delusions of… adequacy

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In my more honest moments, I realize that I have a great job and an awesome wife and family, and I really have no idea how I ever hooked that up. But most of the time, when I'm not being that self-aware, I make it through the day/week/month feeling like I've got it pretty well figured out and I can navigate my tasks (including the ones that involve ministry) with nothing by my intuition, experience, and considerable wits. In short, I have delusions of adequacy. Well. Midway through the blue sky nine Asian tour, I got really sick. Not H1N1 sick; but it was the mother of all head-colds. Right in the thick of this particluar misery is when we had to play our first gig in Seoul. And I'm…
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Fitting in…

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On Friday, blue sky nine kicked off a two-week tour by playing in Dayton, OH at the Target:Dayton Center.  Sounds like an arena; it's not. It's an inner-city ministry that feeds homeless and needy people several times a week.  blue sky nine played for their evening 'service', which involved a free meal for them. (We'll play for food, even when it's not for us.)  It didn't take much to get them going; I don't think they get live music like this a lot. Looking at the crowd, I wondered about their stories. I wondered how many people were carrying.  I wondered how many people were lucid. I wondered how many weapons of whatever sort were in the room.  Before we went on,  I went and found myself a corner in the basement of the building and spent a long…
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