Hey, friends. I hope your week is off to a good start. I spent most of the day yesterday wandering around the house, murmuring monosyllables, gazing pitifully into space, and trying to at least appear engaged in life to my kids so they wouldn't worry that daddy was going to have to go "somewhere where he would be safe." No...it really wasn't that bad. But the weekend was a BIG weekend. The simulcast was great fun, and it was great to have my sweet Lily Kate there with me.
I think there was something about the spiritual heaviness of preparing for and guiding through leading 70,000 people at the same time that really wore me out. By the time I crawled into the van to ride home from Louisville, I was a MESS. But my sweet Angela must have sensed my state of mind, because as soon as Lily Kate and I got home, she whisked us off to one of our favorite mexican restaurants, and we had a great dinner and great family time.
Truth be told, I had pre-meditated skipping church on Sunday, mainly since I had to be at another church an hour away by 3 in the afternoon. But Angela had to be at our church at 8am, since she was singing on the praise team. Which meant that I needed to get my self out of the bed and take the kids to church. I'm glad I did...the sermon was rockin', and so was our Sunday School class.
I then had to hurry home to get myself ready to be at Long Hollow Baptist for my buddy David Moffitt's choir kick-off at 3, and then led some worship at their summer celebration service that night. It was a fun time...I always love being up there with them. But by the end of the weekend, I felt like I had about 9% of my voice left. Ooooh...it was not good.
So, I rested my voice for much of the day yesterday. I have to sing as Estes Park, CO Wednesday and Thursday. In case you don't know, Estes Park is like 3 feet below the sky. It is HIGH. Last year, I had to be put on oxygen right before I sang. Seriously, in the words of Jordin Sparks, NO AIR. I would appreciate your prayers for my voice to last through the week.
A lot of you have had questions about some of the songs we sang at the simulcast. And you have been answering each other's questions...thanks for doing that. After every event, we post our song list on my official website, so you can go find song titles there. When you get there, click on the interact tab. There are a few new songs that many of you have asked about that we have not yet recorded. Mercy Seat and Revelation Song are both songs you can find great versions of out there. We plan to have at least Mercy Seat on our next worship record. Angela Cruz KILLS that song, and I can't wait to record her singing it. The other song some of your were asking about - This Is The Day - is a brand new song. It, too, will be on the next record. I hope this helps answer some questions.
You guys have a good day. I am off to meetings today. And I am working on my "best singer ever" post (What have I done? It's an impossible question.).