Mothers Day 2022: Memories of Mom

Mom and Me. This was taken at my oldest son’s adoption in 2013.

This is a tough post to write.

Mother’s Day, starting this year, is going to be different from now on, as my mom is no longer with us here on earth.

Mom stepped into eternity just over 6 months ago (as of this writing) and although I know her pain and sickness are gone, and she’s resting in the presence of God, this past week and especially today have been pretty rough for me. I miss her so much.

That being said, I have enjoyed looking back on some of my favorite memories of mom this past week. I think her creativity and her love of art and music are just a little of what I inherited from her.

Most anybody who knows me is familiar with my love for collecting vinyl records. Several years ago, my mom gave me a box of some of her old records, and she singled out one in particular: Moussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”.

Mom’s copy of Moussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”. This record is now over 60 years old and it still plays great!

She told me about how, back when she was in college (circa: 1960), this was her favorite record. She would finish up her last class for the day, go back to her dorm room, drop the needle on this very record, lie down on her bed and just listen. This was her way of just decompressing before carrying on with the rest of her day.

She found comfort in music. Hmm… so that’s where I get it from!

Today, as we celebrate Mother’s Day, maybe you’re in the same situation, having to rely on memories because she’s gone. If so, cherish those memories. Mom may be gone, but she’s not forgotten, and I know I’ll see her again someday.

If your mom is still here, honor her today. Create new memories with her that will last a lifetime. Show her the love that she deserves.

If you are reading this and you ARE a mom, may God bless you and your family today. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

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2 Years? Are you kidding me?

This was my reaction when I pulled up this site and looked at my previous post. It’s amazing how time flies, and how much can happen in such a short time. Wow!

Standing in my happy place…

So, what have I been up to over the past two years (besides NOT blogging)? I’m glad you asked.

There have been some big “ups” and some big “downs”, most of which you will hear about later. What I do want to focus on in this post is that we have survived into 2022! Happy New Year!

As we are looking at this new year, my focus is on the future. I’m currently working on a few things in the studio, and my plans are to hopefully (and finally!) have some new music out there for you to hear real soon! In the meantime, I’ve got a ton of music already available on Bandcamp and Spotify, so stream and enjoy!

Of course, I’m also planning to stay a little more active on social media and do a lot more blogging as well, so stay tuned!

So what have you been up to? Please comment below and let me know!

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Is it already 2020? Happy New Year!

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Can you believe that 2019 is gone and we’re already in 2020? I feel like 2019 just flew by, and OH WHAT A YEAR IT WAS! 2019 was an incredibly busy year for me. Unfortunately, this blog was NOT part … Continue reading

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Being Who You’re Born to Be

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As any artist of any kind can tell you, following your heart and your soul and your muse to create something meaningful is very hard, especially when you are creating in the midst of criticism. I’ve dealt with my fair … Continue reading

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Sunday Songs, Volume Three

Although I am a fan of all music (well, almost all… with the possible exception of country music), I have a very special place in my heart for the old hymns that I grew up singing in church. In fact, … Continue reading

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Teaser for Malawi Mobile Clinic Documentary

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As you probably already know from reading my posts here, I have been blessed to be a part of multiple mission trips over the past several years to the country of Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world. … Continue reading

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A Poem for my Bride

23 years ago today, I married Meloney, the woman that God has given me to love for the rest of my life. While reflecting back on my married life, I got inspired, so here is a little something poetic: At … Continue reading

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Sunday Songs, Volume Two

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A couple of years ago, in a series of Sunday afternoon tracking and mixing sessions, I put together (almost by accident!) Sunday Songs, a CD of old traditional hymns that I grew up singing. These songs were just songs that I … Continue reading

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Big things brewing in 2018…

How far into the new year is it still appropriate to say, “Happy New Year”? I’m not sure. As of this writing, we’re almost a month in. However, since this my first post of 2018, I’ll say it anyway: Happy … Continue reading

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A Savior Is Born

On Christmas Eve, 1992, I wrote my first-ever Christmas song. It was during an extremely  productive period of my life, where God was blessing me with a new song practically every day. Because of the time of the year, my … Continue reading

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