Sunday were two advertisements asking for someone to serve ... 1) as a keyboardist with the praise team/band and 2) as a facilitator for a ladies Bible study class? Those were the exact two positions I had just stepped down from the week before at my home church in Key West. Thank you God for making my path straight.

It has been 9 months since I first began playing keys and singing with the worship team and choir at FFC. I have also been blessed to serve alongside some awesome new "sistah friends" in the women's ministry. Fishhawk is an "on fire" young church of over 900 attendees. It is growing rapidly under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Lots of exciting change and spiritual growth happening there too. I am blessed to be a part of a church with a huge vision and heart for the Lord, His loved ones, and the lost. I am not afraid of the change that is happening as growth continues. I am excited for it. Me and my life fit right in there.

As I journey on in my new life, I'm learning more and more to embrace all of the many profound changes in my life. I am only able to do this because I have a constant in my life that NEVER Lord, my Savior, and Heavenly Father and Best Friend...Jesus Christ.
My liberation and freedom continues as I continually strive to depend on Him alone for everything. I still have a lot of unanswered questions, but I am willing to lay them down at His feet and choose trust instead.

Is God calling you out and asking you to be willing to live a life worshiping Him in the shadow of His wings?

Will you allow God to capture your heart and imagination completely?

Have you given Him your "everything" ...yes, I said "everything"?

Are you willing to let go of all you think you have to know?

Would you be willing to release all the good things that you hold tightly to your heart into His hands?

Do you want His best for your life?

Then I say...Embrace change for His glory.

"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. He shall cover thee with His feathers and under His wings shalt thou trust: His truth shall be they shield and buckler." Psalm 91:1,4

posted by Becky Carey on 05/23/2009

My Drive or Driven? Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

My passion, my compulsion, is to share the love of Jesus Christ with others and that is driven by the love of Christ...John 3:16. I love because He first loved, my drive is initiated there.

My inspiration is the Master Artist, the one and only God, Creator of all. My artistic medium is music and my instrument, a voice...only because that is how He designed, created and gifted me to be. I take no credit in His creation for I am just a vessel, a tool in the Master's hand.

My ambition is to remain obedient and in His will as I live out the call on my life to tell others about Jesus...the great commission.

My hope is in the His power and control. I trust in Him alone. He is the driver and fuel source for my journey...Thank the Lord! Believe me, He is a much better driver than I am!

My goal...first, pleasing God...second, a by-product of the first, to tell others of His amazing love for them, that He has a plan and a purpose for their life, and to encourage them to trust and love the Lord with all their hearts, minds and souls.

Success...worldly success vs. Godly success...hmm? We must be careful not to be fooled by the outside view we see. Only God knows and sees the whole picture.

For me, success is in being faithful, even in the little things, and in keeping my heart and will in sync with His. I am constantly learning, constantly seeking, constantly stepping(one step at a time), into the territories and opportunities that He is in charge of opening and leading me into.

My daily prayer is to glorify God with all of my life and to be filled with His love so powerfully that I will be a blessing to whomever He allows me to minister to...whether it be one more person or thousands more. I now realize the journey towards my God given dreams is as important, perhaps even more so, than my final destination.

By learning to "Let go and let God" be in control of the big picture, I am set free to really live life "in the moment", instead of letting important moments pass me by while I wish for things that have not yet come to be. This, I believe, gives me the peace I need to remain patient, content, and balanced in my day to day life, which is a challenge at times for us driven creative types. Perhaps it is the secret to true happiness. Is your "drive" robbing you of this? It used to rob me of mine until I came to realize this truth.

Keep your chin up and your eyes on Christ and remember...
You are loved!

posted by Becky Carey on 02/25/2009

AlphaOmegaNews Review Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

I know. I know. It has been way too long since my last blog. I will be posting more updates very soon.

BUT... I did want to at least share this review of "I Wait For You" from AlphaOmegaNews. This was posted online in August while I was in the midst of moving to Tampa...which is why I missed it back then.
Thank you Ken for a nice review.

Becky Carey
I Wait For You
Creative Soul Records
Grade - B+

I Wait For You is a spirited gospel album by singer/songwriter Becky Carey. While the majority of the album centers around the gospel genre, it is also laced with a more contemporary sound and even some pop and country influences. "Reawakened," the lead track, sets the tone for the album with its upbeat sound and uplifting message.

Becky is equally gifted in writing and singing. Becky wrote the majority of the album, aside from "It's All For You," which was written by Eric Copeland who produced the album.

One of the more contemporary tracks is "Legacy of Love," and "I Got Joy" is another peppy little track, while "In Times Like These" is more like a traditional inspirational song. The mix makes the overall album more appealing.

I Wait For You is an incredibly uplifting project and very well produced. Fans of contemporary gospel or contemporary inspirational will want to check out this album.

Ken W.

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posted by Becky Carey on 01/29/2009

Another photo journal update. Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

Connecting In Nashville

With God and Other Amazing Artists!

My week in Nashville at the end of March for the CIA Summit, Tom Jackson Seminar, and CMS Songwriters Boot Camp was great! God once again covered me in safety as I drove alone 2 days up and back. I have come to look forward to the long drives...just the Lord and me and some of my favorite Christian music artists playing on the stereo. It is a time of intense prayer, meditation and praise.

