Summer 2013

Summer, Summer, Summer…                                  June 20, 2013

When I was a kid, summer meant I had “time”. Time to go to the movies (rarely), time to play more sports, time to watch the Andy Griffith Show (and The Dick Van Dyke Show – my favorite show of all time), and especially time to play/write music. Now summer means catch up on the work I didn’t get to during the Spring (because I was working) and time to do the work I planned on doing this summer. Work, work, work… that’s fine. It comes with being an adult. I have children that my wife Tammy and I want to provide for. And we have a dance studio – and these students become “our kids” in a way. We care for them and want to see them grow, mature and succeed. My ministry commitments used to be many and varied in the summer, thankfully THAT has slowed down. Now I spend a lot of time in the recording studio – as I did all of April and May. I look forward to some quiet time as well. Time to compose music, but more importantly – pray, be still, listen… stop do-ing.

I pray your summer is safe and holy. Pray for me too.

Peace +

Tom

One thought on “Summer 2013

  1. Rowena Cala

    Hi Tom,

    I was at mass today and heard “Here I am” for the first time. I love music and was struck by the lyrics and melody and took out my pen and wrote down the name of the song and the writer so I could look it up online later. I found a video of a recording on YouTube of “Here I am” and then came across your webpage. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the description of your 2008 CD “Captured.” I just recently returned from a retreat at a monestary (in Georgia) on Cistercian spirituality which was pivitol and life-changing in my spiritual journey. I can’t wait to hear more of your music…it’s fantastic. I don’t believe in coincidences, so I know I was lead to your music by an outside force. You are truly gifted. I hope you tour in the Atlanta or Nashville area soon. I would love to hear you live!!

    Sincerely,
    Rowena Cala

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