Ichthus- J J Heller

Imagine for a moment, if you will, Woodstock. Now imagine the Christian version of that. Yes, Ichthus is that BIG. It's a gathering of many different artists/ genres of music that caters to the Christian's soul. It's a week long event every summer. Beginning mid June you can camp out beneath the stars while listening to your favorite Christian bands. It's an event you're unlikely to forget.

My family and I purchased our tickets through our church and made our way down on Saturday. The morning was a mixed bag of treats beginning with a beautiful sunrise and a large rainbow arching over our home. The rain followed shortly after. By the time we arrived at the festival it was sunny and lively. Three army helicopters were flying out as we made our way to the entrance and parked.

Getting an event program was first on the agenda so we could find our way around the many stages. Then it was off to see J J Heller perform. She was the first of five performers to see that evening.

Her tent was filled with eager fans as I made my way to the front. Everyone standing shoulder to shoulder with no room to turn around. We were packed like sardines. Then J J's beautiful voice came over the microphone alongside her husband's. During the performance we were told they'd be expecting their second child and this was their final show until after the baby arrived.

Here's a slideshow of pictures I took with their song Your Hands:

Good luck to you J J and Dave on your baby's arrival. May God bless you and yours.


Julie Magers Soulen said...

It sounds like you had a lovely time! So glad you are enjoying your summer.

Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Rambling Woods said...

So happy that you are getting out to enjoy things..it was a tough time for you...hugs..

Caroline Gill said...

Really enjoyed this post, Naquillity ... and the song/slideshow. What an amazing event - perhaps like our Greenbelt Christian Festival?