Thank God from whom all blessings flow!

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
—Psalm 118:24  
 
Click on the picture above to access my marketing website

Click on the picture above to access my marketing website

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Ocean Blue Meditation is available as a full length, replicated cd - imagine a musical conversation between man and the many animals of the ocean - this is it - email me for more infoI!
Note: Psalm 23 is read by my daughter Harper
New Facebook band page:- mostly live recording in a video format

Pastor Steven
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A recent review from a fellow mando player:

Hi Pastor Steven,
this has nothing to do with this tune in particular, but I wanted to share with you that I have had a couple of stressful days and today on my way home from work I decided to listen to a collection of your tunes that I have on my iPod and it soothed me so much.  What a beautifully relaxing way to drive home.  You play with such a nice tone and touch and your music is soothing to listen to.  Just wanted you to know it brought me home in a much better frame of mind.

thank you!

Concerning my poem "Original Intent"

"the narrow road is different for every believer". You nailed it in that one sentence, Pastor! Recognizing that alone will free us from a LOT of worries. Thank you. I needed to hear that too.

Loving God (Click on Waterfall)

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You have arrived at Pastor Steven Wright Clarkson's home page. LovePrayObey, formally known as chocteemusic, was founded in 2012. LovePrayObey and his "Urban Space Fusion" is Steven's way of giving back just some of the love he has found in his relationship with the Holy Trinity. It is an active ministry with the musical portion having been established in 2007.

Steven sees a distinct correlation between music and continuing on the narrow path. Music is not only healing, but can bring you into a closer relationship with the Trinity. Steven's music has evolved greatly over the last 16 years. Steven's hope is that you find some peace and solice while listening to his recordings.


 

God's Beauty (Why do we suffer - click below)

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The music has been coined "Urban Space Fusion" based on the fact that Steven has lived most his life in big cities, but has traveled the world, met many people through living in both South Korea and Japan, and has listened extensively to a wide range of music - and this time spent tasting different genres of sound has influenced his playing.

As his music is world focused, elements of all of his travels and life experiences add to the mix.

My CD Baby Site

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You can also hear parts of his albums not highlighted on this site at the link above (Yes, the Rock Garden is a link :) )

Steven has also written a book, "The Wounded Dove", which is described on this site. There are a few reviews posted there as well along with his testimony, Bible studies, and writings.

Steven's main instrument is the mandolin which he has been playing since 1996. Steven hopes that your time here is filled with peace and joy. Jesus Christ is King!

If you feel led to donate to this site, you can do it through paypal - the link is below.


God Bless You!

Pastor Steven

4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful 6And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 

-Revelation 21:4-6


My Facebook and Twitter Accounts below have a lot to digest - I have stopped tweeting and spending time on facebook - I have said enough and the good Lord said it was time to take a break.
 

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John 16:33

King James Version (KJV)

33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Glacier Vista (Click on pic for Imagine Art)

Glacier vista
Imagine Art is a non profit that helps the disabled professionally access the arts. Beautifully run - full of God's Grace - check out their website - you will not be disappointed.
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Long time friend and believer, Kevin Douglas, should be the first person you talk to when buying a mandolin. Click on the Image Below:
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Native Americans (click on image below)

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Romans 12New International Version (NIV)
A Living Sacrifice

12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Link to "The Gathering Place"

Link to "The Gathering Place"

Click on the picture of my children above to enter "The Gathering Place" - a world of beautiful Christian based poetry, prose, thoughts, etc. I will be contributing to the site regularly. If you decide to join the site, you will be able to respond and ask questions or even post your own thoughts. We all have a lot to learn as the Holy Trinity prepares us for the next phase, which is Heaven. Blessings, Pastor Steven.
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East meets West - Meditations in a fusional style inspired by the Indian Classical genre.

East meets West - Meditations in a fusional style inspired by the Indian Classical genre.

CBD has changed my life - it is essential to healthy living without the use of lab manufactured chemicals. It is organic and can be used for a host of mental and physical problems. The folks at CBD Drip have the best thing going. Contact me for more info.

