Apr 08, 2008
As we explained in past updates, we planned on taking a nice long break from touring and from doing pretty much anything that was associated with Jacob’s Well starting May 2007. Now when people hear that, they typically assume something BAD has happened that has lead us to stop touring. Well that’s not really the fact for us at all. Things were so GOOD that it seemed the perfect time to lay everything aside and just rest for awhile. We are still in the midst of that season of rest, and now with some added changes in our lives, it may be a bit longer than we had anticipated originally before we see ourselves back out on the road. Even though that kinda stinks for those who have been waiting a long time to see us, the cool part is that we aren’t in control of any of that and can’t take the blame! We just get the sacred privilege to take part in something God is designing - thus, if you have a problem with that (sarcastically speaking), take it up with Him!
Seriously though, we’re doing great! We have seen God doing just freakishly amazing things through this ministry we’ve been a part of for going on 10 years now. 10 YEARS!!! He has taken the music He has given us to the four corners of the globe and has used songs we have written to lead others in worship all over the country and the world. That’s just ridiculously amazing and absolutley humbling. It’s weird even typing it and reading it back. US? HUH??? How did we get here??? Haha. Praise the Lord for He is Good!
We’re in April 2008 now and it’s nearly 1 year since we started our long break. We began to start booking some events a couple months ago - that was until me (Rob) & Elise found out that we were expecting a little BOY (Micah Jonathan Loomis) in August. With that, our plans have again changed. Typically we would find ourselves on tour for 1-3 months at a time. It’s not that we don’t foresee ourselves doing that sometime again in the future, it’s just that with a newborn and a new cafe’ to run in our home town, we have a few too many things to juggle right now to ’hit the road’ for any long periods of time. With that said, we are VERY much looking at every opportunity that comes our way and prayerfully considering them. Because we need to pay our medical bills and start buying clothes and diapers for the little man, we may not be able to always afford to play for "whatever you can afford" anymore. That’s hard for us to admit because for almost 10 years, we have traveled under that umbrella - and we were blessed in amazing ways! We’re confident that people will understand our need to change our ’ways’.
Now, you may be asking what about kevin? Kevin is doing really good. He’s been teaching drums to what seems like every kid in Kitsap County. He’s one of the most sought-after drummers and drum teachers in the area! As of today, he’s looking at more than 40 students he teaches weekly. There’s not many who can make a good living doing what he does. It’s a gift to have the patience to deal with adolescent kids banging away on drums. Haha! Besides teaching, he recently sold his coffee shop and has started spending more time working on his house for that ever-illusive future Mrs. Blackwood. Kevin is the coolest guy on the planet. We love him. You can’t have him. Nope.
In music news, with the ’baby on the way’, Elise’s writing (for her future solo project) has taken a little bit of a back seat (Cue the wimpers and wails of sadness). We have some things we’re working on, but recording is not on the calendar quite yet. As far as my next MOMENTS album, I’m actually hoping to get started on that sooner than later - like NEXT MONTH? I’m going to be doing most of it myself and probably have Saki mix/master it. As far as the next JW release? We’ll let you know when we know.
What else. There’s a lot to tell. Perhaps we should do a video blog and that way you can be a part of our wacky ways and see the facical expressions and chatter that goes on when we talk about stuff like this. Yeah, I think that’s the best thing to do. OK - so it’s a date. We’ll get to work on that ASAP and post it here (or at least a link to it).
WE LOVE YOU ALL. Thank you for being our dearest friends. We hope to see many of you again before too long. In the meantime, stay close to Jesus! God bless you richly!
Rob, Elise & Kevin
Year In Review
Jan 05, 2007
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