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FROM MITCH: AUGUST 9, 2014
The Love of God is beyond calculation, yet, we often measure life in black and white. This album explores the grey of life and love.
 

"The Grey (When Black & White Fade)" is both a response and a result. 

It is a response to God's grace and it is the result of the Lord's activity in my life.  It is a response to the availability of the Kingdom of God and it is a result of walking through the Kingdom as best as I can.  It is a response to the many great people that have been involved in my life and it is a result of their investing themselves in me. 

"The Grey (When Black & White Fade)" will consist of 10 or 11 songs.  It is my goal to release it on September 16, 2014. 

Why is the album called "The Grey (When Black & White Fade)"?

Jesus spent a lot of time and energy talking of the vast, all-encompassing Love of God.  In Jesus' world, life is lived from the heart, soul, and spirit.  Jesus speaks of life being fueled by grace and led by love.  Calculating our actions, and keeping track of ourselves and everybody else, merely seems to clutter the space in which love moves. 

Living in the grey of the Kingdom of God is not a way of saying anything goes.  It's not an excuse to do whatever we please, whenever we want to.  I think the grey love of God beckons us to examine the motives of our actions. 

If you are like me, in the past, I have far too often colored within the lines simply because the lines were there.  Living out love wasn't necessarily my motivation.  I did the "right" thing because I assumed it is what I ought to do. 

With each day, I am know setting out to be guided by the Love of God.  Being led by love is a lot more scary, ambiguous, and, yes, grey, than following the steps that have been laid out before us...simply for the sake of the steps.  For, that way is safe.  It is easy and comfortable.  But it isn't the call.

Looking at the world in black and white invokes hard lines and borders.  Grey is wide and vast.  A black and white approach excludes.  Grey's haziness is all-encompassing.

As many of you know, I began doing concerts with, writing songs with, and being roommates with the late, great Rich Mullins. I believe that Rich was one of the best singer-songwriters ever.  I was fortunate to spend a few years trying to glean as much from him as I could. Rich believed in me. He shared his knowledge, expertise, and insights with me and pushed me to become who I am.

I was in the car wreck that killed Rich Mullins. The wreck put me in the hospital for a long time...as I was in a coma with a severe closed head injury.  I had broken bones and collapsed lungs.  I was afflicted with double vision and the loss of my voice. It took years to recover, but I finally did. Though I miss my friend Rich greatly, thankfully, I have been able to continue doing music. 

Therefore, I am going to go all out.  I want to make something good.  I don't want to just go half-way with anything while making "The Grey (When Black & White Fade)".  I have invested much of myself in this recording.  I am very wrapped up in it...creatively, monetarily, artistically, and musically.   I am determined. 

Creating "The Grey (When Black & White Fade)" is something I WILL do.  It's something I HAVE to do. It's something I MUST do. I am trying to become the person the Lord is creating me to be. Therefore, I will...I have to...I must.

I have set a goal of raising  $9,000 to record and release the album.  This is the basic minimum needed to make sure this happens.  This amount will get the project off the ground and ensure that it becomes a reality. 

In finically supporting the making of "The Grey (When Black & White Fade)", you are not merely investing in the record monetarily...you are taking ownership. You will get a "reward" out of the deal.  However, your graciousness will far surpass what I can give you in return. 

"The Grey" will not happen without you. It will not be everything it could be apart from your involvement and support. We are in this together.  In creating "The Grey (When Black & White Fade)", we will, together, make something good. 

It is my prayer that this album points you towards the very real things we have to hang onto as we walk through this life. 

Over the past number of years, I have done 1500 concerts in 49 states and 13 countries and have recorded 9 albums. I have been driven to do concert after concert, travel mile after mile, write song after song, and make record after record.  Day after day.  Year after year. 

The fire still burns.  Now, I am driven to make "The Grey (When Black & White Fade)". How well I can do that is dependent upon your graciousness.  Your giving and support will be the determining factor in "The Grey" reaching it's full potential. 

The money that is raised will go towards several things.  It will fund using Greenjeans Studios; a super talented recording engineer, Carter Green; wonderful musicians, Michael Aukofer, Carter Green, and Dave Sprinkle; mixing and mastering the album; and the design, packaging, and physical manufacturing of "The Grey (When Black & White Fade)".  It will also make promotional efforts increasingly more possible. 

When the goal of $9,000 is surpassed, it will not only make for a better recording, but it will initiate better marketing and promotion, higher quality manufacturing, and more extensive touring. 

In that moment, I will be overwhelmed with gratitude. Yet, I will not be altogether surprised...based upon the level of gracious support I have received in the past. So, once again, what "The Grey" becomes will be determined by your "givingness".

I believe in this recording and the notions and faith that are expressed within it.  I believe the songs of "The Grey (When Black and White Fade)" will speak.  It is my prayer that this recording pushes you from the black and white by which we like to measure life, and towards the immeasurable love of God. 

Thank you for considering partnering with me in the making of the "The Grey (When Black & White Fade)". 
 



 
 
 
 
 

UPDATE: FEBRUARY 6, 2014 INTERVIEW:
February 6, 2014  an interview  by Rick Moore did.  We were sitting in a fuzzy's taco shop in Dallas.

I2. I think your last album, "Underneath", was your best overall collection.  Do you ever feel pressure to make the next album as good as the last one?

I don't know that I feel pressure…but you're always wondering if you have anything else to say.  I guess you're always hoping to grow as a person and grow as an artist.  I am kinda glass-half-empty more than I would like it to be.  I go, do I have stuff to say?  Am I still growing?  I know I dumped more into this last record than I think I have before.  I am not slighting any of my previous records.  Each time you do one you feel like you dumped your whole self into it.  But with this one, I can't imagine dumping more than I did.  So I go, can I do that again?  Will I get the opportunity to?  Will the Lord see fit for me to do another record?  Will it be the best decision for my family?  So those are all the questions.  So it's not necessarily pressure…but definitely questions.
 

3. You're in the upcoming film 'Ragamuffin', based on the life of Rich Mullins.  How did it feel to dive into all that again, particularly knowing how painful your recovery was.

Parts of it were hard, but, really, I don't think it was very difficult for me to do it.  I've always wondered why I don't seem to be grieving, or having a hard time with things, like other people are.  I went to the movie's premier, and so many people were impacted by the movie. It was powerful for them and it was so hard for them to watch some of it.  Afterward I heard from people, over and over, "Wow that must have been so hard for you to do that.  It was so brave of you to be in that...the filming of some of the stuff in there".  And really, it wasn't.  Sometimes I found myself asking, what is wrong with me, what is wrong with me?  I talked to a friend of mine who is a psychology professor out at Fuller seminary in California.  And I was telling him about this.  And he said "Well I don't find that odd at all. There's nothing wrong with you."  He said "When the wreck happened, it hit people hard. But the next day they went to the grocery store. You've been dealing with this every day for the last 16 years.  So the movie is not going to hit you as something you haven't been experiencing all along.  It's hard for these people because they're experiencing it all over again."  Some of the stuff Rich said, which I heard often in concert, didn't hit me like it hit people who had never heard it before or were hearing it again for the first time.  The wreck scene was so hard for people that were experiencing it like new, some 16 years later.  But it's been with me…it's nothing new.  I was very close to the filming process.  So as i was watching the film, I found myself going "Oh Ok I remember this. Or oh so that is how that scene was pieced together."  And then of course I was very close to the actual events.  So I watched the movie from a different viewpoint than a lot of people.  This movie wasn't really for me, anyway.  So I don't deserve to have much of an opinion on it.  I'm just grateful that it's impacting people and moving people.  Is it accurate?  No.  There's plenty of it that's not accurate.  But is it true.  Yes, the essence of the movie is spot on.  I was talking to a friend, and it came up…would Rich want a movie about him to be accurate or to have an impact on people.  He would want it to impact people…I have no doubt that would be his answer.  Well, that's what it's doing.  The essence of the movie is spot-on true.  It's just trying to tell Rich's story in 2 hours…things have to be finagled a little bit.  So it was hard, and emotion would sneak up on me when I least expected it.  But I guess it wasn't any more difficult than several things that I do each day.
 

