Well Happy New Year to everyone once again. I am glad that I survived the Ball Drop. Yes my wife and I stayed up late and watched the ball drop @ Times Square, from our bedroom, about a 4 hour drive from NYC. We last stayed up that late 10 years ago the year we got married.
Now I am back to work and back to learning. I am trying to learn what GOD has in store for me. My wife is trying to instill in me a little bit more patience and trying to keep me from striving so hard for perfection. So I am a "Work In Progress". I will always be one. But I will try to let GOD handle the work more and I will just try to enjoy life and do what I love to do. Read, Play my Hammered Dulcimer, Talk and Listen to my Family, listent o music, shovel snow, cook, write, watch a little T.V., go to Church and Learn, Learn, Learn.
I am attempting to learn "Just As I Am" and "Amazing Grace" for the Hammered Dulcimer. I already know them both, but "Amazing Grace" I am trying to add on some chords and make it better than just the sum of its notes. With "Just As I Am" I am trying to do the same and pay homage to my good friend Rocky Reed. Who has a great talent with an Organ or Piano to make music come alive. I am hoping that I can also learn "Hold Me Jesus" by Rich Mullins some day. It is a little tricky, but it is coming along, little by little, that is when I have time.
I find that there is a lot of things I want to do and not enough time to do them. So I end up just doing what I can and to the best of my ability. Here is what I can do I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I can attempt to follow my dreams and see where GOD leads me. I can do something for myself once in a while. I can be the man my family needs. I can just be . . . . . . ME! And that is what I am going to do.
You will find attached a recording I did of myself. I played this arrangement for Christmas Eve service at my Church. I recorded it 4 days later, as I needed some new equipment to just do the recording. Next time I might use the Church for the recording, we will see. So anyways this is what I played and how I played it. Just happened to be 4 days later and at home. If interested let me know what you thought of it.
Thanks to all and any that read here.