Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012


What is Maundy Thursday?

Laura Story

Laura Story wrote the No. 1 worship hit “Indescribable” recorded in 2004 by Chris Tomlin, married a handsome athlete named Martin Elvington the next year, and began working in music and women’s ministry at the 4,000-member Perimeter Church in Atlanta. After signing an artist deal with the INO Records, her 2008 national debut won a Dove Award for Inspirational Album and earned Laura two consecutive nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year—all blessings, indeed.

But amidst that success a brain tumor hospitalized her husband in 2006. The faith Story sang about was put through the unexpected fires of fear and loneliness; most young newlyweds don’t imagine being kept alive at one point by breathing machines or having to find their way through significant post-operative vision and memory loss.

Throughout it all, Laura's faith kept her focused on Jesus. It's that faith that is explored through lament and praise on her new album Blessings. Offstage, she and Martin love to be outdoors, riding bikes or trekking their way through the book 50 Hikes in North Georgia. She also meets women from church for coffee a couple of times during the week, talking one-on-one about the lessons their congregation explores in Sunday worship. And it all pours back into her musical gift.

Blessings abound as Laura is expecting her first child and won her first GRAMMY Award this year!  I expect she'll sweep the Dove Awards where she's nominated for just about everything.

Album: Blessings

Devotional: What If Your Blessings Came Through Raindrops?

Twitter: @LauraStoryMusic

Tour: CLICK HERE  (Her Spring tour features Mandisa & Brit Nicole - it's called Girl's Night Live)


Video: Video Tutorial: Immortal, Invisible


Q:  How did Haman plan to retaliate for Mordecai's failure to bow to him?

A:  He wanted to have Mordecai (and all the other Jews) hung on the gallows. (Esther 3)

Way to go Lisa in Melfa, VA!

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