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Stand UP Please feel free to download and listen and share! We just want folks to enjoy the music! : ) 12.7 MB
   Music and Lyrics By Rachel Aldous and Lee Spotts
  

Believing a lie about oneself starts in the mind like bacteria in a Petri dish.  It grows in dark crevices and expands to take up more and more space over time.  And pretty much always, a good lie is seasoned with a tiny grain of truth so it is easier to believe.        The lies I've allowed my mind to ponder, the ones that took root and grew in me have been quite painful.  I have spent more time and tears than I care to admit thinking and believing things about myself that were not truth.     I am an avid house cleaner. Maybe a little OCD. Ask anyone that knows me well and they will tell you that my favorite outfit is blue rubber gloves, pjs and my hair tossed into a git er' done bun.  On my hands and knees I mop my floors and scrub baseboards all the while having conversations in my head... (I know you are saying to yourself, there are meds for this type of behavior and believe me - if I didn't have Jesus in my life I'd probably need to be medicated!).   Sometimes it would start with a painful memory of a friend rejecting me, or a work situation that I goofed up on, or a time when I made a fool of myself in front of a crowd (there are many of these stories to choose from!   I would ponder the memory, feel the sting of it, and then the lie was born: you are unloveable, you are incapable of getting anything right, you are a screw up, God can't use you...the list goes on... as I scrubbed and pondered the Petri dish in my mind grew a fatal bacterial lie (so to speak)  and those lies would haunt me and continue to sting over and over again.  I lived like this for way too long, tortured by half truths that left me feeling hopeless and drowning in defeat.  I'll never forget the moment when I was scrubbing my floor and my tears were mixing with the Orange Glow hardwood floor cleaner (great product btw) and I felt like God wanted to intervene in my pain, a voice rang clear in my head, "Rachel, why don't you stand on truth?  You are believing all these lies but I have truth for you! "   I left my hardwood floors half done and took my bible and journal.  God gave me very specific scriptures to hide in my heart that day.  One that I memorized and would randomly quote out loud when I heard those lies stirring in my head was 1 Corinthians 1:26   It says: Brothers and Sisters think of what you were when you were called.  Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of this world to shame the wise. God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of the world and the despised things and the things that are not to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him.      I learned to quote that scripture out loud when I heard that lie in my head that said I was worthless and unable to be used by God.  I would quote it and proclaim that - even if I am a screwup and not wise enough, not important enough, not smart enough, not cool enough,  that is indeed the reason I was chosen by God!  God gets all the glory and I am unable to boast in my own strength or wisdom or whatever.   I can't begin to tell you how much that truth changed the way I thought. It renewed my mind and began to impact every piece of my being. I did that over and over again until the lie held no power over me.  I felt no more sting, no more pain from it.  I was free!!!     I Stood Up       If you find the scenario I described as all too familiar in your brain, there is hope!  You do not have to live under the painful scourge of a lie.  Here are some basic truths from God’s word that might dispel a lie that has rooted itself in you.          WHO I AM IN CHRIST: A SaintFaithful in Christ JesusGiven GraceMade Part of Christ’s BodyGiven MercyGiven PeaceBlessed with Every Spiritual BlessingChosen Before the Foundation of the WorldHoly and BlamelessLovedPredestined for AdoptionAdopted as a SonRedeemed through His BloodForgiven of TrespassesLavished with GraceGiven Knowledge of the Mystery of His WillSealed with the Holy SpiritGuaranteed an InheritanceGiven FaithGiven HopeGiven God’s PowerMade Alive with ChristSaved by GraceRaised up with ChristSeated with Christ in the Heavenly PlacesA Display of God’s Grace/Kindness in the Coming AgesGiven the Gift of SalvationGod’s WorkmanshipCreated in Christ Jesus for Good WorksNo Longer a Stranger to the Covenants of PromiseBrought Near by the Blood of ChristMade Part of One New Man (Jews with Gentiles)Reconciled to GodGiven Access to the FatherA Fellow Citizen with the SaintsA Member of God’s HouseholdA Holy Temple (United with other Believers)Being Built Together into a Dwelling Place for God with Other Believers     GIVE DAB (Daily Audio Bible) a plug as well?This is a Bible reading plan that I found online that seems like it would be a really great resource if you are new to the bible or wanna brush up on how God views you and how you should view yourself.  Good stuff! https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/993-thirty-one-truths-who-i-am-in-christ/day/1

