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MP3 Tom Blackford - God's Time
Inspired by traditional country, urban r n b, and primitive rock and roll, pastor/singer/songwriter Tom Blackford writes songs that reflect his sermon topics throughout the church year.
15 MP3 Songs
GOSPEL: Contemporary Gospel, GOSPEL: Country Gospel
For more than two thousand years, the Church marks time differently from its immediate culture. Advent-Christmas-Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost-Ordinary Time have been the means by which the Church has taught us to understand time. The Church Calendar helps us to see our lives through the lens of God’s presence in history through the extraordinary and ordinary lives of people like you and me. One of the great mysteries of faith is how God works, through God’s people and all in God’s time.
This album would not have been possible if not for the encouragement of Max Miller and the financial support of the Memorial Endowment Committee. I cannot say enough about the people of Memorial United Methodist Church who have welcomed me and supported me since my arrival in June of 2006. The staff and congregation of Memorial is more than a good match, they have become my latest surprising light and gracious gift from God.
This album was inspired by a personal goal I set for myself in 2000 to write new material and/or collect existing music which matched the theme and content of my sermons and primary texts in the Revised Common Lectionary. I soon realized what a daunting task it was. My time at Memorial, however, has inspired me further toward my goal and it is noteworthy that eight of the songs on this album were written since I’ve been here. I am particularly grateful to Scott Johnson for being the Senior Pastor. Being the associate has allowed me the luxury of additional time and energy for writing. I trust that everyone will be as inspired by the listening as I was by the writing and recording.
Credits and acknowledgements
A very special thank you to Jon Dembroski whose musical genius and talent as a producer, musician and recording technician makes this album possible and makes me sound good.
Special thanks to Brenda Dembroski for lead vocals and background vocals on Ride on King Jesus and What Kind of Faith. Special thanks to Katie Stoltenberg for background vocals on God is Good and Ride on King Jesus.
Special thanks to Dusti Harvey for her lead vocals on Hey Mary.
Chuck, Jennie and Mom, thanks for reminding me that God never ceases to surprise me …and make me laugh.
To my beloved Bubba , the Grand Old Man, who parted this life, February 7, 2007. I rescued you, you rescued me. I am forever in your debt.
To the Floyd, whose barks could peel the paint off the wall, thanks for putting up with my tears and giving me a good reason to wake up in the middle of the night to let you out.
Glen, Tom, Tim and Paul, (the Fab Four of Therapy). Thanks for helping me find my mind. I really missed it when it was gone.
All Music and lyrics by Tom Blackford and Jon Dembroski,.(BMI).
All instruments, recording, mastering, mixing and production by Jon Dembroski, IC Penguin Ministries, Inc. copyright 2007.
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