SUMMER 2014 // SEEING IN COLOUR

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SEE IN COLOUR

THE AUTUMN TOUR

2014

ARE YOU ABLE

TO HOST ME?

Get in touch to events@jacoblloydmusic.com or click the booking tab here on my website. I'm looking for as many dates as possible during the second half of the year...
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

Find the 5 differences between the two images taken during my recent visit to the Premier Radio Inspirational Breakfast Show and send your answers here by August 21st for the chance to win a digital copy of See In Colour.
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For those of you that don't know, I worship at West Bromwich Community Church. Each month, I invite you to read our pastor's blog...
From 1963-1967 the Pepsi Cola company ran an advertising campaign with the slogan “Come alive with the Pepsi generation.” Since the Pepsi Cola company operated on an international level their marketing department exported the brand with the slogan all over the world. When the advertising campaign was rolled out in Taiwan they hit a problem. Unfortunately when the slogan was translated into Chinese it read, “Pepsi will bring your ancestors back from the dead.” I’m sure you will agree that trading standards could have built a case around the unfulfilled promises of such a product!

Read the full article on the WBCC website

COMPASSION UK
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Compassion is an international Christian child development and child advocacy ministry. Partnering with local churches, we are committed to the spiritual, economic, social and physical development of children living in extreme poverty in 26 countries, enabling them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Compassion's work began in South Korea in 1952 when American evangelist Rev Everett Swanson felt compelled to help 35 children orphaned by the Korean conflict.

Today we have a worldwide ministry where over one million children are now reaping the benefits of one man's clear, God-given vision.

Our founder was inspired by Matthew 15:32 where Jesus says, 'I have compassion for these people - I do not want to send them away hungry' (NIV).

If you are able to, please click here to visit a specially tracked child sponsorship page. If you sponsor a child through this link, please let me know, and in return for your sponsorship I will send you a digital copy of my latest album, absolutely free.
BEHIND THE MUSIC // THE ONLY THING IT NEED

Last year, my mom announced one morning that we were going to decorate her bedroom. No-one else's, just theirs. It's not a problem, she said. It will take 3 hours max.

3 days later, we had glossed, emulsioned, ripped the carpet up and replaced with laminate flooring, replaced all the furniture (1.2km is apparently the distance between our house and Ikea), and to be honest, their room had a bit of a showroom feel to it.

The one thing I noticed throughout the whole process was that I was always missing something, whether it be the hammer, a screwdriver, or the right sized little hex key thing needed for all Ikea self builds.

Coupled up with that, me and my dad had spent the weekend arguing repeatedly, 'cos neither of us speak Swedish!!! ;)

It got me thinking though, that in our lives, there is a very definite 'God shaped hole', that nothing else can fill. Without God, we will always be missing something that stops us becoming whole.

As the song says, He is the light in the darkness, the music when the silence is filling the room and many more things.

If you find yourself in a situation where something just doesn't sit right, and seems to be missing, I challenge you to just simply say the following prayer…

"God, I don't know if You're there, but if you are, I want you to fill this gap in my life."

HAIR DILEMMA

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MEET MY MOM...
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Meet my mom. If you've ever been to one of my gigs, you may well have met her, or at least heard about her and the significance she has had in my life.

When I was 7, my life turned upside down when my dad announced that he was leaving us for a 17 year old. In that moment, everything changed. The person was from our church, and so all I could do was blame the church and everything it stood for. for weeks I would rearrange the furniture in our front room, and not in a good way. I got so angry with everyone and everything, but one things held true.

Through all of this time, my mom somehow managed to keep it together (in front of us, at least), and she stayed faithful and prayerful every step of the way. Through my rage I caught glimpses of her strength and faith, and began to realise that it probably wasn't fair to just blame God.

Over time, through her faith, she met the person I am now privileged to call 'dad', and we have been able to put the family back together and move on.

Without my mom, you wouldn't be reading this article - it was her that encouraged me to start working with Sound Consultancy in Sheffield. It was her that supported me during my many tests of faith, and it will always be her that I turn to when I need to sound off about something. She listens, and, much as I hate to admit it, whenever she and I have a disagreement, there is only ever one person that is revealed as the wise and 'correct' one.

My mom has shown that no matter how bad things can seem, there can always be a light at the end of the tunnel. For months, her motto was 'one day at a time'. She had no reserves of strength, so concentrated on the here and now.

Thank you for everything mom, and I love you! Hope you don't mind me writing this article about you. Oh, and happy birthday for Sunday!
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