Erik Swanson Martin was blessed to grow up in a Christian home and to later study church music under Clayton Erb and Paul Plew. While at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA, (B.Mus., Church Music) I studied music, history, and biblical studies. I also studied theology at The Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY and served vocationally as a worship pastor for three years in Grand Rapids, Michigan before that door of ministry was violently closed. Erik has two wonderful children, Jewell Elise and Creed Isaiah, now works for a bank, and serves as a volunteer worship leader at New City Church in Grand Rapids, MI.
Through this blog, we seek to learn holiness and to walk as faithful slaves of Christ through encouraging quotes, Christian poems/songs, and by highlighting thought-provoking posts. This website serves as my personal archive and hopefully it will be of benefit to you too.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.”
I am not what I ought to be,
I am not what I wish to be,
I am not what I hope to be,
But by the cross of Christ,
I am not what I was.