A letter to my son…

Son, Hi. I’m Eric. You’ll call me dad. It won’t be long now before you enter the world … and change my life forever. I couldn’t be more excited for your arrival!! Seriously, I sometimes am still floored that you are there … growing big and strong in your momma’s belly. I’m excited, but I … Continue reading

I feel exhausted…

I’m tired this morning. This week I’ve had the privilege of leading worship for a revival at a church in Poplar Bluff.  I love leading worship, and music has always been one of my creative outlets. Initially when I was asked to participate in the revival I was all in , and excited.  The closer … Continue reading

I am …

I’m an insecure person, and compare myself to others. I’ll say things like “man, that guy has it all together – I’m not even close.” I’ve caused hurt feelings, deep scars and perhaps even someone’s distaste for Jesus. Anger can tend to overwhelm me “Seriously!!… Use your freakin turn signal … Go the speed limit … Continue reading

It’s a …. BABY!

Well, by now if you know Kelly and I you know that we are expecting our firsts baby!! We had our first ultrasound yesterday and are 12 weeks and 2 days so far.  It’s been a little torturous not being able to just tell everyone, but we are SO excited and blessed that the Lord … Continue reading

Why?

Why. Toddlers are notorious for asking the question “why?”  Kids love asking questions and finding out answers to, well, just about everything. Ever known a kid like that? I’m 33 years old and I’m sure I’ve asked the question “why?” my fair share of times.  Times when I have wondered WHY schedules were changed, something … Continue reading

Wednesday is for … my wife.

Let me introduce you to a wonderful woman.  My wife, Kelly! ( you can check out her blog here: http://www.barbericwife.blogspot.com) It’s amazing to me to stop and think back about the faithfulness of the Lord to see how He intricately wove our lives together.  Such a patchwork of experiences and grace and mercy … and … Continue reading

Monday is for … Missions … and MLK Jr.

MLK Jr. Today is the last day of Winter Break for us here at SEMO.  Students are back in town, traffic is picking back up, and classes resume in the morning.  The “break” has been a great time of refreshing for me and I’m excited for all that the upcoming semester has for us.  Thankful … Continue reading

Wednesday is for … worship …

… Not that we only worship on Wednesday, it should be our lifestyle, BUT today I’m specifically thinking about worship music.  For about 7 1/2 years I was blessed to travel with some pretty incredible people as part of a ministry called “No Longer Quiet”.  We traveled and led worship at various events, camps and … Continue reading

We made it!

Well, this post is a little over a week late … but just wanted to pass on the news that we finished the marathon!! AND we made it to our goal of $1800 for His Voice Global!  Actually we are currently at $1851 on our fundraising page, and it will be opened at least for … Continue reading

Things I said I wasn’t going to do. . .

Well, I think we all have those things in life that we say we “aren’t going to do.”  They may be things that are detrimental to our physical, spiritual, emotional health … they may be things that we just would never consider.  For some people they are the adrenaline pumping things like skydiving, bungee jumping, … Continue reading