Good morning everyone. We’re driving up I-24 headed for Bloomington, IL. We’re playing a show tonight with the ah-mazing Andrew Osenga. And it’s a Young Life benefit to boot. Have I mentioned that we love Young Life? Well, we do. Should be a good show.

Our little noisetrade giveaway has come to an end. I must say, we are so so SO excited that so many of you downloaded Faint Not and are enjoying it. The songs on the album really communicate what’s on our hearts, and it’s always a little scary to put your heart out there. Thank you for being so gracious to and accepting of us. It really means a lot.

Tyler and I have been talking a lot about building margins into our life lately. What do I mean by margins? I’m talking about space, or extra time I suppose. We see a lot of people everyday, and for the most part, we just pass them by without much thought. Every once and a while we see someone broken down on the side of the road, or someone who looks like they could use a friend. Sometimes we think about stopping. But usually, we convince ourselves that we shouldn’t because we don’t have time. We need to get to the venue in an hour and we’re already cutting it close; our friend is waiting at the coffee shop and we wouldn’t want to be rude. You know what I mean. Even today we haven’t left ourselves any time to make an unexpected stop on our way to Bloomington. I think we miss out on a lot of opportunities to serve people. It’s sad really.

So yes, building margins. Such a simple idea. Not so simple to implement.

And now, we continue the drive up I-24 as Ari Hest serenades us.





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