I recently wrote a blog post that my friends at JesusWired.com have up exclusively. Take a few minutes to read it. I hope you’ll be encouraged hearing my story and experience of my world falling apart. Read it here.
Peace and love,
New is exciting. There’s a freshness and expectancy that seems to surround it’s every moment. For months (and really a good chunk of the past year) I’ve been working on new songs for this generation. A young generation that is learning and experiencing God at a young age. I truly want for this generation to taste and see that the Lord is good. That’s why I’ve made 15 new songs and videos that kids and their parents can love.
The creation of a new project is very much like the childbirth process. You experience so many emotions throughout the process. Ups and downs, excitement and worry. But, regardless of the journey, that moment your precious baby is born is unlike any other. Today, I present to you my new baby. Today is the day that Little Praise Party-Taste and See is officially released to the world.
If you haven’t already you can watch a video we put together about it. You’ll hear from me firsthand how Little Praise Party began. I had no agenda and grand plan that this series would turn into four albums (3 english and 1 spanish….and counting!) I started writings songs for my church…it’s truly a “God’s plan is bigger than our own” story.
I’ve put my whole heart into this project. I was inspired at home more than ever by my sweet boy, Sparrow who turns four in a few weeks. I’m expectant for the stories that will be told of kids and families singing along to these songs. At home, in the car, at church or wherever they are. The songs are filled with the truth of God’s Word. I’m thankful the Word does not return void.
Thanks for joining me in celebration today! “Taste and See” is here!
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It’s February! Thinking about Valentine’s just around the bend I thought I would give you a list of my songs that have to do with love. Of course most this list is about loving God but hey, what a great opportunity to teach your kids and family about the most important gift of love we’ve ever received and how we can respond to that love. Then of course, there’s that second greatest commandment “Loving others as our self”. So, as you plan out your worship sets to sing at church the next couple weeks or if you’re looking for some new tunes to freshen up the ipod playlist for the family car or even devotional time at home here’s a list of songs to help you out this month. I hope you enjoy!
I Love You Lord
I Love You
Sincerely, Completely Yours
Love God, Hate Sin
From “Rock-N-Happy Heart”
With All My Heart
From “Loud & Clear”
Love the Lord
Love One Another (there’s two versions. One more uptempo and then also a lullaby version, soft and sweet)
Also available in Spanish from “Pequeña Fiesta de Alabanza”
With All My Heart
Give Your Heart To Jesus
Jesus Loves Me
Lyric Videos are available for all of these on DVD at http://www.yancynotnancy.com/product-category/dvds/
Or as a download from http://www.worshiphousekids.com
I am so pumped that the first 2015 tour stop of the SuperStart “Something Amazing” tour is today. We are in Sacramento, CA this weekend and then the “Something Amazing” tour will continue to make stops in Phoenix, Dallas, Tulsa, Indianapolis, Bloomington, Cincinnati, and Chicago. Learn more about the event and register to attend at http://www.ciy.com/superstart.
This year’s tour has some awesome sponsors that are helping make it possible.
These companies are supporting me leading worship at SuperStart. Be sure to show them your love and appreciation.
I hope you and yours had a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year’s. A few days ago I was thinking about this subject that I wrote a guest post on a couple years ago. The site I originally wrote the post for is no more so I decided I’d share it with you here. Enjoy.
WHAT’S YOUR FASHION VOICE? (originally written November 2012)
This is my very first Together in Ten post. I’m super excited and then maybe a little freaked out. I make music for families and I’m used to writing about my music and faith and things that move me but fashion tips and advice well, this is a new one. Although coming from someone who on vacation spends majority of it shopping I’m sure I’ll do just fine. Yes, I claim shopping as a hobby of mine! I LOVE it. My closet and drawers will vouch for this obsession of mine. (Not that I’m calling it an obsession but I’m sure other people would call it that!)
In addition to my life making music I am a wife and mother. My son, Sparrow, is 20 months. I have a confession and that is I don’t know that I can get together in ten. As a teen I remember allowing two yes, TWO hours to get myself dressed. Granted I had some permed flowing locks and bangs to get styled just right but seriously what did I do for two hours? Now, I’m much faster but I probably need 45-60 minutes to get myself completely clean and dressed. If I get dressed in ten minutes then that means I didn’t bathe and am probably wearing yesterday’s clothes and makeup. Not saying that to discourage you but rather be honest. Yeah, I can brush my teeth, dry my hair and fix it in ten minutes. I can even put on my makeup and jewelry in ten minutes. I just can’t wash my hair, wear makeup and leave the house in some fancy duds that quickly.
Over the past couple years I’ve realized something about my closet. It’s at a place now where it all works together. One thing may be from eight years ago, another three years ago and something else brand new. Why is that? More than any trend out there (and I’m not against them) I have a theme that is me. When you buy clothes that you love and speak to you whether that includes colors or prints then what you build is not just a wardrobe but a collection of tools to help you look you when you walk out the door. Sure, my style may be more wild and extreme or maybe even gaudy then what you care for but the principle is true. What do you love? What colors speak to you and you look best in? Don’t just buy clothes but buy the things you love and build your wardrobe in your favorite things. What happens then is you have a pair of black and white polka dot pumps from seven years ago that look amazing with that black and white polka dot top you bought this past spring. The collection works together like the greatest teamwork talk you could ever have been given by your boss or even the one you gave to your child yesterday about getting along with their sibling.
