Today I’m going to do something a little different. This past weekend I had a chance to dig deep into some past mistakes that I had held onto and I had exiled into the dark corners of my mind. They didn’t creep up often and I had built a wall in front of them, but they … More Monday Music No.23 – When You Don’t Feel Beautiful
Have you ever “played games” emotionally in a relationship? You know those weird, immature, frustrating things people do to each other… i.e. not telling the whole truth, making the other guess what you’re thinking, saying “whatever” but meaning something else, flirtatious smiles and then nothing attached or the worst : silent treatment. I’m sure there’s more … More Monday Music No.22 – Her Love Changed Me.
This has been a crazy few weeks of travel and there’s still more to come! I wanted to quickly share a song that hooked me into Christian Rock Music many years ago. When I was in junior high and high school in the 90s, there wasn’t a whole lot of solid Christian rock/worship music like … More Monday Music No.21 – Angel High-Fives
Our water filter was empty the other day, so I poured my son some water from the tap. He said, “This tastes like the swimming pool.” After a quick sip, I realized he was right. Our Cypress, TX water has a lot of chlorine in it. Way more than should be necessary. I had forgotten, … More Monday Music No. 20 – Ugh. City Water…
Do you ever feel like life is just changing way too fast? Your plans seem to blow up daily and all of the secure things around you, well, aren’t secure? That’s the way I felt at the beginning of my junior year of college. The longest relationship of my life (up to that point) had … More Monday Music No.19 – Sweet 75
Today and next Monday will be original songs and a little story behind the song. This week is a song co-written with my neighbor, Desiré Pierce. She wrote the majority of the lyrics and I filled in the rest. Our apartment building, and other friends, gather weekly to worship and pray together in the … More Monday Music No.18 – I just want more.
Have you ever been in that situation where a lamp gets bumped “just enough” and you watch it all happen in slow motion? The bump. The waver. The tip to one side. Your feet frozen. Your eyes lock. Your jaw drops. Your hands reach out. Your feet don’t move. The lamp falls in super slow … More Monday Music No.17 – I just froze and watched it fall…
Sorry to leave you on that cliffhanger of a blog title, but the song I wanted to share with you this week fit too perfectly with a blog post I wrote almost 2 years ago. We were up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and my son, Will, was 3-years-old at the time. We … More Monday Music No.16 – I gripped my son’s hand…
Today we’re going back to 1999. No, not to party. It’s freshman year of college for me and my friend invited me to a student-led contemporary worship service called FISH. I didn’t like contemporary worship music. Chris Tomlin was barely getting into his stride and there wasn’t a whole lot of quality out there (in … More Monday Music No.15 – I Read the Bible and Something Crazy Happened
My mom was my fifth grade Language Arts/English teacher. She wasn’t my home room teacher, but I went to her classroom with my friends everyday for an hour or so. I have to say it was a little weird at times. Mostly it was cool, but years later, my friend in college asked me, “What … More Monday Music No. 14 – I Couldn’t Say My Mom’s Name