I’ve had so many questions
from people about why I do what I do and how I came to do it
I thought I would just take the time now and tell you how
and why I started One True North.
You should know from the
start that this was not easy for me. Starting a new band was
the furthest thing from my mind. I had a good job and I also
played rock & roll in many of the night clubs around
Columbus. You may have seen me in those days. I really
enjoyed what I did. But things were about to change.
One day I came home from
work and turned on the news:
It was the Columbine High School tragedy and just as I
turned it on the newscaster said, “He had a gun to a
girl’s head and asked her if she was a Christian. She
replied, “Yes I am.“ and he pulled the trigger.
At that moment I became
sick. My own two children were the same age as this girl. I
wondered what direction they were heading. Was I leading
them or just watching them grow?
I knew enough about the
Bible to know that Peter walked with Jesus before then
denying him three times, yet this little fourteen- year-old
said “YES, I AM” with a gun to her head. I wanted
to know more about the God she believed in. That was the
start of my journey.
If you don’t think it’s
possible to add power to her testimony and sacrifice, then
just consider what was written on her back-pack that lay
just a few feet from her dead body: “I WANT MY LIFE TO
MAKE A DIFFERENCE.”
I had to stop and think
about the dirrection of my life and whether it was making a
difference… What was I doing with my talents, my
construction business, and my life? Was I just consuming
resources? Taking in everything for me? Whose world is this
anyway? And what about the example I was showing my
children. It was time for a change. It was time to accept
and build a relationship with God.
We chose our name, One
True North, because The name in itself, talks about
direction and the music is about where that direction comes
from. You’re never lost if you know your One True North. We
share some amazing stories and messages while we play. If
your group or church would like us to share the music or
message, just let us know.
Not only can this little
girl’s life make a difference, not only can my life make a
difference but YOURS CAN, TOO! Use the gifts God has given
you to improve this world and the people around you – you
never know where it might lead.
Do you think this little
girl really died? Maybe in the flesh but not in the Spirit.