Holy poop guys. The first full day of the conference has come and gone. And boy was it busy. We started our day with a rehearsal. Lemme tell you. There's something sort of exciting about starting the day off with some singing. It's empowering. The clinician this week is Bob Simpson. He directs one of [...]
You're probably reading the title of this post and thinking, what the heck does black diamond mean and why does it apply to your music conference experience in Tennessee? I promise that the full meaning of this post will be revealed the more you read on. Please continue! Being in a place that is oozing God's handiwork [...]
Today the conference starts. Can you sense my nervousness? Yes, I've already met a lot of people. Yes, they've been the nicest people I've ever met. Am I still scared? You bet I am. I'm one of the newbies! One of the ones that don't know where everything is (although coming down two days before [...]
Hey friends! For those of you that are new to Messy Bun & Jesus, I'm so glad you're following me for this journey of mine in Tennessee. To my returnees, welcome back! I'm setting up this Sewanee series a little bit differently than I typically blog. When I blog usually, I like to make things [...]
Change is a good thing, but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy.
My first love experience was with my parents. I mean, they practically created me. I'm half of my dad and half of my mom. Plus they raised me well, in a household full of love. Then when I found church, which for me was much later in life, my next love was Jesus. And that will [...]
There's something to say about getting up on stage in front of 80 middle schoolers and talking to them about Jesus. That's what I did this last Sunday. All by myself. I prepped, I practiced, and I preached, on stage, by myself with no one there to save me if I fell. And I fell [...]