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At the Foot of the Cross (Live)

By |2018-01-23T05:35:29+00:00January 23rd, 2018|

Written the week following the week when I wrote "Waiting," I poured out "At the Foot of the Cross." Sometimes you write the song, and sometimes the song writes you. This one is the latter. I remember sitting writing this song, and it just kind of poured out - I think I wrote the song [...]

Waiting (Live)

By |2018-01-24T22:31:40+00:00January 9th, 2018|

It's one of the most meaningful things to me to be able to recollect and perform songs that I've performed for years, and this one is one of my favorites. It's rare to have recording of the song's intro also, so it was fun to catch it on tape, as well as having my wife [...]

Too Good (Live)

By |2018-01-23T04:03:01+00:00September 8th, 2017|

This song, as part of my Morning and Night songs, and it's a fun one. I wrote it on my cigar box guitar that was made for me. As I wrote it, I just kind of heard a bluesy, almost primitive, slide driven melody. So, I wrote this song, and when it came time to [...]

Be the Helpers

By |2018-01-16T05:50:49+00:00November 4th, 2016|

  "If you look for the helpers, then you'll know that there's hope." Fred Rogers It's overwhelming, really, where we have found ourselves. True, we do see the great needs in the world a little bit: the hurricanes and other natural disasters are often in the headlines, but let's be honest: scandal sells and attention is [...]