Well good morning, friends. It’s 4am right now and I’m not quite sure why I’m awake. I’m wondering if it was the banana split that I ate last night or just that I’ll be back into music as of next Friday and the excitement keeps me awake. Either way, I’ve been meaning to write an update for some time. So really, why not 4 in the morning?
This summer has been quite enjoyable. Last week I was biking down the road to meet a friend for coffee and thinking about how fresh air just makes one feel alive. Certain temperatures in certain settings specifically feel amazing. For instance:
83 degrees on a beach with a breeze and a splash of the ocean,
70 degrees on a bike on an early summer morning,
54 degrees at night on a camping trip around a warm fire,
(Forgive me, some of these temps may not be spot on. You’ll have to give or take a few degrees.)
It has been great to spend time outside with friends and family and the great part is, summer has just begun. Next Saturday night I get to play at Lifest with a full band. Scott Troyer, Lynn Graber, and Alex Teixeira, will all be driving up from Indiana and joining Hoss and I in Oshkosh at 10pm at the festival. I have had a few weeks without playing music and I am now anticipating next weekend with excitement. Following Lifest we will be playing a few other random places before leaving for a trip to Guatemala. We’ll finish up the summer with more concerts and events and a good friend’s wedding. I’m sure you all have amazing adventures in store for the rest of the summer as well, and I hope that you enjoy each moment as God gives it.
I love that He is in the business of giving life. Not just oxygen/heart beating life but life that makes us fully alive in HIM. Our souls, our beings, our relationships, our minds; made new through faith in Jesus. His death bringing us life.
Here are a few verses from the book of Hebrews that I was reading the other day that blew my mind.
How much more will the blood of Christ, Who through the eternal Spirit, offered Himself without blemish, to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve a living God!
Through a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil , His flesh.
I’m seeing that the life God gives is the life that I’m always longing for. If only we would take a moment to turn our gaze to Him in our day. Life is not always bike rides and gentle breezes, and yet still God remains faithful through each season of difficulty and joy.
John 10:10 – The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly.
Much love to you as you seek Him,