Give Now

We get this question frequently, “What can I do to help your ministry?”

Of course, pray.  Prayer is the key to any life worth living; and certainly a key component to any effective ministry.  Prayer touches the heart of God and engages us in the lives of others.  We are most grateful for prayer support from everyone who has shown love and support to this ministry.

Also, you can give.  Give an offering, a donation, a contribution.  Whatever word you choose to use.  In the context of church and ministry, giving to RMM looks like an ‘offering’ — separate from, and in addition to a ‘tithe’ to your local church, or to the local ministry that ‘feeds’ your family spiritually.  Tithe to your church.  Give to ministries like RMM.

If you are not a church attender, this might look like a ‘donation’, or a charitable gift.  Many people enjoy donating to a favorite charity or cause.  Our work in ministry, business, and community events at RMM is simple, yet labor intensive and people-focused:

  • Music education and training for aspiring musicians and worship leaders
  • Small Church Workshops which build up effective Worship Leading Ministry for churches of less than 200 members
  • Evangelism and Outreach ministry to unchurched people
  • Lifting Up marginalized and hurting people

If you are a business leader or community action leader, we would welcome the opportunity to partner with you and share our ‘big picture’ Vision and Mission.  We consider ourselves music missionaries, so all our resources are provided by people who believe in the Mission. Only God knows the plans He has for us, but he orders our steps and designs that Plan with people in mind. Let’s put our minds together and see what God chooses to do when we come together!

THANK YOU for all that you do to support ministries and causes like Robby Myrick Music and Robby Myrick Ministries.  Go to our website and click GIVE NOW if you feel led.  We are grateful and we pray God’s best blessings for you!

Robby & Sheryl Myrick
RMM Productions / Robby Myrick Ministries



Harry and Meghan: Millennials and The Power Of Love

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married Saturday May 19, 2018.  It’s being dubbed the #RoyalWedding of the year, and it may very well set the pace for the next decade of the Millennial movement.

The couple’s incredible story of childhood hardships and struggles, coming from two totally different world narratives, raised by single parents in very different socio-economic circumstances, is in itself a fairytale romance.

The events leading up to the Royal Wedding Day captured billions of TV viewers globally and all the watching world became engrossed in the Disney-esque moments of their castle wedding celebration with thousands of adoring fans.  Nobles and commoners alike came together for the glorious moment of holy matrimony.

So, what captivated us about this particular union of two beautiful souls?  The fairytale romance, of course.  The dichotomy of their individual stories, I’m sure.  As a worship guy, I am intrigued with the Ceremony and worship service.  You knew I was going there, right?!  😉

As we all observed, the service was filled with beautiful Anglican tradition, royalty of every sort, and yet a modern sprinkling of pop and classical music, and oh-my-Lord that stirring sermon from Bishop Michael Curry!

As Harry and Meghan sat near the pulpit listening ever so intently to Bishop Curry’s sermon, my mind raced with several thoughts about how Harry and Meghan had fashioned their wedding ceremony.  They seemed to have planned out a worship moment that speaks to the heart of this Millennial generation.

Here are just a few worship service observations:

  1. The Setting.  Harry and Meghan chose St. George’s chapel at Windsor Castle.  Well, probably that venue was chosen “for” them by the Crown.  Still, it is telling to me that this Millennial couple chose the tradition of the chapel wedding to publicly express their vows, their union of love, and their desires for a life together.

2.  The Service.  Tradition meets contemporary.  The music, poetry, scripture readings, sermon, and vows were a perfect blend of the traditions of the church, but without all the stoic stuffiness of dead religion.  Loud cheers were heard from the crowds attending outside the chapel and in the courts of the castle grounds.  Whispers, giggles, and a few outbursts of laughter were freely expressed throughout the ceremony.  There was the holy.  And there was the common.  Both were welcome in this place.

3.  The Sermon.  As I mentioned earlier, Bishop Curry brought IT!  His charismatic, joy-filled, sincere message of Love and Power filled the chapel hall with a resounding spirit of urgency, yet gentleness and kindness towards all mankind.  Bishop Curry delivered the message of a life that Harry and Meghan have expressed the desire for:  a Life of Love and Compassion for others.

As I pondered these thoughts and images throughout the weekend, it occurred to me that Sunday, May 20, 2018 was Pentecost Sunday on the liturgical church calendar.  Most churches around the world celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.  The fire. The love. The power. The refining. The mercy. The endurance.  The comfort.  The Presence of God Himself.

