Posts Tagged ‘Life


It’s all about rhythm!

Call it what you like, I’m  musician so I’ll call it rhythm possibly even “groove!” I’ve noticed my life taking a different rhythm lately. Tonight was a huge example of that! For years the rhythm of my Thursdays were something like 10-12 hour days sticking around church all day because it was too much of a hassle to leave and go home and come back again for worship practice. Feeling spunky I might get a Smoothie around 5:15. Getting home around 9:30 or so I’d grab some left over dinner and eat on the sofa catching up with Project Runway and The Ultimate Fighter with Rae. It’s not something I thought about…it’s just what I did.

Well, tonight was the first time I did that in quite some time. I felt like I was dying on the way home! I was tired, cranky, hungry (I even had my Smoothie!), even disoriented (see crazy tweets!)

SO WHAT IS RHYTHM?!? You know it, even if you can’t describe it. It’s when you find yourself tapping your foot, bobbing your head, or jumping up and down. It’s a particular pattern of a beat or accent that recurs over time.

As with a song, our lives find a certain rhythm. Tonight’s irregular pulse in the rhythm I’ve found my evenings has had me notice a few things that have become rhythmic in my life that I am certainly grateful for:

  • My new mornings: I’m trying to save some $$$ and am really using my own coffee maker instead of trucking to St. Arbucks so much! It’s given me some pep in the morning b/c I am certainly NOT a morning person!
  • My new soundtrack: there is a sudden influx of some great music in my life but none more entertaining than my good friend David Loti’s new solo project Amalgam. Chloe asks for it every morning on the way to day care and has become special to the both of us singing along to his crazy songs!
  • My Wednesday Men’s Small Group: It feels new only because I missed so much in the Summer because of camps. This group is the source of my sanity and an audible voice of God’s wisdom speaking into my life each week by some great men!
  • My new attitude: Rae says I must be man-strating because I’m in this crazy cleaning craze! Cleaning the house, my desk, and my office at church! It’s nuts! Sounds silly but I’ve even been cleaning up around here! (Notice the “Under Construction” sign above?) My Google Reader is streamlined and working insanely well!

I’m sure there are others. This has been a great exercise to take note of what’s going on around me. I’m looking forward to a new one that Rae and I will be tackling with Mud next month in reading through the New Testament in September!

What about you?


Testing…is this thing on?

In case you were wondering if you’re RSS feed broke or maybe I broke my hands here or something crazy, rest easy! The past 7 days have been a whirlwind!

  • Wed – drove to Austin for a Real World viewing/house party
  • Thurs – tooled around Austin and fell in love! If I ever move it’ll be there! Drove up to College Station and played a benefit show for A&M then drove up to Dallas
  • Fri – slept and played a show
  • Sat – slept and played a show and caught a plane home
  • Sun – on 3 hours sleep did church and our huge Easter Eggstravaganza!
  • Mon – Wed – slept and played catch up. Subbed. Celebrated my wife’s birthday. Worked on video editing of our promotional video

So, rest easy. I’m back. This thing is on. Let’s get rollin’!


Why are we friends?

I had lunch today with a great friend of mine. Out of all of my friends, he’s probably the one that I’ve known the longest that I still keep in contact with on a regular basis. I realized today that we have something very unique in our friendship: we have no reason to be friends!

He doesn’t play guitar, or any musical instrument for that matter.
He doesn’t sing.
He enjoys Country music.
He doesn’t come to our Church.
He doesn’t belong to a small group.
He doesn’t blog/twitter/mySpace/Facebook.
He doesn’t have a dog.
He’s not married.
He doesn’t have any children.
He doesn’t have a Christian upbringing.

The people that I have most of my relationships with are found within the circles of my life that make up my job or hobbies or stage of life. They’re there because we share a common need. We have this symbiotic friendship that exists because we’re doing life together and we’d rather not be doing it alone. It’s easier and more fun to play certain songs with a skilled electric guitarist. It’s comforting and supportive to share life with other young couples who are getting married, buying cars, houses, beginning careers. And don’t get me wrong, I don’t think there’s any problem here. I’m advised from wise council that the more I can connect my friends into the various circles of my life the easier and closer our friendship will be. Its simple: if they’re involved with what I’m doing they’ll be where I’ll be and we’ll all be sharing life together! It’ll be fantastic!!

But there was something so pure and incredible about lunch today! Just really digging into one another and what’s going on in life. We’re friends just because we like each other. It doesn’t matter what job or what church or what’s going on, I think we’ll always be friends. I think I have other friendships like that as well. With some that read this blog here, however, I don’t really know that (even though I think I do 🙂 ) because we do share something in common. I want to bring that purity into our relationship too though. I want to make sure that we’d be friends if all else was taken away, just because we like each other 🙂

And all together now…ahhh…that was darling.


Red Alert Status

Well my lil Pregnant Energizer Bunny keeps going and going and going… I never imagined we’d be looking at March 30th and not having this kiddo already. Rae has been miserable and “ready” is now an enormous understatement. We have a Doctor’s appointment tomorrow morning and the rest of the family is under Red Alert! This lil guy is coming soon!

M 17-
T 18-
W 19-
TH 20-
F 21-
SAT 22-
Billy Chia AM
SUN 23-

M 24- Ali PM
T 25- Kimmy PM

W 26- Jimbo PM
TH 27- Ginger PM

F 28- Shane AM – Shawn M PM
SAT 29- Phillip AM – Scoots PM
SUN 30- Jonathan AM – Chad PM

M 31- Dwpoyner AM – Chris PM
The people with a sick sense of humor: T April 1- Mudpuppy AM – inWorship PM
W 2- JM AM – Portorikan PM

TH 3-Michael E AM – Klampert PM
F 4- Aaron AM – Stephen Barry PM
Due Date
SAT 5- Jonathan AM
SUN 6-
M 7-
David Guion PM

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