Four weeks since the Chicago ½ Marathon. I can’t believe it’s already been a month since I was in Chicago to run the big race…not to mention the release of my CD. It’s been an exciting month! I’m blown away by the tremendous response people are giving the project – saying all kinds of nice things about the songs. I hope it’s encouraging, inspiring, and ultimately life-giving. Here’s a bit of a recap of the last month…
Sept. 12 – Chicago ½ Marathon – had a blast. I indeed did prove that “Impossible is Nothing” by accomplishing something I had considered impossible only 12 weeks earlier.
Sept. 14 – PILGRIM MAN CD released – I celebrated by watching the Twins beat the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago with my friend Dennis Rizo.
Sept. 16 – Fall softball season starts. Awesome. Continues on Thursdays & Mondays into November.
Sept. 17 – CD Release Party (Nashville) – A fantastic gathering of friends from throughout my years here in Music City. Finger foods and beverages. I shared a handful of new songs – a couple live, and a couple on CD. Ended with a great prayer time, thanks to the amazing Brenda Boswell, who has been a beautiful source of encouragement to me ever since we met in 1994.
Sept. 19 – My first stop on the Pilgrim Man Fall 2010 Tour – Roanoke, VA. Had a blast at Vinton Baptist Church with Chris, Bill, and my good friends the Perrington’s. Sang in their two AM services, then did a concert that evening. Had a blast – so thankful for the opportunity to meet these great people – and share my songs & stories with them.
Sept. 26th – Outdoor picnic concert at Brook Hollow Baptist Church in West Nashville – thanks to my friend, JR Davis and their Pastor Tom.
Oct. 3rd – Music at my own church!! Church of the Redeemer – Nashville. I love my church – there’s such a great, loving, non-pretentious spirit. I’m thrilled to get to serve the body with music, together with the other awesome musicians and our leader, Jennifer Martin.
Oct. 6th – Interview with KFSI Rochester, MN – my new favorite radio station – to promote my concert this weekend. They’ve been playing my song “Pilgrim Man” for a while, and it’s extra special because my parents & a ton of friends live there and get to hear it!
Oct. 10th – Great day at Rochester Covenant Church – two AM services – and big concert that evening. Blew me away to get to sing with their church choir on “Pilgrim Man” and “This World Is Not My Home.” Had great help in the concert from Pat, Will & Shannon from the church on BGVs. Had a bunch of family and friends show up, and even surprise me – including a couple I went to college with in Nebraska and hadn’t seen for 22 years. They saw a poster for the concert my dad put up in a shop and decided to come and bring their boys. Awesome.
So what’s ahead? God only knows. I hope to make it back to the Midwest a few more times this fall, including Omaha, Iowa, Missouri, and even Minnesota again. I’ll keep you posted. If you know somewhere I could come sing, let’s make it happen.
Thanks for all your love & support. It’s all for God & you.