I haven’t been around here for the last few days (isn’t it funny that we refer to internet sites as if they were actual, physical places?), as it’s been Christmas, and I’ve been spending time with folks I love to celebrate God’s love shown to us. I trust you all have been doing the same.

But it is impossible for me to not update with this fabulous, unprecedented news today. Those of you who know me, find something to hold on to. hehe No, I didn’t sell my amps for an Axe-FX. I didn’t say ‘punishable by flogging’ news ;) (kidding, of course…but only a little); I said ‘unprecedented’ news. Here ya go:

Thanks to my beautiful, amazing wife, welcome to the first ever Guitar for Worship post on a MacBook. Yep, she is really, really awesome. Her big gifts to me this year were my first ever MacBook and Ipod. (Ya, the ipod thing is pretty sad…if it’s not music gear technology, I’m useless, folks. I’m always about 5 years behind the curve…and, ya, I think the ipod has been out for about 5 years. So, keeping my streak alive!) And right now, it seems like the stars have rained down on the earth in the form of Macintosh, because up until now I have thought that the extent of the world’s computer technology was my desktop E-Machine from 2005 and my church laptop Compaq from 1999. (This is not made up.) And for the record, my wife is much more hip than I am……she’s had a MacBook and an Ipod since before we were dating. I admit it; my wife is cooler than I am. So, needless to say, strange and wondrous new worlds are opening up as we speak.

And on top of all that, there were new musical gifts as well, exchanged between my wife and I, and loved ones. So as I bask in the glow that is Apple, here’s some new Christmas gift music. And there was much rejoicing.

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova:

A little Death Cab for Cutie:

Some Scottish Amy McDonald:

The Dubliners:

And of course, a little Mayer, from ‘Where the Light is’:

Merry Christmas!
Karl.