Saturday, April 24, 2010

Come & Live!

Hey guys,

Just a little note before I leave for tour. COME & LIVE! is a ministry based out of my church back in Nashville who have committed to share the love of Christ through their musicians during their time on the road. They need our help to send them on the road! I've met about 6 of the C & L bands and each continuously surprise me at how committed they are to their calling.

Come&Live! is a 501(c)3 non-profit community dedicated to proclaiming the good news of Jesus.
By joining hands with artists {musicianaries}, we provide them with guidance, direction and accountability to model a life of genuine faith. Our focus is in promoting the only true enduring treasure - loving others and living like JESUS. We choose to share music and profit as a humble example of radical generosity. We live simply to give generously, encouraging others to do the same. Our prayer is that God would use us to Give. Love. Share. and Revive.

I'm a proud supporter of this ministry. Spread the word!

More about their mission:

Give.Love.Share.Revive. from Come&Live! on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My biggest inspiration

I first heard about Hanson when I was 12 and was instantly hooked. Their music was something I had never heard before and there was something to them that I had never seen (I mean- they WERE sooooooooo cute!). As I followed them more I realized that their faith in Christ molded them greatly. These 3 guys have a such a huge heart for the needy.

A few years ago, they teamed up with this company called TOMS (maybe you've heard of them?). After that, they started a new movement: Take The Walk. Before every show, they gather at a meeting place in that town and walk a mile without shoes. For ever person who walks they donate $1 to their fund that is helping people in poverty. Most of the people they help are women in Africa with AIDS or young children who've never owned a pair of shoes in their life.

These days I can proudly say that I am a Hanson fan. I've been there since day 1 and can never leave. I know the guys will never read this, but thanks for being my biggest inspiration :)

I wouldn't be here without you...

Follow Your Lead

HANSON | MySpace Music Videos

Monday, April 12, 2010

On the road

Sooooo we finally got out of Herrnhut! We left this past Friday and have been hanging out in south Germany. Saturday we went to Balinger Rock Festival where we set up our booth, danced all night, met tons of youth, and talked to musicians.

Peter and I lucked out and got backstage press passes for the night. We strolled on past the stage and into the VIP area where a smorgasbord was setup for us to enjoy for the night. I was so excited to sit down and speak with the MC, Boppi, from the Netherlands. He was a funny guy. He is a sort of a road pastor who speaks at different conferences and hosts the Balinger Fest every year (more of him in my video).

Peter and I searched the back rooms for bands hanging out who could sit down with us for a short interview. Most of them were pretty laid back and joked around with us as we had coffee and cake.

Originally I wasn't that excited to go to another Christian Music Festival until I realized Holding on To Hope would be there. We were able to get an interview with the guys and talked about their music and their relationship with Christ on the road. They are a part of Come & Live! a ministry for musicians. Cory, the lead singer, has such a passion for his music to speak to others about the life Christ can give us. I was so excited we got some footage and I could hang out with people who knew tons of my friends back home!

We also got to chat a while with some of the guys from Kids in the Way. We talked with Wille for probably over an hour about this generation and ideas on how we really can end extreme poverty. It was a relief to hear that others really do think about stuff like this.

Peter will be editing the interview this summer and we hope to get the video out to the public by this fall.

The event as a whole was a great experience for our team. We had dozens of conversations with other youth about what their ideas of missions looks like, how they can fight extreme poverty at home, and we were able to connect with other musicians who can help us out on the road in the future.

Thanks for such a great night Balinger!!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


The book is almost here! We have just $2,000 more to raise and 18 days. It's really exciting to see everything coming together. Here is the newest preview of the book:

We leave for Stuttgart on Froday and have a few tour dates around and in the city. For more of that info, go here:

It seems we have tons of fans in Europe and cannot fufill all the requests to visit. We've had to turn several requests down, but not without promises to return later this year. We are currently scheduled to go to Austria on May 5 and then have a weekend in Hamburg before we venture off to the states...


If you've been to our myspace, you'll notice not many tour dates have been filled in. We still need to book a few more churches or venues around central TN. We'd love to come visit you with all of our art, merch, and music. We want to meet other artists, get inspired, and INspire. Please email me stephanie.eatherly[at] to book an event! We also need host homes who don't mind sharing a few extra beds for our crew. There are about 15 of us that need a place to stay between June 2-28. If you can spare a room, or a meal, please contact me as well!

I'm printing my current poster and I am about printing my next:

On another note, I really hate bringing up the topic of money since it seems we all need more cash these days, but a few of our team members still don't have the money for flights, if you'd like to donate to me or another Pickapocketeer, please specify and you can donate through my donation button:

Be slessed,

Friday, April 2, 2010

for today

I don't know the origin of this. If you know please tell me.

word's to live by...

One day I want to be a big hat lady....