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Announcing new offerings!

Hi, this is David Michael Cray (Classical Guitarist/Author/Speaker) here! Also known as Crayfish!

Just announcing two very exciting things happening!

1. My special offer! My Album “Little Miracles” is now pay what you want (EVEN FREE!) on Bandcamp at the following link:

https://davidmichaelcray.bandcamp.com/

2. MY NEWLY RELEASED SPECIAL POWER PINCHER OFFERINGS LIKE T-SHIRTS, HOODIES, STICKERS, COFFEE MUGS, HATS OTHER NEAT STUFF ON MY CRAYFISH CREATIONS STORE ON ZAZZLE.COM AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:

https://bit.ly/Crayfish_CreationsZazzle

Below are some pictures of those offerings which link to the product’s pages. I hope you will get some of this neat stuff and become a power pincher and pinch off all the sadness I have of not being able to share my work with more people. 20% of all of my work goes toward charity work too, so it is also helping good causes. Enjoy! Just click on the picture of the ones you like to see their pages:

 

HAVE A VERY BLESSED DAY AND STAY SAFE! I AM PRAYING FOR EVERYONE DURING THIS TIME OF THE PANDEMIC OF COVID-19

Again here is the link to the store:

https://bit.ly/Crayfish_CreationsZazzle

 

PEACE,

DAVID MICHAEL CRAY

CLASSICAL GUITARIST/AUTHOR/SPEAKER/RECORDING ENGINEER

TEMPLES OF THE SPIRIT PRODUCTIONS

PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE A HOUSE CONCERT OR OTHER EVENT FOR LATER ON THIS YEAR. I KNOW MOST PLACES ARE CLOSED UP RIGHT NOW, BUT I AM STILL AVAILABLE FOR YOUR MUSICAL NEEDS!

EMAIL: INFO@DAVIDMICHAELCRAY.COM

It Takes a Village and a Child

Here is one of my poems called:

 

It Takes a Village and a Child

 

They say it takes a village to properly raise a child.
But it also takes a child to properly raise a village.
To reach one’s fullest potential,
fatherhood or motherhood is absolutely essential.
Not in legal paper and ink,
nor even biologically having a link.
But, rather in our heart is where it must start.
To fully have compassion for the helpless that we know,
in our hearts, we must be parents to God’s creation
and help them grow.
We must be parents to the world to learn selfless love,
by loving as though they are an extension thereof.
We need you to be our father or mother
and you need us to be your child,
just as you need us to be your parental sister or brother
while we need you as our child all the while.
So, every Mother’s Day and Father’s Day let us celebrate with love
those parents and children that help us rise above.
For we must make each other be
the catalyst for the potential we all could see.

David Michael Cray

This poem is based around an old Native American Indian saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”. The poem was written the day after Mother’s Day 2020 before being given revelation and a sign even with a non-vocal voice saying that it was fitting for it to be written on this day as we should all be pursuing after being parents to each other, thus conforming to Jesus’ image as a Father to all people who will receive that love. God even kept me from sleeping that night to make it naturally easier to write, edit, type, and post the poem with notes all on the appropriate day (After Mother’s day). He could have just worked a miracle, but why when He can make it natural as opposed to unnatural which I’ve come to learn to appreciate very much over the years. This also happened to be the day I finished my third time reading and listening through the whole Bible(Father’s day is also an appropriate day, but the message was not primarily for me except as a confirmation as I have already learned that it is true although my following it is up to God alone to judge not me). That also seemed to make this day fit properly as I believe learning from the Bible is the best way to fulfill God’s expectations and purpose for us which he recommended us to obey in order be a father, mother, brother, or sister to Jesus Himself. As He says in Mark 3:35 “Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”

It is through seeking His kingdom that He says that we are blessed. Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.”.
In this troubling time we are in, seeking God’s word and His blessing is of utmost importance. This is true especially because God says in Malachi 4-6 “Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel. 5 ‘See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 6 He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”

And in Malachi 3:8-9 “Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you ask, ‘How do we rob You?’ In tithes and offerings. 9You are cursed with a curse, yet you— the whole nation— are still robbing Me.” The blood of Christ can cleanse us from these sins, but we may still get chastised if we continue in them even as Christians. Hebrews 12:6 “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.”

I don’t wish to say that Covid-19 is a curse from God.

God is love, He does not curse, technically.

 

But, He does sometimes chastise us to teach us and if a Christian is “dead to sin” from being saved and yet is practicing sin then they will feel that as though it is uncomfortable from God’s chastisement. These days it seems from what we see that many don’t heed this word of God in reading the scriptures regularly, maybe even some Christians and very few Christians even seem to know the scriptures by heart enough to be able to remember them without reading them (so we need to read them or be reminded of them through teachings). I also admit that I have not always been diligent at this. The problem with this is not a supernatural curse it is the natural lack of the blessings that come from following God’s word. These can be immense blessings that we don’t want to miss out on.

The lack of the return of the tithe to God’s church is another thing that scripture warns of a “curse” on the land from that mistake. Whether you believe that a curse or chastisement is happening or not right now, one thing is clear from what the Bible teaches.

1.studying the scriptures and

2.giving to God’s church so that it can provide food, clothing, shelter, good teachings and other help for the poor and the needy

are two things that help a great many people.

This does too much good in the world for there to be any reason to let such a risk that comes from not doing those things to keep happening. Simply to avoid the risk of a curse, be sure to give tithes and offerings to the church and study the scriptures. But the real point is that far more good will come of those things than just avoiding a curse. In fact, in comparison the lack of natural benefits from these things would be considered a curse even without any attacks on the lands, or on the harvest, etc.

