I'm currently in my office doing some research for a project I'm working on but the music playlist (Peaceful Piano on Spotify) playing in my headphones is taking me back to the time my wife and I were dating in college. She was a music education major and her instrument was piano. Her playing at … Continue reading Set the Time Machine to 1996…
Thankfully, I don’t have a “father wound” but there are rival wounds. Needless, this song is a cry of the heart for those who have “superficial” wounds in the eyes of those who have suffered at the hands of their fathers.
I remember watching a Liberty Mutual commercial back in the mid-2000s and the music in the commercial was so beautiful I googled who it was and found an artist that I have not stopped listening to since. I offer you Rabbit Songs from Hem. This album and Eveningland have sung my little boys to sleep … Continue reading Hemmed In
One of my favorite albums from the 2000's is James Blunt's All the Lost Souls. I bought the CD when I was working at Starbucks in Marion Ohio during a church planting attempt. You won't find a bad track but this one sticks out above all the rest in my opinion. With so much really … Continue reading One that got away
While visiting my grandmother in the nursing home a few months back, my wife sat down at a piano in a waiting area and asked what to play. I said she should play the Forrest Gump theme song, but I had seriously underestimated its power. I’m a softie so it was, of course, emotional overload. … Continue reading The Power of a Song
21 years ago this month I was in a van with seven other people that ended up becoming very dear to me. We traveled for Baptist Bible College in Springfield Missouri on a musical recruiting team. Our travel schedule lasted throughout the school year going to churches on the weekend, and also for 10 weeks … Continue reading The Music of Conversation
A great way to connect with people in living room setting is to have a guitar and play and sing songs people know and can sing along with. Here is a video tutorial for acoustic guitar players. https://youtu.be/go6JQ2Otn_8
I'm sitting here trying to get some work done while listening to a playlist on Spotify called Peaceful Piano. Isn't it amazing how a simple melody from a piano can stir the heart to tears? Just me...? I'm transported back to my college years sitting in a practice room where my wife, then girlfriend, would … Continue reading Lucky