I love music. I've been a drummer just about my entire life and have played in bands since I was 14 years old. I've also traveled all over the US listening to live music including some of the greatest bands such as BB King, DMB, ZZ Top, and Tina Turner. None of these experiences compare to the concert I saw this past weekend. My sisters and I went to a church to see Casting Crowns. In all my years of seeking out live music, I have never seen a Christian band before. It was awesome! There was an energy to this place that I've never experienced before. The entire concert was like a church sermon. The band members spoke about God continuously and prayed often. Each band member was either a youth minister or music director for their church. They told their testimonies and encouraged the kids to press on even if school is a struggle. About 85% of the audience were teenagers and it was so neat to see kids celebrating the Lord. You never see teenagers loving the Lord on the news, you only see vandals. It was refreshing to see. This concert was so emotional and powerful. If you didn't come to tears at least once while watching the crowd then there was something wrong with you. Overall, it was an amazing sight to see so many people worshiping the Lord in one place.
Also, I receive chemo tomorrow. This will be the first chemo with the new drug. I have no idea how it'll affect my body. Also, I'm the first person they are trying this drug on for stomach cancer. I'm the guinea pig! It's been proven successful for breast, colon and lung cancer. They feel like it will work and I sure hope so! I'll update you in a couple of days and let you know how everything went.
"I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory." Psalms 63:2