We’ve been in Texas for a couple days now, and I must say, we’re having a good time. Lovely people, delicious food, and ridiculously wonderful Spring weather make for an all around good time. Shows have been fun too.
On Tuesday we went to the Union Gospel Mission in downtown Ft. Worth and played for their evening services. It’s always eye opening to visit homeless missions. There are tons of homeless people in Nashville. I’ve almost grown calloused to seeing them hanging out near the bus stops and in the parks downtown. But when we actually take the time to hang out with folks and talk to them, which we don’t do nearly enough, it’s always a blessing to us. Perhaps even more of a blessing to us then it is to them. To see people living through such tough circumstances, and a lot of the time still praising the Lord, is inspiring to say the least. We met a man who is a very talented poet. Somehow he has his poetry printed and bound and sells the books as a way to make a bit of money. I think that a dollar of the profits go to a local church (probably the church that prints the books). To see someone in his circumstances giving a portion of his income is really amazing and encouraging. I remember being in college and feeling like I couldn’t give or didn’t need to give because I wasn’t really making any money. What a punch in the stomach this man was. Seriously. We shouldn’t ever feel like we can’t give — if not financially, then through service.
What a testimony.
Tonight we’re headed to Denton, TX for a house show. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for this evening. Seriously. It will be the first house show of the tour. I LOVE house shows. I know I’ve said it before, but they are just so intimate. Tyler and I always say that the reason we make music and tour around is for the people. We love meeting you. I’m not just saying that. It’s true.
Anyway, if you’re in the DFW area and feel like coming out to a house show, there’s the one tonight, and on Saturday we’ll be playing in Keller. Details below:
Tonight: 1720 Panhandle St. Denton, TX, 7:30p, $10 sugg. donation
Saturday: 826 Runnymede Rd. Keller, TX 7p, $10 sugg. donation
AND, we have a show in Carrollton, TX tomorrow night at Theatre 166: 2425 W. Parker, Rd. Carrollton, TX. 8p. $10.
Side Note: I haven’t watched American Idol in a long time, but my mom does. She DVR’d it last night so I’m watching it now. My favorite thus far is that guy with the beard who sang “A Little Help From My Friends.” I thought he had a great voice. Any favorites? I doubt I’ll continue watching, but it’s kinda fun.
Hope to see some of you this week!