As the entire world is being held hostage by this terrible virus, we began praying and brainstorming about how we could connect with people to share the Hope of Christ through music and encouragement while being stuck in our homes. We felt that the best way to make that coneection was through social media, and so… We launched a Facebook Live Event that happens three nights a week for the foreseeable future! Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – 7pm Eastern time! The response has been fantastic! We could all use some encouragement through this season of uncertainty and seclusion. Our hope is in Christ alone! Please join us and invite some friends. You can even host a watch party through your Facebook page! You can find our live videos here… You can even watch previous episodes and you can share those as well! Be sure to like the Russell and Kristi Facebook page to get all the updates concerning the Livestream.
We hope to see you soon!
Russell and Kristi
1 Peter 5:7
“Cast your cares upon Him because He cares for you.”
2019 has been an ongoing celebration of milestones. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in October! 2019 also marks the 20th year of full-time ministry for our duo. So, to add to the celebrations, the release of our first ever Christmas album – ‘LOVE IS HERE’ – happened on December 1st!
‘Love Is Here’ is a collection of Christmas songs both old and new. The title track – Love is Here – is an original written by Russell and clearly shares the wonder of Christmas and the reasons to celebrate the wondrous gift of Emmanuel, God with us!
In addition to the album, we set out on a Christmas tour. The ‘Love is Here’ tour made stops in…
Fort Smith, AR
Van Buren, AR
Myrtle Beach, SC
Murrells Inlet, SC
Every stop on our tour was an opportunity to share the Hope we have in Christ – The Prince of Peace coming as a child to save the world! Wow! Aren’t we thankful for Heaven’s Perfect Gift – JESUS!
‘LOVE IS HERE’ can be found anywhere you buy music (Apple Music, iTunes, Google, Amazon…etc….)
OR – for a Physical copy of the CD – CLICK HERE!
You’ll also find the ‘LOVE IS HERE’ – T-shirt! Like this one…
Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Love is Here – His name is Jesus!
Russell and Kristi
How many times do we think, “I have to look good, or do that well, or act the part?” How many times have we compared ourselves to others and wished so badly that we had it altogether like they did? I’m sure your answer is the same as mine…MANY TIMES! I even want to look good and look like I have it together when I’m out on the farm jogging. I’ll think, “Am I jogging enough? If anybody can see me are they impressed that I just ran that fast or that far??” Granted, my jogging is more like walk/jog right now but I still want the approval of others. It’s been out there on the farm when I’ve had to say, many times, “God, You are my Audience of ONE! YOU are my Audience of ONE!” He is! He’s the One we should seek to impress. Did you know, though…HE LOVES US WHEN WE’RE AT OUR WORST…and He doesn’t love us any more at our best! He LOVES us. HE LOVES YOU! He IS love. 1 John 4:8 says, “Whoever does not love does not know God because God is love.” Also, 1 John 4:16 says, “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
See…God loves us even when others might not. God delights in us, even when everybody around us is rolling their eyes. God sees us, even when we’re out on the farm, or in the gym, or at the desk, or wherever we are and is overcome with love for us. We don’t have to earn it. We couldn’t if we tried. He “demonstrates His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Whatever stage you’re on, or field you’re running on, or path you’re forging, know this…Our Audience is an Audience of One…THE AUDIENCE OF ONE…Jesus Christ…the One you don’t have to impress. He loves you and me, just the way we are and loves us too much to leave us there. He wants to make beauty out of the ashes we’ve created during our lives. He will if we let Him. Let’s do it. Are you ready??