Two years since his last release, Jeremy Camp is releasing a new cd. Some of the changes he has experienced since his last cd "really got started in my heart," he said. "I got on my face, and that's where everything starts. You get distracted building your own kingdom."
I love this quote! It really convicted me as I thought about kingdoms I have tried to build-- my family kingdom, my writing kingdom, my speaking kingdom, my homeschooling kingdom. It is true what he says, while your kingdom might be noble and your intentions honorable, in the building you can still get distracted from the One who rules over all kingdoms, past, present and future.
We have loved Jeremy since his first cd was released, and wore it out on a car ride to Florida that summer. Imagine our surprise when we found him walking around at ICRS when we got there! (We were at the International Christian Retail Show so Christian writers and musicians are expected-- we just didn't expect to see him.) He was incognito at that point, as most people didn't even know who he was (yet). Curt saw him and stopped him to tell him how much we loved his cd and we even got our picture made with him. That was a highlight of our trip that we still laugh about! We have bought every single one of his cd's since then and have never been disappointed.
I handed this one directly to Curt when it arrived, as he is our resident music critic and is (to be honest) quite hard on most cd's. So when he came back and told me "That new cd of Jeremy's is really good," I knew we had a winner. He declared "There Will Be A Day" as the quintessential perfect song start to finish and has played it over and over again.
If you are looking for a great gift for a music lover you know, definitely keep this cd in mind. And I am even going to give one away to one lucky winner! Leave a comment and share your favorite Jeremy Camp song to win. I will announce the winner next Wednesday.
What's my favorite Jeremy Camp song? Well, these aren't new ones (they are actually from that first cd), but they stand out as my favorites still:
Stay and Breaking My Fall
Oh, and My Desire. How can you really pick just one??
Want to see a video preview of the cd? Go here!
ETA: Journey To A Gracious Woman won! My son randomly chose the number of her post. Congrats!!