4. So that ties into my next question, which is, did you feel the movie painted an accurate depiction of Rich's life?

The timeline was fudged with a good bit.  They had a monumental task to turn it into a two hour movie and they did an unbelievable job.  It's a great piece of creative accomplishment.  I wish the lighter side of Rich's personality had come through a bit more.  But when I think about it, I go, well, not only did they have to squash the movie chronologically, but they had to do that with Rich's personality, too.  The message they were trying to communicate called for certain aspects of Rich's personality to be focused on more than others.  I think everyone needs to remember, or realize, that Rich is much much more than this movie.  And, for me, the timeline sequence, and the ages of different people in the story, don't make sense.  But I don't think the person watching the movie, and being impacted by it, is really concerned about that.  I don't think they care.  The movie is definitely revolving around Rich, his struggles, his relationship with God.  And, therefore, the movie is revolving around God, and God's relationship with all of us.  It's dealing with God's relentless pursuit of us.  So some of the accuracy gives way to that theme…and that's for the best.
 

5. Was it fun playing yourself onscreen?

I don't think it was fun…(laughing)…I mean, I don't even know if it's fun playing myself…in real life…every day!  But I'm grateful.  I'm grateful to get to breathe this day and to have experiences I get to have this day.  It was cool to get to be a small part of the movie making process.  To get to see what goes one.  I knew nothing about it.  All the ins and outs.  I'll tell you what...I don't know what real acting would be like.  Now, some people talk about me also being an actor, and I go,  "What??  I was playing myself!  Does that even count??"  So you know, It was nothing.  There were certain instances when I was recounting, and would say to myself, "I remember this real event we're trying to get down here"  So it wasn't really acting at all.  A lot of it was just thinking back to what it was…and kind of reliving things.  That was the extent of my acting: Reliving!
 

6. I've often heard that people getting into acting either love it or hate it.  Are we going to see you in any future film roles?  Any academy awards headed your direction?

Well if we use my music career as a reference, I would say there are no academy awards on the horizon!!  I don't know if you could I was bit by the bug…but I do think it is a viable medium that I'd be up for exploring.  But like I said I didn't feel like a real actor. Who knows what lies ahead…
 

7. Are you currently working on your next full length record?  Any idea about when we might see it?

It seems I am always working on the next record…though i never know if there will be a next record.  Does that mean that I have any songs?  No.  But you're always working on ideas.  I always have a bunch of "in-process" songs…carrying around a bag of melodies, chords, and phrases.  I have no idea of when the next one will happen, or, IF it will happen.  I know that there are no tangible plans for it to happen in the next, say, 4 months.  Beyond that, who knows?
 

8. I know you wrote a couple of songs for the 'Ragamuffin' soundtrack, including a song that was supposed to have been written by Rich.  Did you make a conscious effort to try and capture a 'Rich' vibe while writing it?

Well...eventually, I approached it as a co-write.  It's a song called 'Danger'…in the original script, it was a song that Rich, and the character Justin, were working on.  So it's kinda written from Rich's viewpoint.  After I read through the script the very first time, long ago…I wanted to document some of my feelings, and some of what I felt Rich's feelings would be,  in a song.  I just needed to document some of the thoughts and get those down.  This was before they talked to me about doing anything for the movie.  I didn't know Schutlz was gonna ask me to write a song or a specific purpose in the movie.  I had no intentions of it becoming anything in the movie, but it did.  Though the whole script changed…(laughing)…and so the song has no spot in the movie….(laughing).  But it's in the very tail end of the credits, which is, ya know, whatever.  The other song merely ended up on my last record…that's it .  So I am grateful. 
 

9. You're about to kick off a new spring tour.  Who's traveling with you and how many stops so far? 

How many stops so far?  Tomorrow is concert number 2 out of…50 spring concerts, something like that.  Probably about 90% of the time I'll be solo.  The rest of the time Dave Sprinkle will be playing with me.  Multi-instrumentalist.  Bass player, percussion player, keyboard player, guitar player.  He is great.  Very talented.  Awesome to have around.  HIs strongest characteristic is his ability to go with the flow…in music…and in life. 
 

10. Any specific message or theme that you're trying to convey to the audience during this new tour?

I'm sure there is...I just don't know what it is yet.  I know, last night, I blabbed about a lot of stuff that I hadn't talked about before. A lot of times you just have to be receptive to what you'll be led to say.  You have to be open and pay attention to what's going on in you and around you…and soon the message or the theme will become evident.  It always happens. I don't even know that I have a very good idea heading into it of what that might be.  There are the big things that I hang onto.  The faithfulness of God persisting though our rough difficult stuff.  There is nothing we can do good, nothing we can do bad, that can alter our standing before the Lord.  That kind of stuff.  That Jesus saves me from myself.  That I'm completely trying to live in the kingdom of God and, then, how that goes against living in our society, and living in our culture.  So those are some things that...whatever message I have, whatever songs I have, whatever I have to say…hopefully will come out of who I am.  I have one pool to draw from.  And everything I do comes from that pool…whether that's folding clothes, dropping my kids off at school, doing a concert, or, you name it.  I have one pool to draw from.  Like brother Lawrence said "Do all things unto God"  Those are words that have become kind of cliche, but if you mull those over that's a big big thing.
 

10. How's the family doing?

They're doing great!  Brooklyn is 8 years old now and in 2nd grade.  Payson is 3 years old and raising hell…(laughing)…he's a little ball of everything and I'm grateful to get to be a part of his life.  He's super smart and he's a lot to keep track of.  Both my kids are wonderful teachers and I love how they've made me more me.  My wife Paula and I are just trying to keep up with the kids, and uh, my family is super supportive of me doing all this.  I miss them a lot.  I'm always, speaking of questions regarding my music career, I'm always asking myself, is this worth it?  Is being gone from my family worth it?  Though it's not a one-verses-the-other kinda thing, the question remains.  Most all of the time I can say, yes, and then there are times I have to say…I don't know.

11. What's been the biggest challenge of being a father/husband that spends so much time on the road?

Just not being there for various things.  Ya know, for the daddy/daughter breakfast.  It's not like I miss a lot of stuff, all the time.  I'm there for a lot of things, but when I do miss, that's hard.  It's being gone and getting a call from Paula telling me that Brooklyn locked the keys in the car…and knowing if I was there, it wouldn't be that big of a deal.  But, really, i'm helpless. I am unable to do anything about a lot of situations.  It's, uh, a sacrifice for my family.  The hard thing is when I say I'm leaving to do concerts. I say "I'll be gone for a few days and I'll see you real soon."  Brooklyn says "Daddy don't go...please don't go, don't go!"  You know I don't know that that'll ever get easy.  Yet when I'm home with my family, I'm pretty much home. Period.  I'm a loner…ya know, in my personality.  But when I'm home with my family that's not the case. There are times, say, when I'm driving across Alabama in the middle of the night, that it actually gets hard to be alone.  But overall it is a really good life.  I have really great friends in a lot of places that I go…and that doesn't make it any easier to be away from my family, but there is so much goodness to experience.  So the challenges are many and they're different with each day.
 

