Tuesday, May 21, 2013


I Love this song!

It really touches my heart when I am having and bad day and I am so tired, I just want to ask God why life is so hard at times. 

In the wake of the many disasters lately, I am so thankful that my trials are not as near as difficult as they could be. I am so thankful to have my family, friends, faith, home, and many material things.

See Mike's story on how he got into music and is now able to touch so many people's hearts. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

My to do list better watch out

My to do list is in trouble. A couple days ago I fixed the washing machine. Saturday I ordered a new O2 sensor for my car. And today I fixed the broken fence slat on the gate, replaced the latch, and added a handle. 

What will tomorrow bring?

Monday, May 13, 2013

How to add share buttons to the bottom of your blog posts on Blogger

If you have a blogger blog and have been reading other blogs, you may have noticed this at the bottom of their posts.

If you have an older Blogger blog and this isn't showing up in your posts, I can show you how. 

From your blog click on "Design" on the top-right side of the page. If you don't have the Navbar at the top of the page go to your Blogger dashboard.

Click "Layout" from the menu on the lefthand side.

Go to the "Blog Posts" box in your layout and click "Edit".

In the menu that comes up, scroll down and check the box next to "Show share buttons".

Then scroll to the bottom and click save. 
Now all of your posts should have the share buttons and the end of your posts. 

What has been bothering you about your blog?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

What age does music draw the most interest?

Growing up I listened to music as often as possible. Music during homework, chores, going to sleep, or whenever. Some of my favorite teachers in school were the ones that had music on in their classrooms.  I listened to the radio, cassette tapes that my siblings and I recorded off the radio, and occasionally a legitimate cassette from the store. I remember asking for a boom-box, stereo, or some music centered electrical device every year for Christmas. I remember buying my first CD before I even had a CD player. It was Ace of Base - The Sign. A few years after becoming a father I started to wonder what kind of music my kids would like?, would I like it too?, or would I just think it's noise, like so many other parent to children music debates you see in the movies?. As my boys have gotten older I've been waiting more and more for the day when my one of my sons tells me about some new music that he likes. All the songs on their iPods have come form mine and their mothers influence, with the exception of Kidz Bop that my oldest son got from McDonalds. Though the last couple of years I've been spending a lot more time listening to books, conferences, and seminars in the car, I still enjoy my music, and still wonder when my boys will want to choose their own music. At church today part of the discussion turned to being able to spend time and talk to your children by hanging out with them and listening to "their" music. This evening the thought came to me that there isn't a music radio in our house, my oldest son rarely listens to music, and in the car he wants to turn the music off and talk. Even though I would love to share music I love with him while he shares his favorites with me, I am glad that I currently don't have to figure out how to get him to have a conversation with me. 

At what age did your children take a strong interest in music?