Well, Sarasota was so inspiring from a standpoint of fitness that I am still getting up early to workout. There is no Siesta Key, but I do an hour on the treadmill and mat Pilates afterwards five times a week every morning and feel so good!
I am working on three new songs and excited about recording them next month with some of the greatest musicians here, some of whom are now in the Musicians Hall of Fame. It is especially fun since I have worked with all of them in the past, and this will be the first time we have worked together in many years. I am happy about working with my old sound engineer again who has now won a collection of Grammys for his sound engineering. We are keeping the music simple and real, starting out with guitar vocals and going from there. I have written them all, so this project is close to my heart. I am really enjoying the creativity in it all as I am producing it all. It’s good to be back where I live in creative Franklin, TN.The first thing I did when I got back in town was get to my outreach to underprivileged children who live in the crime-filled projects of East Nashville to see them again for the first time in so many months. I love them so much! God is at work as I will be starting back up our Christian-based Character Counts Club this Wednesday with treats donated from Publix. I will also be in touch with Walmart and Target via my 501c3 for more help going forward, as we have rewards and incentives for good grades, too. We have the “Honor Your Mother” program to reward each child with ten cents a day for every day they obey their mothers, to equal $3.00 per month per child, and we have seen kids go from bad behavior to perfect behavior. I am also planning to teach a child, already in the fifth grade, how to read. I plan to get them all Bibles, and we are excited about learning songs, playing games and learning more about Jesus this Easter season. I plan to begin auditioning them for a singing group, as I plan to teach them new songs, harmony and choreography. I plan to call the new singing group “The Rich Kids” because they are rich in God’s love!www.lightingthewayworldwide.org