12. Do you feel like fatherhood, and the new perspective it brings, has changed anything about the songs you write or record?

Yeah, yeah I know it has.  It's difficult for me to put my finger on it.  But I know that I like to run each song by Brooklyn, and,  soon, Payson too.  I know the ones they like are going to be the good songs for me to do and record.  They're little kids with short attention spans and I'm old.  I want to hear what they have to say.  And, also, I want to say stuff that resonates and communicates with them.  A lot of times I find myself going "Ok what is this...if Brooklyn and Payson were ever to listen to this song...really listen to it...would this be giving them something substantial, something helpful.  Would this be pointing them towards Jesus?"  I've been impacted greatly by being a dad and being a husband.  That has affected hopefully almost all of my conversations in life and I know it's affected my songwriting. 

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MARCH 7, 2013: UNDERNEATH, TOUR, RADIO!

Underneath is out!  I am extremely pleased with it and I am excited for you to hear it!  These days, "out" means that Underneath is available at www.mitchmcvicker.com, on itunes (and other internet digital music sites), and at concerts.  There is some in-store distribution that is pending. 

This spring, my concert schedule will, once again, have me criss-crossing the country.  Hopefully, the Underneath tour will come your way.  I would love to see you at a concert. 

Thank you all for your gracious support of this my ninth album.  I am moved that so many of you decided to partner with me in Underneath's creation process.  Now, it just comes down to creating some awareness and getting it out there!  When one believes in something, one wants as many people as possible to know about it...and that is definitely the case with Underneath. 

In a week or two, "Savior, Savior" will be the first song released to radio for airplay.  Who knows what lies ahead?  But this is one aspect that could definitely help in creating awareness for Underneath.  I will let you all know when "Savior, Savior" is "hitting" radio.

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2013: UPDATE ON NEW MUSIC! SUPPORT THE NEW ALBUM ON "KICKSTARTER"!

The time has come to record once again.  This new recording will be called  "Underneath".  Unlike like my last two CDs, which only had a few songs, "Underneath" will consist of 10 songs. 
I believe "Underneath" will be my best recording to date.  The release date is coming 
soon.  "Underneath" will be out February 22.

Much of this record deals with the practical, earthy truths and the mysterious beauty of the kingdom of God.  The songs have been inspired by Jesus' sermon on the mountain, in which he teaches that the kingdom of God does not lie on the surface.  And that's the main theme you will find running through "Underneath"

I NEED you in order to make "Underneath".  I have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds that I will need to pull this off. 

I believe in "Underneath".  I believe you will like this album and like being a part of it's creation.  In making a financial donation in support of "Underneath", you are not merely investing in the record monetarily...you are taking ownership. This is your album.  I will do my very best...but this is yours.  We are in this together.

I have invested much of myself into "Underneath...creatively, artisistically, musically, and monetarily.  This is something I WILL do.  But the level to which I am able to do it will be determined by the graciousness of givers.  This project is something I HAVE to do. I am compelled to do this, driven to do this, and dare I say, called to do this.

Please go to the side link  www.kickstarter.com on the left  and consider partnering with me in the creation of "Underneath"

The money that is raised will go towards several things.  It will fund using a top of the line studio, a first-class sound engineer, wonderful musicians and their travel expenses, and a great job mixing and mastering the CD.  It is going to fund the design, packaging, and physical manufacturing of "Underneath".  And, it will make promotional efforts (getting word out about "Underneath") possible. 

Nothing that I have mentioned above will be done half-way.  I have been entrusted to do this, and like I said, I want to do the best I possibly can.  But, this is yours. To one degree or another, we are all walking through the kingdom of God...which is not on he surface...just like this recording. 

All of my past records have seemed to have flown under the radar and turned into sort of underground movements.  "Underneath" will be no different...I believe this will be the case, more than ever.  After all, that is the very theme of the this record. 

When the monetary goal is surpassed, it will not only make for a better recording, but it will initiate better marketing and promotion, higher quality manufacturing, and more extensive touring.  I will be overwhelmed with gratitude.  Yet, I will not be altogether surprised...based upon the level of gracious support I have received in the past!  So, once again, what "Underneath" becomes will be determined by your "givingness".

I am recording "Underneath" at Greenjeans Studios in Kansas. I am benefiting from the wonderful musicianship of players; Michael Aukofer, Carter Green, and Dave Sprinkle. I have no doubt that "Underneath" will be as artful and creative as anything I have done...maybe more so.  These guys are all accomplished multi-instrumentalists.  We are coming together from all over.  Michael is coming from his home in Chicago, Carter hails from Kansas, Dave is coming in from his home in Arizona, and I will be coming from Atlanta. I would be moved to partner with you in the creation of "Underneath".  Many of you have been super supportive of me in the past...and I am so very grateful. 

I can't wait for "Underneath". Let's create it together.  It is quite possible that we are never more like our Creator than when we are creating. 
 


 
 
 


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Message from Mitch, September 6, 2010:
 

 

Here it is, Everything Shines! 
 

I am trying something new.  I just released a mini-CD called Everything Shines.  It is a 3-song CD, and it is not a "pre" to something bigger.  It is it's own thing.  Sonically, it is as good as the longer CDs I have done in the past.  Everything Shines, is made up of three new songs that I have no intention of recording again.  So, there is nothing more coming, except for the next mini-CD. 
 

I am still on the Always Believe Tour.  Always Believe is still my "new record".  But now there is a bonus...Everything Shines.
 

This is my new approach.  Instead of waiting three years to record 12 songs on a long CD, I am going to record 3-song mini-CDs every nine months.  For me, and hopefully for those of you that come to concerts and listen to my music, it will keep things more vibrant.  There will be no lull or waiting period for the "next thing".  The next thing will always be happening. (and, not to mention, a lot cheaper)  It is my intention to have new recorded music every year.  The concerts I do are always morphing, changing and growing, and now the CDs I record will be a reflection of that as well. 
 

I think this is a closer representation of God's activity in our lives.  With God, the next thing is constantly happening.  God is always at work on us...ever-molding us, ever-shaping us, ever-making us.  Sure, we can settle into the mundane and take it all for granted, but then we are not taking advantage of the opportunity and the gift that the Grower and Giver graces us with.  But as we become our true-selves, the "next thing" is a constant.
 

So here it is!  Everything Shines. 
 

It is my prayer that I will always believe that everything shines.  This record is the next successive step.  After listening rather intently, one listener said that "Renovate Me", the opening song on Everything Shines, is a continuing thought of "Fifteen Minutes", the opening song on Always Believe.  I smiled.
 

Everything Shines is my most recent "new record"...with more to come
Notes on this project:

Mitch McVicker wants to be renovated. McVicker wanted to express his need for renovation, through his music. Quite by chance and very quickly came an opportunity to do just that, in his latest project, a three-song-mini-CD, "Everythng Shines".

The recording process was simple, yet powerful. The mini-album was recorded in three days, with just McVicker and engineer/musician, Carter Green, in the studio. McVicker wrote the songs for, produced and directed, sang leads and back-ups for , and played most instruments for this new project. The album was recorded in the dusty, rural farm town of Wellington, KS. "When I record in Wellington, I am not distracted. The only thing to focus on is the music," McVicker remarked.

