These lyrics: “Can’t go back to the beginning. Can’t control what tomorrow will bring. But I know here in the middle, is the place where you promise to be.”
GPS technology, allowing me to go on adventures without needing a paper map.
My conversation with Ms. Robin last night. I’m learning how important it is to let people older and wiser than me speak into my life.
April 18, 2019
My coffee meeting with JP yesterday. Iron sharpens iron. He’s someone that always pours life and wisdom into me each time we have a conversation.
My road trip to Houston today. It’s gonna be a great weekend.
Maple Bacon Eclairs at Mr. Ronnie’s Donuts. They currently have my heart.
April 17, 2019
This new song I created yesterday for my brother, called Your Sobriety.
This morning’s meeting with Chase and the two hour conversation we had about life and the upcoming projects.
Hanging out with my friend Abigail and getting to know her better.
April 16, 2019
My mom is coming with me to church on Easter Sunday. I’m excited to spend that time with her on a special day.
My jacket still smells like smoke from the barn fire we had a few weeks ago, even after washing it. My first thought was upset that I couldn’t get the smell out yet, but then I realized, as I’m sitting in the office, that it brings back an amazing memory. It brings me right back to that moment with my friends.
My MACV-1 boots. I wear them daily: for work, to church, to the beach, to climb trees, and whatever else life throws at me.
April 15, 2019
Yesterday not going as planned, but yet turning out better than the plans could’ve ever been.
The weekend as a whole. The most refreshing and fulfilling weekend in a long time.
I should be finished with The Wave of Life video by tomorrow. I’ve been working on it nonstop for three days now.
April 14, 2019
Today makes exactly one month that I’ve been making this daily list. So thankful for this project and everything it’s changed in my life.
Spent yesterday on the beach with friends. It was perfect in so many ways.
The music video we shot for The Wave of Life, a song from my new album.
April 13, 2019
NBA Playoffs start today. I’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time.
This Biloxi vacation with friends.
Getting to spend time with my Aunt Monica and cousin Jarden the other day.
April 12, 2019
Selima’s gift, prayer, and voice memo to me yesterday. It was beautiful.
David’s group and dinner last night.
My conversation with a friend by the water.
April 11, 2019
My brother graduates drug court today. I’m so thankful for the steps he’s taken to better himself. His growth in these last two years is mind-blowing.
His wisdom, guidance and love for everyone around him. At times, it’s easy to forget that he’s younger than me. Sometimes it feels like he’s my big brother.
His family: Rachel, Ashton, Bentley and Petal. They are such a blessing in my life. I’m beyond thankful for each one of them.
April 10, 2019
Rekindled friendships. The universe will bring back those who are meant to be around.
Kristal’s recording sessions last night. She’s adding another layer to an already layered album.
The conversations I had with my Aunt Cherri and my Nanny. Those two phone calls brought us that much closer.
April 9, 2019
The dinner my brother cooked for us last night. Shrimp spaghetti with tortellini pasta.
Austin Kleon’s new book, Keep Going.
My Website. No matter the season, good or bad, I have an outlet to document my thoughts and ideas.
April 8, 2019
Sitting and laying by the water for hours, just hanging out with my sister.
Two new pastors poured into my life yesterday. From Ireland and House of Prayer.
Getting to help a friend with a memorial video last night.
April 7, 2019
My glasses that allow me to see. The world would be much different without them.
My GR1 backpack. It’s with me every day, packed with basketball gear, an extra pair of clothes, GoPro, medicine, iPad, and more. Always ready for an adventure.
My little sister’s text message last night, asking if she can come to church with me.
April 6, 2019
Altina, Cameron, Kristal, Aaron, Matt, Charles, and Brandon spending the night in the studio with me last night. Magic was definitely made.
I’m not just showing my talents anymore. I’m getting better at showing my heart. Becoming more vulnerable, and turning my weaknesses into strengths.
All the voice memos I’ve received from people that have lost someone. There’s power in their words.
April 5, 2019
Last night’s worship team.
I wrote and recorded my new favorite song last night in less than an hour, right before church. I’m thankful for that speed of inspiration and execution.
Mrs. Renee’s prayer for me. It was so simple and powerful. “Rest.”
April 4, 2019
Tonight’s Cross Church service. Been looking forward to it all week.
FaceTime calls with my sister Skiler and my godchild Sariyah. Even though they moved away, these video calls are now bringing us closer than ever.
What Pastor Brandon said this morning: “He’s not letting his problems shape his view of God. He’s letting God shape his view of his problems.”
April 3, 2019
My health. It’s easy to take it for granted. It usually takes a sickness or an injury for me to remember how blessed I am to live such a healthy physical life.
The amount of people collaborating with me on my new album. So many gifts and testimony’s collectively on one project.
Amanda Lindsey Cook’s album, “House on a Hill”.
April 2, 2019
Today’s my friend Kip’s birthday. I’m thankful that he’s been in my life for almost 30 years and our closeness has never wavered. He’s family.
My friend Matt. A brand new friendship, but feels like I’ve been knowing him for years. Perfect bond for the perfect time in my life.
My dad’s phone calls. Every time he calls, we have a very fulfilling conversation. It’s something I look forward to so much.
April 1, 2019
Playing one on one basketball with Pastor Brandon yesterday. First one to score wins.
Sitting by the fire for hours with Matt and Janea last night.
Starting the new month with excitement, peace and vision.
March 31, 2019
The conversation I had with Mr. Kip about my Uncle Larry who passed away.
Writing my monthly recaps each month, allowing me to reflect.
My friend Jason, who always finds ways to be a motivator in my creative and personal life.
March 30, 2019
All night studio session and pizza party with friends.
My friend Janea is back home.
Going to Nola today for a crawfish boil cook-off.
March 29, 2019
The current peace that I’ve been having each day.
Finished the intro to my album last night.
Getting to spend yesterday filming and working in new office.
March 28, 2019
How well my new album is coming together.
My counseling session this morning.
All the photos I captured during March.
March 27, 2019
Last night’s beef stew and getting to try out the Walk-In Tub at Peter’s. Felt like a jacuzzi.
My new workstation in my office.
March 26, 2019
Last night’s small group, dinner, and message at Mr. Ray’s house.
My friend Dodi.
The words I heard last night, “God, don’t let my pain go to waste.”
March 25, 2019
Krista coming over to record on my new song
Dinner with my brother. He cooked a chicken spaghetti
Playing basketball at the Wellness center
March 24, 2019
My conversation with Chase last night
The peace that I have this morning
My new office space to create
March 23, 2019
My iPhone camera
My SOAP guide to read/study the Bible
My little brother’s birthday party today
March 22, 2019
My friend Brittney’s wisdom and help
Last night’s Bible Study Small Group
March 21, 2019
Last night’s worship team at Vision Christian Center in Bourg. It was intense.
Last night’s full moon
Hanging out with Krista at the park under the moon, performing her acoustic songs
Every month I go through each service that’s connected to nashp.com — memberships, merchandise, album sales, Tip Jar, etc. — and when transferring those little balances into my bank account, and seeing them collectively become a small paycheck, it’s always fascinating. A bunch of little buckets working together for the bigger picture.