John loves to entertain

John loves to entertain
No matter how large or small the event

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What are You to God?

For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession.” Deuteronomy 14:2

Isn't that scripture amazing?  Me?  You?  God has chosen us to be His treasure.  I cannot fathom that a God, who I believe, created the universe would want me as his treasured possession.  This is truly amazing news.  It adds value to everything I do, and it propels me to desire to cleanse my every action and my every thought to make it pure and holy.

Pure and holy!  What is that in a world where people fight over whether or not particular scriptures are even truth or fantasy.

Regardless, I desire to live my live in a way that one day can be tested as if it is gold, run through a fire of purification, found only to be pure and more than simply glitter.

In my work and in my entertaining of audiences, I long to keep it pure.  I want God to look at how I touch the hearts of others and smile, valuing me and my work as his treasured possession.  When I sing and play guitar and saxophone before those in an Altzheimer's unit or those celebrating a wedding, I want everyone within earshot to leave the event filled with more than musical notes floating through the air.

I matter to God, you matter to God.  We are his treasured possessions.  If, when I close my guitar case at the end of a show, I know my God is smiling on me, then I have done my job well.

Monday, July 30, 2012

8 Things to Consider When Choosing Music for your Wedding

When deciding what kind of music you want for your wedding, there are many options and many considerations.

  1. What music do you and your fiance' enjoy?
  2. Is it music all guests will enjoy?
  3. Will it embarrass older guests?
  4. Will it bore younger guests?
  5. Do you want an air of class or party-hearty?
  6. Do you want background music during dinner?
  7. Do you want just musical tracts played off of CDs/iPods or do you prefer a live band sound?
  8. Do you want dancing or just atmospheric music?
This is just a handful of aspects to consider when booking a DJ or performer for your wedding.

Joyful Sounds Christian DJ service has been serving weddings for 20+ years and knows that each and every event is, or should be, just as unique as the bride and groom.

Friday, July 27, 2012

The London 2012 Olympics vs. This Weekend Performances

After an amazing 2 1/2 weeks of pure relaxation at the beach and a trip of a lifetime with my children to Walt Disney World in Florida, I am back and busier than ever.  Since returning home late Sunday night, I have performed 5 shows out and taught about 15 guitar lessons.

This weekend proves to be alive and exciting.  I am performing tonight at Madison's Cafe' on Hwy. K in O'Fallon, Missouri from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and then Sunday at Aggies Closet and Tea Room Patio Wine Garden from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

I know the Olympics are beginning tonight as well, but I promise to make your effort well worth it.  I may even play some McCartney to make you feel like you're at the opening ceremonies in London. I would love it if you come out to see me play.