What I Speak . . .

Music Speaks To Me I’m assembling a playlist of songs to start my day, things to get me on the right track, to remind me of the beauty in the world outside my head (it’s amazing what happens in there). Things to point me in my chosen direction before...

The Only Way To Start A New Year . . . Seriously!

Every day is the beginning of a new year. A year from now it will be a year later . . . or something like that. But sometimes, like today, we can see the new year ahead in better perspective. We make plans to make this year different, better even. It’s the best...

The Tree That Saved Christmas

A Most Unusual Christmas The summer sun was still sweltering when I had my first clue that this Christmas would be different. I’m not normally known for being observant, much less prescient of things to come, so it had to hit me over the head. Suzie looked at me...

A Glimpse Above

The wind stirred just enough to make the air feel crisp and alive. I looked down the street to see if my daughter’s car was coming. I didn’t expect the moment but that’s the way they are. It swept over me as I looked up at the sky and a single bird...

A Moment Of Personal Reflection On The High Dive

The high dive is scary. One wrong move and it’s going to hurt. You can’t go back. Once the decision is made you are going to get wet. Maybe we should think about this first, reflect on the past or dream of the future. Anything but dive in. It’s Not...

Even You

I have a friend who doesn’t get what I do. Well, not actually a friend. An acquaintance that could have been a friend if he’d wanted. He didn’t. Because he didn’t get what I do. For almost four decades I’ve worked in music. I’ve...

The Power of a Perfect Day

A Day That Couldn’t Be Ignored This morning I decided to treat myself. I really should have worked and written all day but it was an amazing morning. Amazing! On the first day of August at 8AM it was 62 degrees and cloudless. If I could have ordered a day in a...

I Wanna Talk About . . .

I like talking about you, you, you, you, usually. But occasionally, I wanna talk about me. ~Bobby Braddock Sometimes I Bore Myself I hate talking about myself and my plans. It’s boring to me (and you) so I try not to do it.  If we met today I would probably ask...

This Will Leave A Mark

The Bench Mark Today I changed something about the way I blog, about the way I live. I’m marking it here with this post for future reference. Like a signpost. Like a dropped pin on a Google map. The date matters because time is our most important gift, but time...

Gratitude Or Poverty – The Only Two Choices

Without Gratitude I Have Nothing In one of the richest communities on earth, from one of the richest people on the planet, I heard this story. He went on a medical mission trip to a village in Africa. Using his hard-earned vacation time, he paid for the trip and...

Things Can Change For The Better!

Things Change Things change in massive ways every day. The pictures above were taken seventy-eight days apart – less than three months. I don’t know what the temperature was in February but the temperature yesterday hit 88 degrees.  That’s more than...

Good Today Or Perfection Tomorrow?

Note to self: Don’t postpone doing something good until you are perfect. Otherwise nothing good will ever get done. I’m not perfect. I’m not going to make myself perfect. Perfection is God’s business. What I need is forgiveness. And love – a...