Creating content and writing songs can be a scary experience.   Booking shows can also be unnerving for 3 reasons:   1) maybe no one will show up 2) what if everyone hates it 3) maybe the club won’t have me back   All of these thoughts are resistance.  They are holding you back from […]

Patton Oswalt

I watched a documentary about the comedian Patton Oswalt last night.    He mentioned that it took him 4 years of performing stand-up before he started writing material he liked.     His buddy Brian Posehn said it was about 4 years for him too.     Most people don’t realize how long it really takes to be excellent […]

small things

They are easy to miss.   It’s easy to gloss over and only focus on the big picture. And the big picture is great. It’s critical for success. It’s what makes or breaks a career. The big picture helps us know where we are going and allows us to redirect if we want to change […]

Promises (Psalm 13)

Labels I really dislike the term Christian Music. It’s so nondescript. What makes something Christian? Is it a song that plays on K-LOVE or something written by a Christian? It doesn’t mean anything. Hymn is a much better word.  It means a song or ode in praise or honor of God.  Worship song or sacred […]

Hypothesis of Generosity

Brene Brown wrote a great book called, Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution. She talks in the book about how we perceive others.  One of the most powerful questions she asks is: Do you think people, in general, are doing their best? Boy!  Doesn’t that stir up some emotions? I’m slowly coming to […]

Process: Quantity vs. Quality

I struggle with this. How much should I create? How much time should I spend per composition? I don’t really have an answer. The more songs I write the better my music is both compositionally and lyrically. But, I also don’t want to publish crap. Performing is also really important.  Live performance is the best […]


  Sometimes a song wants to be written.   I spend a lot of time chasing songs, but it is really special when the song speaks back to you.   I’ve always loved the Bible stories in the Old Testament. When I was a kid I would read them over and over again.   One of […]