Jason Squires

Songwriter, Worship Leader, & StoryTeller

Daddy, can we buy that boy a cheeseburger?

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015

Daddy, can we buy that boy a cheeseburger?

We travel a lot which in turn means we eat out a lot.  When we can’t decide where to go we ask Hannah (age 3) what she wants to eat.  9 times out of 10 her answer is ” I want cheeseburgers!” Earlier this week we were hanging out and planned on picking up lunch for the whole family then head back to Musictown for a family lunch time.  Kacee and I really wanted Mexican food but again Hannah asked for cheeseburgers.  We drove passed a homeless man and Hannah asked me what the gentleman was doing.  I proceeded to tell her that not everyone has food in the refrigerator or the ability to go out and eat so sometimes they stand on the street corner and ask for help.  She sat in the back puzzled and then replies,”Daddy, can we buy that boy a cheeseburger?”  When your 3 year old asks you a question like that you seize that moment.  So we headed to In N Out and she made sure I bought him a Double-Double. When I handed him the food his eyes lit up and he said thank you.  Hannah’s response was,”Let’s try and find more people who need cheeseburgers Daddy.  I like helping people.” Far to often we look at homeless people through the lens of disgust or frustration but when you are 3 your perspective is different.  Thank you Hannah for helping to change my...

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Welcome Madeline and Olivia!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014

Welcome Madeline and Olivia!

Its been a whirlwind of a 6 weeks.  On June 24th Kacee, Hannah, and I welcomed Madeline Hope (6lbs 12oz ) and Olivia Esther (5lbs 14oz) to the world.  We couldn’t be happier!  Check out the Tour Dates up top and come meet them.  We would love to introduce you to them. Photo Credit: Megan Squires Photography 

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Why is it called “Not Finished Yet”?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014

Why is it called “Not Finished Yet”?

Last August my family and I woke up on a Sunday morning at The Grand Hotel in Sunnyvale, CA.  It was a regular Sunday morning.  We got ready, loaded up our stuff, and headed down for breakfast.  On the way down the elevator my 2 year old daughter Hannah thought it would be fun to push the Fire Call button in the elevator.  You know, a regular morning with a kid in a hotel.  Breakfast was great and we loaded the car to head out to Bridges Community Church in Los Altos, CA. As we entered the freeway I made a comment to my wife Kacee.  I said, “New churches intrigue me (we had never been to this church before).  I wonder what today holds.”  Her response back was, “I’m not sure, but I’m sure it will be an adventure.”  A matter of seconds later the car in front of me decided to stop on the freeway instead of speed up to let a car onto the freeway.  I had two options.  Option #1 was to rear end the car going 65.  Option #2 was to go off the freeway and let nature stop the car.  I chose to go off the freeway.  We took out a couple trees and we were headed straight on into a brick wall when I turned the car at the last second and parallel parked my Honda Pilot next to the brick wall.  Once the dust settled I hopped out to survey the damage.  We were buried under brush out of site of the cars on the freeway.  One car stopped after driving passed us, getting off at the next exit, and coming back around.  After a little conversation we figured out that they were headed to the church we were going to so they were able to connect with the church.  The CHP officer that got dispatched to the scene was the former Youth Pastor at a church I worked at when I was in college.  My family and I came out of this without a scratch on us but the car did not fair so well.  It ended up getting totaled. In the days and weeks to follow this I had the phrase “I’m not finished yet. If I have breath, I have purpose” going through my head.  Like any songwriters would do, my wife and I sat down and wrote...

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Big News from The Squires Family

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014

Big News from The Squires Family

I am really excited to announce that Kacee and I are expecting….. That is only part of it.  We are expecting twins.  We couldn’t be more thrilled and a little nervous at the same time.  We never imagined that we would have twins but sometimes God has a sense of humor.  Stay tuned here to find out if  they 2 girls, 2 boys, or one of each.

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We bought a trailer!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013

We bought a trailer!

It was time…. Picture a car full of people driving down the freeway with instruments on their laps and stuff falling from behind them. Picture every turn with the fear of falling debris.  That was us for a very long time.  (Slightly dramatic) We bought a trailer! Its a 5×8 cargo trailer and will allow us to travel with more of what we will need for our trips.  Visit the booking page and let us know if you want to have us at your church or...

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Do you have any mustard?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012

Do you have any mustard?

I was chatting with a friend of mine the other day and he recounted the story of when he moved out.  When he was 18, he was moving out of the house to be on his own.  He loaded up the truck with everything he owned and before he pulled away his dad asked, “Do you have any mustard?”.  Looking confused he said, “No Dad, why do you ask?” His dad replied, “Every time you have needed mustard in the past you walked to the fridge and it was there for you to use.  Now that you are going to be on your own, you will need to buy your own mustard.” As simple as that statement is, it has a lot of meaning behind it.  Since we had the conversation I have stopped to noticed the things in life that I take for granted.  The “common conveniences” of everyday life that go unnoticed.  I was driving home from the grocery store on Friday and the AC went out in my car.  It didn’t take me but 5-10 seconds in the CA heat to realize that it wasn’t blowing. Before that moment, I would climb in the car and hit the button without thinking about it.  The other common convenience I take for granted is when I am thirsty, I turn on the faucet and have clean drinking water at my disposal. Other uses for water that go unnoticed are taking a shower, using the restroom, washing my clothes, watering the yard, and making ice in my freezer. What do you take for granted as a...

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