Musings of a Music Man

Inspirational lessons from my life

Processing my anxiety

It was a beautiful day outside.  The sun was shining, the temperature was 75 degrees, and there was a constant breeze with this slightest hint of the arrival of fall.  All around me were trees, manicured grounds, and nature highlighted by the sound of the lake lapping at the shoreline.  I’m not the outdoorsy type […]

He’s always there.

Recently, my daughter attended her first church lock-in. When I arrived to pick her up from the church her eyes were a little swollen and blood shot but the smile on her face told me she had a blast. As soon as she came home we sent her to bed and she slept for nearly […]

Get to steppin’!

Year ago I saw a movie titled Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  Though I’ve seen quite a few of the movies in the franchise, this one was one of my favorites because of the Christian undertones.  There was one particular scene I enjoyed the most.  It was when Indiana Jones was poised to cross […]

God doesn’t make spare parts

I was a chubby kid growing up with a mild activity level. While my mind wanted to perform feats of bravery and scale a 10ft fence in one fell swoop, my weight kept me closer to the ground. One weekend, I was over at my grandparent’s house and one of the cute neighborhood girls asked […]

Why? Why not?

The past few months have found me reminiscing about my past, sometimes, in great detail.  I remember specific instances that, at the time, didn’t make sense to me.  Vivid memories that left me confused because I wondered if my imagination had created certain thoughts.  Among the many issues, my heart and mind would be filled […]

Just drop it!

I decided I would share with you an interesting fact about myself in this week’s blog.  I’m certain you will be extremely impressed. Are you ready?  Here we go…….I am a professional grocery bag carrier.  I mean, someone should pay me for the level of talent I exude when carrying grocery bags.  I despise making […]

Taste and see…

As I was leading worship this past weekend the Holy Spirit kept dropping mental pictures of my children into my mind. I remember each season of their growth with great detail. The things I continued to see through my mind’s eye were memories of feeding them a bottle, giving them baby food for the first […]

Who is your Jethro?

Who is your Jethro? No. Not that Jethro (pictured above). The other one….I’ll get to him in a few minutes. In leadership you (sometimes) find yourself being thrust into awkward situations. We walk into differing settings with our own set of preconceived notions of how things should be done and set about completing the task […]

Are you abiding?

My wife and I were chatting a few days ago as we were getting ready for work. We were discussing how comical it is that our children get up and get ready for school/daycare but somehow end up in our bed where they stay until it’s time to go. This happens (almost) on a daily […]

Being present

I love my children with all my heart but, at times, I have a hard time simply “being present.”  I’m not necessarily referring to my actual physical presence being in the room with them.  I’m referring to being present emotionally and in other ways.  Life is crazy.  My wife and I both work jobs that […]