Dave Gullett

a miscellanea

Please lift up…

…my friend Lidia and her family in Michigan. Her younger brother Jonathan died in a car accident the night before Thanksgiving, on his way home from college. To have a loved one torn from you so young in life is tragic, even as we know that the Father has a purpose for everything, to glorify Himself and to conform us to His Son. So hold them up in prayer if you would, and if you know Lidia…send her a note or give her a call to encourage her heart.

"Ah, hear that old piano…..

…coming down the avenue…”

The Tishomingo Blues opens nearly every live broadcast of The Prairie Home Companion, the best and perhaps the last (?) radio variety show on the air.

Fronted by Garrison Keillor, long time radio personality and author, PHC is a rare treat in entertainment today. With live music by the Guy’s All Star Shoe Band (with keyboardist Rich Dworsky and guitarist Pat Donahue), skits by the Radio Acting Company of America (Tim Russell and Sue Scott ) and of course Keillor’s monologue about life back in Lake Wobegon, PHC is both hilarious and poignant, thoroughly entertaining and often suprisingly honest in its reflection humanity. Weekly, the show features guest performances from everything from gospel to blues, folk to bluegrass, its a veritable feast for the ears.

The skits, full of witty dialogue and amazing sound effects (done by Tom Keith and Fred Newman, two of the last true live sound effects men in radio) are clever and delightful.
The show is broadcast live on NPR stations around the country and can listened to online as well.

The Enemy Within

Taking the time honored works of John Owen and transposing them to modern life, Kris Lundgaard’s The Enemy Within is a wake up call to any believer today who does not take personal holiness seriously. Distilling the 17th Century prose of Owen is no small task, and Lundgaard has done well in bringing the truths at the heart of Owen to the current day reader. Sometime light hearted, sometimes serious, this work portrays holiness as a work of God in us, even as we strive for it for His glory. Our responsibility to live for God is not lessened by our inability to do that without Him giving us the ability to live for Him. Strong on God’s sovereignty and strong on His grace, The Enemy Within is a essential read for any follower of Christ, who desires to serve Him faithfully and completely.

Just in case you…

…missed it, The good ol’ Buckeyes defeated the accursed m******n wolverines this past Saturday 25-21. Woohoo. What the heck is a wolverine anyhow? Some kind of boot?

The least you can do…

…is give a listen to my friend Chad Patterson, guitarist extraordinaire and all round great guy. After years of covering campfire songs and praise and worship standards on the Adirondack summer camp circuit, Chadwick is busting out with his own stuff. Tell your friends, tell your mom…tell your friends’ moms (especially if they happen to be record company exec’s). And drop a note to Chad telling him he really needs to include that “Sweet Home Alabama” hidden track when his cd is released. We’ll take a collection for the royalties or somethin’.