Friday, May 28, 2010

The Preacher's Kid

The Preacher's Kid
By Phil Bennett
The preacher's kid sat in the second row and sang "Amazing Grace"
He listened to the words his Daddy spoke...still in his place.
I always wondered if they actually listened to him speak
then why did they only live it one day a week.
Never knew how he couldn't see
That I needed him more than the sinners on Sunday.
They were a lost cause anyway.
I was not a sinner yet, maybe I needed to be
to get what I needed from him.
In many ways, he was a hero to me
And I wanted to be like him and not them.
I always knew he was doing the best he could
He didn't know any other way.
I still remember the sermons he preached
He felt it and tried his best to live it,
but he couldn't get them to see and it finally got the best of him.
"Don't you ever give up on God," he would say.
I listened, but they never did.
And in a million ways, because of him
the preacher's kid is a better man today.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Every time I think of giving up...I read this from Wayne Dyer

"Don't die with your music still in you. Find your passion. Your passion is what stirs your soul and makes you feel like you're totally in harmony with why you showed up here in the first place." - Dr. Wayne Dyer

It makes me want to pick my guitar up, stop whining and write what is in my soul. It's that simple to me.

Peace and joy,


Monday, May 3, 2010

One day it started raining and didn't stop...

Saturday morning started like many others...there was storms moving into the Nashville area. We didn't put that much thought into the forecast other than changing our plans from outdoors to indoors. Little did we know what was in store for us. In the next 36-40 hours, our town of Franklin, TN would get 15 inches of rain. Nashville got about 13 which more than doubled the record set in 1979.

This is a picture of our back yard. It came two feet from getting in the house. We were very fortunate especially when you consider people just down the road were under water. Friends of mine had 7 feet of water in their house. Long story short, it finally quit raining last night...nearly two days later.

The best news is the mama cardinal sat on her nest through the entire storm. Babies are doing fine. Mama Cardinal will be nominated for the "Mama of the Year" award.

So, appreciate what you have, be thankful every minute of everyday. Love like there is no tomorrow and always, always thank God for everything.

Peace and love,


My favorite Songwriter Joel Shewmake

Quote of the year...

“Be not the judges of men, but love your brothers and sisters, and find ways to reach out to them in common goals and aspirations. Where there is love in common, the divisions of creed will melt away and reveal the true nature of man’s eternal destiny -- one of unity in purpose, to be perfect as the Father is perfect."

Author Brilliant but Unknown

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