McVicker stresses simplicity in his solo ministry and on this album. He plays an array of various guitars, harmonica, ukelele, and creates percussion loops using everyday household items and mouth percussion. "During the recording of this albums, we cut through the fluff and let the songs really speak," McVicker said.

The songs in the album stress the need we all have for being renovated , daily, in our walk with Jesus ("Renovate Me"); making the best of life in-between being able to lead a full and productive life and being called "home" to be with God ("In-Betwee Time"); and knowing that, although we are "microscopic" in the vast scheme of things, we can be thankful that we are all "big" in God's eyes ("Microscopic").

Message from Mitch, August, 2009:

Aug 25, 03:04 PMAlways Believe will be released on September 8 (I know, I know…nothing like letting you know at the last minute…but I wanted to make sure everything was lined up and going to happen for sure).

I have never been more excited about a CD, and the possibilities that come with it’s release. It has taken a while, but everything has come together in a way for this to truly be a great situation.

Always Believe will be released through Out of the Box Records and distributed by Bema Direct. As of Sept. 8, it will be available at all concerts and at mitchmcvicker.com (which is being revamped as we speak, and will reflect the themes of Always Believe very soon) It will be available at major Christian bookstores (and many not-so-majors…as I would have it no other way) and on all internet digital music sites (such as itunes, etc) by mid to late September.

As I said, I am excited. This CD means a ton to me. I believe in the songs. I believe in their message. I believe in the music. I believe in the artwork. I believe in the making of the whole thing. The recording process was a beautiful experience filled with hard work and creativity. The process of God-making-us was laced through the whole project.

Always Believe was my first crack at producing. I co-produced it with my great friend Michael Aukofer. We decided to record in a small, but stunning, studio in the little rural Kansas town of Wellington. It was the most creative process I have ever been a part of.

Always Believe’s first radio single, “Goodness”, will be released in a couple weeks. You can support the cause by contacting your local, or favorite, station and requesting the song. As I have come to find out, and many of you also know, getting a song played at radio is a huge, steep mountain to climb. 

On a side note…heirchex.com posted Alway’s Believe’s “15 Minutes” on it’s website a few weeks ago. This makes it available to radio stations in heirchex’s network to download and play. I am unsure as to how much this has been happening, but I am grateful for their support. So who knows? You may hear both “15 Minutes and “Goodness”

On September 10, I will begin the Always Believe Tour, which will coincide with the release of the CD. I would love to see any and all of you at a concert somewhere along the way.

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You do what you can, ya know? I am just trying to remain faithful to what the Lord is doing in me…and keep moving forward. From the start, my prayer for this record has been that it would be a kingdom success. That seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? But probably only in as much as it is vastly different from what the world calls successful.

Let me say it again, I am excited about Always Believe. I can’t wait to share it with you. We are all in this together. I couldn’t do any of this apart from your support and your prayers. 

Peace of Christ
mitch

Below is the track listing for Always Believe…
1 15 Minutes
2 Lay Me Down
3 You Move My Heart
4 Layers
5 Plastic Horses
6 Guided By Love
7 Eenie Meenie
8 Closer
9 Soon It’ll All Be
10 Point
11 Collide
12 Goodness
13 Shiny Love
14 Little Girl
 


 

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MESSAGE FROM: MITCH MCVICKER: Mon, Aug 18, 2008 

I wanted to give you a quick update...

I am in the process of finalizing the tour schedule for this fall.  I will be doing 35 concerts as the tour will take me to 15 states and Canada.  I am greatly looking forward to getting to do exactly what I need to do at this time in my life.  Who knows how long the Lord will see fit for me to continue to do this?  But, right now, there is nothing else I would or could do.  This is what I am "set up" to be doing.

Once again, I will be taking a simple approach to concerts.  I’ll be traveling with fellow musician Matt Wilson (bass, upright bass, percussion, guitar) and Kevin Synan on the sound board.  I have been told that I am doing the best concerts I have ever done.  I know this...the songs are speaking more than ever and the message is going forth strong. 

I have begun making plans for my 5th studio recording.  The recording process will start this winter and it is my goal to have the CD finished and "ready to go" by the late-summer of 2009.  I am excited to share the new songs that have developed and share from the place the Lord has presently brought me to. 

I could not do any of this apart form you.  Your support, your prayers, your financial gifts mean a ton to me.  Your involvement...in this music ministry I have been blessed with...is priceless.

I will continue to do what I can to direct people's attention towards Jesus...through concerts and through recordings.  It is an honor to have you along for the journey.

Peace of Christ
Mitch


April 3, 2008:
Greetings from Iowa…

Things are going very well on the 2008 spring leg of the Love Will Rise tour. 

We have just had a couple days off to catch our breath after doing 5 concerts in four days to begin the tour.

We begin again tonight in Marshalltown, IA.

I believe we (Adam Jeffrey, Matt Wilson, Kevin Synan) are doing something really good.   I am working hard to point people towards Jesus with these concerts.  I think the message is going forth. 

We have one more week left before we all get to go home for a few days.  It will be a blessing to get to be around my precious family.  Presence is a powerful communicative force.  While I am grateful for the various means of communication that are available to me to use on the road, I have learned that phone calls, emails, and text messages fall way short of being in the same place at the same time.

Please pray for me (for all of us) as I continue to move forward, regardless of circumstances, and attempt to make a dent for the kingdom. 

Your continued support means a ton to me.  It is a great honor to partner in ministry with you. 

Peace of Christ
Mitch


MESSAGE FROM: MITCH MCVICKER: MARCH 22, 2008

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I have some exciting news to share.  It is my  hope and prayer that it is also exciting for you.

It is now possible to make a tax-deductible  contribution to my musical-ministry endeavors.   This means that upon making a donation, you will receive a receipt for your tax records.

I recently became one of the charter members of CIA (Christian Independent Alliance).  It is through the CIA website that your contribution is made.  CIA is set up as a 501c3, therefore donations are tax-deductible and receipts can be issued.

Your contribution does not  go to CIA's general fund.   Rather, the money goes into an account that is designated solely for my ministry.  This way all the contributions are accounted for, earmarked for ministry-oriented use, and sent to me. 

We will truly be partners together in ministry. Over the years, many of you have been financially supportive through your generosity in many ways without having record of it. Now this is possible through an exciting development.  In the past,  I have been unable to develop a scenario to make tax-deductible support possible, now CIA is simply enabling me to present this as an option.

Please know that your contribution will not go towards diapers, movies, or carpet cleanings.  Rather it will be in direct support of my calling.  It will help fund things such as:
-Tour and travel expenses-Musical and sound equipment
-Tour Vehicle maintenance 
-Payments to tour musicians
-Promotional efforts (radio, publicity,
 press/info packets, posters)
-Recording costs

Just click on the link at the very bottom of this mailing (I am cyber- challenged, so if I have failed to enable this function, just please type in the address). You will be taken to CIA’s home page.  Go to the top of the page and click on "members".  I believe I am the first member listed.  Next to my photo, at the end of the short paragraph, you can click where it says "donation". (You do not have to be a PayPal member). 

This site is very user friendly, and I can really appreciate the short amount of time that it takes to fill out the simple form and complete this process.  It only takes a minute.

A little background about my situation…to hopefully bring some clarity to the reason I am asking for your financial support.

