I Told Her So

   I have been trying to get my daughter, Lyddie, to watch Disney’s Robin Hood with me on Netflix for a while. She is more of a Food Network (Cutthroat Kitchen, Chopped) or Disney Channel (Kickin’ It, Girl Meets World) kind of girl.Today, I finally convinced her. She didn't think she would like it.  She … Continue reading I Told Her So

Ten Years

I have been married to Jamy for ten years today. If you had asked me eleven years ago if I was about to meet the love of my life, I couldn't have imagined how good things were about to get. Love you, Babe! I thank God for you.

Husband #Fail

Story time, y'all. I married Jamy in my late 20s. And, considering how many married friends I have and how many weddings I've played as a pianist, I did so surprisingly naive regarding wedded conventions. For instance... the ring. I had always seen guys in movies take 'em off when they washed their hands and … Continue reading Husband #Fail

Thanksgiving Testimonies

I had my socks blessed off last night at church. Last night at LBT, we had our Thanksgiving testimony service. It was so uplifting to hear so many people expressing the goodness of our God. I was particularly proud of my kids. I'm always proud of my kids, but just thinking about what they said … Continue reading Thanksgiving Testimonies

Back to School Thoughts

I am writing this the day that my kids start back to school. There are a lot of emotions coupled with that event every year. I am amazed how quickly they have grown! They have sprouted over the summer. And as they grow and mature, I cherish our conversations. I've known for a while that … Continue reading Back to School Thoughts

A Case FOR the Mondays

My daughter yawned sleepily as she started her day. As she began to gain consciousness, a big smile exploded on her face. "I love Mondays!" she exclaimed. "Why do you love Mondays?" I asked with genuine curiosity. See, the other day I felt, well, off. All day. Just couldn't get a rhythm going. Everything threw … Continue reading A Case FOR the Mondays

Today Was a Great Palm Sunday!

What a great day at church! Our children's ministry did a wonderful job on their Easter musical. Lyd had a solo on You Are My King, and Tony held the cross as two other boys knelt (I had seen it multiple times before and it still gripped me). Also, today was Lyd's first communion as … Continue reading Today Was a Great Palm Sunday!

My Weekend

This past weekend, I got to experience two firsts... 1. I got to officiate my first wedding. 2. I got to attend a Korean worship service. These events happened concurrently. As a church musician, I've taken part in more weddings than I can count. This was my first as the knot-tyer, as it were. I … Continue reading My Weekend

Bedtime Conversation with Lyddie

Lyddie: "Is God tall?" Me: "I don't know about tall. He's big." Lyddie: "God, thank You for being big... Who made God?" Me: "No one. He's always been." Lyddie: "Cool." #faithlikeachild

A Serious Christmas Message

And now... a serious Christmas message... http://vimeo.com/56301672