Gemma Elena is the welcome addition to the family of singer Rebecca St. James and husband Jacob Fink.
Gemma came in at 8 lbs. 3 oz. and was born Feb. 19
Her name means Precious Stone/Jewel & Shining Light.
“We are doing great!,” tweeted the singer. “My husband and I praise God for the sheer delight of this incredible blessing. God is so good and FAITHFUL! Thanks for your support and prayers…”
Australian team figure skater Brooklee Han performed her Winter Olympics short program to a song by Michael W. Smith.
Han skated to the melody “Prayer For Taylor” from Smith’s award-winning instrumental album “Freedom.”
“Best wishes during your free (style) program in the finals,” tweeted Smith.
“Wow!!! Thank you so, so much!!,” she answered. “I love your music and I am so glad I was able to use Freedom in my Olympic debut!!”
The 18-year-old Han is from the United States, but she can skate for the Australian team because her father is from there.
According to an opinion column on www.examiner.com, the top Christian-gospel Valentines/Anniversary/love song is: “I Will Be Here” a song of commitment bySteven Curtis Chapman from his 1989 More To This Life CD. (I’ve heard it sung at a few weddings, too!) Some of the lyrics…..”I will be here, when you feel like being quiet, when you need to speak your mind, I will listen.
And I will be here when the laughter turns to cryin’, through the winning, losing and tryingwe’ll be together…I will be here.”
Francesca Battistelli performed her new song “Write Your Story” on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Thursday (2/13).
While introducing the artist, GMA’ co-anchor Robin Roberts called Francesca a “Christian pop superstar,” and noted that she also has a song on the new CD of music inspired by the upcoming feature film “Son of God.”
Battistelli performed with a full band – two guitars, bass, keyboards ,cello, and her husband Matt Goodwin on drums
“It was so fun,” she tweeted afterward. See the performance at: http://gma.yahoo.com/video/francesca-battistelli-sings-write-story-131605624.html
TobyMac’s video for his song “Speak Life” is now available for viewing.
Filmed on the streets of downtown Nashville, the video features a young, angelic girl who “whispers” words of life to people in desperate situations. The video ends with a quote from author Brennan Manning about the importance of our words.
If you hang out at the Nashville airport you’re bound to see a number of Christian music artists coming or going. And sometimes the artists run into each other!
That’s what happened recently when Mark Schultz spotted Mandisa – or was it the other way around – and the pair posed for a quick “fun” photo. Can you really call a photo with two people a “selfie?”
More than 32,000 fans flocked to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta last Saturday (2/8) for the “Winter Jam” tour.
In addition to the regular line up of Newsboys, Plumb, Thousand Foot Krutch and the other artists, there were several special guests.
David Crowder performed, Reed Robertson from “Duck Dynasty” spoke, and aerialist NIk Wallenda traveled on a high wire inside the top of the dome.
Singer-songwriter Francesca Battistelli will perform for the first time on “Good Morning America” on Thurs. Feb. 13.
“My national morning TV debut! Would love for you to watch!,” she posted on Facebook, where she has more than a half-million “likes.”
She’ll be singing “Write Your Story,” a song from her forthcoming album, “If We’re Honest.”