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Unbreakable

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Hi Friends,

I’m writing this from a barrier island in South Florida and can’t help but appreciate the blessings in my life. It’s amazing to me how we grow unaware of the grace that’s poured out into our lives everyday.

We live a life of blind abundance, surrounded by the most astonishing love.

This month is the seventh anniversary of a song that I wrote on Valentine’s Eve back in 2011. At the time my life was a collection of colliding calls. Musician, teacher, worship leader, coach, father, husband, son… the list was endless and so were my days.

It’s the only time in my twenty-seven plus years of marriage that I forgot, or rather put off, a Valentine’s gift. So as the hour drew late on that winter night I prayed for some divine help in creating something special for my wife.

Prayer led me to Ecclesiastes 4:12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Inspired by the verse I wrote the song Unbreakable. It may be the most loving gift that I ever gave my wife, and it God’s word that inspired it. In truth, it’s the reason that we have the marriage that we do.

My God, my wife, and myself
Together we’ve weathered whatever’s been dealt
Cause together we’re unbreakable ~ E.M.

Three’s not a crowd, it’s an unbreakable cord.

Call me, text me, tweet me, message me, email me, write me… we’ve been brought together by God for a reason.

As always, remember you can send an anonymous email to prayer@eddymann.com for prayers and encouragement.

Pray on,

Eddy

February Notebook

Eddy-Mann-Logo-2L 850x850February looks to be a pretty quiet month for me. At least that’s my plan. I’ve settled into a creative niche that allows me to read, write, and pray.

I’ve been ever mindful of recognizing how I need to re-energize, re-focus and re-charge both musically and spiritually.

Looking ahead a bit, only sparingly 🙂 …March 6, 2018 marks the Pre-Release date for my new album Simple Things. I’ve touched on this a little over the past year. It’s an album of songs that were inspired by Philly artist Thomas Eakins. The album will have a release date in early April and I’ll be back supporting it both solo and with the band come spring.

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February Schedule

No live dates this month!

More info at eddymann.com

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Another Trip Around the Sun

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Hi Friends,

Well here we go again, off on yet another trip around the sun. We make this trek year after year, time and again, and often it results in unrealized goals. That’s mostly because we create unrealistic expectations.

All this while we’re on the heels of celebrating the greatest gift ever. A gift that promises to lead us to a fruitful destination. And how will this happen, because he’s designed the perfect plan for us to succeed.

So maybe instead of coming up with our own promise to keep, we should just rely on the promise that has already been born and sacrificed for us.

My prayer is that we begin anew this year with a renewed dependency on His unfailing promise.

Call me, text me, tweet me, message me, email me, write me… we’ve been brought together by God for a reason.

As always, remember you can send an anonymous email to prayer@eddymann.com for prayers and encouragement.

Pray on,

Eddy

January Notebook

Eddy-Mann-Logo-2L 850x850As the season moves on, I’ve got a couple of dates this month before heading south for some downtime. All three dates will be close to home.

We’ll be making our first visit to the Recovery Cafe in Philadelphia, PA on Friday the 12th, and returning to the Daniel’s Den Cafe in Pipersville, PA the following night, for a Worship Circle event.

A week later we’ll celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the release of the ‘Yes Indeed’ album at Karen’s Place in Doylestown, PA. You’re all invited to gather with us and reminisce a bit while looking forward to the opportunities of the year ahead.

Song of the Month

January Schedule

01/12/18 [Fri] The Recovery Cafe, Philadelphia, PA 7:00 (combo)

01/13/18 [Sat] Daniel’s Den Cafe, Pipersville, PA 7:00pm (Worship Circle: with Liz Collins and James Harvey)

01/20/18 [Sat] Karen’s Place, Doylestown, PA 7:00pm (combo)

More info at eddymann.com

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He’s Coming

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Hi Friends,

Once again we find ourselves waiting expectantly through the season of advent. As I age, I find myself increasingly looking forward to this time of year. I love that we get to remake the set list by revisiting some of the ageless carols of Christmas past. It inevitably awakens the child in me.

As I continue to grow in faith, it also touches a deeper level spiritually. Life is ever changing, and we’re ever evolving, and so it is that the arrival of advent continues to heighten my sensitivity towards those with less.

As I work on the music plans for this months events, I’m struck with the blessed life I get to live. In Luke 12:48 we read, “to whom much is given, much is required.”

