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About daniel

Follower of Christ, Author, Musician Though I have been a "Christian" for so many years, in many ways I feel life with Christ is a quest in with many troubles and dangers. It is frightfully more dangerous than anyone ever told me at the outset. Any "true" adventure would be, wouldn't it? This blog is about the adventure of discovery in this quest to follow the one who forged the path to life and true love so many years ago. I have found that the epic rescuing story of Jesus is far more relevant to you and I than we give it credit.

Hells Angels and Bikers Against Child Abuse

The other night I had a dream about the Hell’s Angels. I met a young man who said, “Hey Daniel. I know you. Tell me I’m one of the Elect. Tell me I’m one of the Elect.” This word “elect” is a term Jesus used to describe those who are among the called and chosen sons of the Kingdom.

The young man had tattoos all over his body and clearly had a rough upbringing. I said, “Well, here are the Scriptures that have led me to the conclusion that I am one of the Elect.” I laid out a few of them for him.

He despondently said, “I’ve heard it all before.” He went on to explain how he had been raised and what life had been like in what seemed like the Hell’s Angels biker gang. He had to do what was asked of him to serve the gang family though in reality it was a fear based tyranny. Sure, they “had your back” against enemies but this was like surviving in prison more than actually living a free life.

It was clear that this man would need a display of love to convince him of Christ’s love and ability to save him. I chose to truly see what I could do to help him and became willing to die for him. I asked him his name and he told me his first and last name. I was able to find someone who matched the description on facebook.

The gang did not take kindly to my meddling and drugged me. Once I awoke and went home I discovered that they had broken into my home and hung coyote corpses, some very rotting throughout my home as a warning.

The next day after the dream I made contact with the namesake of someone who fit the description on facebook with an encouragement. I prayed for Holy Spirit revival in the Hell’s Angels and for this young man in particular.

When I told my wife about the dream she shared a beautiful example of how Biker gangs fit perfectly in the Kingdom and the Way of Christ as protectors of the innocent and defenders of the weak. Below is an introduction to Bikers Against Child Abuse International on Youtube:

Here is the exact video from FB she saw that she shared with me.

This is so awesome!

It did dawn on me that hell operates with this kind of fear and control and I’m sure that many evil spirits are asking the question, “Can God forgive me? Can I be one of the Elect? Can I be saved?”

I have been exploring the idea from Scripture when Jesus preached to the spirits in prison. Many of you might know I talk about this topic on my radio show and have interviewed people who have brought the message of salvation to that imprisoned in hell with tremendous success. It is entirely biblical for souls in hell to be saved and I have participated in preaching to the spirits in prison. This understanding is what is behind the practice of baptism and for the church practice of praying for those in purgatory.

What do they need? To be shown Christ’s love. We need to connect with the heart of the Father and be willing to lay down our lives for the lost. This is how the Kingdom of love and heaven advance. The frontline consists of those willing to die for their enemies. They are dying because the enemy is taking them up on their offer to die. Then the next round comes and they die as well. Slowly though, hearts are changing and the captives are being set free. Hell is being emptied one by one and Hell’s Angels are becoming sons of the Kingdom.

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Love Love Love [Official Music Video]

This months song of the month is a playful, upbeat, and romantic love song about how my wife Catherine and I met & married. Enjoy!

I am releasing this version of this song on the 23rd anniversary of when we first met and a week prior to our 19th wedding anniversary on July 7th. Catherine has been my saving grace and she is my best friend. We still spend time exhausting every thought late into the night and I love it. I love sharing my life with this gem of a human being and I mean that very sincerely.

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Lyrics

our hands touched as we sat on the grass in the park,
on that fourth of july after dark
and the fire in the sky, could not compare,
with the fire that lit up my life
you looked to me and our destiny flashed before my eyes
of how it could be, how it could be, just you and me

holding hands in the forest with our maker before us,
we took our solemn vows
for the first time i knew, that me and you
would never be apart
oh there’s someone to share every joy every care
someone to lean on and trust
and to love love love (someone to love) mmmmmm

if i could live ten thousand lives,
i’d spend every one of them with you by my side
you bring me so much joy and life
a universe opened wide

and now when our daughter keeps on asking for water
long past her time for bed
crying “papa” at midnight, i’ll help her to sleep tight
so you can rest your head
i hope that you dream of lovely things, and what our future holds
i know it is love, love, love, i know it is love

if i could live ten thousand lives,
i’d spend every one of them with you by my side
you bring me so much joy and life
a universe opened wide
you’re an endless holiday, an angel of God’s grace
you have filled my life with love love love

remember how we would talk, exhausting every thought
late into the night
you gave me, sparkling and dreams
& someone to hold thru the night… and so much love love love

Ohhhh love love love

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I Am Loved

“Surprised by hope this holy Light now dances in my soul…”

These are the opening lyrics that sprang into my mind as I was a block away from my house. “Good timing, inspiration!” The opening riff just stumbled off my fingers as I played my drop D tuned guitar and the song came together like magic.

Have you ever been surprised by hope? Has joy unspeakable and full of glory ever snuck up on you and ambushed you when you least expected?

These are healing moments when you finally and fully align with the present moment where God’s complete salvation abides. You are home in the love of the Father. You are loved by the One in whom you live and move and have your being.

“Nothing in the universe can change your love for me
Enfolded in your family, a child of the King”

I really wanted to include something in this song about being in God’s family and my wife and I were both led to read Romans 8. As we read it together in The Passion Translation, the phrase “enfolded in the family” jumped out.

“That’s it!” I exclaimed.

Originally I had written Nothing in the universe can take your love from me. Papa corrected me and said, “No, say ‘change’ instead of ‘take’. That’s what I want to say to my kids.

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Lyrics:

Surprised by hope this holy Light now dances in my soul
You reached out when I was caught, in an undertow
You pulled me up to where you are, so I will always know
I am loved, I am loved

You carried me when I was weak, I could not help myself
You promised me you’d never leave, even in my hell
When I lose sight of who you are, you’re always here to tell me
I’m loved, I am loved

Nothing in the universe can change your love for me
Enfolded in your family, a child of the King (2x)
I am, I am, I am loved

You began a beautiful work inside of me
So I will lean upon your Grace until it is complete
A new creation I am made, I’m choosing to believe
I am loved, I am loved

Nothing in the universe can change your love for me
Enfolded in your family, a child of the King (2x)
I am, I am, I am loved

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You Make All Things New!

“Look, I am making everything new!”

Jesus (Rev. 21:5)

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After a long season of darkness and cold, the days start to warm and the light lasts longer, things begin to grow and the world is full of new life again.  In this season of trial now more than ever we need hope.  Hope that God is on the job and that all His promises are Yes and Amen. 

As we recorded this song for you this month, we sang it as both a cry and a declaration.  He will make all things new and bring light to all that is dark.  He will refresh us with His presence and we will rise as sons and daughters of the King of Kings.

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Lyrics:

You make all things new, You make all things new
Like the dawn breaking after the night
You make all things new, You make all things new
We are drawn to your beauty and light
To your love

We are made a new creation, as we receive your salvation
You’ve come down, and live now in us
Now One with our Creator, partakers of your Nature
You conform us to your Son
In your love

Just like the wildflowers springing from the desert
When the latter rains fall to the earth
Your sons and your daughters will rise with love’s power
When your presence drenches your church
With your love
With your love

We are made a new creation…

You make all things new…

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Home Music Video

Spending a lot of extra time at home right now?  We are too, so we made this music video for you!  We love how this song turned out!  We would love to hear your thoughts.  Leave us a comment, like, and share our posts and this video.  

We already released the audio but if you haven’t heard it before or want to enjoy this song again, give it a listen!

Thanks for listening,

Daniel & Catherine 


LYRICS: 

Hide away from the darkness
Hide away from the pain
Try to escape all that’s heartless,
But it seems a waiting game

I’ve been running for a while now
I’ve been running on my own
Heart’s been aching for a while now
Ever since I left home

CHORUS:

So I’m coming home,
I’m coming home
I’m longing for belonging
I’m longing for a home

I’m a mixed juxtaposition
A puzzle piece out of place
And I don’t have a recognition
of where I fit into this space

I can’t check any of your boxes
Don’t want the ditch on either side
My heart feels full of paradoxes
But I’m okay with this collide

(CHORUS)

In the heart of my Father
I am complete
I have no need to wander
For I have found Peace

In the heart of my Father (x4)

In the heart of my Father
I have found homecreditsreleased March 1, 2020
Emma, Daniel & Catherine Lovett

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