Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Good morning everyone and Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and a good new years celebration.  Have you made your new years resolution?  I'm going to sit down with the family today and we are going to make our resolutions together.  This way we each have another person to help us out with our goal.  I guess you could call it some one to help us be accountable.  I find that this practice helps me through the times when I feel week or unable to motivate myself.  I suggest you give it a try.

God Bless and have a great day!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Media updates

I hope everyone is having a good start to the new year!  I am having lots of changes and additions made to my new website.  Everything is moving along nicely.  The changes are helping to get me more organized.  Sort of getting everything in one spot.  I have not had much time yet, however, to blog.  So thanks for your patience.

This is the last blog that I will do from this site.  This blogger site will delete in 3 months, so, please update your settings now.  Every blog, from this point forward, will be coming from my website.

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NEW BLOG: http://www.jmarkmcvey.com/blog/ 

Thanks for following my thoughts and rants, and career posts.  I look forward to seeing you on the flip side.

God Bless You!


Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year to All! I have just one simple thought for the new year...

When I think about what is important in all of my relationships old and new and how I might make all of those relationships stronger this year.  The word that pops into my mind is truth.  A simple value that each of us welcome.  Lets demand it of ourselves, our friends and neighbors and especially our representatives in Washington this year.  Let's be truth seekers!

God bless you and Happy New Year!


Monday, December 27, 2010

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season! My family and I had a great Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year.

I remember saying I would tell you about the recent concert trips and so I'll continue with my trip to Garner NC.  Garner is a small town out side of Raleigh, NC.  A lovely community full of kind forward thinking people.  Why do I say that?  Well, while other areas seems to be cutting back on funding for the arts Garner is carving out a niche for themselves as an arts presenter.  This year Garner is starting a concert series where artists can come and share their experiences and talents.  I was the opening act for their 2010-2011 season. 

We had a blast!  I normally take my MD with me where ever I perform.  However, on this trip I decided to take the suggestion of my good friend, Tim Stevens, and use a wonderful accompanist right there in the town of Garner, Mr. McCrae Hardy.  I had previously had the pleasure to work with McCrae when he was the musical director for the NC Theatre.  Though we had never worked together in this capacity the show was a huge success!  I would recommend this venue and this accompanist to any performer.

Talk to you soon!

God Bless you!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Some concerts are just special... as a performer, you intend for all of your performances to be special...some just stand out...

The past two weekends are such performances.  The weekend of 12/3,4,5 started off with and for some our favorite people.  Friday 12/3 was the annual fundraiser for our favorite charity, The Irish and American Physically Challenged Youth Team, where Christy and I performed with legendary Irish song writer/entertainer Phil Coulter and his wife Geraldine Brannigan and Ron and Barbara Sharpe and their lovely daughter Sam. 

The evening is always very special because the people in the room are special.  They are there for one reason.  That reason is to show their love and care for the children supported by the charity.  If God has put it on your heart this year to give some of your extra blessings to charitable organizations, this is the charity for you.  The money given goes 100% to direct care for the kids.  You can donate at: http://www.pcirishteam.org/.  What a  great evening!

God Bless you!


Friday, December 17, 2010

Hey everyone...I hope everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit. I find that the more I am in the Christmas spirit the better I feel...

After all what is "the Christmas spirit" all about.  It's about giving isn't it?  It's about Love.  Most of all, for me, it is about the birth of Christ.  But, getting back to the spirit of Christmas, perhaps we might think about expanding the Christmas spirit to the rest of the year.  What if we all make a conscious choice to do more giving during the rest of the year instead of just at the special times.  Just a thought.

I have had some wonderful concert experiences this month.  Over the next few days I will share those experiences with you and let you know what on the horizon.. Be well!

God Bless You.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Did everyone survive Thanksgiving? Anyone over eat? How about Black Friday? Anyone get hurt shopping?

Silly questions perhaps, but, valid when you put it into perspective with what we view as normal behavior for our society.  We as a nation are so blessed.  We walk around in utter bliss most of the time and we are so used to it we we don't even recognize it.  We tend to view things that are luxuries or earned by hard work in almost every other society as things to which we are entitled.

I think it is important from this point forward to pay more attention to and build a stronger relationship with our sovereign God.  We also need to get involved in the things in which the government is involved.  We can no longer trust that the officials we elect will always have our best interest at heart.

We had a move toward real change this past election day.  I think it was a positive reaction to the garbage that has been stuffed down our throats by the government and the media, which in my opinion are one and the same, for many years.

I don't think that we are entitled to health care.  I don't think we are entitled to home ownership.  I don't think we are entitled to handouts, or, bailouts.  We are entitled to LIFE, LIBERTY and the, "Pursuit," of HAPPINESS!  We are entitled to these things because GOD ordained it!

Further, we need to educate ourselves about the, "progressive movement,"in this country.  In my humble opinion this movement is what has gotten this country to the state in which we find ourselves.  THE RAT RACE.  Everyone needs to understand what the, "progressive movement," is and what can be done in order to stop it.  More to come on this topic.

God Bless You!