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How to adjust your TRUST-Rod | Guitar adjustment leads to revelation about building trust in God.

Guitar adjustment leads to revelation
I picked up my KONA K1 Acoustic guitar last night, for the first time in many months. This has been the best guitar I've ever known. I may never buy a Fender again. (check them out here).

I got this one used and I finally decided the action was too high. So I starting looking up how to lower the action on a guitar. I have to admit my ignorance (even after 25 years of playing) I always believed the myth that the Truss Rod should be adjusted for better action.

Found two great videos:


Guitar Myths 3: Truss Rod MythAcoustic Guitar Saddle Shaping/Shaving


Wiki: Truss - Guitar

The truss rod is part of a guitar or other fretted, stringed-instruments used to stabilize and adjust the lengthwise forward curvature (also called relief), of the neck. Usually it is a steel rod that runs inside the neck and has a bolt that can be used to adjust its tension. The point of the truss rod is not (primarily) to push the whole neck backward and forward for better action.…

Grow by reading: "Secrets of the Secret Place" - by Bob Sorge

Hi! It's been a little longer than usual.
I haven't been writing much lately. I've been busy with transitions at work and home. But the truth is, I didn't feel like writing, because I didn't feel I had anything valuable to say. I was in a mood, complaining, whining, pissy... You can't influence people for good or God in that mood.

My wife was kind enough to reorganize the house and put a comfy chair in my office. OK, it might be that she just wanted me to go away in that mood... but it was still great! This has become my prayer chair.

I've been reading:

Secrets of the Secret Place: Keys to Igniting Your Personal Time with God. By Bob Sorge

This may be one of the most profound books I've ever read. I want to give a special thanks to my friend Allen for giving me this book. I don't know if I would have picked it up off the shelf naturally, and it's been a profound help.

As with many books, if I'd read it some time ago I may not have thought so. You …

Growing Restless

Restless of being Weary

Jacob and Esau are the fraternal twin sons of Isaac. Esau is a whole 30 seconds older than Jacob, being exposed to air first. Jacob comes holding onto his heal.

Esau is born reddish and hairy. Esau ends up becoming a hunter and warrior personality (Modern Translation: Jock and/or Soldier personality). Jacob ends up being "a peaceful man living in tents" (Modern Translation: Geek and/or Artist personality) and also becomes quite a good chef.
Isaac is Abraham's son of promise. Through prophecy, and a whole lot of ignorance and deception, Jacob ends up with the blessing that belonged to his older brother by birth right. After he gets the Blessing, he walks into the annals of history to change his name to Israel. He then fathers a nation of the same name, The Israelites.

Esau, saddened at his loss, comes to his father. Can I get a blessing too Dad? Just a little one?

Genesis 27:40 KJV

And by thy sword shalt thou live , and shalt serve thy brother; and it sh…

Darrell's Reading List


Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
  • For a full list of all my book suggestions, see my Amazon Store.

Other sites I follow: