10th Anniversary

October 12, 2007 — 14 Comments

It has been 10 years with this wonderful woman as of yesterday. Kelly is my life and I have been honored and more than blessed having her as my wife. I tell her all the time that I thank God I didn’t get stuck with an ugly wife because There isnt a time when I am not thinking about how great it is just to look at her. These last 10 years have been amazing. We have been through some good times and tough  times and God is always faithful. She is an amazing mom, friend, wife and beauty. I can’t wait for the next 10 years. Our crew is getting bigger in the next few weeks. She is due with our third kid (dont know boy or girl) on Oct 28th. So any day now.

I dont know what I would do without my wife. I got married at 20 and she was 24. This has been the best ride of my life and we have the best kids ever. (Tristan age 6, Collin age 2.5 and ?.)

IONA: 1988-present

Iona is a celtic band straight of of Ireland. They didn’t really have much notoriety untilThe time when Celtic music started becoming mainstream thanks to things like Braveheart and Enya. What sets Iona apart from the likes of Enya, The Coors, Clanaad? This band is a Christian band. They have amazing lyrics and love the Lord.They have the traditional Celtic style music with the pipes and hand drums, but they add a new flair to it. Progressive Rock. Think the technicality of Dream Theater then mix in the vocals of a more powerful Enya and throw in a some Out of the Grey. I Got to see this band only once and it stands out as one of the top 5 shows I have ever been to. Go listen and then buy everything. This band is brilliant. The Vocals are amazing. The guitar work is virtuoso with a mix of the edge and satriani. Tehn add in all of the Irish stuff and it blows your mind.

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Discography

Chronological listing

Studio Recordings

Live Recordings – Audio

Box Set

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What the wednesday

October 10, 2007 — 7 Comments

Ah the second installment and this one is juicy. Make sure you check out everything here. Or else…and yes that was a threat.

1. My brother Jeff Just started a new blog of randomness. Some funny stuff on there. Give him some love. Then when you are done there check out his music. He is brilliant songwriter.

2. Go check out the winner of the 50k contest Gabe. He is a great man of God with a few killer sites and podcast. He is also involved with the critically acclaimed blog for men AC180.

3. Worship House Media is offering a bunch of free motion loops for your church presentation graphics. Get them here.

4. Mudpuppy had a great post on the 4c’s of blogging. If you dont get how to work this whole blog thing….read it.

5. Want to assess your worship service? Take a worship audit.

6. My good buddy Jeremy has a great blog about his life and worship in youth ministry. You need to check it out. He also this week talks about the origin of the words “textfessional” and swears I stole it from him. I don’t know how accurate that is and yes I started using 1 week after he did, but I think it was God inspired. Poor guy. Throw the man a bone…His thoughts are well worth a read.

7. 2 more important sites. BAN COMIC SANS and SKULL A DAY

So did you check the sites out? Like my brothers music?

I’ll leave with 3 thoughts to ponder.

Why is there braile at drive thru ATM’s?
Considering 7-11 is open 24-7 and never close why do they have locks on the door?
Was smurfet hiding the truth behind her “working girl” evening job?

50,000 mark: THANKS

October 9, 2007 — 8 Comments

Thanks to everybody who helped this site get to 50 k. It has been a wild ride. I am wildly excited to know so many people are encouraged and find resources through here.

The contest idea was a long thought out idea..however the last confessional made the counter jump sooner than expected.

So our buddy Gabe made the counter today go crazy and caused quite a frenzy. In the midst of it all he stands victorious as the closest to the 50k mark. More to follow on his scwag and you get to hear more about him as well…

thanks again…and keep it coming…for contest 75K