Tag: bob rice

A Great Advent Book for Kids

I don’t normally do this, but sometimes you come across something too good not to share. And when it’s made by people you know, that makes it even more special. Theresa and Charles Pobee-Mensah just wrote a book together called, “Bible Characters for Advent.”… Continue Reading “A Great Advent Book for Kids”

I’m fasting from myself

When people ask me about my music, my usual joke is, “I’m a big fan of me. I have all my CDs.” The truth is that I rarely hear my own music unless 1) my kids ask for it, or 2) it comes up… Continue Reading “I’m fasting from myself”

Crazy. Busy. Good. (With cool video at the end!)

  Life. Is. Crazy. But in many ways, crazy good. Bobby just got out of surgery yesterday for his leg. Those who have followed by blog might remember that in February he broke his femur because of a weakened bone. So they put a… Continue Reading “Crazy. Busy. Good. (With cool video at the end!)”

I Got By With A Lot Of Help From My Friends

Regular readers of my blog (as well as Facebook friends and Twitter followers) know that for the past two months I’ve been fundraising for my newest CD, “The Gospel Accordion to Bob Rice.” It ended at 11:59 PM last night and the final total… Continue Reading “I Got By With A Lot Of Help From My Friends”

Psalm 95

This is the one “true” accordion song off the upcoming CD. What you hear is what it is (except I can play it better—it was a challenge to do a good take between napping baby, loud kids, etc!) Just a boy and his accordion,… Continue Reading “Psalm 95”

Hey, Youth Ministers!

Last week was the St. John Bosco Catechetical Conference and it was such a joy to see people from America, Canada, England, Ireland, and even Australia come together to celebrate the faith and be equipped to pass it on more effectively. Of course, the… Continue Reading “Hey, Youth Ministers!”

Prince for a Pauper

This is another instance of how the idea behind the song ended up nothing like the song itself. Believe it or not, the inspiration for this song came from wanting to write something beautiful about the liturgy. But I imagined it to be, well,… Continue Reading “Prince for a Pauper”

Gratitude

It’s been an amazing few weeks for me and my family. If I could sum up what I’m feeling in one word, it would be: gratitude. I just finished my fourth and final youth conference of the summer. I always struggle to find words to… Continue Reading “Gratitude”

And his name shall be called…

Apparently, I have a perfect track record when it comes to calling what the gender of our kids will be. I don’t actually remember that to be true, but my family says so. So when I felt pretty strongly that we were having a… Continue Reading “And his name shall be called…”

2,000 Years Ago

“My old heart that loved sin died 2,000 years ago.” I was mentoring a friend through a bible-study designed for people with addictions (settingcaptivesfree.com,) and that phrase jumped of my computer screen and pierced my heart. It was a reflection on the famous words… Continue Reading “2,000 Years Ago”