Jeromy Darling is a distinctly kind and likeable guy. He is incredibly musical, yet genuinely meek and down-to-earth. He is abundantly kind to each person he meets and carries with him a joyful disposition, whatever the situation. I attribute these and other meaningful facets of his person to the life of Jesus Christ in him.
Jeromy is not perfect, but Jesus is perfect. (more…)
I first met Dirk about three years ago as I attended a student group meeting on the University of Minnesota campus. Dirk was one of the leaders with the Rock church, and he was immediately kind and eager to encourage. He frequently stopped me to offer kind words and his support with whatever endeavor or goal I was pursuing, especially in the area of music. I saw him somewhat frequently from then on, and I got to witness the joy of his family at different gatherings, but I did not take much initiative to talk to him beyond general “hellos.”
“I will be the death of me.” This phrase echoed in my head for days. It came first in the midst of my pondering music to prepare for a house-concert that my roommates and I were hosting. I was seeking inspiration to write a “call and response” type song, one reminiscent of an of old spiritual. I wanted to find a specific “response” that would answer each of my “calls.”