Thursday, October 1, 2009

Starting over

Today has been an interesting day. I went back to bible study at church last night for the first time in ...well ever. I stepped down from the band I was playing in. I'm returning to play in my church's praise team this sunday and starting up devotionals during the day again.

I finally feel like I am getting back to the point where I can start from scratch. Start over and do things right. I can't change my past, but I can allow God to direct my future. That being the case, I focusing on following him and letting him guide my steps.

The Wind (dedicated to Colleen and her son Ben)

The wind is strong
It knocks me down
It picks me up off the ground

It blows me left
It blows me right
I got lost from the light

The driveway's so long
It twists and turns
The wind beats at me, slashes, burns.

I found my way
Found the path
Now mom's holding me in her hands.

Rain, Rain

Rain, rain
Go away
So I can
Come out and play

Dont come back
Dont you dare
I want God's sunshine
In my hair

The rain is wet
It blinds my sight
I want to
Embrace the light

God's light is Good
His grace is great
He wipes the rain
From my face

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My King

The Bible says my King is a seven way King,
He's the King of the Jews,
that's a racial King,
He's the King of Israel,
That's a national King,
He's the King of righteousness,
He's the King of the ages,
He's the King of Heaven.
He's the King of glory.
He's the King of Kings and He's the Lord of Lords.
That's my King.
Well, I wonder do you know Him?

David said the Heavens declare the glory of God,
and the firmament showeth His handiwork.
My King is a sovereign King.
No means of measure can define His limitless love.
No far seeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline of His shoreless supplies.
No barriers can hinder Him from pouring out His blessings.
He's enduringly strong.
He's entirely sincere.
He's eternally steadfast.
He's immortally graceful.
He's imperially powerful.
He's impartially merciful.
Do you know Him?

He's the greatest phenomenon that has ever crossed the horizon of this world.
He's God's Son.
He's a sinner's Savior.
He's the centerpiece of civilization.
He stands in the solitude of Himself.
He's august and He's unique.
He's unparalleled.
He's unprecedented.
He is the loftiest idea in literature.
He's the highest personality in philosophy.
He's is the supreme problem in higher criticism.
He's the fundamental doctrine of true theology.
He is the cardinal necessity for spiritual religion.
He's the miracle of the age.
He's He
yes He is
He is the superlative of everything good that you choose to call Him.
He's the only one qualified to be an all-sufficient Savior.
I wonder if you know Him today?

He supplies strength for the weak.
He's available for the tempted and the tried.
He sympathizes and He saves.
He strengthens and sustains.
He guards and He guides.
He heals the sick.
He cleansed the lepers.
He forgives sinners.
He discharges debtors.
He delivers the captives.
He defends the feeble.
He blesses the young.
He serves the unfortunate.
He regards the aged.
He rewards the diligent and He beautifies the meager.
I wonder if you know Him?

Well, My King He's is a key,
He's the key to knowledge.
He's the wellspring of wisdom.
He's the doorway of deliverance.
He's the pathway of peace.
He's the roadway of righteousness.
He's the highway of holiness.
He's the gateway of glory.
Do you know Him?

Well, His office is manifold.
His promise is sure.
His life is matchless.
His goodness is limitless.
His mercy is everlasting.
His love never changes.
His Word is enough.
His grace is sufficient.
His reign is righteous.
And His yoke is easy.
And His burden is light.
I wish I could describe Him to you but He's indescribable.
Yes He is, Good God. He's indescribable. Yes. He's indescribable,
He's incomprehensible,
He's invincible.
He's irresistable.
Well, you can't get him out of your mind.
You can't you can't get Him off of your hand.
You can't outlive him.
And You can't live without Him.
Well, the Pharisees couldn't stand Him,
but they found out they couldn't stop Him.
Pilate couldn't find any fault in Him.
The witnesses couldn't get their testimonies to agree.
Herod couldn't kill Him.
Death couldn't handle Him and the grave couldn't hold Him.
Yeah, That's my king.
That's my King, Yes.
And Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever, and ever, and ever and ever. How long is that? And ever, and ever, and when you get through with all of the forevers, then Amen.

Good God Almighty, Amen. Amen!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

One for my wife

My Heart

I have a heart.
A heart that I hold in my hands.
It is full of life and love.
Full of potential.

I met a girl today.
The blonde haired, blue eyed captain of the cheerleaders.
I gave her a piece of the heart that I hold in my hands.
It's ok though, I still have plenty left.

I met a new girl today.
She is the raven haired beauty that comes to all my my concerts.
I gave her a piece of the heart that I hold in my hands.
It's still ok though, I still have a little left.

