Obstacles & Miracles
If you’re on my website, you probably know I’m releasing a CD in a week. I’m pretty excited about it. But, to be honest, there have been some obstacles. Actually a lot of them. I mean, I knew it wouldn’t be an easy project, but I didn’t count on THIS:
I had a family emergency and had to go out of town for 10 days when I should have been writing my final song.
My arranger and recording engineer, Masa Fukuda, received an invitation to perform at a huge concert,Read More
In these busy days there are many who have time for golf, time for shopping, time for work, time for play—but no time for Christ. Lovely homes…provide rooms for eating and sleeping, playrooms, sewing rooms, television rooms, but no room for Christ. No room. Ever has it been.
A few years ago, when I was directing the music in Primary, the theme of the month was “Jesus is a God of miracles.” I wanted a song to go with it. I scoured all the typical sources to find that song, but no luck. So I decided to write one.Read More
John and I spent last week bicycling around Glacier National Park. I can’t say enough about the beauty of the park, or the experience of being so ‘at one’ with it. I loved every minute of it, and would do the same trip again tomorrow if I could.
Here’s the summary: In 5 days, we biked 185 miles, with 27,889 total feet of elevation gain. We crossed the Continental Divide 4 times, and went into Canada and back. We stayed in 4 beautiful lodges, ate a lot of good food, and saw 3 black bears, 2 bald eagles and a golden eagle, and a baby grizzly.
Top 10 reasons to go?Read More
I remember a time when I thought the kids would never grow up. Ever. It seemed like it took an eternity just to move from diapers and bottles to kindergarten and tee-ball. And I remember the day when our oldest son started Junior High School, and I thought, “Wow — it might really happen after all!”
When Scott was 6 and Johnny was 14, my mom said, “Freeze them! There will never be a better time than right now!” But alas, they continued to grow, (funny how your perspective can change so fast), and suddenly, all in one month, Johnny left for Ukraine on a full-time mission, Gary graduated from high school, and Scotty attended his last day of school at Wasatch Elementary.
But last week, they were all here. Just them. And us. It was “The Original Seven Reunion.” And it was a piece of Heaven – Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, our birthdays and Christmas, all rolled into one weekend. I’ll never forget it.
Thanks to Marie, Landon, Sarah and Jacqueline for making it possible. You’re the best.Read More
I’m not really a composer. It’s a even stretch to call myself a songwriter. A songwriter is someone like Carole King, who has written 42 songs — that start with the letter “A”! (I don’t even have ONE song that starts with “A.”) But I’ve written a lot moreRead More
I wrote “Everything Speaks His Name” as an assignment song when I was in college. It was an assignment where we were supposed to “Start with a title.” I came up with “Everything Speaks His Name” as a title, and I was feeling pretty smug about it. I thought it would be a loveRead More