The Tenses of Waiting. Advent Week 1

Well, Thanksgiving is behind us. Welcome to December. Cue the Christmas music(finally), decorating, shopping, family gathering planning, and other festivities. Ho Ho Ho! Did you remember to buy firewood and Hot Cocoa mix? In my last entry, I spoke of a new season I’m entering into. Part of what’s been happening is I have been […]

Obedience Takes the Lid Off

Rarely do I post personal things anywhere on social media.  I might post a thought, opinion, feeling, etc; but rarely do I post something about myself.  But today is different. I am seeing God’s faithfulness explode in my life, and I have to share it with you. For years, I have listened to my Pastor […]

Making music can be Epic. part 1

So, at the insistence of my lovely wife, I am going to show you all one of my favorite arrangements/compositions that I’ve done (part 1), and then show you how I did it (part 2). Last Sunday, we started a new series at church called “Epic”, which is basically a telling of stories from the […]

2:32 am

2:32 am

It’s 2:11 am. Some might say that I’m crazy—doing everything that I do. I agree. But I’m crazy in the best way possible. Crazy in that I am completely and totally in the middle of God’s will—without regret. I remember complaining when I would be studying at 2 am in college. Complaining about how hard […]

God is Like an Industrial Blender

God is Like an Industrial Blender

Sometimes when God stirs your heart, it’s like dropping a leaf on a still pond. It’s gentle. It’s soothing. It’s hopeful and exciting. But Sometimes…. Sometimes it’s more like an industrial blender is taken to the depths of your soul. It’s intense. It’s tiring. But it’s hopeful and exciting. Whichever way the Lord chooses to […]

Following the Call

Following the Call

I love opening up and dreaming with people. It’s such a good, refreshing thing to be reminded of the desires we have to change the world. It’s also refreshing to see people living out the dreams that the Lord has placed on their hearts. No matter how much resistance- no matter how “crazy” it might […]

This is Not a Stage

This is Not a Stage

I’ve been involved in church music for years. I am now married to a worship pastor/music director/sacred hymn and contemporary praise leader….whatever you want to call him. In this I have learned some things about people and about the heart of God…and while this is mainly related to the musical bunch initially, I think it […]

2012 in Review

2012 in Review

And now begins the times of reflection that we all have, whether we intend to or not. For some reason, the beginning of a New Year makes us look at the past and the future–all at once. I can’t say I’m really big on “resolutions”. They usually fail by February. Instead, I like to look […]

My God Complex

My God Complex

Going on a medical mission really messes with one’s God complex. It’s wonderful when you are able to watch a kid chew a tablet that will immediately begin curing them of their parasite. You get the warm fuzzies and you feel that you are making a difference. But then there are cases that you see […]

Jesus Doesn’t Understand – I’m a Woman!

Jesus Doesn’t Understand – I’m a Woman!

When we were kids, my brother and I listened to this one Mark Lowry CD—over and over and over. And there was one song on it that we hammed up big time. “Mary, Did You Know?” It has become rather popular in the Christmas world of pageants and plays. I have seen it done well—and […]