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Hi Friends,

Last month during my yearly eye exam it was discovered that I had a torn retina in my left eye. When I asked if it was serious they said they were scheduling me for laser surgery the following morning. Amazingly I didn’t experience the normal warning signs. There were no flashes of light or noticeable vision changes. Afterwards I began to realize the blessings and just how fortunate I was that the retina hadn’t become detached. I was blessed to have scheduled, and kept my yearly appointment. And I’m blessed to live in an age of laser surgery where I could continue a normal lifestyle immediately.

As is my way, I began to pray over what had happened and what I could learn from it. I immediately realized that I was four weeks into a nine week run of events where my focus has been on recognizing God’s beauty through nature.

During the past month I’ve really championed God’s creation but never once took into consideration that it could only be achieved by the miraculous gift of sight.

Sheepishly I now have the opportunity to share my brokenness in maybe taking that gift for granted.

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

 September Notebook

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The three-step release of the ‘Worship in Spirit and Truth’ album is scheduled to begin on September 07, 2018 with the ‘Worship in Spirit EP’. This will be followed by the ‘Worship in Truth EP’ on September 21, 2018. The EP’s will only be available on the eddymann.com website. The ‘Worship in Spirt and Truth’ album will drop everywhere on October 5, 2018.

It’s been quite some time since I released any new songs for the church and I’m really excited about this project. Some of these songs have become a staple of my worship events over the past three years and so I’ve seen how God has used them in the lives of others. And now I look forward to sharing them with all of you!

 

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September Schedule

09/02/18 Sun] Truth United Ministries, Willow Grove, PA 10:00am (solo)
09/08/18 [Sat] Haverford Music Festival, Havertown, PA 3:50pm (duo)
09/09/18 Sun] Truth United Ministries, Willow Grove, PA 10:00am (solo)
09/16/18 Sun] Truth United Ministries, Willow Grove, PA 10:00am (solo)
09/21/18 [Fri] The Well Coffeehouse, Portsmouth, VA 7:00pm (solo)
09/22/18 [Sat] The River Room, Virginia Beach, VA 8:00pm (solo)
09/28/18 [Fri] Festival of Friends, Spindale, NC 7:00pm (solo)
09/29/18 [Sat] Festival of Friends, Spindle, NC 7:00pm (solo)
09/30/18 [Sun] Advent Lutheran, Hendersonville, NC 11:00am (solo)

More info at eddymann.com

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The Courtship

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Hi Friends,

After laying low for a few months and settling into my new southern digs, I’m excited about the next nine weeks. As I head north there are twenty dates booked, a Direct-to-Vinyl session in Brooklyn, NY, and a new Worship album wrapping up. As always I’m in awe of the blessings that I call my life.

As we travel along this courtship with eternity there’s so much to be learned, so much to be achieved, and so much to be grateful for… the connected dots are stunning when we sit back and see our Maker’s loving and creative hands at work.

It’s this overflowing joy that’s racing through my soul that drives me to want to continue to share with you in fellowship, sing with you in worship, and walk with you on this journey.

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

 August Notebook

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The three-step release of the ‘Worship in Spirit and Truth’ album is scheduled to begin on September 07, 2018 with the ‘Worship in Spirit’ EP. It’s been quite some time since I released any new songs for the church. Two EP’s will be followed by the twelve song album.

 

Song of the Month

August Schedule

08/04/18 [Sat] Lake Fest , Harvey’s Lake, PA TBA (solo)
08/05/18 [Sun] Truth United Ministries, Willow Grove, PA 10:00am (solo)
08/06/17 [Mon] Karen’s Place “Outdoor Series” Doylestown, PA 7:00pm (combo)
08/10/18 [Fri] Edgely Cafe Night, Bristol, PA 7:00pm (trio)
08/11/18 [Sat] Good News Coffee House, Bronxville, NY 7:00pm (solo)
08/05/18 [Sun] Truth United Ministries, Willow Grove, PA 10:00am (solo)
08/19/18 [Sun] St. Paul’s Concert Series, Mountain Top, PA 6:00pm (solo)
08/25/18 [Sat] Waldheim Tabernacle Tunes & Coffee, Allentown, PA 7:00pm (combo)
08/26/18 [Sun] Truth United Ministries, Willow Grove, PA 10:00am (solo)

More info at eddymann.com

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Cowboy in the Badlands

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Hi Friends,

As I sense the current season of my life changing, I’m excited about what the future holds. Those of you who know me well, know that I embrace change and find it ever inspiring. I’ve been based in the Mid-Atlantic region for most of my life and am now entering a new season where a beautiful barrier island in south Florida will be called home for seven to eight months a year. Though the change is a pleasant one, it comes with an enormous amount of balancing as there are endless loose ends to tie up. I rest in the knowledge that He shepherds me, and I never am, or will be, in a place of want (Psalm 23:1).

