April 2012 was a very full month and writing time was limited due to projects, travel and family time. There were many happenings and blessings, including a spring break trip to Yosemite National Park and San Francisco, exhibiting and sharing music at private events in Orlando, FL, Colorado Springs, CO and Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, GA. I was often reflecting on gratitude and remembrance during these days. There is much to be thankful for.
It’s hard to believe that just one year ago, the new album A Thousand Years had just been recorded with Will Ackerman in Vermont, and was beginning to make its way out into the world to be heard with its message of “peace and rest in a hurried world.” I finished April 2012 with my wife at a special conference on generosity, where I had the privilege of performing a concert. One of my favorite “write downs” from several of the stories that were shared was “I would rather grow toward increasing my standard of giving instead of my standard of living.” There is great need across the earth in so many areas. The following question was also posed: “Why do I have more than I need?” And the answer was, “So that I can help others in need.”