My 2nd Music Video....Seriously?
"Emmanuel (You Are With Me)" Is Another Dream Come True
If you would’ve told me a year ago that I’d get to have a music video shot of one of the most favorite songs I’ve ever written, I would’ve said you’re crazy. Ok. So that dream came true with “Precious Memories.” But if you would’ve told me that within a year I’d get to shoot a second music video for another of my tunes, oh and by the way, both tunes would be used in really cool ways in a couple different movies, I’d probably bet money against that happening. Well let’s just say: don’t ever sell God too short. The dreams he has for you are actually bigger than the ones you have for yourself.
With that being said, it’s been an amazing year. And I wanted you to get a chance to see my brand new music video. Last fall I decided I wanted to write a Christmas song. But I didn’t want just another normal holiday “isn’t everything so great” kind of tune. I know the holidays are one of the most difficult times of year for many people. So I sat down and wrote: “Just another lonely holiday, never thought it would turn out this way.” Cheery, right? Then I decided to turn it into a prayer: “Come into my silence and bring me peace. Come into my darkness and be my light. Come into what’s broken and make it whole again.” Then my friend, the amazingly talented Tim Brown, put some great music and production to the words. A little while later he offered, “Hey, wanna shoot a music video?” After a little Photoshop for the wedding picture, a hot summer day, and a dozen tolerant neighbors later, we had a video.
The tune is also going to be used in the holiday movie “The Perfect Gift” - yes, the same one I’m making my motion picture acting debut in. I feel very blessed. And a bit freaked out all at the same time.
Wanna see it? Hope you like it. And more importantly, I hope it will be encouraging to people who don’t have much to smile about at Christmas.