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Time Capsule has been a project I have been waiting to finish, or at least begin finishing.
Christian says of his new project.
Beginning Tuesday September 30th, 2014 – Chris Treborn will be releasing a single track from his latest project and ending Tuesday December 30th, 2014.
In 2007 Chris Treborn began creating a music project beyond his imagination. His inspiration was a Digital Time Capsule that was set to launch around that time called KEO. The freedom to pen your own ideas, thoughts, & message to be read years from now was the muse for this project. Original titled ‘Christian’s Time Capsule’ a future reflection of Chris Treborn’s style and thoughts was to be released after ‘Christian’s [Memory Box]‘ (a collection of his favorites songs).
The project has since been shelved and merely a work in progress that continues to be in the process of creation. Chris Treborn has penned close to a dozen songs and has produced a majority of the compositions to accompany his futuristic lyrics. His lyrics are all futuristic, but the lyrics also speak of past events that remain relevant to this day. All songs written have a certain feeling to them. They are telling stories that will last the generations and stand the test of time. These everlasting truths will be comprehended by future generations and hopefully even Treborn’s descendents.
Throughout this ‘Time Capsule’ Chris Treborn intends on using his freedom of speech to share his knowledge and truth.
The goal is to have this Hip Hop styled album be relevant and remain true even in the year 2099.
eCsiLe is working on his next full length studio album at Island of eCsiLe Studios. Are you ready for something new?
In mid to late 2014, disciple of Jesus Christ and Soul Anchor Music recording artist eCsiLe of AnchorMEN will be releasing a new album entitled Painful Inhabitance.
The album comes on the heels of a brief sabbatical from making music after an unexpected career change. This project explores the themes of pain, suffering, prosperity, false doctrines, and much more!
Check out his teasers…
|Reflections on Dad
by Erin Mohring
Meet Erin Mohring
I’m going to be honest: it’s not easy to get my boys to “reflect” on something. Reflecting requires quiet, stillness, uninterrupted thought… yeah, three boys under the age of eight don’t do much of those things!
With Father’s Day approaching, though, I knew it was important to help them spend some time thinking about the man they call Daddy and just why they love him so much.
We say I love you and go about our days, but the people we love are worth more reflection than just a few simple words. And this is even more significant to me as we raise boys.
They have an amazing, godly father who they love to the moon and back, but I want them to know just exactly what is so special about him, what they can admire and what can inspire them to be men of godly character, and the things that make him the the dad God had in mind for them from the beginning.
If you have boys, you probably know the answers that come first when a boy talks about what he loves about his dad…
“He is the best wrestler!” – Big J, age 8
“I love my daddy because he plays video games with me and I love him.” – Caleb, age 4
“He brings home candy from the hospital for me!” – Little J, age 5
“I love that my dad takes me to the park.” – Joshua, age 10
Sure, these things don’t necessarily require a lot of thought, but you know what they do show me? Boys that know their dads love them because they take the time to do fun things with them and think of them when they aren’t at home.
When my boys gave answers like these, I used to get frustrated because they weren’t really appreciating my husband for his best qualities. But to them, these are the important things. The things that make them feel loved and cherished by their fathers, just as the father does in the sweet book, I Love You All the Same.
As siblings can do, the little ones in this book want to be the best at the same things, but the sweet dad takes the time to share the unique things about each child that makes him love them all the same.
Good dads notice, appreciate, and help foster and connect over the special qualities and interests each child possesses, whether it be music, sports, games, or food!
Some of the deeper things I see my boys appreciate in their daddy aren’t mentioned when I ask them what they love most about him, but are noticed in the way they interact on a daily basis. After my husband had been running for about a year, our oldest asked if he could start running on the treadmill. He always wanted to know how many miles Daddy ran that day and would keep track of his own miles in a notebook. My son might not ever answer that he admires the way his father made his health a priority, but it has definitely been reflected in the way he lives!
Our five-year-old wasn’t sure what I meant when I asked what he admired about Daddy, so I gave him a few examples. After a little while, he came back to me and said, “I want to be smart and hard-working like Daddy when I grow up.” As he is just finishing up his kindergarten year and aiming for his dream to be a veterinarian some day, I love that he sees the value in education and diligence in the example my husband has set for our boys. And I’m hoping some of his diligence wears off on me, too!
And the very best? Seeing my boys pray with and for their dad.
The strongest man is one who knows his strength lies in God, and I love knowing my boys see this relationship with Jesus in my husband. Because of him, they know what a godly man looks like and they have a model of faith to build upon of their own faith.
In a culture that often belittles and ridicules the role of dad, I want my boys to think often of the characteristics that make their dad a godly man, an inspiration in their life, the one they love and are blessed to call Daddy. Let’s help them reflect on these things this Father’s Day and throughout the year!
What are some of your kids’ favorite reflections on dad? We’d love to hear what has come out of your little one’s mouth!
Chris Treborn performs live at Hope Point Church in South Salem, Oregon on Thursday April 3rd, 2014 for their Northwest Fellowship Conference.
Fear and Love in the Christian Life
It is often said that fear of God has no place in the Christian’s life because of 1 John 4:18.
But there are many commandments to fear in the New Testament; for example,Romans 11:20, “They [the Jews] were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast only through faith. So do not become proud but fear.” Similarly, Hebrews 3:12 warns against unbelief (although the word “fear” is not used): “Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil unbelieving heart leading you to fall away from the living God.”
But we shouldn’t get the idea that the writers of the New Testament are opposing one another, as if some are in favor of fear and some against. Here’s the solution: a sober fear of God will motivate us to trust his mercy shown in Christ, and then this “trembling trust” will gradually remove the fear that drove us to it as we see more clearly what our Lord has done for us.
Should fear, then, play a role up to a certain point and never again in the Christian life? The point after which fear will have no proper place in the Christian’s life is the point at which his love is perfected. But none of us is yet perfected in love; none of us is without moments in which his delight in God fades and the “things which are seen” become deceptively attractive.
Therefore, the second line of “Amazing Grace” is not merely a once-for-all experience. It is for our everyday:
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed.
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