BACK TO BASICS

 Pictured: A vintage tractor near Kalispell, Montana.

Pictured: A vintage tractor near Kalispell, Montana.

Listen and hear my voice; pay attention and hear what I say. When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow continually? Does he keep on breaking up and working the soil? When he has leveled the surface, does he not sow caraway and scatter cumin? Does he not plant wheat in its place, barley in its plot, and spelt in its field? His God instructs him and teaches him the right way.
— Isaiah 28:23-26

When you don’t know what to do or where you should be in life, its a good thing to get back to the basics. Life can be full of distractions and hinderances that cause you to lose the way. Regrets from the past can cripple your dreams. Doubts, depression and fear can render you immobile like an old tractor in the field. The longer it sits there the harder it is to get going.

Be careful of the voices you are listening to. Every day of your life you are bombarded with promises and propaganda from sources you would hope you can trust. But I’m learning that there is only one absolute firm foundation that you can build your future on. That is in knowing Jesus and hearing God’s voice clearer than the noise of the crowd and the latest headline news.

God reveals His best for you when you take time to hear His voice. Just like a good farmer, there is an order in which you carry out your plans in order to get a great outcome. God’s word teaches us to live simply and walk humbly and stay planted in what we were created to do. Don’t be discouraged.. Be encouraged. God is on your side and He will never give up on you. That’s good news.

Thanks for your prayers and partnership in our work.

Godspeed.

Steve

And don’t sit around too long thinking about it. Get out there and have a go!!! All this also comes from the Lord Almighty, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificent.
— Isaiah 28:29

Droughts, Dreams and Destiny

 Pictured: Praying for a revival in the land and a refreshing new season for a drought stricken country.

Pictured: Praying for a revival in the land and a refreshing new season for a drought stricken country.

Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites, because the Lord has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: “There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land. There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Because of this the land dries up, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea are swept away.
— Hosea 4:1-3

The Bible has some pretty heavy words about times of desperation and drought. It’s usually about the arrogance of leaders and those in power and their hardness towards faith and humility. The people suffer when the leaders in the land ignore the mercy of God. Pride and fear destroy hope… and when people have no hope their is great loss and despair.

I look at my country Australia at the moment and I feel like my country has hardened its heart towards the grace and love of God. Our Political leaders have given in and lost control of our destiny.. So there is confusion and corruption. It can all change when as a nation we repent and turn from the acts of godlessness that break the heart of the creator. All of nature suffers when we don’t have a good relationship with God. But it can all change when we get back to the things that matter. It starts with us… with you and me.

I love that throughout history God has been merciful to His people when they humbly return to him and ask for help. That’s God’s heart and character. A merciful and compassionate father wanting to reach out and redeem all those who are lost. 

Thank God for Jesus.

Godspeed,
Steve

Tones & Tradition

 Pictured: The legendary Nashville session guitarist JT Corenflos at work on the new album.

Pictured: The legendary Nashville session guitarist JT Corenflos at work on the new album.

In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people.
— Colossians 3:23

He moved to Nashville from a country town in Indiana at the age of 18 to pursue his music dreams. Now in his late 50’s JT Corenflos has recorded for and performed with many of the great names in modern country music. He’s considered an electric guitar legend in the Nashville scene.. working with stars like Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Don Hendley, George Jones, Brooks and Dunn, Alabama and Bob Seger…. the list goes on. Yet I have been genuinely humbled that every time I come to Nashville to record a new album JT is only too happy to put a few days aside and help create some amazing tracks for the new songs. JT is usually the last player in the studio at the end of each take.. perfecting his tones and getting just one more take to make the song even better. I observe in quiet admiration this country gentleman. He’s struggled with great physical challenges and battled with cancer.. yet still delights in turning up to make a recording project shine brightly.

Like the Psalmist of old, musicians like JT Corenflos were born with an eternal gift of creativity and music. It is a gift given by the creator of all things and I know when JT plays it comes from deep in his soul. The songs on this new album project are so much richer because of the contribution of a man who has devoted his life to the art of music. Thank you JT. 

