Brandon Day- Vocals, Guitar
Wes Lauterbach- Guitar, Vocals
Trey Mulvey- Bass, Vocals
Zane Frye- Drums
HOMETOWN: Fayetteville, NC
And By Love is made up of young men who have an everlasting love for music. Brandon Day (Vocals, Guitar), Trey Mulvey (Bass), Wes Lauterbach (Guitar, Vocals), Zane Frye (Drums) had all been in other bands before, but realized something wasn’t right.
“It’s by the Love of God that we are able to live the lives that we live. It’s a miracle that we have the talent to create music that can leave an impact on peoples lives. So to us, And By Love is more than just a name,” says Mulvey.
Although And By Love has only been a band since January 2010, the release of their debut EP “Patience” has been highly anticipated throughout the region. “Patience” is an EP with obvious hard work and heart put into each of the six songs. Hoping to catch the ear of every listener these boys come across, the band will be hitting the road this summer, staying busy playing shows throughout the Southeast. Its with love this band has made it here and its “And By Love” that God will show the world that these boys aren’t stopping anytime soon.
And by Love is currently in the studio working on their new album that will be released in the early part of 2011, this album is something that was been a major part of the boys lives since they finished touring this summer, “we have put in a lot of new and unique ideas on the new record, stuff way out of our comfort zones” says Wes. The new album will be a 6 song EP with a kinda harder,and different sound.
So be sure to keep up with us, come to shows, and just be our friends!
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears our burden, the God who is our salvation.” (Psalm 68:19 NIV1984)
A skit was performed at my grandmother’s church on Good Friday that deeply impacted me.
After the pastor’s message, two well known ladies In the church seated themselves next to the pulpit, at a small table with coffee mugs in their hands, and packs on their backs.
Their talk went something like this:
“Oh, I was so hoping that my husband and I would be able to go up to Canada for our vacation this year, but with the economy the way it is, I just don’t think it’s possible.”
“That’s too bad.”
“Yeah, and I really need it this year. Everything is just so stressful.”
“Yeah, I mean, look at the world, it’s so unbelievably messed up! There’s so much wrong with our world!”
As the ladies continued their conversation, a large rock was being added to the packs on their backs every time they worried about the stuff in their lives. When they tried to stand up, they couldn’t because they were being weighed down.
They had to do something, so they prayed. Lo and behold, as they prayed, their burdens were removed and they once more felt alive, light and refreshed.
As I watched, I felt like a bullet had just hit me between the eyes. I had what could be described as an epiphany. I felt like I finally got it.
God doesn’t promise that our lives will be easy or painless, however, they will be easier and less painful if we allow him to take our burdens.
And when we do so, we will feel lighter and be better equipped to follow Him, unburdened by the unnecessary things of this world.
Shannon Meiers is a 16 year old home-schooled sophomore in high-school. Shes an aspiring writer, and is currently working with the special needs ministries at her church. Shannon, or Shan as her friends know her, is constantly learning… (read more…)
Can You Believe a Teenager Did This?
Ray ‘ Bubba Sorensen
There is a huge rock near a gravel pit on Hwy. 25 in rural Iowa. For generations, kids have painted slogans, names, and obscenities on this rock, changing its character many times. A few months back, the rock received its latest paint job, and since then it has been left completely undisturbed.
It ‘ s quite an impressive sight. Check out the multiple photos (all angles) of the rock.
The flag is not draped over the rock….it’s painted. What an awesome job.
Making a difference is easy. You simply have to step out on faith and follow the path set before you. Use your talents, your passions and trust them to the Father who blessed you.
Ray was 19 years old when he was inspired by the movie Saving Private Ryan and in an effort to make a change and honor our soldiers, he took on “The Rock.” Pictures change from year to year on the rock but twelve years later the effort still prevails.
Visit Ray’s site at http://www.thefreedomrock.com/