Pride Night with Seattle Storm

I received some tickets to see the Seattle Storm from work and since Lindsay works on Friday night I thought it would be fun to take the kids.  Work provided the suite which meant my kids could be secured and not cause a ruckus down in the stands.  I was prepared for everything…or so I…

I’m not a good dad

  I read a Parental Devotional each day and the one I read a few days ago rocked my world. It talked about God’s relationship with Adam and Eve.  Here is God, creator of Earth and all it’s inhabitants, instructing Adam and Eve to stay away from five trees?  No, just one, one tree in…

Silence the Ignorant?

  Today the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which caused many to speak out via Facebook.  This is where things got interesting. One of my Facebook friends posted that today was a historic day and one step closer to silencing the ignorant. Another friend commented asking a fair question:  If…

I have incredible news

  There are sometimes that people like me, bible believing, Jesus loving freaks are looked at as hateful and hurtful people.  People that judge harshly without any evaluation of our own personal struggles. In my opinion we have failed in this perception.  Now don’t get me wrong, I believe that a lot of folks like…

I’m done with Arrested Development

I had heard about Arrested Development a few years ago and watched seasons 1-3 non stop.  It was clever, witty and very well written.  The Bluth family would always give me a good laugh. Netflix purchased the rights for season 4 and I couldn’t wait to watch the crazy family that I had such fond…

Miami Heat are champions

  Wow, what a game and what a series.  I’m not a fan of Lebron James, some may call me a hater, I just can’t handle how much of a child he is when he doesn’t get his way.  Jumping and screaming like my three year old when he doesn’t get what he wants.  Well,…

Accepella chorus to Jesus Still Loves You

While Christina and I were recording last week we spent a few minutes practicing the chorus to Jesus Still Loves You accepella style. Although it sounds country without the instruments, it’s more of a contemporary pop song. I’ll be taking a few weeks off from the studio before heading back in to complete the guitar,…

Happy Birthday to my Peeties!

Catching up on some of my blogs and wanted to post Happy Birthday to my Peeties!  She turned 29 once again, hard to believe that she keeps turning 29 each year. Some have asked why I call her Peeties so here’s the story. We were married in 2000 and went to Hawaii for our honeymoon…

Words from my dad

Here are some words from my dad throughout the years. “Go ahead and call the cops.” After a parent threatened to call the police because my dad lifted the man’s son off my bike that he stole. “Yes you would have been a hero.” Responding to my question after I put out the fire I…

More TJR: flashbacks

Friday was incredible.  I’m exhausted but it was well worth it.  8:30 am to 8:30 pm at Project Won Studios in Mukilteo, WA recording keys and vocals with Christina. Christina and I met in 2002 at Northlake Christian Church in Bothell, WA.  She was on rotation for the youth worship team and right away I…

Back in the studio with Christina!

My flashback week continues with Christina in studio!  On Tuesday, Jordan Whitten came by to record and I haven’t seen him in 7+ years too.  It’s great to get back to playing music with some of my most favorite musicians.  The three of us were the original TJR: but it was mainly acoustic stuff.  Adding…