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A day in the life of Todd Smith

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I’m 6 feet 5 inches.  Oh wait, that’s what I prayed for as a kid!!  I’m a lover of God, a husband, daddy, friend, musician.  I love 24 and hope it will continue in heaven.  I grew up in Africa as a missionary kid.  I have 4 daughters.  I sing in Selah.  I’m married to angie, my Italian red head!!

I want to post about everyday life.

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  1. Your music has comforted and inspired over the years. I just wanted to say thank you. I will be praying for you and your family.

    Noah

    Comment by Noah | May 20, 2009 | Reply

  2. I have been listening to your “Timeless” CD’s nonstop for the last year. I am a beginner guitar player and have gotten the chords for He Raised Me Up and Broken Road off the internet. I have really gotten attached to the songs, Glory, and Rescue Me, and wondered if you could give me the chords (as simple as possible) for them or even which key and chords and I can figure out where to play them.

    Comment by Lindi Barringer | June 30, 2009 | Reply

  3. I have always enjoyed your music with Selah. This past album especially. I started following your wife’s twitter today as well. You two are a good example to me. I have been separated from my wife now for 3 months, and my prayer is that one day soon my wife will be saying the things about me that yours tweets about you. Stay strong and keep doing what you’re doing. Your music is awesome.

    Comment by Brent Ward | December 28, 2009 | Reply

  4. I wanted to say thank you for sharing your incredible voice and gifted talents with us all. Your ALIVE cd has had quite in impact in my life. 5 years ago my wife and I had to deal with a crisis that almost desolved our marriage. Your track “Our Love Will Survive” had become our anthem and always holds special meaning for us. I love the new stuff on the new Selah album and I hope that you also write and produce another solo album as you have quite a following. Thank you.

    Comment by Scott Saunders | February 11, 2010 | Reply

  5. Todd,

    My son, Doug Harris, took a trip to the Congo several years ago and through his experiences with the mission and your parents, his life was changed, as was mine in only listening to his accounts of a world far beyond what most of us could ever imagine.

    I met you at a concert in San Angelo, TX a few years ago and so by Doug’s connection and the introduction he gave me to “Selah”, I have been so blessed by your music!

    I have had some tragedy in my life with the loss of two husbands,but I try to always give God grateful thanks for what the losses have done to strengthen my trust in Him. So as I listen ( over and over again!) to “Unredeemed”, with many tears, more healing came to my life! There are many things that we don’t understand and pain that runs deep, but the words of that song have assured me that for all that I have been through and laid at the cross–it will be redeemed!!

    With millions, I have followed Angie’s blog, and praise God for the glory and honor you’ve both given to His Holy name!

    I have a sister in the D/FW area and we will be at the April 30th concert in Euless! I so look forward to it with joy and anticipation!

    I pray God’s richest blessings in your life–for your family and for Selah!

    Donna Myrick

    Comment by Donna Myrick | April 6, 2010 | Reply

  6. Thanks for sharing about your dad waking up one morning and telling your mom this was the day of salvation for her father; via the Holy Spirit; and it was! I read your comments a few minutes ago. I am commenting to you this afternoon because…this morning when I woke up, the Holy Spirit told me “Today is the day of salvation” for my almost 19 year old son. God is so incredibly powerful, so incredibly loving, and so incredibly awesome.

    Comment by Kay | April 17, 2010 | Reply

  7. I was at Autumn Ridge Church tonight in Rochester, MN. You guys were awesome!!!!!!!! I was so sad to find out you wouldn’t be there Saturday! I will be buying CD’s! Thaks for the great job you did, the messages, the voices, the piano, the inspiration!!!

    Comment by Pam Burton | April 24, 2010 | Reply

  8. Hi There Todd !!

    Here a little note from your nr1 Dutch fan in Holland Europe.
    Great to read all the things you guys are up to. Still waiting for you guys to come sing here in Holland!!!!

    Greetings,
    Ida Beekman

    Comment by Ida Beekman | May 1, 2010 | Reply

  9. Hi! I just heard a song I believe by Todd Smith on a Christian Radio that I listen too and I loved the song! It was absolutely beautiful……I believe the name of it was either The Only Thing I KNow or Everything I know or All I know…..can you tell me where I could find this song and on what cd. I would love to have the song!!!!! Thank you. Have a blessed day!
    Debbie McConnell
    debbie36808@zoominternet.net

    Comment by Debbie McConnell | May 24, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Debbie, it’s called One Thing I Know from the cd Be Still My Soul. Thank you for contacting me

      Comment by toddsmithonline | May 24, 2010 | Reply

  10. Hi Todd, I’m a fan of Selah, thanks so much for that ministry and being used of God. Greatest Hymns has been such an encouragement and blessing to me and my husband, particularly after our first son died after preterm labor at 23 weeks… God gave us a gift of 2 days with Ryan in the nicu before He called him home. We have an eclectic taste in music but have always loved the hymns; that album has been a beautiful balm to our wounded hearts and a reminder to direct our gaze up. My question for you is, is the boy version of Audrey’s song available b/c I can’t locate it on iTunes. Thanks so much, may God continue to richly bless you all.

