Tommy Shaw of Styx
|Here is a perfect example of the Word intersecting
with the world. This is a physical relic with incredible
spiritual heritage and transforming properties. These
metaphysical planes intersect like the pieces of the
true cross intersect at the center of our soul.
Melissa Young a.k.a
this girl can lay some
blues on ya!
Miss Lissa &
Company from Dayton
Ohio is the real deal
She can do Janis
better than Janis.
it was a very good night ...
in Middletown, Ohio
food ... God's bounty
food ... God's bounty
food ... God's bounty
Arroyos & Mesas
As beautiful as they are In their pristine
Cannot fill the canyon of an Empty heart;
The locals even said, "it Will grow
If you can just sit in one place Long
enough. Silence howls.
The reality of leaving sinks in like A
As we contemplate our new High wire act
Net below woven of The most delicate
Threads of reborn faith
Barely visible in the Abyss.
Gerry, Steve and Tom
Ever watched the movie The Nineth Gate?
Perhaps the most disturbing scene in the movie
takes place when the character played by Johnny
Dep encounters Satan in a reading room, and she
(yes, she) is reading How to Make Friends and
Hmmmm. So that's how it works?
|Is there a God? You betcha!
Think this happened by
Good ribs are no accident either ... the analogy is
clear: move slowly and methodically toward the prize.
(Randy munchin' on Texas style grub)
Rev. Sean in Cleveland at the RRHOF
Division Bell sculpture from the Floyd. R&R Hall of Fame was sweet!
|It is my firm belief that God, being the author of ALL things, uses all things
as He sees fit to glorify His kingdom. Many cannot understand this, and
others would question a God who would allow Satan to be the author of lies
... that would technically make God the author of the author of lies. Almost
true, except the caveat here is that Lucifer also made a choice. Choice, i.e.
probability, is the one true unknown, and yet the very paradox that makes
God ... well, God! Without choice grace would be unnecessary. We would
be little more than robots with flesh painted on for appearances' sake.
Malachi in the wind
Does anyone out there remember Jonathon
Livingston Seagull ... the book?
It was a spiritual quest. I'm taking it to the next level.
|does reality really bite?
Said I'd never do this but, in keeping with my
witness ... here it is!
This is what the BMV would let me have ...
the mind will do the rest. As always ... once
you think it, it cannot be "unthunk," so to
Now a decision must be made.
I'm fairly confident that God is a blues
man. Otherwise life would be easy ...
and blues would be unnecessary ...
but, ya know what? Of course ...It
don't come easy!
gathering spirit stuff
gathering spirit stuff
This page is a response to
God's reminder that we are all
so very complex, and that we
cannot, and should not, dissect
ourselves into predictably
shaped jig saw puzzle pieces
that fit conveniently into tiny,
We are a wonderful blend of
all that God has to offer
through salvation in Christ.
Because Satan abuses his
position & authority, and
because we have welcomed
him, does not mean that the
world should be shunned ...
that it should not be embraced
as good and celebrated in all
its splendor. For this reason I
open my site to all that I am,
and to all that you are, for
better and for worse, in this
world and for all eternity.
God is good; His creation is
good; there is so much here
for us. Remember in Genesis
when God said "It is good"? I
believe that it still is.
We were not meant to live in
a vacuum, but to lift Christ up
for all to see in all that we are,
and in all that we live.
Worship is a lifestyle, not a
Have fun ... love life!
|For better &
|This scan was made from an original
digital print taken by Barrie Schwortz in
1978 as part of S.T.U.R.P.
I know there is a
God because there is
this sweet could not
This has purpose:
it is manna for the
Rock & Roll ... good? bad? probably indifferent.
The many facets of our life intersect in God.
There really is not a spiritual and a secular life
per se. Either you infuse your life with God or
you live without that relationship. Regardless,
God still exists whether or not you believe in
Him. He certainly believes in you.
canopy of the heavens
the west like
only one will
Only the whispering of an Open hand in
A place where the Sun cannot
Shine thru the oil slick of bad Chemistry
Where gray is what Really matters.
a good man, a faithful man
Jesse watches ... and wonders what
became of the world he grew up in.
excellent food, cool
snapping off Steve's
mailbox like a twig.
|Here we go with Kansas and
Asia pics from the 3rd in
Asia ... Steve Howe
John Wetton ... King Crimson
Steve Walsh- lead singer. .. Kansas
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Middletown Balloon Launch July 2007
Our flag guy just kept getting larger, and
the paraglider was smokin'
Rocket Mannnnnnn ...
Geoff Downes from the Buggles
|Bluegrass in Marion, OH
at the Popcorn Festival
or just used
to having the
Another cool band that I would consider Christian is Collective Soul.
This is not about the name, which is significant, but because of Ed
Roland's upbringing as the son of a Pastor ... and the obvious impact
that has had on his song writing. He unabashedly speaks of heaven,
lacing his lyrics with poignant questions and equally strong statements
about faith & life experience. (see below)
Now my curtain has
And my heart can go
where my heart does
I'm going home.
Why follow me to
Lost as you swear I am
Don't throw away your
Ambiance and vanity.
Heaven's Already Here
Who's gonna bring me
when heaven's already
I was blind, but
now I see
has discovered me.
Who's gonna be my
Now that I've learned
Who's gonna be the
To lead this poor boy
|Ed Roland & Collective Soul in
Columbus 2005 @ Lifestyle Pavilion
What is it about music that moves us to tears and to
strength and then to revisit it again and again? I think it
is the rhythm of the human condition, the beating of the
heart or the innermost connection of a distant drum beat.
God loves music or else it would not exist. David danced
and sang to the Lord to the distress of his wife and his
community, but worship was first. His heart was God's.
Then I will hold my head high above my enemies
who surround me. At His sanctuary I will offer
sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising
the Lord with music.
I found this little gem
on West I-70 in Ohio
The other 5 were on
But beware that you
keeping the Law with
the grace of God
through the sacrifice
of Jesus Christ.
I want to say that
this was in 2004 or
2005 at the local
The group was
regional and went
by the name Royal
Blues at the time.
They were very
good, and the lead
had the swagger
to pull it off. This
one made it into
the contest finals
for photos pulled
from the festival
balloons are enormous ... they get
so small so fast
|You'll see other balloon pics scattered around the site if you look
closely. I may be prolific, but I'm not terribly organized.
How's your soul?
Checked in with God
lately? Take a step
in His direction ... you
won't be rejected. He
will love you, cuz He's
brother to James
and to Kate ...
and the late Alex.
more R&R stuff from a Gin
Blossoms concert at the Violet
Festival outside of Columbus, Ohio
to ... well ...whatever.
the first light was God's!
(more below from 2008)
The following were
from the Festival in
Naperville outside of
Chicago the 2nd week
of June 2008
Robin from the Gin Blossoms
More from Miss
Lissa at the
Blues & Bikes
Robin did an acoustic
version of Rocket man
by D. Bowie ... wow!!
at the Darke County
Fairgrounds on August
Gotta have the Fair King &
how did my cat Squirt get
here? what a dude!
He is the
Like a side
street full of
and on fire.
|Do not lose your way and then hope for God’s mercy. The pain that Israel has experienced is brutal …
partly destined; partly self-inflicted. They, like so many Gentiles, have rejected salvation in Christ; their
road to heaven is a gauntlet. Trust in Jesus, as that relationship will guide you more certainly than any
prophecy or policy. In Him is the fulfillment of the Law.