Thanks also to friends and prayer partners who have supported us on this faith venture to produce another fine collection of songs that will be used to share the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ and the hope we have because of all He has done for us! Songs about life, death and eternity.

Thanks again for your prayers and support.

Godspeed

Steve
 

Revival in the Outback

 Pictured: Steve outside a historic church in a town called Sandstone, Western Australia

Pictured: Steve outside a historic church in a town called Sandstone, Western Australia

There’s been a quiet fire burning in the hearts of many people in remote towns and communities these past few years. I’ve seen some desert communities completely turn from the hopelessness of depression, addiction and gambling to choosing God’s way. Turning from the curse of death to the hope of life in Jesus. From the bondage of religious condemnation to the freedom of knowing Christ. 

I’ve had people over the past few years request songs that have helped them in in their own revival journey. Ironically some of those songs are old Gospel songs and hymns from the times of slavery in American history. Songs that have stood the test of time and inspired faith for generations. Its some of these songs I’d love to record on the new album… Songs of revival. 

But I’ve learned that real revival doesn’t always happen in a big noisy crowd… it happens in the heart… one heart at a time. It happens with humble repentance that makes way for renewal and restoration. God delights to revive us in our walk with Him.

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
— Psalm 51:10-12

We are very excited to announce that I will be stepping back into the studio to record a new album project. We plan to record August 10-17th at Watershed Studios in Nashville, TN. 

Pray with me as we seek the Lord and prepare for this venture. Financially we are half way there with the expected budget but know God in His faithfulness will provide. We know these songs are an integral part of the coming seasons of evangelism and ministry leading into 2020.

I am praying for revival in regions across Australia… and it starts with us. 

Thanks for your friendship and faithful prayers.

Godspeed,
Steve


New Album Project

If you would like to partner with us in this project, please email us for bank details or make an online donation. 

The Spirit of the ANZAC's and Eternity

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
— John 15:13 (NIV)
 Eternity Truck design by Steve Grace

Eternity Truck design by Steve Grace

It’s been 100 years since the end of the great war. A war that devastated the world and saw millions of lives lost. One survivor of that war was an Australian soldier, Arthur Stace… He returned home to Australia but became an alcoholic on the streets of Sydney. After his profound conversion to Christ he began to write the word ‘Eternity’ on footpaths and walls to remind people of their eternal destiny. He wrote that one word over 500,000 times in his humble crusade to reach people with the Gospel.

Today we honour Arthur Stace. We honour the ANZAC’s 100 years on from their battle for freedom. And we share a vision to keep the legacy alive across Australia. Our vision is for the Eternity Truck. A mobile concert stage that will be used to proclaim the Good News for many years to come.

It started out as a Tee shirt design but we now realise God has far more in mind for this image. We want to reach Australian’s with the Good News. We want to see people set free from sin and addictions and despair. We’ve set up a fund raising account for the vision of the Eternity Truck. Help us make this dream a reality.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
— Galatians 5:1

Seed Time and Harvest

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
— 2 Peter 1:3
 Pictured: Yorke Peninsula farmer Elden Oster checking out the new seasons crop.

Pictured: Yorke Peninsula farmer Elden Oster checking out the new seasons crop.

Hang out with a farmer for a day and you get it. This walk of faith in dry times. Farmers do their best to feed the world. Unpredictable weather systems and climate changes are all part of the challenge to produce a harvest in due season. There are no guarantees. It is an expression of faith and determination every year as a farmer plants new crops in a field.

But it says a lot about life and who we are as well. Live your life sewing good seed into others, believing in others, supporting those who are out there going for it for God. When we take small steps of generous faith God turns up and provides so much more. Keep loving and serving people like Jesus does. You can’t go wrong.

Farming families across Australia have been forced to plant seed into dry ground again this year as the early season rains have not yet come. It takes great faith to invest so much into the land at this time and yet its that faith that eventually produces a harvest later in the year. And whether a crop is bountiful or fails, God’s faithfulness remains the same. He is at work in our lives as we seek first His Kingdom and righteousness.
 

And to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
— Ephesian 3:19-20

Thanks for your prayers and ongoing support.

Godspeed,
Steve