March 12, 2014

The Voice

I have a fun little story to share today but before I get to that....

Our closing is TODAY! We will officially be homeowners :D Will be doing a separate post on that later (perhaps High Five for Friday??)

We found out a while back that our wedding singer Caleb Elder was going to be on The Voice. He just told everyone to watch so we didn't know what his fate would be. If you watch the show then you already know what is coming but if not let me give you a little back story. When we were planning our wedding I pretty much handed the "music" category over to Tim so he was in charge of figuring out the ceremony and reception. We knew we wanted 2 special music songs to be sang during the ceremony. Tim told me about Caleb who went to his church. I had never heard him sing but I trusted the hubby and so I said sure as long as he could do the songs we wanted. Well the day of our wedding the girls and I were getting ready upstairs at Tim's parents' home. Caleb was rehearsing on the front porch and let me tell you it gave me chills and I am very angry that I didn't have a videographer to capture that part of our ceremony. Moving along....
(photo by Lani Patrick)

We watched and we watched the Voice on NBC for 3 weeks on Monday and Tuesday for a total of 9 hours. And guess what he was THE LAST person to audition on the show!! Crazy! That also means there was only one spot left and that was on #TeamAdam. We are so excited that Adam chose him and now we will be cheering him on this season.

And if you are interested here are some videos. The first is his audition clip and the second is his 1st music video.


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  1. That's so awesome! I saw him on The Voice last night and thought he was great! I loved when Adam turned around and he almost stopped singing! haha!!

  2. That's so cool!! He was really good at your wedding, now I'll have to watch the show!!

  3. Oh wow that's amazing!!! Good luck to Caleb!

  4. whoa whoa whoa! okay so is that the LAST episode so far? My husband and I watched every single episode except the one last night....he is GOOD! that's so cool you'll know someone. Adam is my favorite so I'm glad he chose him! yay! I have someone to REALLY cheer for now!!

  5. how cool is that?! Awesome!
    ps: can I help with any home diy when I'm there?!

  6. Yay!!! How fun that you know him!!!

  7. How awesome that he sang at your wedding! We love the Voice! And Team Adam is always my favorite anyway, but I'll definitely be rooting for Caleb! :)


    Is water baptism an outward sign of an inward grace? Yes, in order to accept God's free gift of salvation men must be immersed in water.

    Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    The outward sign is the immersion in water. The inward grace is the forgiveness of sins we receive by following the command of Jesus to be baptized in water. There is no inward grace granted until men are immersed in water baptism. Baptism is not a sign that we have already been saved. Baptism is a sign that believers in Christ are being saved.

    1 Peter 3:20-21 ....safely through the water. 21 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you---not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience---through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

    The outward sign is water baptism. The inward grace is that baptism saves through an appeal to God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. If men do not confess Jesus as Lord and Savior, believe that He is the Son of God and believe that God raised Him from the dead, and make the commitment to turn from sin and turn to God, then, of course your baptism will not save you. Baptism is the final step before receiving forgiveness of sins. Water baptism is the point that the blood of Jesus washes away your sins.

    Colossians 2:12-13 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13 When you were dead in your transgression and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,

    The outward sign is being buried with Jesus in the watery grave of baptism. The inward grace is being made spiritually alive with Christ, having our transgressions forgiven. We are dead in our transgression before we are buried with Christ in water baptism. We are made alive and have our transgressions forgiven after baptism, not before.

    Galatians 3:27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

    The outward sign is water baptism. The inward grace is being clothed with Christ. You are not baptized into Christ because you have already been clothed with Christ. The clothing does not precede, being baptized into Christ.

    Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

    The outward sign is water baptism. The inward grace of salvation follows believing and being baptized in water.


    1. CONFESSION: Romans 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

    The outward sign is confession. The inward grace is salvation.

    2. WATER IMMERSION: Mark 16:16....has been baptized shall be saved...

    The outward sign is baptism. The inward grace is salvation.


    What must I do to be saved? FAITH John 3:16 REPENTANCE Acts 2:38 CONFESSION Romans 10:9-10 BAPTISM Mark 16:16

    (All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)


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