JOURNAL

  • MY (NOT SO) SWEET 16TH B-DAY (6/27/2016) - I told this story at the Tenx9 Nashville Storytelling event last week - Theme: Courage. Enjoy! 😀 ~~~~~~~~~ It was 3am. Not a sound in the house. But suddenly everyone awoke with a small shriek, sitting straight up in their ...
  • WE DID IT! (4/11/2016) - …Wow, and a whole day early!! I’m overwhelmed by the support shown by friends and family! Thanks SO much, you guys! Every pledge was like an unexpected surprise, one after another. Had no idea some of you guys believed in ...
  • “GOD OF FIREFLIES” KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN! – 24 DAYS TO GO! (3/7/2016) - Three days into the “Release the Light” Kickstarter Campaign, and you guys have already raised over 30% of the goal! Thank you so much! If you haven’t yet seen all the hype yet, check out my Kickstarter video and all ...
  • SCARE AWAY THE DARK – THE MILLENNIAL SONG (8/29/2014) - I am loving this new song (and fantastic challenge) from Passenger: Well, sing Sing at the top of your voice Love without fear in your heart Feel. Feel like you still have a choice If we all light up we ...
  • KATY WITH A HANDGUN (2/2/2014) - I was 26 years old, and I hadn’t planned on needing to defend myself that day. I’ve never desired to use a gun in my life. My dad is hunter and had taught my sister, step-brother, and me how to ...
  • OPERATION LULLABY PARADE! (11/21/2013) - Be a part of something fun. …like  Operation Lullaby Parade – A Matching Challenge!  You guys, I have an awesome 70-year-old fourth cousin who is a traveling speaker/author, magician, puppeteer, ventriloquist, and life coach.  His name is Barney, and he’s ...
  • GOD’S LOVE LETTER (2/21/2013) - I have a group of friends from church who regularly meet each week, and I’m grateful for Dylan passing this along to everyone yesterday.  Not sure if it’s been circulating and I’m just now seeing it, but I feel like ...
  • A (TRUE) HALLOWEEN STORY (10/31/2012) - As I reflect back on one of my most disturbing memories, I recall a scene that neither I - nor anyone else - has been able to explain. My former roommate got married in 2005, and her rehearsal dinner was ...
  • THE INSPIRATIONS BEHIND “LULLABY HYMNS” (9/18/2011) - My friend Jon had asked who inspired the song choices for this new CD.  I wrote him back a novel and a half, and then I figured, why waste a perfectly good novel?  Those of you who (are awesome and ...
  • I USED TO BE A CAT (10/4/2009) - For one thing... hi.  🙂  I realize my blogs are becoming an annual thing... therefore, much cause for celebration!! So I used to be a cat, see.  
And I dislike cats.  

Well... It's more that I love dogs.  And here's ...
  • PROFOUND TRUTHS FROM PROVERBS (11/2/2008) - When I was in college, I used to post funny quotes, printed out forwards and other themes on the inside of the bathroom stalls in our dorm.  Sometimes, I’d type out more serious, introspective ones, like this one… verses I ...
  • OUR LITTLE FRUIT BAT (7/8/2008) - My roommate and I got a puppy! It’s my first pet outside of family life growing up. Her name is Lula (full name: Lula Belle May Scooter) — that, or one of the 10 different nicknames based on whatever animal we ...
  • TEXAS, THE COUNTRY (HOW THE TOUR WENT) (11/1/2007) - Touring in Texas is absolutely...cool. Elizabeth and I have taken what I like to call a "horseshoe route" of Texas... from Lubbock (northwest) to Del Rio (southwest), the San Antonio area (south), near Austin (central), Beaumont (southeast), up through Tyler ...
  • WHAT IF I’M NOT ____ MATERIAL? (8/11/2007) - (What if I'm just God's material?) ... "Just God's material."  Only someone who the King of the Universe has formed and given breath for the sole purpose that it pleased Him to have my personality, talents and "who I am" ...
  • STILL SEEING (1/6/2007) - I don't know why it surprises me sometimes... There are months I stare at a blank spiritual canvas, wondering where the colors are, and if they still exist to be found...and then I find them where they always were, before ...
  • IF GOD HAD JUST NOT LET THIS HAPPEN… (10/2/2006) - Wow, here's a blog I meant to post more than a year ago. This is actually an e-mail I wrote a friend who was going through a hard time, and I think I actually encouraged myself in the process...because it's ...
  • CONSIDER THE SPARROWS (2/5/2006) - So 3 weeks ago was the coolest drive home from work ever.  I work overnight shifts, so I'm used to getting off work before the sun comes up. But this particular day, I had to be at work late, and ...
  • JOY, NOT HAPPINESS (10/18/2005) - You know, I used to get so sad over change, wishing happy times would always stay happy. But sometimes my happy times aren't actually joyful, just a series of shallow happy events that I try to hang on to, piece ...
  • CONTRADICTIONS (8/20/2005) - So I have these thoughts tonight that are all very contradicting, but that's usually how my thoughts go. A background of sorts... I grew up mostly fundamental Baptist (though my parents were never that strict...we were kinda "the sinners of ...
  • I LOVE NASHVILLE (7/19/2005) - So I was driving to work and veering all over the road, simply because the sky looked particularly awesome and I was staring at it. It was changing so fast...the clouds were surrounding the moon, but they were tiny symmetrical ...
  • NEW THOUGHTS… GOOD THOUGHTS (7/15/2005) - So I'm feeling different today, as of last night...a feeling I haven't had in a while. I'm feeling spiritually hopeful, and somewhat happy with God. That sounds kinda depressing, I know, but I'm just glad to be feeling this way. ...
  • SUPPRESSED DESIRES (6/23/2005) - Last week on the plane, I noticed a middle aged man two rows in front of me watching Looney Toons on his personal screen. He slowly looked at the people across the aisle and then to his right at the ...