Category Archives: Redemption’s Heart – pieces of my story

Fun Friday At Lifepark Christian Fellowship

marty-simpson-poster-rgbMarty Simpson is coming to Life Park Christian Fellowship on Friday, September 19, 2014 and because we want everyone to come who can, we are offering tickets up for a special discount price of $5 each. You can click on the above photo to order tickets or you can buy them at the door. All seats are general admission and tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis.

On Improvising: Music Can Dance if you let it.

And now for something completely different.

Music Can Dance if you let it.

“So, tell me about yourself”

 doesn’t sound quite right

when the person speaking

is in the middle

of a pelvic exam.

My pelvic exam.

What am I supposed to say to that?

“Well doc, this time last year

 you took my uterus

out through my hoo ha

 and named it Fergus,

You know more

about me than I do.”

 Would you have shot milk

from your nose

if I’d allowed myself to say

what I was thinking

instead of the tired

and rehearsed answer

that I always give

listing titles

Mom, Wife, Daughter,

safe things

and nothing else.

Years of training

Keep me from saying

what I really want.

The contrast between being

physically vulnerable

without knowing the freedom

of emotional vulnerability

does not escape me.

Music can dance if you let it

But it will be another four years

before I have the courage

to let it find me.

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Soggy Mountain Breakdown, Icebucket style

Okay, while it’s true yours truly was challenged and chose to donate instead – people have really gotten creative with this whole Icebucket challenge thing. I wouldn’t have the nerve to do what this guy did – love my banjo too much, I’d be afraid of ruining it. Still, I cannot believe he managed to play Foggy Mountain Breakdown the WHOLE time! Wow. 

Music Monday: Jeff and Travis The Hammer Holds Cover

I forgot to hit publish on this. It was meant for yesterday –

I’ve been telling you guys that I’m married to a musician and I am. This is my husband Jeff on guitar and our great friend Travis practicing The Hammer Holds by Bebo Norman in our living room.

They are part of a worship team called Zion’s Fire and they lead worship twice a month at Ablaze Church in Broken Arrow, OK

I get concerts like this all the time. I love it.

 

Oh and I’ve been married to that awesome guitar player for 24 years as of yesterday.

Make Your Life Spectacular, Robin Williams Tribute

I’m not one for celebrity, so I have no idea why Robin’s death impacted me so hard. Maybe it’s because I’ve been depressed before, maybe it’s because I do comedy for a living. I don’t know. I just know that I grew up watching this man, loving every minute of it. He was part of my childhood, my young adulthood, and my kid’s lives (think Aladdin and Hook). He’s even part of me now as I find the courage to make people laugh. I would give anything for his spontaneity and talent. 

My favorite memory involving Robin is when I was 13. We didn’t have cable so of course my mother had never seen his real stand up. We were at Sears N Robuck and I saw his album Reality What a Concept. I begged my mother to buy it for me for my birthday. She looked at it, though Oh It’s that Mork guy – sure you can have it. 

HA!

We listened to it, I laughed at the funny voices, Mom laughed at all of the jokes that went over my head and she took it away from me until I was 18. 

This is a beautiful tribute. It’s only just over a minute long — I love the words.