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What Child Is This? (Songs Of The Season)

What Child is this Who, laid to rest 
On Mary’s lap is sleeping? 
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet 
While shepherds watch are keeping? 
This, this is Christ the King 
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing 
Haste, haste, to bring

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Extravagant Worship (THROWBACK MONTH)

(Every year in October, I take some blogs from over the past few years that have resonated perhaps more deeply and repost them as the blog of the week.  Praying that this content will be a blessing to you --

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Silent Night (Songs Of The Season)

Silent night, holy night! 
All is calm, all is bright 
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child 
Holy infant so tender and mild, 
Sleep in heavenly peace, 
Sleep in heavenly peace 

Silent night, holy night! 
Shepherds quake at the sight 
Glories

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O Holy Night (Songs Of The Season)

O holy night, the stars are brightly shining 
It is the night of our dear Savior's birth 
Long lay the world in sin and error pining 
Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth 
A thrill of hope, the

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O Come O Come Emmanuel (Songs Of The Season)

O come, O come, Emmanuel, 
And ransom captive Israel 
That mourns in lonely exile here 
Until the Son of God appear 
Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, O Israel 

O come, Thou Day-Spring 
Come and cheer 
Our spirits by

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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,

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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…

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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…

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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

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Seeing For The First Time

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, and do life…

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The Greatest Of These Is Love

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does

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What Can I Offer Him?

(Originally posted 12-13-18) 

I have a dilemma every year around Christmas.  My dilemma is this:  my wife is a not much of a gift person.  I mean, she likes getting gifts and won’t turn up her nose at any…

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More Than A Song - Living Hope by Phil Wickham

Living Hope - Phil Wickham 

How great the chasm that lay between us 
How high the mountain I could not climb 
In desperation, I turned to heaven 
And spoke Your name into the night 

Then through the darkness,

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What Can I Offer Him?

I have a dilemma every year around Christmas.  My dilemma is this:  my wife is a not much of a gift person.  I mean, she likes getting gifts and won’t turn up her nose at any well-intentioned purchase.  But it’s…

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The Reckless Love Of God

“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” — C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and theRead more

The Good Shepherd

As much as I want to strike out boldly in 2018 and conquer giants in the land, I am too often paralyzed with fear to move forward. It’s been a year of new circumstances, that is certain. A cross-country… Read more