27
February

2012…Where is Music Going?

Musicians playing at the Green Onion Jazz Club“#&$%.  I hate Pro-Tools!”  Do you remember Don Music from Sesame Street?  Youtube him sometime, it’s classic.  The way he’d bang his head on the piano, I feel like that sometimes while recording music.  It’s scary.  You might like to see me play and sing worship, but you do not want to be in the room while I’m recording. Continue reading »

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25
February

Thoughts on Entrepreneurism

Buildings in SeattleLast week, I had a great coffee chat at Green Bean on 24th and Burnside with two bloggers who I hadn’t yet met in person who were enthusiastic about entrepreneurism.  There are now many communities springing up online that discusses ways to start businesses, self-development, and fulfilling personal goals and dreams (in current cultural lingo, not corporate or “self-help” lingo).  I thought it was interesting that these were real people, not just voices online from podcasts and blogs.  When putting yourself out there, it’s important to surround your self with positive influences who believe in what you’re doing, whether online or offline.
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19
February

Fail Forward

BITIDIBLIP! BITIDIBLIP!… BITIDIBLIP! BITIDIBLIP!

I look around for my phone and set  snooze for ten more minutes.  I go back to relaxing…  But it doesn’t relent.  Imagine a cross between R2-D2 and Woody Woodpecker yelling an inch to your ear. Before I know it, again: BITIDIBLIP! BITIDIBLIP!…BITIDIBLIP! BITIDIBLIP! “Shut up!” I slam the button again.  The backup clock radio soon plays the jazz station, but sometimes not even the genius sounds of Art Tatum or Chick Corea can wake me up, so I shut it off.  Soon the phone blips again…

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16
February

The Bad Part of Sickness: Comfort

Mountain view from train, trees covered with snow and cloudy backgroundJosh’s travel tip: If you decide to have a crab sandwich, then sample many tables of international food at the Festival of Cultures, then have Weinerschitzel hotdog and jalepeno poppers, it might be tasty and adventurous and yet hazardous to your health.

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11
February

Hearing God’s Voice

I hate to corrupt you guys’ prayer life, but I have a funny quirk in my thoughts and conversations with God. When an awesome thought comes to my brain, I often say, “Wow, that’s a great idea, Lord.” And then for some reason my brain tunes out of the spiritual and to the scene in Monty Python where the cartoon pop-up version of God says to Arthur, “Of course it’s a good idea!”

So I’m sure many people are asking, when people say God told me this or that, what exactly is going on here? Is God speaking in an audible voice? Is it a “feeling”?
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9
February

Faith-Keeping the Dream Door Open

Tickets to Dunsmuir and ReddingSo what do you guys think?  Is my life and blog rather unique?  Get ready, because it’s about to get even weirder…
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