Hey, everybody! Sorry to keep you hanging so long with my teaser post last week about The Next Great American Band. I was on the road last weekend, and then came home to a busy week.
Anyway, as some of you figured out, my buddy Denver Bierman's band, "Denver and the Mile High Orchestra," is in the top 12 of this new show. Rock on. They are UNBELIEVABLE. I am in Los Angeles right now, and got to be at last night's taping of Friday's show. They killed it. I was so proud.
Everyone PLEASE WATCH and VOTE this Friday night - 8pm eastern on Fox. And get the word out if you can. You will LOVE this band. PLEASE VOTE!
I am not supposed to talk about the taping, so I will not spill any details...except to say DO NOT miss the first of the show.
I have to say that I am a little bit nervous about any possible camera time I might have gotten. All I know is that at the end of my clapping frenzy for Denver, I happened to look over to my right and see a TV monitor, and I caught a glimspe of my unbridled giddyness and excitement on camera. And it was not pretty. AND it was not unlike mine and Angela's unbridled, over-the-top Mandiva-sign-waving appearance at Idol a couple of years ago (only this time I didn't have a sign). So please go easy on me if I have again displayed reality-TV-over-cheesiness.
Denver has been my best buddy for 7 or 8 years now. In addition to his band, he has also sung on my praise team many times...at LPL conferences in Charleston WV, Wisconsin, Montana, Nashville, Saddleback, Indianapolis, Denver and Tallahasse, just to name a few. Go Denver!
My main purpose for being in CA is to do a taping for Kirk Cameron's show on TBN. We tape tonight, and it airs tonight - 10om eastern (9pm central). I would appreciate your prayers for my voice...it is a little tired still from the weekend...and from not getting much sleep this week. Even if I sound bad, I will be so glad to be there...CeCe is singing, too. That's ALWAYS a good thing. And being the 80's pop culture freak that I am, I am really pumped about meeting Mike Seaver.
I hope you all have a great week. The weekend is almost here...you can make it! Walk in the strength, peace and joy that Jesus bought for you. Remember this word today...
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints (Ephesians 6:10-18).
Blessings to you -