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The other day I received a short email from a parent that had seen my performance at an event. “I would like to thank you and let you know when you came to our church, after watching your show and listening to you, my daughter gave her life to Christ. That was the happiest day of my life and I wanted to share this with you.” Performing in different churches all the time, I often don’t see the fruit that is born from what I do. I have prayed with umpteen people over the years, but not being involved with the followup, I don’t usuallyRead More →

I’m finally home from a 6-week overseas trip. I spent 2 weeks in Australia (which included a bit of downtime as Alicia and I went scuba diving on the Barrier Reef), then finished off with a 4 week, whirl-wind tour of New Zealand. Jokingly, at the end of the trip, it was dubbed the natural disaster tour since we ran into quite a few natural issues. There was an earthquake in Christchurch that leveled quite a few buildings, there was flooding in Wellington and a snowstorm in Invercargil. Needless to say, it was quite an adventure and I can’t wait to go back and doRead More →

I have been back in the states for about a week now since I finished a 3 week trip to Kenya. I had a great time and really look forward to going back someday soon. On that note…I want to sell you an idea, service means everything. Now I know there are a lot of loopholes in that if you want to make it your life philosophy, but I was sold on this due to an interesting week I had in Nairobi. **Quick side note: This philosophy reminds me of a worship leader that once told me that reverb covers over a lot of sins,Read More →

Ok, so I was just flipping through the news and saw the headline screaming that, “Christian music star Jennifer Knapp comes back and comes out”. What to make of this. In flipping through a couple articles on the topic, it seems the debate amongst people is should we just accept the fact that some Christians are gay and let them be, there’s nothing they can do about it after all. The other side of the debate seems to suggest that we should avoid them like the plague. Now I don’t want to jump into the middle of this already heated topic, but I do wantRead More →

I got an email yesterday from a Christian company that was trying to get me to buy an ad in one of their magazines. I quickly read through it and couldn’t help but laugh. They were talking about changing the layout size and said that by doing so they were doing their share to go “Green” to help out the environment. The way I read it made it sound on par with some company deciding that the earth movement was popular enough that today they had started throwing away their trash, no longer would it litter the streets and I should buy from them becauseRead More →

This morning after I finished up my 8 mile unicycle ride and 45 minutes of weight lifting, I decided to go play a round of disc golf and give my dog a chance to stretch her legs. I’ve been working on changing my throwing technique so I usually throw 3-4 discs per hole just to get some extra practice in. On the 5th hole, I threw out 3 discs and started walking toward them to continue on toward the hole. At the same time I saw a mom with her 5 kids out for an early morning walk at the park. One of the littleRead More →

The past couple days have been spent doing something that I’m not very good at doing…nothing. Alicia and I were trying to figure out where to go for the weekend when she came across a private campground that offered us a free weekend if we went through a short sales pitch. We decided why not and spent the weekend in Gettysburg, PA. While Alicia was talking to the place on the phone, they were describing everything they had and she was rattling off item after item. To be honest, I wasn’t really paying attention since I was driving and I’m not very good at doingRead More →

Here’s the deal, I don’t like paying tolls. I’m sure there are many people out there like me who feel that you should be able to get around a city or across a bridge without taking out a second mortgage. Wookiee has a very different sentiment, she loves them. In fact, out of all things that we do in the truck, tolls have to be right up there with the best of them. The reason, I see them as a negative, she expects them to be a positive experience. Her reasoning comes from the fact that quite a few toll booths lately have noticed herRead More →

Last week I was performing in Hoboken, NJ. On my schedule it listed the school as a Middle School, but when I showed up I found that it was an alternative High School. In case you’re not aware of the implications of ‘alternative’ usually it means kids that were not quite up to par with behavior in public schools (they got kicked out) and in the case of inner city public schools, these are rough kids. I hauled all my stuff up 2 flights of stairs and started setting up. The vice principal came in, introduced himself and gave me one of the best pep-talksRead More →

In case you haven’t seen my show before, one of the highlights is the glow-in-the-dark finale. Obviously this requires a very dark room for it to look the best. This isn’t too much of a problem at most churches, but schools are a different matter entirely. Many have loads of windows and the show is in the middle of the day. If this happens, I just skip that part and end with a very cool freestyle, the kids don’t know they missed anything and the circle of life goes on. Not too long ago I was performing at a private school somewhere in Indiana. IRead More →