Interesting, how that all those attributes of God the Holy Spirit seemed to permeate the Royal Wedding of 2018.   May God bless Harry and Meghan.  May God bless the United Kingdom.  May God bless America. May the whole world know The Power of Love that Harry and Meghan seem so deeply destined to share with us all.

Bus Driver Journal – May 2017

I returned to Bus Driver world for the past year in our local public school district.  It has been an adventure for sure!  And … truly an eye opener.
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Sheryl and I have lived and worked in Pascagoula, Mississippi for a cumulative 40-plus years.  We married here, left our sleepy-little-town-of-Pascagoula in the early 90s for ministry vocation and business pursuits, and returned in 2004 … just in time for the nightmare that was #Katrina.
So here we are 12 years into Recovery, Rebuild, and Restart.  Sheryl has taught in the PGSD since we returned to Pascagoula and I have served several local churches as Worship Pastor or Worship Leader.  I currently serve as a ‘Creative Arts Pastor’ — which is code for ‘multi-tasking guy’ or ‘utility guy’.  Just put him where he best fits, which is … Lord knows where!  For an adult ADHD creative artistic guy who’s brain never stops running … well, you can imagine what my pastor deals with.  Oh what crowns HE will receive in heaven!  LOL!!
Bus Driving has been a natural skill for me since I was 14-years of age.  My little Gospel-singing family band traveled thousands of miles per year in the 70s, up and down the highways and country roads of the Southeastern and Midwestern states.  I drove my first church bus when I was 15-yrs old right here in Pascagoula.  I drove professionally for the Pascagoula School District when I turned 18-yrs of age.  I have driven private coaches and commercial equipment hauling trucks all my adult life.
Much has changed in 40-plus years of bus driving.  Mostly for good.  Modernized school buses with AC, for one! (( thank ya LAWD ))   Million-dollar houses-on-wheels that we call ‘motorhomes’.  (( posh, I’m tellin ya! ))  It’s a whole new world for bus drivers.
But, it’s a crazy mixed up world for children.  And, we the adults in their little worlds have created most of the crazy that their little minds have to deal with and process.  God help us.
This year of bus driving has revealed what I have always sensed in my heart was the constant gut-wrenching truth about our hometown(s), and ultimately our nation and our world.   Not all children are wanted.  Not all are loved.  Not all are truly cared for.  And, it’s on me.  And, it’s on you.  It’s on US … to want them, to love them, and to care for them.
No, [we] can’t fix all their family problems.  No, [we] can’t rescue them all.  No, [we] can’t change the emotional DNA that they might face daily.  But, WE CAN … make a difference.
I CAN … smile and say “good morning …”.
I CAN … pray a quick prayer as a drive them to school and home again.
I CAN … wave a friendly wave at mama, daddy, or grandparents, or guardians as I proceed.
I CAN … interact respectfully with their teachers and principals.
I CAN … treat all children with respect and dignity.
I CAN … be firm with gentle but corrective discipline when necessary.
I CAN … calmly explain ‘why’ the child is suspended from bus riding privileges due to misconduct.
I CAN … reinforce ‘best’ behavior with a gentle spirit … the ‘daily grind’ and constant challenge for EVERY school bus driver.
In whatever capacity you find yourself with children in your life.
WE CANwant them, love them, care for them.
That’s what Jesus did.  That’s what I will do.
” … but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven’ … “. – Matthew 19:14 ESV

If Two Agree

“I also tell you this:  If two of DISC[2]_600pxyou agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in Heaven will do it for you.” – Matthew 18:19 NLT

