Living in the mystery

Confession time: I’m an analyzer.  Ok, make that an over-analyzer.  I am the type that has a deep drive to take every fact or experience and try to fit it into a category or framework; some sort of structure to show me what it all means.  It’s the never-ending push to understand, to know, that […]

VIDEO: Phillip's American Idol Adventure 13: American Idol on the inside

Phillip’s American Idol Adventure! If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like on the inside of American Idol Auditions, this is pretty much it. Lots of crowd footage and no background music for this video, but it’s authentic!

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Midnight and witness

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them” Acts 16:25 (ESV) Previously, we saw that for Paul, Silas, Peter and the other apostles in the New Testament, suffering is  not something to lament over, but rather to rejoice in, and that the reason for […]

VIDEO: Phillip's American Idol Adventure 11: Almost there!

Phillip’s American Idol Adventure! So close, so close! We’re driving and arriving the arena, and it’s almost “go time”!

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Midnight and communion

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them” Acts 16:25 (ESV) I’m sitting at my kitchen table on a warm, humid summer morning.  The sky outside is mildly overcast with a light breeze, and I keep thinking I should turn the air conditioner down […]

Who I Really Am

It’s 2:00am on the morning of American Idol auditions, and I am remembering who I really am, and I’m switching my audition song… again.  This will be the third time I’ve changed my main “audition song” in the past 24 hours.  Mostly I’ve been thinking about what is a good fit for my voice, what […]

Almost there…

Only 5 hours to go before American Idol auditions begin!  I’m not really nervous, just wanting to do my part to make this whole experience all that god wants it to be. Not so long ago it would have been my biggest dream to be a STAR, but now, truthfully… my biggest dreams are to […]

VIDEO: Phillip's American Idol Adventure 10: Leaving, driving, breakfast!

Phillip’s American Idol Adventure! Well, it’s done. We have officially registered for American Idol Auditions!!! Now we leave and go get breakfast, and the wait for Thursday begins…

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More updates here, and on my YouTube channel at: youtube.com/phillipgonzales