For all intents and purposes, I am independent. This is nothing new, rather, it’s the position I have been in for most of my career.

I funded my latest CD, Love Will Rise, and gave it to Surrogate Records in return for promotion.  Their role was to promote Love Will Rise in ways that I could not.  As many of you know, Surrogate Records and has been unable to put what they had committed to and intended to into the life of the CD due to financial difficulties. 

Please understand that I am NOT badmouthing Surrogate.  I am thankful for our relationship and for the hearts behind the company.

Many good things are happening for Love Will Rise in the worlds of radio and publicity.  It costs money to keep that momentum going.  Surrogate introduced me to those "worlds" like never before, but now I am funding those pursuits myself. 

This (along with the general operating expenses that have always existed) has motivated me to call on the generosity I have experienced from so many of you in the past. 

This is my vocation.  I have no other source of  income. 

This is an investment in me.  I take that very seriously.  Why?  Because it is actually an investment in what the Lord is doing.  The Lord has given much.  The Lord has entrusted me with gifts.  Now, you are coming along side me to encourage and enable my response to God's faithfulness.

Your tax-deductible support can be a one-time donation, or it can be long term.

If you are willing to commit to making a contribution each month, each quarter, bi-yearly, yearly, etc, simply respond to this email and let me know of what you are willing to invest and what time  frame you would prefer to use.  A reminder email  (that will double as a general update) will be sent to you at the first of each month.

This is not in the name of business.  Rather, it is in the name of being faithful to what the Lord is doing in me.  I am not interested in riches or fame (If I were, I would find something else to do).  I am trying to make a dent for the Kingdom. 

The world is used by money.  Contrarily, the Kingdom of God uses money to further itself.  It is  for this reason that I believe money is even more  important in the Kingdom of God and needed even  more than it is in the world.  I want to be about  the building of the Kingdom.

It costs money to make a dent.  We are told in the scriptures that the return is a hundred fold.  I would be honored if you came along side to partner with me in this work. 

God uses us all in different ways.  I am ecstatic to be used in this manner.  God calls us all in different ways to different things.  I am grateful for the Call. 

I don't use the word “call” in a  hyper-spiritual way, but in the way Frederich Buechner  defines the word.  He says, our call happens when the  world's greatest need and our greatest joy meet.

For me, that's it.  I know the last thing the  world needs is another Christian musician.  But, I  DO KNOW the world needs the truth.  I am using the  means I have been given to put the truth out  there and direct people's attention towards the  truth.  I love doing this.

Thank you in advance.  Please ponder prayerfully…

I am grateful for whatever you can contribute to  what I am doing…for whatever you can contribute  to what the Lord is doing. 

Peace of Christ
Mitch

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Update
Mar 11,  2008 09:36 AM
An update on my life: it has been real good, AND real busy. 

I had a great 55-concert tour last fall after my latest CD, Love Will Rise, was released in September. A good amount of positive momentum was developed in doing the concerts, and awareness is still being created for LWR in stores, and on radio. 

As always, concerts are foundational to what I do. I was grateful to see many familiar faces on the road this past fall…and ecstatic to meet many new friends. There is no replacement for word of mouth.

I am grateful for the warm support of so many. We are all in this together and I couldn’t do it without you. I consider each and every one of you a partner. My purpose in doing this undoubtedly comes from the Lord, but I am energized all along the way, throughout this journey, by your words, hearts, and continuous signs of support.

In a few days, look for some exciting news about how we can further partner together in ministry.

My family continues to grow. I continue to be blessed beyond measure. Paula is wonderfully beautiful. I think she is even busier than I am. It’s amazing how she pulls everything off while remaining upbeat and positive. Brooklyn is nearly 2 1/2. She is a glorious little person. She puts the bounce in my step and the rhythm in my song. Jordan (14) is becoming a thoughtful, fun-loving woman right before our eyes. Luke (10) is smarter than I will ever be. I’m sure he will work for NASA, or be president, or a missionary to Central America. 

This spring, I will embark on a 35-concert tour covering 17 states. Aside from a few solo concerts at the beginning of the tour, I will again be traveling with good friends (and wonderful musicians) Adam Jeffrey, Matt Wilson, and Kevin Synan. I look forward to seeing you along the way. 

A new single from LWR will be decided upon real soon. There are three songs in the running: “Along With the Rocks”, “Precious Blood”, and “Wounded One”. So, please, let me know what you think, and which one you would like to hear on the radio. 

“Hallelujah” was LWR’s first radio single. It had a good run and is still receiving considerable airplay. However, the growth process never stops. For me to continue to be faithful to how the Lord is moving in me, I must keep moving forward. In one small way, this means the next single is coming. 

Speaking of faithfulness to the Lord’s activity in my life, right now my lot is to wear many hats. I am responsible for concert bookings, management, promotional efforts, road management, and whatever comes along that requires attention. AND I couldn’t do it without the assistance of some great friends and family members. 

Surrogate Records has been a blessing to work with. However, the music industry is a rough and ever-changing climate. It has left the company reeling financially. I am grateful for their friendship, support, and hearts behind the business…but it has made things difficult for me. 

Though I am still affiliated with Surrogate and hopeful that the ship will steady, I am, for all intents and purposes, independent. It’s not necessarily good or bad, it’s just my situation. 

I am continuing to move forward (read above), and trying to do what I can do. I am still hoping to write good songs that are honest faith expressions, I am still trying to do quality concerts that are artful and God-glorifying, and I am praying that it all will direct people’s attention towards Jesus. 
There are many things in this life that we cannot control, yet the Call remains the same: to let the grace of the Lord fuel our becoming the person the Lord is creating us to be (our true-self) and to receive and respond to the Lord’s activity in our lives. And, lo and behold, we just might make a dent for the Kingdom. 


MESSAGE FROM MITCH: AUGUST 15, 2007:
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 

  Goodportion 

There are so many distractions.

Sure, many things that get my day-to-day attention are worthwhile, but I often wonder how much unnecessary importance I place on various issues and situations in my life. 

Is worry inevitable? I have always thought it interesting that in Matthew 6.34, Jesus tells us not to worry about tomorrow because each day has enough trouble and reason to be anxious in and of itself. 

So, He tells us not to worry…because we have plenty of worries as it is? Confusing. 

Maybe it is yet another way that Jesus is telling us to live in the "now", the present, and to be completely attentive to the moment we are gifted with. Will our present troubles be alleviated? Not according to Jesus. We are just asked to not give a thought to what is coming around the bend. 

We are called to live out our call today while remembering that our present struggles are nothing compared to our future glory (Romans 8.18). Whatever this world throws at us is overcome because "He who is in you, is greater than he who is in the world, (1 John 4.4)."

We pretty much all have the same list. We fill in the blanks with different words, but many times we find ourselves on the same hamster wheel….with the same hurried, worried, and ragged feeling.

So how is it all balanced? 

There are errands that Paula asks me to take care of. There are concerts to book, and the tour schedule to work on. There is work to be done to the website. There are bandmembers to communicate with, songs to be arranged, setlists to figure out, tour details to compile and tour books to be created, drives to plan, flights to be booked, merchandise to be organized, emails to answer, phone calls to make, record company meetings, guitars to be fixed…And I GET to practice songs and make up new songs (that last bit is the ice cream).

All this clamors for my attention. It's important, but Brooklyn just wants to sit on my lap and have a book "read" to her. She wants me to dangle her upside down, tickle her, and make faces with her. 

