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No Short-Cuts To The Process

Sometimes in life, we are tempted to take short-cuts. What are short-cuts? They are things we think will get us to our destination faster when in reality, they only hamstring our journey of faith. They can take a couple…

This Little Light Of Mine

As Christians we have a unique opportunity each day to point people to something that is bigger than ourselves. The love of Jesus Christ, displayed in His dual nature (fully human, yet fully divine) is an attribute we strive to…

Who We Are

I love the book of Ezekiel. If you haven’t read it, the overarching message is one of warning and admonishment to the Israelites; God’s chosen people. The nation has seen top-down wickedness and a falling away from the Lord. Ezekiel…

What's Your Story

I LOVE the power of setting the Gospel message to music. There’s just something about taking the impact of Jesus’ death and resurrection and writing songs about it. There have been several favorite hymns of mine that do this…

A Brush With Greatness

I grew up in Minnesota and if you the know the state at all, you know it prides itself as “The State of Hockey.”  In Minnesota, hockey is almost a religion and from little on up, kids are introduced to…

All That You Leave Behind

As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 
Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” 

What Will People Think When They Hear That I'm A Jesus Freak?

The year was 1995.  I was a senior in high school and finally starting to get through some of those “awkward life stages” but yet still geeky nonetheless (just picture acne accompanied by a mullet).  I can remember music…

A New Season

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.  Ecclesiastes 3:1 

I sometimes wonder if my openness and honesty in this blog is a little too much.  I ask myself questions like "Do people

Hurry Up And Wait

I’ve been reading through Proverbs lately.  I love how verse by verse it wrecks me and then builds me back up again.  It is so meaty and full of wise instruction and godly truth.  One particular verse that keeps coming…

Finish The Race

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 

I’m always amazed by people that run.  I’ve never been a runner and have never been accused of running too…

Good News vs. Fake News

Well we are seeing it in the media everyday, aren’t we?  This idea of #fakenews…primarily stemming from a certain President and a certain cable news network.  “Fake news” has become one of the buzzword phrases of 2017 and for good…

World Changers Wanted!

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with

The Opposite Of Obedience Is Fear

I am not a great thinker or scholar.  But I’ve come to realize that often some of my deepest insights happen when I'm in the shower.  Maybe because it’s an area of forced solitude where the kids can’t get in…

Finish The Song

Right off the top, I’ve gotta be totally real about myself and declare something:   

I have a problem finishing things.   

It’s a startling revelation I know, ha!  Whether it’s some personality trait I possess or just simply sheer…

A Bigger Picture Of Worship

I’m going to jump right into things this week.  I’m discussing worship…a topic that’s near to my heart.  But before we get started, I have a few questions: 

What drives you to worship?  Not just on Sunday, but throughout…

The Weakest And The Least

“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”  Judges 6:15 

One of my favorite things about the Bible is God’s use…

He Is Their Help And Shield (Psalm 115)

Israel, trust in the Lord! 
He is their help and shield. 
House of Aaron, trust in the Lord! 
He is their help and shield. 
You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! 
He is their help and shield. 

Taking The Land

One of the passages God has been speaking to me over the past several months is Numbers 13:  the spies being sent into the Promised Land.  If you recall the story, you remember that this was the point where Moses…

He Will Do It Again!

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 chapter after chapter…

Dismantling Lies series  Part 3 - Lies About The Church

Note:  For clarity’s sake in this discussion, I will sometimes reference things as “Big C Church" which is God’s Church universal.  “Little c church” is what I understand to be the local church on mission with God.  Slightly nuanced, but

Dismantling Lies series  Part 1 - Lies About Ourselves

Do you ever wonder as a Christian, as a believer in Christ…is all of this stuff we believe really real?  I mean, do you ever step outside of yourself, your background, your upbringing, your context, etc. and examine, “what if…

How’s Your Hustle?

Can you believe it’s the end of April already?  Where has the year gone?  It’s a third of the way done and if you’re like me, you feel like so much of what you intended to do with 2017 is…

The Benefits Of Staying Spiritually Fit

I’m not an exercise buff.  Not even close.  It’s been weeks, even months since I last worked out.  I used to be better about it and I’d go to the gym on a regular basis.  I had the Y membership…

Learning To Rest

Rest.  Peace.  Quiet. 

What we crave so desperately can sometimes seem so elusive.  We know our bodies need rest and need recharging, but it can be so hard to achieve at times.  Even when we know God calls us…

When God Removes Your "What Ifs?"

Sometimes as I’m writing a blog post, the overarching theme or idea comes quickly.  The details of what I feel I need to write however, can come at a much slower pace.  This week is one such week where God…