Friday, February 27, 2009

What Equipment I'd Like Next

I'm using Pro Tools more and more now for loops / programming / clicks on stage Sundays in our worship services. I'm running an older version of the software that "technically" is not supposed to work with my computer's operating a result, Pro Tools crashes on a regular basis.

So, I'm hoping to upgrade to the latest version of Pro Tools that is designed to work with my computer's OS and then maybe my days of crashing in the middle of service will end.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Faithfulness of My Blog Readers

Today someone stopped by the office and in the course of conversation made the following statement:

"When I'm at work I get so bored that I read your blog everyday."

Can you feel the love? (;-)~

Monday, February 23, 2009

Help Needed!

Today I watched an episode of Dr. Phil and he was dealing with a family where their 14 year old daughter is trying to grow up too fast and is acting and dressing inappropriately...and it freaked me out!

My daughters are 11 years old and 14 is only 3 very short years away. How do I keep my precious little angels from turning into what I saw on the TV today???

Jesus - I need your help!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Amazing Grace

Josh Wilson does an incredible rendition of Amazing Grace.

Yet Another Manly Moment...

Today I was working in my office and I had iTunes on shuffle. I have lots of music, genres, artists and such in my iTunes library (6300 songs / 18.9 days without repeating a single song). Some of the stuff I have on there just for my girls...honestly it's true.

Well, there was a song that came on, I did not recognize the artist but I found myself thinking about how cool the song sounded. I even thought I really like this song and this girls voice, so I hoped on iTunes to see who it was...and to my surprise it was Aly & AJ. 

Wow do I feel like a manly man again today!!!

What's up with me?  :)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Crossing the Red Sea

I'm reading in Exodus right now in my devotions and this morning I read the story of God delivering the Israelites at the Red Sea from the hands of the Egyptians. It's a great story of God's deliverance, direction, faithfulness, and provision (Ex. 14:15-31). This is an incredible story and quite the miracle, but it's also a story of trust and faith on the part of the Israelites. 

Can you imagine the faith it would take to begin walking across the bottom of this great sea? I know the ground was dried by God and the great wind that He caused to blow, but what about walking in between two huge walls of water, I'd be scared to about you?

Many of us, myself included, are feeling the pressure of the economy and all that's happening in America today. Not to mention the stresses of life, work, family, children, neighbors, friends, and such...

The Israelites were faced with a great pressure as well, Pharaoh and ALL of the Egyptian armies were coming to bring Moses and all the Israelites back to Egypt. When the Israelites saw the Egyptian armies coming to overtake them, the Bible says they "panicked." There was no way out, on one side was the Red Sea (which at this point had not been parted for them to walk across), and on the other side was the armies of Egypt bearing down to capture them.

How many of you feel the same thing, there's no way out as you see it right now, it seems like life is crashing in all around us—all at once!

Take heart, God made a way out for the Israelites by parting the Red Sea. He will no doubt make a way out for you (and me) too! Trust in Him, place your Faith in Him, stand on the Promises of His Word. He will see us through this difficult time.

How can I pray for you?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I Really Must Be Getting Old.....Looking

I went to Burger King today for lunch. I ordered off the $1 menu, a Whopper Jr. and a small soft drink. The guy taking my order asks me, "How old are you?" I ask him why and he responds with the following question...

"Well, aren't you old enough for the SENIOR DRINK?"