“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free!” Galatians 5:1
Last year my daughter asked me for a huge favor, “Can we have a house concert?”
“A What?” I had never heard of that before.
She begged me, “It’s Jenny & Tyler!”
(Her favorite music duo)
This would be her Christmas/Graduation gift. Her and her best friend would chip in.
I did some research on the group, listened to their music, and talked with her dad. “Yes,” I told her, let’s do it.
I loved Jenny & Tyler’s sound. It was soft, easy to listen to, happy uplifting music, the kind I wanted my daughter to like.
After a few emails, a date was set, friends invited, decorations made. Everyone was excited… until. Jenny & Tyler became stuck in Mississippi with the flu. They were so apologetic and promised to reschedule.
It turned out to be a good thing, that weekend our family came down with a stomach virus.
My husband had just taken a new job. Our house went on the market, senior year became incredibly overwhelming for all of us, and the house concert never happened. Not because we didn’t try, life interrupted it all.
Jenny & Tyler did the next best thing. They came and performed in Mountain Brook, only 30 minutes away. As soon as tickets were available, guess who purchased them?
Senior year had been difficult.
The anxiety of the unknowns, sickness, surgery, moving, problems that all teens faced. It seemed to come in downpours for her that year. After 18 months of physical therapy, two reconstructive surgeries, months of practice and training, she had made the varsity soccer team only to blow her knee out again during the first preseason game.
< span style="letter-spacing:0;">No more soccer, she was devastated.
It wasn’t long after the accident that Jenny & Tyler traveled to Alabama for their performance. Amber and her best friend, Abby, showed up hours early. They met Jenny & Tyler in person, talked about the failed house concert, took pictures. They were so gracious to my daughter. It was the highlight of her senior year.
It made up for everything.
So, how do you introduce a couple that saved your daughter in so many ways? How do you promote their new album? I think it’s by sharing who they are.
They are the type of people that their music speaks of, heart-warming, compassionate, willing to take the time to add to another person’s life.
They are true artists that are slowly disappearing.
Don’t let that happen. Visit the links I’ve included, make a purchase today. You’re not only purchasing music, you’re helping to set someone free. With each purchase, money is used to help fight human trafficking.
They set my daughter free from what could have been a heart breaking year, they gave her hope, and encouraged her. I can see it in her face when she plays one of their songs, it lights up, sparkles.
Someone in the dark is waiting for you to do the same. Help bring some light to the darkness, For Freedom’s sake.
For Freedom ~ Jenny & Tyler Album’s Release: 11/12/13
(BTW ~ My favorite song on this album is a tie between, “Dreams and What a Wonderful World.”) But all-time favorite has to be “Faint Not.”
Let me know what’s yours.