CBD has changed my life - it is essential to healthy living without the use of lab manufactured chemicals. It is organic and can be used for a host of mental and physical problems. The folks at CBD Drip have the best thing going. Contact me for more info.

Tom Maxwell of Sweetwater has been an important part of my musical journey.  His help and knowledge of equipment has helped me on many occasions. Ckick on his picture above to learn more about him.

Tom Maxwell of Sweetwater has been an important part of my musical journey. His help and knowledge of equipment has helped me on many occasions. Ckick on his picture above to learn more about him.

Revelation 22:10-12 (King James Version)  10And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.

 11He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

 12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

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To sign up for my mailing list click on the pic above and look for the form on the left side.

To sign up for my mailing list click on the pic above and look for the form on the left side.

Brother David's Internet radio site with a love for the Lord

Brother David's Internet radio site with a love for the Lord

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Click on the image above the video to access the Bible Gateway - a great source for searching the Scriptures.
Click on this image of the Celtic Cross to visit the ebay site where my box set is being sold. This is a non profit venture and I make no money on the purchase. All money I earn is used for the Lord's work.

Click on this image of the Celtic Cross to visit the ebay site where my box set is being sold. This is a non profit venture and I make no money on the purchase. All money I earn is used for the Lord's work.

A Few of My Favorite Verses

 

 1 John 2:15-17 KJV

[15] Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. [16] For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. [17] And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

James 4:4 KJV

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

The Beatitudes(A)

He said:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.(B)
Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.(C)
Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.(D)
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.(E)
Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.(F)
Blessed are the pure in heart,(G)
    for they will see God.(H)
Blessed are the peacemakers,(I)
    for they will be called children of God.(J)
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,(K)
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.(L)

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you,(M) persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.(N) 12 Rejoice and be glad,(O) because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.(P)

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Click on the image above to access the site for Sanma.org - a Christian organization that plants churches and provides Bibles for individuals in India. A good friend who works at Sanma gave me this pair of tablas and the song above was my first attempt to use the drums and my new Kala U Bass.

Inspiration behind "Fertile Ground":

Mark 4:5-8 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. 
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Thoughts, News, etc.:

Very proud dad 

My son joined me for a performance at an Alzheimer's clinic - he read out of the Bible while I played mandolin - he did a great job!

Element 

New song, "Element", posted on the musical journey section of this site. Inspiration came from helping my daughter with her science homework.

MP3 CD covering lots of music from 2007 to date - 2CD set 

A no frills packaging - just a black and white cd - that includes 60 to 70 percent of my recordings, mostly solo mandolin, from 2007 through 2014 - contact me by phone (leave a detailed message if I don't answer) or email (you can find that on my about me page) if you are interested in one. Remember your CD player must accommodate MP3 cds. All included with this CD is a audio recording of some recent experimentation with the U Bass and some tablas and tanpuras. Blessings,

Pastor Steven

I do put this in a recycled cardboard case with original art, etc.
 

New CD collection 

I have combined my newest CD, Blue Shadows of a Cascading Moon, and the CD I recorded at my parent's cabin last summer (with the Gilchrist), Montana Breeze, into a collection that will only be available for a donation. Material cost and the time to duplicate and Cds and do the artwork is the reason. A recommended $15 dollars UPS delivered in the lower 48 - if you are overseas contact me via my website. The album is dedicated to my son Holden as he named both albums. As of today, 6/15/2014 I will not be adding much to other sites, primarily focusing on the blog here. Blessings,

Pastor Steven 

Kala U Bass 

After doing a lot of research for an instrument for my daughter to play, I decided on a Kala U Bass. She thought it was too small (she's 10 and petite) and said she wanted to play a real guitar. As a result, I am learning to play bass and have already recorded 3 songs with it. Mandolin is tuned in 5ths and the bass 4ths so there is a little bit of a learning curve, but I am starting, after a week, to get used to it. For the price and size of this little instrument, it's a winner. Blessings,

Pastor Steven
One of my last photoshop projects. Original picture was of a full moon taken from the guest house at my old home. This one took awhile so I thought I would share the entire photo on this site.

One of my last photoshop projects. Original picture was of a full moon taken from the guest house at my old home. This one took awhile so I thought I would share the entire photo on this site.

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