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

Things That Give me courage

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It is the goofiest things really that give me courage; like that time I discovered that Bob Goff (Love Does) and I were wearing the same socks at a conference and I so badly wanted a selfie of our feet but didn’t ask because that would be weird and I got a hug instead.

 

 

The Random Dude I met on the airplane last year who flirted with a housewife and reminded me that I’ve still got it. Whatever “it” is.

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Meeting Donald Miller and taking a photograph during his book signing for Scary Close at the Storyline Conference in Chicago.  And then publishing said photo even if I’m thinking, “not my best.” (I’ll write more about that later.)

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A chance meeting with Howard (an old time blues musician) while walking down the streets of Broken Arrow and making a new friend. Howard not only sold me his old banjo, he gave me all of his books as well. “Don’t worry about playing like Scruggs, play like you.”

And I do now.

 

Like I said, it’s the goofiest things.

Matching socks.

A stranger on a plane.

A fun picture.

A music man.

What things give you courage? 

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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