Who is this Jamin guy anyway?
I am the husband of one and the father of nine. I was created to sing, to worship, to encourage, and to be steady. I am the Owner & Executive Director of Trinity Arts Center, a multi-disciplinary Arts Center in Eastern Tennessee, and the President of Trinity Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization focused on funding arts education and performance. I've been involved with four music projects in my life -- Hot Pink Turtle, Spin Radio, Stand Like Stone, and of course, Jamin Rathbun.

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Psalm 127
Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat -- for he grants sleep to those he loves,. Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.

There are a couple things I like about this passage. One, the focus on the reward of children. As a father of five (two boys and three girls) this passage just makes me feel good. = )

Second, I like the reminder here that God gives rest to those He loves. As I've mentioned in other posts, it's easy to get caught up in the things we can do "for" God and forget about what seems to be some of the biggest perks of following Christ... peace -- and rest.

That reminds me of another passage I like a lot:

Philippians 4:4-7
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Can't forget this one...

Matthew 11:28-29
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

That reminds me of a couple more, not directly related but -- maybe worth a mention. I'll just post links and you can check them out on your own. Proverbs 22:7 Proverbs 23:4

Have a great weekend and -- don't forget to rest. That reminds me of one of my own lyrics (see below). Me? It's been gorgeous here in Eastern Tennessee... I may hike out to Laurel Falls with the family this weekend (see photo).

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Song Title: Rain Song - [ download mp3 ]
Genre: Acoustic Rock
File Size: 7.8MB

Notes: This song didn't have a name until we started having difficulties during recording with the thunder and rain outside coming across the microphones. A few minutes later, we stuck a mic outside the window and made it part of the song. We couldn't have planned it any better. The whole vibe just fits so well with the lyrics... even a couple little birds chirping at the end. God is good. = )

Lyrics: Now is the time and this is the place it happens for me and I pray the time has come for you to let it soak in and let it sink down. The questions inside come out in the words and something that stirs inside. And now in the quiet of the day, just let it all go and let it resolve. For Christ has died for me and I have been set free. Though the demons come and they tell me I don't deserve the gift that he's given, the depth of His love.

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