Jul 29 2009

Live Video

In case you missed Todd Agnew singing on the K-LOVE Morning Show, here's a video of his new song...

Jul 23 2009

Francesca

‘Cause I got a couple dents in my fender, Got a couple rips in my jeans ... sing along if you know the rest!  Francesca Battistelli stopped by the K-LOVE Morning Show today - you know, from her song "Free to Be Me".  A few things we learned:

She's getting married in 35 days!  When not out performing, her time is consumed with planning for her wedding.

A fender-bender was the inspiration for the memorable lyrics of "Free to Be Me".  She backed into a lawyer's car.  Driving away, she began singing to herself "got a couple dents in my fender, got a couple rips in my jeans".  See the pic below for evidence of ripped jeans.  A check of her rental car (not pictured) showed no dents.

Her parents have a background in theater. In fact, they met when her dad was the assistant conductor for the national tour of “The King and I,” while her mom played the show's female lead opposite Yul Brynner.

Jul 22 2009

Fearless

I wasn't sure how to take it at first.  It was definitely a nice gesture - a book on my desk with a note from my boss saying, "Thought you might like reading this".  The book was on fear.  "Do I exhibit a fearful demeanor?  Is there something I should be afraid of?"  I didn't think I was showing fear, but my boss must think so ... now I'm kind of fearful!  The book is called "Fearless" by Max Lucado.  I just got the book, so I haven't had a chance to read it, but reading the synopsis of the book I now get it.  Max writes:

Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your heart and extract every last shaving of dread, insecurity, and doubt, what would remain? Envision a day, just one day, when you could trust more and fear less.
Can you imagine your life without fear?

Lately, my wife and I have had some conversations on some fairly big decisions we need to make as a family.  This whole idea of not just doing what is safe, comfortable, known has come up a lot.  When it comes to big, sometimes, life-changing decisions it's often easier to revert to what is safe.  Fear plays a big part in that - stepping out into something new, different and unknown can be risky ... it can be scary.  It requires giving up control, too.  Giving it to God.  It takes faith. 

I definitely don't have it all figured out and I wish I could say I always exhibit faith instead of fear when it comes to making the various decisions in my life.  I guess I need to read that book.

Jul 21 2009

How Many of Me?

In the news today was the story of Kelly Hildebrandt marrying Kelly Hildebrandt.  The pair - the male Kelly and the female Kelly - found each other via Facebook.  Got us thinking about "how many people with my name" are there in the U.S.? We were tipped off on the website www.HowManyofMe.com.  In case you are curious, when it comes to the K-LOVE Morning Show here's how many there of us:

News Guy Dan Dillard - 17

News Gal Amy Baumann - 36

Producer David Fountain - 257

Eric Allen - 1,661

Lisa Williams - 6,145 (and here we thought she was one in a million!?)