So join me in opening my arms to the future, to all that the summer holds, and to all the blessings that await us.

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

 June Notebook

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In August we’ll be stopping in at Leesta Vall Sound Recordings to do some direct-to-disk recordings. You can pre-order here! Each recording will be a one-of-a-kind and include a personal message. Check out the link and choose your song(s)!

You can hear what they’ve been saying about Simple Things right here at JamSphere, BeachSloth, No Depression and Mid TN Music.

 

Song of the Month

June Schedule

More info at eddymann.com

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A May Morning in the Park

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Hi Friends,

I’m starting to sense a bit of spring as the month of May arrives, and I’m certain that summer’s going to be right behind. Since returning from my time down south it’s been an adjustment getting used to the cooler nights and chilly mornings, but adjustments are what we make all day long aren’t they? We wake with our plans, and then God smiles, and then the adjustments begin.

The comfort is in the fact that having our Creator moving the pieces to his rhythm, and with his harmony, we really don’t need to worry about being out-of-step or out-of-tune… not as long as we’re allowing His will to be played out.

So my prayer this month is from Hebrews 13:20-21, “Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.”

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

 May Notebook

Eddy-Mann-Logo-2L 850x850It’s been a joy hearing how the new album Simple Things has been received. Keep messaging, texting and emailing your impressions they’re a blessing. This month will mark the release of the second single A May Morning in the Park another song that touches on our opportunities to be compassionate people. You can check out what they’ve been saying here at JamSphereBeachSlothNo Depressionand Mid TN Music.

I’ll be showing up locally this month (check out the schedule below) before heading out of town for June and July. I hope to see you!

Song of the Month

May Schedule

04/05/18 [Thu] Pop Roxx Radio, Deerfield Beach, FL 7:00pm LIVE Interview!
04/06/18 [Fri] The Well Coffeehouse, Portsmouth, VA 7:00pm (solo)
04/07/18 [Sat] The River Room, Virginia Beach, VA 8:00pm (solo)
04/10/18 [Tue] The Paige Roberts Show, Athens, GA 7:00pm LIVE Interview!
04/14/18 [Sat] S.A.L.T. Glenside, PA 12-4pm (combo)
04/14/18 [Sat] Daniel’s Den Cafe, Pipersville, PA 7:00pm (Worship Circle)
04/15/18 [Sun] Truth United Ministries, Willow Grove, PA 10:00am (solo)
04/22/18 [Sun] Truth United Ministries, Willow Grove, PA 10:00am (solo)
04/27/18 [Fri] Holy Land Christian Theater, Paradise, PA 7:00pm (trio)
04/28/18 [Sat] Holy Land Christian Theater, Paradise, PA 1:00pm (trio)
04/28/18 [Sat] Emmaus Road Cafe, Lancaster, PA 7:00pm (solo)
04/29/18 [Sun] 4th Street Coffeehouse, Columbia, PA 5:00pm (trio)

More info at eddymann.com

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Simple Things

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Hi Friends,

April, and it’s fools, are here like it or not. Are you one of those practical jokers? I’m not… usually, but I have had my foolish moments over the years. I do know that bringing a smile to someone’s face never grows old, and inspiring laughter in an increasingly dark world always leaves me feeling good.

Solomon wrote that, ‘a joyful heart is good medicine,’ and ‘a glad heart makes a cheerful face.’ That sounds simple doesn’t it? Think about that, it requires very little effort and it’s virtually free. So as the first days of April arrive, let them be filled with smiles, laughter, joy and gladness. Let them deliver good medicine and cheerful faces.

 I’ve found that the simple things in life can be the most rewarding.

It’s my prayer this month that we can find the hidden happiness in the simple things in life, and that we can bring a smile to the faces we meet.

It’s my prayer that the world begins to find it’s way back to him, to allow his embrace to bring comfort, strength, and wisdom, and a vision of a peaceful, loving place to live… the spring of our content.

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

 April Notebook

Eddy-Mann-Logo-2L 850x850April 03, 2018 will mark the release of my new album Simple Things. I’m excited to present this project and the art work that inspired it. You can check out what they’ve been saying here at JamSphereBeachSlothNo Depressionand Mid TN Music.

April also begins an eight week run of interviews, along with coffeehouse, concert and worship events. I’ll be live in solo, trio and combo settings, I hope to see you all! Check out the calendar below.