So my question for you is this. What’s your fashion voice? What are your favorite patterns and colors? Does your wardrobe have those patterns and colors? If not, why not? If it does then start mixing and matching and recreating in new ways this look that is you. You have a fashion voice whether it’s “I don’t care”, “gym slob”, or “I”m happy to be me.” Hello, episode of “What Not To Wear”. You’ve seen the progression that happens when you just choose to dress yourself like you care.
Here’s a picture from a photo shoot I did a few weeks ago. You can see what I mean by favorites. There are many reoccurring themes both in color and pattern here but yet, all different outfits. At the end of the day they are me: Wife, mother, artist, fashion lover, Jesus follower, Yancy.
Until next time, I’ll be trying to speed up my get dressed time to be closer to ten and doing some Christmas shopping, yes!
Christmas is just around the corner and we have some options to help with your gift buying needs. Here’s our quick guide of gift ideas for just about any age. Don’t forget you can get free shipping with the code: YancyLovesMe
Preschool/Early elementary ages:
The great thing about our CD, DVD and Devotional gifts is that you’re giving a gift that plants eternal seeds. We make Jesus loud in all that we do. Let us help make your Christmas merry and bright.
Every year it’s the same thing—search for great Christmas music that families will love.
We want to play it in our church environments.
We want to play it in our cars.
We want it playing as we decorate the tree.
Well, my friends at Amber Sky Records released a new Christmas EP called “Jingle Jam” and it’s available now on iTunes!
To celebrate the launch of JINGLE JAM on iTunes, we’re giving away some iTunes gift cards! Here’s what we got:
- one $25 iTunes gift card
- one $50 iTunes gift card
- one $100 iTunes gift card
If you want to participate, all you need to do is hop on social media!
To enter: Tweet, Facebook, or Instagram about the launch of JINGLE JAM! Every post equals one entry. And don’t forget to mention @OrangeLeaders in your posts so we can keep track of your entries!
1. Write a few posts on social media about the launch of JINGLE JAM
2. Tag @OrangeLeaders
3. Cross your fingers and toes.
4. We choose three winners!
Every post counts as one entry into the contest. And entries are unlimited! So get busy. Entries will be received until 11:59pm (PST) tonight, December 4. We’ll announce winners tomorrow – Friday, Dec. 5.
So help us spread some Christmas cheer about JINGLE JAM!
And don’t forget to tag @OrangeLeaders so we can track your entries.
Be sure to snag these great Christmas tunes for your family and church https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jingle-jam-wrapped-up/id906491729
‘Tis the season for Christmas music.
Do you have a story/testimony of what “Little Praise Party” means to your family or church #kidmin?
I’m working on some new promo items for the upcoming February release of “Little Praise Party-Taste and See” and I would be ever so grateful if you would end me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling your story. If you can send a video of you sharing how “Little Praise Party” has impacted you and yours that would be even better. (I may even send you a little thank you gift!)
Thank you so much for helping me tell the story of life change that has happened through these little songs and cartoon videos. I appreciate your help. This new album and video collection is gonna rock. Seriously, some of the best yet. I can’t wait for you all to hear it.
We are so excited that Yancy’s song “Gritar” (Shout!) is #1 in Guatemala. Released on the Spanish album and DVD “Pequeña Fiesta de Alabanza” earlier this year. If you know someone who would benefit from this kids music in spanish please tell them about the project.
And while we’re talking about international impact our office received a sweet note on Facebook from a Father in Slovakia.
“I would like to express my thanks for your wonderful music. My 3 girls (2,4,31) just love it! We have bumped into your songs by coincidence last year on youtube. Ever since, they have become a part of our family life. You have given us a powerfull tool, that helps us to bring our kids closer to God every day.”
In the first quarter or so of 2015 Yancy will be traveling to the following list of cities. There’s some flexibility in travel plans where Yancy is available on the following days to come to YOUR church. Whether you want to do a church-wide family concert, have me lead worship, or something else we want to discuss your needs and see how we can create a unique opportunity for families and kids to have a blast at church worshipping God.
1/18 Sacramento, CA
1/25 Chattanooga, TN
2/8 Phoenix, AZ
2/11 Dallas, TX
2/22 (PM) Tulsa, OK
3/4 Indianapolis, IN
3/8 (PM) Detroit, MI
3/15 Bloomington, IL
3/25 or 29 Cincinnati, OH
4/8 or 12 Chicago, IL
4/19 Louisville, KY
Because we are already in the above cities on these days we can reduce our normal booking fee. Please email email@example.com or call Megan at 615-631-6862 to get more info and lock-in your date.