When I see the lives of those across our world I’m reminded of how much I have to share… my prayer is that you would join me in that sharing.

Call me, text me, tweet me, message me, email me, write me… we’ve been brought together by God for a reason.

As always, remember you can send an anonymous email to prayer@eddymann.com for prayers and encouragement.

Pray on,

Eddy

December Notebook

Eddy-Mann-Logo-2L 850x850We’ll be opening the month, Saturday, December 02, 2017 with our annual visit to the Souled Out Basement. We’ve been making a seasonal appearance here for as long as I can remember and it never gets old. It’s our only Philly performance this month.

The following Saturday, December 09, 2017 we’ll be in King of Prussia, PA at the annual Romans Road & Friends Christmas Show. This will be our forth year at this event which does a great job of collecting toys for those less fortunate.

Lastly, on Saturday, December 16, 2017 we’ll visit Transformation Church in Mays landing, NJ for a seasonal Night of Worship.

On a final thought, be sure to stop by the website to check out the Christmas Deals.

Song of the Month

December Schedule

12/02/17 [Sat] Souled Out Basement, Philadelphia, PA 7:00pm (combo)

12/09/17 [Sat] Hope Community Church, King of Prussia, PA 7:00pm (combo)

12/16/17 [Sat] Transformation Church, Mays Landing, NJ 7:00pm (combo)

01/12/18 [Fri] The Recovery Cafe, Philadelphia, PA 7:00 (combo)

01/13/18 [Sat] Daniel’s Den Cafe, Pipersville, PA 7:00pm (Worship Circle)

01/20/18 [Sat] Karen’s Place, Doylestown, PA 7:00pm (combo)

More info at eddymann.com

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When November Falls

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Hi Friends,

As the colors of fall begin to overwhelm us, it’s a good time to reflect on the changes that are happening in and around our lives. We live in a state of constant transformation. Our future is unfolding at this very moment. I know that some may find this a daunting thought, but I find it exciting.

Not knowing what’s around the next corner thrills me.

There are days when I can’t wait to get up and get going because I know that change is going to be revealed in my life. I experience life in this way because of my relationship with God, because I’ve surrendered my life into His hands. I trust that today and tomorrow will occur under His loving watchful eye, and all that I need to do is lovingly respond.

The leaves will continue to fall from the trees and the cycle of life will continue through the winter that lies ahead for us. We can choose to walk that journey in many ways. The choice is ours, we’ve been given that freedom. My prayer is that you yield to His loving nature and joyfully journey through the divine seasons that have been prepared for you.

Call me, text me, tweet me, message me, email me, write me… we’ve been brought together by God for a reason.

As always, remember you can send an anonymous email to prayer@eddymann.com for prayers and encouragement.

Pray on,

Eddy

November Notebook

171023 E.M. Promo 2sqI’ll be greeting the month down south as I re-energize for the ‘Hope Love Joy Peace‘ run through the northeast. These seasonal dates include some of my favorites.

November 8 will mark the first anniversary of the release of The Consequence album. I’ve had so much fun performing it over the past year and have been blessed by your continued support.

The end of the month will also find me back in the studio as I’ll be prayerfully be working on the next worship album. And on that note let me thank everyone who has already committed to praying over the project. As our prayer team continues to grow I know the blessings will also.

Song of the Month

November Schedule

11/12/17 [Sun] Souled Out Radio, Hamilton Square, NJ 6:00pm (solo)

11/18/17 [Sat] Christmas With A Twist, Wilkes-Barre, PA 7:00pm (trio)

11/25/17 [Sat] HeBrews Cafe, Wilmington, DE 7:00pm (combo)

12/02/17 [Sat] Souled Out Basement, Philadelphia, PA 7:00 (combo)

12/09/17 [Sat] Solid Rock Cafe, Chalfont, PA 7:00 (combo)

12/16/17 [Sat] Transformation Church, Mays Landing, NJ 7:00pm (combo)

12/17/17 [Sun] Sunday Worship & Talk Radio, Hamilton Square, NJ 4:30pm (solo)

More info at eddymann.com

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Pray on!

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Hey friends, this is going to sound familiar at first, but I promise it’ll end differently. I’m recording a new worship album and it’s on my heart to invite you to become a partner in prayer with me. That’s it! Just partner with me in prayer.

Pray over the writing. Pray over the message. Pray over the musicians, Pray over the engineers, Pray over the equipment, Pray over the promotion. Pray over the expenses. And most of all pray that it touches those that He wants it to touch.

