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Listen and Love

We probably don’t listen as well as we’re designed. If we did, then scripture, and the lessons within, would produce much more love and compassion in the world. It exists, but it probably pales in compassion to our creator’s hopes. So when I wrote this, I was doing a deep dive into what nature offers us each day in the way of invitation and inspiration. The Kingdom is in constant conversation with us everyday. It never truly sleeps, it is fluid in that it is alive and changing continually. Loving God with all our heart, soul, and mind (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) requires us to hear that conversation and to be a part if it. It’s only in that neighborhood that we can genuinely listen and love.

On September 25, I’ll be releasing my seventeenth album ‘Pray On.’ It’s my prayer that these songs will enable you to find some encouragement and optimism as you journey forward.

Pray on,
Eddy

Album: Pray On
Video Credit: Gerd Altmann / E.M.
Available at eddymann.com
© 2020 Eddy Mann

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Lyrics:
There’s a bird in a tree, and it’s chirping at me
Listen and love
There’s some moss hanging free, and it’s swaying at me
Listen and love

There’s a breeze from the sea, and it’s hailing me
Listen and love
There’s some shade that’s sincere, and it’s inviting me near
Listen and love

Listen, Oh listen
Listen and love
All across the universe
Listen and love
Oh won’t you, listen and love

There’s a mist in the air, and it’s raining somewhere
Listen and love
There’s a cloud hovering by, and it’s whispering why
We should… listen and love

There’s a leaf floating free, and it’s winking at me
Listen and love
There’s a stillness about, and it’s calling me out
Listen & love

There’s a full moon tonight, and it’s making things right
Listen and love
There’s a flower in bloom, and she’s making me swoon
There’s a rain pouring down , and it’s flipping’ my frown
Listen and love
There’s a rainbow above, and it’s promising love
Listen and love

There’s some wind in the trees, and it’s buckling my knees
There’s a tide rolling in, and it’s late again
Oh we should, listen and love
Oh won’t you, listen and love
Why don’t we, listen and love

© 2016 Eddy Mann
Hissongs / ASCAP

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Oh Loving God, Help us

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I thought I’d let Robert Louis Stevenson’s Christmas poem speak for me this month. The song of the month Oh, Loving God, Help Us, was inspired and written around his offering.

“Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and the worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift and good desires with every greeting. Deliver us from evil by the blessing which Christ brings, and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.

May the Christmas morning make us happy to be Thy children, and the Christmas evening bring us to our beds with grateful thoughts, forgiving and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

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

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

Love you all,
Pray on,
Eddy

December Notes

#LS Cover* 1There’s another release this month from the Love Strands album. The past two drops have been received well with Grace Is Not A Blue-Eyed Blonde receiving a surprising number of responses from the United Kingdom.

The Winter Run ’19 will be short on stops, but not on substance. I can’t wait to see you, pray with you, and worship with you again. There are a few unconfirmed dates as of this writing so keep an eye out for additional events.

Now go, and play nice!

Song of the Month

 

Winter Run ’19

Friday, December 06, 2019 – New Song Cafe, Mays Landing, NJ
Saturday, December 07, 2019 – Souled Out Basement, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, December 14, 2019 – Hope Community Church, King of Prussia, PA
Sunday, December 15, 2019 – Blessed Hope Church of the Nazarene, Phillipsburg, NJ
Saturday, December 21, 2019 – TBA
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 – Conshohocken UMC, Conshohocken, PA
Saturday, January 03, 2019 – TBA
Saturday, January 10, 2020 – Lifegate Coffeehouse, Somers Point, NJ
More info at eddymann.com

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