Hello again to everyone in JFH world. We’ve officially wrapped up the Blood, Sweat, and Rock ‘n Roll tour. To say it was a good time, would be a gross understatement. It has been a fantastic honor for us to tour with Disciple and Decyfer Down. Both bands are not only amazing musicians, but amazing individuals as well. It was not only a pleasure to hear them play every day, but to also talk shop with them, as both bands have been around longer than us. They have both helped us in more ways than I think they even know. I can barely express our gratitude enough.
We have had so much gratitude, in fact…….that we thought they both earned our love in the form of a couple pranks:) A few weeks ago we hatched a couple of prank ideas that we believed just might work…
Mission 1: Disciple’s very own Kevin Young. We knew our prank would require that we bring the rest of the band and crew into the fold and to make sure everyone was on board with the idea. Within’ the last week, we made our way to each band and crew member to make certain everyone would go for it….and boy o boy did they. And this is how it worked; Right before Disciple plays every night, the stage and room goes black, and from out of nowhere the band starts playing. Kevin is usually at the very front of the stage going crazy and not really paying attention to what’s going on around him. We decided that while he was going crazy at the front of the stage, that our band could sneak out on stage with him, rather than his band, and that it was likely that it would be mid way through that first song before he realized that it wasn’t his band up there with him. We figured that the best way to make it work was to have their guitarists and bassist play the song back stage while we went crazy on stage pretending like we were actually playing the song. To make it really convincing, we actually had our drummer play the song, and Disciple’s drummer video’d the whole thing from about the third row of the crowd. And let me say….it went exactly as planned. Kevin could barely keep from laughing throughout the whole song. And apparently we were pretty convincing, as a lot of people in the crowd thought we’d actually played the song. Pretty amazing. The video is priceless…and I hope that at some point it will surface so you can all enjoy the fun.
Mission 2: Decyfer Down. This one was pretty simple, but nonetheless fun. They travel in a tour bus, while hauling a large trailer to carry their gear and production gear. Well, to put it simply, our trailer is a toy in comparison. So, while they were playing their set, we went and opened up their trailer, and parked our little trailer inside. We knew that after the show they would be opening the trailer to load all their gear, so we made sure that we would be within sight of when they opened the trailer. Sure enough, they went to open the trailer and lo and behold, they found our trailer. A lot of laughter ensued. Mmmm, more good times.
As I sound off on this tour blog, I want to continue to encourage you to seek God out and to be willing to hear His voice. I’ve written a lot in these blogs about our trust, or lack thereof, in whatever and wherever it is that God has us. Trust doesn’t come easy, and too often it’s lost too easy. When I’m disappointed in someone that I love, I don’t instantly write them off as being someone who doesn’t love me and care about me. I encourage you to not lose hope in what God has for you, and not to write off what you know about Him and what He has called you to. He is excited about you, and who you are:)
6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.