Thursday, June 18, 2009

An Exciting Night

Several years ago Tim surprised our family by telling us he had gotten us front-row seats to on of our favorite singer's concert. Collectively, as a family, we all love Steven Curtis Chapman. For those of you who don't know who he is, he is one of the best, and most popular Contemporary Christian artists out there. To make the surprise even more awesome, a group called "Casting Crowns" and Chris Tomlin were playing the same concert. I wasn't real familiar with "Casting Crowns", but after the concert I was a real fan.

The concert was especially a surprise for our daughter Kaily because she is probably the biggest fan of Steven from our family. You can see a photo above of Kaily with him. Imagine Kaily's surprise when Steven told her that he had noticed her on the front row because she is wearing a "Tigger" T-shirt. He told her that he loved Tigger, and had often been referred to as "Tigger" because of his boundless energy. So Kaily found out that she had this in common with him, because she has always been a "Tigger" fan also.

Both of these individuals, and this group have awesome abilities to write some of the most beautiful, thoughtful, and profound lyrics and music. I could sit and listen to them all day. Each time I hear the lyrics of the songs written by them, they really make me think and reflect on my life and the life of Jesus. Their music really shows their love for Him, and you can tell it is to bring honor and glory to Him rather than theirselves.

Going to this concert and having front-row seats was awesome, but even more awesome was the fact that Tim also had won for us, the chance to go back-stage and meet Steven Curtis Chapman. While back-stage, Christ Tomlin just happened to walk by and we snapped a picture of him with Levi. We didn't get to meet any of the members of "Casting Crowns" because they were in another area signing autographs, and when we finished meeting Steven, the line was still so long we probably would have been in line for another couple of hours.

Above is some of the photos from that special evening.


  1. That's wonderful! Maybe you'll get lucky again this summer when you're in the US.

  2. I sure hope so. He is such a wonderful person. He started an organization helping people that could not afford adoption, to adopt kids from overseas. He has fairly grown children, and he and his wife have adopted 3 little girls from China. Sadly, one of them was killed in a tragic accident, but I admire them greatly for what they have done.