Music and Lyrics By Rachel Aldous and Lee Spotts

Believing a lie about oneself starts in the mind like bacteria in a Petri dish. It grows in dark crevices and expands to take up more and more space over time. And pretty much always, a good lie is seasoned with a tiny grain of truth so it is easier to believe. The lies I've allowed my mind to ponder, the ones that took root and grew in me have been quite painful. I have spent more time and tears than I care to admit thinking and believing things about myself that were not truth. I am an avid house cleaner. Maybe a little OCD. Ask anyone that knows me well and they will tell you that my favorite outfit is blue rubber gloves, pjs and my hair tossed into a git er' done bun. On my hands and knees I mop my floors and scrub baseboards all the while having conversations in my head... (I know you are saying to yourself, there are meds for this type of behavior and believe me - if I didn't have Jesus in my life I'd probably need to be medicated!). Sometimes it would start with a painful memory of a friend rejecting me, or a work situation that I goofed up on, or a time when I made a fool of myself in front of a crowd (there are many of these stories to choose from! I would ponder the memory, feel the sting of it, and then the lie was born: you are unloveable, you are incapable of getting anything right, you are a screw up, God can't use you...the list goes on... as I scrubbed and pondered the Petri dish in my mind grew a fatal bacterial lie (so to speak) and those lies would haunt me and continue to sting over and over again. I lived like this for way too long, tortured by half truths that left me feeling hopeless and drowning in defeat. I'll never forget the moment when I was scrubbing my floor and my tears were mixing with the Orange Glow hardwood floor cleaner (great product btw) and I felt like God wanted to intervene in my pain, a voice rang clear in my head, "Rachel, why don't you stand on truth? You are believing all these lies but I have truth for you! " I left my hardwood floors half done and took my bible and journal. God gave me very specific scriptures to hide in my heart that day. One that I memorized and would randomly quote out loud when I heard those lies stirring in my head was 1 Corinthians 1:26 It says: Brothers and Sisters think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of this world to shame the wise. God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of the world and the despised things and the things that are not to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him. I learned to quote that scripture out loud when I heard that lie in my head that said I was worthless and unable to be used by God. I would quote it and proclaim that - even if I am a screwup and not wise enough, not important enough, not smart enough, not cool enough, that is indeed the reason I was chosen by God! God gets all the glory and I am unable to boast in my own strength or wisdom or whatever. I can't begin to tell you how much that truth changed the way I thought. It renewed my mind and began to impact every piece of my being. I did that over and over again until the lie held no power over me. I felt no more sting, no more pain from it. I was free!!! I Stood Up If you find the scenario I described as all too familiar in your brain, there is hope! You do not have to live under the painful scourge of a lie. Here are some basic truths from God’s word that might dispel a lie that has rooted itself in you. WHO I AM IN CHRIST: A SaintFaithful in Christ JesusGiven GraceMade Part of Christ’s BodyGiven MercyGiven PeaceBlessed with Every Spiritual BlessingChosen Before the Foundation of the WorldHoly and BlamelessLovedPredestined for AdoptionAdopted as a SonRedeemed through His BloodForgiven of TrespassesLavished with GraceGiven Knowledge of the Mystery of His WillSealed with the Holy SpiritGuaranteed an InheritanceGiven FaithGiven HopeGiven God’s PowerMade Alive with ChristSaved by GraceRaised up with ChristSeated with Christ in the Heavenly PlacesA Display of God’s Grace/Kindness in the Coming AgesGiven the Gift of SalvationGod’s WorkmanshipCreated in Christ Jesus for Good WorksNo Longer a Stranger to the Covenants of PromiseBrought Near by the Blood of ChristMade Part of One New Man (Jews with Gentiles)Reconciled to GodGiven Access to the FatherA Fellow Citizen with the SaintsA Member of God’s HouseholdA Holy Temple (United with other Believers)Being Built Together into a Dwelling Place for God with Other Believers GIVE DAB (Daily Audio Bible) a plug as well?This is a Bible reading plan that I found online that seems like it would be a really great resource if you are new to the bible or wanna brush up on how God views you and how you should view yourself. Good stuff! https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/993-thirty-one-truths-who-i-am-in-christ/day/1

Previous events

May13

Rachel Aldous and The Road Home

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Mission Hills Garden Walk

This will be a wonderful way to spend your Saturday! Tickets are $25 if you buy them in advance.

