A Poem for my Bride

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Me with my soul-mate. Happy Anniversary to us!

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 First Glance

At first glance, I didn’t see it.
I noticed you, but I didn’t see
that you were looking back.
I saw your beauty and I immediately
felt completely out of my league.

We loved each other as friends first.
We cared for one another,
and cheered each other on.
We enjoyed being together,
but we knew it could be better,
so we took the chance
and now, here we are.

After all these years,
I still can say
“I love you now more than ever before.”
1 + 1 + 1 is 3: God, You, and me.
That is how it will always be.

I’ve spent half my life by your side,
and I look forward to the other half
as we grow, even more in love, together.

I love you. ALWAYS.

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Sunday Songs, Volume Two

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“Sunday Songs”, released in January, 2017

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 sang and recorded for my own enjoyment, only intended for private use with no plans for release. But then, while putting together a fund-raising campaign for an upcoming medical mission trip to Malawi with my daughter, Hayley, we decided to release it with all the profits from it going toward our trip.

Well, the response to the album was HUGE! The CD was a success in fund-raising for our trip, and also people just loved hearing these old hymns again.

Now here we are in 2018 with another trip to Malawi coming up in June. What better way to raise more funds than with more music? Due to the overwhelming response to Sunday SongsI now present to you Sunday Songs, Volume Two

 

Like the first “Sunday Songs” album, this release is made up of 15 tracks, all traditional hymns performed completely a cappella. Some of the songs were “arranged” in parts, but most are done in straight 4 or 5-part harmony.

The album is available in both physical CD and download formats, and all the profits will be going to fund our upcoming mission trip to Malawi  in June.

If you’d like to hear it, you can listen to the new album right here:

By the way, if you never got a copy of the first Sunday Songs album, it’s still available right HERE!

For more information about our medical mission trip to Blessings Hospital in Lumbadzi, Malawi, you can learn more by visiting the website for the Chikondi Health Foundation:

ChikondiHealth.org

As always, I want to know what you think! Are there any old hymns that you would like to hear on an upcoming release? Please comment below, and share the music with your friends on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Enjoy!

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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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Recording Dad

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I don’t know why it’s taken me two years to write this post, but here we go… Just a little over two years ago, I had an opportunity to do something as a recording studio operator/ producer that a lot … Continue reading

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Why?

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My heart and my prayers go out right now to the families of those killed in the shooting massacre in Las Vegas over this past weekend. As I watch the news and listen to all the commentary, I keep hearing … Continue reading

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Who We Really Are

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“Every man is somebody because he is a child of God.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. Politics, race, gender, age, nationality, worldview, opinions, etc… blah, blah, BLAH! There are so many things that separate us from each other, and it seems … Continue reading

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