For the last 13 years, Kathy and I have been members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA), and over the years we have taken on the honor and responsibility of leading the rally participants in praise and worship. This year's rally was at Sky Lodge Christian Camp in Montello, Wi July 6, 7, and 8. Some folks stayed in tents, some in RVs, some in pop-up campers pulled behind their bikes, and some in the cabins provided by the camp. The camp also allows you to purchase a meal plan if you choose. Over the weekend we gather four times for organized worship; Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday night, and Sunday morning. Although worship is a big part of what CMAers do at the rally, it's a time of fellowship and fun, as well. Each of the four gatherings is different. Friday night we had a talent show with talented singers and hilarious skits. Saturday morning we paid tribute to Wisconsin CMAers who have gone on to be with the Lord, chartered a new chapter, and honored those individuals and chapters working with Run for the Son. (If you are curious about RFS here is a link: http://www.cmausa.org/run-for-the-son/) Saturday night and Sunday morning we heard a message from our North Central Region's National Evangelist, Jay Wilber.
Other things to do at the rally include
- Buy Goodies--Goodies are CMA products; including patches, clothing, and ministry materials from tracts to our pocket-sized "Hope for the Highway"--the four Gospels, Psalms, and Proverbs.
- Organized rides
- Silent auctions
- Door prizes
- Ice cream social
- Family portraits
- Bike games
- Outdoor movie
- Strawberry Shortcake night
- Just hanging out with others from around the state that we don't get to see too often.
Here's a video with some of the highlights of the rally.
Now that we are finished with Joyce Groom's CD, Songs From the Heart, it's time for our next musical endeavor. We started re-mixing our first CD, Crossroads, a couple of months ago. When we made the CD, we did not know enough to realize that we didn't know what we were doing. Now that we have a lot more recording experience, there are times we listen to this CD and wince a bit, knowing that it could have been done better. Here's another song from our Crossroads CD. We have re-sung some of the pitchy parts, and added an extra harmony part. We often refer to There's Power in the Blood as the Gospel on rocket fuel.
Click here to give it a listen and let us know what you think. Your opinions and comments are always appreciated.
We are hoping to re-release this CD sometime in early August. When we do, the entire album download will be available for the rest of the month for just $2.00. More on that later.