    Comment by Kerry High | May 29, 2010 | Reply

  11. Dear Tood
    I want to thank you for your great music. I seen you in south carolina.YOU WERE AMAZING. I was blessed. My son went to be with GOD in feb.2005.I was so angery,he was 24.I kept thinking about things he did not get to do. Listening to tell about your Audrey and how blessed you were to have her 2 hours.Made me remember the good times with my son and that now he was doing the most greatest things of all.Walking with GOD.I love ypur music and have all your cd,s.Please come back to s.c. again soon. I am disabled and can not travel far. Love your group and would have writen sooner but just got my conputer going.GOD BLESS YOU.
    Love Audrey

    Comment by Audrey Jackson | June 10, 2010 | Reply

  12. Hi, Todd,
    Your music has been a powerful influence in my life. Your love for the Lord shines through every word of every song, and I have experienced some powerful times of worship through them.
    My church is doing a series very soon on the beautiful feet of those who have done mission/evangelistic work in the world, and how ordinary people can have a powerful effect on the world for God’s purposes by sharing Him with others. I would love to have more information on your grandparents, if possible, to use as an example of those who have done this type of work in the world. Is there anything you can send me to help us celebrate the incredible work the Lord did through them?
    Many, many thanks!

    Jessica

    Comment by Jessica | August 5, 2010 | Reply

  13. I recently lossed my daughter 9 months ago to trisomy 18 she was 34 weeks and 5 days old I just read you and your wife’s book I carried you..It touched my heart in so many ways its unbelieveable there were so many similiarites between my pragnancy and with the one you all had with Audrey. My daughters name is Sarenity Reece. She was here with us on Nov 4th 2009. I would love to talk to your wife some more if she can give me a call i would appericate it. Thank you and God bless.

    Sharon Bentley

    Comment by Sharon Bentley | September 2, 2010 | Reply

  14. My # is 865-455-2061

    Comment by Sharon Bentley | September 2, 2010 | Reply

  15. Todd, I took my daughter to see Selah in Greensboro, NC not long ago. My pastor’s wife Shawn has gone through two horrendous miscarriages and she was forced to give up any thoughts of having a baby. The Lord provided by giving she and Joe Horrell, her husband, three adopted kids. Without Joe and Shawn, these kids would be lost in the system for sure since two of them were over 10 years old, past that “prime” age for adoption. Shawn continues to really hurt over it all and I’ve cried many a tear for her. I would sure love to be able to pick up a hardback book (if only softcover, that’s fine) of your wife’s story of your loss (and blessing) of Audrey. I know it would speak to her hurt and questions; ditto for Joe. Hope to hear from you when you get a chance. I’d really appreciate being able to get a copy inscribed to Joe and Shawn with a comment or two to help them through all this. In Christ, Major William Brown, Bedford, VA (US Army, Ret)

    Comment by Major William Brown | September 21, 2010 | Reply

  16. I just want to say I love your music,both new and older albums. I hope oneday to meet you cool cats.
    Can I be a member of your fan club ? I can’t afford to join just now. I’m applying for SSI disability and am borrowing from my brother just to get by.
    I will pay when my SSI is approved.
    Do you have a hardship membership ?
    It would be a blessing to me if you do.
    Thank you.
    Mr.Todd, did the Lord Bless you with another baby after your sweet little lady went home to Him ?
    I hope He will.
    It’s only a suggestion, but why not adopt another child ? You being a missionary kid should know there are so many beautiful kids all over the world who’d be so blessed to have 2 loving parants like you two would be, you and your beautiful wife.
    Just a thought.
    God Bless you and all of your family.
    PS. Where is Nichol these days. I sure miss her rich and powerful singing voice. Will you ever do another album together along with Amy ? That would be so cool.
    Anyway, chow for now.
    Love in Christ,
    Paula.

