Tommy Ogle Benefit Show Details

This announcement just came in from Dan Knowles re. Tommy Ogle’s benefit concert. Dan is at: dan@danknowles.net and is organizing the benefit. “My good friend and fellow builder, banjo player & fellow Banjo Hangout member TOMMY OGLE was (just befo…

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Prayer Needed For Dear Friends

Dear friends of mine are in need of prayer. Tommy Ogle is a dear bro. in Christ and gifted bluegrass player with a couple very cool cds. See our own Grrr Records release, Tommy’s “Sparrow” project via this link -click on “Friends” and look for Tom…

Christmas… But Does it Matter?

And Christmas 2011 is past. Throughout the U.S. there was very little snow, which for an old guy who was raised in central Wisconsin and saw drifts over his head every winter and certainly at Christmas, a warm (40 degrees plus) few days with zero …

Excellent Christmas Quote

Randy Schoof, a longtime friend of mine who pastors Warehouse Church in Aurora, Illinois just sent out another great newsletter. In it he quoted something I think worth sharing- “Today I read this quote from N.T. Wright ‘Christmas is not a reminde…

4th Sunday in Advent & Another Project 12 Graduation

I’ve been so busy doing gigs and speaking, making gifts and running errands re. Christmas that I didn’t post any pics from last Sunday at JPUSA. So here they are. One projection screen, Tina bringing the message of Love in the Savior and a couple …

The Bridge- Mission U.S.A.

Just got home from the last speaking/music (only speaking on my part tonight) gig prior to Christmas. The Bridge is a weekly meeting of a team from MissionUSA that links carefully selected pastors from all over the Chicago Metro with ex offenders …

Cook County Jail Christmas

Whew!! What a major-time enjoyable night I spent in jail. Well o.k., a couple hours- and I have credentials so I get to walk in without cuffs and leave when I like… But the Willow Creek team were wonderful as always, got to play along with Glen …

Two Amazing Nights!

So leading up to The Amazing Night when we celebrate Jesus’ birth… we just had an incredible couple evenings at both our Cornerstone Community Outreach Christmas party- good group of people, nice chats, lots of kids having fun, dancing and such….

Shows, Services, Advent!

Three sets over the next several days: GKB brings blues/rock and a couple Christmas songs to our annual Cornerstone Community Outreach shelter friends Friday. Saturday myself and family and The Unfortunate do what we call Kaiser Family Christmas a…

Benefits, Advent, Misc. Joy!

This is a many-faceted blog entry -so you’ve been forewarned 🙂 ** What a wonderful night at the Dean Morrissette Benefit in Oswego! Great folks, a LOT of people with good food, zillions of things donated for raffle prizes and all-in-all I think a…