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Char and I had a little fun with April Fools’ Day last year. I scared my daughter Nola by hiding in a tent the kids had put up in the dining room a few days prior. By then it was invisible. I sat in it for about twenty minutes while she ate breakfast and let her guard down. Then boom! All of sudden she was inches…

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Kids

We all have probably said at one time, “I wish Christmas could be every day.” My kids that can speak have each already said this aloud. Who wouldn’t want presents and family and fun every day for the foreseeable future? My grandma Norma, my dad’s mom, has made a mark on this season for us. She passed away Dec. 14th around…

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People

*A completely unbiased review of my wife and brother-in-law’s Christmas album. From the first rhythmic strike of the piano keys to the strong and full vocals, we are immediately primed for feel of Long White Christmas. And it feels like Charity Long and Dan White have stepped right into your home and started cranking out tunes. Now if you don’t know them well you…

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Music

“What if Dan and I recorded a Christmas album? For this year.” My wife, Charity, asked me this on October 21st. We were on a much needed date, blissfully away from the other people that live in our house, talking about our lives and what we want to do with them—our lives, not the other people in our house. Then…

Read More One Christmas Album, One Month

Creative Process Music

I’m a guy who brings a Nerf gun to a White Elephant gift exchange and walks home with a candle/potpourri bundle basket. It’s never failed. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy breathing inescapably thick plumes of Wild-Mountain-Berry-Solar-Eclipsed-Cinnamon-Mist just as much as the next guy. But would I rather be pelting the crap out of my kids with soft-tipped darts? You freakin’ bet. I want…

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Nonsense

Our church put out a Christmas EP earlier this month called Emmanuel (Love Has Won). The title track was written by a great dude, B.J. Bryant. Check it out here. I had the privilege of writing one of the other original songs on the EP. And had the greater privilege of hearing my wife sing it. You can have this privilege…

Read More New Christmas Song — Child of God

Music