Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christmas Gift Idea

A couple of years ago, a boy from my church came to work at my office right after he graduated from high school. Wes was hired as a temporary employee for the summer, but he actually stayed for a few more months after summer ended. I knew of Wes because he was a leader in the youth area of our church and he led the Wednesday night youth praise services. My kids both already knew him, but this was my chance to become better aquainted with him. One day I noticed he was wearing a ring that looked like a wedding ring, but it was on his right hand. I knew he hadn't gotten married but was dating a sweet Christian girl from our church. So I asked him about the ring. He told me that it was a purity ring -- he and his girlfriend had made a commitment to God and to each other to stay pure until they were married. I thought that was so amazing and it really made me think so highly of Wes and his girlfriend for making this commitment. I knew right then that God would greatly bless this couple.

After Wes's temporary job ended, he left town to go to school. I don't remember the sequence of events after that, but within the next year some great things happened to Wes and the band he was playing in. After recording a demo CD in Tennessee (produced by my son at his recording studio) they entered a battle of the bands contest, won, got a recording contract with a major label and became the group Rush of Fools. They recorded a full length CD with Midas Records which is in stores everywhere. They have had a number one song on the Christian charts and now have a second song out that is getting radio play. And recently Wes and the same girl have gotten engaged.

With the Christmas shopping season in full swing now, I know everyone is trying to decide what Christmas presents to buy for the people on your lists. If you have anyone who likes to listen to Christian music, they might really enjoy the Rush of Fools CD. I really support this group because I know that they are sincere and their lives reflect the God they sing about. That's why I wanted to tell you some things that I knew personally about Wes. If you'd like to hear Wes sing "O Come All Ye Faithful" go to their myspace page and click on the name of the song.

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:27
Click here to read 1 Corinthians 1:26-31


LB said...

Hi Kathy

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sister sheri said...

Great Idea! I love their whole album!

Juliana RW said...

Hi Kathy,

I just drop for the first time on ur blog. You have nice blog :)

Amel's Realm said...

GREAT story of Wes, Kathy!!! THANKS for the link. I'll check it out!

Currently listening to the first song...LOVE IT!!! ;-D

matt said...

Think my mom would like that cd?

Holly Newton said...

Man I had the BIGGEST crush on Wes when he worked here. All the girls talked about that fine boy in the basement. But I very soon found out that he had a girlfriend...plus im sure I did not get many points on the board for being in the middle of a divorce with his friend at the time :) Thier music is good though. You should be the president of thier street team. See ya tomorrow!

Kathy said...

Hi lb, thanks for stopping by!

Sheri, I think it's a great album too!

Juliana, I'm so glad you visited my blog. I look forward to reading yours also.

Amel, thanks for listening to it! Maybe they can become well known in Finland! :-)

Matt, yes I think your mom would really like it if she likes contemporary Christian music (and if she's cool like me! :-))

Holly, yeah I do need to be the president of their street team. And A Plea for Purging's street team. I'm always promoting these two bands!

BP said...

Hi Kathy!Thanks for sharing such a great story. I love the idea of a purity ring. We have that CD and look forward to more music from Rush of Fools. I would recommend it too!

Frasypoo said...

Hi Kathy,
Thats a lovely story.We bought their songs because I thought it was your sons band!!!

Skittle said...

I will definitely check that out. D and I have both been recently convicted about our choice in music. The rule in my car is that if they had to bleep out a word or if they should have bleeped out a word, the whole song goes. My 9 year old now will hear a pause in a song where a word was dubbed out and go "Oh, mom you gotta change the station."

I love the idea of the purity ring also. D and I have been dating almost 2 years, and though both of us have a sorted past, we had both made the decision for ourselves not to have sex before marriage again. When we met it was so awesome to know he had made the same pact with God as I had. I can be difficult at times, but we have remained true to God and ourselves. I think I may get D a purity ring for Christmas!

Sorry, such a long comment...should have been a post :)

Amel's Realm said...

Yes, who knows? Nothing's impossible for God he he he...