It’s July and although it may be hard for you to start thinking Christmas we thought we’d help you have a little Christmas in July fun. From now until July 31st we have two specials for you.
#1 Buy 1, Give 1 on all “Have a Fancy Yancy Christmas” products. That’s right. The special equals “Buy 1 Get 1 Free”. You a CD for you and get two so you can give one away. Or buy a DVD with lyric videos for your church and have an extra to give to another friend in ministry or church in your community. OR the best deal is the box of 30 CD’s which means you’d get 60 CD’s. No coupon is needed. We will automatically DOUBLE your order so you can GIVE to others. Order your Christmas products from http://www.Yancynotnancy.com by July 31st to receive this special offer
#2 Book a Christmas Family Concert with Yancy for your church. This event is truly Christmas fun for the whole family. If you book your date by July 31st you can SAVE $500 off our normal concert rates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-631-6862 for more info.
Last night I had a concert in Little Rock, AR at First Assembly of God. I was there a couple years ago and their children’s pastor, Brian Dollar is a friend. I remember as “Roots for the Journey” first released hearing a story about a sick little girl in Brian’s church. If you don’t know much about “Roots for the Journey”, it’s scripture filled music that is very acoustic, calm, peaceful and worship filled. This music is soothing to the soul and renews the mind that God’s Word is true, living and active. It’s promises are for us, today, no matter what we face.
At my concert last night, I received a special gift. I got to meet Morgan. The little girl who although at one point was near death is now healthy and strong and you would never have known she had been so sick last year. She’s adorable by the way. Morgan has spent the past couple weeks working on a gift for me. She painted e a picture with a guitar on it (and did a mighty fine job!) and the message “When words fail, music speaks.” Here is the sweet message that her Mom wrote on the back about Morgan’s story and the affect that my music played in their family’s life.
In April of 2013 Morgan, who was 6 years old at the time, became very ill. She was hospitalized for a long time, including an extensive stay in ICU. For days no one could tell us if she would survive the unknown illness. But, God healed our baby! She eventually gained speech and motor skills back. After a long journey we brought her home. Unexpectedly she began struggling with very traumatic flash backs of everything she had been through. She was gripped with fear. We prayed-we had friends praying. Words failed us as we tried to comfort her. Then a package from you arrived. That night we played “Roots for the Journey” in her room as she went to bed. She slept so peacefully and has never again had fear or flashbacks. Your music spoke when words failed. Thank you for sharing God’s gift through song. We appreciate you!
I love stories like this…because I do believe in the power of music. And I believe even stronger the power of music that is filled with the truth of God’s Word. I am grateful to be a voice God uses to help others draw close to the Lord. Anytime you have people connect with the songs you write and the words you sing it is truly a gift. One by one, story by story we are impacting individuals, families and communities by this ministry. Thank you for your love and support that enables stories like the one I shared happen. Last night, was a special one. I got to meet and hug Morgan. I’m taking home her adorable painting to remind me once again of the power of music. I’m thankful today to do what I do. I’ll keep making Jesus loud in each and every song.
So we all know that Disney is great at environments…it gets talked about in many businesses and churches. But, I want to give a shout out to another business that gets creating an atmosphere. The Woodhouse Day Spa – I’ve been to a couple locations and I have to say from the paint colors, furnishings, lighting and their staff, they create an atmosphere for relaxation.
I’m a tennis fan and an Andre Agassi fan at that. Do you remember his “Image is everything” Canon commercials? Well, it can definitely be true…image and atmosphere is everything. I was processing this and was reminded of how much environment can affect our experience. I’ve said for a long time that music can help you create an environment. (Hello, movie scores!) I also remember what Jesus said in John 14:2: “There are many rooms in my Father’s house. If this were not true, I would have told you. I am going there to PREPARE A PLACE for you.”
Ooh la la. I’m excited about that because as good as Disney is…even as good as Woodhouse Day Spa is…Heaven is gonna be one amazing atmosphere. Jesus is busy preparing the place for me to spend eternity. Rock!
What kind of atmosphere are you creating at Home, Work, Church and in your Relationships?
I believe great environments separate the good from the great.
I just returned from Arizona where I was blessed to do a kick-off family concert for Cornerstone Church’s kids camp in Chandler, AZ. They are using the Jungle Safari VBS curriculum for their day camp and I was blessed to go and lead a family concert for them this past Monday. It was fun, loud and Jesus was lifted up.
Today, I started my day to a really special email. You know the kind of thing that you read and your eyes well up with tears. Yep, it was one of those moments. Read the story that their children’s ministry leader Melissa shared with my office:
I really want to share with you something amazing that took place !!
We have a radio station here called KUPD it’s rock…Hard rock /heavy metal…They have a popular morning show…One of their DJ’s who is a atheist and his co-host is a believer .. Anyway the atheist name is John …I guess he raved all morning on the air about cornerstone and the family night we had with this awesome singer named Yancy. He signed his daughter up for our kidz kamp and he came with her to our family event last night!
