Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thou Wilt Keep Him In Perfect Peace

“Discouraged people always overstate their problems…” I chuckled to myself when I first heard this statement. As I sat in one of the services at Crown College’s Youth Congress a couple weeks ago I thought, “Yes, I have done it!

 Being home all day with a 2-year-old and a 1-year-old I often get overwhelmed and discouraged. Some days the house isn’t getting cleaned, my piano students will be at my house in one hour, no one has had lunch or a nap,  and we’re all still in our pj’s.


 A simple task that should only take 10 minutes drags out through the whole day.
My husband Caleb comes home from work…I go on a little rant about how I haven’t even been able to sit down or get one single productive thing done!

 But as I thought on the subject over the last little while the Lord showed me that it’s not always the circumstances hindering you from doing what needs to be done, in any area of life, it’s your state of mind.

 Sometimes all I can think about is the next task at hand…can I do it all???
The answer that I have come to accept is NO!
We were not created to be self-reliant.
We were created to need our Creator.

 The Holy Spirit wants to be in us and work through us.
By giving up on ourselves and relying on God to help us through the day it makes us free of the load that life gives.

 I don’t want to live in a chaotic state of mind.
A verse that has been a great encouragement is Isaiah 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”

 I want to trust God to be able to meet my every need! And by focusing, not on my busy day, but on the Lord, my mind is at peace, my heart is content, and my joy is full.

 Loving God with our minds takes effort. I need to have him always in my thoughts.
There are so many things in each day as a mom, wife, and christian that I must have wisdom and guidance…and I’m learning more and more that I need Him every moment!

 I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.  
For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.  Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Psalm 16:8-11


“Oh what peace we often forfeit
Oh what needless pain we bear
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer”


Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Lovette Family ♪♫


Bobby & DeAnna Lovette, with their children Anna, Rose, Seth, & Valie
The Lovette Family has been friends of ours for several years.  They are a sweet family with a desire to serve the Lord, and we would like to share their family's CD with our viewers.  =)

Bobby and DeAnna Lovette and their children attend Bethel Baptist Church in Wilksboro, NC. Bro. Bobby is a bus captain, and they work together in the bus ministry as a family.  Their daughter Anna plays the piano for the junior choir at their church and is also the pianist on the CD.  This is their church's YouTube channel.

DeAnna's Grandfather and Grandmother started singing together as a family about 60 years ago.  They sang and recorded 3 albums.  That was the inspiration for the Lovette family to make a CD.  They want to continue the heritage of singing gospel music for others to enjoy.

Another Grandfather of the Lovette's used to own a store.  A man was putting up crosses in towns in America that had a name of a town in the Bible.  He came by the store and asked if they knew where the town of Mulberry was located... It was right there at his store!  So he asked the grandfather if he knew who was the owner of that land, because he would like to put up those crosses.  So the crosses in the picture on the CD are on their grandfather's land.

This album is dedicated to the Lovette family's grandparents.  They wanted it to be honoring and sentimental for both sides of the family.


CD #1 - Stand for Jesus (2016)
$10.00

1.  His Life for Mine
2.  Justified
3.  I Can Trust Jesus
4.  Even in the Valley
5.  The Lord is Good (listen)
6.  Stand for Jesus (listen)
7.  What a Wonderful Way to End This Journey (listen)
     (written by DeAnna Lovette; music by Anna Lovette)
8.  I’ve Made Up My Mind
9.  Put a Little Sunshine In
10.  Made by Mercy
11.  Goodly Heritage
12.  A Love That Won’t Stop


To order, or for information on shipping costs, please contact the Lovette family: 
facebook: Bobby-DeAnna Lovette
email: loveitmom@hotmail.com
phone:  (336) 984-6341

Friday, June 30, 2017

Abigail's Graduation

Abigail with Pastor Clarence Sexton 

Abigail graduated May 8, 2017, from the Foundation for Christian Life Program, a one-year  Bible course, at The Crown College of The Bible in Powell, Tennessee. She received a certificate for this course that includes the main Bible classes for all four years of any course taken at the college. 

The Servant's Towel -- Each Crown College graduate is presented with a towel embroidered with John 13:12-17.  The embroidered towel symbolizes the principle of biblical leadership.  These verses give us the words of our Lord, "If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought  to wash one another's feet.  For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you." 



Abigail with her 5 brothers.  =) 

Graduation breakfast


Abigail and Bethany are working at the camp there at the college.  They will be home a few days in August before going back for the fall semester.

Please be in prayer for these girls this summer as they work and pray and give their time and hearts to the new kids they meet each week at camp.  Already more than 40 have been saved this summer!  Many of those were bus kids and about 9-10 were teenagers!!  


Please pray for the ones who gave their lives to Christ, and for the bus workers, Sunday school teachers, and others that will follow up and disciple these new baby Christians.  