This past month blessed me with three 2018 IMEA nominations and an Akademia Award, thanks to everyone who has had a hand in making that happened.

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April Schedule

04/05/18 [Thu] Pop Roxx Radio, Deerfield Beach, FL 7:00pm LIVE Interview!
04/06/18 [Fri] The Well Coffeehouse, Portsmouth, VA 7:00pm (solo)
04/07/18 [Sat] The River Room, Virginia Beach, VA 8:00pm (solo)
04/10/18 [Tue] The Paige Roberts Show, Athens, GA 7:00pm LIVE Interview!
04/14/18 [Sat] S.A.L.T. Glenside, PA 12-4pm (combo)
04/14/18 [Sat] Daniel’s Den Cafe, Pipersville, PA 7:00pm (Worship Circle)
04/15/18 [Sun] Truth United Ministries, Willow Grove, PA 10:00am (solo)
04/22/18 [Sun] Truth United Ministries, Willow Grove, PA 10:00am (solo)
04/27/18 [Fri] Holy Land Christian Theater, Paradise, PA 7:00pm (trio)
04/28/18 [Sat] Holy Land Christian Theater, Paradise, PA 1:00pm (trio)
04/28/18 [Sat] Emmaus Road Cafe, Lancaster, PA 7:00pm (solo)
04/29/18 [Sun] 4th Street Coffeehouse, Columbia, PA 5:00pm (trio)

More info at eddymann.com

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The Spring of Our Content

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Hi Friends,

March is arriving as usual with the announcement of spring in a few weeks. As we continue through nature’s change of seasons, we are reminded that our journey is also one of change. The excitement of what lays ahead can be exhilarating or daunting depending on your view. One thing for sure, it will be arriving.

There have been many lives changed this past month by a world that is seemingly out of control, so I understand those who may harbor some concerns about what the future holds, but we don’t worship a far away God, we worship Emmanuel, a God who is with us at all times, a God that continues to embrace our world even as it falters and pushes him away.

There’s a peace in knowing that if you are in him, he remains in you, and that he has plans not only for you to succeed, but also to complete.

So as the month of March arrives, as spring begins to bloom around you, it’s also a perfect time for us to blossom in our relationship with him.

It’s my prayer that the world begins to find it’s way back to him, to allow his embrace to bring comfort, strength, and wisdom, and a vision of a peaceful, loving place to live… the spring of our content.

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

 March Notebook

Eddy-Mann-Logo-2L 850x850March 6, 2018 will mark the pre-release of my new album Simple Things. This project has been back-burnered a bit, so I’m pleased to see it’s release on the horizon April 03, 2018.

The initial reviews have been positive and have created a little buzz of excitement. You can check out a few here at JamSphere and BeachSloth.

There are also two reflective and informative interviews circulating at No Depression and Mid TN Music.

March 06, 2018 will also be the release of the first single The Dancing Lesson which is also the Song of the Month.

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March Schedule

No live dates this month!

More info at eddymann.com

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My Grateful Heart

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Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Heb 12:1-2 ESV)

The finish-line can be a beautiful thing. Anyone who has competed throughout this life knows the comfort that’s experienced when the finish-line is crossed. At that point the struggle to achieve is but a memory, though sometimes the effects from such a battle can linger. But the battle won will never be diminished by a few aches and pains that may follow.

In the days, weeks, and months to come I know I’ll experience the fallout of the marathon I just completed. There will be some low points to wade through, and there will also be some highs to balance things out, but that’s the nature of our journey, isn’t it?

We race down the mountain with our hands up in the air, screaming in exhilaration and delight as we careen down dangerously and sometimes irresponsibly into the valley below. It’s like an emotional rollercoaster ride that wildly drops us down and then pulls us back up again. We find ourselves thrown from side to side, forward and back, all the while trusting that we’re safe and secure in our protected seats.

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do; forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Phil 3:12-14 ESV)

Regardless of the emotional swings we march on. We march on because that’s who we are. We’re children of God. The same childlike enthusiasm that drives us back onto that rollercoaster drives us forward to reach the prize. The spiritual rollercoaster of our life whips us around and can take our breath away as we drop from great heights into the darkest of valleys. But we know we’re safe, we know that we’re watched over, and we know that we’re always safely secured in His arms.

I’ll be pressing on in the days to come. I’ll be continuing on my lifelong journey to accomplish His will for me.

There is a final finish-line in my future and it’s toward that end that I’ll strain to reach His goal for me.

Do not be anxious, about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Phil 4:6 ESV)

Confidently I can walk the path set before me, because my Father has heard my prayer, He knows my name, and He knows my grateful heart.

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Phil 4:13 ESV)

Pray on,

Eddy

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