Thoughts, Observations, and Encouragement for the Journey


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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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