I wish he could just be normal and healthy and run around and play with his brothers and speak to me. But that’s not reality. The reality is it’s hard. The reality is I hate it.
This is a song I wrote for my sons. If they learn nothing else, I hope they can learn this.
I understand why someone might look at all the pain and suffering and cruelty in the world, and ask that question. If God is love, why would a loving Father allow His children to suffer? …Or, at the very least, why not stop some of the very worst attrocities?
My dad once said that when he became a new parent, he discovered a whole new capacity for love, like a new heart that he’d never used before, but had been saved just for this purpose. That’s exactly what it’s like.
I recently ran across a song I wrote when I found out we would be having twins. It’s an incredibly cheesy poem, wherein I fantasize about all the fun adventures I’ll be having with the twins: running around and rough-housing, the projects we’d work on together, the conversation’s we’d have… the fun experiences I’d introduce them to.
A friend, who has been suffering from a painful illness for the past few years, was recently advised that healing had not yet come because of a lack of faith, and a lack of speaking as though the illness had already been cured. I was asked for my perspective on healing.
It’s a difficult topic, and one I struggle with myself sometimes, but here’s what I’ve concluded:
I absolutely believe in healing, because I absolutely believe in miracles.
I got to do some character voices for two of the most difficult games at an escape room company in the Bay Area: A creepy, insane clown voice for a game called “Joker’s Asylum,” and a prisoner in “The Penitentiary.”
If you like really minimalistic controls and simple gameplay, you might enjoy these two games.
Pixel Planets, is a fun, multiplayer world builder set in another galaxy. The developers at GameDigits, Ltd used my voice for the trailer, as well as for the short cartoon that introduces the first level.
With a fairly steady flow of voice-over requests, I’ve been able to take part in some very unique projects. One of my all-time favorites involves this hack of a classic Fisher Price Talking Chatter Telephone.