Every year, I get a study break.Every year, I try to take a bit of it.This year, I'm doing it right.(Here is a little glimpse of last year's break...)I'm taking the entire break in one big clump, as encouraged by my boss (who had a terrific, extended study break during his sabbatical last summer). After … Continue reading Study Break 2013
I've read three books recently that I think you should read.First, there was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I grabbed this on a whim, after receiving a nice iTunes gift card for Christmas. I bought a bit of music (Joni Mitchell's Hejira album, which I know by heart but only own as an record) and then … Continue reading Books I Think You Should Read
"Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes..."To quote David Bowie.I've been on staff at PCC as the primary worship leader ever since I've started here, seven years ago. The church has grown, our team of musicians has grown.And I've grown. Sideways, sometimes. But that counts, too. I've probably learned as much from my failures and mistakes as I have from things … Continue reading Changes
I was driving home this afternoon, and I had this thought:I'm really humble.No, really.Isn't that crazy? I mean, what kind of person calls themselves humble and is, in fact, humble? Isn't that a big, fat oxymoron?I remember being in a conversation once - for the life of me, I can't remember who, but that's par for … Continue reading Advice To Worship Leaders
My husband has been gone most of the past two weeks, out of town to take care of a family medical emergency. All is well, and he is due home shortly.It's been an interesting time.We are newly married, only about 2 1/2 years, and after 40+ years of life for me, 30 months seems like … Continue reading What Kind Of Wife?
When she touches me, amazing things happen.Got your attention, I suppose. In preparation for my marriage to Tony a few years ago, we each read The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Great, accurate concepts about communication; if you have relationships at all (which should be just about everybody, right?), you should read this book - … Continue reading When She Touches Me, Amazing Things Happen
"The musical style of Eric Johnson...features electric rock instrumentation, blues influences, great musicianship, mild rhythmic syncopation and demanding instrumental part writing."That's how Pandora describes the music currently filling my ears (and those of any patrons of our music store, since I'm minding the counter this evening. And blogging. It's a slow night...) Last weekend I … Continue reading Hear. See. Notice. Eric Johnson.
It's been a while, but I used to love to ride a see-saw. Remember what that feels like? The sensation of flying, propelled by leveraged force from somebody on the other end of the board. Something in my soul has a strikingly clear recollection of legs dangling, suspended, at the mercy of the one whose … Continue reading Just A Guy On A Board
At rehearsal last night, we ran through a song that just didn't work. So we tried it again. I still didn't think it worked.This thought was confirmed when the sound engineer pantomimed sticking his head in a noose to end his misery.We ditched the song. I thought for a minute...waited for inspiration...only once since I've … Continue reading Spontaneous Combustion
Been there, done that.But some things are worth doing again. And again. And again. Because every morning brings a new day, and we need all the reminding we can get.http://manage.infinovation.com/assets/player.swf?a=ogHxrXBWR5bCa2AuKR3pdm3z9&v=1