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Romans 1:17

“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ” The just shall live by faith'”

Romans 1:17

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life without korn still moving along

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ott-0831-brian-welch-20120830,0,7449231.story

By Allison Stewart Special to the Tribune11:56 a.m. CDT, August 30, 2012

When Brian “Head” Welch left his job as the guitarist for nu-metal pioneer Korn back in 2005, it wasn’t under the best of circumstances. He’d shaken his addiction to drugs (mostly meth and Xanax), found God (mostly Christian, but nondenominational), and, flush with the zeal of the newly converted, well, he said some things. There were complaints about his bandmates, about touring, about how life in Korn “was a little too crude for me.”

Welch’s departure kicked off years of mutual public insults, financial squabbling and tentative attempts at reconciliation. “I did act like an idiot,” admits Welch, 42. “I said stuff. I didn’t have any wisdom. I was in a shell before. I wore a mask. I just wanted to let everything out, what I was going through.”

This is all newly relevant because Welch finally rejoined Korn onstage in May, at a show in North Carolina. It was only for one night, for part of a set, but he liked it. “I was just going to the concert,” Welch recalls. “I didn’t tell anybody I was going until less than 24 hours before. I didn’t want people to stir up stuff. I just wanted to come and hang out. I finally texted the guys. I was like, ‘Hey, I’m coming.’ It just kind of fell into place. I’m glad it happened. Sometimes I put walls up too much, you know? … I just felt the love. It was a confirmation to me that I was supposed to be there. It was like, this is really good.”

Welch’s new band, Love and Death, recently released an EP, “Chemicals,” and he has a side career speaking at churches (he’ll be at the New Pointe Church in Hebron, Ind., on Saturday). He’s vague about plans, if indeed there are any, to rejoin Korn (“Who’s to say what will happen in the future?”), but Welch is beginning to realize that life on his own as a first-time frontman is overrated. “Once you get there and do it, you kind of wonder why you’re doing it. You take on all the stress, and there’s so much pressure. I can’t hide anymore like I used to. It’s really different, but I felt like I’m supposed to be doing it. It’s not my favorite thing to do.”

Welch was one of Korn’s founding members. When he left, near the height of the band’s success and during the early days of his life as a Christian, it was as if he left behind everything he knew. Everyone from his old life treated him as if he were an alien. “They all did, the fans and everybody,” he says. “When you have a drastic change like I did … I made a lot of people freak out. My family thought I was being brainwashed. Now that I’ve come back to the earth, I think everyone’s like, OK, cool. He’s back to normal. He’s like a better version of what he used to be.”

In the years since his departure, Welch has released a solo album and a best-selling memoir (“Save Me From Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs and Lived to Tell My Story”) that detailed his religious conversion, including his 2005 baptism in the River Jordan.

Welch isn’t the only member of a rock band to have quit drugs, found religion and written a memoir about it. He isn’t even the only member of Korn — bassist Fieldy did too. What is it about life in Korn that drives its members to addiction, religion and memoir-writing? “I don’t know,” Welch admits. “It’s kind of crazy. … I think we’ll know after we pass from this earth.”

Fieldy stayed in Korn, but Welch says that was never an option for him, that reconciling his newfound religious convictions, his even newer sobriety and life in one of metal’s hardest-partying bands proved impossible. “I know for a fact that I was supposed to leave. I just knew it in my heart. … These seven years the most incredible things have happened to me, and I’m so glad I left.”

Welch is getting ready to sign a record deal with Love and Death, which isn’t strictly a Christian band, more like a really polite metal one. “I’m a Christian man and everything I do is as a Christian man. But I just write about life.”

He could easily juggle life in Love and Death, which isn’t going to be touring much, anyway, with life in Korn. If it came to that. Not that he’s saying he would. Just that he could. “We’ll see. At first I said I don’t know, then I said never. Now I’m back at I don’t know. Whatever’s meant to be, I’m fine with. Being a frontman is hard. It would be like a vacation.”

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When: 7:00 p.m. Saturday

Where: New Pointe Church, 676 W. Division Road, Hebron, Ind.

Tickets: Free; 219-759-4000 or newpointechurch.com

Copyright © 2012, Chicago Tribune

more pictures from google

I just thought I’d post some picture from google of places we went to during missionfuge. 🙂 enjoy.

empire state buildingground zero.

yankee stadium.statue of liberty.

ellis island.time square.stardust diner. We visited many places while in New York. Not only that we help many people during the missionfuge part of the trip. If you have any questions please. Or tell me what you think. And please subscribe. Later. 🙂

http://www.baptiststandard.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14048&Itemid=53

By Leann Callaway, Special to the Baptist Standard
Published: July 20, 2012
MIDLAND—When Brian “Head” Welch left the heavy metal band Korn in 2005, the announcement triggered significant speculation as people wondered what led the rock star out of the darkness and into the light.

