The Only Thing That's Good In Me

Let me begin by thanking Kerri for her recommendation of the new Michael English book “The Prodigal Comes Home” a few weeks ago. I started reading it on Friday and couldn’t put it down until I finished it last night. I am still thinking about it today. It’s not a fairy tale story. I won’t give away details, but I recommend this book to anyone. To those that struggle with addiction, self-doubt, Religion vs. Jesus, failure, doubt and self control…this book is a must read. It’s a story of Gods endless pursuit of our heart and His matchless grace. Michael … Continue reading The Only Thing That's Good In Me

The Only Thing That’s Good In Me

Let me begin by thanking Kerri for her recommendation of the new Michael English book “The Prodigal Comes Home” a few weeks ago. I started reading it on Friday and couldn’t put it down until I finished it last night. I am still thinking about it today. It’s not a fairy tale story. I won’t give away details, but I recommend this book to anyone. To those that struggle with addiction, self-doubt, Religion vs. Jesus, failure, doubt and self control…this book is a must read. It’s a story of Gods endless pursuit of our heart and His matchless grace. Michael … Continue reading The Only Thing That’s Good In Me

80's Wisdom

After listening to the song in the post below several times, I hit the satellite radio to re-live some 80’s memories. Talk about memory lane. The lyric below struck me as interesting and makes for today’s “Wisdom from the 80’s”. “I can promise you tomorrow, but I can’t buy back yesterday” – Bon Jovi Continue reading 80's Wisdom

80’s Wisdom

After listening to the song in the post below several times, I hit the satellite radio to re-live some 80’s memories. Talk about memory lane. The lyric below struck me as interesting and makes for today’s “Wisdom from the 80’s”. “I can promise you tomorrow, but I can’t buy back yesterday” – Bon Jovi Continue reading 80’s Wisdom

Time Killer Wednesday

I have not posted anything 80’s lately. I had to get my fix, so I hit this 80’s music quiz tonight. If you’re looking to kill a little time today, why not moon walk over to The 80’s Lyrics Quiz and see how you do. I am both saddened and amazed that I did relatively well. Still couldn’t tell you who won the war of 18-whatever…but I know my 80’s lyrics! Here’s my score: Would you believe I missed the lyrics to a certain Peter Gabriel song from a certain movie that is one of my all time favorites? Let … Continue reading Time Killer Wednesday

The Legend of Silent Night

Bellau Wood – By Garth Brooks Oh, the snowflakes fell in silence Over Belleau Wood that night For a Christmas truce had been declared By both sides of the fight As we lay ther in our trenches The silence broke in two By a German soldier singing A song that we all knew Though I did not know the language The song was “Silent Night” Then I heard my buddy whisper, “All is calm and all is bright” Then the fear and doubt surrounded me ‘Cause I’d die if I was wrong But I stood up in my trench And … Continue reading The Legend of Silent Night

Lyric of the Year….

I’ll be posting some of the “Best of 2007” stuff next week, but driving home from Cleveland tonight, I heard this song and thought it couldn’t wait. I think we see a lot of this kind of talk this time of year. I wondered as I drove if this is something we should do ALL year long. I even thought “let it start with me”. So I am incorporating this as my “motto” for 2008….”Surely we can change..something“. And the problem it seems Is with you and me Not the Love who came To repair everything When all the love … Continue reading Lyric of the Year….

My Christmas List

In honor of “Black Friday”, “Cyber Monday” and the time of year when family and friends begin asking for your Christmas lists, I thought I would post this song and the words. One day this wish will come true for everyone. Until that time, it would be my prayer to do our part to make it a reality here on earth. No more lives torn apart That wars would never start And time would heal all hearts And everyone would have a friend And right would always win And love would never end This is my grown up christmas list … Continue reading My Christmas List

God with Us….

For the first time today, I have been able to get a few minutes of quiet all alone. I am overwhelmed by the weight of what we witnessed today. There is so much to tell and so many thoughts that ran through my head as we waited for some news. There is one story in particular that I just have to share. It was my absolute pleasure to meet Stef’s mom today and spend some time hearing stories about him. Those of you that follow Stef’s blog will remember this post from earlier this week where he talked about a … Continue reading God with Us….

Sneek Preview – “Cinderella”

This doesn’t come out until Tuesday, but this will be a MUST BUY for any father with daughters. It’s a beautiful song which will appear on the blog soon. While we wait, here are the lyrics from “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman from the upcoming release of “This Moment”. You can also hear it at Steven’s Myspace page. Dad’s hold onto your heart strings…and your daughters while you listen to this one. “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman She spins and she sways to whatever song plays Without a care in the world and I’m sitting here wearin’ the weight of … Continue reading Sneek Preview – “Cinderella”

Sneek Preview – "Cinderella"

This doesn’t come out until Tuesday, but this will be a MUST BUY for any father with daughters. It’s a beautiful song which will appear on the blog soon. While we wait, here are the lyrics from “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman from the upcoming release of “This Moment”. You can also hear it at Steven’s Myspace page. Dad’s hold onto your heart strings…and your daughters while you listen to this one. “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman She spins and she sways to whatever song plays Without a care in the world and I’m sitting here wearin’ the weight of … Continue reading Sneek Preview – "Cinderella"

Naive

This is certainly not a new song by Chris Rice. It’s from his “Past the Edges” CD, but I just HEARD it (beyond music and words) for the first time. Maybe I needed to hear it today. Maybe someone else does too? I felt led to post it for that very reason. (emphasis mine) “Naive” by Chris Rice How long until You defend Your name and set the record right And how far will You allow the human race to run and hide And how much can You tolerate our weaknesses Before You step into our sky blue and say … Continue reading Naive

Music and Lyrics

Have you ever been driving down the road with a friend, singing a song and you totally screw up the lyrics? Worse yet, do you ever not know the lyrics so you either – A) mumble something that sounds close to the lyric B) start to whistle as to not give away that you don’t know it Luckily my wife isn’t nearly as into music as I am. Either that, or she is too nice to point out every time I misquote or mistakenly sing the wrong thing. Well friends, admitting it is the first step. C’mon…I’m not the only … Continue reading Music and Lyrics

Easy Silence

“Easy silence that you make for me It’s okay when there’s nothing more to say to me And the peaceful quiet you create for me And the way you keep the world at bay for me” -Dixie Chicks I’m a talker by nature (surprise, surprise). While silence is often golden, I can’t stand to sit with another human being in complete silence. I have found that there are two kinds of silence. The first is uneasy silence. This happens sitting next to a stranger on an airplane, crowded elevators, being a hotel room alone, standing on a stage and having … Continue reading Easy Silence

The Grace of My Life

One more post for my wife before Mothers day. I had never heard this song before until I was cutting the grass the other day. The lyrics say perfectly what I feel about my wife. Although all (former) boy band posts have been banned on AC180.com, I can safely post it here. Brian Littrell’s CD “Welcome Home” hasn’t gotten the credit it deserves. It’s not about the artist, it’s about the content. You are the grace of my life So tender, so undeserved Hard to believe you’re my wife Even harder to put what I feel into words. If I … Continue reading The Grace of My Life

Tough Little Boys

“When tough little boys grow up to be dad’s, they turn into big babies again” – Gary Allan I have blogged this process several times, but today was hopefully the beginning of the final chapter of “What Happens When Treadmills Attack”. For those that might have missed it, back in November, my 6 year old son got into a fight with the treadmill and needless to say, the treadmill won. He did some major damage to the “naughty” finger on his left hand. We thought it was going to be alright after the healing of the wound took place, but … Continue reading Tough Little Boys