One of the hardest parts of being any type of artist is dealing with the vulnerability and self-confidence that standing on stage alone requires. In a world that makes millions of people who seem “better than you” more accessible than ever before, drumming up the courage to perform is no easy feat. How can musicians overcome a lack of self-confidence? Continue reading You’re Great! No, Really! Overcoming a Lack of Self-Confidence for Musicians
1 Kings 19:12 (NLT) “And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper.”
Have you ever had the experience of hearing God speak to you but only you could hear it? It wasn’t a clap of thunder or a surround-sound rumble, but a quiet voice, and you just knew in your spirit that it was Him? In the bible, God speaks in a thunderous sound, a whirlwind, and also loud enough for all to hear as He did at Jesus’ baptism (Luke 3:21). The bible tells us that He also speaks in a whisper, one on one, as described in 1 Kings 19:12. Continue reading In a Quiet Voice
1 Peter 5:7 (NLT) “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
A few weeks ago, I was once again reminded that God cares about my cares. For some reason I was feeling very heavy in an emotional way and I could not shake it. I did not quite know why I felt the way I was feeling because there was so much on my mind. Since it was a Wednesday, I figured I’d go to prayer meeting: I don’t usually go and I hoped that maybe it could help lighten my mood. I attended prayer meeting and appreciated the message and I did feel a bit lighter, but not completely. When I left church, I planned to go to the gas station then to the grocery store. Between the gas station and the grocery store, I learned, via text, that my Uncle Archie passed away. Confusion washed over me and I didn’t know if I should still go to the store. My stern inner voice said, “Your life didn’t stop. You still need to go to the store for fruit and vegetables.” Continue reading He’s Got You!
Job 13:15 (NKJV) “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. Even so, I will defend my own ways before Him.”
About a week and a half ago, I walked across the street from my job to get coffee at 7-Eleven. While there I saw a man there with his granddaughter. He kept fussing at her for “touching everything” while he fixed up his coffee. She couldn’t have been more than 6 years old. Immediately, my eyes welled up with tears, though I smiled, because the two of them reminded me of my father with one of my daughters. The difference was my dad didn’t drink coffee and I can’t remember my dad ever chastising either of my daughters. In September and in October, I miss my dad the most because it’s the anniversary of his birth, sudden illness, and death. Continue reading While We are Waiting…
A friend told me this morning that he has given up. He’s tried, he’s prayed, he’s cried, but God won’t answer. So he’s giving up. He’s going back to the life he had before God entered his life. At least in that life he had friends. At least in that life he had money.
What can I tell him? I’ve seen his struggle. From the outside looking in, it looks like he has nothing. No real home, no money, no independence. What can I tell him? Should I just say goodbye and good luck? Continue reading Stand Strong!
Question: Where do I find a manager?
Are you ready to be managed?
Being managed is sharing your goals with someone who can help you maintain a career overview, “the big picture,” and works towards helping you achieve those goals. Continue reading Biz Booster Tip #8