Las Vegas Christmas Radio Show

A Still and Quiet Night co-written with my producer Eric Copeland of Creative Soul Records is going to get more spin time (x 2) on a Jazz Christmas radio show out of Las Vegas Christmas morning! What will be special about this one, is that my grownup kids: Jessica (Haugland) Sampson and Rachel (Haugland) Sallee, will be featured in a couple of voiceovers from when they were little (4-1/2 y.o. and 1-1/2 y.o.) when I…
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Behind The Songs – A Still and Quiet Night

Christmas Single – A Still and Quiet Night One of the biggest (and I think), most difficult places to show the love of Christ is to our spouse: in which we have many opportunities to practice grace, allowing iron to sharpen iron to mature and prepare us for future glory. In marriage, many couples face an unintentional drift as they prepare for the Empty Nest. For many years the focus of the union has been…
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New Release – A Still and Quiet Night

Reflections at Christmastime can find us missing the past when our children were little. But we can build new memories in the "here and now" moments with what remains..."faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:3)


“Turning in” an Answer to Gray Divorce

Well, I sat down to write a simple FB post and share an article a friend had posted and found myself getting pulled in. So, here is a second blog this week, because I am on a roll. So, as I mentioned, a friend of mine just posted this article and it is another great example on how to safeguard your marriage and is a follow-up to my blog on Gray Divorce this last week.…
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A Still and Quiet Night – Releasing 11.11.14

Reflections at Christmastime can find us missing the past when our children were little. But we can build new memories in the "here and now" moments with what remains..."faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:3)


What is this Gray Divorce?

In 1990, 1 in 10 marriages in the over 50 year old Empty Nester category ended in divorce. In 2009 the numbers more than doubled to 1 in 4 (Statistics U.S. Census Bureau). This alarming trend has been steadily increasing during the past two decades that sociologists have been tracking it and they have now termed it “Gray Divorce” (see the March 2012 white paper, “The Gray Divorce Revolution,” and current stats collected by researchers…
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A Still and Quiet Night Coming Soon!

Reflections at Christmastime can find us missing the past when our children were little. But we can build new memories in the "here and now" moments with what remains..."faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:3)