    Comment by Paula K | January 30, 2011 | Reply

  17. I know this is a long shot,but with God all things are possible. My husband read the book written by your wife, and were very moved by it. Our daughter, Jandalyn, was born at 19 weeks, 5 days, and was too small to save. We got hotlined because the pictures we have of Jandalyn(apparently it is considered ‘inappropriate behavior’), our house became a little piled up, due to my subsequent depression, as well as some other health issues, and two busy toddlers. The main reason our children were taken out of our home, was due to the photographs. It’s been 18 months, and because our state-paid attornies don’t really help, we are running out of time to get, Jillian, 5, and Jevin, 3 back. I do not know what kind of help you can offer, any suggestions are welcomed. As parents who have lost a child, I thought maybe you would understand. Thanks, Julia.

    Comment by Julia Guthrie | January 31, 2011 | Reply

  18. Dear Todd (& Angie and Selah!) – I don’t know if you remember talking to me last fall at the Women’s Day event in Fort Wayne IN. My son and his wife had a baby boy in July, who only lived for 24 days, but the main reason I spoke with you was because his wife had left him and moved back to her parents’ shortly afterwards. You gave me a copy of your book and CD, and prayed with me. I read the book and wept through it (we also knew that little Emerson might not live, even after undergoing surgery 1 day after birth)-I also argued and fought with God about taking him ‘home’, but also came to peace with His will after reading your book. I then gave it to Seth to read, and your music has blessed us also. I just wanted to let you know that GOD ANSWERS PRAYER! (as if you didn’t know that!) and in Nov, Seth & Krystle began talking and meeting with a counselor and a wonderful mentor couple, and just before Thanksgiving she moved back to their apartment! They are continuing to grow in their relationship and spiritual life, and are currently expecting another child (in October). Just wanted to thank you for your impact and for doing what God has given you to do. We will continue to pass this music and book along to others who need it, and pray God’s richest blessings on all of you.

    Comment by Becki Meek | March 28, 2011 | Reply

  19. Hi Todd.. My name is Carol and I was at the WOF conference in Seattle last weekend.. thoroughly enjoyed listening to you guys sing live the songs I have always enjoyed listening to on the radio! When you said that you grew up in the Congo, I thought you must know friends of mine who were missionaries there for 25 years.. I was at Jim and Dawn’s for lunch today and I asked Jim and he confirmed that they knew your family well! Dawn said they have pictures of you with their son.. I didn’t get to see them!! .. Jim said that I should have found you and introduced myself… sadly I didn’t have the opportunity. Well.. This is the next best thing! Thanks for being at WOF.. I was SO blessed to be there!

    Comment by Carol C | November 6, 2011 | Reply

  20. Hi Todd,
    I just found the sheet music to “I Will Carry You” (Audrey’s Song) on Musicnotes.com. Could you tell me if there is an accompaniment track available for that song? I am trying to find this for a ministry at our local hospital called Hope’s Circle, that is having a memorial service next Thursday. Your story has touched so many lives.
    Thank you,
    Jeff Stotts

    Comment by Jeff Stotts | December 6, 2011 | Reply

  21. I am an associate pastor of music and worship in Alabama and am desperately seeking a copy of “Hiding Place” Piano, Vocal Songbook. I have searched Google pretty much exhaustively and the Hal Leonard references are not available, at least not the leads I have followed. Any help in pointing me in the right direction would be a huge blessing.

    Comment by Jeff Reeves | June 25, 2012 | Reply

  22. I NEED to send you an e-mail. If you would care to e-mail me your addy I would appreciate it. Thanks. My e-mail is mail@flamesofloveministry.com

    Comment by Maxine | September 20, 2012 | Reply

  23. Todd, my son Cooper is a great pianist. He would really like to get a copy of Selah’s “O Holy Night” acapella, so he can play along with it. Any idea if it is available?

    Comment by Gregory Voutsas | November 20, 2012 | Reply

  24. I learned about your family from reading Angie’s book, Mended. I was so moved by it that I bought it for all of my MOPS leadership. (I am a Mentor Mom.) You came to my mind because my husband, Mark, is a retired musician working in Nashville and Memphis for 30 years as a jingle writer and studio musician (trumpet). We are now retired, living in Tucson, and he loves doing music prep using Finale. There is not much call for it around here and I wondered if you knew anyone that might need his services? He did a lot of writing for the Air Force Jazz Band, too. Thank you for your consideration. God bless you and your sweet family.

    Comment by Gerry | May 31, 2014 | Reply

  25. “Broken Praise” has spoken to me so powerfully in the last few weeks. I’ve been dealing with some intense grief over the last few years, which has really affected me and my relationship with the Lord, forcing me to reevaluate what I truly believe about the God. This song has been a powerful instrument of healing in this season of my life! Thank you for sharing it.

    Comment by Olivia | April 1, 2016 | Reply


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