Here is a video update from SoulFest '09
To Mark and My Extended Family-I am a re-believer who has searched many, many alternates to Our Father and His Son. I found your music and messages on line just 4 days ago. God's Grace is proven through the story of my life. It is not one I can openly share yet, but I want you and everyone to know the words of Amazing Grace have special special meaning to me. Thank you for your messages. I hope some day your band will tour to Utah. I will be promoting your music-all that is Good is Good. God bless and keep you safe!
Hey All:Love your songs, love your ministry, would love to see you in Oklahoma City!!!Lovin' 2B Livin'
Hi Mark! My name is Mark too and I am from Argentina! Here in argentina there is a lot of people that would love to have Casting crowns in Argentina!God bless you a lot and may he make great things with you guys!
Hi Mark and group,Thank you for reaching so many with your music. You'll be in Charlotte this Saturday and our Youth Group wanted to be there, but were unable. Can we book Casting Crowns for Spring 2010? Is that doable? Thank you for allowing God's blessings thru your music. Stay the course.
When does the next Crowns Camp start?I loved the last one!!
Hi, Mark! I think u would love the video that was done to your song, "Set Me Free" it was done by Ignite Student Ministries on www.tangle.com! Please check it out...it makes your song even more powerful than it already is if that is possible! For ameteurs, I think that you would agree that this is what this song is all about. FYI...make sure you read the t-shirts on the "demons"! I get goosebumps every time, and I think you will too!! God Bless you and your band for the wonderful work you do for Christ!! You have been an inspiration to me and my husband and lots of our friends! Thank you!!!
Thankyou Mark for being a warrior for the Lord. The Lord has showed me alot through your music all of them has touched my life in many of ways.I have been through alot in my life and when that song praise you in the storm came out it helped me alot. see just recently I lost my husband Buddy who was only 22 years old to a car accident we both were in it God spared me. I am only 25 myself my husband was a God fearing man he also was a marine he taught me what true love is all about. See I was married before Buddy came into my life to a man I dated for four years before I married him. He turned out to be a Child molester and I tried to help him out I tried to show him he needed the Lord to change him but he didn't want to change. It was harder for me to deal with this because I was molested myself when I was five and sexually harrassed and asulted throughout my junior high and high school years. The second time my ex husband got in trouble after we renewed our vowels my Best Friend introduced me to her cousin Buddy Collison who later became my husband. This man showed me that I had value and that I was loved and that no one should take advantage of me in any way. I truely saw God in him. It has been hard and right now I am confused he was such a Godly man he wanted to be a preacher as soon as he got out of the military which was coming up this next June. We just got married May 10th, 2009 only married for three weeks and he was taken in a car accident. We were in a Jeep Wrangler on a dirt road and it swirved and flipped multiple times no one knows how I made it out alive cause it was so bad. I know I have a purpose that God has a plan for me but this hurts so bad please pray for me and my family I live with his family and I am trying to help them in any way that I can. So many dreams we had together are shattered he wanted to be a parent as well as I and it can't happen now. I don't know if I should remain a widow forever or remarry later I'm confused and I need prayer and Godly Cousel from outsider Brothers and Sisters in the Lord!Love you in the Lord and God Bless
Hi MarkI just want to let you know that I love love love you and the bands music. I cant wait until your newest album comes out. :-)
Mark,I just wanted to let you know how you and the band are changing lives. I have a very good friend who's Jewish, but very, very interested in Christianity. She found your page on MySpace "by accident," although we all know it was no accident, and fell in love with your band. Your songs have triggered some very deep conversations between the two of us.God is using you and your music in amazing ways. I'd appreciate your prayers for my friend, that she'll come to know the truth, and that I will have the right words to answer her questions. Thanks so much; you all are awesome.
Brother MarkI saw you on Fox tv. I would like to find out more about North Korea. Is there some way I could contact you.
I heard "Until The Whole World Hears" on the radio about an hour ago. Like it!
Hi Mark,Looking forward to your new album in november!But there's one thing: I can not find a tourdate in the list for Holland (the Netherlands).When is your real breaktrough in Europe?(Come over and help!)
Oh wow!!! Just finished the crowns camp and LOVED IT!!!! Please hurry with the next one. No rush or anything. :) I really thought the "media fast" was gonna be hard but I came to realize I didn't really miss those things. They weren't fulfilling at all but the time I spent with Christ this week was! Now my new challenge is to include crowns camp practices into every part of my life. I just can't thank you enough for taking the time to make those videos!!! Thank you also for the thoughts and prayers, you're in mine as well.
This is not a comment but a request. I have considered myself a Christian for many years, but I have yet to be able to lift my hands in praise and song while at a service or concert. I am attending your concert in Phoenix in September 2009. I feel that your song "East to West" is special to me, I request it daily from Radio Shine for my drive home. Could you please do this song in Phoenix, I know that this song will help me to be able to "let go" and praise as I should. I know that everyone praises in their own way but I know this song is special. Thanks
Hey Mark! Just thinking lastnight how you "preach through song", for which I for one am thankful. My family and I just moved to Metro Atlanta, temporarily in an apartment while the house is being built, had a C-section and baby is still in NICU. Alot of stuff going on all at once and just when I felt like drowning, a song like "Praise You in the Storm" or "Voice of Truth" comes over the radio and picks me back up again. Thanks so much for sharing the Truth! We're praying for Crowns. God Bless!
