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Joy To The World (Songs Of The Season)

Joy to the world, the Lord is come 
Let earth receive her King 
Let every heart prepare Him room 
And Heaven and nature sing 
And Heaven and nature sing 
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing 

Joy to the World,

Thankful in Everything…Even For 2020

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

We’re in a month that centers around “thankfulness” as we celebrate Thanksgiving…one of my favorite…

Living Generously, Part 1 - Stewarding Money & Resources

(Originally posted 8-21-19) 

“Abundance isn’t God’s provision for me to live in luxury. It’s his provision for me to help others live. God entrusts me with His money not to build my kingdom on earth, but to build His kingdom

The Promise Is Before You

See, I have set the land before you.  Go in and take possession of the land that the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them and to their offspring after them.

Building A Jesus Platform (THROWBACK MONTH)

(Originally posted 8-21-19) 

The other day while mowing my lawn, I had a revelation.  Some of my best thoughts nowadays come during that hour or so I spend out in my yard.  The only downside is, I’m at a loss…

The Gospel Of Me (THROWBACK MONTH)

(Originally posted 7-24-19) 

I am Thy servant to do Thy will, and that will is sweeter to me than position or riches or fame, and I choose it above all things on Earth or in Heaven.  A.W. Tozer 

Dear Worn Out & Weary (THROWBACK MONTH)

(Originally posted 11-6-19) 

Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength.  It is wisdom to take occasional furlough.  In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.  Charles Spurgeon 

A…

Seeing For The First Time (THROWBACK MONTH)

(Originally posted 3-25-20) 

If you’ve followed a little of my story and kept up with these blogs, you know I love music.  I love being on the listener side:  being able to consume music, blog and post about music…

What Are The Georgia Guidestones?

Many of you are probably aware of this monument.  The Georgia Guidestones are literally a modern-day type of "Stonehenge appearing" structure that is located in Elbert County, Georgia.  I knew of the stones but never took the time to research…

That The Whole World Would Hear (PRAYER POINTS)

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 

Well we are here after a month focused on prayer, ending at a point which I think makes logical sense.  These prayer points have taken ever-widening circles.  First we looked…

Lifting Up The Local Church (PRAYER POINTS)

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 

We are at the half-way point of this month and continuing on in this series on prayer.  This has not been so much a series about what prayer looks like…

Let Us Become Living Sacrifices (PRAYER POINTS)


Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 

As this blog has centered on various themes over the past 3+ years, I have yet to take time to really delve into a topic most near and dear to…

Extravagant Worship

And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that He [Jesus] was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she

Profiles In Courage - ESTHER

When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape.  For if you remain silent at this time, relief

Dear American Christian 2020 (Part 2)

We started last week with a topic that I will admit is not the most popular.  It’s not popular to talk about things like repentance and correction.  It’s not popular to mention to Christians the areas we’ve missed the mark…

Dear American Christian 2020 (Part 1)

Back in 2018, I wrote a pair of blogs that were addressed to the American Christian.  The points I felt I needed to make rendered the article several paragraphs long and it made sense to dispense with the points over…

You'll Never Be Ready

(Originally posted 11-29-18)  

In so much of what I’ve shared throughout the (now) almost 4 years of doing this blog, I’ve tried to be as honest as possible.  I can’t fake it and I hope that if anything ever seems…

Hope As An Anchor

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19 

A steady diet of today’s news cycles inevitably leads an anxious population to turn inward, to question, and in many cases, lose hope over what…

Determined In Faith

(Originally posted 9-11-19)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5:22,23   

Taking a slight turn this week, our discussion of The Fruit moves toward faith itself.  As mentioned, all traits…

It Stops With Me

Let me start off this week pulling back the curtain a bit on my process for writing.  Just for full disclosure!  If you’ve followed this blog for any certain length of time, you’ve probably noticed that it may lag at…

Profiles In Courage - JOHN THE BAPTIST

As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, 
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 
‘Prepare the way of the Lord, 
    make His paths straight. 
Every valley shall be filled, 
    and every mountain

He Will Do It Again!

(Originally posted 6-1–17) 

I love Psalm 77.  When I was first starting out writing music and specifically, worship music, I would go to the Psalms.  Of course this was where any budding songwriter would go because the book is literally…

More Than A Song - Into Faith I Go By Pat Barrett

Into Faith I Go - Pat Barrett

I've never been good at change 
If I'm honest, it's always scared me 
But I can't deny this stirring deep inside me 
Now I know it's time to stop resisting