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Christmas All Year Round

It won’t be long now and families will be gathering, food will be on the stove, and children will be eagerly awaiting the expected gifts under the tree.  The sights and sounds of the season will soon be at a…

The Benefits Of Staying Spiritually Fit

(Originally posted 4-20-17)

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…

More Than A Song - Endless Alleluia by Cory Asbury

Endless Alleluia - Cory Asbury

In the morning when I rise to meet You In the morning when I lift my eyes You're the only One I wanna cling to You're the first thought on my mind   Let our voices

Lies About The Church (Dismantling Lies, Part 3)

(Originally posted 5-25-17)

If you are a husband, you obviously have a spouse and hopefully care deeply about her. You know her beauty; it’s probably what first drew you to her. You also recognize her devotion and love for…

Lies About Ourselves (Dismantling Lies, Part 1)

(Originally posted 5-11-17)

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…

The Power Of The Tongue

In thinking of ideas for this blog, I usually have a couple of primary go-to’s that are my sources of inspiration. One is just daily life stuff…what I’m going through and what I’m dealing with from my own perspective. My…

More Than A Song - Leaning In by Carrollton

Leaning In - Carrollton

I stand in a hurricane Of sadness and heartache That tries to take me down But I'm leaning in   Full of questions Surrounded by trouble I can't explain

Dear American Christian (Part 1)

A popular take on newsworthy events today seems to be the “open letter” concept. In its essence an open letter becomes a chance to expound upon certain issues, usually making it an opinion piece. Perhaps it’s the modern-day equivalent…

A Social Media Warning Label

In starting off 2018, I laid out a vision which came as a result of analyzing obstacles in my life….obstacles to growing and becoming more mature in the Christian faith (see Giants Will Fall). Admittedly, much of what I…

From The Cradle To The Cross

Ever have one of those songs that so perfectly sums up the Gospel that it leaves you a mess every time you hear it? I’ve got one that I play every year at Christmastime: Bebo Norman’s“A Baby Born To Die.”

Music Monday: Soul Survivor - The Promise

Music Monday: Soul Survivor - The Promise   Release Date: November 17, 2017   If you are not familiar with the U.K.-based student ministry Soul Survivor, you would certainly be familiar with names who have been…

Drop Everything And Worship

It’s a crazy feeling and honestly, it’s somewhat surreal. For the first time in 6 years, I am not on staff at a church preparing for the Christmas season. I’m not feverishly organizing chord charts for carols, putting together…

Music Monday: Meredith Andrews - Receive Our King

Music Monday: Meredith Andrews - Receive Our King   Release Date: October 27, 2017   It seems every well-known Christian artist at some point readies a Christmas-themed project to add to their discography. As music fans, we…

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…

Music Monday: Modern Day Cure - Confident (single)

Music Monday:  Modern Day Cure - Confident (single) 

Release Date:  October 27, 2017 

"I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living."  Psalm 27:13 

For the husband…

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…

Music Monday: Weston Skaggs - Stories For Christmas!

Music Monday:  Weston Skaggs - Stories For Christmas! 

Release Date:  November 3, 2017 

There are really 2 categories of people when it comes to Christmas music.  There are those who ascribe to the idea that nothing should be…

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.”