One More Day

So, I’ve really appreciated all the incredible support I had back during my minor skin cancer scare. As I told you later, all is well. (or at least that’s what I assume the doctor will well me at my check up in two weeks…)The whole event got my songwriting juices going….

I sat down a couple of weeks ago, and wrote down some lyrics. Got some music for it now too. And wanted to share the demo with you. As always, keep in mind this is a DEMO. There’s lots of mistakes….so many that I’ll probably re-record it in a few days.

I wrote these lyrics in those “in between days.” You know, those days between a medical test and the results. Given my Dad’s melanoma a couple years back, the mind starts to race and you worry about what the tests might show. But I asked myself a question:

What song would I write no matter what the the results show?

The result is a new song called “One More Day…

You can

download it here.
You can
stream it here.Either way, thanks for the support….

And, thanks to all those who came out to the

Dunn Bros show last Friday! We had fun. Several of you who read this blog and keep up with my email reminders showed up…some of you who hadn’t been to a show in several years. it was a nice reminder that you’re really still out there and really still listening in.Thanks for the reminder, and thanks for being there.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He has been Senior Pastor of Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas since 2001. During his tenure, church membership has grown almost 30 percent, and a completely new church facility (sanctuary and education building) has been constructed. Northaven is a leading progressive Christian congregation in the Southwest. Northaven is an eclectic collection of gay and straight families, artists, musicians, theater folks, academic theologians, lawyers and judges (go figure), socially conscious community activists, people who don't "check their brain at the door," and a wide array of others who either see it as their "last chance" inside the "institutional church," or their first trip back in decades. Eric is an avid blogger and published author.  Eric is also an award-winning singer-songwriter, who performs throughout Texas and the Southwest. He's an engaging live performer whose first CD was released in 2000. His songs have won honorable mention in both the Billboard and Great American song contests; and he's been a finalist in the 5th Street Festival and South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competitions. Eric is also a leader of Connections, a unique band comprised of United Methodist clergy and layfolk from throughout North Texas. Connections performs "cover shows" of artists like Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and others. Their shows draw crowds of between 300 and 1,000 fans, and they have raised more than $240,000 dollars for worthy charities. Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He's a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named "best judge" by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County. She was re-elected for a third term in 2010. They have the world's best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. (As always, if you like this post, then "like" this on Facebook by clicking the box below, so others can see too...)

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