Tag Archives: @jasondyba

i kept meaning to tell you…

but for whatever reason, i haven’t sat down to write it.

i kept meaning too.

then i read a blog post today by CrossPoint Creative Genius Stephen Brewster that asked a question at the end and i found myself answering it with the idea that i had been wanting to blog about anyway…

so instead of elaborating, i decided to share what i had replied in the comments:

as a lifetime writer, i’ve written so many things, but recently have been enchanted by songwriting – with the realization that it’s the one form of writing that you can experience over and over again, 1000’s of reruns, not just one or two… this seems like great stewardship of the best ideas and messages. all of that being said:

Jason (dyba) was telling me it was smart that i had started writing with really talented writers, that he himself spent more time writing alone before he started to write with others.
i said i was writing alone too… it just wasn’t songs. it was articles, scripts, books…

He said you were putting your songs into stories, and now you’re putting your stories into songs.

what a blessing to be able to do both.

the stories in songs… get told more often.

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overwhelmed… knocked off my feet! literally.

brandon and leslie schell's treehouse


Today was a magical day.

13 hours for a video shoot.

6 cast members (Henry: Cole Hubbard; Frankie, aka Super Ninja Gummy Bear: Kavi Collins;  Kevin: Joshua Rodriguez, Huntington Frienderson the Third: Jonathan Coomer; Dad: Ryan Hubbard; Little Brother: Josiah Snead)

Tech Teams (Tyler Scott, Brian Zimmerman, Tyler Hirth, Josh Hendrick, Timmy, and later: Greg Saffles, Dakota Diel)

best assistant ever: emmy hendrick

catering: michele coomer

best sharers ever: brandon and leslie schell – shared their treehouse, their home, their time, their workshop… so grateful.

killing time during set up.

huntington frienderson the third shows up.

"dad" and "little brother" from Up In the Treehouse Cast

some of the lhkidz up in the treehouse castSo, I had written this script for our spring musical… with kids with real lives and real stuff going on. I wanted people to watch the show and really think about how everybody has stuff going on.

i wanted to tell a story of a group of friends that are nice to each other.

i wanted to show a parent that loved his child.

so the story has all of these things.

then i got a cast…kids that have real lives, real stuff in their lives, kids that have Jesus in their hearts, kids that are loving to others.

then i started to rehearse with the cast, and realized i didn’t just want this to be a one time experience for the several hundred people that will come to the musical, but i wanted to share the story bigger than that. i would have to have it on video, to be able to do that.

i called jason dyba.

he agreed that it was a worthy story and talked to tyler scott about the video project.


today, as we spent 13 hours shooting, don’t think i didn’t wonder if i had asked for too much… it was alot.

but our kids deserve it!

those that see it… need to learn from it.

i am so grateful to everyone who participated in any of the process that led to today. i will continue to be grateful as we continue to work on things and get them ready for the production. ..

i did, bust it … backwards… and fall OUT OF THE TREEHOUSE. what in the world!

nothing like taking one for the team. i’d do it a million times over. today was a magical wonderful day.

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