The Reason For The World

One thing about social media (good or bad) is that it thrusts you into the lives of others. It’s almost scriptural in that we can rejoice with those rejoice and mourn with those that mourn. If there was a year 2011 version of the bible it was say “Like status updates with those that rejoice and unlike status updates with those who mourn”. Regardless, it can make or break your day when you care enough about your friends and read whats going on in their lives. I post this today for several friends that are having a tough go of … Continue reading The Reason For The World

One Last Christmas

I was listening to Air1 today and they told this incredible behind the music story of the latest offering by Matthew West called “One Last Christmas”. As you may or may not know, when preparing for his latest CD, Matthew West spent time in a cabin writing music based on stories that people had emailed to him. The story of Dax Locke was one of the many he received. WARNING: This video has been known to cause a tear or two. For more information about how you can help the Locke family you can visit Matthew West’s web site (HERE) Continue reading One Last Christmas

Save A Place For Me

I seem to be on somewhat of a youtube posting trend lately. That being said, this song rocked my little world last week. With the recent passing of my Mom, songs like this one can really tug at the heart. There is one lyric that really jumped out at me. It is so true for how I honor my Mom and remember her life. It has become my prayer: I wanna live my life just like you did Make the most of my time just like you did And I wanna make my home up in the sky Just like … Continue reading Save A Place For Me

The Story Of Your Life

I received an email yesterday from a contact in Nashville named Matthew Faulkenbury. He wanted to let me know about an awesome opportunity to be a part of something special with singer/song writer Matthew West. Check this out: For the past month or so he has rented a cabin here in Tennessee and has been reading thousands of stories and busily writing.  In the next few weeks he will be wrapping up at the cabin, though, and before he does we wanted to make sure we gave all of his fans a chance to submit their story. That’s right, on … Continue reading The Story Of Your Life

My Favorite Part

Now that the dust has cleared and the half marathon is but a memory, I have been reflecting on what was my favorite part of the entire experience. Honestly, there are so many great moments from Saturday, it is hard to pick just one. Meeting my wife at the finish line, having family here for the event, seeing friends along the course and accomplishing a goal are all pretty high on the list. There is one moment that I really believe was my favorite part of the day. After making my way through the sea of people at the finish … Continue reading My Favorite Part

Going Through The Motions

Kenny Chesney once sang the following: “We all have a song that somehow stamped our lives takes us to another place and time” I recently posed the question on facebook “what was your song and why?”. One of the responses was the Matthew West song “The Motions”. I recently did some follow up on that song and found out some interesting things that I was not aware of. Check this out: In 2007, doctors at the Vanderbilt Voice Center in Nashville discovered a vascular polyp and hemorrhaged blood vessels on West’s vocal chord.  In addition to undergoing surgery, he was … Continue reading Going Through The Motions