Howdy ya'll, Aloha from Tennessee Teddy.
From where I stand life is good. I am very humbled to see the hand of God working in the world and in my own life. Praise the Lord; He still performs miracles for those who dare to believe.
If I could take a moment to share a little bit about myself. I'd have to say first that I owe everything to Almighty God. Over my lifetime I have been so fortunate to have learned of His amazing love for me. Sometimes I think he loves me more than anyone else on earth.
But there was a time when I wasn't very lovable, actually I was rotten and hateful and ugly. I didn't have any rules or pride or spine. I had ran everyone who cared for me away.
In my darkest time, Jesus came and whispered to me saying "You have broken my heart ..... but I can still forgive you." I had never doubted that God loved me but sometimes He seemed so far away. This particular night the Lord visited me in my pit of misery. That's when I felt the immense depths of His love.
I said Dear Lord I need you; I made a real bad mess of things. If you can make something out of this life, you can have the rest of it.
That was in 1996. I am proud to say that God gave me a brand new life and He can do the same for you.
Why I Sing
Over the years, many people have expressed to me how much a certain song means to them and they asked me if I could sing it for them. I always try my best to sing the ones they want because it gives them a certain satisfaction or enjoyment. Music is a unique and special vehicle that can allow the listener to relive a memory.
It has been my experience that if I play and sing their song just right, it can transport them to a place they want to revisit. For those reasons I take my singing very seriously.
Not every request makes a profound impact, but when I get to experience one of those Holy moments with someone, we both realize the waves of power that might be bottled up in a song.