Musings of a Music Man

Inspirational lessons from my life

Your yucky place……

Have you ever found yourself in a predicament you couldn’t seem to get out of?  While you would like to blame others for your misfortune, truth be told, it was your fault you were stuck there (wherever your there is) in the first place.  We have a 6 month old puppy named Rufus.  He’s very […]

My wife smells…..

My wife smells. It’s really crazy. You wouldn’t imagine that scent could come from her but, good grief!  My wife smells……so good!!!  For as long as I’ve known her she has this daily routine.  After her shower filled with soaps, shampoos, and conditioners she continues by using scented lotions, adding sweet smelling deodorants, fixes her hair […]

It’s just a mask!!!

My son has this thing about people dressed up in costumes with masks. He doesn’t even like clowns with painted faces. When we went to Disney world over a year ago he wouldn’t have a thing to do with any of the characters that had on masks. But the princesses and princes were a different […]

Shake it off!

Months ago my wife and I went to the movies on a little mini-date.  Afterwards, we decided to take the exit door rather than the entrance we came in as it was closer to our vehicle.  You know, the door no one ever uses that is located next to the screen in some dark corner […]

Say NO to the dress

My wife doesn’t ask for much.  But one thing that brings her joy is watching the show “Say Yes to the Dress.”  Personally, I could go the rest of my life without ever watching the show again.  Like most females, she gets great joy from watching or taking part in anything wedding-oriented.  She loves to […]

Don’t be a spoiled brat!

Have you ever been around a child (or adult, for that matter) you would classify as a spoiled brat?  You know the one I’m talking about.  They’re never happy with anything they’ve been given and are constantly asking for everything shiny in their line of site.  I was recently walking through Walmart shopping for groceries.  […]

Piece by piece….

My maternal grandfather (I called him Papaw) had some pretty severe health issues in the latter part of his life requiring constant oxygen and limited mobility.  One thing that seem to bring him the greatest joy and help him pass the time was putting together puzzles. He would sit for hours at a time working […]

I am not alone!

Depression. Just the mention of the word makes many uncomfortable. If you’ve never dealt with it, it seems impossible to explain.  Most don’t understand it, know how to deal with it, and are unsure what to say to those who are dealing with it.  Just the mention of the word brings copious volumes of shame […]

Whose Reflection Do You See?

By guest blogger, Jennifer Rhodes……. Who on earth has found a love that is purer and more devoted than that of a good father or a mother?  Recently, our son gave me a plaque that contained the sweetest words describing a mother.  As I self-reflect, I find many characteristics that are repeated from generation to generation.  […]

Eggs and bacon

Marriage is a gift.  But, those who are married will agree, marriage is hard work.  The world teaches us to look out for numero uno.  Marriage is a daily, sometimes hourly, reminder of the importance of servanthood, forgiveness, and selfless love (just to name a few).  I recently heard a minister say, “Marriage is not […]