During his tenure as Korn’s guitarist, the group earned Grammy awards and sold more than 30 million albums internationally, but Welch paid a high price for success. Wild parties, drugs and alcohol made his life spin out of control and left him feeling completely empty inside.

No matter what he did, nothing could fill the void in his life—until he found Jesus.

Welch had an eye-opening experience of what his life was becoming after his wife no longer could care for their young daughter because of the effects of drugs.

Desperate to find help, Welch visited a church service.

“I remember crying out to God that night saying: ‘Jesus, if you are real like that pastor said, then you’ve got to take these drugs from me.  Come into my life. Come into my heart. Search me right now. Search my heart. You know that I want to quit these drugs. You know that I want to be a good dad to this kid. She is going to lose me if I don’t quit. I need your help.'”

During the weeks that followed, Welch continued performing with Korn and struggled with his decision to give his life to Christ. However, Welch knew he needed to change his lifestyle and come clean. One day while praying about his decision, he felt compelled to throw out all his drugs and quit the band.

Realizing he had been given a second chance at life, Welch wanted to spend it living for Christ.

“When Christ came into my life, I gained a new understanding of life,” Welch said. “We were created to live for him and to be with him. It is the most incredible feeling, being exactly where you belong when you find Jesus. Contentment comes from a relationship with Christ. You do not have to look anywhere else.”

When Welch performs concerts and speaks at events, he is committed to sharing a message of hope and redemption. He will perform Aug. 2 at Rock the Desert in Midland.

“I want people to know that there is more than this world,” Welch said. “Everyone lives for here and now, but these years are flying by so fast. If people would take their eyes off of this world and onto eternity, how different things would be. It’s crazy how everyone is so focused on this place that is quickly fading away. Obviously, you can still enjoy life, but you need that foundation of eternity and focusing on the things to come.”

Welch has written several books about his transformation through Christ, including Save Me From Myself and Washed By Blood. He also has written a devotional book, Stronger: 40 Days of Metal and Spirituality. His music also is featured in the faith-based film, Hardflip, and he recently shared his testimony on a commercial for I Am Second.

“My favorite thing to do is talk about the Lord,” Welch said. “But if I go to a rock concert or hang out with friends who aren’t Christians, I know when to stop talking, just be a friend and let them see a change in me. I’m blessed to be alive today and to be able to tell others about how Jesus has changed my life. If he can do that for me, then he can do that for anyone.

“I’m not perfect by any means, and I still have struggles, but I’m so much happier than I’ve ever been in my whole life—even on my bad days. My life has changed in every single way, definitely for the better. I went through some tough times to get to where I’m at today, but looking back, I think that I had to go through the pain to get to the peace.

“Now, I want to be able to walk through any circumstance in life and be strong in the Lord. In order to get to that place, you have to go through many trials. It says in Psalm 56:3, ‘When I am afraid, I will trust in the Lord.’ I think that’s the mark of true maturity.”

 

Another late post

Hey! I know this is a late post but I just been on here much since I got back from mission fuge so let’s get started.  We went to many place during the New York part of the trip like the Empire State Building.  That was really cool expect the group I was in had to climb the stairs after we got to floor 80 because there was a lot of people and it would have been awhile before we got to the elevator so that was pretty tiring.We went to Niagara Falls too. That was really cool. We got to see the falls up close, and got wet too. lol.  We also went to Time Square that really cool because we saw many street performers and it was the first time that I ever went into a Forever 21.(Or a clothing store with three floors for that matter) It was the first time I ever went into a Disney themed store too. I don’t remember the name of the store but it was really cute. We visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The boat ride made me really nervous we got especially when we got close to the Statue of Liberty and everyone got to one side to get a better pictures and the boat started to lean-to one side. I really didn’t explore those place, even though I should have.  Ground zero was amazing. I didn’t know several buildings were being built.  There were two fountains and around those fountains the names of everyone who died on 9/11 . We also visited places like Little Italy and Chinatown. We went to a Yankees games and guess who was there Snoop Dog. That’s right Snoop Dog. Me and some other girls almost didn’t get our pictures taken with him cause he was tired of taking pictures with people. Then it was time for mission fuge. This trip had a lot of firsts for me. Like ride on the trains and the subway. The subway was fun expect if you were standing you got jerked around too much and you had to be quick when you got on and off. Then it was time for mission fuge. It wasn’t in New York it was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We stayed at Eastern State University. The campuses was nice but hilly and you had to walk a good distant to get were you  needed to get. As for what track I got into I got my first choice. Sosocialcial. We went to places like food banks, mental homes, and old folks homes. Our track leader was really nice. He ia really tall. The one down side was we had to leave the night before fuge ended because it was take us the whole night and the next day just to get back. It took us the whole night just to get to New York as well. The Sunday after we got back we share service. We sang songs we practiced that week and got to share. Then, we had snac fellowship.  All in all it was really fun. I really like the two-story Bugerking and the three-story Macdonald’s. I know I’d never forget this trip. It was a once in a life time thing for me. 🙂

