Monday, July 28, 2008

20 Years Ago...


Tonight I am sitting at my desk backing up files and scratching accomplished tasks from my great list of things to do. As I looked at today's date on my calendar I remembered my spiritual birth. Twenty years ago today, I came to a personal understanding of the power of the gospel and submission to the Holy Spirit's call to follow, believe, and find life in the Father through His Son Jesus.

I was in England that night having arrived in country for the first time just nine days earlier. I was lying in bed thinking of all that I had been taught to know and understand of God's nature, character, and promises. I had lived my life for the approval and acknowledgment of others. My spiritual identity was found in the affirmation from onlookers of my behavior and good works. I knew in my mind the truth, but my belief was cut short by my own lack of obedience to surrender my life and confess my sin and absolute need for the Savior.

I remember a simple and bounding joy in my heart and peace in my soul as I prayed, and through the torn veil I saw the promise of Calvary applied to my life eternal now destined for glory.

No matter what the past may have been, our lives depend on God's Sovereign Grace to rescue us from the sin of ourselves. I am blessed to have had the nurturing of my parents through God's Word from an early age. I am also blessed to have had the lyrics of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs echo in my ears for many years prior teaching me the truth of the character and nature of my Creator God. Now, as one who images God through creativity, I pray that the Holy Spirit will measure through the gifts He has given me His Grace for others to see the beauty of God's Promise and Sovereign Love.

Thanks for celebrating with me!

Pack Light and Don't Forget Your Passport,


Monday, July 21, 2008

Norfolk, VA

It is always good to send a good report of God's work. My first concert back out on the road is always a great hurdle to cross. It seems a sudden change from being home - always a bit tentative and unsure. God is faithful - He will do it!
Last night was the House Concert for 1st Baptist Norfolk at the Goff House. There were about 50 people in attendance - some young married but mostly single college/career/military. I ran into a Citadel Brother there which is always good. The audience was a mixture of believing, non-believing, and searching people. It is such a joy and delight to serve the Lord in this simple way presenting the gospel and foundations of faith for life and growth in our hearts.
I head today back across the water to Newport News and join the Campus Crusade Military ministry for a staff conference outside the city. Please pray that this will be a fruitful time of ministry and encouragement to the missionaries with Crusade.
Pack light and don't forget your passport,

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Returning to the Blogosphere


I have stayed out of the blogging for the last two years since I moved from South Carolina to Tennessee - for no apparent reason. I have decided to begin again along with my updates to keep you all informed. Please subscribe to my Blog as well as the updates.

The summer has been a good break from the road, but it has also been very busy getting ready for the upcoming tours. This year I am reaching not only back into the military outreach in Europe, but I am also pursuing new ground in Asia as well as potential at the end of the year in Afghanistan. Booking in three continents (to include The States) presents many challenges and frequent desires to duplicate myself in order to spread the workload; nevertheless, God gives me strength and drive as I need it.

The new record is far from finished although it is far from forgotten. Things have just been very busy and finances tight. But the Lord has given me great peace about it - that is truly will be done when it is done and He is in control of all situations. There are some Pre-Release samples coming available on the web site very soon! Please check them out.

The Blog will once again start archiving - if you are interested in what happened three years ago, you can check that out here.

The traveling begins soon. Check out the whole new web site -

Pack light, and don't forget your passport!