Todd Smith's Blog

A day in the life of Todd Smith

Hello world!

Hey everyone, this is my first blog!!  This is my first post!!  WOW!!  That was brilliant!!

Let me share a little about myself.

My name is Todd Smith.  I have been married for almost 8 years to Angie Smith.  She is the most beautiful, amazing, gifted, intelligent person I have ever been around, and I get to spend the rest of my life getting to know her.  We have four beautiful daughters.  Ellie and Abby are our twins (6), Kate is 3, and Audrey Caroline http://audreycaroline.blogspot.com just had her first birthday.  She is with Jesus.  I will share more about all my girls as time goes on.

I’m the son of missionaries Jim and Nancy Smith http://labanministries.org.  I spent 8 years (5-13) in Congo (DRC) back when it was called Zaire.  I’m originally from Detroit, MI but I’ve lived in Nashville for the past 17 years.

I’ve had the privilege of being in the Christian music group Selah http://selahonline.com for the past 12 years.  Our 6th CD, You Deliver Me comes out August 25th!  I sing with Allan Hall and Amy Perry.  Two very amazing and wonderful people.

I love walks on the beach, candlelight dinners, and Yanni!!  NOT REALLY!

Just kidding, I do love Yanni! Not really!

I will be posting from time to time.  Some of it will be deep (or at least I’ll think it’s deep), and some will be serious.  Hopefully, a lot of it will be hilarious!!  Much of it will be everyday life, so you will see a lot of my kids, or life on the road.

Just so you know, I’m horrible at grammar and spelling, so there will be many mistakes in those two categories.

I look forward to getting to know you all better and thank you for letting me in.  Being that I have not posted yet that would be all none of you.

Todd Smith

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May 12, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

53 Comments »

  1. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! Love your music, love your family. You have an amazing wife! Looking forward to following your blog!

    Comment by Eva | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  2. I love your music and I read Angie’s blog! I cannot wait until the new CD comes out!

    Comment by miranda | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hi Todd,

    Welcome to the world of blogging! I have been a faithful lover of Selah’s music for years. You all have blessed me tremendously through your music. I’ve been following Angie’s blog since not too long after she started it. You have an amazing wife who challenges, encourages, and inspires me through just reading her thoughts. I’ll be looking forward to your entries!

    God bless you!

    Comment by Meagan Williams | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  4. Yay Todd! I’ve been reading Angie’s blog for over a year now and have been listening to Selah since 2003.. It has been so inspiring and wonderful for us. My husband and I have seen you in concert many times (I’m the stalker-lady –not really!!) but I do get a little star struck around you and Alan and Amy!

    I’m so glad you’ve started a blog.. It’s been so wonderful to follow along with Angie and read her wonderful and inspiring words, and her story.

    God bless you as you continue His work!

    Comment by Catherine | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  5. Woohoo! I’m excited you’ve started a blog. I look forward to reading it. I have been reading Angie’s for awhile now and adore how real you both are.

    Comment by tahnie | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  6. Hiya Todd 🙂 So glad you’ve joined this ‘world’. It’ll be fun getting to know you a little more. Can’t wait for the new album!

    Comment by Jen | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  7. I have a feeling, with how voracious Angie’s followers are, that you’ll have more reader than you know what to do with in no time. 🙂

    I only have one comment for now: If you love Yanni, you could’ve stepped in for mpt when Jess wanted to go see Yanni Voices! I’m sure she would have appreciate the company… 🙂

    Comment by gitz | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  8. Welcome Todd! It’s about time! Can’t wait to hear your take on things. I’ve loved Selah for a long time, and your work on your own. We’re pretty nice and forgiving about grammer and such, so mistake away! We’ll just be nice and blame typos.

    Comment by Jeankfl | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  9. First, let me say I love your music. Selah’s been the greatest ever since it started. Every new album brings a lot of freshness and inspiration. Keep on singing, keep it on.

    Anyway. I can’t wait for your blog. I hope it has all the goodies and more.

    By the way, are you on Facebook?

    Comment by Beryl Angaka | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  10. Nice start! I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to share about life from your point of view. I’m love Angie’s blog and I was so excited to meet her in person at one of Selah’s benefit concerts last fall. And your girls are adorable, too!

    I hope your group makes it back to the Grand Rapids, MI area soon!

