I am so sorry that it has been such a long time since I have updated this blog…
Life can sometimes have a way of just getting in the way of itself. Don’t know if that makes sense to you, but I think it does….
I have been on a whirlwind of activities, mostly work related. I manage an artist, Nate Huss , who had his debut album release at the beginning of May. It was the week after the Gospel Music Association’s “Music Week” here in Nashville.
GMA week is kind of like summer camp for me. I have been involved in the industry in different capacities and so I know a lot of people who come into town for the week, and it is great to see everyone. This year with Nate’s album about to release, it was a press frenzy. We had some really great visibility, which is good but draining.
We left right after GMA week to head to Phoenix, where Nate is originally from to promote the release of his record. We had a lot of promotional events at Christian Schools and really got to connect with kids, it was great.
In all of this, I kept praying that God would show up in the details. I was so married to making these events happen that it was easy to make it, just business. I am trying to keep myself guarded from this attitude. Nate and I have had extensive conversations about keeping focused on the eternal value of his ministry.
It is a really tough time to be involved in the music industry, Christian or otherwise. The measuring rods by which it seems everyone else is looking at you are somewhat outdated, somewhat irrelevant… and most importantly don’t measure ministry impact. I don’t know that there is a way to measure ministry impact.
I think the ultimate challenge for Nate, and also for me, is to keep on pressing hard to what God has called us to do. We both feel called to impact culture, and God has allowed us the opportunity to do this. The challenge lies in not really knowing this side of heaven what impact we have… (amazing, seems like I keep coming back to this issue of letting go and giving up control)
I am encouraged to know that God is in the details. I know because I made it through. There were times that I was so overwhelmed by what was ahead… and I know that God was going on before us and paving the way.
There are so many great people that God put in our way to make the last two weeks amazing… And I truly Praise God for those people… And for those of you who have been involved and prayed for us… I am forever grateful…