Sam officially thinks he is a superstar because his mug is on a magazine.
He keeps asking me if he can take it to school and show all of his friends. I have always been an advocate of the child star really. Mainly because most former child stars have gone on to live very balanced and normal lives. Besides most of them serving a bit of jail time, it’s gone quite well I think.
All kidding aside, the article was a lot of fun. Due to the fact I got to talk about Sam and not how I wrote “Imagine.”
You may wonder why we are so goofy on this blog most of the time. Basically it’s because this is who we are. With songs like “Imagine, Homesick, Bring The Rain” etc. we have the honor of hearing stories of how these songs have gotten people through some very tragic seasons in their lives. And when I say stories, I mean thousands of them.
We feel extremely blessed to be able to minister to people during such difficult times, but let’s face it, after a while it can get really heavy. Maybe that’s why we go to great lengths to laugh….a lot.
I think the only way to keep ministering to the hurting effectively is to have the ability to escape from time to time and do things that just make you laugh. There is nothing more therapeutic than just being corny sometimes. There is a song on our latest album that sort of addresses this called “All Right.” The song ends with what has become my mantra, if you will. It says, “Count it pure joy when the world comes crashing, hold your head up and keep on dancing.”
I hope you can appreciate the value in being silly. Maybe next time you are with your friends, or maybe your husband or wife, or your kids, go ahead and bust a move on them. Do something out of the ordinary. Do whatever it takes to make ’em smile. By the way, this is where you should cue up the “I’d like to by the world a coke” music.So why are we so goofy on this blog? Hopefully to make you laugh. Because, trust me, we are laughing our heads off on this end.