February 15th, 2004: Believe it or not, I feel like I am finally getting over the holidays. I know the time to have done so was approximately a month ago but at times, my life gets somewhat crazy. Right before Christmas, I went to New York City for several days and just ate like a "pig", walked miles in the freezing cold window shopping and then going to a few Broadway plays. Going to New York has always been very special to me for many reasons. When I walk around that huge, massive place, I love to look at all the faces passing me by on the street. I see folks there from all walks of life. When I stand and look out my hotel window at all the other windows across from me, above me and below me, I try to imagine what kind of life the people inside have. I wonder if they are happy. I wonder if they are at peace. I wonder if they know my Lord, Jesus. I always think how I could not image living in this marvelous, crazy place without knowing Him. Then I stop and realize that this is just one city in our beautiful country. I get a bit sad thinking about all the children of God all over our country and the world that do not have the joy of knowing their creator yet. Then I say a prayer that maybe in the New Year to come, I can be a source of light to some of them.

The world we live in today is so full of distractions. In our lives, we are so bombarded with information. We are continually getting mixed messages all around us. Yet when I open the Word and start to read, it is as if all the "noise" of the world is silenced. I feel a quite strength that I know can only come from the Holy Spirit. Today I was reading my Bible in 2nd Timothy, chapter 4. In verses three through five, I was once again reminded that there is nothing new in this world. When Paul is writing "For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine, Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear (NIV)". Then as I read on through verse five, I shouted out a verbal amen! Paul tells us to be strong, to "Keep our head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry". As I read this I prayed, "Lord thank you that you did not leave us here in the craziness of life to figure out our lives on our own".

I have just released a new single "No Better Way" that is sort of written from this sentiment. My prayer is that maybe someone in those windows I see or some stranger I pass by will hear this song and start to think about the message of the lyrics in the song. You see, I do not want to write songs that are just more information that pleases itching ears. I pray that my songs can be a light that opens hearts up to the truth of God. In our world today, it seems that truth is hard to come by but believers in Jesus certainly know where to find it.


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