Not everyone's addictions are private . . .

Some people’s addictions show up right on their faces – or their midsections . . . I stepped on the scale 9 years ago today, at the doctors office, because the bathroom scale I had at my house would no longer register my weight. The number was astronomical. At my heaviest, i weighed around 380 lbs. That’s roughly half the …

Pat Metheny Orchestrion

I used to work at the Alabama Theatre – while attending Samford. It was one of the 4 venues that I worked live production around town. Sound, rigging, lighting, etc . . . Anyway – Pat Metheny did a show at the Alabama one night. I had never heard of him – but working the load in/out that day – …

Happy birthday to our #2

Our #2 turns 5 today. He was born here in Birmingham at Brookwood, and delivered by the best OB in Birmingham – before she moved to St Vincent’s (we followed her there for our #3). Anyway – Drew turns 5 today. These are a few pics that were taken at the beginning of the school year LAST year – apparently …

My NICU baby turns 9 today

I posted Drake’s story last year. I’m gonna post it again. He was born at 6:01, on a Friday – June 15, 2001. This was after 30 hours of labor, 3 doctors, 5 nurses . . . and then she pushed for 3 hours. They were about ready to do a C-section when the doc saw the head. He came …

Announcements with a cute kid . . . .

With the kids leading in worship this past week – we had kids do the 80 as well. This is my 2nd son . . . http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=11811910&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1

My friend Billy . . .

wrote this post – and I think it hits it square on the head . . . See you Sunday!

Hysterical Email

Emails to a music minister could be good copy for a book. But every once in a while – I get something encouraging, and in this case – really funny. My choir members will get a kick out of it . . . I DO have permission from the author of this email to post this – although I’ve removed …

I only teach 4 piano students . . .

And they all work harder than any piano students I know. I’m the toughest teacher I know – I was taught how to teach by the toughest teacher I know. My students arrive for piano lessons at 7AM – before school starts. They have to practice more, and have to do things that regular piano lessons wouldn’t require. They’ve got …

#3 turns 3!

Happy birthday to Drennen. We made the name up (or stole it from a church family’s last name) because #3 was a glorious surprise and we were out of “Dr” names with Drake and Drew. (we didn’t like Drip, or Dreyfus, or Dremel) So happy birthday to michael drennen . . . you’re crazier than numbers 1 and 2 combined!