Thursday, May 24, 2007

Melinda's song with BeBe and CeCe

WOW! This was so awesome! It was great to see BeBe and CeCe Winans on that American Idol stage! I like to see Christian artists up there. Melinda gave the best performance of the night - she is incredible! Oh by the way - did you all recognize the winner of the songwriting competition for the winner's song? It was written by Scott Krippane!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Melinda is voted off American Idol

Are you as shocked as I am? There is no doubt that Melinda was the most polished and best vocal on the show. I am so sad to see her go! Check out this video from a couple weeks ago.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

It's Official!

For those of you who haven't heard - I sold my home this weekend! Or I should say, "God sold my home this weekend!" He is SO faithful! The past 6 months have been truly a growing experience as I have had to wait patiently on the Lord and trust that He was going to provide for me regardless of what the final outcome would be.

God sometimes allows us to get to a point of desperation in order to teach us to trust Him. Could God have sold my home months ago? Of course! - but then I would have missed out on some amazing times with Him as He taught me how to trust Him in ways I never have before. True faith in God isn't dependant on what He does for us - it is based on WHO He is! At times when there seems to be no answers in sight, focus on what you do know about God and His character. God is all-knowing, all powerful and holy. He is our strength, our fortress, deliverer, healer, El Elyon - The most High God. Nothing is impossible for Him!

A righteous man "will have no fear of bad news; His heart is steadfast, TRUSTING in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear. In the end he will look in triumph over his foes." Psalm 112:7-8

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Hey Everyone!
For those of you who don't know - I am a HUGE American Idol fan! I have been watching the show since it started way back with Kelly Clarkson. I even auditioned for it a few years ago. The audition process was definitely not what I expected though. After about 30 hours waiting in line, they had groups of us line up to sing in front of one of the producers. There were about 12 or so at different tables in the front of the room, so there would be 12 or so singers all singing at the same time - very distracting! I watched some of the most amazing singers I had ever heard get turned away one after the other. Finally a guy who could not carry a tune started dancing around like an idiot and he was put through! It is unfortunate that so many great singers get turned away for the people who cannot sing. But - I guess that is one of the things that has made the show so popular. I have to admit - I get a kick out of watching those first auditions!
There are, however some great singers that they have put through. Melinda Doolittle is one of those incredibly talented singers. I have to say that she is definitely my favorite! Plus, my sister's boyfriend is friends with her as well. She is a Christian, and is outspoken about her relationship with Christ. She has also sung backup for Christian artists like Natalie Grant and Anointed.
I like Jordin Sparks as well. She has sung backup for Michael W. Smith. She seems to get better every week. As for Blake, I think the one word that describes him is "Unique". I have never heard anyone like him before. Although he is extremely talented, in my opinion he doesn't have a very strong voice. Afterall, American Idol is a "Vocal" competition. I am predicting that our final two will be Jordin and Melinda. We'll see what happens next week!

Oh Praise Him!

Oh to be able to passionately and unashamedly worship God like this regardless of who may be watching! This makes me want to stop what I am doing and praise Him right now!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Welcome to My Life with Christ - Post #1

Hey Everybody!

I have finally decided to get with the 21st century and create a blog! I am totally new to all of this, but I think it will be fun! I don't see myself as an eloquent writer - I wish I was one of those people who could paint a picture with their words, but unfortunately that is not one of my gifts! I will do my best however, to make this a place of encouragement for all of you. God continues to teach me so many things that I just cannot keep to myself! Please feel free to leave comments on the posts. I would love to hear from you guys. Also, if there are specific subjects you would like me to write about, please let me know. I will write about them in future posts. I also have a few links on the right hand column - check them out! Stay tuned...I'll be posting again soon!

Love ya,

Jenifer Smith