July 30, 2009

Health Care Reform

This is such a crazy complex issue.

There are so many uninsured, so many denied coverage and so many like me, who can afford great insurance, only to have preexisting conditions within my family be excluded from coverage.

Political views and fears aside, what should our priorities be in addressing this as a church? As believers?

Government may help, but what's the role of local churches in their communities?
Our church in Houston is wrestling with this and beginning to form a plan to engage now rather than waiting on others to serve those in need.

The document below helped in at least sparking conversation and outlining priorites for me.


www.sojo.net/action/alerts/health_care_toolkit.pdf


Thoughts? And not just thoughts on whether the bozos in the senate are gonna fix this -- more on how you and i can respond at home in our neighborhoods and cities.

Cheers,
Robbie

July 17, 2009

New RSB music..soon

Friends,
After months of recording near Austin, Houston & Nashville - we are almost to the end. I'm really excited to finally have new music to share soon!
For now, hopefully this video will give you a small glimpse of the journey thus far.
Cheers,
Robbie

video

July 7, 2009

How Rich Are You?

I found this alarming.
A healthy dose of perspective on what we have and what we're called to do with it.See how wealthy we are and take a minute to evaluate how it might be used for good in the lives of children, the hungry and those in great need of clean water.



How rich are you? >>


I'm loaded.
It's official.
I'm the 41,556,473 richest person on earth!




water.cc
compassion.com
feedthechildren.org

July 5, 2009

For Kate

In the last year, I've seen first hand the extremes.
Miracles. Death. Suffering. Celebration.
Close friends, neighbors and friends.
It's been the fullest year of life on earth for me in both directions.

We're close to finishing the new rsb album and many of the songs reflect the heights and depths of our humanity and my encounters over the last year.

'Miracle' is one of these songs. It says:

"Have you ever stared death in the face?
So close you could hardly breathe
and you cry out to God for mercy to prevent the fall
There are very few words to say
when you can't see another day - for my heart to beat again

When the whole world seems to turn its back on me
All alone out on the sea
I need a Miracle! I need a miracle
When life don't seem to make sense at all
I believe you hear me when i call
I need a Miracle? I need a Miracle!'

Tonight, Join me in praying for a beautiful little girl, Kate McRae.
Pray and believe for a miracle, one that only God, the great Healer, can deliver.
Please watch and follow the links provided at the end of the video to get updates on Kate and her family in Phoenix.
with love,
Robbie