One of our musicians (Bill Partlow) is an incredibly encouraging man... he is a joy to do music with, and just to be around. He sent this email out to some of the band folks... but it was so inspiring I wanted to share it with you! ~E
I really like Carlos Santana and his music. Maryland Public Television (MPT) recently aired Carlos, and a collection of incredible musicians playing live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2011. I was blown away by the excellence of the music. But perhaps more importantly, I was impressed with a couple of things Carlos said during a brief interview and during the concert. I share those words with you below:
“Sincerely, there is a child in me, that wants to retain, remain, being a child of God, and not believe what people say about you. Because once you start believing all that kind of stuff it is very difficult to maintain and sustain the integrity of innocence. I keep telling people, whether it is baseball, basketball, football or music, when your head is bigger than you heart there is trouble.”
“Please remember this…you are significant, you are meaningful, and you can make a difference in this world. Because you have two things…Life and Love…Life and Love. And with that you can create the ultimate miracle, to make a conscious choice in your mind to make every day the best day of your life. Be kind to one another. God bless you.”
Thanks to each of you for making a positive difference in this world.
Each Christ-like action you demonstrate brings Him glory and inspires those around you to pursue our Lord.
At The Surge we love doing things together... that includes writing a blog! Here are a few of our main contributing authors:
Amanda is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and is now starting an even better adventure. Her dad, Sam Wright, is the rockstar guitarist in the Surge worship band, and she likes to learn from his musical talent in her own songwriting.
Our fearless leader, Dwaine is the lead pastor at The Surge. His experience in counter terrorism with the CIA prepared him for ministry and he likes dogs and babies even more than E does.
E (short for Eric Reiss) is the Wingman at The Surge and likes dogs, music, Mexican food, his wife Karen and his little girl Evangeline... not necessarily in that order.