    Alaine

    Comment by alaine | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  11. Welcome to the blogging wonderland! It truly is a great way to express all the random things floating around in your head. (at least it is for me. It doesn’t seem to reduce the random things floating around in my head but at least they get to see the light of day periodically.) Enjoy!

    Comment by karen | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  12. Welcome Todd!!

    I follow you and Angie both on twitter and now blogging. Thanks for inspiring us all to be the best that we can be, to walk so closely with Jesus and to have fun doing it. You are such a good daddy to your girls and an amazing husband to your wife.

    Have a great day! Glad you’ve joined us here in blogland.
    Blessings,
    Fran
    Jackson TN

    Comment by Fran | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  13. Todd,

    This is fabulous!! Welcome, officially, to the blog world…actually, we like to call it a blog community! I’m so glad you’ve decided to hop on board. I can’t wait to hear more from you and see all of the pictures that I know you’ll post!! 🙂

    Blessings

    Comment by Jess :) | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  14. Do you know I just went and saw Yanni? I did. It was awesome. 🙂

    Comment by Jessica Turner | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  15. Whoot!!! I am glad you are giving it a go!!! AND I cant spell or write well either!! So this is a ‘regular-o-person blog!!! LOL!! I cant wait for more!
    In Christ
    Lesia

    Comment by Lesia Perry | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  16. Yay!!!!
    I can’t wait to tell my sister that you have a blog! She and I both just absolutely love your music………and your wife!!!
    We wish you’d come closer to NY for a concert so we could see you.

    Comment by Kim | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  17. Hi Todd,

    Very cool that you started a blog!! Angie has been such an encouragement to me on our journey with our son Isaac who was born October 7, 2008, and went to be with Jesus the same day. Like you all, we found out about Isaac’s diagnosis in utero and carried him to term. I have appreciated to much her sharing Audrey’s story on her blog, as well as the e-mails we have exchanged. She even surprised us and sent a copy of the boy version of “I Will Carry You” to our Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep photographer to use for the slideshow for Isaac’s memorial service.

    Anyhow.. thank you, too, for sharing your story with all of us. I know that God is so honored in the way that you both have walked this journey.

    And I LOVE Selah!! When are you all going to come to Maryland?!?! 🙂

    Blessings,

    Stacy

    Comment by Stacy | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  18. I have been a follower of Pete and Angie for the last few months. I look forward to hearing your blog entries along the way…

    Comment by Laurie | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  19. Look forward to reading some awesome stuff from you! No pressure!

    Comment by Florence | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  20. Glad you decided to start blogging! Don’t worry about the spelling and grammer thing. Its not my strong point either!

    Comment by Holly | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  21. Happy new blog, I’m looking forward to following it and ‘getting to know’ you better.

    Comment by Carolyn | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  22. Hi, welcome to the blogging world! I attend CrossPoint (I think I spied you and Angie there last Sun night) and have followed Angie’s blog for over a year; big fan of Selah! Got to see you at Brentwood Baptist a few months ago. Looking forward to see the male perspective of “life with the Smiths”

    Brittany

    Comment by Brittany | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  23. Ok, since this is your first blog and you need an ego booster! The wife and I love your music and have seen you in concert 3 times. Hopefully more to come! You have an amazing wife. We follow her blog and look forward to learning more about you too! May God Bless you for sharing! And don’t worry about spelling and grammer!

    Comment by Scott | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  24. Welcome to the world of blogging, Todd!!

    Comment by The Secret Life of Kat | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  25. Welcome to the blogworld. I’ve loved your music for years. I used to play it in my store, my boss would look at me funny when you were singing in the different languages and one CD had a little bit of preaching on it…but I loved it. I recently bought the 4 set booklet and gave all my old cds to a friend of mine. I forced her to go with me to your Nashville concert a while back and now she wants to force me to another one! Love you and your family and pray for you often.

    Comment by Deborah | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  26. Welcome to your next addiction! Your music is awesome and so inspiring! I saw you guys when you were here in the good ole mitten state last summerish. AWESOME!
    Actually got to sit right behind Angie and the girls! Even chatted with Angie!
    She is so down to earth, your whole family is!
    May God continue to bless you guys and guide you on this wonderful journey of life!

