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Dreams Will Come True

February 24th, 2011

This past weekend I went to see “Never Say Never”, you know the Justin Bieber movie. I couldn’t persuade my husband to go (way too not cool and embarrassing for him to go) so he recruited a couple students from our church’s youth group to go with me. Now before you go off making fun of me just give me a few minutes to redeem myself! :-) I do not have a case of Bieber fever however, I went as research to know, see and try to understand this person that so many in my musical audience are drooling for but more importantly he is connecting to. As performers, worship leaders, communicators that’s what its all about is connecting to the audience. I really didn’t know what to expect going in but have to say I’m blown away. I became a believer in Justin. I loved seeing the story of a young man with a dream and through hard work over time that dream is coming true. I say coming true cause it’s not over for him in any sense. If you haven’t seen the movie yet it’s filled yes, with lots of concert footage but also behind the scenes and different people in his story telling his story. (managers, friends, grandparents, etc.) Sitting there in the theater I was reminded again about what is one of my absolute favorite things to encourage kids wtih: their dreams. I walked away with a renewed sense and passion to encourage others that their dreams can come true….just like Justin’s.

See growing up I had a dream to make music. To basically do what I do. It was something I knew inside of me that was as true and real as the sun coming up each day or me knowing what my name was. Along the way growing up as I got to exercise that talent and learn by doing over and over I was so blessed to have many people in my life encourage me to pursue my dreams. Looking back there were so many in fact that spoke encouraging words into my life that I could never list them all by name. I just want to point out the significance their positive words spoken to me played in helping build my confidence to chase my dreams. They believed I could do it! I know at those points in my life as I was not as good and my talent was not as refined as it is today but that didn’t matter. These people saw the future, they saw what I could be and they helped me become that one day at a time. Opportunity by opportunity and encouraging word by word.

Back to Justin’s story: It was cool to see people in his life that have encouraged him along the way. When he was only a preschooler his mom’s friends from a church band (yes, I was very surprised to see and hear all the church references not to mention real prayers sprinkled throughout) that took notice of Justin’s interest in music and facilitated that by getting him a drum kit, even doing a fundraiser as he got older to get him a drum kit. He had a Mom and grand parents supportive of him. And in time he won over locals in his town, you tube, radio and the world one by one. If I could ask you to do one thing today it would be this: who can you encourage and support in their dream? It could be as simple as an encouraging word face to face or maybe a phone call or email. (A phone call from Toby Mac to my 18 year old self was just that: a huge boost of confidence!) Others may feel led to invest in the person whether that be equipment, training or lessons and if you feel led to do that totally cool. I just hope that you will join me in the “dreams will come true” bandwagon to cheer others on to pursue their dreams and more importantly that the God we serve does indeed have a plan for their life. Through faithfulness and commitment to him we can always be assured that good things will come for us as our dreams take shape and become part of our reality! People build other people up. Don’t underestimate the power that you have to help build others up to see their dreams come true.

I wrote a song about four years ago now called “Dreams Will Come True”. Like I said this is one of my favorite subjects. I wanted to write a song to encourage kids that God has a plan for their life and anything is possible for Him who believes! You can download the song for FREE right here

Dreams Will Come True (1050)

I also know alot of you would be interested in using the song in your church at different services and programs that’s why I’m giving you the live lyric video of the song as well for FREE

Dreams Will Come True Movie (670)

I hope it will be a huge blessing in the singalong times at your church to encourage kid’s faith in the “all things are possible” God that we serve! If you know others that would be interested in these free downloads then by all means tell them about it, encourage them to come here and download the music absolutely free, no strings attached!

Maybe you’re reading this and you realize you have a dream. I’d love to hear what it is….leave a comment on my blog here and tell us what your dream is. Let’s turn this into a dream wall. Like the many people who spoke life into me and my dreams I want to do the same for you. I hope you’ll choose to do the same for others in your life. You can never say never when you serve the God that we serve. Dreams Will Come True!

Peace, love and keep on dreaming my friends!
YANCY

Today is the day that’s all about love. Well, we love you! Yancy wants you to be her Valentine. That’s why when you enter the code: bemine at checkout thru 2/15 you’ll save 20%. So what are you waiting for? Go to http://www.yancynotnancy.com and place your order and save 20% on any and everything today!

(Google checkout users remember you’ll need to re-enter the coupon code on the google checkout page also!)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The past two weekends have been monumental for me. I say monumental more for the mark in history they are in my life. As many of you know I’m expecting my first child at the end of this month. We are so excited about this new stage of life and our family. So back to the milestones: Two weekends ago I had my last flying experience without a baby in tow or a child at home waiting for me. Last weekend I had my last worship leading/performing experience both pregnant and without a baby in tow. I am so blessed to do what I love by creating music and leading people in worship to their Savior with that music. It has been a huge blessing that I have still be able to sing and play throughout my pregnancy over these past few months even as the baby belly got bigger. (See picture below!) So what that means is that for those of you attending SuperStart this spring in case you haven’t heard already I won’t be able to be at the Tulsa, Bloomington or Cincinnati events. However they will still be using my music and the SuperStart! band I’ve been working with. A close friend and someone I’ve worked with for years is going to fill in for me at those events. I am very confident in the abilities of my friend, Laney, to lead your students to real and authentic worship of God at the event.
Here is my official statement SuperStart! sent to their registrants:
“Although I’m sad I won’t be able to be a part of the Tulsa, Bloomington and Cincinnati SuperStart events, I’m very excited to have Laney fill my shoes as worship leader. I’ve worked closely with Laney over the years, she interned with me and coordinated our preteen worship program when I was on staff at a church a few years back. I know her heart and I know her love for preteen students and have confidence she will do an amazing job leading your students into the presence of God. I look forward to being back with SuperStart in the fall with my baby boy in tow!”

So where does this leave me? I’m at home continuing to prep my house for baby’s arrival, pack bags for the hospital and continue on planning and prepping for tour travels this summer and the remainder of the year. I will still be making music and traveling doing concerts and live events. I’ll still be writing and creating new music for families and churches. I ask you to keep me and my husband, Cory, in your prayers as we enter into this new and exciting stage of life. We are blessed and thankful to know the best is yet to come.
Humbled, thankful and a bit bigger in the belly than usual :-)
Yancy

We are very excited to let you know Yancy will be the guest music artist on “CELEBRATION” on the Daystar Network. The show is scheduled to air this Thursday, February 10th at 11:00 am, 8:00 pm & midnight central time. So set your DVR’s or tune in live as Yancy performs two songs “Every Good & Perfect Thing” and “I Love You”.

Check http://www.daystar.com/ways-to-watch/us-search to see if Daystar airs in your area and/or watch online! Thanks for helping us spread the word to your friends and family!

It’s February! The month of love. Valentines is only a couple weeks away. Hopefully you’re gearing up for all thinks red, pink and white and covered in hearts :-)
You may be looking for a special Valentine for your kids or their classmates. We want to help spread the love. Place an order for any CD, Devotional, 10 Pack of CD’s or T-shirts and we will automatically double your order. Just enter the code: valentines2 at checkout.
Google checkout: remember to re-enter the coupon code on the Google checkout page.

So if you order one CD, we’ll send two. If you order 5 devotionals, we’ll send you 10. It’s a great time to stock up on gifts for birthday parties and such too.
Offer is available exclusively at www.yancynotnancy.com through February 5th.
Happy month of love to you!
Team Yancy