Faith:REFINED October '07 Newsletter

November...the time of year we stop and give Thanks for all that we have been blessed with. For some, it may be the only time all year they stop and reflect on what they are thankful for. For those of us who call Jesus our Lord and Savior, everyday is Thanksgiving! We have been blessed with a living Savior who loves us, forgives us, and makes us like new! I can't think of anything else I can be more grateful for than Him. Amen! November is also the time for family, food, and fun. I hope each of you has a wonderful time planned for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Our family always gets together and has the traditional turkey, green-bean casserole (my contribution!), potatoes, stuffing and of course...dessert. (Yum!) Not everyone is blessed to have a family they can get together with. I have a single friend who volunteers at a Homeless Shelter each year on Thanksgiving Day so he can help serve dinner to those less fortunate than him. Others may have family too far away, or may be enduring the Holiday alone by choice. Whatever your situation, I hope you do take the time to remember how much you are loved by the King. Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with Thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. Psalm 95:1-2 Featured Member of the Month Our newest member is Lead & Acoustic Guitarist, Ray Miller. Raymond lives in Lake Jackson, TX with his wife Bridget and three children: Colby, Ragan, and Dalton. He is a member of Willow Drive Baptist Church where he also plays in the praise band. Ray is a veterinarian and the Medical Director of the veterinary hospital where he is currently working. As a former college baseball player, Ray is very involved in the sports his children play and with three kids someone is always playing something! When he is not on the playing field or strumming his guitar, Ray enjoys camping, hiking, biking, and fishing. You can hear Ray on our latest single, "Walk On" at Welcome to the band Ray!! "By Faith" CD and latest singles available! You can purchase our 1st CD, "By Faith", and all of our latest singles on our website. The songs are available for digital download as singles too. Our Price: $ 0.99/single or $8.00/CD Visit our store at: ______________________________________________ QUESTION OF THE MONTH Our summer newsletter asked the question, "What was the best summer vacation you ever had?". Our best answer came from Jamisu Hipp with her answer below: When I was growing up we went on many vacations. We, being my mom, brother, cousins, friends, and myself. In the summer of 1975 my father decided to join in on the family vacation time with much coaxing from my mother. My father owned his own business in the small town we lived in and would not leave it longer than a weekend. This was the summer I was fifteen years old. This year it was just our family, mom, dad, brother and myself. We went to Wimberly Texas and had a great time. I had never heard my dad laugh like that, the people that knew him say I have his laugh. While on a weeks vacation, my dad made a decision to close his business on Sundays from then on. That made the whole trip for me. My father went home to be with Jesus fourteen months later. Thank you Jamisu for sharing with us! Jamisu received a copy of our latest singles for sending us her answer. With the approach of the Holiday season upon us, this months question is: What is your Favorite Holiday Recipe? Anything from the main meal to dessert (YUM!), share with us the reason, the season (Turkey day? Easter?), and the recipe (of course!), and you too can win a copy of our latest singles CD. Don't forget to include your mailing address..we won't post it, promise! Send your replies to: THEY CHOSE ME November is National Adoption Month, and our latest video "They Chose Me" is ready just in time! This tender ballad about adoption will have you reaching for a Kleenex, and hopefully will make you think about adoption in a whole new way. Inspired by an interview heard on the radio with Christian recording artist Mark Schultz, this heart-wrenching song was written by Debbie L. Rice. Debbie's father was adopted, and Debbie is also the mother of a little girl adopted from China. To view the video, just click on the image above, or go to the following link: ___________________________ QUICK LINKS Check our our newest website! Our website: Faith:REFINED on King Cat To vote for our latest song on the Fan Faves chart: Faith:REFINED on MCTMG Radio: Debbie L. Rice & Faith:REFINED on MySpace: Faith:REFINED on Wishing you the best of the Thanksgiving Holidays! We are so Thankful to have you as our friends and supporters. Please drop us a line at , we love to hear from you! Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His love endures forever. (Psalm 136:1) Debbie L. Rice & Faith:REFINED

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