Stella Renee Shaffer

So Precious….
Im a dad of 3 years now, but nothing can explain the new love you find when another child comes into your life. We are one of those couples that waited to know the sex of the baby until birth. Weird yes, but the look on my wife’s face when I told her it was a girl was something I will never forget. I would wait 9 more months of not knowing to see that again. God has blessed us in so many ways. Im amazed when I look at myself… how filthy and sinful I am and then look at this beautiful innocent baby girl that God has entrusted to us to bring up to know HIM. Its the perfect example of grace and mercy. Thank you Jesus for saving us despite who we are, but because of who YOU are. Look out world, Stella Renee is coming for you!

Tattoo Humor

One day while on tour, we got really bored while hanging out in our dressing room. Robby and I started talking about tattoo’s and how much they must hurt to get one. Then Robby wondered what a tattoo would look like if he had one, so he asked me to draw one on his arm. I drew a dragon and the word poop…ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…can you believe that… ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…poop…ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…I am a grown man and poop is still funny…ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…poop…ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…I can’t breathe…ha ha ha ha snort spit ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…if only it were permanant…ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…whew i am tired now….hee hee…poop.

New Venture

So as most of you know, I am getting my feet wet at being a band manager and I’m still learning all the ins and outs of this occupation. The first band that was brave enough to take me on as their manager is a band named Addison Road. Their a new band from here in Dallas. Their first album just came out 2 weeks ago and is doing really well.

Their first song “All That Matters” went to #1 on the CHR charts last week also. So needless to say, they are off to a good start. Although, as amazing as these things are for a new band, none of them am I able to take credit for. Most of the things that have happened up until now has been a result of their own hard work and perseverance. Sure, I have made the phone calls, sent emails and gave advise over this last 10 months, but that is what I’m supposed to do. The real job of a manager kicks now, at this point.

Am I able to take the momentum that has been started by the band and the record label and build on it. That is the part of my new venture that remains to be seen. Hopefully I have found a new area that I am good in and something that I can do when one day I am too old to travel the country playing drums for MercyMe. Lets pray that I’m am able to take all the things that I have learned and gained from MM and impart them into our next generation of young artists. If you get a chance, check out Addison Road.

I wouldn’t be a good manager if I didn’t say that!