Wow, what a crazy Christmas and New Year! Christmas was fantastic! I spent two full days with my parents and one of my 2 brothers, Travis. We all stuck around, and ate some of the most FANTASTIC food I’ve had in a long time! (read: snow crab legs, homemade fettuccini alfredo, homemade bread, enough cookies to kill an ox..). THANK YOU, MOTHER!!!!!!! 🙂
New Years- I went to the Unity Center in Cedar Rapids, IA. Ellen had a show there with Runway 36 and Naiomi Tegler. (By the way- Chris and Luke, you guys rock!) It was amazing. Bob’s really got a solid place there. The funny thing was that my plan was to book the bands for Bash on the Farm 2005 with Bob while I was there, but he got the chicken pox. (No joke). So a day before I go, I got a call asking me to m.c. the night. I accepted, a little bummed that I wouldn’t be able to spend time with Bob, but glad for the opportunity to serve on the New Year. My friend Amy Mitchell from Christian Mingle also came down, and we had a great time hanging out. Bob was gracious to get the bands hotel rooms, and although Ellen and Runway had arrangements, Amy, Naiomi’s bandmates Luke and Chris, and myself had a great time chilling out until 3a.m. God bless you guys.
Well. What about this year? What will God do? I am praying that he suprises me in great and glorious ways this year that I can’t even dream of. I’m not an easy guy to impress, so I can’t wait to see what he comes up with! I was so blessed in 2004 that it makes me want to weep, and I’m sure that 2005 will be more of the same. God’s grace is astounding.
I have thought for a few years now that my life is going to be divided into 2 separate chapters since I got saved (at least 2, maybe more). This first season involves the music industry. I love it, and am thrilled with every opportunity. But my heart still yearns for the second chapter, where I am married and working in Mexico with orphans, or something similar. I left my heart there, and am looking forward to working with those children again someday. But as is my custom, I will not leave the music industry until I’ve conquered it, and/or the Lord calls me on.
My wishes for 2005: Relationship started with future wife, Increased and more powerful ministry (especially through Brick and Amp and Ellen), more money and greater wisdom and less debt, and most important-
Giving my life completely over to Jesus in every area.