So it is not really God cursing when we don’t do these things, but us cursing ourselves and each other. And here is why we can know there can be great blessings for obeying God. God even says to test Him with the tithe (which is unusual as we are not normally supposed to test God). And He says in Malachi 3:10-11″Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this,’ says the LORD of Hosts. ‘See if I will not open the floodgates of heaven and pour out for you blessing without measure. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your land, and the vine in your field will not fail to produce fruit,’ says the LORD of Hosts.”

This is a pretty huge bonus reason for doing this!

So, like Christians like to say, “Taste and See!” Try it and enjoy the many benefits that come from these things.

 

Peace and joy are in Jesus Christ,

David Michael Cray

Classical Guitarist/Author/Speaker

Temples of the Spirit Productions

 

 

P.S. For those of the Crayfish Clan supporters I also wanted to let you know that my album is available for any price at:

https://davidmichaelcray.bandcamp.com/

 

So if you want to pinch all the sadness out of my heart about not getting to share my music with more people then go grab “Little Miracles” for any price (even free)!

Also, more cool merchandise will be available very soon!

So, keep checking back with me at:

https://davidmichaelcray.com/store 

 

God Bless!

Pay what you want for my album “Little Miracles” for a limited time!

I know during this time with the shutdown and Covid-19 happening people are struggling and having a hard time in many respects. So, I thought I would offer my album “Little Miracles” for any price with no minimum(even free if you want to). So, for a Special limited time offer! My Album “Little Miracles” is now pay what you want with no minimum payment on Bandcamp at the following link:

https://davidmichaelcray.bandcamp.com/

 

 

I hope you enjoy it! Be blessed and stay safe!

Peace, love and joy to you all!

David Michael Cray

Classical Guitarist/Author/Speaker

Temples of the Spirit Productions

 

Not a Hair on your Head will be harmed has been removed.

Due to too many misinterpretations of what I wrote and also people who agreed with it saying that there would be too many misinterpretations or that many people simply aren’t looking for any solutions that don’t involve getting rid of the virus directly, I have removed the post “Not a Hair On Your Head Will Be Harmed” in order to not have so many problems with having to respond to negative comments from people who are barely paying attention to what they read. Just to clarify, I was not saying that faith removed all problems or that not having faith always was the cause of problems or that anyone is avoiding being affected because of faith.  That would be impossible with a pandemic. We all are affected even if we aren’t infected. I just wanted people to keep standing on the promises of God so that things can work out better for them in the long run, even if it is only from rewards for having followed God through it all.  Sorry if you were led here hoping to read it. I hope you’ll check out the other things I have on my site and maybe get some free music from my Crayfish Clan email list.  I apologize for wasting your time. Love to all and my prayers are with you!

 

Sincerely,

David Michael Cray

Album is now available on CDBABY!

My new album is now available on CDBABY at their store at:

“Little Miracles” by David Michael Cray

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/davidmichaelcray

 

I hope you will check it out and let others know about it.

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/davidmichaelcray

I hope you enjoy the music!

 

This is my first release of finger-style improvisation on classical guitar. It is kind of new-age meets classical-style guitar music made up on the spot. These are 11 of 22 tracks that have come out of a five-year relationship with Moses Cone Behavioral Health Hospital through my work with The Mental Health Association of Greensboro (Be on the lookout for another album soon!). They are my first completely self-produced albums. During this time, I performed classical guitar pieces, hymns, Christmas carols (during the holidays), as well as improvised finger-style guitar pieces. I also had the privilege of telling my testimony of how God has guided me to better wellness through recovery tools and His healing and wisdom. I also let people in those groups know about the services M.H.A.G. offers. The whole experience was a very rewarding part of my work with people with mental health challenges. Music is a universal and healing language (Search: Healing frequencies regenerating DNA for more info on this). Everyone can relate to music even when they are not used to the style of music they are hearing (sometimes especially because of this). The skills and experience I gained from improvising in groups almost every week for 5 years made it possible to have two albums of improvisation that came out most miraculously in my home studio. They were recordings done in one take each and only editing out (mostly extra space) to make it flow a little better. Much of the music sounded and felt almost like God already had them written and just poured them out through my hands. None of it was rearranged. Rather, they worked almost as though they were written pieces, which I never would have thought possible normally, but with God, this is not a normal life. It can be an extraordinary life full of “Little Miracles”. Although I don’t want to diminish the effort and hard work I’ve put into learning my craft, I admit it seems there was a bit of divine intervention that seemed to guide these particular tracks. It is a true honor for me to be able to share these with you and hopefully, they provide some healing vibrations as all of these tracks use a tuning system found in studies to be a catalyst for healing and regeneration even of DNA and of helping purify water. This healing is truly a gift provided by God and revealed within science. I hope it uplifts your spirit as well!

 

Just in time for your Christmas last minute shopping!

Peace,

David Michael Cray

Album Pre-sale Today, Nov.23rd!

My Debut Album

“Little Miracles” by David Michael Cray

Pre-sale is available Friday, November 23rd, 2018 on Amazon and Itunes with one instant gratification track available and the rest will be released November 30th, 2018 in all online stores! You can click on the Amazon link below to go to the albums page:

Little Miracles by David Michael Cray at Amazon.com

 

I hope you enjoy the music!

For more info on the album, you can also go to my Music page at:

https://davidmichaelcray.com/music