I pray I can prioritize my life to revolve around the people and things that matter. 

THIS PIECE OF SCRIPTURE SCREAMS TRUTH: In Luke 10.41-42, Jesus says "Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken from her.

My ever-consuming and always-occupying cares and concerns leave me with that which comes and goes, but the good portion won't be taken. The Lord remains. All the results and ramifications I experience, as good as they might be, don't stick around. The opportunity to sit at the Lord's feet is always there. He constantly wants to hang out. 

I want to choose the good portion. I don't want to miss out on the good that I take for granted. 

It is a gift to sit down in front of a meaningless sit-com with Paula (though I erroneously, and much too often, deem it a waste of time). It's a blessing to toss Brooklyn from my arms onto the bed over and over and over and over. 

Maybe, just maybe, by doing the "trivial" stuff, I truly hang out with Jesus.

I want to choose the Good Portion.



MESSAGE FROM MITCH: AUGUST 3, 2007:

Hey...this is Mitch.

I am real pleased to announce that Love Will Rise  will start to show up in stores as of next week.

After a few set-backs, hold-ups, and glitches,  (which is not unlike seemingly every situation in  every aspect of life...huh?) many things seem to be coming together.

Love Will Rise is on track to be everywhere it is  going to be by September 18, 2007...the official  release date.

And right now...the first single, Hallelujah, is starting to get played on the radio.  It would be  a huge help to me if you all decided to call  your local station and request Hallelujah.  I  believe in what I am doing, and I want the message to  get out there to as many people as possible.  So,  this is where you all come in...I need you.

We are all in this faith-walk together.  I  consider you all ministry partners.  You play a key  role in what I am doing.   So, I thank you for your  faithfulness to the Lord, and living in His  Kingdom, with your whole lives...and I thank you for  your participation in my vocational calling. 

On September 14, the Love Will Rise tour will  kick off (after a hand-full of preliminary dates in  the coming weeks).  I will be doing around 55  concerts in 23 states from September 14 - December  9.  I have the blessing of working with some great  guys...who happen to be wonderful musicians.  It  is my goal for this fall's concert to be a fun,  quality, artistic, and energetic expression that
 points towards and glorifies the Lord. 

The new website, mitchmcvicker.com, is finally up  and running after being in the "works" for some  time.  It is still becoming what it will be...so, watch for new additions and amendments daily. 

I can't wait to see all of you at various  concerts along the way in the coming months. 

Remember, the unattainable Kingdom is  ours...because the Lord has gone to great lengths to make it  so. 

Peace of Christ - Mitch.
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Press Release:  Mitch McVicker To Release "Love Will Rise" On September 18th

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Nashville, TN (Jun 28, 2007) - Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Mitch McVicker has announced the upcoming release of his latest CD, Love Will Rise, on September 18, 2007. The CD will be the debut project for the newly formed Surrogate Records label and will be distributed through TAG Artist Group. Weaving a theme of truth and love throughout the project, McVicker pours his heart and soul into this 13-song declaration of faith.
Almost ten years ago, McVicker nearly lost his life in the same tragic accident that claimed his best friend, Rich Mullins. Battered and broken, McVicker's road to recovery was arduous and laced with obstacles both great and small. Victories were often counter-balanced by setbacks, yet it was through this season of wrestling with God that he earned the right to limp. "At times I've alternately been criticized and complemented for being something of a Lone Ranger," McVicker explains. "That is still a struggle for me. But during this season of my life I've been forced to accept the fact that we all need each other. We are built for community. When Jacob wrestled with the angel, he walked away with a limp. That makes perfect sense to me now. We can't walk upright without leaning on someone else."

It was that realization that compelled McVicker to take a sabbatical from his rigorous 200-days-on-the-road regimen and concentrate his attention on his new family. Ironically, it was also the catalyst for a whole new collection of songs that comprise his new album, Love Will Rise. McVicker points to the works of Brennan Manning, John Piper and the Apostle Paul as inspiration for many of the songs on the album and for a number of "selah" moments in his personal faith journey.

While McVicker insists he never set out to make a thematic album, when it was all said and done, there was an overarching theme that suffused every song on the project. It was about being born again, about becoming, about the all-sufficiency of love. From the joyful, acoustic guitar strumming of "Hallelujah," with its gentle exhortation to "Turn your face to morning's blaze, May your day be graced by love," to the purely vertical rock worship anthem, "Wonderful," McVicker embraces the goodness of God throughout this new project.

The sense of being driven by love to declare the truth permeates Love Will Rise and compels Mitch McVicker to leave the sunshine and gentle breezes of his Georgia home and the loving arms of his family and once more take to the road to share his songs with loyal fans and unsuspecting strangers. "I went from being a young, traveling, play-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of guy to a family man," McVicker says. "Now I've got a lot more responsibility. It has been a great growth process. But this career or music ministry, or whatever term you want to tag it, is very important to me. I believe it is a call. I know the last thing the world needs is another Christian musician. But I also know that the world needs the truth. So I'm using the means that have been given to me to see that that happens a little bit."

Formed in 2004, TAG Distribution offers a home to new and established artists who are ministering on a national level and are having a national impact. As the fastest growing independent Christian distributor, TAG Distribution is home to Phil Keaggy, Ashley Cleveland, Dino, Cheri Keaggy, Bryan Duncan, Cherie Adams and Bloodgood; as well as Sean Smith, Tara Leigh Cobble, JJ Heller, Matt Brouwer, Cam, J-Roc, Matt Earl, Ill Harmonics, Clay Crosse, Randy Stonehill, John Cox, Greg Troyer and Janelle.



Compared To You, It's All Trash
Jul 27, 07:16 PM
I rejoice that You have brought me to this spot, this day. Yet, I count everything as trash that I might gain You, or, rather, as Paul goes on to say in Philippians…be found in You. 

Compared to You, it’s all trash.

I have been given much. I have even achieved some things. But I won’t look back. No, I will move forward in faith…towards the goal (Phil. 3:13,14). What is the goal? The goal is to be like You. That means sharing in your sufferings and being conformed to Your image.

Compared to You, it’s all trash.

Not that this world is “bad”. For, You give everything. It is my place to receive…in thankfulness. If I don’t, I am not following “the call”. You will use everything that comes my way to conform me. Ease and trouble. Plenty and little. Light and dark. This life You have given is full. This world is filled with much. A lot of it is good, but…

Compared to You it’s all trash. 

I will no longer be infatuated with this world. For, what is so enticing about trash? No, i will be content. If i strive at all (and I am sure I will. It seems to be in me), I will strive forward to grab hold of Life…to grab hold of the Promise. And hang on to all that You do, and have done, to make it available and bring it about. 

Compared to You, it’s all trash.

I won’t look back…at the bad or the good. Rather, I will live in the now. I will live in the present. I want to live in Your presence. For everything that is good about me comes from knowing You and identifying with You (yes, including sufferings…maybe especially sufferings). That happens in the present, in Your presence. 

Compared to You, it’s all trash.

Now, all of my striving doesn’t come from the fact that I have achieved any kind of righteousness. It’s not because I have attained righteousness on any level. Quite contrarily, I seek to grab hold of the gift that is offered and make it my own…just as Jesus has made me His own. 

Compared to You, it’s all trash. 

As I strive, I will empty and free my hands so that they can be opened up to You to receive. From now on…from the present, forward…I want to let go of all I have known and said and grab hold of what you give. 

Compared to You, it’s all trash. 
 