Once there and events began rolling, God's voice clearly spoke to my spirit about some things I am to pursue in regards to ministry, music and writing. Actually, that is putting it lightly...God shouted things to my spirit and lit a holy fire in me in regards to what I am to do in music and ministry. More info on that will be coming.

The CMS Productions Nashville Songwriters Bootcamp proved to be a very inspiring event beginning with the opening keynote speech by the amazing Rick Cua. Other featured mentors were Charlie Peacock, Casey McGinty of EMI, Chad Segura of WORD, Steve Rice of Integrity, Scott and Christine Dente from "Out of the Grey", and many more representatives from the CCM industry. I soaked in a ton of great information on the art and business of song writing and later in the day, my song, "Call the Name of Jesus" was critiqued by Christine Dente and Casey McGinty. I've never participated in an open class critique like this and it was a bit nerve wracking but I knew that no matter what, it would be a growing experience. It surprisingly ended up being very affirming as my song, production and vocals received great reviews from both Christine and Casey and accolades from many of the class members as well. I am still a bit surprised that I am writing music that it is getting such positive reactions. This I never imagined.

The Tom Jackson Seminar was the most unique seminar I have ever been too. What a character he is! He is also a expert on stage production and I look forward to implementing his great ideas!

Keith and all the folks at IndieHeaven went over and above my expectations in the production of the CIA Summit. Two days of challenging teachings filled my imagination and spirit with even more creative ideas and affirmed once again several things God has been leading me towards doing in ministry. I will share more as things develop. It is great to have your steps ordered by the Lord!

The Momentum Awards were the perfect topping to an awesome week! No, I did not win an award but I certainly felt like a winner when my name was announced and flashed across the numerous big screens and applause and cheers from my peers rang out. It was a surreal and overwhelming moment!

One of the most fulfilling things about the entire week was the fantastic fellowship I shared with some amazing artists with huge hearts for God. Rooming with Belinda Jane was a blast and making new friends with artists like Bill Petty, Craig Whitaker, Jamie Thietten, Kerri Crocker, Shelly Wilson, Steven Coy Cook, Chris Carder, Jolene Riley, Shelly from Journey Home, John Gillespie, Stephanie Newton, Harry Offutt, Kerensa Gray, Marq-Paul J. LaRose, and Della was the icing on the cake!

Jolene Riley, Belinda Jane and Becky Carey

Stephanie Newton and Belinda Janeľ my CSR sisters

Stephanie, Eric, Becky, Belinda and Craig
...some of Creative Soul Records (CSR) family

Best buds Becky and Belinda Jane

All in all, God tremendously blessed me during my time in Nashville and I am fired up and hungry for more of Him! I know as I continue to passionately pursue Him, He will continue to empower and bless my endeavors.

May I ask you... are you really believing God at His Word these days? If not, then why not? Check this out...

Hebrews 11:6 - "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him."

Isn't that great news?! We are not in this Christian race alone! Try believing He is who He says He is and that He can do what He says He can do and then earnestly seek and love Him with all your heart, mind and strength and behold the blessings that come from being His vessel! Take time to pray and connect with God to find out what it is that He wants you to do. You do not have to have a musical talent to be greatly used and blessed of God! The people behind the scenes in God's economy are as important in God's plans as those in the public view like myself. Each of God's children has a unique purpose and place to fill for God. It is amazing that He even chooses any of us to be used, but He does, and then we are blessed when we serve Him. Try Him and see that God is so good!

posted by Becky Carey on 08/21/2008

Photo Journal Update Subscribe To My Blog (RSS)(Click this icon to Subscribe)

God Was In the House! are some photos that I shared in "From my Heart to Yours", which is my newsletter that I send out to my email list. An amazing thing happened the evening I sang at this concert. For the first time ever, my accompaniment music stopped in the middle of a song because of an equipment problem...BUT...I just kept on singing and the audience loved it and many got on their feet or shouted out to encourage me to keep on going. It was awesome!

In preparation for this concert, I had been battling whether or not I should take liberty by taking time to speak and share from my heart something that God had been burdening me with in regards to my community but I had decided that I should not, because this was Mary's event and not mine. Well...when the technical problems prevented them from beginning my second track right away, it gave me what seemed like 4-5 minutes to share what God had been placing on my heart, which now I believe God wanted me to do all along. I have never felt God's anointing so strongly as I did that night! Many people came up to me and said that what happened and what I said was an amazing moment of God's power that they were glad to be a part of. Several people claimed that they never even heard the music accompaniment stop playing. Go figure? With God, anything is possible.

God was definitely in the house there at the Key West High School auditorium...proof that He inhabits the praises of His people wherever they are!

Moments of Grace Remembered from

the Mary Alessi Concert

Feb. 22, 2008

Mary Alessi and Becky Carey

Backstage at KWHS

Mary is from Miami, Florida

Jackie Williams

from Key West

Singing "Amazing Grace"

Elizabeth Stamper

From Kentucky

Singing "Holy Ground"

Becky Carey
"I Got Joy"

Friends and Sisters in Christ...

Elizabeth, Jackie and Becky