Sunday, April 05, 2009

Hope's Got Me

For those of you who do not know Steph Modder, well, let me just be blunt. Your life is incomplete. Steph has served as our worship coordinator at National Community Church for years. Before that, she served faithfully as a worship leader in our small groups. What I love most about Steph is that she is the real deal. Authentic, transparent, loves Jesus, honest about everything.

A couple of years ago, doctors discovered a tumor in her throat and the prognosis was not good- they would have to sever her vocal nerves to remove it. Only one doctor dared to believe he could do it without damaging her voice.

Devastated that she could lose her identity and her most precious and valued means of worshiping, Steph began to reimagine what her life, relationship with God, and worship could look like if the surgery damaged her voice forever. Steph took two months off to record a CD. She penned a song, "Hope's Got Me" that became an anthem for our most recent Baptism by the Bay. And it wrecks me every time I hear it.

Miraculously, Steph came out of that surgery with no damage to her voice, and many of us continue to thank God for that often. Go check out her website and download the song, "Hope's Got Me. "


At 10:49 PM, Blogger Christina Regule said...

Loved Steph's song, "Hope's Got Me" when it became the theme song on the "NCC Baptism By The Bay 2008" video ... I'll be seeing my niece "Hope Lydia" Monday, April 20, and I can't wait to put a copy of Steph's "Hope's Got Me" CD into Hope's little hands and heart! Thanx Steph! :-)


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