This 4 song EP addresses unhealthy dynamics that often plague relationships. Each song carries a unique message to challenge the potentially divisive postures we hold, (all of which I’ve experienced) rooted in uncharitable views of our own self-worth or another person’s dignity. Throughout the next month, I will be further explaining the theme behind each song below… Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy!

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Come on boys, we’re on the move 
There’s hills to climb; Things to improve 
These legs have grown beyond this town
We’re chopping wood and breaking ground

A vast frontier awaits, my friends
Our glory waits just beyond the bend
Ready your feet; Steady your gaze 
We’re pioneers with trails to blaze

When All that’s lost is found 
Upon this tired ground
We’ve bulldozed now from east to west
Its all a plundered treasure chest 
Our glory, name and infamy 
All dumpsters fires and loose debris

Each eye will see and ear will hear
Our exploits in the coming year
We’re kicking * and taking names
Such a heavy cost just to play the game

When all that’s lost is found 
Upon this tired ground
Time and tide will come and go
And all left in our wake will know
Our glory, name and infamy 
All dumpsters fires and loose debris

  1. Dumpster Fires and Loose Debris (The Overly Ambitious)

Living with purpose is admirable. In my younger years, this was something that did not come naturally to me. For some time, I had very little desire to develop my personal talents and passions toward something positive. Thankfully, I learned the importance of work and intentional effort through certain individuals who noticed my unrealized potential and deeply invested in me. Though “Dumpster Fires and Loose Debris” may seem cynical in it’s view of ambition, the song is actually meant to challenge misplaced ambition overriding an individual’s awareness and investment toward others. 

Are We Living For a Worthy Purpose? 

Do you frequently find yourself discontent with your current circumstances? This posture, without correction, will often push an individual beyond healthy motivation - to unhealthy expectations. When an uncompromising vision does not meet reality, feelings of personal insignificance or frustration with others’ incompetence will pervade... diminishing human dignity to a checklist of empty accomplishments.

“Is there a thing of which it is said, "See, this is new"? It has been already in the ages before us. There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to be among those who come after.”

  • Ecclesiastes 1:10-11 

In accomplishment: Gain historical perspective. However impressive your accomplishments may be - you aren’t breaking new ground! Many have stood where you currently stand, and many will tread similar paths after you! 

In failure: Remember that your (and other’s) value is a God given gift...not earned in any amount of recognition, financial earning potential, influence over others, or position of prominence. Rehearse this truth daily... let it move you to gratitude when things don’t always go your way. 

Daily: Recognize the people around you. Have you seen them as disposable assets in your personal “pursuit of happiness”? Ask their forgiveness. Invest your time to understand and appreciate their personal story. Bless them as you would like to be blessed! Invest in them out of love instead of what they can do for you.

Love is never wasted, for its value does not rest upon reciprocity.

  • C.S. Lewis