Use your powers for good, not for evil

Use your powers for good, not for evil

I’m tired of being told that if I don’t support one side, I’m helping the other side win. I don’t believe there are only two sides. The other side is not the enemy.* The Democrats are not your enemy. The Republicans are not your enemy. Donald...

The backstory (version one)

I read comments from people who are offended by some of the things they read in the Bible. They hear stories without understanding the backstory that puts it into context. The backstory isn’t explicit, but it can be pieced together. It helps me when I understand that,...
New CD!

New CD!

My new CD, The Eyes of Yesteryear, will be arriving by May 2016. Watch this site for news about it. Here’s a link to the audio of a radio interview I did with Richard Gordon on Feb. 18, 2016.    

Music fills my head

The best part of being at a bluegrass festival is that it resets my thinking patterns. All my emotions begin to express themselves as song lyrics — either the songs I heard, the songs I played, or the ones I remember from before; or, the songs in my head trying...

It’s late…

… and I was just thrown a curve. So I’m digging for something to post. This seems reasonable: http://stevebrownetc.com/2012/02/06/pod-people-birth-control-or-religious-liberty/ This event (the HHS ruling) has the potential to snowball into a major issue...

One of my favorite Bible stories

Today’s readings included John 9:18-41. I love stories like this: they have details that sound just like people you know. You don’t make this stuff up. John 9:18-41 (Listen) 18 The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight,...

Music practice with Blue Pastures

I got to play with this group that Jerry Schultz is organizing tonight. We are trying to find songs to do for a church service the first Sunday after Easter. Here’s a couple I suggested: You don’t love God if you don’t love your neighbor   I am...

Unworthy

This week I was sick, really sick. I was seriously afraid for the first time in a long time.  I prayed to God. He reminded me of how He’d been with me during that other awful time. I knew that he had been; I remembered being amazed at His work. But when He...