Saturday, August 1, 2009

Even Artists...

This is such a timely video for me and I'm sure many others. Emily Haines is the lead singer and lead writer for a group called Metric. I had not heard of them until I saw this other video on Barton Damer's Blog, ABC.

Her honesty and transparency are so encourageing and it inspires me to communicate in the same way. If you are an artist who is discouraged or staring in the face of a seemingly impenetrable wall, don't stop creating! Put yourself in a vulnerable place and see if all these insecurities in you might possibly turn into art that connects with those same feelings in others.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Hope Is Here: Album Cover


A big thank you to everyone who submitted a picture for the new "Hope Is Here" album cover. Take a look and see if you can spot yourself, or your loved one, or your dog. :)

"Hope Is Here"
April 5th, 2009

Release Party / Night of Worship

April 5th, 2009 - 6:00PM
Hope Fellowship Church - Frisco, TX

See you there!


Do You Have A Case Of The Mondays? - Vol 20

Yes, I'm back and in action on Monday. Through a network of blogs and email I came across today's cure for the mono-like symptoms that Mondays kill you with. "Gonna take a sentimental journey..." If you have 12 minutes, this is well worth your time. I know you have at least 12.

Short film called "Signs"

Happy Tuesday Eve

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hope Is Here: Album Cover

For those of you that do not know, we are working on a new recording project at church called "Hope Is Here". We have solicited those on our main church email subscription list for personal photos that we can use in the cover design. Thanks to all of our Hope people who have sent pictures already, but we still need more.

If you are able, and I know you are, please send an individual casual shot of yourself and your family members to me:

I have a lot of family shots, but really need more individual ones to make this thing work. If you are still confused, here is an example of what I need...


Even if you have attended Hope in the past and have become estranged for whatever reason, please send me a pic. (i.e. TN people). :) Heck, if you are a complete stranger, send me a pic and you just might find yourself making a cameo appearance!!! Come on!

Let's see those beautiful headshots rollin in!



Weekend Update 2/14 and 2/15

For Who You Are - E
God Of This City - B
All It Takes - E
Kindness - E

Report Card
Rehearsal 4.1 - Went great and we learned a new song. I want to come up with a good way for people to take notes during rehearsal. Any ideas?
Technical Execution 3.75 - Pretty solid weekend. My brain was stuttering on a couple of songs.
Transitions 3.5 - Short and simple. I could've prepared better for my spoken transitions between the first and second song.
Content/Flow 3.9 -Worked well with our series about sharing your faith, "Jesus For Sale".
Church Participation 3.75 - Not bad, but still praying for more people to really engage with us in worship and focus in on God.
Energy 3.5 -About average.
Movement 4.0 - We tried a little something different: going from a medium/fast song to a slower/medium to a slow and back to a medium song with a good groove. Normally our movement gets continually slower, but this time we picked it up a notch at the end. Felt good and I think it worked, but it was something different nonetheless. Different is good.

Overall = 3.79


Monday, February 16, 2009

Do You Have A Case Of The Mondays? - Vol 19

I hope all is well with you today!

Don't wait another moment to snap out of the Monday mire!

This will do the trick...

Discuss this with your friends and closest confidants.

Someone is going to give you $100,000,000.00 (100 million dollars). All you have to do is, for the next year, every day, (365 days or 366 on leap year) go into a completely dark room for 8 hours. Here's the catch: some time in that 8 hours you will be punched really really hard on some part of your body. (i.e. face, neck, privates, kidneys) You have no idea when it will come or where, but it will come. Miraculously, each day you will wake up healed from any wounds resulting from the beating. Would you do it? Would you even be able to do it without going crazy?

Talk amongst yuhselves! (spoken like Linda Richmond from Coffee Talk)

Good luck,


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Do You Have A Case Of The Mondays? - Vol 18

Oh yes! It's Tuesday again. That means it's not Monday and I am posting yet another belated Case of the Mondays post. I hope that you made it through 'til now.

She's controversial I know, but dang funny. Check this out! Just take the time to watch it until the lady says, "I love Jesus, but I drink a little." Then laugh like a little girl,even if you are one.

Merry Montuesday!