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What is The Church and the Farm?

And why is Phil Stasyszen asking me to follow it? The Church and the Farm is an idea that has been bubbling up in me for a little over ten years now. It’s seen many forms in that time, and I’m sure it will continue to grow from the grand ideas I have for it right now. I wanted to give you a little background on my vision for it and how it was born. The vision of it is pretty simple. I want to... read more

Going Places with the National Parks

“And if you’re looking for light Just keep running to me ‘Cause you just might find it Where the river meets the sea” This is the bridge to “Ghosts” by The National Parks. I first heard it a little over 4 years ago and I remember being struck by the beauty of that bridge and the instrumental part that followed it. I listened to this song on repeat for the rest of the day... read more

A Wildly Wonderful Time with Wild Rivers

Back on May 6, 2016, I was listening to a Spotify radio station and a song called “Wandering Child” came across by a band I wasn’t familiar with by the name of Wild Rivers. I was immediately hooked. I found their self titled album on iTunes and bought a copy and listened to it over and over again. I reached out to the band via messenger to let them know that I had found their music and... read more

I’ve still never seen Judah and the Lion in Stillwater

Back in April of 2013 one of my friends posted about a newly released EP called Sweet Tennessee by a band called Judah and the Lion. I hadn’t heard of them but I trusted my friend’s recommendation so without hesitation I bought it and their first EP First Fruits right away. I immediately became a huge fan and couldn’t stop listening. Those EPs were on repeat for months. I also began... read more

The Silver Lining in turning 37

This past weekend was a whirlwind. Let me back up. Over the summer, I took my nephew to a basketball tournament in Springdale, Arkansas. When I got the logistics of the trip together, I saw a post that my friends Drew and Chase aka The Silver Lining were playing a show in Fayetteville the same evening as the opening of the basketball tournament. I hadn’t seen them in a few years but we had kept in... read more

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