Who is this Jamin guy anyway?
I am the husband of one and the father of nine. I was created to sing, to worship, to encourage, and to be steady. I am the Owner & Executive Director of Trinity Arts Center, a multi-disciplinary Arts Center in Eastern Tennessee, and the President of Trinity Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization focused on funding arts education and performance. I've been involved with four music projects in my life -- Hot Pink Turtle, Spin Radio, Stand Like Stone, and of course, Jamin Rathbun.

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Proverbs 2:1-5
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

It's interesting to note that so many of God's promises depend, not on our acheivement of some goal, but -- simply on a sincere desire to find Him and -- a passionate cry for help.

Any of you who have been reading this site for a while can attest to the fact that I'm not any kind of theological giant. = ) As I've confessed in the past... I'm learning a lot of basic truths about God much later in life than I wish was the case. I continually sin. I fail to be faithful. I constantly struggle to maintain a pure mind. I fail a lot... As a husband, as a father, as a friend, and as a child. I've committed, in my life, sins that I doubt I'll confess to anyone other than my Heavenly Father, for fear that people's opinions of me would never recover. I say all of that to say this...

Sometimes, in the midst of the ignorance and sin and failure and pain that life brings... My heart just cries out to God. It physically feels as if my heart is going to burst... Not with happiness. Not with sorrow. But with an emotion that I can't quite describe.

Sometimes I just stop whatever I'm doing, struck with the truth of a passage or lyric, as tears stream down my cheeks and my soul somehow comes to terms with what God has done (and is doing) for me. What a comfort it is to know that God is at work in me, in fact, often in spite of me, to change me. It's amazing to consider that I am being renewed somehow, in a very mysterious and incomprehensible way, in order that, eventually, I can arrive at the place where my entire being just cries out "Holy. Holy. Holy." I can't wait. = )

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Your online Praise & Worship Archive
That how PWArchive.com describes their collection of chord charts (and sometimes lyrics) for nearly 3000 songs.

I haven't used the site much but, the couple times I have, I've found it pretty helpful. The site include articles, message boards, worship set lists, links, and the usual peripheral worship stuff but -- their strength really is in the chord charts. From what I've seen, they are accurate and clean and... fairly comprehensive and include the ability to change the key of the song which is very cool!

Cool resource... Very usable... Give it a spin.

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The phrase "Fear of the Lord" in the passage above reminds me of a line from the very cool (and recently movie-tized) C.S. Lewis series, Chronicles of Narnia...

Safe? Who said anything about safe? Of course he isn't safe... But he is good.

If you're not familiar with C.S. Lewis -- he is absolutely worth checking out. He has a unique insight and ability to communicate that has really resonated with me and taught me a lot. There is no author (except maybe David or Paul) that I'd recommend higher. = )

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