Saturday, April 18, 2009

Chris Tomlin Concert!!!!

On Thursday, April 9th, my daughter met us on her way home from college for Easter vacation and we went to see Chris Tomlin in concert. It was an amazing start to the Easter season. What an awesome night of praise and worship to our precious LORD and His SON JESUS CHRIST!!!

Hey everybody, I finally got all my concert pictures together and I have them loaded in a weird order. Just overlook me again. LOL! I like to keep you on your toes when reading my blog. I have learned how to put more than 5 pictures on a post at one time, but I got them out of order. I need to move on with my day, so this is how they will stay. This first picture is of Christy Nockels of Watermark. She was amazing! Her voice is so beautiful and she sang a brand new song that she had written.

Here is a picture of the stage with the group singing together during the finale. Israel Houghton and New Breed opened up the concert and they were amazing too. I wasn't familiar with Israel, but all the songs he sang are ones that you sing in your churches that have praise and worship music. Israel was wonderful and his testimony brought chill bumps to your arms. His mother chose not to abort him and he became such a wonderful man of God! What a plan God had for his life.
Here is my dear friend Marilyn. We had one extra ticket for the concert and when we asked Adelaide who she wanted to take to the concert with us, she immediately said Marilyn. Marilyn is a special friend to me, as well as to my daughter, Adelaide. She was so blessed to be able to go with us to the concert. Marilyn loves the Lord and has been such a great prayer warrior to our family in times of need. Marilyn was so thrilled to get to meet Chris. Marilyn is a new grandmother!!
This is the cover of Chris' new CD and the name of the tour. If you have not gotten the CD, by all means, you need to get it. It is AWESOME. I love the songs on it. I especially love JESUS MESSIAH and I WILL RISE!!! The song LOVE is good too and it was sung with the Watoto African Children's Choir.
Here is my sweet Adelaide with Chris. We had actually meet Chris 4 years ago, but it was equally as exciting meeting him again. He is so adorable in person and so kind and friendly. He makes you feel so welcome when he greets you. Thanks Chris for a very memorable evening!!!
Here is my dear friend Sherian with Chris. Chris got started singing praise and worship music many years ago in the church where Sherian's brother-in-law works as a youth minister in Texas. Chris has remained friends with their families and he provided us with our tickets and the meet and greet passes. Thanks again Chris for your generosity!! We had such a wonderful time praising God with you!
Here is Chris seeing Sherian for the first time. He was so excited to see her and they talked just like old friends. Isn't Chris the cutest thing? He has such a sweet smile and he so loves the Lord!!
When we met Chris 4 years ago, I was so busy taking pictures of everybody else that I did not get a picture of me with Chris. This time, I said I was going to get a picture for sure. Well, the person taking our picture with my camera hit the wrong button on the camera, so I never got a picture with my camera this time either. Instead we have a video of us standing with Chris and we are talking back and forth to the person trying to take the picture. It is so funny, but I will spare you that right now. LOL!!! This picture was taken with Adelaide's camera and she had to forward it to me, but somehow I figured out how to load it and get it posted. Isn't that amazing?? I'm not so challenged after all.
Here is another group shot with Israel Houghton on the left with the hat and guitar and Chris in the black t-shirt on the right. This was the last night of their concert tour, so they really pulled out all the stops and gave it their all. It was one of the best concerts and I felt so uplifted when I left that night. A beautiful way to start the season with Good Friday the next day and then Easter on that Sunday.
At the end of the concert, the band covered Chris with that canned string stuff, whatever you call it. It was funny!!!
Here is a close up of Chris singing. He had the audience on our feet most of the night, but he did ask us to sit down for a few of the songs.
Chris not only is a very talented singer, but he loves to speak to the audience and his stories and testimonies add such a richness to the concert. He certainly knows how to lead praise and worship!!!
Here is our little group in our seats after the concert was over. We weren't ready for it to end. Poor Don, he had to ride home by himself, because all of us ladies wanted to ride home with Adelaide and visit with her and have "Girl Time". My daughter is so blessed to have these wonderful ladies who are such an important part of her life and who love her so much. This was truly an evening that we will all remember forever. Thanks again Chris!!!!!


  1. Look at you and your technical skills! Nice work :) I loooooooove Christy Nockels, absolutely can't wait for her new CD to come out. I'm so glad you were such a wise mama and valued your girls having older women in their life as well as you. That was one of the best things my mom did for me and I'm so grateful to have an amazing community of women that love and pray for me. Looks like a fun night was had by all!

  2. Sounds like a great time was had by all. Glad you had fun.

  3. How exciting to actually get to meet Chris and have your picture taken with him. He's great!
    I'll definitely have to get the cd.
    I went to see him with my daughter and some other friends back when she was in college at Oklahoma State. He was at a church there. We all loved the concert. He is genuine and yes...he's a cutie!

    Adelaide is beautiful. I'm so glad you all were able to have some girl time afterwards.

    Thank you SO much for the card I received in the mail today. I am finally feeling better. Yesterday the dr. called me in an antibiotic.
    Your card made my day!

  4. What a wonderful evening! Chris is cute. If he's single, ya'll need to fix him up with Adelaide. I love the relationship you have with her.

  5. Oh what a grand night y'all had! Chris has an amazing voice and I love hearing how wonderful - and cute! - he is in real life.

    The Watoto African Children's Choir came to our church about a year ago. What a blessing they are!

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by appreciate your sweet comments! That's a great idea...keeping a notebook. I'm terrible about seeing something I'd love to do or remember and then can't remember later which blog I saw it on. I love the notebook idea!
    :-) Susan

  7. Looks like you all had a wonderful time! I just love going to really good concerts especially with good friends and family!

  8. I love Chris Tomlin. So glad you all had a fabulous time!!

  9. Thanks for the sweet comment on my post!! I gave you an award. Check it out when you have time. xoxo

  10. What fun! I know the concert must have been a blast. Great photos too.


  11. I sooo wanted to go to this concert, but I couldn't make it, so thanks for all the awesome pictures!You really got some amazing ones!

    I heard that it was a fantastic concert and awesome night of praise and worship. So glad that you got to go and that you had such a wonderful time!

  12. What a lucky duck you are. I just love Chris Tomlin! Your daughter is absolutely beautiful. Looks like you all had a grand time. Hope you have a blessed weeekend.

  13. Hello,

    My name is Chris and I have just purchased Chris Tomlin concert tickets for my mother as a surprise birthday present. She absolutely has no idea about the concert and I would love to make her night even more special by gifting her with a meet and greet pass. Do you have any idea who I should contact to see if this is possible? Thank you so very much.