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.” Luke 15:7


This coming week is Youth Congress week, and the girls are scheduled to sing Wednesday night.  If we can retrieve the YouTube link after the service, we will post it for anyone who is interested. =)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

♫♪ The Hawks Trio - May 9, 2017

With 2 young ladies in college (and being gone during summers), and one married with 2 little ones, The Hawks Trio does not get to sing together as often!
The college ladies will be home for a brief time next month before going back to work at the camp in Tennessee.  While here, the trio has the privilege of singing at Mount Bethel Baptist Church in East Bend, NC.


Mount Bethel Baptist Church
4332 Mt Bethel Church Rd 
East Bend, NC 27018
(google maps)

Pastor Bobby Watts

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7:00 pm 

Preaching: 
Bro. Joe Arthur
in Jonesboro, GA 

Singing: 
The Hawks Trio 
Bro. Joe Arthur








Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Apology...

Today a lady left a comment on the website saying she had emailed for sheet music...  I searched our email for her name and found that her email had been sent to Spam!  So I checked the Spam (492 emails, lol) and found a total of 6 emails that were to the Trio, that had gone to Spam!  

And because our email only retains the last 30 days' worth of emails in Spam, I have no idea how many others may have emailed prior that never received a reply. =\

If you have emailed us and never received a reply, I greatly apologize, and please do email again.  We reply to each and every email, unless of course, it is obviously real spam.  =D
I will definitely keep check to catch any more like this!

Thank you for your patience, and may God bless you.  

The Hawks Family =)


June, 2010

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Two weeks!

The processing for The Story That Lives has been completed!  We will receive the finished product in just two weeks! 
Please email us at thehawkstrio@gmail.com if you would like to pre-order. =)
Sound Tracks will also be available. 
See our website Order page for pricing.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Story that Lives - CD #4 sample song

Our recording man sent us the finished songs to proof, so next is getting the CDs duplicated and packaged!  We hope to have the CDs ready in a couple of weeks or so.
=)=)=)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

CD #4 - The Story that Lives

CD #4 has been recorded, and production is now in process!  =)
We hope to have them ready for purchase in a few weeks.  If you are interested, and would like to be notified once they are ready, please email thehawkstrio@gmail.com.
Photo Credit: Trusting in Him Photography

Monday, January 9, 2017

We Do Ship Internationally!


We have had several emails lately asking if we ship internationally... yes, we do!
We have mailed CDs to Canada, England, Australia, France, New Zealand, the Philippines, and Vanuatu!
As long as the post office says we can ship there, we will do it.  =)

I would like to list the shipping costs here, but I am unable to know ahead of time, as the post office has told us it can depend on to which area of a country it will be going.  But if you email us your address and what CDs you are interested in, we can give you a quote!  =)

I do know that for international shipping, the price goes up after 8 oz, so if your package weighs under 8 oz, whether 1 CD or 2 CDs, the shipping charge should stay the same.

Thank you!


Assembling several orders...  =)


Friday, September 16, 2016

Abigail is with Bethany at Crown College

This fall, another of the Hawks Trio has enrolled at The Crown College of the Bible. =)

Abigail Hawks has transferred to Crown College, and is able to room with Bethany.  Which is great, because otherwise they would not get to see each other much!  They have different classes and schedules, and work different jobs, but are happy in what they are doing.  =)

Abigail and Bethany

Please pray for these girls, as they learn and grow in the Lord, serving him in various ministries at Temple Baptist Church.  Abigail is singing in the Crown College choir, and Bethany sings in the church choir.  They are both working on different bus routes, with Bethany still on her same bus route that she has had since her freshman year.  She is also with a group of students that hold a Bible Club each Saturday afternoon for neighborhood kids.  Both girls have other areas in which they serve where ever they are needed.  =)

The girls are for the most part working their own way through college, so pray that the Lord will continue to provide in that area.



A few books on the shelf already... taking advantage to hang some pics on existing nails... =)


Sunday, August 7, 2016

From Halfway Around the World

Our families are always amazed at the communications we receive concerning the Hawks Trio's songs.
Amazed, because of how far God has taken their voices around the world through the means of the internet, and the lives that have been touched.
One such story comes from a fellow Christian in Vanuatu.  (Van-WAH-tu)  It is a small country of islands about 1,200 miles east of Australia, and just over 8,000 miles from us, here on the east coast of the United States.  


Last month we received an email from Bro. Jesse Obed, a corrections officer in a high-risk prison on one of the Vanuatu islands.  He said he has been listening to The Hawks Trio music online for several years, but he had just found our website and email address.
He has given us permission to share these pictures and what he wrote to us.  Quotes have been slightly edited for clarity.

Several years ago, he received a permanent post as Correctional Principle Officer over a small unit of high-risk detainees.

Bro. Obed wrote,
"This is were I started using your Musice to entertaine detainees and started introducing religious activities inside the prison; as a result the pictures show [the] detainees chang[ed] lives."




