I was just reading through some of your stories, and I stumbled across your Christianity and Salsa section.
I have to say, that after reading through your words – every one of them resonated with me in every way. Thank you!
I wanted to open up and let you know that Salsa cured the following for me:
- I used to smoke – now clubs don’t allow smoking, and that is where I spend most of my time, so now I quit smoking.
- I used to drink – but it inhibited my dancing and spins, and my friends started complaining about my lead, so I quit drinking.
- I was addicted to porn – but I started spending so much time at Salsa clubs, I would come home trashed and had zero energy to spend time on the Internet – no more interest. (the real thing is FAR better).
I’ve noticed that you mention God quite a few times and some Church activity, so I have a question for you:
I am 18, an active member at my Church, AWANA leader, Sunday school teacher, a helper in the youth group, and the list goes on.
My situation is, is that I have gotten a lot of negative feed back because if my love of dance. Along with a couple other persons, I was kicked out of a temporary singing group because one of the rules was absolutely no dancing. Something very impossible for me.
I do use my talents of dancing for God. I have done a lot of dance interpretation for church and related activities. But I also have a great passion for dancing, most importantly for Salsa. I feel great when I dance, I feel happy, I have even started to lose weight since I started to take Salsa lessons. (more…)
Why I Salsa.
By Black Belt Salsa Instructor, and Born-Again Christian, Carlos Colon
[2Chor 4:6]â€œGod, who first ordered light to shine in the darkness, has now flooded our hearts with His light. We can now give all men the knowledge of the glory of God as we see it in the face of Christ. [Col 1:28]So, naturally, we proclaim Christ. [1Thess 2:4]We speak under the solemn sense that we have been entrusted by God with the gospel, [Rom 1:16] for we are not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of salvation for those who believe. For non-believers, [Rom 10:14-15] how can they call on one in whom they have not believed? How can they believe in one of whom they have not heard? How can they hear unless someone proclaims Him? (more…)
Hi Edie, I’ve just recently logged on to your website and just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy it. It takes a special kind of person to open up their life for everyone else to read and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate that kind of commitment.
I’ve spent five years of my life engaged to a man who refused to dance with me because he’d mistaken my smiling on the dance floor for laughing at his dancing. I’ve been single for two years now and I’ve pledged to myself that my soul mate would have the (more…)