Christ inspired music
Christ was and is thee Revolutionary
"Odd to think that believing in the things Christ said should scare people away, but it does. And is it any surprise? Plenty of horrific deeds done over the centuries in His name. The church, for one. As a friend once said, "Christians are perhaps the only army that shoots their wounded..." One needs to keep perspective. These human atrocities were/are of no fault of Jesus Christ. Trying to practice God's Love as described, is the big challenge. To unconditionally love, non-stop, even your enemy? But, it is exactly that which makes Christ the greatest radical of all. By following Jesus to the best of one's human ability, in grace and trusting faith (not "good works" alone), we see the slow but sure transformation take place in our hearts. This then begins to reflect in those around us, one day at a time. That makes me a potential radical, and I thank God for that."
December 2011 saw the release of Laurence Miller's first faith-based CD compilation entitled AWAKE IN YOU. Solo multitrack full band versions of 10 songs, consisting mostly of originals.
AWAKE IN YOU Volume One
FarFetched Records & Bond Voyage Music (c) December 2011
AWAKE IN YOU
TRUST AND OBEY
FALLEN INTO FAVOR
YOUR LOVE IS MINE
FAMILY THROUGH CHRIST
WORSHIP THE LORD (Forever Now, Forever More)
HEAVENLY BLUE STREAK
TURNING TO TURN, AGAIN
TURN ME INSIDE OUT
REPLACE EACH DAY WITH YOURS UNTIL
Awake In You (In Christ We Are).mp3
Onward Broken Warriors.mp3
Replace Each Day With Yours Until.mp3
at the beginning. As he woke up, he was able to recall the melody and initial lyrics. He then continued writing fresh words until the song was complete.
Trust and Obey.mp3
Worship The Lord Forever Now Forever More.mp3
Getting sober & clean via the AA 12-step program in Oct '89 (relapsing once and coming back in by the Grace of God August 27th 1991) had a major impact on everything in Laurence's life. And, taking the 3rd of the 12 steps in 1994, was a profound experience for him. Coming to Christ, June 25th 2006, made perfect sense along this journey, and this too caused a major impact. His decision came about at the Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor with his involvement there on the worship team with Mike Brooks as pastor/director. NOTE: Read all about Mike's blues band: BLUESHOUSE 313
Is the name Miller gave his attempt at forming a Contemporary Christian Rock Band in the fall of 2007. He did join a cover band as such, that summer and enjoyed it, but wanted rather to be involved in something original. Having played and lead in the church band for a couple years and written a handful of songs on his own, he set forth to put something together. Long story short, that did not come to pass.
Fall 2009, Mike Brooks and his wife Phili Brooks started what's called an "organic church", named Phoenix Metro Community Church. The term organic refers to
the style of the early church, in the 1st century. A freer form of worship and teaching without all the dogma and pagan BS associated in standard organized church service. On 4/25/10 Mike Brooks Baptized Laurence in Ann Arbor's Huron River, with his brothers & sisters and some family present in support. That fall, a handful of those in the church created an organic garden they named THE MUSTARD SEED GARDEN which supplied food for many throughout the year. The garden's overflow was donated to Ann Arbor's Food Gatherers.