A Pretty Good Day!

A Pretty Good Day!

Blog – 10-25-17

Today was a pretty good day. In fact, it was an amazing day! Besides being my birthday, which is always fun, I spent the day taping a TV show in Nashville. I have to say, it was pretty cool!

Rachel, my co-writer, and I were on a program called “Bridges,” which is a show whose mission is to reach today’s men and women with the message of faith and hope. It’s produced by CTNTV, a Christian station based out of Nashville. It is hosted by an incredibly sweet woman named Monica Schmelter, who had received a copy of our CD Twelve and loved it. She interviewed us about the project, and we were able to sing two songs live as well. It was a blast!

The best thing about the experience was Monica really “gets” the project and what Rachel and I hope God will do with these songs. She was very excited about it and asked great questions. Sitting in front of a bunch of cameras can be very intimidating, but she made us feel like we were talking to an old friend, and her enthusiasm about the songs seemed real and genuine.

Monica pointed out that yes, Twelve was written with people in recovery in mind and it was written to go along with each of the recovery steps, but the truth in these songs reaches far beyond people struggling with addiction. These are fight songs, and they are for all of us.

Bottom line, we all struggle and we all have hurts, habits and hang-ups that get in the way of our faith.

Rachel and I are very grateful that Monica saw that and helped us celebrate and get the word out about this project. With an audience of over 50 million people, she has the ability to get the word out to a much broader audience than we could ever reach on our own. I love seeing how God continues to open doors we could never open without Him, and I feel stronger than ever that this project is truly meant to change lives.

In fact, it already has.

I received an email from a woman in recovery the other night who was close to having a relapse. She was fighting the urge to use, and a friend had just given her a copy of Twelve. She put the CD in, and the truth in the songs touched her and gave her the strength she needed to resist the urge to use. Praise God!

That’s the power of music. It has the ability to touch our souls at a deeper level than words alone can sometimes pierce. Monica talked about that in our interview as well, and it’s cool to see how that has already played out in the real world.

Below are some more pictures from our experience today. I hope you can see the joy in our faces because it was definitely there!

I will let you know when the program airs. They tape two or three months out, so it should be sometime in January or February. I will keep you posted.

I also want to say thanks for being on this journey with me. I appreciate every single one of you who takes the time to read my thoughts and follow my crazy career and ministry.

I think the best is yet to come!

Hugs and love,

Jill

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