Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Looking Back on 2008

It's almost Christmas. I can't believe it. 2008 whirred by. My baby boy is turning into a rambunctious little boy....and my wife's belly has gotten bigger! Work has been crazy. My music career has been crazy. Do you know that I played over 40 gigs this year? AND kept a full-time job! And was still able to be daddy and husband. Whew! I'm exhausted! This past year has come with all kinds of ups and downs. Here are a few of the "ups": And, here are some of the "downs":
  • We went through a "restructure" at work. My job changed quite a bit. And I've really been struggling with it. (But I'm very thankful to have a job!)
  • This year, I really struggled with a problem that has bothered me for a long time. I wish I could say I've overcome it...but I haven't. I appreciate your prayers.
  • I've had a couple of friends who desperately needed prayer for loved ones who were sick or hurting. But perhaps this should be an "up" because so many of you prayed and God was gracious in both cases.
  • The economic slump sent millions of people into joblessness...and millions more wondering where their next meal was going to come from. The housing bubble burst and we are all feeling the effects.
  • The year started with the Giants winning the SuperBowl. Ugh. No one hates the Giants more than I do. And this season hasn't been all rosy for us Cowboy fans either.

All in all, I guess it was a fairly typical year. Ups...downs. In betweens. I look forward to 2009. We have a new president. We have renewed opportunities to live out our faith for a hurting and dying world. In April, there will be another member of the Glenn family. I can't wait to hold our little baby boy! Yeah, 2009 looks to be pretty promising. And who knows, I might even record a few new songs!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Update on Collin

Hi friends, Just got an update on Collin, the 18-year old who was involved in that horrific car crash in Texas. His mom, Lois Buford, sent me this email this morning: "I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene and wonder how He could love me a sinner condemned unclean! God is so good to me. My sweet 18 year old boy who was so badly broken just last week, stood today with the help of a walker specially designed to hold him up with his elbow! I am so overwhelmed by God's mercy and provision. So many precious people who love me and my family have just been so kind. Collin had customers who love him come and pray over him at his bedside. The Mayor of Forney prayed for my boy at the beginning of the Christmas Parade! I'm just so blessed. Wanted you to know that God is healing the brokeness and restoring Collin to us. Thank you so much for your prayers and those who read your blog.
Love you in Christ, Lois" Thanks to all of you who have been lifting up Collin and his family in prayer.
Oh how marvelous! Oh how wonderful!
And my song shall ever be... Oh how marvelous! Oh how wonderful!
is my Savior's love for me.

Monday, December 8, 2008

A Friend In Need...

This morning, I received an email from a friend in Texas. She is in need of prayer. Lois Buford's teenage son, Collin, was involved in a horrific crash on highway 80 near Forney, Texas last Wednesday.
Take a look at the pic and you'll know exactly what I mean by "horrific."
I can't imagine how scary it must be for a parent to see their child go through something like this. I hope I never know. But right now, the Buford family needs prayer. Collin has already undergone three surgeries. He broke his right leg, arm and crushed a vertebrae in his lower back.
That's a lot for an 18-year old to endure. It's a lot for his parents to endure. Will you take a moment and lift up Collin Buford in prayer? Will you also pray for his parents, Philip and Lois Buford, as they watch their little boy go through this?
If you'd like more information on the accident, you can check out the story here.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tim Partners with iTunes To Bring You Music For Christmas!

Hey gang! Just wanted to let you know that we've got an agreement with iTunes that allows you to give my new album, So Human, via iTunes, for Christmas! Here's all you have to do: 1. Click here to open up the iTunes Store page for my album. You'll see a page that looks like this: <----See this little icon to the right of the album cover? It says "Gift this music" with a little red package. Click on that icon and follow the instructions from there. You can gift the entire album, or choose which songs you'd like to send to someone. A unique, personal, inexpensive gift for Christmas! God bless! tim