Woke up this morning around 9am, early considering I finally turned off Brooke Fraser by 3am. We left Massachusetts/Connecticut last night which was pleasantly a fantastic show, sometimes us Yankees keep our emotions to ourselves whenever we're having a good time, so I always expect a quite crowd up North, but they had a blast, and therefore we did too. We woke up in Delaware this morning and thanks to Matt Butler's iPhone, we knew we were 4.5 miles from Broadkill Beach. So we took a 4.5 mile run, Matt, Tony and I, and ended up at the beach, where I got to add to my sand collection. Yes, I collect sand from every beach I've visited and then I put it in a cool glass jar, label it and display it. I like the beach, and I just like to be reminded of it.
Soundcheck was 'fun', I have some strings prerecorded that we play back during the shows because it's cheaper than trying to fit an entire orchestra in my bunk. Anyhow, they wouldn't work. I spent maybe 45 minutes with all the guys trying to figure it out. After trying everything, I called Josh, my go-to drummer who compiled all the strings for live shows, and even though I caught him in the middle of a session, he helped me through it, but it still didn't work. Something else was wrong...
Finally I turned the volume up on my computer. It had been muted. We spent almost an HOUR trying to figure out the complicated preferences that "must" have been altered. The solution was basic and almost obvious.
I'm going to try to apply that to life, and maybe even my spiritual journey. I'm going to try to not complicate things that God has made simple. I'm not skilled to understand everything, but I know at God's right hand stands my Savior. He loves us. He always will.