It is so amazing to say that right now I am in Illinois. It may not be Jacksonville, but it is Illinois all the same. We just got done playing a concert in Keithsburg, IL at the First Christian Church. These are the stomping grounds of our guitarist, Jon. He grew up in this area and his family is all still around here. The best part of playing here is that my family got to come up and see the concert and hang out with me for the night. It was so incredible to see them! Unfortunately it just makes me miss them more.

We spent most of this week in the northeast corner of Iowa. It was such a great time. We had the most amazing hosts. They even made us each a homemade quilt to keep. Talk about a humbling experience. Their generosity overwhelmed us!

So…the story is that we are back on the road. Officially. We have begun our longest tour, which will last just a shade over 10 weeks. It’s hard to believe, though, that we are already through a week of it. Time flies when you’re on CTI!