April 27, 2010

I am very touched, humbled and gracious.

This last weekend was a very busy one for me. A quick summary would be:

3 days, 2 shows, 2010 driving miles through 7 states, 2 audiobooks, 7 podcasts, 1 rental car, 1 lost wallet (later found), and a return to home when it was all done.

My last program was in Yankton, South Dakota, which I am finding has many connections with my own town of Mora, MN.

Last night, as I laid in bed, I checked me email one more time, and was reminded just one more time why there even IS a DonB! Ministries. Here is the email, with the identity of the writer protected (typos have been left intact):

Don came to Calvary Baptist Church in Yamkton on April 25th 2010...I have been going through a really hard time over the last year and drifted away from church. On April 19 2010 my dad passed away and I slipped into a huge state of anxiety and depression. I came to church for the first time in like a year on the 25th and heard Don was gonna be there that night so i decided to go. For the first time since my dad ended up in ICU and on life support then passed away, i laughed and had a real smile. i was able to focus on the things I do have like God. I just wanted him to know how greatful i am that he came right when he did. in my mind it was a God thing. I needed that. I was ready to give up on life and throw everything away. after Don preformed at the church...i felt like it was okay to be happy. my dad would not want me to give up and i may not have my earthly father any longer...he is my gurdian angel now. but i still have my heavenly father...Don helped me realize that with God I can heal...so thanks Don. You helped give me back the hope that i thought i had lost and could never get back. in time i know i will heal and it will get eaiser and giving up is not an option.

I was absolutely touched and humbled. I simply responded to her:


You have no idea how much you have now blessed me.

Making people laugh is the strange gift that God has blessed me with, and I know that God has put me in the right place at the right time on many occasions. Your comments mean more to me than anything else.

If you were blessed by my program, please give God all the glory. His mercies endure forever.

With great love and thanks,

Don Bursell
DonB! Ministries

Some ministries seem "big", and some seem small. I'm simply thankful that God has put me where He has, when He has. And for this young lady, "He who began a good work in you, will see it through to completion". Philippians 1:6



April 6, 2010

DonB! creates in another direction

My brother, Bob, plays in a band named "Juan Roberto and the Bubble Bakery Orchestra". For an upcoming show they are doing, I created a poster, basing the design on one of their songs, "Tightrope Dancer".

Another piece that I put together was the opening splash page of their website, using floating bubbles (you'll have to go to their website to see the floating bubbles effect).

Check out their music and schedule www.juanrobertobbo.com

It has been fun creating new things, and learning more about Photoshop and Illustrator at the same time.

And now, off to tour for a month with Harris III, EverLife, and the show, "Sens de Vie". See you on tour.