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It's the music in me

A teen tells why it has always been a part of his life

A teen tells why it has always been a part of his life

March 17, 2009|BY JOHN MURPHY/SPECIAL TO PULSE

I was born into a family where my mother's side was gifted in music. Naturally, I began to like music, but it was only through the past few years that I have grown to love music and form my beliefs on music.

I believe that God put music on this earth as a way to praise him and bring honor to him, but I also believe music is used in other ways besides giving glory to God.

Music, to me, is more than just something to listen to or do in your spare time. Music is a part of me. I believe God wants me to do something in music.

As of right now, I plan to go to college to get a degree in music business. That way, if my music career does not take off, I can own my own studio.

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People get into arguments about whether Christian rock is really Christian music. I believe it should be determined on the words and not the music.

The electric guitar, drums, etc., are used for rock music, but the instrument itself is not bad. Saying that the electric guitar is bad is like saying that the spoon made people fat.

People took the spoon and ate the fattening foods instead of eating food that was good for them. The same thing applies to the electric guitar. You can either play bad music or good music. It's all up to the person playing the guitar.

Music is something that has helped me through the years. If I had a good day or a bad day, music has been there. I can play the guitar, and I can write a song, no matter how I feel.

My parents could die, my brothers could die, my whole family could die, everyone I know could leave me, and I could have no friends, but music will always be there for me.

God has blessed me with talents in music. I plan to use those talents to the best of my ability. I hope that God will be shown through me while I try to do his will.

I believe God has shown how he wants to use my family. We have been in music for a long time. We have used our music for God. I hope that I can learn from my family and do the best I can to honor God and them.

Music means a lot to me, and I want to do it for the rest of my life. I'm hoping to somehow help others by living my dream and then helping others fulfill their dreams.

Music is very personal to me because it is kind of like a family tradition and it is something that has helped me through everything that has happened in my life. I believe that music is a powerful thing, and we need to use it wisely.

A great guitarist (Jimi Hendrix) once said, "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the whole world will truly know peace."

John Murphy is a 10th-grader at Heritage Academy. He plans on pursing a career in music.

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