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But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:7-14 KJV

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The Creation Story CD Front

"A Time That's Called The End" by Rick Shorter

From the album, “The Creation Story”

The first song Rick wrote after his show business career — 10 years later. (He said he had to get the show business & rock out of his mind first!)

16: Rick - After Christ

Ron Halvorsen Sr. Interview (Part 1)

Baptized Rick and Gwen in 1970

Ron Halvorsen Sr. is interviewed by C.A. Murray and Jim Gilley. Ron gives a brief mention about Rick and Gwen at 56:30.

Born May 1, 1934, the son of a layman who used to be a jazz guitarist, Rick Shorter came from a Christian background. By the time he was ten years old, he was singing professionally at gospel camps. He also had his own local radio show while still at junior high school. His cousin is jazz saxophonist, Wayne Shorter, founding member of the group Weather Report.

Rick Shorter was a song-writer, music producer, and author. During the 1960s when he was most active, he produced and arranged for a multitude of artists. They include Ciska Peters, Big Dee Irwin, and Galt MacDermot. His compositions have been covered by Ola & the Janglers, The Five Tornados, Johnny And The Hurricanes, The Liverbirds, The Esquires, Gene Pitney and Burl Ives. He also composed, arranged, and produced “If I Call You By Some Name” which was a hit for The Paupers.

By 1973, Shorter returned back to his childhood faith and left his career in popular music. Both he and his wife Gwen subsequently became very actively involved in evangelism, the health ministry, and publishing work until he suffered a Basilar Artery Stroke in August 2017, and passed away on September 1, 2017.

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Sung by David and Marian Lewis

Video produced by David Lewis | Living Water Productions

David Lewis was the lead singer/guitarist for the 1980s, and 1990s R&B, POP supergroup Atlantic Starr. He left the band in 1994 to return to his Christian roots. Wikipedia


Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of
our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Jude 21 KJV

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you
faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, Jude 24 KJV

To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty,
dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. Jude 25 KJV