Good morning! My apologies for the layoff. The combination of long drives mixed with snowy conditions, and a lack of wifi has prevented me from getting a good blog or two in, but we have it today! The past few days have been much like the first few: amazing! It's been such a blessing to see everyone coming out to the shows despite the crazy weather, and it's been great to see everyone having a grand time. Posted are some pics of the great crowds who have been rocking with us.
Over the past few days, both bands have become big fans of vitamin c drinks. There's been some colds running rampant among both bands, so we've been breaking out the Emergencee and Airborne supplies. I've come to find out that a touring musician's best friend always ends up being vitamin c. Never leave home without it!
Finally, as some of you know, we've been playing our rendition of O Holy Night on this tour, a song that is available as a free download here at jesusfreakhideout. It truly is my favorite Christmas song, but not just because I love the melody, and it's a classic, but because of how much of a worship song it is. It's the ultimate song of celebration, as praise and worship should be. Every night that we play this song, it's truly a time of worship for me, as well a reminder of really the only reason that Christmas is here in the first place. What a miracle! It's sad to think that the story of Christmas has been boxed into being celebrated but really once a year, and it's even more sad that it has been whittled down to something of a bedtime story, or even a cliche in today's commercial world, or even not mentioned hardly at all in favor of "traditional" Christmas happenings and ideas. The birth of our Savior, the Son of God, is not a tradition, it's a miracle, and one of the greatest gifts this world has ever been given, and through that initial gift, we have all been given an opportunity to claim Him as our Savior, and thus can be given the ultimate gift: an eternal and real relationship with Jesus Christ. As every year goes by, I think more and more about what a glorious time it must have been for those who got to see Jesus for the first time in that manger. My heart is filled with joy to know that God loves us so much, that he thought to give our world this gift for all to share! How awesome is that? To God be the glory this and all times of the year! :)
I'll sign off for now, so enjoy the pics and the video of some of our escapades over the past few days. See you again soon!
Miah & TgT