I met another new girl today.
She is the model that I met while at a party.
I gave her what was left of my heart that I held in my hands.
It's ok though, I don't really need my heart anymore.

*sigh* I met God today.
The Savior of the world and the forgiver of my sins.
I wanted to give my heart to him,
But I didn't have any heart left to give.

God met ME today.
The sinner, the wretch, the wordly sack of flesh that I am.
God gave me all of HIS heart.
Now I am overflowing with his happiness and love.

God introduced me to a new girl today.
She is the girl that he had set aside for me.
I shared that heart that God gave me with her today.
She is the one that I will spend the rest of my life with.

For better or worse.
Richer or poorer.
In sickness and health.
God has given me his heart for you.

Proverbs 4:23 - Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

Had someone ask me what I would do if I could change my past. here's my thoughts...

If I could

If I could go back and change it all,
Would I?
If I could re-write my mistakes,
Would I?

If I changed everything,
Would my life be interesting?
If I never made a mistake,
Would I have learned anything?

If I could right all the wrongs,
Should I?
If I could make my life perfect,
Should I?

If I changed every decision,
Would I be the person I am today?
If lived my life perfectly,
Where would I be today?

If I could remove all the blunders,
How do I?
If I could remove all the stumbles,
How Do I?

If I changed my past,
Would it make my present any better?
If I changed my life,
Would I want actually want to live in my present?

If I could give my life to him,
He would save me.
If I could leave my old life behind,
He would save me.

Should I leave my old life behind?
I would be stupid not to.
Should I be rid of my disgusting, sinful self?
Why wouldn't I jump at the chance?

If I could change my future,
He would lead me.
If I could trust in him,
He would lead me.

If I can learn from my mistakes,
I can be happy when I'm old.
If I can accept his grace and forgiveness,
I can be joyful into eternity.

If I could, should I let him change my past?
He wouldn't change it.
If I could, should I let him change my future?
He would RUN to embrace me.

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that who-so-ever will believe in him will not perish but have everlasting life.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Disney

Dan learned how to turn us all into cartoons

Monday, August 31, 2009

Ouch

I'm still sore. I have a third knee and elbow. Its totally rock.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bob

If Country Bob's All Purpose Sauce has 5 dollars and you have 5 dollars, Country Bob STILL has more money than you.

Its that good.

Heaven's Nectar

Ok, if you all haven't heard of Country Bob's all purpose sauce, you need to go tot he below link.

www.countrybobs.com

We had never heard of this before today and were pleasantly surprised when we got to try it. No kidding, it was so good, we even had our waitress bring us out a bowl of vanilla ice cream and drizzled some on top.

And it STILL tasted good.

The Gig

While playing the show tonight, I managed to find the one unstable part of the stage and step on it. When one steps on an unstable object, it tends to have adverse affects on ones performance. Long story short, stepping on said unstable object meant me taing a face dive into the stage floor in front of about 50 kids.

Epic stage pwnage.

I ate the carpet

It hurt.

Friday, August 28, 2009

T Shirts!!!!

The new T Shirts are in!! WOOT!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Awesome new street team

Just wanted to take a second and give a big shout out to our awesome street team! Chelsea, Gaby and Andrew, you guys rock!

Benny be Broke

Ok, so a couple weeks ago, the nice little Demeter preamp in my Benavente decided that it was going to retire and kick the bucket. :( I had my bass tech do some emergency surgery and wire it up passive, but it just isn't the same.

So now I have to order a new preamp for my bass and I can't decide which one to get. Do I go with the Aguilar OBP3 with the mid range selector and Active/Passive switch or the Nordstrand with the passive tone control? Agh, so many choices.

Even When

Just listened to the guitar solo that Dan liad down for the song Even When . DAAAAAAANG. It is quite sick. Check it out if you haven't yet.

Bridgeport, IL

Gettin ready for our gig this weekend out in Bridgeport. We played this place a few months ago and it was AWESOME. The place was packed! The stage has multiple levels and there is a center isle that extends from the stage to the center of the room. SOOOO much fun to play, can't wait.

Bio

Finally got the bio done. Those things are surprisingly hard to write. haha It should be up on the website here in the next few days. There will also be a link to this blog from the main page.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The band bio

Workin on a new band bio. The website is lookin legit!!!

Looking for more gigs and local ministries

Right now we are working hard to book more gigs and link up with local charities. We just found a great local christian coffee shop off manchester that is owned by a guy with cerbral palsey. He is an on fire Christian that is using his disabilities to create possibilities for Jesus. Awesome. jsut awesome.

Alright!!! Got it up!

Welcome to the Hero blog everyone. This is your favorite bassist Dustin. :)