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Losing Your Life

Posted in Family, Inspirational, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 8, 2011 by robcassels

My dear wife Sherry and I have lost it.The American dream has slipped away from us.All we dream about is freedom to follow Jesus wherever he leads.Everything has to take a backseat to follow his calling.This really makes us happy to do.What a wonderful Saviour.

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My Life and This Old Piano

Posted in Family, Inspirational, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 20, 2011 by robcassels

Now I can see so much clearer how God had my life planned.They say hindsight is 20/20,and of course it is.This piano has been following me for 34 years.I was delivering a new Mason Hamlin six foot grand to this high scool and noticed this old piano on the stage floor.The legs were broke off and it just layed on the floor.The principal told me to take it with me if I wanted it.So I took it to my studio and set it up,repaired the legs and lyre.To my surprise I saw the whole insides(really what matters for sound quality,) was totally restored,pin block,pins,strings,hammer,and key action.I customized the action and hammer voicing next.

After performing a fine tuning on this baby I discovered a whole new world of inspiration.I have written most of my songs on this instrument.Being a studio piano over 200 gospel songs and years of recording sessions were performed on it also.Just last week we recorded some tracks for a movie score we are working on.God continues to use this piano for his glory.Last month we moved it to the church sanctuary where it will stay beside my Hammond B-3.It will now inspire hundreds more to worship.

Remember the old story about the old violin at the auction?God uses the foolishness of the world to confound the wise.No telling how many people have been blessed by this piano considering records and airplay an television and all.The old piano the school system thought was trash!

Fourty Hours Across

Posted in Family, Inspirational, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 13, 2010 by robcassels

Sherry and I in Monte Carlo

Never dreramed of seeing all the things we have seen in the last couple of weeks.The old cities are amazing to say the least.The plains and mountains are awsome glorious.The people are numerous as sand on the shores.The Mediterranian Sea is beautiful and vast.All in all God is so amazing and his people are his body.The family of God is amazing and serving him is our highest honor.From Lisbon, Portugal to Milan,Italy we have met children of God in Madrid,Palencia,Barcelona, and Marseille France and now Milano Italy.When it comes to building a family God is on it.

Crazy Christians

Posted in Family, Inspirational, Music with tags , , , , , on November 23, 2010 by robcassels

Wow the church we love,”where my Hammond B3,” hangs out annointed Sherry and myself with oil Sunday and prayed God’s guidance,protectiion,and will be done on our trip to Europe.

We feel blessed to have this opportunity and cherish all your prayers.The treasure in the field is Christ himself. What gace he has placed upon us to know him.Last year when we got to go to Portugal to play at “Rock on Christmas,”Sherry and I felt a real purpose that all our lives have come to that point.After spending time with the crazy “Hurst family,”we felt convinced we were not the only crazy people on Earth.Also spent time with Andrew Jones and his family,they live like in a “Yellow Submarine,”existence.A crazy looking Iveco four wheel drive motor home they travel around Europe in.

Now I have this to ponder.Can following Jesus make you crazy?At least in the worlds view.We leave November 27th outa Greenville SC and fly to Lisbon.We come back December 21 st outta Milan.Please pray God will make many people “CRAZY,” about him.

We kinda look Portuguese

Something We All Share

Posted in Family, Inspirational, Music with tags , , , , , on November 9, 2010 by robcassels

Prayer is Powerful

I have been meeting with Pastors from different churches to share our vision of the “European Mission'”.Sherry and I have strong conviction that we are included in this.The Hurst family,Denny,Maureen,and their children have a calling to evangelize Europe with the Gospel through culturally relevant music.

We had the opportunity to play in Portugal last December 2010.Now Denny Hurst is promoting “Rock on Christmas,”as a tour through four southern Countries,Portugal,France ,Spain,and Italy.We will arrive in Lisbon ,Portugal November 28  and leave Milan ,Itlay December 20th.Please pray for Gods will to be done and many precious souls to come to the knowledge of our Lord Jesus’s salvation.

Go to you tube “Rock on Christmas Portugal.” to see the promo videos.Share in the rewards by praying for this tour.God will richly reward you.He is coming soon brethren.Glory to our father and lord Jesus

Why Does God Love You?

Posted in Family, Inspirational, Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 3, 2010 by robcassels

When a child ask why you tell him to do or not do something we often say “because I said so,”don’t we.Well that is why we need to believe God loves us.In Ephesians 2:4 the Bible says.New International version,But because of  his great love for us,God who is rich in mercy,made us alive with Christ, even when we were dead in transgressions,it is  by grace you have been saved.Because he said so.Believe it!

Can God Exert His Strenght?

Posted in Family, Inspirational, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2010 by robcassels

Last year this passage jumped out at me.Eph.1:19 and 1:20,”and his imcomparably great power for us who believe.That power is like the working of his mighty strength,which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead”.

Now we know God is all powerful and nothing is too hard for him to do so I thought a lot about God exerting himself. I used to lift weights and the  heaviest weight you can lift takes an exerting of strength.Or like the time you swam too far and barely made it back to shore.

Our saviour Jesus took on the sins of the world(he who knew no sin),to die in our place as an atonement for our sins.He literally became our “substitute,”like a sacrificial lamb.He is called the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world by John the Baptist.

So why does the text say God exerted himself when he raised Christ from the dead?I can only think “Resurrection Power,”has to be the most awesome of all miracles.The power it took,even caused many “sleeping saints,”to rise up out of their graves.After Jesus went in the air to heaven they were seen walking the streets of Jerusalem.That would get some attention.

That power is at work in those who believe,”Resurrection Power”.