I’ve been at a loss for words this week. My head feels void of any answers. It’s made me long for my childhood eyes again, and my once blissfully unaware mind. But we grow, and life happens. And it’s hard to understand. How could something like the Vegas massacre happen? Why during a concert? Why those people? Why not me? (Side note - look up @ericchurchmusic's new song “Why Not Me” on YouTube) Lately, my response to all of the madness has been to shut it out and pretend it’s not happening. But this morning, something hit me. And I realized that instead of ignoring the fact that evil exists, I am commanded to push back against it with the overwhelming hope / joy / peace that comes with knowing Jesus as my Savior. Sometimes that means tangibly making an effort to help victims of tragedies. Sometimes it means simply being there to listen to a friend in need. And sometimes, as a songwriter, it means to create art that’s bigger than myself. But no matter how I do it, I must move with the confidence of knowing that things won’t always be this way. I believe in a hope that lies beyond my human understanding, and that gives me every bit of courage I need to make a difference right now. Today. “Keep It Moving” is an example of how a song can grow into something bigger than I could’ve imagined. And not by my own doing. It speaks to me now more than I thought it ever would, and I hope it's doing the same for others. It’s a song about moving forward. It’s about embracing hardships, yet knowing there’s always a light on the horizon ready to bring warmth to the soul. Anyways, I found this b-roll my friend @dj_lipscomb shot while @nathanspicer and I were recording “Keep It Moving”. Thought I'd share it. Cheers, friends. Here's to the beautiful life we live. Here's to music. Here's to the songwriting community. Here's to the heroes who put their lives on the line to save the lives of strangers last week in Vegas. ❤️💙 "promise after all these years, it'll be worth all the tears, swear it's gonna be alright, I think we gotta keep it moving"
366 days (a day late on this post) with you as my wife, and with each one I love you more. My best friend. You embody beauty and grace. The Lord has been good to us, and it's fun to watch our life unfold together. Happy anniversary @emilyeggebrecht, and here's to many more. 💙 PS - had a blast with you in NYC this weekend. A memory for the books. 🤗
You can find me here, writing the kinds of songs I've been wanting to write for a long time. Time to get personal. Time to get to work.