Amen. I agree. That’s right. Go ahead. I’m IN. Let’s do this.
Agreement:   a) harmony of opinion, action, or character;  b) the act or fact of agreeing  (ref. Merriam-Webster)
Disclaimer:  I am writing this particular blog with the prerequisite understanding that most people in my immediate circle of friends, family, neighbors, and community function at a base level of human dignity, honor, and respect for one another.  Just for context.
I am a highly opinionated person.  I display strong emotions about certain topics, beliefs, and personal convictions.  You probably do too.  My DISC Personality Profile typically computes me as an “I/D” – Influencer/Dominance – type of person.  I highly recommend the DISC Assessment.  You will learn much about yourself and others, and your communication skills will increase dramatically as you choose to ‘deal with’ the weaknesses in your own personality.  You will also learn to embrace differences in others.  If you choose.
You’ve probably heard the smirkish comment, “Opinions are like bellybuttons, everybody’s got one”.   And, it’s true.  I often feel strongly about certain things in my life, just as you do.  So, how do we find a way to agree, and therefore, hopefully get along as we go along?
Based on my DISC Profile, I am discovering about myself that the more I choose to LISTEN, the better my chances of getting along with people.  Listening more, enhances my marriage, affects my parenting, deepens my personal faith, and typically increases my influence with people.  The choice to listen more than speak seems to always make the conversation more pleasant, more significant, and more memorable.
As you might imagine, with my HIGH I/D personality, this requires of me an incredibly intense daily self-discipline.  It is very difficult for me to simply … listen.  I have words!  My wife pokes fun at me when she quotes the pop-pychology motto that suggests, ” … if women have 40-50,000 words a day, and men have 10-15,000 words a day … Robby usually takes all my words!”   Guilty as charged.  LOL!
So, how about you? How does your personality cause you to generally get along with people?  Or, not?  Do most people consider you an easy-going person?  Are you fairly easy to get along with?  Or are you ‘that guy’ or  ‘that girl’ that no one wants to chat with?  In fact, you notice that people quickly smile and detour when they see you coming?  They might even ‘Un-Friend’ you on social media!  GOD forbid!!   (( HA ))
Here’s a tip:  I am doing my level best to simply listen … more.  It’s tough!  But with much grace and self-discipline (and, good therapy … and, meds!! HA) …  I think I can … I think I can … I think I can.
In my church ministry we call it doing life together.  This doesn’t mean we will universally agree on every single topic, idea, and/or methodology.  Our hopes and dreams might even look very different!  But we find a common ground with Biblical spiritual foundational faith concepts, beliefs, morals, and life-giving communication.  We find a way to get along as we go along.
In our careers and jobs, agreement is necessary for productivity.  We can disagree from time to time.  But eventually, the organization must have unifying leaders who can rally the producers, the creatives, the taskers, and the consumers.
God loves agreement, according to Jesus’ words in Matthew 18. God created each one of us.  He knows our differences. He uniquely designed each of us for individual God-sized purposes.  I believe that the tapestry of our differences, woven together with agreement, becomes a powerful force for Good in the earth.  This power of agreement can change lives.  Even, save lives!
One of my favorite Amy Grant songs from the 1980s says, ” … Love will find a way …”.  I agree. Let’s agree … and disagree … and find a way.
Let’s Love … and let Love help us … find a way.
#agree #cometogether #community

Chain Breaker

So … I’m a musician.  More specifically, I’m a Southern-bred musician from Small Town USA in South Mississippi.  Country.  Bluegrass.  Gospel.  Blues.  That’s all my jam.
I just discovered Zach Williams and The Reformation, a Memphis area band who make some really sweet rock-and-soul music.  His 2016 hit Chain Breaker is topping the Christian music charts and I recently performed the song with the Homes of Grace at their annual Homecoming celebration service.
The song is a simple catchy tune hooked to a very singable lyric.  I’ve been singing the tune in my daily routines ALL week.  I love it!  However, I am more intrigued by the story behind the song and the singer.  I’ve not yet met Zach Williams, but I have a gut feeling I very well may cross his path sometime soon.
Zach is a gifted musician who is overcoming the ugly sin of addiction.  Those of us who have admitted to our hangups, hurts, and bad habits will relate.  Addictions of every type have become epidemic in our world.  But, there IS hope.  And, of course, there is Healing.
One of King David’s musicians stated this, “He led them from the darkness and deepest gloom; he snapped their chains” – Psalm 107:16 NLT
If you’ve never felt chained to a hopeless situation which produced darkness and deepest gloom, you may not be able to relate to that scripture.  However, many of us can.  The darkness and gloom of addiction and depression can cause the best of us to believe that all Hope is gone.  But … GOD!
I hope for you today that you will discover Hope and Peace which only comes from a love relationship with God.  Jesus, our prison-shaking Savior, has provided the ultimate Healing through salvation.  And, he promises an abundant life for those who will walk in His Way, lean on His Word, and be filled with His Spirit.
I pray for you today … meet The Chain Breaker.