Archive for December, 2008

good progress

Sunday, December 28th, 2008
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spent about 4 hours organizing and working through the studio yesterday…I can’t believe all of the wires I have…I should be wireless…just thinking out loud. I have no idea really what kind of solutions there are out there, but will be looking into that. Hope everyone is having a great Christmas break.

little drummer

Friday, December 26th, 2008
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I always wanted to do a version of this, originally I was using the piano to figure out the notes, and decided to keep it..like the stripped down version, some arp’d syth ya’know – stufflikethat….hope you like it.

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Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 25th, 2008
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Thou hast not made, or taught me, Lord to care

For times and seasons – but this one glad day

Is the blue sapphire clasping all the lights

That flash in the girdle of the year so fair –

When thou wast born a man, because alway

Thou wast and art a man, through all the flights

Of thought, and time, and thousandfold creation’s play.

George Macdonald

Mary and Joseph

Monday, December 22nd, 2008
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sometimes it is interesting to consider how Joseph must have felt – being engaged to Mary, and then getting the news she is pregnant, before they were married, and before he had ‘known’ her. In those days the knowledge of how people got pregnant was as common as today. Granted, Joseph received news of this pregnancy being from the Holy Spirit, but I have no doubt it was not as simple as this. According to scripture, Jesus own brothers doubted he was the messiah. Couple this with the history of Mary being pregnant before Joseph married her (simple math), and we find Mary and Joseph probably were ostracized because of this perceived impropriety as far as the public in their day is concerned. All of this is simply more support for the fact that God does things in his own way – and has proven again and again that His ways are not mans…I am personally encouraged by the arrival of Christ, and the celebration of this in Christmas. I am also encouraged that when I put myself in Josephs shoes (in so far as that is possible) there are many head scratching similarities in how God chooses to deal with me.

care for some djembe?

Friday, December 19th, 2008
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i wrote a little djembe jam in E…enjoy.

well, we need t-shirt ideas

Thursday, December 18th, 2008
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there is still a little more time if you have a brilliant idea for the idrum image…did I say idrum…whose idea was that?? Well – don’t worry – we don’t have a final decision yet – though we do have some noteworthy entries! There are some very cool changes coming, one specifically tied to the graphic you see below…that and more will hopefully to be launched in the early new year…I’m so excited…really…arent you?

contest announcement

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
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i am working on a drum project that will include this logo – am considering some catchphrases like “idrum” – and “get wings – drum”…you are invited to enter a phrase in the comment section…the winner will win a t-shirt with the logo and winning phrase on it!

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hope everyone is doing well –

Thursday, December 4th, 2008
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we got snow, grooves, a hot fire, a thankful heart and some cool logo visual ideas i hope to put up here soon…are you feeling me?

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…as long as it is called Today…

Monday, December 1st, 2008
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Hebrews 3:13 mentions the importance of encouraging each other daily – in order that we don’t become hardened by the deceit of sin. In both the King James and New International the Today part is capitalized. It is the email equivalent of TODAY. I take it as a shout. Right now! This moment. Immediately. Most of our anxieties come from thinking of tomorrow, or the past – and we spend surprisingly little time actually ‘in the moment’, and as mentioned before by many wiser men than I, this moment is the one thing you have some power over. Further – the way you are this moment is a pretty good indication of how you will be later in upcoming moments, days, weeks, or months. I remember reading in a letter a well known author had written to his daughter the following (here I quote);

“I don’t think I am very ambitious except the strong desire ‘to go where I am’ be ambition….”

I think today the common experience is to be fixed on our ambitions, while the moments slip by in anxiety and apprehension. We focus on where we are not, we refuse to acknowledge and reflect on where we are. Sin causes us to be deceived even more than when we first take the forbidden thing or suffer from unbelief. The longing for the future in this case can actually be a desire to escape the uneasiness of the now, the today. It is a deceit that some thing or experience in the future will relieve you – when you know deep down relief will only come by obedience to God. So – as long as it is today call out to God. You have now – what makes you so sure you have tomorrow? Repent, and whatever the thing or sin is that stands between you and God, Christ himself will help you deal with. Do it now, cry for help, and the Lord will meet you here today, and help you in your struggle against the enemy the devil. Ask for the Holy Spirit, Luke 11:13, and get into the habit of seeking first the kingdom of heaven and His righteousness as long as it is called Today.