2 Corinthians reveals that when we pray together, the church prays. If the church prays,TWA Cover 1 then each and every portion of the project will be covered, and that would bless my heart greatly.

Pray with me whether it’s once a month, once a week, or once a day. However the Spirit leads, pray.

The worship project is a call to a prayer campaign, instead of a financial pledge campaign, a call to pray for the project as community, a community that collectively represents the wisdom of God.

Nothing would bless this project more than your prayers.

If you haven’t signed up to the email list as of yet, now is the perfect time. Sign up and receive updates and free mp3s as the project moves forward. I’d be blessed to share what your partnership is creating. Click here!

So don’t Go Fund Me, Go Pray For Me!

Love you all!

Pray on,

Eddy

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The Faint Shadow

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I’ve never been one who hated cloudy days. I’ve never been one who threw the covers back over my head because the sun wasn’t out. I’ve never been one who felt depressed and listless because it was a grey day. Now give me a string of these days and I might start to weaken a bit. I don’t know where the cutoff point is, but I know I have a limit as to where I begin to crave the warmth and positive vibe of the sun.

Our shadow is a mistake free measurement device. On a bright sunny day it’s bold and brave like it could take on the world. It dances freely with us as we bounce through the day. But as the sky becomes littered with clouds it loses some of its confidence and begins to weaken and become faint. Even in the dead of night the moon will provide a glimpse of our shadow. A full moon on occasion may even pick up your spirit.

In the larger picture, our shadow takes the temperature of the light in our lives.

There’s the natural God given light, and then there’s the artificial man made light. The qualities of the man made light are different then that made by God. That shouldn’t surprise us should it?

Without getting all scienced-up, there are some things that are beyond our comprehension.

Artificial light is just that, it’s man made, it’s less than a perfect replacement. Nothing can replace a God given wonder.

Now by definition, a shadow is a dark area where light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object. So if the light source is God, and you’re the opaque object, what kind of spiritual shadow do you create?

So here’s where I’m going, follow me now. Your spiritual shadow, is it bold and brave, or is it weak and faint? Does God’s light shine so brightly on you that your shadow make a distinct marking on the world, or are you living in a space where the cloud littered world causes you to reveal a faint shadow, a shadow that lacks of confidence?

Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105 ESV)

Regardless of whether you wake to the sun shining or not, Jesus provides a light for us at all times, and in all seasons. Our spiritual shadow never needs to grow faint, or crave nourishment.

The unfolding of your words gives light. (Psalm 119:130ESV)

Being in His word means never having to pull the covers back over our head because of cloudy conditions.

It means there’s strength, a light shining a path for us even when the darkness causes us to stumble, to become depressed and or feel listless.

Our physical shadow may become faint, the sun may not rise everyday with the same vibrancy as the day before it, but our spiritual shadow can always be bold, it can be filled with a heavenly love, it can have a bounce that is beyond understanding. It only needs to be caused by His light.

Pray on,

Eddy

 

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Love’s Arm Around My Shoulders

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Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Eph 5:20 ESV)

A new chapter of my life has been unfolding these past few weeks, the pages are crisp and clean, and I find myself unabashedly grateful. I’m grateful for a God who loves me, and who continues to bless me daily.

I’m on my way out of the shadow of my father’s death. The road before me will not always be easy, but I travel with a constant companion in my Lord and Savior. The two of us will march towards tomorrows smiles and tears together, and for that, I find myself thankful.

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thes 5:18 ESV)

So as I write this morning, I lift up my words to Him, my great King. My thoughts of praise and worship are offered to the One who has, does, and will always embrace my life.

I write from thankfulness, from a heart that cries of joy, from a soul that knows of peace, and from a faith that knows no other.

I write as a mourner who knows healing, who knows a love that surpasses all understanding, and knows of a hopeful and joyful path to eternity.

In all times, in all places, and in all circumstances I offer my complete life as a sacrifice, honoring His will for me. It’s the least I can do.

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Col 3:17 ESV)

I’m embarrassingly blessed. I don’t deserve the life I get to live. Sure I do my best, but inevitably I come up short at the end of the day, and yet the blessings continue to rain down. So it is that whatever I do in word or deed, I do in the name of the Lord.

Prayerfully I go forward striving to appreciate the grace that surrounds me, and to recognize the Love that always has an arm around my shoulders.

Pray on,

Eddy

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