Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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Location: Pennsylvania, United States

I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

"Nothing Says Christmas Like a Hammer Dulcimer"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing says Christmas like a black toy poodle wearing a sweater... and a hammer dulcimer!

Sounds great!

-Pat V

December 22, 2012 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Betsy said...

That was beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

December 24, 2012 7:16 AM  
Blogger Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

Pat V: with woodstove for heat, it gets pretty cold, even for the dog!

December 24, 2012 8:39 AM  
Blogger Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

Betsy; thanks for listening, God bless your Christmass.

December 24, 2012 8:39 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Hey Russ,
Nice playing! I'm wondering: is that a photo of Rich Mullins tucked into the strings? Was he instrumental in your conversion? He was in mine.
Phil Toman

December 24, 2012 10:58 AM  
Anonymous russ said...

Yes it is Phil! As a matter of fact, I ask for his intercession whenever I do a concert since I always open my shows with a hammer dulcimer piece. It's a long story but he was indirectly related to my conversion, though he may have directly prayed me back. His choice to live simply with fransiscan principles was very appealing to me though I didn't realize at the time how Catholic he was rapidly coming before his death. If you go to my blog roll on the left you will see a site for the spirituality of rich Mullins. Check it out. I would love to hear your story of his influence on your conversion and with your permission, perhaps publish it on this site or the Rich Mullins site. God bless and Merry Christmas!!!

December 24, 2012 11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a few dogs running around in sweaters too. Haven't been able to get them to wear any pants though.

December 24, 2012 2:25 PM  

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