Hiding the Word in Little Hearts – St. Patrick’s Day BONUS

Every once and a while, Michael and I re-evaluate things that we feel that we could do better. Pretty basic, right? Budgeting, time management, marriage…But sometimes, we look at how we are doing with teaching the girls about our faith…which is a pretty big deal when you think about it. We have been given clean, […]

Fruit Picking

I’ve heard it said that we should be careful what character traits we ask The Lord to give us…because in order to become patient, one must be placed in a position that requires patience. Things like loving our enemies, being joyful no matter the storm, choosing direct kindness instead of writing someone off… We want […]

German adventure part Zwei (2)

The special promotion was a hit last week, so I will do it again this week: Buy a CD and get a DVD of all the behind-the-scenes videos along with it! (click to get your copy) You know the most frustrating part of waiting? It leaves you feeling completely powerless and useless. This is a feeling […]

The Psychiatric Implications of Online Church

The Rules: I have written rules for a post once before. It’s the one’s that make me nervous to post. But, here it goes. This is long. If you’re going to read it, take the time to read it. I won’t be offended if you don’t. I won’t even know if you don’t. Do not […]

The Issue of Age in Modern Worship | Adventures in Faith & Art

I am working on writing a worship philosophy series called “The Performance-Minded Worshiper” later this month and into next month. But I stumbled upon this article, and it is a perfect prelude to a broad, yet deep look into something that has been quietly sneaking into our Western Church ecclesiology for years: The Performance mentality. […]

The Advent Collection 2013

Well now that the festivities are winding down for the Christmas season this year,I thought I would post a quick link to all the music and thoughts I’ve shared with you all over the last month. Week 1. The Tenses of Waiting. “He has come, He is here, He is coming again soon.” — Week […]

The Beautiful Simplicity of Faith. Advent Week 4

This post will be a little shorter this week, as I spent a lot longer making the music this go round. But, in every season of preparation we have several ingredients. – change – learning – growth – stretching – planning – However, the ingredient that is often overlooked is Faith. From the NLT, (Hebrews […]

Break out the Shop Vac. Advent Week 3

I hope you’ve been enjoying these entries on Advent. We’re almost half way through the Advent season. As Christmas approaches, I really hope that your mind and heart are focused on preparation. Preparing your home for food, family, and fun; but more importantly, preparing your heart. I’ve been reading this blog on Advent called “The […]

Because The Book Said So

We started a tradition last year that we think will become a part of our yearly family Christmastime. The night we are going to decorate the tree, we all get to open a present with our new Christmas pajamas. We start a fire in the fireplace, blast the carols, and sip hot chocolate a little […]

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 […]