Jul 11 2016

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 71

Praising Him

Psalm 148

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

Have you ever noticed, as the dark gives way to morning light, a symphony of sound? One or two birds begin to waken; then a multitude of birds, all rejoicing in the light. God must’ve made the songbirds to delight His heart, and ours.

Psalm 148 begins, “Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the Heavens; praise Him in the heights. Praise Him all his angels, praise Him, all His hosts. Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you stars of light.” And in verse 10, others are called to praise Him: “Beasts and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl.” In other words, let all His works praise Him!

Apr 5 2016

Wisdom and Truth Minute: Day 12

Praise the Lord

Psalm 19:1, 3-4

Hi, I’m Howie Campbell, and this is a Wisdom and Truth Minute.

Zanmei shen. Gloria dios. That was Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. How do you say ‘Praise the Lord’? Psalm 19, verses 1 and 3-4 say “The heavens declare the Glory of God and the firmament sheweth his handiwork… There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.”

The heavens are a steady testimony to the immensity of God, and every aspect of creation bears witness to his handiwork. When we praise God, we join with all nature in declaring his glory. So let’s praise the Lord, everyday.

Oct 6 2015

Praise Expo 2015

Charlottesville Virginia is a major music town. It makes sense that churches would involve music in their outreach strategy as well as stage praise and worship events.Praise pics 3a The folks at Aldersgate United Methodist asked Debbie and I to be a part of Praise Expo 2015. We were one of the music teams to perform that day.

Here’s a wonderful testimony of how the Lord directs our path.
While at a jazz jam session a violinist showed up. Her tone was wonderful and she seemed like a sweet gal so I met her afterwards only to discover she is a Christian, recently graduated from a music program at a Christian college. I contacted her later asking if she might be willing to join Debbie and I at an event, which she was. After looking at our web site, she messaged me that her dad traveled with his family growing up doing a similar ministry to ours. They have a heart for our style of ministry. We rehearsed the music an hour before the concert and performed well for our Lord. Thank you, Victoria Pent, for making the music even better!

It always blesses me the way God connects us with brothers and sisters to join in the joy of sharing the Good News, whether on a concert stage, on the street, in someone’s home or in a church setting. May God ever be glorified in the testimony of His saints, as we raise awareness of His immense goodness wherever we go.

Thank you, Lord, for connecting us with Victoria and her family. Many of the musicians we have a close relationship with have come into our lives by Divine appointment. We know God has a special plan for each one, and we pray the Lord, Jesus Christ will make Himself known mightily in each life and family.

Debbie, Howie, Victoria

Debbie, Howie, Victoria

Howie Campbell – guitar/vocal/native American flute
Debbie Campbell – percussion
Victoria Pent – violin