This is going to be one of those posts where I’m very transparent and I know some of you would rather I not share so much, but I also know that some of you like it when I do.
I’m feeling new life in two of my three dream categories. If you’ve been following me a while you know that my categories are Music, Money, and Marriage.
Musically, here’s what’s happening. I’ve re-connected with a friend from 20 years ago. I knew him when I was in college and he was 13 years old at the time. Now, two decades later, he lives in my tiny town (population 2500) and operates a professional recording studio. That’s where I recorded my recently released single Wings, and there’s more coming from Pyrate LLama Studios. What are the chances!! I feel set up to win!
I’m about to perform my first concert in almost 2 years. My farewell show was January 26, 2013. I meant to be done, not for a little while, but done. The term Sabbatical is what we’re using in hindsight. At any rate, on July 26, a couple weeks from now, I’ll play a concert in Vancouver BC at an SDA camp-meeting. I put the set-list together yesterday and remembered the excitement of planning a shared experience for an audience.
I’ve now led worship 4 times since coming back to music and I’ve been loving it, both spiritually and musically.
Regarding Money, also known as the measure of my value and relevance in the marketplace, I am blessed with the progress I’m making as a marketer. I’m learning so much and partnered with two companies.
One is iLA(Inspired Living Application), a brilliant mobile app concept going through some growing transitions as we learn to execute the vision properly. I hope greatly for the future of this company. I get excited about changing lives through inspiration and hope. Today I was so very thrilled to visit our newly upgraded website, a responsive (meaning it adjusts to your mobile device’s screen size) site designed and created by the amazingly brilliant John Marr of Savage Apps. I’m honored to be affiliated with his genius!
I’ve also partnered with Zurvita (“The Risen Life”), an international marketing firm specializing in wellness products. I’ll be traveling to Houston next week for the company’s annual convention and there I hope to meet and learn from various leaders in the company and in the industry.
The more you learn, the more you earn.
I took Zurvita’s Zeal for Life Challenge, a 90-day challenge to be in the best shape of your life. Today is day 90. I am pleased with the results. Pleased but not satisfied. There’s more I want for my body in terms of strength and muscle definition. In the next few days I’ll post before and after pics from this challenge.
I’ll take a weekend off to enjoy and celebrate my accomplishments on the first 90-day challenge, and then I’m starting a new 90-day challenge next week, building on the foundation of the one that ends today. Next challenge will be about increasing width and strength in legs and shoulders.
That brings us to the third M-word, Marriage.
I got nothing…
When I think of that word, I have no dream.
This reminds me of the time I had no dream in Music and I set it aside, only to discover a new dream with new life a couple years later. Allowing my next steps to be informed by what has gone before, I simply placed the dead third dream in God’s hands, trusting that He will either give me a new dream or give me Peace to live without a dream in that area of my life. As I was processing these thoughts in mid-June, I decided I would simply take the rest of the year off from thinking about it, and re-visit in the new year, a 6-month Hiatus, so to speak. Why not? TV shows do it all the time!
The other two dreams give me plenty of living to do. I have dared to suspect that my diligent passion for those two dreams just might contribute the needed spark for the third, but that’s just me speculating. For the next 6 months, it’s a thing I talk to God about in the secret place.