. Happy new year to my spiritual cousins. Much love, Deana
Month: September 2014
Cat Stevens, On the road to find out… For Chris.
She’s lost it.
Did you hear she’s a Democrat?
She left our church!
I bet she left God too.
I didn’t lose it.
I didn’t run away from home like you think. Truth is, I ran away a lot. Just not like you think.
I ran away in my dreams and to the lake where I could learn banjo undisturbed. I ran away from the noise to find my voice. I ran away to Nashville and to the stage. I ran away from old lies that were holding me back. I ran away from things whispered in the dark, “you aren’t enough.”
I ran away from people who would dare tell me I wasn’t a real Christian because I wasn’t raised in the church like were.
I can’t leave God. My name is written in His hand and nothing can snatch me away.
I have been on a journey and it’s been glorious.
I found authors who dare tell the truth.
Friends who see and know ME.
I found my best friend, or she found me. Either way.
I’m still married by the way and we love each other now, more than ever.
I Have a new “like me” on Facebook Page
Hi you guys — just in case you didn’t notice the “Like Deana” box to the left has changed. If any of you want to keep up with where I’m at and what I’m doing in comedy, I have a new Facebook Page – one that lists my actual name – I’d love it if you would click over and “LIKE” my page so that we can stay in touch there.
The Wind of my soul
Attention Drama Queens
Music Monday: A fuller wine, Abigail Washburn
Fun Friday At Lifepark Christian Fellowship
Marty Simpson is coming to Life Park Christian Fellowship on Friday, September 19, 2014 and because we want everyone to come who can, we are offering tickets up for a special discount price of $5 each. You can click on the above photo to order tickets or you can buy them at the door. All seats are general admission and tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis.
Two Wheel Tuesday: Benefits of Cycling
On Improvising: Music Can Dance if you let it.
And now for something completely different.
Music Can Dance if you let it.
“So, tell me about yourself”
doesn’t sound quite right
when the person speaking
is in the middle
of a pelvic exam.
My pelvic exam.
What am I supposed to say to that?
“Well doc, this time last year
you took my uterus
out through my hoo ha
and named it Fergus,
You know more
about me than I do.”
Would you have shot milk
from your nose
if I’d allowed myself to say
what I was thinking
instead of the tired
and rehearsed answer
that I always give
Mom, Wife, Daughter,
and nothing else.
Years of training
Keep me from saying
what I really want.
The contrast between being
without knowing the freedom
of emotional vulnerability
does not escape me.
Music can dance if you let it
But it will be another four years
before I have the courage
to let it find me.
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Soggy Mountain Breakdown, Icebucket style
Okay, while it’s true yours truly was challenged and chose to donate instead – people have really gotten creative with this whole Icebucket challenge thing. I wouldn’t have the nerve to do what this guy did – love my banjo too much, I’d be afraid of ruining it. Still, I cannot believe he managed to play Foggy Mountain Breakdown the WHOLE time! Wow.