He tells about how he first heard of The Hawks Trio...
"One morning I turn on the vehicle radio when travelling to work, I heard a group [that sounded] like a trio [singing] a song which titled It is Well with my Soul. I continued to listen to the song till the end of the song, I tried... to remember the name of the group. I came to office and click on google and I saw the photo of the trio group. I was so excited and also struggled to find the mail address and now I thank God that I'm emailing you guys out there right now and the Hawks trio music is my main music that entertained my unit... detainees love to listen to trio music just because some of the words that [are] used in the songs, I connect them with my words when conducting detainees councelling one [on] one."


And of his mother's influence...
Bro. Obed wrote that he realized his English is not really good, but he "can use a little bit of English because my mum advised me to read the Bible more often in order to learn more about English."


And what he really wants to convey...
"I think the most important part I want you people out there should understand is that you have reached the hearts of some High Risk detainees right at my end here. Now when I connected... the Trio songs and my counsellings togther, we drived a message through the souls of some forgotten and rejected youth in my country. Since 2009, I had a total muster of 32 detainees in my unit, but thank God it was me here being a channel of the good news and hope through the Trio message in songs [that made] the difference.  Some detainees are all changed and reclassified as medium, (had transfer to medium), and some had reclassified as low risk detainees, (and had already transfer down to low risk), participating in all the rehab programs.  Currently I have 10 detainees as a current muster... inside the High Risk Unit.  I will continue this job as I think it is Gods plan that I'm here and it doesn't matter that I never knew you people, and before I got to know you all out there, God had [already done] the connection in our service, Isn't that good news?"

Yes!  It IS good news!!  




Bro. Jesse Obed with his laptop, playing the Hawks trio music while the detainees are outside their cells, seen below.

They are having a surprise celebration, because 2 of the men were able to see their children on this day.  None of the current detainees had seen their children in up to 9 years, depending on how long they had been in.  This was a surprise, and the fathers and the other men could not hold back tears...

A man sees his daughter after 9 years of being in prison.

Another man sees his 2yo son for the first time.
His wife was expecting when he went to the prison.

Bro. Obed wrote, "The purpose of including [these] two kids in my program is to take the focus of detainee on something that is more important...  and it is important to train all our kids in order for them to know and uphold love and respect as they grow up, most importantly for the kids to know all about God."


Acts 16:25-34(KJV)

25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.
28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.
29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.
33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.
34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Character-building book series for children

Hello, readers... There have been some new items added to the Resources tab, but I wanted to tell you a little more about one in particular.

In 2014, my friend Mrs. Tabetha Siceloff was burdened to write children's books that taught valuable lessons.  The series is called Little Builders Character Series.  Each book focuses on a particular character-building trait.
"During a time which seems there is an abundance of many things, trying to find a good book for children that is both intriguing and purposeful is like trying to find more hours in a day. As a mother of four I am always seeking for good things that I can use to sow Godly character into my children's lives. It has been said that these years will pass so quickly, and I want to be sure that I have done my part to train them up in the way they should go. Little Builders is a series of fun loving stories designed to teach Biblical character in practical ways. Give the child in your life a gift that will not only bring them joy now but will help equip them for life."
The first book in the series is called The Best Cake Ever, and focuses on the importance of following instructions.






1.  The Best Cake EverThe Importance of Following Instruction
Is following instructions really that important?  Join Annie as she learns about the importance of following instructions after a cake catastrophe.


2. Farming Fun - The Rewards of Being Responsible
Sam could hardly believe what he was hearing; it was like a dream come true.  Finally he would get to try his hand at farming!  When things don't go exactly as planned, Sam learns that although work isn't always easy, there is satisfaction in being responsible and finishing a job.


3.  A third book is already in progress as well! J



►Click to purchase.
Jan, 2017, There is currently a special if you order both books and a coloring book.
►Little Builders Facebook page


Bro. Seth and Tabetha Siceloff started This Generation For Christ in 2012. (TGFC facebook page) Bro. Seth has youth meetings that are hosted by other churches, usually during March, April, May, and in September, October, and November, on the 3rd Saturday.
During the summer months, they've had free camps for kids in the foster system and in public schools.  A lot of work has gone into these camps!  Both Bro. Seth and Mrs. Tabetha do a lot of preparation as well as teaching.  They have used the facility for other camps such as a "Boot Camp" for young men who are serious about serving the Lord, and for young ladies wanting to serve the Lord.  This year TGFC held their first annual youth conference at their church.

The young ladies in The Hawks Trio have worked at many of these camps, as have their brothers.  In fact, through meeting the Siceloffs  in early 2011 and then beginning to help in their ministry, is how Rebekah met her husband Caleb!  =)

The Siceloffs attend Cherry Grove Baptist Church where Bro. Seth serves as assistant to the pastor under Caleb's dad, Pastor Philip Moore.  Mrs. Tabetha home schools their four children.

Bro. Seth & Tabetha Siceloff, and children, ages 7 months to 7 years.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

New Sample Song =)

Many of you may know that Rebekah married Caleb Moore in January, 2014.  So then we decided to also put their CDs on here as well.  Here is a new sample song for one of their CDs.
It's almost July, so I decided to post the National Anthem.  =)