Christmas Music from the Studio // The Women of Christmas

Air Date December 22, 2014


Summary

Hour 1 - Christmas Music from the Studio

We have a special musical program for you. Several of our guests who visited us this year also gave us some Christmas music to enjoy and get us in the holiday spirit. Selah sings "O Holy Night," Aaron Shust helps us "Rejoice," Lindsay McCaul shares a special medley she put together of "White Christmas" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and an encore performance of Andrew Greer and Cindy Morgan on "I Wonder as I Wander" and "My Troubles." 

Hour 2 - The Women of Christmas

She’s known for telling us about the Bad Girls of the Bible, but this time author Liz Curtis Higgs takes us into the lives of three good girls. Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna are front and center as we focus on the women of Christmas in a special rebroadcast from last year. Don’t miss an opportunity for reflection, preparation and renewal.


Featured

Selah Group

Selah

Selah, a Christian singing group comprised of Todd Smith, Allan Hall and Amy Perry, has garnered seven Gospel Music Association Dove Awards—including five Inspirational Album of the Year trophies—and eight #1 singles, along with numerous other accolades in their nearly two-decade career. With hits including such signature songs as “You Raise Me Up,” “Wonderful, Merciful Savior” and “Press On,” among others, to date Selah has amassed total sales surpassing four million album and single units combined.

For more information about Selah, please visit their website.

Aaron Shust

Aaron Shust

Aaron Shust is a singer and songwriter. The Pennsylvania native earned the Gospel Music Association’s Songwriter of the Year and New Artist Dove Awards in 2007 and his song, “My Savior, My God,” was named Song of the Year. Aaron has developed a reputation as a songwriter of considerable depth and substance, and a worship leader with a passionate heart for serving God and bolstering community. He has released six albums, most recently   Unto Us . Aaron and his wife, Sarah, have three young sons: Daniel, Nicky and Michael.

For more information about Aaron, please visit his website.

Lindsay McCaul

Lindsay McCaul

Lindsay McCaul is a Christian singer and songwriter. She is also a graduate of Moody Bible Institute. She has released two CDs, her most recent called   One More Step . After losing her father to myelofibrosis, losing her record deal, losing her brother-in-law unexpectedly and losing her roots and community as she moved from Chicago to Nashville, Lindsay found herself in a difficult and unsettling season of life that had no quick or easy fix. But as she continued to faithfully steward her calling as an artist, pouring out her heart through songwriting, Lindsay found that the body of new songs was emerging as a collective portrait of a Christ-follower “learning to take steps of faith, day by day, little by little.” She has toured with Casting Crowns, Matthew West, Sanctus Real, The Afters, Brandon Heath and Mandisa, among others. Lindsay and her husband, Mark, make their home in Nashville.

For more information about Lindsay, please visit her website.

Andrew Greer

Andrew Greer

Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter Andrew Greer created the innovative “Hymns for Hunger Tour," along with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Cindy Morgan, which raises awareness and resources for local and international hunger relief organizations at tour stops around the country. Andrew is a 2013 GMA Dove Award nominee for Instrumental Album of the Year for   All Things Bright & Beautiful: Hymns for the Seasons . The project held the #1 spot on Nielsen Christian SoundScan’s Instrumental chart for 25 weeks. His sophomore recording, 2012’s critically-praised Angel Band: The Hymn Sessions , reached #2 on Amazon's Hot New Releases in Contemporary Folk chart. As a writer, Andrew’s stories have appeared in   Christianity Today ,   In Touch , and  Parenting Teens , among other notable publications. When not on the road, Andrew enjoys his home in Franklin, Tenn.

For more information about Andrew, please visit his website.

For more information about Hymns for Hunger, please visit its website.

Cindy Morgan

Cindy Morgan

A 2014 Grammy nominee, singer-songwriter Cindy Morgan has garnered 12 GMA Dove Awards, including the prestigious Songwriter of the Year trophy. With 21 #1 hits to her credit, Cindy has penned songs for such artists as India Arie, Mandisa, Francesca Battistelli and   American Idol ’s Kris Allen, among dozens of others. Cindy’s music has been featured on television shows like   One Tree Hill  and   Pretty Little Liars . Her latest solo effort, 2011’s critically-acclaimed   Hymns & Spirituals: Some Glad Morning , features Americana/folk-inspired arrangements of such beloved selections as “I’ll Fly Away,” “It Is Well” and “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms.” Cindy is married to author Sigmund Brouwer.

For more information about Cindy, please visit her website.

For more information about Hymns for Hunger, please visit its website.

Liz Curtis Higgs

Liz Curtis Higgs

Liz Curtis Higgs is a popular conference speaker who has presented inspirational programs for audiences in all fifty United States and fourteen foreign countries. She is also the author of more than 30 books, with 4.5 million copies in print, including her nonfiction study of Ruth, The Girl’s Still Got It; her best-selling series Bad Girls of the Bible, Really Bad Girls of the Bible, Unveiling Mary Magdalene, and Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible; her award-winning Scottish historical novella A Wreath of Snow; and a series of children’s books, including The Pine Tree Parable. Liz is happily married to Bill Higgs, who serves as director of operations for her speaking and writing office. They share their life together in a nineteenth-century farmhouse near Louisville, Ky.

For more information about Liz, please visit her website.


Host

Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live!, two hours of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz. To find out more, please visit Chris' website.