Keeping It Real

7 Apr

It has been a good while since my last post. I’m not sure if it has been due to laziness, busy-ness, writer’s block, or just not wanting to waste anyone’s time with a less than average post – probably a combination of all of them! There have definitely been things on my mind but I haven’t come up with a way to put it all together yet, but I’ll give it a try now…

A lot has been going on the past few months – most of it NOT music related. There has been a lot of stress dealing with some serious issues with friends and family members regarding drug addiction, mental and physical health issues, and infidelity.  Add caring for two young girls and working most nights out of the week and there doesn’t leave too much time for music.  Adam has managed to write a handful of amazing songs in the past few months and several more are waiting to be finished.  He has been playing writers’ rounds a couple times a month, too, and his new songs have been getting some great responses!  He is currently preparing for his first official trio gig in town in about a week – April 16th! 

Back to more of what’s been going on outside of music… God has been working within us, and particularly Adam, on valuing what’s important in life and trusting His perfect plan and timing. I have seen my husband grow into a stronger, more confident man who is willing to speak up and be honest and not just “go along to get along.”  This challenge to be a more authentic person started a little less than a year ago (about the same time I started this blog).  My dad showed Adam a song called “Jerusalem” by a Hasidic Jew rapper named Matisyahu.  This song is basically about calling out Jews who have forgotten their history and traditions.  Within this song there is a line that made an impression on Adam: “If I forget the truth then my words won’t penetrate.”  Pretty poweful lyrics by a pretty unforgettable artist!  You may want to go back and read that line again!  This has kind of become Adam’s motto when focusing on who he wants to be, not only as an artist, but as a person.  I love that Adam is still the same empathatic, kind-hearted man but now has a newfound boldness.  His passion for “being real” is refreshing, especially in a town full of people that only say what you want to hear because one day they may need a favor from you… AND because we live in a society that goes along with whatever is popular in the media…

There have been two things that I have been reflecting on a lot in the past month or so – one is a verse and the other is a quote.  The bible verse that I’ve been obsessed with lately is “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).  I think this fits the theme of my blog very well, don’t you?! 

Another saying that has been inspiring to me is the following quote by William Carey: “Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”  Enough said!

Happy Easter!  Have a wondeful day celebrating the greatest truth and gift of all!

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