Amazingly, next month marks the 5 year anniversary of the official launch of Slugs & Bugs Family Music. It began on a warm April Saturday, when an awesome crowd of MOPS moms gathered with their kiddos at Grace Community Chapel in St. Peter’s Missouri.
Some families were familiar with the music, but it was brand new to most, and as I performed with videos and background tracks for the first time, I was a nervous wreck. Certain I was bombing, I bumbled lyrics, stumbled through stories and fumbled at my laptop keys. Thankfully, I have never been more surprised after a concert.
The moms loved it. Their kids loved it. Everyone was so full of complements and thankfulness. I honestly couldn’t believe it until a new thought dawned. These moms were thankful because the rookie Slugs & Bugs concert, with all it’s flaws, succeeded in its essentials. Everybody had fun. The music was engaging for children and adults. And everybody got to hear the Good News in a way that was meaningful to them.
As I dwelt on that experience, it affirmed my calling and strengthened my resolve. Whether on a recording or LIVE in concert, Slugs & Bugs music would be hilarious and silly, while also artistically excellent and peppered with deep and sustaining gospel truth. Four CDs and almost 300 concerts later, Slugs & Bugs remains committed to that ethos – serving whole families, not just their shortest members.
As we approach our official 5 year anniversary, I’ve become a bit nostalgic. I know how our kids have grown, and I wonder how your family has grown and changed. Has Slugs & Bugs made a difference in the life of your family? Has Slugs & Bugs blessed your family in small ways or even in big ways? Knowing that stuff blesses us like crazy, and we’re trying to keep track of what really works about Slugs & Bugs for families, so please leave a comment below. We’d love to hear what makes Slugs & Bugs important to your family.
As we inch closer to April and our 5 year anniversary, stay tuned. We’ve got some fun stuff up our sleeves, including big dreams for the next 5 years. And don’t forget to leave a comment below – If Slugs & Bugs is important to you, we’d love to know why!