Eli Sings at Church!

Happy Hump Day!

I know that I have shared a lot of my oldest son, Jonathan’s singing journey over the years, but I actually have another singer in the family. :)

Eli, my youngest, is a carbon copy of Jonathan.  Cy and I feel like we are raising Jonathan all over again through Eli.  haha!  He is 15 years old, and has been musical since birth, just like Jonathan.  He loves to sing all the time and taught himself to play the guitar.  He saved up money to buy some music editing software and is already writing some of his own songs on his computer. 

We have been attending a new church since last fall, and this week, Eli was the “special music.”  It’s really the first time he has sung by himself in front of a large group of people, and he was nervous but did a great job. 

He sang “Nothing but the Blood,” I wanted to share it with you here on my blog.

I filmed this on my phone and started crying as soon as he started singing.  I was having trouble seeing, so that’s why it’s a little shaky at first.  haha!

I was super proud of Eli, but that wasn’t why I was crying.  I was crying because he was singing about the precious blood of Jesus..  My heart was overwhelmed by the goodness of God and the gift of salvation that He freely gives us through His son, Jesus Christ.

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Y’all, we live in a crazy world right now, like Eli said in the video.  And truthfully, it’s probably gonna get crazier.  But the peace that is found in Jesus Christ is what sustains us.  He is real. His love is real. Heaven is real.  

“On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking ground.”

Thank you for letting me share Eli’s song with you.  It was a very special day, and my heart was full.  I am also very thankful for our church.  It’s a small church full of broken people just trying to do their best to love God and love others.  I am so very grateful.

I pray you have a blessed day, friends!

Please always know that you can reach out to me at traci@beneathmyheart.net if you ever need me to pray for you.  It would be my honor. 

xoxo, Traci


  1. Hi Traci, What a beautiful voice your son Eli has. I hope he continues with his love of music and Jesus… What a gift he was given.. God Bless.

  2. How absolutely beautiful. The blood of Jesus covers a multitude of hurt, disappointment, and most importantly, our sins. Thank you for sharing this special moment in your family’s lives.

  3. Beautiful song from a beautiful young man. Sort of feel like I’ve watched him grow up. Your family is precious!

  4. You have such gifted children, Traci! They get these precious gifts from the Lord and with their parents’ good example, are using their gifts and talents to bless others! Eli did an amazing job, and he made me cry, too! Blessings to you all!

  5. Amen and AMEN!! There is nothing sweeter than seeing our kids love and worship Jesus! May Eli’s heart always follow hard after God, and may he use his gifts for His glory and the gospel. Thanks for sharing!

  6. The sweetest message and the one this world needs so badly. Eli did an amazing job… God has wonderful plans for him.. 🙌🏼😭

  7. Traci, My only daughter finds out today if she has Cervical Cancer. We are so upset and scared. She has a 13 year old daughter and a 12 year old son (my only grandkids) and we are praying so hard for a gentle outcome today. Would you say a prayer for her too? We can use all we can get. Her name is Brandy and she is only 35. Thank you so much! Karen

    1. Karen…….I will pray. I’m so sorry to hear your prayer request. God knows and has her and I pray for good results and if not, that HE would lead and guide you all in the days ahead for the treatment for her. Bless you.

    2. Karen, I am praying for peace for your daughter and your whole family. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid.” John 14:27. God bless you and fill you with His love in all things! xoxo

  8. What a amazing gift he has! There is nothing but the blood of Jesus! Made me cry. So wonderful to our youth following the Lord!

  9. Traci…..this just melted my heart this morning. I love following Eli on IG and pray that God uses him for others through his music. He’s a talented you man💙. Love your family.


  10. Eli’s face and voice shows he is so full of the love of Jesus. You are blessed, and we get to be blessed by all of you.

  11. What a sweetness in Eli. You have a special young man among many in your family. I love watching your children carve out their special, unique, and God-given gifts. You and Cy are raising some fine young men. And a little lady, too.

  12. Oh Traci! This is beautiful. I don’t know how old Eli was when I “found” you but I feel like I have watched him grow into a precious young man. Brought tears to my eyes :)

  13. What a precious thing to see our children testify to the truth of the gospel! I thank God for the blood of Jesus that cleanses me!!

  14. Traci…..So beautiful. What a wonderful thing to see Eli sharing his talent God gave him with your new church and to see him at his age loving HIS Lord. You have done a wonderful job raising Godly children and I look forward to seeing more of him. I found you from your sister Cyndi’s blog in 2015 and I just can’t believe Eli is already 15 yrs. old. Your kids have grown up. I’m so glad you shared this.

  15. So talented, I bet you are one proud mamma!! One of my favorite songs. Good luck to both of your sons and their vocal endeavors. He didn’t seem nervous at all.

  16. I’m a little late in seeing this; but when did sweet little boy, Eli, become a young man??!!
    Such a precious moment. Thank you for sharing.

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