Worship: More than a Song
What’s the big deal about worship? Worship is a tricky subject. When we hear “worship”, our first thought is normally church music. If you grew up in a traditional church, worship means something wildly different than it does if you’re from a modern church, or a charismatic, “shout as loud as you can” church. Everyone
Who Are You Going to Be?
We know what we are, but know not what we may be. – William Shakespeare Have you ever heard that nagging voice in your head and heart? The one that loves to speak negativity into your soul? That little whisper that reminds you of all the failures, the mistakes, the bad decisions? It’s daunting to consider all that we’ve
C.S. Lewis Quote
Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ. – C.S. Lewis
Count Your Many Blessings…
I grew up singing (okay, I wasn’t really singing back then… but I was listening) lots of songs in church, but a phrase in one song still sticks out in my memory: “Count your many blessings, see what God has done!” I didn’t understand that line. I do now. Looking back over the last twelve months of
What Lens Are You Looking Through?
So, it’s been a little while since I posted something here on the blog. Shame on me, I know. I have disappointed the plethora of people that read this (hey Mom and Dad), and that is simply unacceptable. A lot has happened since my last post: I got married! (yay!) I wrote some songs (again,
There haven’t been many moments in my life that I’d call “life changing”. Actually, there are just a few that I can name: Receiving grace through Christ Meeting Karen Learning to play guitar Feeling called to ministry Most other things in life, despite being significant, didn’t totally alter my course. In two weeks, another major
Propensity for Complacency or Fervor?
It’s finished. Easter Sunday 2011 has come, and gone. For those of us in “church world” this means many weeks of planning, thought, prayer, and preparation has culminated in what is normally one of the biggest Sundays of the year. We celebrated, we sang, we read, we prayed, and we listened. So what’s next? Time
“For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.”
Have you ever noticed how hard it is to stay motivated to live purposefully? It’s comical that we’re so prone to our fallen and broken view of life. Some of us view the future as a monster lying in wait, eager to shred our perfect lives to bits. Some of us view the future as
So, this day marks my graceful entry into the online world of blogging, sharing, and otherwise clogging the web. Excited to read this? You probably shouldn’t be. Bored by the thought of reading my mind? You’re probably on the right track. Either way, I’m humbled that you’ve read this far. I hope these preponderant thoughts