    Comment by Jenn | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  27. Todd- So glad you have started blogging! I have been follwing Angie’s blog for over a year now and am a huge fan of Selah. I also follow you and Angie on Twitter.

    Loving the new song from Selah (so glad my local staion is playing it very often!) and cant wait for the CD!

    May God continue to bless and keep you and your beautiful family!
    In HIM,
    Amy

    Comment by Amy | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  28. Congrats on your new blog! I look forward to reading it and ant wait for the new cd! (loved the song Angie previewed for us on her blog!). I too have a daughter with Jesus- she’d be 13 next week. Honestly, Angie’s ministry through her blog has brought me closer to our Lord than I ever have been. Her complete trust and faithfulness has helped me realize what I’ve lacked in my walk with God. Big hugs to you both.

    Comment by Karen | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  29. Welcome to the blog world! 🙂

    Comment by Janice | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  30. Hi Todd,

    Welcome to the blog world – looking forward to what you have to say.

    As for spelling and grammar – we’re not worried about those things – just be yourself. We love the Smith family. 🙂

    Comment by Kaira | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  31. welcome friend… seems you already have a following! 😉

    Comment by brandiandboys | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  32. Welcome Todd! xo.

    Comment by Rebecca | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  33. YAY!! Can’t WAIT for the new CD!!! Selah is my FAVE!!!
    At one concert of yours in Omaha, the (unfortunate) guests in front of me kindly asked that I stop singing, since they had come to the concert to hear YOU guys! =/

    Glad that you started a blog!
    =)
    Kris

    Comment by Kris | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  34. Alright! I’ve been waiting for you to get a blog! Love your wife’s blog and your music!

    Comment by Bethany | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  35. Welcome to blogland. I’ve been trying for years to get my hubby to come aboard…of course I will say, “but Angie Smith’s hubby is now blogging”…(which will result in a blank stare coming from my hubby….”whooo”?)
    Looking forward to reading the updates…

    Comment by Jenny | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  36. Welcome to the bloggy world Toddy, YAY!!!!!!! :O)

    Comment by Lauren Kelly | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  37. PS Thanks, now I have Single Ladies stuck in my head, again.

    Comment by Lisa Martin | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  38. Welcome Todd! I stumbled across Angie’s blog several months ago and her words and postings in general have been a huge blessing in my life — she is beautiful inside and out!

    Looking forward to following your blog too!

    Blessing to you, Angie, and your beautiful girls!

    Comment by Dawn | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  39. Welcome! looking forward to reading your blogs. Just wanted to say that I enjoyed seeing Selah at Fort Lee last week. I was amazed at how you were able to share about Audrey. It is very evident that you and Angie draw your strength from the Lord. What an inspiration you guys are!
    Looking forward to the new cd!

    Comment by Linda | May 12, 2009 | Reply

  40. Welcome!

    Comment by mandiegirl | May 13, 2009 | Reply

  41. Hi Todd,

    Greetings from Sydney, Australia!

    I read about your new blog on twitter.

    It’s nice to hear your side of things; having read Angie’s blog since just before Audrey was born I kinda feel like I know you and your family a little bit! (That’s slightly stalker-ish, I know!)

    Anyway, I LOVE Angie’s blog, and I’m sure I’ll come to love yours too! Keep up the great work.

    Comment by Alicia | May 13, 2009 | Reply

  42. Todd,
    You should also mention that you are serious ALL the time. I sing at Cross Point and sang this past weekend and was the one who backed you when you did the special a few months ago. Then at the Christmas Eve service, as you introduced me to Angie as the one that did your backgrounds when you sang, she said “Oh yeah, he said you were terrible.” I think I still have nightmares about that! Ha! Just kidding. I’m a smart mouth too. At any rate, it’s always great to see your family in the congregation!

    Comment by cartersisland | May 14, 2009 | Reply

  43. I just wanted to let Selah to know what a blessing you’re music has been and continues to be to me. I got to see you twice in Fort Worth. I will be looking for the new album in August. May God continue to use you and bless you.

    Comment by Marcia | May 14, 2009 | Reply

  44. Will Selah ever have an event in Nashville, TN – I so want to attend. Please post and let us know.

    Comment by Kaye Weathers | May 14, 2009 | Reply

  45. I just want to tel you that you guys was such blessing for me at the concert here in fort wayne, I didn’t tink at once one day I will be on the stage for the glory of Our Lord.
    You inspire me so much.
    Mumalembe mumalembe tukwendana (2x)
    Malembe malembe tukwendana, nzila zulu tukwendana…
    Waiting to see you again and to yimbila ndi.
    May God bless you all.

