Singer, songwriter, producer Larry Norman was born on this day in 1947. Norman was one of the pioneers of contemporary Christian music. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001. Norman was posthumously honored in a tribute at the 2009 Grammy Awards.
Norman died after a lengthy illness on February 28, 2008. He was 60.
The day before his death, Norman posted on his website:
I feel like a prize in a box of Cracker Jacks with God’s hand reaching down to pick me up. I have been under medical care for months. My wounds are getting bigger. I have trouble breathing. I am ready to fly home. I won’t be here much longer. I can’t do anything about it. My heart is too weak. I want to say goodbye to everyone…I want to say I love you. I’d like to push back the darkness with my bravest effort…Goodbye, farewell, we will meet again.
365 Things I Believe is a revisioning of a year long web project. I initially launched the blog 365 Things I Believe because I think there are important things I have to say. There are eternal truths that are non-debatable, although I realize they’re not universally accepted.
So for a year I did a daily post of one thing I believe to be an indisputable truth. I’m relaunching here at The Write Side of My Brain and will continue through the next year to re-post (mostly) from the original project.
This time graphics and commentary are included. You can buy today’s print here. And, by the end of a year, if not sooner, you’ll be able to purchase the entire series in ebook format.