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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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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”.

You Never Burn out on Jesus

Posted in Inspirational, Music with tags , , , , , on February 20, 2010 by robcassels

I remember a young lady working at a convienience store tell me one time that she used to be in a band as the lead singer.Really, I said ,do you still sing?She said with a sad face, nope I got nothing to sing about no more.Wow I never heard that response before,was kinda sad.I started then a new appreciation of the faith God has graciously given me.Man I can’t write enough songs to express the amazement and awe of the reality of the Gospel.This was when I thought,man you know you can burn out on everything but you will never,ever burn out on Jesus.Of course me being so thick headed I had to have a revelation to realize this,oh well that’s cool with me

So I figure in my search for the ultimate song I want to create ,who is it gonna be about?James Taylor talked about running out of inspiration long time ago and said it’s hard to compose songs good as the old tunes.

This is why I am so pumped about this.I don’t have to burn out.What about instead I soar on “Eagles Wings.”

The devils got the blues

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 13, 2010 by robcassels

Rob Cassels, Steve Morse and David Hosler

Well here I am doing my first blog on this tiny computer,my big one is fried.The real problem is my big hands[built for whacking the  piano keys].My first records I will never forget mostly because in 1978 there was nobody doing blues southern Christian rock and roll,not really.We had the plug pulled and got shown the door many times because we exercised our right to make noise.Even when we would rehearse the rule was we played till the police came then we had to turn down.The cops were always nice and usually loved the music.By the time I’m ready to do my first record “Evening Pastoral”I heard of this guitar player,Steve Morse that would sound good on my tracks.After doing the first session with Steve I began to realize he must be the  greatest player in the world,well he was one of them for sure.The way Steve got his sound and tone back then was cool.He used an Ampeg V-4 turned it up to eleven and suggested you leave the room.It was difficult choosing which take to use on the solos.One was fantastic and one was incredible,the choice is ours.A little insight as to how Steve plays so well,he practices nonstop.While Steve is a gentleman and spends time enjoying the fellowship,after everyone goes to bed like three in the morning.Guess who stays up the rest of the night and exercises scales till the sun comes up.That is how you become great at the guitar and wind up playing with Kansas and Deep Purple{and rob cassels????????}oh well it is my blog.You can hear all this good guitar work also on “Kamikazie Christian”,I pretty much turned him loose on that one.

What I never thought would happen is to find a church that will let me sing.The one I have been at for eight years now loves rocking blues.Always on the lookout for new tunes I quickly threw some lyrics to a basic chord structure and bam out came the hit single “The Devils Got The Blues.”Well at least the church loves it.I tried to sell this Hammond B3,”with the Lesley 900″until God told me he really wants me to play it.When I tell people I’m a church organist they think that’s nice,but if they actually heard the way we play[some wore earplugs].We are working on the volume level.

So I really do think the Devil has the blues cause he knows he’s gonna lose,could’nt work out his plan all because of just one man………See I sneeked the lyrics in there.The word says like a roaring lion he seeks whom he can destroy and he sees his time getting short.That’s enough about him.Thank God our Lord and mighty savior Jesus is the stronger man in the parable that binds the enemy

Better go practice now I still have to play some of Dave Hosler’s riffs now.Thank  God for Sam Eakins.