Musings of the Minstrel
Friday, October 31, 2008
BOSTON'S 16th BIRTHDAY
Boston & Cody Marks
Boss hamming it up!
It's 1:30 a.m. and I just got through cleaning up after my son's 16th birthday party. I am feeling really old and sappy as I head off to bed. I spent the entire day with my son, just he and I. I asked him what he wanted to do and he said lets head to the mountains and just ride and listen to old time radio stories on the xm channel. It was a day I will always cherish. How many more of these moments will I have with him? As we wound through the Sierra's today, not saying a word for miles at a time, then laughing at funny things on the radio, then debating about the state of our nation during this election season...I wished the day could last forever. I can't believe "The Boss" is 16 years old. It was a day of days for this old dad. I found myself remembering the many trips with just me and my dad....oh, how much they mean to me now. Boston, I am proud to be your dad and I love you with all my heart. By the way, it started raining on your birthday...looks like ski season is going to be good this year.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOSS!
Labels: 16 years, boston young, Cody Marks, elk grove ca, happy birthday, rock church, The boss, XM radio
posted by Myles Young at 1:17 AM
Saturday, October 25, 2008
MAN ALIVE - CONFERENCE '08
Labels: anointing, c myles young, dean domingues, harold sargent, holy ghost, jonathan shoemake, man alive conference, merced, modesto, rock church, sam emory, san jose, sanger, sons, steve allard
posted by Myles Young at 11:05 PM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Live Recording at The Rock Church Sacramento, CA
I just wanted to thank all of you for praying for me and my crew. It was an exciting night of music and celebration. I want to thank all of the singers and musicians that helped me pull this thing off. I also want to give a shout out to all the technical people that helped. You guys/gals are great. I am planning on the project being released soon after the first of the year, so we are going to work quickly on the post-production. I think you will love the new material. Let all of your friends know about this project. Thanks to all my friends that showed up that night to show a little love. God bless!
Labels: ben vandiver, c myles young, joy norris, Live Broadcast, live recording, paul elder, philippines, randy williams, sacramento, sheila young
posted by Myles Young at 3:34 PM
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Whew! I am wiped out. This has been a crazy day. We worked all day preparing for the recording tomorrow night and as I was preparing to leave to get something to eat, I got word that one of my horses was giving birth....
I rushed home and got there in time to see the beauty of birth and watch the spectacular beauty of a mother taking care of her newborn. It never ceases to amaze me how God so masterfully created and designed life to bring forth life after its kind. God is amazing!
It was important that I establish a relationship with this new born horse immediately. It is called "imprinting". I waited until she was up on her feet, to assist her would be detrimental to her growth and development. She had to learn to stand on her own. When she found her balance, I moved to her side and began to talk gently and to put my hands all over her. I let her smell my hands and my breath thus "imprinting" her with who I was. I will continue this process everyday for several months and watch a relationship build.
I could not help but think about how God establishes a relationship with us. Sometimes when we feel like we are all alone and we are having difficulty standing...God is allowing the struggle to make and shape us. When we finally struggle to stand, he draws near to us and breathes his life and strength and identity into us. As he draws us close....he nurses us and gives new life to our spirit. It was a beautiful life lesson this afternoon....but I am glad it happened today (Saturday) and not tomorrow.
Labels: c myles young, colt, copper, foal, horse, imprinting, new birth, penny
posted by Myles Young at 10:45 PM
Monday, October 13, 2008
THE BIG RECORDING
Hey Everybody, send up some prayers this week. It's recording time! This Sunday night I am recording part II of a live worship set. We began this project in the Philippines a few weeks ago and we are recording the next phase this weekend. I am exited about this one. There is going to be a bunch of new "usable" stuff. This project may have the most variety of any project I have done, it is going to be fun. The band is being led by Ben Vandiver (moped man)
, the vocal coaching is being directed by Joy Norris. I am also excited to have with us on this project Paul Elder and Randy Williams (Men of Judah) who will be guest soloist. Tishauna Jones and James Wilder are also going to be featured. I am pumped.
If you are in the area, drop by and join the party if not I really covet your prayers. I have been having a little voice trouble lately so send up a prayer for me, PLEASE.
All the proceeds of this recording are going to sponsor Native Missionaries around the world.
LET'S WIN THE WORLD FOR JESUS!
Labels: ben vandiver, c myles young, james wilder, joy norris, Live Broadcast, live recording, native missionaries, paul elder, philippines, randy williams, tishauna jones
posted by Myles Young at 11:17 PM
Friday, October 10, 2008
The Value of Friends
I was just sitting here thinking about how much friendship means to me. There is nothing like time together with friends. One of the greatest joys about being in the ministry is the wonderful people that I have rubbed shoulders with through the years. I was looking through my phone photos and these two jumped out at me. For all of you from Canada, is it just me or is my buddy J. King looking kind of presidential. This picture sums up what I think about J. King, he is one of the classiest dudes on this plantet (I love you Bro.)
I had to put this picture of two of my more ....hmmm....gentle (nah)...uh...CRAZY, WILD, FUN friends. Guy Godwin & Steven Buxton showed me a good time not long ago and taught me how to shoot skeet. They can ever more throw down on some clay pidgeons.
All kidding aside, have you thought about how much your friends mean to you. The older you get, the harder it will be to find new ones, so value the ones you've got. Say a prayer for them everyday and grow old together. I hope I make it....with friends like Bucky and Guy....they could get me shot.
Labels: bishop wilson, Canada, friends, guy godwin, johnny king, skeet, steven buxton
posted by Myles Young at 6:38 PM
Monday, October 6, 2008
The E Group Gathering
This past weekend was the first annual "E-Group Gathering" in Redlands, Ca. It was an incredible time of young men coming together to seek the face of God and to strengthen one another. In case no one has mentioned it lately, there are some really great young men out there that are full of faith and that are doing exploits. I was moved watching as young men began to pray for one another. There was a supernatural touch of God that was evident from the very beginning of the meeting. This group of young men really know how to pray. Between each speaker there was quite an extension of fervent prayer where the presence of God was almost tangible. I heard comments from many that this meeting was life-changing. I want to give thanks to all of the staff that worked so hard to make us feel welcome. Especially, Brandon Wilmoth, thanks Bro.... . Bro Wilmoth, Bro Urshan, Bro Calhoun, you guys hit it out of the park. Thank you for letting us hear from God. I want to let all of you know that Pastor Calhoun has extended an invitation to host another "E Group Gathering" in Texarkana. "It's Tongue Talkin Time in Texas".
Labels: BJ Wilmoth, brandon wilmoth, c myles young, e group conference, Jason Calhoun, men seeking god, nathaniel urshan, nathaniel wilson, texarcana
posted by Myles Young at 10:35 AM