 

In less than a week

Hey! If you’re reading this then that means that your were either board and decided to read or you actually want to know what’s going on with my life. Well, your reading and that’s what matters. So let’s get started with this update. If you’re wondering what I mean by the title it means that in less than a week I’ll be going on mission fuge. I can hardly wait. Because this year we are going to New York City. This will be my first time going to New York. Our youth minister has taken the youth group there before, but like I said this is my first time going to New York.  We will be leaving the twenty-seventh and we will return ten days later. Hopefully, when I get back I’ll have some things to blog about. I’ll make them more detailed if I do blog about mfuge.(I promise) 🙂 I’ll do a better job in actually blogging about mission fuge than last year that’s for sure. So anyway please like my blog and leave a comment and let me know what I should blog about. Later. 🙂

Last night a friend posted these questions on my wall and I thought I’ll share these with you. Think about them before you answer them.

Some Question to thing about:
1. The sincere Catholic who sorrowfully tries to pay for his sins by whipping himself while crawling for twenty miles, then having himself crucified at the end – does his sincerity save him?
 2. The sincere Buddhist who chants sutra verses of repentance or ksamayati because of what he has done in three karmas (body, speech and mind) – does his sincerity save him?
 3. T…he sincere Baptist who is really sorry for his sins, weeps laboriously, runs to the altar, falls prostrate and begs for God’s forgiveness (but not trusting in Christ) – does his sincere begging save him?
4. Before you were saved, was there at least one time you felt sad or sorry for your sins? How about Twice or ten times? did you get saved during those times?
 5. Before you were saved, was there at least one time you felt angry about your sins? how about twice or ten times? did you get saved during those times?
6. According to Romans 2:4, it it the goodness of God that leadeth thee to repentance?
7. Does the wickedness of his sin lead the lost man to repentance?
8. Is feeling sad, sorry or angry about sin a requirement for salvation or is it a product or fruit of salvation?
 9. Is Jesus Christ’s finished and perfect work for salvation sufficient for you? 10. Multiple choice: I believe that Jesus Christ’s finished and perfect work for salvation plus _________________ is sufficient for me.
 a. church membership,
 b. water baptism,
 c. good works,
d. feeling sorry for my sins,
e. being angry of sin,
 f. praying
g. nothing else.

Where I’m at right now

Hey people! If you’re reading this right now then one of two things have happened: 1.) You were bored or 2.) You actually want to know what’s going on in my life right. Well, either way you’re reading so let’s get started.  College will be starting on August 20th. I still to finish signing up for some classes and a few other things, but I’m pretty much set. I’ll be blogging about my life in college so please check that out. 🙂 As for my plans for this summer I’ll be attending mission fuge again this year. I’ll be blogging about that too. (I’m going to go more into detail about mission fuge in a later post so watch put for that.) But, other than that I’m really not doing anything. This hopefully will give me time to write more poem and work on my mission fuge scrapbook. Well, that’s all that’s going on at the moment. I’ll post more blogs soon and I hope ya’ll read them. please like and leave a comment. Later!

writing on the wall

Now we’ve all seen writing on bathroom walls before. Normally they’re nothing but people bashing other people for whatever reason they  may have, but today I was looking at what someone had put on the bathroom wall awhile ago. And it read ” John 3:16, Jesus loves you always. You better believe it.” When I first saw this I was really glad that somebody had put something other than hateful words, but over time I began to realize that whoever wrote this had the courage to actual write this where everyone can see this. Not only because they’ll get in trouble for writing on the walls but for not caring if they offend anyone. I see Bible verse and saying almost every time I go to the restroom at school and what amazes me is that even though that someone tried to wash it off it’s still there. God obviously wants us to know this.  So the next time I see something positive on the restroom walls I’ll stop and take a look. Laters.

“For God so loved the world that he sent his own son for whoever believes in  him shall not die but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

Galations 5:22

But the fruit of the spirit is love,joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.

Galations 5:22

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