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bonus track

Here is an extra song I recorded during my late night practicum recording. I was frustrated working with new stuff, so I went back and played around with some of my old stuff. It was written about  two years ago and my wife thinks it’s my best…

click on the link to download the song: what i’m wearing

what i’m wearing

i could use a new suit of clothes

cause i don’t like what i’m wearing

when i cruise around all over town

step back into the background

and i see your face you don’t turn around

you don’t like what i’m wearing

hey the clothes make the man

the man that i wish i am

and i don’t like what i am wearing

i could use a brand new car

a new car could take me far

i could finally leave this place

go somewhere and find some space

instead of trying to see your face

stuck in orbit around your space

and astronaut stuck in place

a stalled wreck on the interstate

and i don’t like what i am wearing

i could us a new pair of shoes

a pair of boots that have been finely tooled

embrodiered with the finest threads

with the finest lines you have ever read

and maybe when i walked

i could see those shoes and talk

and maybe they would hold the words

the finest words that you’ve heard

and i don’t like what i am wearing




umm… yeah… whatever…

Back in high school, I remember talking to a friend about what they had studied in youth group on Sunday. His answer shocked me; he said they talked about me. I didn’t really know what he meant by that so he laid it out for me. He said most of the Sundays I wasn’t there (he was probably exaggerating) they talked about me. The other kids didn’t really like me, they thought I was weird and kind of out there. I was loud and obnoxious and didn’t act right. Needless to say I was crushed.

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Christmas time is here…

I don’t like Christmas. It’s a painful time of year. Growing up, holidays were never really a big deal, so it’s hard to get excited about them now as an adult, but Christmas was different. It’s the one holiday that we tried to celebrate- but I wish we didn’t. We did it so badly. Christmas hurts.

So as I try to get into the Christmas spirit, I try to remember the point of this whole thing. Jesus Christ. God humbling himself, putting on skin. Choosing to be with us. Loving us. Serving us.

Moving through this season, my prayer is that I can see past the kitsch. That behind every tree I’ll see a cross. And in remembering, I’ll be a little bit less of an ass. I’ll become a little less bitter. I’ll be a little bit more patient. I might even learn how to be little bit more of a servant. Continue reading

the thief of joy

Reverend Cedric Miller, in New Jersey recently made it mandatory that all of the church’s staff delete their Facebook accounts. This is his response to counseling a growing number of married congregants over infidelities that began through Facebook comments. Though, he did not tell his congregants to delete their accounts, he did strongly suggest it, and recommended that Continue reading

doing the wrong thing

Baby Z has had diarrhea all day. It’s been pretty horrible- he has to be changed every hour or so. This morning, my wife noticed that he was starting to develop a little diaper rash, so we put some ointment on it. By the evening his rash was horrible, he was screaming and hysterical every time we had to change him. Continue reading