Michele Wagner | Higher Than Mine

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Higher Than Mine

by Michele Wagner

Michele’s first album from 1985 and the first songs she wrote from her relationship with Jesus.
Genre: Spiritual: Contemporary Christian
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1. So Good to Me
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2. Count It All Joy
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3. The Final Victory
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4. Never Thought Love
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5. Lazy in Love
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6. Higher Than Mine
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7. Hallelujah (Lord I Pray)
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8. I Have Been Heard
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9. Did You Know?
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10. Mountains High Valleys Low
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This album, Higher Than Mine, is my first album...recorded during my college years in 1985. It contains ten songs -- the first songs I wrote in the early 80’s after I made Jesus Lord of my life. Songwriting began to overflow from my personal love relationship with Jesus. I am grateful that the Lord made a way to put this album in digital form to allow others to hear.

I'd like to thank Chuck Brown for encouragement, Dave Fullen...the album's producer and writer of the magnificent song The Final Victory...and Dave Powers for so graciously converting these tracks from reel-to-reel to digital format! Now, I can hear them again and am able to play them and to share them with you! They bring back special memories of my first-love relationship with Jesus and how He overflowed many songs through me. It’s a precious reminder for me and hopefully for you to allow Christ to reside close in our hearts and minds and abide in our lives.

I hope these songs touch you as they touch me.

Because of His great love,
Michele


Michele’s Biography
Michele is a nationally known contemporary Christian recording artist who grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. Her career in music started from her relationship with Jesus. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree as a music major, voice principal and piano minor from Ohio State University in 1983.

She writes songs about hope from God’s truth to help heal and restore the broken hearted. She states that her songwriting is a, “natural overflow from her relationship with the Lord.” The listener will notice a theme of hope for a broken hearted world. Her songs communicate that one's self-worth and value can only be found in Christ.

She moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1984 to begin her music career. She signed on as a staff songwriter with Meadowgreen Music Publishers in 1985. In 1989 the Benson Music Group signed Michele to a recording contract for four albums. She had success and recorded six number one songs on the Christian music charts with, “You’re Beautiful”, “Jesus Answers”, “Simple Devoted and True”. “Psalm One”, “Whatever You Ask”, and “There is a Hope”.

She has five additional albums available on her website, “A Collection Vol. One” “Miracle of Hope“ “Blind Now I See”, “Out Of the Overflow” and her most recent album, “Higher Than Mine” she recorded while attending college in1985. These songs invite the listener into a worshipful experience while hearing the truth and love of Jesus Christ. You can find these new songs on her website.

Michele, her husband Gregg, and their son Christopher reside in Broadview Heights, Ohio and attend Cuyahoga Valley Church where Gregg is the Executive Pastor and Michele ministers in music.

Sincere and transparent are words that describe Michele Wagner. Michele loves the Lord and continues to write and record new music to inspire others to the healing love of Christ. Michele states that, “No matter how many songs or records I produce or how successful or unsuccessful they are, the most important thing is knowing Christ and His love for me and to be His light so others can know Him.” You can follow Michele’s ministry by checking her web site, www.michelewagnermusic.com for the latest music and blogs.

Michele's Testimony:
Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, our family did not talk a lot about God. We did attend an Episcopal church --St Christopher’s—situated by the River. We went to church out of habit because it seemed the ’right thing to do. From a worldly perspective, everything appeared wonderful. I was given much. I had wonderful things: my own horse, piano lessons, ballet and drama lessons etc., but home life wasn’t always peaceful. Love was confusing. I struggled with my own self worth and had insecurities and needed affirmation from others.

As I grew up, I was young and curious. I knew about God but not personally. I didn’t know Him as my friend. One morning during the church service, the verses in the sermon spoke to me. They were Revelation 3:20 and Romans 10:9-10. I sensed the Lord knocking at my heart and after kneeling and praying to the Lord to believe, I experienced an incredible peace. I truly felt different. I was changed. I simply believed Christ died for me, that nothing I did earned my salvation. Many tears fell out of my eyes that morning.

Even though I accepted Jesus as my Savior that day, as a ten year old, it didn’t seem to impact my life spiritually. I needed spiritual nutrition and I didn’t get it because I didn’t have believing Christian family, friends, or a Bible believing church or youth group. Unfortunately I focused my energies on others, to be accepted in their crowd. I looked to others for my affirmation and self worth. I was the consummate people pleaser. Life was unfulfilling ‘living on the fence’. Then a friend of mine in high school accepted Jesus. I saw a peace and smile in her eyes and realized I was missing out. It was then as a senior in high school, I recommitted to make Jesus Lord of my life. I realized that my worth and value was not in others, or anything else in this world, but found only in the Lord. I surrendered all to Him and gave Him all of my life.
He then took care of the rest. He brought me new friends, joy, peace and purpose. I realized He wanted to give me a new fulfilling life, fellowship with me and he paid the price for it. He died on the cross to free me and heal me from my hurts and sins. He gave me the free gift of salvation and abundant life now and forever. He proved He loves me, that I am someone worth dying for, valuable and beautiful in Him.

God led me on His journey each step of the way. I went to Ohio State University and majored in Music. Then I moved to Nashville as a songwriter with Meadowgreen Music and later became an artist on the Benson label where I recorded four recordings. Later I made five recordings, “A Collection Vol. One” a compilation of my four previous released CD’s, “Miracle of Hope” 14 new songs, intimate, reflective personal prayers, “Blind Now I See” containing nine singles inspired from reading scripture and listening to Him, “Out Of The Overflow” a six-song EP with two reproduced classics and four new songs. My new album, titled “Higher Than Mine” I recorded during college in 1984. I'm so thankful I had the wonderful opportunity to put this first album in digital form. These are my very first love songs I wrote from my personal relationship with Jesus. I pray I continue to write new songs as I stay close to Him in His word and prayer.

My entire career in music started from my relationship with Him. No matter how many songs or records I produced or how successful or unsuccessful they are, the most important thing is my knowing Christ and His love for me.

Along life’s journey I met a wonderful man, Gregg Jacobsen, who was visiting Nashville. He was attending a Christian Business Meeting where I sang “you’re Beautiful”. After meeting him and dating long distance I prayed about our relationship and God showed me that he was the man for me to marry. Marriage is a commitment because Jesus Christ is the foundation. It has been challenging, wonderful and healing for I’ve learned I am loved unconditionally. I have also learned it is worth waiting for the right man and I need to love the Lord first! Currently we live in Broadview Heights, Ohio where Gregg is administrative Pastor for our church and I minister in music. God blessed us with a son, Christopher, who is such a joy! As Chris continues to grow and mature, he has decided to attend Cedarville University. The Lord faithfully shows me more and more about His great and perfect love toward all His precious children.





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