We live in turbulent times - stay close to the Lord and keep the faith - much love and blessings
Thank God from whom all blessings flow!
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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.
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)
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)
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
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!
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.
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.
My Twitter Page (click on image)
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)
Long time friend and believer, Kevin Douglas, should be the first person you talk to when buying a mandolin. Click on the Image Below:
Native Americans (click on image below)
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.
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.
A Few of My Favorite Verses
1 John 2:15-17 KJV
 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.  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.  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
James 4:4 KJV
4 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.
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.(B)
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.(C)
5 Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.(D)
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.(E)
7 Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.(F)
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,(G)
for they will see God.(H)
9 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)
Fertile Ground Remix
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.
6.22.13 Moon Photoshop Enhanced
Thoughts, News, etc.:
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