Monday, June 4, 2007

One moment of head space

My life is on full tilt at the moment...so many projects in mid-air...so much traveling...so much life. I am sitting out on my porch right now, just enjoying the quiet night. It is one of my first moments of quiet that I have had since this morning. I know you can relate to that. Angela and I just ate dinner with our two littlest ones and a friend of ours who came over. The kids went swimming today and collapsed into bed right after dinner. That's the thing about pool days...they wear out the kids. And the parents, too, actually. But it is a good kind of "worn out."

Jack is at church camp this week. He left this morning, and we don't get to talk to him until Friday when he comes home. That's a TOUGH ONE FOR ME. I miss my big boy. I know he is having a great time, though. And I pray that he will have an amazing encounter with Jesus while he is there.

I would appreciate your prayers this week. I am in the studio Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, laying down the tracks for a new musical. It is a worship musical that is a companion to a new Max Lucado book that comes out this fall. I have been working on writing and arranging the songs. The creative process has been a little tougher than normal for me this time. Please pray that everything that needs to happen will indeed happen. Pray that the last minute decisions I have to make about songs, keys, flow, and tempos will be the right ones.

Thank you so much for praying. I will let you know how it goes.

14 comments:

Patty said...

Travis,
Great to see you back on the blog! I have been wondering how your time went with visiting family in Boone! We got turned around coming home and ended up at Grandfather Mountain but it was all good because it did lead back to the Tennessee State Line! Dori, asked me to pray for Taylor while he is at camp and I will add Jack to my list. Our youth group left today to go to Baghdad, KY until Friday. Then next week, the BIG week, VBS. Fun times! I will definitely pray for you as you go into the recording studio. I pray for God to show off big time over the next two days and that he will do a mighty work thru you.(I, know He will) I am glad you got to relax at home, we all need that. I pray that you and your sweet family will have a blessed and restful week.

Blessings,
Patty

Travis said...

Thanks, Patty!

I am not sure if I told you, but thank you for the extra Boone tickets. I found a home for them. Thank you!

TammieFay said...

Praying Psalm 45:1 over you, my sweet brother...Father cause Travis' heart to overflow with a good theme. Enable him to address his verses to You, his King...may his tongue be the pen of a ready writer.

Be assured of my prayers for you and also for your sweet family! Max Lucado and Travis Cottrell...Wow! That's almost as good as Beth Moore and Travis Cottrell...not quite, but almost!

Leigh Gray said...

So good to hear from you and how we can pray for you!!! Thanks for the update!!!

Have a great week coming up!

Leigh

RealEstateGirl said...

said a prayer for you just now and will continue to do so. I will pray an extra annointing of the Holy Spirit on your life, your words, your music...that the creativity of our Lord will ooze from your every pore!

Blessings!
Tracey

Mike said...

praying for you!

thanks for be willing to serve God in the way that you do...

mike

Elaine in NC said...

Hey Travis,
I had the pleasure of meeting you for the first time this past weekend. What an experience! Both meeting with you, and the Lord! I will certainly be praying for you and your recording ventures this week. We all benefit so greatly when you're busy in the studio! Guess I'm your newest fan. :) Praying God's continued annointing on you.

Melissa said...

Hi Travis,
I will be praying especially for Jack's safety and his time with the Lord. Also, for this time you and Angela will have alone with Lilly Kate and Levi.

God never ceases to amaze me when it comes to you. What another awesome blessing to do this musical companion for Max Lucado. I will be praying for God to allow His presence to flow from you in creative ways on this piece. (Hoping it brings another GMA award for you!)

BTW: I felt like I was able to get a glimpse of the Boone conference through Beth's blog and the dedication she did for you! It was touching to see you through the years.

Take care and know that many are praying for you and your family.
Melissa
Charlotte NC

Gram said...

Travis, your music is such a blessing. I know the Lord will continue to bless as you work with Max on your new production. Gram

Jordan said...

Hey Travis,

I'm so excited that you're working on another project! Once again, all your music has been such a blessing to me, so I'm sure this one will be the same! I'm praying for you, that God will speak through you and that He will show you the way to go. You have truly "bathed your feet in oil," so to speak. :)

Jordan

Lindsee said...

I feel you on the whole life being in full tilt thing!! It's a crazy summer already and it's only June 5th, are you kidding me?

I will be praying for you, I can't wait to see what the musical beholds. I know it will be wonderful!

And, I too, hope the Lord shows up in Taylor's life this week at camp. He sure moved in my life last week at camp, and I was a leader. Praise Him!

Lindsee

Shelly said...

Well...I think I have a clinical case of musical ignorance when it comes to the technical aspects (he he), but I'll take those concerns before the Throne where our Beloved Orchestrator has been faithful 'thus far' to grant you such wisdom and creativity.

Hope you can find some more porch time for these moments of craziness! I am sure the stillness will help.

jennyhope said...

Praying for you~
and praying for Jacks camp trip!
I will pray that God will be right on time in the creative process.

CrownLaidDown said...

Praying down that wall! May our creative God work through you just in time.
In His Joy,
Holly Smith
Monument, CO

PS Praying for you and Angela this week. May Jack come to know Jesus as his everything!