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Holding on to You

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Hi Friends,

Mankind has been singing prayers to God from the beginning of time, and so it is that this month I offer a prayer in song from a new collection called Endurance.

I’ve known of your love
And I hunger for more
Broke without grace
I’m knocking at your door

Love I long to know
Sharpen and refine
Lost without you
Oh, for love divine

I’m holding on to you
I’m holding on to you

Begin anew in me
Speak to my soul
Strength to rise
Hear my prayers of ol’

When I’m hurt by the harshness
When this cold world is heartless
All through the darkness
I’m holding on to you

~ Eddy Mann

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

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It’s life’s hills and valleys that tend to define our journey. This month I find myself back in my northern digs. This change of location is six weeks early, but loving relationships require a flexible calendar. My father-in-law took ill while we were down south and coming north was the right compassionate thing to do. So here we are, not particularly happy with the weather, but still relishing in the blessings that spring has to offer.

April’s song, Holding On To You, is the first of a collection of sung prayers that I’ll be releasing over the next few months. The collection is called Endurance and was written back in 2011. Through God’s timing it appears that now is the time to share them with you.

This past month I started reading a book called ‘The Master’s Men‘ by William Barclay. It’s not new, it was originally published in 1959 and I’m reading a 1985 edition. It was recommended to me as a character study of the Apostles. So far I’ve really enjoyed a deeper understanding of the part each disciple played in the Jesus story.

Please continue to enjoy ‘The State of MannSpotify playlist, and keep a watch out for the Homeward Bound series on facebook, twitter and instagram.

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April Schedule

Continuing Monday, April 01, 2019
Breath… and give thanks!

More info at eddymann.com

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King of Creation

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Hi Friends,

My prayer is that this months’s song will comfort and strengthen you as you continue along your journey.

Beautiful Savior
King of Creation
Son of God and Son of Man
Truly I’d love Thee
Trust I’d serve Thee
Light of my soul, my Joy, my Crown

Fair are the meadows
Fair are the woodlands
Robed in flowers of blooming spring
Jesus is fairer
Jesus is purer
He makes our sorrowing spirit sing

King of Creation
We praise Your name

Beautiful Savior
Lord of the nations
Son of God and Son of Man
Glory and honor
Praise adoration
Now and forevermore be Thine

~ Joseph Seiss, Eddy Mann

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

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The new month includes some time in Key West to catch up with the family Conchs that I haven’t seen in a few years. And the road down will allow for a visit with an artist friend which prayerfully will bear fruit in the form of a live or future in studio podcast. Stay tuned!

I’ve created a Spotify playlist that shares my ever changing soundscape called ‘The State of Mann.’ Please feel free to join me by following it. On my reading list this past month has been Margaret Feinberg’s ‘Taste and See,’ a global culinary and spiritual adventure in discovering God among butchers, bakers, and fresh food makers, that to this point has been a savoring experience.

Homeward Bound will continue as the Spirit moves. Our journeys at times can seem so isolated, but what we’re experiencing is communal in that at one time or another we’re all walking the same path and being guided by the same loving hands. So please continue to keep an eye out on facebook, twitter and instagram as these events unfold, and as always share how the Spirit moves you.

Song of the Month

March Schedule

Beginning Friday, March 01, 2019
Breath… and give thanks!

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He Remembers

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Hi Friends,

I’m releasing a new single today called ‘He Remembers.’ It was written back in the spring of 2016 and was inspired by a quote from novelist Elise Wisel, ‘God is God because He remembers.’ A free download is available at eddymann.com.

He remembers my first breath of air
He remembers because He was there
And still my Maker is with me everywhere
He remembers and He’s with me now

He remembers the first word I said
He remembers what I turned and fled
And still my Father never turned His head
He remembers and He’s with me now

He knows my pulse and the pulse of everything
Every moment ever lived and each created thing
He knows my name and the thoughts that cross my mind
He knows my heart, and the heart of all mankind

He remembers every tear I’ve sown
He remembers when I felt alone
And still my savior has never left me on my own
He remembers and He’s with me now
~ Eddy Mann

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 850x850Well as January ends I’ve settled into my southern digs and have found a relaxed atmosphere to work and play. There’ll continue to be some new music appearing in the next few months as I’m just finishing up some mixing and art work. Inspiration is everywhere here so I don’t suspect that there’ll be a slow down in the offerings.

Of note is that I just finished reading an interesting book called Jesus Asked by Conrad Gempf. It’s a relatively short read, but it opened up some interesting new images for me, like if Jesus were to meet you on the street today he’d be more likely ask you something rather than tell you something. And in response I’ve actually answered a few questions with questions of my own lately.

My newest ministry Homeward Bound has been providing some energetic feedback which is encouraging. The spontaneity of it will take some time to get use to, and the broad avenues of sharing will also be an adjustment to handle. My hope was that this could reach many of you who are at a distance from me, and or don’t have the means to participate at an event in person. It’s my prayer that the live pop-up events will continue to grow in freedom and transparency. And yes, from time to time I may be able to invite some of you to be in house. So continue to keep an eye out on facebook, twitter and instagram as these events journey on.

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February Schedule

Friday, February 01, 2019
‘He Remembers’ Single and Video Release.

More info at eddymann.com

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A Glad New Year

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Hi Friends,

I’m releasing a new single today called ‘A Glad New Year.’ It’s a re-imagining of a Martin Luther prayer written in 1535 called ‘Ah Dearest Jesus.’ At the moment it’s a free download available only at eddymann.com.

Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child, make thee a bed, soft, undefiled
Within my heart, that it may be, a quiet chamber kept for Thee
My heart for very joy doth leap, my lips no more can silence keep
I too must sing, with joyful tongue, that sweetest ancient song
Glory to God in the highest heaven, who unto man His Son hath given
While angels sing with pious mirth, a glad new year to all the earth!
~ Martin Luther

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 850x850I’m currently sojourning to my humble southern homestead. There I hope to read what I haven’t had time to read, listen to what I haven’t had time to listened to, and to create what I haven’t had time to create. Walking at sea level and breathing the fresh salt air has a way of inspiring me like no other place.

My creative calendar reveals that I’m about to begin a new ministry called Homeward Bound. I hope that this will reach so many of you who are at a distance from me, by using an internet platform. The plan is to have live pop-up events to talk, share and to worship. From time to time I may be able to invite some of you to be in house. So keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as these events will vary in time and day.

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January Schedule

Tuesday, December 01, 2019
‘A Glad New Year’ Single and Video release

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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!

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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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