This summer I set aside some time to create music with no real agenda. I realized that over the years the pressure to write what I would consider great songs got heavier and heavier to the point where I couldn’t even write anything because I was so weighed down by unrealistic expectations. I blocked out periods of time in which I would take the pressure off, go with the flow and just see what kind of ideas would come out without being over-critical.Read More
I want to tell you a true story. A story about excitement, hard work, fulfillment that ended up flipping over on itself and becoming an inconvenient let down. Ladies and gentlemen, "The Dissapointing Futon"Read More
In March of 2016 I attended The Living Centered Program at Onsite, which is located just outside of Nashville, TN. You may have heard of it if you’ve read Donald Miller’s book Scary Close. I spent a week with no cell phone or any connection to the outside world. It was an incredible experience which I believe has positively impacted my life forever.Read More
“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing it’s best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle, which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.” E.E. Cummings
That canvas art is hanging on the wall in my studio. I look at it frequently throughout my work day. It refreshes my heart and reminds my soul that this painful and at times confusing quest for authenticity is worth the fight.Read More
I’ve got a friend named Arthur and a friend named Brandon. When we hang out, typically, an argument breaks out. Very rarely can the three of us get together without a heated exchange of words.Read More
I woke up a tad earlier than normal this morning to try to get a head start on the day. Honestly, I was feeling overwhelmed. There is this mixture of hope and sadness. My excitement for the future is intertwined with fear and self doubt. I wanted to look forward to today, but it felt more like a trap, and my expectations felt threatened by sabotage (self-sabotage being as great a threat as any other).
As I was sitting in a room with 6 windows and the October sun was gently rising, I started to think about specific things that God created. I don’t know how this happened...Read More