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What do you mean bad hair? lol. Good memories GS!!
Well said brother. You put into words what we all wrestle with.
I still cant believe Chris’ door was untouched! Like an angel was in front of it or something. Wow man powerful words in here
Well written Mike, thanks for sharing. A common point of struggle for many. I know you know this, but do keep in mind that our call is not to do everything, or something for that matter, our call is to respond the nudges of the Almighty God when / where / how He calls us to engage because He will draw us where we need to be. It takes the pressure off of us to have to do and be everything to all ppl but instead to be where he calls us and to do what he calls us to do. It seems like when we do that he multiples our wee efforts. Where I struggle and the questions I have to ask myself is … Am I tuning in regularly to what God has to say? Am I a willing follower? Do I have the courage to obey? If I follow Christ first and i choose to obey (in the big and the small ways) I will be exactly where he wants me to be. At least that’s what I’m counting on! 🙂 Oh, btw looks like someone in the crew needs a suitcase!
Why I follow you Mike. I know your journey and wonder often what you wonder about and how you make these pieces fit. I find comfort and guidance in helping the person nearest to me, wherever I am. My sister is in Sierra Leone for 3 years as a missionary and sends daily pics and reports home via technology… extreme contrast..extreme futility, extreme joy. God, and we, are in all of it, every moment. Blessings on your journey. Thanks for writing it out.
Wise and inspiring perspective. Thank you for re-igniting my desire to do something…and for reminding me that it doesn’t have to solve the problem but can change a life….even one…and that’s enough.
Thank you for sharing this…I was just wondering the other day how you both are doing now that a little time has passed. Your words here have reminded me to reach out from within my own ability. And reminds me to continue to thank God for keeping you both from injury. The situation brought Chris a lot closer to me back here in Oregon and that I’m also thankful for that. Take care!
I just stumbled across your website. I appreciate your story about the pile up. I’m going through health issues with my wife. Many friends (known and unknown) on my Facebook have offered encouragement – prayers – good thoughts and the like. Makes a huge difference. I now look at others expressing their own hopes, dreams and tragedies with a lot more empathy. 2,000 years ago Jesus said, “Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you.” Love everyone. Take care of others. It’s huge.
My new favorite song! I enjoyed reading about your folks leaving Detroit and the other background to this song. I am so glad that two years ago I did what your folks did, and now my three boys can enjoy this beautiful part of the nation. Absolutely love it here and hope to be buried here a very long time from now. Thanks for a terrific song, Mile!
We loved your music tonight at the northern. My husband just went and bought 2 CDs and then of course we had to google you and found this sweet blog. We can’t wait to listen to it. We can totally relate as we have to little ones. But, on another note- we are thrilled to listen to your CDs on our way back to CDA. You did a great job tonight and your voice is phenomenal. Thanks again!
I heard you the other day for the first time while visiting Montana. You and a bass player were outside on a deck, and my car pulled up. We wanted to stay and listen because it sounded great. But we couldn’t. I just ran up and got an autographed copy of Tumbleweed.
I am a big singer songwriter fan. I live in Texas and love to find new artists that I enjoy listening to. You will now be a regular on my list. So happy to have stumbled across you.
I like your photos, and I really like the song. I’d like to get all the words so I can sing along!
It so resonates with so many who live here, I’d bet.
Thank you for this wonderful song. It’s perfect.
In 1970, when I was 12, my dad had a temporary job in Whitefish. We packed up and moved to the shores of Whitefish Lake in the middle of August and stayed until the first of December. I was pretty upset leaving my friends in Portland, Oregon and knowing I’d be going to school in a strange town. That all changed after I got there. We cried halfway back to Oregon when it was time to leave. I ended up living in Oregon and Washington, but Montana was still deep in my heart. For years I wanted to return and finally did in 2007 with a new man in my life. I rekindled my love affair with Montana and he fell in love with her too. We came back the next year, and the year after that we were married in Glacier National Park on the shores of Lake MacDonald. I’m retired now, but my husband’s job keeps us in Washington for the time being. We’ve built a log cabin near Whitefish, and I’m able to spend more time there now, and soon we hope to be there permanently. Whenever I leave Montana, my heart stays behind. Your beautiful song gave my feelings words.
Greetings from California! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to check out your blog on my ipnohe during lunch break. I love the information you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how fast your blog loaded on my mobile .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, awesome site!
Mike.. Like yr parents I moved to Montana in the 70s… I built my life here.. Had and raised my children here. My 30 yr old son just passed away.. We spread his ashes in the mountains and played “Bury me in Montana,”…. Thank you for that song! Myself and his brother and sisters will have that song in our Hearts forevermore!
Just caught the thursday fest show,best set I have seen this summer so far…Talent Talent Talent
Saw your show at the Crown festival–You guys rocked the place what an incredible night!!
Are y’all going to try to make it over to Livingston this summer?
My wife and I are enjoying your albums. Thank you for being such a thoughtful musician. Perhaps more importantly, thank you for being a good dad to your daughter.
My fiance and I are getting married on Thursday, May 9, 2019 and were curious if you sing for weddings in the West Glacier area. If so, what do you charge for ceremonies or how much per hour. Just looking for more information.
Thank you for your time,
Mike and Chris,
You guys added such a beautiful, classy, peaceful element to our wedding. You set the exact tone that we were hoping to achieve for our ceremony, and then amped it up perfectly for the cocktail hour to follow! Our guests were blown away by your talent and so enjoyed your music. We felt so fortunate to have you there. Besides being talented musical professionals, we know that you are both incredible human beings in our community. We cannot thank you enough for the amazing element you added to our incredible day!
~Josh and Meg~
We are from Canada and visit Whitefish frequently. We had the immense pleasure of meeting Mike at our fav spot, The Tupelo Grill
I can honestly say that it was the most enjoyable evening of music that we have ever experienced
An immense musical talent with an amazing vocal ability. True talent! Thank you Mile! We will watch for you going forward!