 


Love Will Rise, is the fifth record in McVicker’s growing discographyand has been consistently acclaimed as his best work to date. Hecontinues to write deeply honest, introspective, and catchy songs,with his award winning, chart-topping songwriting as a constant.Love Will Rise marks the first time Mitch has teamed up with producerNathan Nockels, who crafted nine songs, and Margaret Becker, whoput her stamp on four tracks.It was Rich Mullins who introduced Mitch to the contemporaryChristian music world as he traveled, did concerts, and wrote songswith Mullins for 2 years. During that time, Mitch and Rich wrote,“My Deliverer”, a Dove Award winning Song of the Year. However,in 1997, tragedy struck. As the two traveled to a concert, theirvehicle overturned. Rich Mullins was killed, and Mitch was left withserious injuries. During his two year recovery period, thousands uponthousands of people around the country rallied to pray for and upliftMitch. Where he is today is nothing short of a miracle.Now, Mitch is glad to have Love Will Rise as a current representationof his present situation as he continues to bring his music, his heart,and his life to you. He sums it up, “I will use this opportunity to placeJesus right at the front of people’s conscience.e. Life is a wonderfulblessing…and it is filled with troubles. But I want to remind peoplethat love will rise”


 
 
 
SEPTEMBER 20, 2007 concert pictures INTRO TO BOOK: ODD GOD
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Tribune-Democrat. SEPT 2007 ARTICLE  CMSPINS SEPTEMBER 2007 ARTICLE
Love Will Rise Music Review JULY 2007 ARTICLE CMSPINS
HEARITFIRST.COM ARTICLE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McVicker
http://www.christianmusic.com/m MITCH MCVICKER QUOTES
2007 Interview with Kevin Synan CHRISTIANMUSICDAILY
2007 Interview with Adam Jeffrey Christianmusicplanet.com  Oct 2007 article
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ARTICLE:  Mitch Interviews and Articles written at this site and/or reprints:

Without Looking Down Interview with Mitch McVicker
New Article: Influences of Tom Waits
Behind some lyrics  ~ with Mitch
Look Inside The Lemonade Song ~  by Mitch
Look Inside Burning The Fields ~ by Mitch
Look Inside Strength To Move ~  by Mitch
The Mitch McVicker Interview
Christian Single ~ The Simple Life
Release Magazine April/May 2000
Billy Graham Decision Today Interview 
 

SEPTEMBER 15 2006 CONCERT PICTURES
Happy Birthday Nov 8
Mitch McVicker SEPT 8 PRE-SHOW 2005 AND WELCOME BROOKLYN CHANNING MCVICKER!
2007_sept_28_tribune_democrat.html Mitch The Derby Reporter January 2005
Mitch McVicker SEPT 8 CONCERT 2005 Mitch November 21, 2004 concert
Mitch McVicker AUGUST 2005 Interview Random Bible Verses!
Mitch McVicker DVD Review (04/21/05)  Greenville, IL   Photo Album
CHRISTMAS 2006 CARD Thanksgiving 
AND ANOTHER CHRISTMAS 2006 CARD Denver  article
Happy Easter Article on  2005 Benefit Concert
Mitch 2004 CONCERT PIC April 2005 article
Happy Easter
Article on  2005 Benefit Concert Transcript~ Servants Heart
REFLECTING ON THE PAST LAURA AGEE 2006 ARTICLE
Mitch first cd cover.. Mitch Another Happy 4th of July!
Mitch first cd up close 1999 Dove Award
Jigsaw Puzzle to play with  Puzzle # 6 Mitch McVicker New Years Card
happy dakota picture A SOUND CLIP MY DELIVERER
Valentine 2005 Mitch Valentine 2005
Signed Bike t-shirt mcvicker toys
Signed Lemonade t-shirt another view of mitch mcvicker
A cool card.. son chasers of Christ A Happy Thanksgiving Card
Happy New Years Release Magazine April/May 2000
mitch mcvicker on the road pic Mitch Happy 4th of July!
Happy Easter Mitch Lyrics One of these days
playing with flash nowhere
no where else flash playing with pics
Freedom Flash Lyrics playing with burning the field song
Here and Now Flash Lyrics New Picture with flash
just for fun music project titles Strength Flash Lyrics
Cool Pic of MM Cover Emmanuel Flash Lyrics
Mitch Song: Hope a music project titles
Truly Living Without Looking Down Interview
a favorite picture Mitch McVicker 2004 Christmas Card
Mitch Signed camelcard Mitch quote about the song my deliverer
Another Mitch camelcard Cool Pic with updside down
Happy Birthday Nov 8! Article Reflections of Heaven is Waiting
New Article: Influences of Tom Waits Article reflections my deliverer
Trio Signed dakota Sharing A Mitch McVicker Concert Experience
Happy Birthday Nov 8! Christian Single ~ The Simple Life
words by.. another art work of mitch mcvicker
March 17, 2006 A Happy Thanksgiving Card
link to paper airplane! A Jamesline News
link to fold that plane! Mitch pic oh those hats
JOE ON DRUMS new card to try
Happy Birthday Cobra Joe March 15! Mitch Song: Rich's Song
Christmas 2003 Mitch Song: Watch Over Me
Wont Take Long Flash Lyrics
Without Looking Down Interview
Without Looking Down  ~ music review
Chasing The Horizon ~ General 
Chasing The Horizon ~ song by song
Chasing The Horizon ~ Robin
Canticle of the Plains Review
Mitch McVicker Review
Chasing The Horizon EP Review 
365 Meditations Link
Lyrics to Gospel Sing Alongs 
Christmas Card
A Story by Lauren ~ updated
Happy Birthday Nov 8!
Mitch sells a guitar for a community center
Article:  Mitch songs  ~ a question to listeners
survey said: Survey
Behind some lyrics  ~ with Mitch
Random Bible Verses!
Happy Birthday Cobra Joe!
Happy Valentines slide show 
Paynesville Article
Mitch McVicker ~  Interviewed 
A Bio

Brad  Layher  ~  Interviewed 
Dulcimer Workshop Review
appalachian music review
Music Review of the Project: shut that boy up!
bradfiles
Happy Birthday Month Brad Layher

Joe Curet ~ Cobra Joe Interview 
The Cobra Joe Files
Flyer designed for Concert promotion

without Looking Down ~ word search puzzle
ANOTHER  picture puzzle

rollingstone.com
Oh Those Lyrics Article.. the wonder of first lines..
just a cool quote
Happy Easter
CJ ONLINE /02/27/03
Behind some lyrics  ~ with Mitch
2003 Concert Dates Recaped
2002 Concert Dates Recaped
365 Meditations for Young Adults book 
Without Looking Down Interview
2003dovesubmittedentries.html
The kansan.com
Happy Birthday September 30 Brad Layher

Live From Studio B Video Review

Billy Graham Decision Today Interview 
Release Magazine April/May 2000
Transcript~ Servants Heart
Travel Prayer
happy thanksgiving card!

Mitch on The Lemonade Song
Look Inside The Lemonade Song ~  by Mitch
Lyric Discussion Article ~The Lemonade Song
Look Inside Burning The Fields ~ by Mitch
Lyric Discussion Article ~ Burning The Fields
Look Inside Strength To Move ~  by Mitch

Section: Stories by Fans
A Story by Lauren ~ updated
Lauren's dad ~ Brian's story
A Story by Linda
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Christianmusic.com Profile
Single and Content book
Mitch Interviewed
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Song Nothing IS BEYOND YOU
Mitch bio article  with Breen
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Compassion USA Top Spokesperson
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cmcentral.com Interview Parish
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  Lifeway Christian Single
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to be continued....
Words from Mitch McVicker:

In His Own Words - Monday, July 30, 2007 

  Vertical thoughts (a.k.a. prayer) 

I rejoice that You have brought me to this spot, this day. Yet, I count everything as trash that I might gain You, or, rather, as Paul goes on to say in Philippians...be found in You. 

