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Operation DVD - October 4, 2006

We are sending 100 CD's to Operation DVD which is a site that collects new or used DVD's and CD's to send to our troops in Iraq and Afhganistan. The website is located at http://www.operationdvd.us/.

Live 365 Internet Radio - September 29, 2006

Some of the songs on the album are being played by an internet station out of Seattle. You can listen to Christian songs from unknown Indie groups like ours and rate them. The more fans that rate a song, the more the station plays it. You can find the site at http://www.live365.com/stations/christianoriginals. Check the station out and vote.

10,000 hits this month - September 27, 2006

We finally broke the 10,000 hits a month to the website from 80 different countries. Thanks to all of you for checking out the website.

List of Country's visiting our website. - September 9, 2006

I have been asked a few times in the past month for a list of the different country's that have been visiting our website each month, so here goes. Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Seyelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Netherlands, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Vietnam. Seventy One country's so far. Cool huh? And each month seems to bring one or two new country's. Thanks to all of you for visiting the site each month.

Festival of the Tents. - September 7, 2006

Debbie and I attended the Festival of the Tents in Brownsville, Oregon this past labor day weekend. Unfortunately, I was the only member of The New Dawn in attendance, so we didn't play the album for those gathered there. We had a really great time visiting with others gathered there for the weekend, around the campfires and in the main worship tent. A local Christian musician, Margaret Plumb, led the worship team that played for all of the services. Great music. I was able to trade our CD for her new CD called "Winds". Another local muscian, Liana Bumstead, played some songs from her new CD "Things that rust" on Sunday. She is a member of our sister church in Sheridan called Open Doors. Sounded great. This festival is held every labor day in Brownsville, so if you are ever in the neighborhood, be sure to make an effort to come. I am hoping that several members of our group will be there next year so we can play a little.

IP map software. - July 10, 2006

The IP map software doesn't seem to be working that great. It is supposed to put a marker on the country that you surfed in from. We have been visited by 58 different countries the last couple of months, so hopefully, some markers should start showing up.

The group has just put up a page at MySpace. - May 12, 2006

We just put up a page at MySpace.com. It a great place to meet fans of music and other groups. Should be fun. It's at www.myspace.com/myspacecomthenewdawn. Stop by and check it out.

Album at several more digital download sites. - May 4, 2006

The album has arrived at MOD Systems, MusicNet, MusicIsHere, and MusicNow. But it could be up to three months before it is put into their system and ready for downloading.

Digital Downloads Ready - April 26, 2006

The album has finally made it to the Apple iTunes digital download website. You can find the link to it on the albums page.

Free Album Giveaway - April 21, 2006

After looking at the website statistics, it seems that several hundred people view the guestbook page each month, but only a small handfull sign it. So, to encourage you to sign the guestbook and to leave a comment, I will randomly each month grab a name off of the guestbook, and notify you by e-mail that you have won a free album. To claim it, e-mail me your mailing address and I will mail you your free album.

More country's hitting the site. - March 28, 2006

Some new country's to add to the list of those stopping by the website. Greece, Uruguay, Moldova, Brenai, Switzerland, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, and the Phillippines. I have been getting quite a geography lesson.

Website Hits - March 18, 2006

We have been getting some hits on the website from all over the world. Places like Bulgaria, The NetherLands, Belgium, Italy, Andorra, Seychelles, Chile, Brazil, Russia, Germany, Finland, Japan, Canada, and Taiwan. Now, if I could just figure out how to get them to sign the Guestbook before they leave the site.......

Digital Downloads - March 14, 2006

The album has made it to Apple Tunes and Verizon Wireless so far, but it can take up to two months before it shows up in their system. There are about 20 other digital sites that it will be going to in the next month or so, and then the up to two month wait for it to show up in their system. It's a slow go, but we are getting there.

The Body - February 22, 2006

I have been asked many times what I mean by this in a certain song or what I mean by that in a certain song, so I thought I would try to answer some of the questions and post them here on the website blog page. One that pops up quite a bit is a line from the second verse of The Body. But, rather than explaining the one line, I will explain what I was trying to say in the song. If you believe in Jesus Christ, that He is the Son of God, that He sacrificed His life for the forgiveness of our sins, that He is our Savior, our Redeemer, our Lord, then I think that it would be safe to say that you are a Christian. As such, you are a part of the earthly body of Christ. In the beginning, we were just Christians, followers of our Lord, but somewhere along the way, people disagreed about this or that, and split from the body to start their own Christian "Religion". From the beginning until the present day, this has happened over and over again. Each time the body splits, a new Religion begins. I believe that this weakens the body. I look forward to the day that the body reunites, when we can throw away all the "Religion" tags and become just Christians again. But I don't believe that that will happen until our Lord comes again. In the mean time, I believe that it is every Christian's duty to keep in touch, to encourage, and maintain a working relationship with other parts of the body. But, some Religions believe that they are the true body, the only church that our Lord recognizes, and they believe that all other Christian's that don't belong to their church and "Religion" are all misguided and wrong. This is not only very arrogant and egotistical, but untrue. As I said at the start, if you believe and have faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, then you are a Christian and a part of the body of Christ, regardless of the religious tag associated with your church. I also feel that it is the duty and responsibility of the leaders of the different Christian denominations to work towards the unification of the body by talking and working with other leaders of different denominations and encouraging their members to do the same, since we are all a part of the same body. If they instead encourage the separation of their members from the rest of the body because they really bellieve that they are the true body of Christ, then they should begin reading the Bible again, and pray for enlightenment. If it's because they are afraid of losing their position or power, then they are nothing more than a modern day Pharisee.
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