To be completely honest, I’m at an interesting time in my life. After three CDs and numerous concerts around the country, including three Christmas tours over the past few years, I’m excited to talk about the new direction I’m heading.
I am working on some new music—but it might not look like what you think.
As you know, I’m all about hope. I believe people living lives of hope can radically change the world and make it an increasingly beautiful, gospel-centric place. More than ever I’m passionately on a mission to know more about hope—what is it (beyond simple optimism), and how we can all live it out on a daily basis.
So, I’m developing the LIVE HOPE project.
My goal is to create a 12-week curriculum for personal or small group study which will literally show people how to live hope on a daily basis. I’m taking it apart and analyzing it and then putting all the information together in a way that I believe can change lives. And yes, in addition to the text and study guide, my plan is to have it include music, as well as video, audio devotionals, online blogs, interviews, and more. I’m even picturing a LIVE HOPE magazine…you know, if Oprah can have her own magazine, so can we! HA! Does this interest you?
I believe this will be material that you could use by yourself, with your family, with a small group, or even with a church. Also, I see this as something that I’ll be able to bring to churches, either as a stand-alone event, or together with a concert. Perhaps a whole LIVE HOPE weekend! Or what about offering it to businesses or church leadership who would like to work together on building hope within their staff? The possibilities are endless. Right?
How can you help?
1. Please pray for me. I need wisdom and courage to keep moving in this direction, as daunting as it might seem at times. –> Yes I’ll pray
2. Share with me what hope means to you. How do you define hope? What brings you hope when you feel hopeless? How would you encourage someone to find hope if they were looking for it? –> To me, Hope means…
3. Pray that the finances to develop this awesome project will be available. I’m convinced there is a hungry audience waiting for something like this. –> I can help…
4. And as always, I hope we can stay connected—please come back here to my website from time to time as I’m continually posting new content there, in addition to the extra stuff I post on facebook and twitter.
Stay tuned, I’m going to keep you informed as I know more. Additionally, in the next month or so I’m hoping to release an EP of some new music together with some other songs I’ve recorded that you might not have heard yet. And I’m going to continue doing concerts—with some cool things planned for the fall, in addition to another Christmas Tour in December.
Thanks for your companionship & encouragement on this journey. I hope you’ll join me on these next steps.