Yancy *Blog Tour*

yancy praise party

A few weeks (months?) ago we met up with my friend Yancy as she was doing a concert in Atlanta. She just released a brand new preschool album called Little Praise Party: Happy Day Everyday and as we hopped in the car to go to dinner, she gave us the new CD. We popped it in the CD player and began to listen while we drove.

I, clearly unable to sit still without doing something, opened up the CD and started reading the lyrics, the acknowledgements and all the info inside the CD (that’s the one thing I miss because of iTunes!). Inside the cover of the CD Yancy wrote, “I wrote a few of these songs with some special people in mind: Bye, Bye, Bye is for Lydia.” MY LYDIA?!

We flipped straight to Bye, Bye, Bye and heard the lyrics:

Bye, Bye, Bye to fear
I don’t have to be afraid
God is always with me
Even when I’m scared and don’t know what to do
My God is Big and Strong
There is nothing to fear!
No no no no
There is nothing to fear!

This IS for my Lydia! My Lydia who has struggled with fear ever since she was a toddler looking up to big tall men, a 3 year old who was too afraid to speak to adults, the 4 year old deathly afraid of storms, the 5 year old who worried about someone coming into our home. My little girl who constantly needs to work on saying Good-Bye to fear!

HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!

Lydia and “Aunt” Yancy in 2008. {Seriously, Yancy, is this the most recent picture we have?!}

I’m pretty sure I was crying while listening to the song. What a beautiful gift for our sweet girl! And a reminder from God that indeed, she does not have to be afraid because He is always with her! (Do you see why I love Yancy?!)

I thought it would be so fun to have Yancy sing this song personally for Lydia and put the video on my blog for all of you to see and hear, too. So, I asked her if she would and, well, she said YES!

Then I thought, wouldn’t it be cool if everyone could hear Yancy’s entire new album? And hear her heart behind all the songs? So, I asked some of my favorite blog friends and heroes to host Yancy on their blogs, too. Now we’ve got a big blog tour to introduce Yancy and her new album to you and your kiddos!

Here’s Yancy singing Bye, Bye, Bye live for you, me, Lydia and YOUR kids! Go get ‘em and listen!

Don’t you love it? I LOVE IT.


blog tour
For the next 12 days (TWELVE–this is how great my friends are and how fun Yancy is!) you can hear Yancy sing her new album just for you! Tomorrow click over to MamaHall to meet the sweet and genuine Eryn and hear Yancy sing Away In a Manger (yes, the Christmas song).

Then follow the rest of Yancy’s blog tour at these fabulous blogs (and my bbb*):

Wednesday May 2
God Centered Mom

Thursday May 3   
Homeschool Creations 

Friday May 4       
ModSquad   

Saturday May 5   
When You Rise   

Sunday May 6       
4tunate   

Monday May 7   
Inspired To Action   

Tuesday May 8       
Home With the Boys   

Wednesday May 9       
1+1+1=1   

Thursday May 10       
Muthering Heights   

Friday May 11       
MOB Society   

Saturday May 12       
I Can Teach My Child   

Wanna win Yancy’s new Praise Party: Happy Day Everday CD and DVD? I’m giving one away today! Of course, I suggest you go over and buy one from her site. Then if you win, you’ll have an extra to give to a friend! :) If you’d like to be entered to win, leave me a comment telling me you watched Yancy’s video, or you love the new song or that you’ll be visiting all the blogs on the tour (or whatever, you can say PICK ME, too!). Woo-hoo! Let’s get this Little Praise Party started!

Thank you again, Yancy for loving Lydia and for giving her this song. Thank you for putting God’s Word in her heart and into the hearts of kids around the world! We love you!

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*best blogging buds!

 

Comments

  1. Thanks for introducing me to Yancy. Beautiful song with a great message! My 3 year old daughter loved the song:).

  2. Courtney says:

    We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Little Praise Party: Happy Day Everyday… it is in constant rotation in our car and it is so sweet to hear Mollie singing along to all the songs! I’m so glad to hear the story behind this song! :) I have also been using it in our Children’s Ministry at church – we had a great time using Hosanna Rock and One, Two, Three for our Easter program this year, they were so easy to learn, make up motions, and get kids singing!
    LOVE what you do Yancy!

  3. Wow! What fun for the kiddos! All 5 of mine loved it!

  4. Oh, how fun!! :) We would love dancing to these at our house.
    Jessica

  5. Anne Leigh says:

    Thank you Yancy for your beautiful song. I look forward to hearing all of them.

  6. This would be great for my two year old!

  7. I just finished watching the video. What a great song, and I love seeing Yancy’s passion for sharing truths from God’s Word with munchkins like mine. I would love to win this CD/DVD set! My almost 3 year old would love it!

