“I work at a coffee shop in Mobile and teach drum lessons in Fairhope. I play at a couple of churches and travel with Port City Worship playing for camps and youth groups. I have been playing drums since I was seven. My parents didn’t force us to do things we didn’t want to do, but they asked us to never decide until we tried. I was encouraged by mentors in my life and now I use music to pass that on to and speak into other lives. I never get tired of playing music. The Lord gave me clarity on this at an early age. It also gave me the ability to say no to everything else.
The Lord opened my eyes about how I approach relationships and other people
My parents divorced when I was young, but I didn’t deal with it until last year. I suppressed it and grew up much quicker than I needed to. The weight of it hit me last year and I finally grieved about the change in my family. It brought up the emotions that I suppressed and the Lord opened my eyes to how I approach relationships and other people. I was dealing with separation anxiety and depression. I had a good support system with my friends and family and found a good counselor who helped me see how I was acting out of my wounding. The Lord is gracious and provides faithfulness and love when they are needed. I don’t have to provide them and can quit chasing them. I now know what anxiety attacks and doubt in faith feel like and can understand those who are going through the same thing.
I come out here and think about the scripture that says the Lord will provide for even the birds and the flowers in the field. At the bay, we can see God providing in real-time. He provides for all of us.”