Double-Shot of Encouragement from Fans in OH
Thu., Aug. 1. 2019 8:27pm EDT
Here are two powerful emails we received in July from neighbors in the next state over:
So years ago, I'm mowing the yard and my mind is wandering from topic to topic and I wonder what would I choose if God told me to choose a gift (Solomon chose wisdom but what would I choose if I had to pick a material item), and I thought and came up with that I would choose a stack of CDs with my favorite songs on them but with lyrics that honored God (since God gave the original groups the talent they have to begin with, what would those lyrics sound like if they honored God like they should?). Thanks so much, Stephen and Ron! We are deeply honored. Emails like that are almost enough to make us root for your Cleveland Browns. If that weren't impossible, of course. :)
Some time later a friend showed me your group and I have been hooked ever since. Music that truly blesses me is music that I like combined with words that honor God. Sound like anyone you know? If I can give back a bit, support the good fight then that would be money well spent, no?
A couple from Washington State that I hadn't seen in almost 10 years was passing through the area a couple of days ago to visit with me. The one thing they absolutely wanted to do in the Cleveland area was visit The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They hadn't heard of you before and I explained about the ministry of ApologetiX and I played a couple of older songs that I thought they would relate to, "The Sounds of Silas" and "These Books God Made You're Mockin." They were both amazed because of the way your songs sounded so much like the originals.
We had a fabulous time visiting the museum and for me, even more so, because through everything on display there I was constantly reminded of ApologetiX songs which constantly reminded me of God and His Word. I was having a great time looking at the exhibits, artist memorabilia, music video clips, interviews and documentaries and I kept informing them about your songs.
Elvis was singing "You Ain't Nothing But a Hound Dog" on a screen and I said "You ain't nothing until you found God." Jerry Lee Lewis was singing "Great Balls of Fire" and I mentioned that your song was about Pentecost and it was "Great Tongues of Fire." A-ha "Take on Me": your song "James 1:3." Meticalla "Sandman": "Enter Samson." Rolling Stones "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction": "Triune Godhead."
On and on I went everywhere we went through the museum and the wife was constantly astounded by all of the ApologetiX songs that I constantly mentioned. At one location, I voted for Oasis to appear on a future nomination inductee ballot only because "One More Wall" is my absolute favorite ApologetiX song.
Anyway, I wanted to tell you that men and women's accomplishments in the world of music didn't really mean all that much to me, but your music has had a powerful impact in my life and I'm thankful for that.
Garfield Heights OH