Thoughts, Observations, and Encouragement for the Journey

STANDING FIRM

I’ve been reading through the book of Isaiah in my personal times of worship lately.  As I was reading yesterday, I came across this verse: 

          Isaiah 7:9 “If you do not stand firm in your faith, then you will

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MEN, THE GYM & INTEGRITY



Welcome to the year 2016!  By now your Christmas decor is back in the attic, the hoards of Christmas leftovers are diminished, and you’ve kicked off the new year with a handful of goals or resolutions that are sure to…

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The Hardest Thing to Give Away

 Corrie Ten Boom Story on Forgiving

“It was in a church in Munich that I saw him—a balding, heavyset man in a gray overcoat, a brown felt hat clutched between his hands. People were filing out of the basement…

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What's Your Name?

9/11.  The Holocaust.  Katrina.  William & Kate.  The Civil War.

Titles are powerful.  You just proved it, whether you know it or not.  Chances are, when you read that short list of names, a flood of images rushed through your…Read more

Live by the Word

When I was in high school, I had the privilege of visiting the United StatesHolocaustMemorialMuseum in WashingtonD.C.  The museum offers an incredibly moving experience, and is filled with three-plus floors of token items that survived Nazi…

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The Truth

Anytime I lead worship, I spend some time in prayer and preparation to determine what I’m going to say either in-between or during songs.  It’s usually just an encouraging phrase that outlines the message of the song, an inspiring or…Read more

Pure & Holy

 Some of my favorite memories of my childhood are of the times I spent with my father and grandfather searching for gold.  We weren't exactly prospecting-49er-miners or anything, but we did visit some places on trips to the Great Smoky…Read more

Worship: A Rhythm of Revelation and Response

Let’s talk about worship.

Well, first let’s answer this question: what is worship?

Mr. Webster would define worship as this: reverence offered to a divine being or supernatural power. While that definition may work for the masses, the…Read more