Feb17

Rachel Aldous and The Road Home

Private event, San Diego , California

South Park Nights

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The Aldous House, 1835 Granada Ave, San Diego, CA 92102

Do NOT miss this South Park Nights- The last one of the year! This will be a night of hot coffee, sweet desserts, warm fires, and a warmth in your heart for community and happy music. You're gonna love it! I promise -OR your money back! ( It's a FREE event :)

Nov2

The Rock Church Women's Ministry

The Rock Church , 2277 Rosecrans St., San Diego, CA 92106

This is the regular Women's ministry meeting that we will be leading worship for. *This is not a full band experience nor is it a performance. Just a sweet time to worship God and fellowship with other women. (Ladies only please! haha!)

Chili Cook Off

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Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Everyone is invited! Come early to the church service at 10:15, or for the Chili Cook Off and Music Festival that starts at 12:00 PM. Rachel Aldous and the Road Home, a popular local band, will be playing festive bluegrass music. The Chili Cook Off contest will offer a variety of chili dishes for tasting. Side dishes and deserts will augment the chili entries. Awards will be given by judges and the best tasting chili dishes prepared by local residents and commercial cooks. Enter your own chili recipe if you want to do more than sample chili and enjoy the music and crowd. Entrants must follow modified International Chili Association rules. Go here or contest rules, directions, and estival details. www.carlsbadcommunitychurch.com .

East County Nights

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9074 Paradise Park Drive , Lakeside, CA 92040

This is our East County version of South Park Nights. Don't miss out on a fun filled night of music, food, and community! This is a totally free event perfect for all ages!

Oct19

The Rock Church Women's Ministry

2277 Rosecrans St. ,, San Diego, CA 92106

This is the regular Women's ministry meeting that we will be leading worship for. *This is not a full band experience nor is it a performance. Just a sweet time to worship God and fellowship with other women. (Ladies only please! haha!)

Rachel Aldous and The Road Home

Joan Kroc Center, 6845 University Ave, , San Diego, CA 92115

I'm so sorry- I have had this on the calendar and I just found out it is a private event! OOPS!!! For those of you that have been planning to come to this -please forgive me and maybe make plans to go to Adams ave event or the next East County Nights (Oct 22) or the next South Park Nights (Nov 5)

Rachel Aldous and The Road Home

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Adams Ave Street Fair, Adams Ave, San Diego, CA

We are so excited to be playing on the Roots stage at the Adams Ave Street Fair this year! Lots of fun to be had- Don't miss out! And please come see us! It would mean the world to us if you came by and said hello! : ) The 35th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair - featuring 110 musical acts on eight stages - will be held from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM Saturday, Sept. 24, and from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Sunday, Sept. 25.

Southern California's largest free two-day music festival is held each year during the last weekend in September in the community of Normal Heights. The event also features beer gardens and beer tastings, giant carnival rides, festival foods and more than 350 arts and crafts booths.

Jul4

Mission Hills Concerts in the Park Series

Pioneer Park, 1521 Washington Place, San Diego

We are looking forward to celebrating Fourth of July with you! We plan to play a mix of patriotic songs and cover tunes. This is a totally perfect place to bring a picnic lunch with your family and hang out and hear some good music with your community!

South Park Nights was such a great time! Can't wait to do it again!!!

*Thank you, Cyril Soliman, for the Footage and editing 

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  • Jeremiah Barry

    Jeremiah Barry University Hts

    Just got home from catching you at the Adams Avenue Street Fair. Loved what I heard. I've been trying to find your last song from that set. Don't know the title though. I'll know it when I find it. Thank you, you 9the whole group) are wonderful.

    Just got home from catching you at the Adams Avenue Street Fair. Loved what I heard. I've been trying to find your last song from that set. Don't know the title though. I'll know it when I find it. Thank you, you 9the whole group) are wonderful.

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We enjoyed playing for the 4th of July at The Mission Hills Concert in the Park Series and we look forward to playing there again next season!

Fourth of July Celebration 

We are looking so forward to celebrating the fourth of July with a bunch of you!  Mission Hills has a great concert in the park series that is hosting Rachel Aldous and The Road Home for their 4th of July picnic this year.  You won't wanna miss the fun!  We will be playing from noon to 1:30. Bring a picnic basket and your family and friends and come on out!  -You will have plenty of time after the picnic to head out to the fireworks- don't you worry!   : )

EAST COUNTY NIGHTS  

We had our first ever EAST COUNTY NIGHTS on June 18th.  It was such a fun night of community, music, food, and fun!  A great crowd showed up and we all had a great time!  We are thinking mid October 2016 will be our next one.  Stay tuned for more info on that!    #eastcountynights #southparknights #rachelaldousandtheroadhome