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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‚Äôs Place ‚ÄúOutdoor Series‚ÄĚ 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 JamSphere,¬†BeachSloth,¬†No 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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Called To Freedom

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Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (2 Cor 3:17 ESV)

After a period of time in which I was a full-time caregiver, I now find myself experiencing a new found freedom. New found in that I’ve never experienced freedom in this manner. It feels completely different than anything else I’ve ever felt before. As is often the case, it appears that I’ve been changed by the season that’s just passed, and that I’ve grown to see things in a new light.

My time of serving was wonderfully fulfilling. It brought me a deeper understanding of myself.

I learned things about myself that were gratifying, and also at times disappointing.

You see we have the freedom to learn from what we live. We can learn from our successes, and we can also learn from our failures. It’s the essence of our journey. We wake as one person, and through the Spirit’s guidance, we can end the day as another.

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32 ESV)

But now I find myself in new territory. I’m walking on ground that I’ve never walked on before. I’m in a place that I never knew existed. I’m living a freedom that as of a month ago was unimaginable.

The truth is my values have changed and I’m seeing the world differently.

I’m now facing each new day with a different set of possibilities. I’m daring to imagine things I never did before. I’m experiencing a rush of exciting thoughts and ideas and the joy is overwhelming.

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. (Gal 5:13 ESV)

And so I’m writing like I haven’t done before. I’m writing with a renewed purpose. I’m writing with the full intention of sharing what I’ve gone through, and how I’ve been changed by it. I’m writing out of a sense of servanthood, out of a love for my brothers and sisters in that my journey may enlighten just one person, that it may lead someone to the truth, that it may lead them to the freedom from whence they’ve been called…. for we’ve all been called to freedom.

Pray on,

Eddy.

 

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Replenished

Enlight253“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 ESV)

During my father’s recent home hospice journey, I, the sole caregiver, found myself driven to my breaking point. Push anything to its limits, and it will break down. My ’69 Volkswagen Beetle will attest to that. Proud as she was, there was a limit to what she could withstand, and over time she too fell to the demands that were put on her.

Sleep deprived, I found myself wandering away from some of my basic ¬†daily necessities. I know some who will find this unbelievable, but days passed without me picking up a guitar… or writing,,, or even reading. Irritable, cranky, and certainly tired were all honest descriptive words that could have been attached to my behavior and or mood. Think twenty-eight days with only intermittent sleep.

Serving wasn’t the issue, but seeing clearly was. In my attempt to be all things at all times to my father, I neglected my own health and well being.

“Six days you shall work, but on the seventhly you shall rest.” (Exodus 34:21 ESV)

So as God would have it, eighteen hours before his last breath, I woke from an hour nap to find myself broken health wise. I was unable to think clearly, my throat was sore, and my body was an aching mess.

Now tired I could do, but broken I couldn’t.

Yes, God found a way to school me even in my father’s last waking hours.

Guilty I am for not leaning enough on Him; guilty I am of not heeding His words concerning rest, and guilty I am of not trusting in His love.

“For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.” (Jeremiah31:25 ESV)

I went to bed the night after his passing to rest. I went to bed repeating God’s words of wisdom. I went to bed to satisfy my weary soul, and to be replenished.

Pray on,

Eddy

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