Congress: Change is Not a Done Deal

Yesterday, the United States experienced a change in leadership, as a number of seats in the Senate and House of Representatives were gained by the Republican party, giving them control of the Congress. The election is seen by many as a mandate for the country to change directions, countering the leadership of Obama.

So, will the country change directions?

Maybe. But it’s not a done deal.

I think that this country has made huge mistakes in the past couple of Presidential elections, to be sure. But electing a conservative President in 2016 will not necessarily fix it all. I’m dubious that any one person in power is the answer to a country’s woes.

Same holds true for Congress. It is entirely possible that the shift in power will lead to a 180-degree turn for the US. And yet, as I said, it’s not a done deal.

Ultimately, through the President, the current Congress, the courts, and the media, this nation continues to reject God at every turn. Only one of those variables changed last night. And who knows what course the new Congress will take? Will it roll back abortion? Embrace true marriage? Recognize and support Israel? Protect speech and religion? Steward our resources?

We’ll see. Don’t stop praying.

“My hope is built on nothing less…”

Guitar Player or Guitarist? Piano Player or Pianist?

“ist.”

Three little words. But I believe they have lots of meaning.

Well, they do for me. Continue reading “Guitar Player or Guitarist? Piano Player or Pianist?”

Coding – a Journey to Somewhere

codingMy journey into coding has begun anew. Continue reading “Coding – a Journey to Somewhere”

The Day the Nexus Died – Coding?

7In my last post, I lamented the passing of my Nexus 7, my discouragement with my techie lameness, and the lack of time to fix either.

I have been tossing around the idea of learning to code for a while now. I even began some CSS lessons on Codecademy a while back, but other things took precedent.

I feel like it’s time to dive back in. Continue reading “The Day the Nexus Died – Coding?”

The Day the Nexus Died

7So my Nexus died.

I have referenced that tablet in other posts. How I loved that thing. How it suits my content consumption (and some creation) needs to a T. Well, that ceases to be the case when it seizes up after 18 months. #Google #fail Continue reading “The Day the Nexus Died”

Learning Licks vs. Chord Progressions

acoustic closeupKey of G. I – IV – V – vi – IV – V – I.

If you play acoustic guitar in most youth praise bands in churches today, every song with the above chord progression will sound EXACTLY the same.

Well, sorta. Continue reading “Learning Licks vs. Chord Progressions”

Gungor, Middle School Choir, and The Greatest American Hero

When I taught middle school choir, there were times that I had my students sing music from other cultures and religions. I stressed the fact that, in some instances, a musician is an actor. I told them that, when they sing about God, they don’t have to believe in Him.

But the audience needs to believe they do. Continue reading “Gungor, Middle School Choir, and The Greatest American Hero”

Getting Reacquainted This Morning

It’s been a while since I’ve spent time on a keyboard that doesn’t plug in.

My Coffee Cup

My cup.

I liked it when it was brand new, and the logo was pristine.

I think I like it better now that the logo is worn. Weathered. Showing its age.

Not sure how I’ll feel when the logo is gone for good. We’ll see.

What Should I Write?

I have been writing #NoCamo for quite some time now. And though I primarily write for my own enjoyment and invite you to read along, I would like to ask…

What would you like to read on #NoCamo?

That’s right. It’s the opportunity for you, loyal reader, to request topics or to ask a question. So fire away on my Contact page

Thanks in advance!