Point of Grace
Shipshewana Event Center
From the moment of conception, humanity yearns for those things it needs to survive. Our lungs cry out for oxygen. Our bodies hunger and thirst for food and water. Our hearts long for home. No less a necessity than food and water, the desire for home compels us to seek shelter, refuge, community. It ignites within us an unabashed quest to find a place to love and be loved; to know others and be known; to give grace and receive it.
“God placed the longing for eternal home in every human heart,” says Shelley Breen, founding member of one of Christian music’s most impactful groups of all time, Point of Grace. “Some people search for it their entire lives.”
“A lot of people ask us who we would want to sing with,” shares Denise. “Vince and Ricky are both often mentioned. They are phenomenal musicians and extraordinary voices. We had no idea it was even a hope and a prayer for us to collaborate with them. Andy was the main reason it actually happened.”
With over 30 GRAMMY’s between them, amongst countless other accolades, Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs appear on the only two songs that aren’t covers. “Two Roads,” written by Cindy Morgan and her mom, Lola Morgan, has been on file with Point of Grace for a few years. But only now was the timing right to record it. When they did, “Ricky took it over the top,” says Denise.
The collaboration with Vince Gill is also the title track and encompasses the overall sentiment of the project. “The whole song is a metaphor,” explains Shelley. “It’s all about loving someone who has lost their way. You’ll always be there to welcome them back. No matter how bad things get, someone is there to pray you back and welcome you home.”
In many ways, that metaphor can encompass the entire project. No matter where life leads or what life takes away, that ever-present longing and hope of home remains. It’s what we were created for—to live a life eternally homeward bound and to soak up every second, love everyone and honor the Creator of everything. Denise, Shelley and Leigh have put that hope to song and that longing to heart. As they continue upon their lifelong search of eternal home, they do so with anticipation, expectation and confidence. With open eyes, hands and hearts, they continue the journey they began more than 20 years ago. And through the songs that they love, the songs that we know, they are sharing with the rest of us what every heart longs for—directions home.
Showtime: 8:00pm | Doors Open: 7:00pm
Gold Circle section includes Meet and Greet with Point of Grace and photo opportunities.