On this 3rd and final segment, which makes up the 3 part introduction, I want
to blend all three topics: 1. GOD
into the one BLOG. So here goes!!
Well here I am now, I’m 41 years old , happier than I’ve ever been in a deep
foundational sense. That foundation started to come together at 37 years old.
Changes began taking place, inside, that allowed me to move forward into
where I am now. Those changes went like this:
I started noticing a woman at my sons school. I began to try and have quick
conversations with her and also asking female friends of mine, that knew her,
to tell me about her. She also ( I found out ) had kids from a past
relationship that did not work out ( like me ). Niether of us had been married.
My attraction and interest in her began to build. ( by the way she was some-
-what elusive to try and talk to. They would last about 10 seconds and she’d
go. ) ( I started to think she must not be interested in me. ) I have a song from
my last album written about this very time; about me pursuing her. It’s called
So I decided, after some time, to write her a letter and tell her all…and I did.
Now here we are, with our 7 kids between us; married; happy and very busy.
P.S. We have a beautiful daughter, that GOD has given us, named Lily. She
is number 7 of the kids.
Then something miraculous happened! At the age of 40 it seemed GOD
decided to confirm this relationship I’d been having with him. I had begun
the “Course in Miracles” book (which I did complete). The book was Christian
orientated, which bothered me, but I decided to ignore it and go on with it. I
think this book started to prepare me, in a way, for what happened 3 months
During the Winter of 2011, as a 40 year old man: “John MacArthur”, a
Christian Pastor, came in no uncertain terms, proclaiming the word of GOD,
into my ears, through my ipod.
I’d never heard of this man. It was not planned. Nor had I ever heard a
Christian sermon in my life.
I was happily listening to community radio Jazz music before John MacArthur
came on and basically, through GOD, changed the very foundations that I
called “my life”.
I will leave it there. There is so much more to say on this but, let me say: I am
now a completely born again, devoted Christian. Totally inspired by the truth
of GOD, the Bible, love going to Church and have given all my life, my music,
my relationships into GODs sovereign hands.
Now that leads me to my much loved life of MUSIC. Words won’t do for how
much in love with music I am. Always have been, always will be.
Although my big dreams of a music career did not turn out, I must say that
I am still hoping for, and working, dedicatedly, to having a much humbler,
perhaps, music career. Providing for my kids and my wife. Working for GOD
through my music. Moving people, overall, positively.
I love SONGS so much. Love the “art of songwriting”. Love other songwriters.
…and this all brings me to right NOW… the writing of my new album, which is
the writing of 12 new songs,written about the 12 apostles, 1 song per apostle.
And so I invite you along with me in the writing process of the new album!
You can do this by keeping up with these BLOGS. I’ll be putting up home done
videos of each song, as they’re written, playing them on my acoustic guitar for
you to hear. Also, I’ll be talking about things inspiring me in my Christian
life on the BLOGS. Plus I will be sharing SONGWRITING tips with you on
Blessings to you,
Prayers to you,
Sincerely, Carl SilverRiver.