There are many things in this world that I am thankful for, but it’s hard to imagine too many things that I value more than the freedom I have from being an American. When I speak to previous generations, I can see a change in how patriotism has manifested in the lives of everyday Americans. Our Greatest Generation experienced an America that was going through the growing pains of a fast-changing world. When my grandparents spoke of their childhood, they talked about getting electricity for the first…Read more
Like the sun coming up every day, and yes, the sun will come up again today, people face new challenges that test their patience, and faith. It is more common than not that we find ourselves frustrated with people in our lives and our trust and confidence erodes with each bad decision that is made. Sometimes that is our own poor choices, and sometimes it is when someone we value and care about makes a decision that directly impacts us. In my life, I can reflect on many times that I found myself alone in a…Read more
As a songwriter, I often find myself writing about what I know. Sometimes I wish I could forget what I know, but nonetheless, my experiences provide fuel for writing. I wake up early and I value the serenity of the morning. The phone is not ringing, the house is quiet and often I find myself alone with my thoughts. This solitude amplifies my memories and reminds me of where I have fallen short, and soon I find myself reading my bible looking for direction.
My Bible reading plan took me to Matthew 26:…Read more
Give it to me Strait was written in fifteen minutes while in the heart of Yellowstone National Park. I was with a buddy who had been pestering me for a few days to have a drink with him. He was one of New York's finest and was exploring the park with me and his wife during his retirement. He asked me one day what type of whiskey I like to sip and I replied "Makers Mark, and I like it neat." Every day he would try and get me to join him and his wife in the resort lounge for a sip, but I don't drink when I'm…Read more