December Music Notes from the road
Road tripping..... yes, that's what I'm doing at the moment... and loving it! So great to connect with friends, seeing some family too, even getting ministry AND ministering to others! It's been great so far!
So this update is going to be short and sweet. I'm currently in Illinois, this weekend I'll be in Indiana, then back to Illinois and up to Wisconsin and back home...
So far I've been enjoying my visit with a ministry friend and being part of some events in the area, playing live Christmas music at a coffeehouse in Illinois and then playing "dinner music" at the CCRPS Christmas party in Indy! I'm excited that I get to visit with my daughter and grandkids for a few days on the way home and see my granddaughter perform in a choir presentation.
Weather has been great down here so far..... will get colder in the coming days and I'm hearing lots of snow up at home, so hoping for continued great road travel.
Here are some of the upcoming events so you know what's going on so far.
Keep in mind a couple more events might be added either as I travel or go home. So be sure to keep up with my Facebook Page (Sam Scales Music, link above) or keep checking back on my Tour Dates page.
Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Time: 11am - 1 pm
Place: The Steeple Coffeehouse
102 E. Lafayette St.
Town: Monticello, IL
I'll be sharing Christmas songs and some of my original Organic Folk. Come join me for Live Music, enjoy latte or coffee and meet up with your friends.
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 6 pm
Event: CCRPS Christmas Party
Place: Lynhurst Baptist Church
1250 S. Lynhurst Dr.
Town: Indianapolis, IN
During the dinner time, I will be playing Christmas songs and some of my original Organic Folk songs. (I was not added to the poster as I didn't know my schedule quite yet and was not sure if I would be able to make it, but then the door opened and I'm excited to be there!)
At concert time Steven Billings will take the stage followed by the artist of the evening, Greg Hough, guitarist and songwriter extraordinaire who is one of the founding members of the Christian Rock Band Petra. Excited to be part of this event, meet friends and enjoy some great music myself!
Last month was quite busy for us! We had a LOT of events pretty much every weekend in November. If it wasn't a music/ministry event then it was me going to or holding a jewelry show.
Here are a few pictures from last month:
We were at the Gospel Christian Coffeehouse in Eau Claire the two first weekends of the month! They are a brand new coffeehouse and we helped them open the doors serving with our music and boy did we have fun fellowship with everyone! We are looking forward to returning soon!
We also were twice at the Lighthouse Center and Christian Coffeehouse night in Chippewa Falls, WI.
We played on November 18 and then again on November 24 for their free Chili Dinner. We had such a blast with everyone, it was an amazing time!
I also was set up for some jewelry events with my NotesNBling lines of jewelry in between playing music...
Again I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to so many of you who have prayed for us and who continue to support us with your attendance at concerts, making phone calls or writing notes to say "hi". We appreciate all of you!!
Oh, by the way, NotesNBling now has it's own Facebook page!! So be sure to 'like' that page as well!
Warren and I hope that you all are having a good season so far and hopefully you won't get too stressed out in this season of decorating, baking, cooking, shopping, wrapping gifts and getting ready for friends and family....(whew...looking at this list, that's a lot sometimes)...
...or you may even find yourself alone, in difficult circumstances that are anything else but joyful - and we get it and understand it, as we've had experienced a few of those seasons ourselves.
However I pray you will be filled with joy, the Lord's joy (something deep inside, which has nothing to do with outside effects of dire circumstance)
That despite the circumstances you can still give Him thanks for that which we celebrate this season, His birth and following sacrifice on the cross, shedding His blood for the forgiveness of our sins once and for all and thus reconciling us (linking us back) to the Father, forgiven, clean, whole, complete and yes, even full of life which this world can't comprehend, nor give with all the stuff we may desire. All that will go away, but the life He gives will never pass away.
May this season be a time of reflection of what's really important and who really matters and how important it is to live in a vital and living relationship with your Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ His Son!
In His loving grace,
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Psalm 100 Scripture
1 Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.
2 Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing.
3 Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.