  8. We have this CD and LOVE IT!!! Watched the video- cute. I bet my friend would love the CD too!

  9. I love that song! It’s great for me! I would love to win this CD and I will be keeping up with the tour. :)

  10. LOVE the bye bye song!!! It is so perfect for my 4 yr old who is always struggling with fear. And frankly, it’s pretty great for me too! :)
    Love love it!!!

  11. So excited about this blog tour. I have been wanting to get this new Happy Day DVD. Would be perfect for our church. Thank you so much!

  12. I listened to her song and love it! So appropriate for my 2 kids ages 5 and 2. Thanks for introducing me to her.

  13. I love Yancy! It would be great to win this.

  14. I was introduced to this video by my daughter. She loves the turkey song.

  15. The timing of this was perfect. It was storming at our house last night and my littles, 2 and 5, were having a hard time going to bed. I played the song for them then we prayed. It was a great moment and they wanted to listen to the song again. Thanks.

  16. Please pick me :P!

  17. Annalyn asked a couple weeks ago to listen to her Yancy CD a while ago (we hadn’t listened to it in a while). She’s now (again) IN LOVE with Yancy! She said, “I want to meet Yancy someday, Mommy!” I said, “Well, maybe you can. I met her last year at a conference.” Well, THAT rocked her world!! She couldn’t understand – “How can Yancy be in our radio AND in the world for you to meet???” It was adorable. So pick me. ;)

  18. Jennifer F says:

    I watched the video and I love that song. I have a daughter who is almost 2 who has just decided that she is afraid of everything at bedtime. This song may just be the ticket to smoother bedtimes :)

  19. I got introduced to Yancy when I worked at a church prior to having kids. I love her stuff! How exciting that she has a new album! My kids love it too. I watched the video. And I’m now subscribing so I don’t miss any of the blog tour (and the rest of your posts :) )

  20. I have a 5 yr old who would benefit so much from memorizing and listeng to this song over and over and over again…pick me!

  21. My son is 4 years old and he had some benefits learning and aso like your album.

    Thanks
    Lydia

  22. Sallie E. says:

    I would love to win this!

  23. Thanks for introducing my to Yancy. I loved watching the video and the song. What a wonderful message with easy to remember lyrics. I love it!

  24. Krista says:

    I would love to win this for my girls (3&2)!

  25. Caterina Mangano says:

    My children would love this!
    Thanks,
    Caterina

  26. Michelle says:

    I’ve just been introduced to your blog from Carissa’s blog 1+1+1=1. I’ve added it to my favorites so I can follow the tour for the next 12 days. This song was beautiful and it’s great to know the story behind it. Thank you for introducing us to Yancy :D

  27. What an awesome song! I’m excited to follow the tour! I’m always looking for new ways to get the Word of God into my little man’s heart (and my own!). PICK ME, PLEASE! I can assure you the CD would be HEARD, ENJOYED and SHARED!

  28. I don’t have this one yet. Planning on getting these for my own home and my preschool department at church.

  29. This would be great for my SIL to use in kid’s church!

  30. We watched the video!

  31. My daughter struggles with fear so this is great. She loved the songs and has been waving bye bye to fear all morning.

  32. Love this song and that the lyrics are so simple for kids to memorize!

  33. LOVE this idea! It’s great to be able to hear some of the songs that are on this CD. We are excited to learn more about Yancy!

  34. LOVE this! Watched the video and want one.

  35. OH!! I love this song. the lyrics are perfect for my second boy… (I have five and am always on the lookout for new christian and educational materials for children. this is great) Anyway, He has always been a fearful kid, even as an infant. sigh… but… I am believing God to do wonders in His heart and soul. I would love to win this album. thanks for passing this information along… Blessings to you and yours.

  36. savannah says:

    love it thank you ! pick me, my 5 would love it :)

  37. I would love to win this…my kids would love me to win it too! :)

  38. Ooh, pick me, pick me!!

  39. I love this! Donovan really struggles with fear too – this song is perfect for him!

  40. Am I too late!?! Pick me! :) We’ve loved ALL your music suggestions. I’m sure we’ll love Yancy too. Going to grab my son to see the video.

  41. Frank Tan says:

    watched the video and plan to visit the different stops on the blog tour.

  42. Oh, I can’t wait to hear all the new songs! Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Loved the song!!! And how special that it was written with your daughter in mind. I teach PreK and the students love her first Preschool DVD. I’m sure that they’d love her new songs as well. Thanks!!

  44. Erica Martinez says:

    A blog tour! What an awesome idea. I love this song. Heading over to Yancy’s website to buy the CD.

  45. Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

  46. I struggled with fear a lot as a little girl! Wish I had a song like this to remind me that God is bigger than my fears!

    Thanks for sharing!
    MB

  47. Nicole says:

    What an awesome prize–hope I win my 7 yr old girl would love her music!