Timing

Drummers are supposed to understand timing - it's kinda what we do. But sometimes, timing doesn't go the way we want. A song may change tempo or there may be a huge timing change between songs in a set. It can be a pain, but so is playing the same time signature and tempo for … Continue reading Timing

Which God?

"Which God? There is but one true God!" How can a statement be both completely true and totally wrong at the same time? What do you do when philosophy and religion collide with rational thought? "The truth is rarely pure and never simple." ~Oscar Wilde I read a Facebook post months (or more) ago by a … Continue reading Which God?

Shortcuts

We love shortcuts. We love anything that makes other things go faster. We love microwaves and fast food. We love instant pudding, rather pre-made pudding cups. There's nothing we don't like if we can get it or do it faster. That's life in America (or any "first-world" nation, I'd wager). It's often later that we … Continue reading Shortcuts

“Good” Legalism?

Legalism (or being legalistic) is a term used to describe (in Christian circles) the number of (and/or method of how) hoops are jumped through to keep one's salvation. For example, when one is saved, they are eventually (usually pretty quickly) given the list of things they are no longer allowed to do: no smoking, no drinking, no … Continue reading “Good” Legalism?

Spark of the Divine

There is something in each and every one of us that was placed there long before conception. Genesis tells us that God formed mankind in His image. The Gospel of John says that everything that was ever made was made in and through the Word (Jesus, not the Bible). I believe we all carry a piece of … Continue reading Spark of the Divine

Pushing…

As you already know, if you've read my blog before, I like to relate life events, discussions with coworkers, and even movies I watch to spiritual matters. Today's lesson (for me) has to do with pushing myself, which sounds like a good thing on the surface. I was recently in training for a 5K... I … Continue reading Pushing…

I Am A Christian (Taking It Back)

I'm a Christian. I am a Christian. I. Am. A. Christian. It's a simple phrase, but I often have a hard time saying it. At least lately. It was easier to claim to be a Christian when I wasn't even going to church! I guess the thing that I wanted to avoid with using the … Continue reading I Am A Christian (Taking It Back)

Repenting of Tolerance

We (Americans, at least) tend to go through phases - not only what's in or out, but what is acceptable and unacceptable. In our recent history, one of these things has been tolerance. Tolerance: the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree … Continue reading Repenting of Tolerance

Reconstruction Project

My wife and I love watching home makeover shows. Especially the ones where a designer will completely restructure and redesign a house for a family so that it meets their needs. Usually, the family in question can't afford the house they really want, so a team of professionals help them find something that can become … Continue reading Reconstruction Project

My God(-Shaped Box)

Last night as I was drifting off to sleep, my thoughts drifted toward God. I started to think about how He was my God. My personal God. Then a scene from the show 'Last Man Standing' (which I recently started streaming via Netflix) where the dad in the show was telling his daughter about how … Continue reading My God(-Shaped Box)