We heard from several people about what was shared on the radio from the “atheist” who is a new fan of Yancy…
This is what it is all about!!!
I am so thankful for Yancy and her amazing gift in being herself while she is performing. God uses her everyday and He certainly didn’t forget to use her last night.
What a mighty God we serve!:)
I’m so blessed to have this job writing and performing songs that families can singalong to. I’m grateful to be a small part of the process in families like John’s experiencing the truth of the Gospel and God’s amazing love for us.
Thanks for your love, prayers and support to help me continue to do this ministry.
I’m truly grateful and humbled.
I’m on the road in Pella, IA leading worship and doing a family concert. This morning in church the speaker use the words “sold out” in a sentence. Those words jumped out at me when he did. I remember when being “sold out” was a thing. It was pretty commonly used back in the late 80′s and early 90′s, especially in the church circles I was in. Somewhere along the way the phrase became uncool. We moved on. Life rolled on.
Today, when I heard those words I was reminded we need to be sold out. We need to get back to that being a thing. Sold out in the context of an event would mean it’s a maximum capacity. What if we lived our Christian life to it’s maximum? What if we chose to:
stand up…sold out?
What if we gave it all? What if we lived for Jesus with a passion like never before? What if we were sold out living hot, not cold or lukewarm for Jesus?
I’m saddened because just as the words “sold out” became uncool in life for many living for Jesus also has become uncool. We need to get back to being a nation under God. We need to get back to being individuals and families that live for Jesus every day and in every decision. Not just when it’s convenient and socially acceptable but in every decision even in the moments that our sold out-ness makes us be cast offs.
Revelation 3:15&16 says: “I know you inside and out, and find little to my liking. You’re not cold, you’re not hot—far better to be either cold or hot! You’re stale. You’re stagnant. You make me want to vomit. You brag, ‘I’m rich, I’ve got it made, I need nothing from anyone,’ oblivious that in fact you’re a pitiful, blind beggar, threadbare and homeless.” (Message)
Verse 19 goes on to say “The people I love, I call to account—prod and correct and guide so that they’ll live at their best. Up on your feet, then! About face! Run after God!”
Will you join me?
Will you live boldy?
Will you love Jesus with everything?
Will you run after God?
Will you let your life be at maximum capacity when it comes to your relationship with Jesus?
Being sold out is what gets you an eternal seat at the feet of the King of kings. I’ll take that front row seat any day.
I’m in. I’m not ashamed. To Jesus I am sold out.
You don’t want to miss this limited time deal for ALL of our worship videos. Only available at http://www.only144.com This deal starts Friday, May 9th and only lasts for 144 hours!
You will get all of our worship live lyric videos, tracks, digital coloring book (with reproducible rights), Jesus Music Box: The Devotional ebook, and it’s the only way to get “Pequeña Fiesta de Alabanza” (Little Praise Party in Spanish) before it releases on June 24th! Stock up on some great worship resources for your church, school choir or the budding musician in your home. We are super excited to be able to offer this super awesome deal to you. Don’t miss out on this unique bundle of ALL of my music and worship videos.
Yes, you get the full mix and soundtrack
Standard Publishing’s VBS partners, award-winning Christian artist Yancy and author Beth Guckenberger of Back2Back Ministries, are excited to help bring your VBS to life with multiple chances to win in our VBS 2014 Sweepstakes.
Win a free Yancy concert at your church!
Win one of several Skype sessions with Beth Guckenberger at your VBS!
Win the giant 8’ tall “ancient pillar” featured in the “I Can Count on God” music video!
Kids and adults alike will love to sing and shout praise with Yancy’s fun and meaningful songs written and produced specifically for Jungle Safari.
And Beth’s dynamic storytelling ability has established her as a “must-see” speaker that you and your kids will enjoy interacting with directly during your VBS.
Go to vacationbibleschool.com/sweepstakes for entry form and more details. But act NOW as entries must be received by May 9!
We want to help you celebrate that Jesus is alive! Here are a couple coloring pages from our “Little Praise Party Coloring Book”. Have some coloring fun with your family!
Don’t forget to watch the spring/Easter themed videos in the “Little Praise Party App” for iOS and Android this month too.
Happy Easter. One, Two, Three Jesus is alive!
We hope your week is going great. We are excited that the music video for Yancy’s song “I Can Count on God” is now on YouTube. You can watch it here. ”I Can Count on God” is the theme song Yancy wrote for the Jungle Safari Vacation Bible School by Standard Publishing. You can learn more about the VBS at http://www.vacationbibleschool.com
Have fun watching the video and be sure to share it with your family and friends too. Look for a church in your community doing the Jungle Safari VBS this summer and let your child experience learning about the nature of God. He is Creator, Provider, Protector, Savior and King.
I was asked to write a blog post for a friend’s site while he is on vacation with his family. I’d love to share the post with you. It’s about finding balance being a working mom.
In no way do I have it completely figured out. This motherhood thing is quite the ride but I’m so grateful for the journey. I hope my words will offer you some encouragement and spark some new thoughts for you.
Love and blessings friends!