The Crowns camp sounds AWESOME. I feel the same way about youth camps. They were some of the BEST weeks of my life and I often think back to how close I was with God and wonder why it's sooo hard to feel that way now. I'm looking forward to hearing more!
Hey there Mark! I'm so glad you're gonna keep running with this devotional idea! I liked it last time and can't wait to see what happens next!
Hi Mark! Another nice blog! I always look forward to new postings as God really speaks to me through your insights. I am looking forward the new album. But I am even more excited about seeing Crowns twice in 3 days in Montana. Missoula, MT 8/13 and in Great Falls @ Downpour on 8/15. We saw you last summer in Bozeman and my 12 year old son became Andy's biggest fan (he is a drummer too). If Andy ever needs a protege I am sure that my son would sign-up!
Just wanted to say thanks for your music....it has really struck a chord for me in many ways. Went through a difficult divorce last year, because my former spouse of 8 years decided to have an affair, and no longer wanted to be married to me. The feelings of rejection, heart-break, and depression were at times overwhelming...but I happened to hear the two great songs "Who Am I" and "Praise You in This Storm" as I was struggling through it all....and the words/music were just so powerful to me. God spoke to me through those songs and reminded me that I am not the terrible person she told me I am...and that I will get through this. From there I started listening to all your other music...and wow its such great stuff. I find myself listening to "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" already again in the car....even through I know its not Christmas season yet. Can't help it...that song always reminds me of hope...a brighter future with God. I also love to listen to Lifesong...followed immediately by "And Now My Lifesong Sings"....such a cool link between those two songs. How anyone can listen to those two songs and not feel inspired to praise God is beyond me. I play them a lot in my car too. Love it!
Anyway, your music has had a big impact in my life, and I just wanted to say thank you. God is definitely using you to speak to many people, including me.
i am the new yp's kid and im part of the youth group its really hard my dad spends a lot of time preparing for yg and hardly any time w/ me any more it doesnt help that i have a brother that needs time w/ him too do u have any advice Mark ( or should i call u mr hall )
I'm not Mark, but I hope you don't mind that I am responding. I'm so sorry that your dad isn't getting to spend time with you like you want. Have you tried talking to him? Have you tried being completely honest and telling him that you miss him and want to sepnd some time together? That may be a place to start. I hope it works out for you. My heart aches for you!
My husband and I wanted to tell your group how influential your music is to us. Our church was inspired to organize a prayer walk in our community and it took place on October 17, 2009. About 50 members from 2 local churches walked almost 5 miles in the freezing rain praying for God to clear the darkness and the sadness we can all see and feel not only in our town but in this nation. We believe if we touched just one life that day then our purpose was met. "What if His people prayed" was the inspiration and it is an event we plan on having annually, hopefully to include more people with each year. We had t-shirts made with the title of this song printed on them to wear during the walk. Hopefully others were also inspired to pray when they saw us. We just want to thank you for the ministry you provide to so many. You all have truly touched our lives through your music. We already have our tickets to see you in Hershey, Pa. and we're pumped about it. We wanted somehow to give you one of the shirts we had made and a copy of the newspaper article for the prayer walk we had... so if you see something bright yellow flying through the air at the stage in Hershey DON'T PANIC... it's a t-shirt from a pair of grateful fans. God bless you all!! A.J. St.George Corry,Pa firstname.lastname@example.org
It's wonderful to read the comments about how your ministry has changed people's lives and your songs have touched so many. There is such power in the Spirit of the one who created us, redeemed us and sanctifies us! I too, have been touched by the power of the Spirit working through you. I think of "If We are the Body," "What if His People Prayed," and now, "Till the Whole World Hears." The refrain in that song "Ready yourselves" echoes through my consciousness throughout the day. Do you have any idea what that does? I heard a pastor once say, "Praise of the LORD creates an atmosphere through which the adversary cannot move." When your brain, heart, and spirit are saturated with love, praise, and meditation of how great and mighty Jesus is, the devil flees from you!! Such freedom! Such power! Such GRACE!! When I hear "Ready yourselves," I hear the trumpet blast, I see Jesus on that white horse with his robe sprinkled with blood, and on His robe and on his thigh is inscribed "King of kings" and "Lord of lords." He comes to break the bonds and loose the chords! Be ready! He truly is on His way and the end will come like a thief in the night, but not one of His children will be disappointed! All praise and glory to Him who is, and was, and is to come!
Hello! sorry, i´m not speak english very well. I have a wish, please come to Argentina one day!!! Thank you!!!
What were you thoughts behind the son, 'Does Anybody Hear Her'?. This song really gets to me.