Compared to You, it's all trash.

I have been given much. I have even achieved some things. But I won't look back. No, I will move forward in faith...towards the goal (Phil. 3:13,14). What is the goal? The goal is to be like You. That means sharing in your sufferings and being conformed to Your image.

Compared to You, it's all trash.

Not that this world is "bad". For, You give everything. It is my place to receive...in thankfulness. If I don't, I am not following "the call". You will use everything that comes my way to conform me. Ease and trouble. Plenty and little. Light and dark. This life You have given is full. This world is filled with much. A lot of it is good, but...

Compared to You it's all trash. 

I will no longer be infatuated with this world. For, what is so enticing about trash? No, i will be content. If i strive at all (and I am sure I will. It seems to be in me), I will strive forward to grab hold of Life...to grab hold of the Promise. And hang on to all that You do, and have done, to make it available and bring it about. 

Compared to You, it's all trash.

I won't look back...at the bad or the good. Rather, I will live in the now. I will live in the present. I want to live in Your presence. For everything that is good about me comes from knowing You and identifying with You (yes, including sufferings...maybe especially sufferings). That happens in the present, in Your presence. 

Compared to You, it's all trash.

Now, all of my striving doesn't come from the fact that I have achieved any kind of righteousness. It's not because I have attained righteousness on any level. Quite contrarily, I seek to grab hold of the gift that is offered and make it my own...just as Jesus has made me His own. 

Compared to You, it's all trash. 

As I strive, I will empty and free my hands so that they can be opened up to You to receive. From now on...from the present, forward...I want to let go of all I have known and said and grab hold of what you give. 

Compared to You, it's all trash.

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Words from Mitch McVicker:

In His Own Words - Jan 2007

I hope all of you had a good Christmas and that you are having a good start to 2007.  I wanted to drop you a line and update you on what has been going on and my 2007 plans.

2006 was a full year of concerts for me.  I got to do what I believe I need to be doing.  I did over 90 concerts in 27 states and had the opportunity to try to do what I could to direct people's attention towards Jesus.  It was a blessing to travel with wonderful friends and amazing musicians.  All the way along the road, I was able to meet great new people and rekindle many friendships.

I was able to watch my daughter, Brooklyn, grow and "become" during her first year of life.  This definitely put a new spin on leaving home.  I tried to see to it that I wasn't messing around when I left...and I really tried to make sure I was doing something good and of value.

Now, after much prayer, I am taking some time away from doing concerts during the first half of 2007.

I have been hitting it pretty hard the past three years, and doing over 300 concerts has taken a toll on me.  It has become evident to me that I need to step back and spend some time with my family.  I am also trusting the Lord to use this time to refresh and renew me.  These are all just my plans (who knows how the Lord will work?), but I have every intention of coming back better-than-ever in the second half of 2007, and doing a full slate of concerts in support of the release of my newest full-length CD.

I know I will never regret taking this time away, for the sake of my family, myself, and the ministry I get to be a part of.  It seems to be especially important with Brooklyn going through such a formative period.

It is my intention to discover all the life that is beyond doing concerts and recording CDs.  While that life is very fulfilling, I think it is time to "move the couch" for a while.  When you move a piece of furniture, it takes a while for the ruts, that have been long-worn into the carpet, to go away. The tracks we have laid never seem to go away until we make the move.  It just takes some time for the floor to become unscathed and open once again.  I am praying I can become more and more open and that I can make myself available to whatever the Lord is doing, in this present moment, and with whatever awaits around the corner.  I am wanting to pay attention, put up my antennas, and allow for enough time to get myself out of the way of what is going on.

I have been home for 6 weeks, and it has been a blast to get to spend an extended amount of time with Paula.  Nobody is more supportive of me than she is, but all the travel, concerts, and time away have inevitably effected our life together. No matter how loving, understanding, and supportive of each other we are, our relationship is effected when I am in and out for a combined 200 days a year.  Now, my support of her can take on more of a tangible role as she teaches a full day, every day; teaches night class twice a week; and raises Brooklyn, Jordan, and Luke.

I am grateful to get to be around Brooklyn as she develops more and more of a personality.  I 'm learning that it is the little things...feeding her, changing her, wrestling with her, laughing with her, and playing "ball" with her...that all add up to life. And, it's a life that I don't want to miss out on right now.

Thank you for your prayers and support...it means the world to me.  I look forward to seeing you on down the road at a concert in the second half of 2007.

Until then, remember that you are guided by love and remember to attack life with the kind of persevering faith that comes for a personal connection with the mysterious and ever-gracious Spirit.

Peace of Christ,
Mitch
 


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Mitch:  I would tell them I have faith because it will not let go of me. I'm so very grateful that faith, personified in the person of Jesus, is concerned with me.  I have faith because it has been given. The Interview link

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Brad: Very thought provoking question.  I don't ever remember Him not impacting my life..not that I was this amazing kid who led a really spiritual life. (I was all but that, ask my poor mother!) But my whole life I can remember instances where God chose to make Himself known to me.  Who knows why, God's just weird like that.. The Interview LinkAlso read a review of Brad's Dulcimer Workshop


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Joe:  Near future?  Exploring a lot of possibilities with other musical facets, marriage, and touring with Mitch for the next 30 years of my life.  The Interview Link

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MITCH MCVICKER QUOTES
Book project:
Mitch was one of twelve authors that contributed to this rejuvenating devotional book.  It is available at his concerts, so grab an autograph copy next time you see him.  Link

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Great video link/audio links
The cool video of the Live From Studio B
Awesome Audio of Mitch at Wheaton on 4/8/2
**Mitch on The Lemonade Song
**Mitch on God Is Faithful
A sound byte about  the song:  My Deliverer
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Very Cool website to visit:  wheaton.edu

VISIT THIS LINK FOR CONCERT WITH RICH..

Prayer request from Mitch:

"Prayer for energy is always nice, once again. And prayer that my passion for Jesus and this vocation isn't squelched by the travel and "business" of doing this. And rather, that it would be renewed each day. That I could be less caught up with doctrines and ideas, and more caught up with love."

"At this point, we need prayer for energy as we are embarking on the fall tour.   And that we would be sensitive to Jesus and what Jesus would be doing in our lives individually and collectively.  And that we wouldn't get in the way of what God wants to do.  Also, that we would  notice Jesus in all aspects of life.  That we wouldn't miss out on Him or the many ways He has made himself available to us...that the lord's goodness and glory gets our attention.  I want to be overwhelmed everyday by Jesus." ~ Mitch

An earlier prayer request from Mitch: " For me, I again would like energy to keep going.  I would like to have a underlying, quiet, comfortable, confident, peace as I walk through life.  And I know that comes from Jesus.  I guess I just want to see God more and believe more to the point that I would risk myself for Jesus' sake. All of us on the road with me  need prayer that we could be sensitive to God and where God might be moving us vocation wise."  ~ Mitch McVicker

A prayer of strength as they travel  with God  ~Travel prayer

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