    Comment by Lyly Mbuyulu | May 14, 2009 | Reply

  46. Congratulations on becoming a blogger. I’m not good at grammer or spelling either.

    It was such a joy to meet you last year at Frederick Church of the Brethern. So many people in our church have come to enjoy Selah’s music. I am so excited to hear that a date has been set for the new CD!

    Angie and the kids are beautiful. They are blessed to have you as part of their lives! What a beautiful family God has given you.

    Thank you for the link to Laban Ministries that came in the Special Collection set. I have enjoyed reading and researching about the ministry.

    Looking forward to reading the blogs.

    Leigh-Anne

    Comment by Leigh-Anne | May 15, 2009 | Reply

  47. hey todd- it’s me carrie lynne! so thrilled to see your post & i am estatic to see the date selah’s next cd is coming out! i have been waiting soooooooo long- many of us have. Selah is unique, healing & God-inspired. i’m a patient gal – but this cd will be right on time – God’s time. love to you & angie, mother’s day was rough i know, & i prayed for you, angie, & the girls. Selah is never far from my thoughts & prayers. Take care- can’t wait to see you all again real soon!

    Love ya- carrie lynne, fan of Jesus Christ my Gentle Healer & #1 fan of Selah

    Comment by carrie lynne | May 16, 2009 | Reply

  48. Welcome to the blog world..I love the blog post you posted on your wives blog..I follow her every time she has a post, because she is on my blog..Your group is one of my favorites. My amazing friend that I met a few years back, returned to God after a long life with drugs and so much more, she was the one who told me I had to go and buy your CD’s..I have to tell you that whenever I listen to them the songs touch me and bring tears often or shouts of Praise, but I think of my friend that told me about you all. She went home to be with Jesus not to long ago, her life was taken in a car wreck. I thank God often that she was able to be born again before that day she pasted away. I know that if there are CD players in Heaven then she is listening to you all sing, because you were her favorite group!!! You songs changed her life!! Thank you for listening to God, because you are touching lives everywhere! (my mom now is a hug fan, also)
    Rachel

    Comment by Rachel Way | May 16, 2009 | Reply

  49. I must admit I have not heard Selah’s music in many years, I’m not sure why. But after Angie’s post about a song on your new album, I’m inspired to hear your new music. I have loved “meeting” your family through Angie’s blog, and have learned a lot from her. Can’t wait to see your future posts!

    Comment by Jen | May 17, 2009 | Reply

  50. Welcome to the blog-world, Todd! 🙂
    Love Selah, love your family… I look forward to reading your blog! 🙂

    Comment by Susan | May 19, 2009 | Reply

  51. Dear Todd,You know what I think you are doing a wonderful job on your blogIt desn’t matter if you don’t spell things right.What matters is that it comes from your heart.Angie and you both are someone I look up to and have the highest respect for.I wish I was half the person you both are.Keep up the great work.God os so good to all of us.

    Take care,
    Rhonda

    Comment by Rhonda Fields | May 22, 2009 | Reply

  52. Hi Todd,
    I have just recently discovered Selah just this weekend. I have lived under a rock for awhile apparently. Someone close to me had the group’s CD Hiding Placeplaying in his car. I have worshipped this morning listening to “You are My Hiding Place” and “Before the Throne of God.”

    I have read several blogs discovering the history of you, your wife, and the others. It is a blessing to see the strength of God in your lives and it is certainly an inspiration to us all. My partner and I live in NC and it is wonderful to see sincere love and not hate when the all the world seems to be is about judgment and unrest.

    I look forward to listening to your other songs and the message as it unfolds.

    God Bless to you three.

    -Todd

    Comment by Todd Palmer | May 24, 2009 | Reply

  53. Hey Todd,
    You spent total of four years and another four years in DRC? or did you have four years there and then went back another four years?? From Kristi Rouster John and Lorella Daughter. I did see the pictures of back in the 1980s. Everything was different there at the Mission Nkara.

    Comment by Kristi Rouster | March 27, 2010 | Reply


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