Skip to main content


Showing posts from April, 2017

Go Deep

Last Saturday I completed Part 1 of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI).

This was my first RLI, but definitely not my last as I thoroughly enjoyed the six hours of courses, discussion, and information.

Leaving the session feeling empowered for service, I asked myself three questions.

In the 3 years that I've been in Rotary, why haven't I attended RLI before?What have I really learned and how can I apply it?How can I spread the word about RLI and when is the next session? I am passionate about Rotary. How it helps people around the world, the friendships, the vocational support, and the community-centered approach it takes to all of its initiatives resonates with me.
But, one serious flaw that attending RLI pointed out in me is how little I truly know about what I say I'm "passionate" about. My attendance at RLI kindled a fire to go deeper with knowing Rotary. And that, Dear Reader, also where I challenge you: Go Deep.
If we say we are passionate about something,…

What Passes First

"And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law to fail." - Luke 16:17
Jesus is speaking to a group of self-righteous, deeply religious people when he says these words. Many of them did not believe He was the Messiah and Savior of the world.

A tittle is a tiny mark used in the Hebrew alphabet to distinguish certain letters.

Jesus is saying that heaven and earth will end before even the tiniest mark of God's Word will.

His words speak to the indestructibility and infinite nature of God's Word.

No matter where you are, what you face, or what may have you worried or perplexed, put your faith in God's Word. It will endure, outlast, and overpower anything existing in this world.

Everything we see and all we know will pass away before one tittle, or the tiniest letter of God's Word, will.

The Synth Sounds

I am excited to share that my first jazz project is nearing completion. (Also why this is my first post this month).

Other than piano, you can definitely expect to hear sounds of 1980's and 1990's-era synthesizers filtered throughout the upcoming album.

I admire the newer sounds we have today, but none of them quite replicate the original, synth-led sounds of 80's and 90's music.

In my opinion, 80's and 90's sounds present the perfect crossover of analog and digital mixes that were limitless in use and expression.

It is no wonder that modern synthesizers today still draw inspiration from 80's and 90's technology. It was simply some of the most innovative audio machinery ever created.

No shame here. Expect 80's and 90's vibes to come your way in my upcoming project.

Stay Tuned!!!

A pile of my module racks from the 80's and 90's used and simulated on my upcoming jazz album.