Just Back

Hey ya’ll…I’m just back from St Louis.  It was an incredible trip…I was actually overwhelmed to be honest.  Pastor Don invited me to be part of some pretty significant moments in his flock.  Some of it was heartbreaking and further evidence that we are in a battle.  I continue to pray for all those we prayed for and hope that you can all find strength in our Lord. I’m reminded of Romans 8:28; ” And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. ”  Sometimes, it’s hard to believe what God says to us.  How many of us have been disappointed by promises made and broken?  Somehow through years of heartbreak, words begin to lose their meaning.  Or even worse, the words that remain in our minds are the destructive ones that take life and hope from us; rather than the life giving words of God.  I heard something referring to the average attention span of an adult.  It varies from 7-90 minutes!  Depending on the topic at hand.  At the bare minimum, a little longer than it takes to bake a potato.  At it’s peak, the length of a full length movie.   For today, can we ask God for the ability to believe His words through the darkness of our circumstances, for seven minutes ?   Maybe that 7 minutes can grow to 14, 21  and beyond that for today.  May we find comfort in the arms of our Savior.peace-a   

just a note

Hi guys, just wanted to post a little note and put a song up.  I’m headed down to St Louis to see some old friends.  Church of God at Baden is a great church.  They’re really active in their neighborhood providing free meals, clothes, fellowship and the love of God.   I’m thinking I’ll be playing at their coffeehouse Sat night, then leading worship Sunday morning, but you’ll have to call them for times…see you later…

Time Flies

I can’t believe it’s been two years since I posted to this site.  In my mind, I guess I was thinking a year tops, but time really does fly.  Trials come and go, you get a taste of balance as you swing from one side to the other, and the wheel just keeps turning.  My kids are 21, almost 18 and 10.   Tim and I have been married for almost 14 years and I’ve been here at JPUSA for almost 16 years now.   I stand amazed at what God has done and is doing in my life.  Some of it has been incredibly painful to say the least, but I can see His hand in it all.  That’s a miracle in and of itself; the angry, skeptical one inside can see God and not blame Him for the pain in my life that always seems to cause the most growth.  I’m so excited for this part of the journey.  Musically, I’m on my own again.  I’ll be posting some things up as we get them mixed.  I hope you like them, but more importantly, I hope you can hear God’s voice in them and have a sense of His healing hand.    Talk to you soon..