“This is Amazing Grace” – Phil Wickham [Music Monday]

The aging Methodists sang this out with gusto. I was so blessed to be visiting the little country church where my wife grew up, and was a little surprised when they started to play this song.  My surprise quickly turned to delight as these wonderful saints sang out these wonderful truths with enthusiasm and resolve. […]

“Today is the Day” – Paul Baloche [Music Monday]

This kicked off our anniversary with a bang! Last weekend my wife and I were blessed to be able to go out of town for our first anniversary.  I love starting off trips with a good song, and when I saw this one in my iTunes library, I knew THIS WAS THE ONE! May this exclamation […]

“Great Are You Lord” – All Sons and Daughters [Music Monday]

My wife got this stuck in my head… and I’m so grateful! The other day at home she started singing it.  “It’s your breath, in our lungs, so we pour out our praise, pour out our praise…”  It hasn’t left me since, and I can’t think of a better use of my breath!  May you be […]

“Are You Sure” – Aretha Franklin [Music Monday]

Who knew prayer could be so soulful? Quite a while ago some friends made me a mix CD with some songs they thought I’d like. I put it in the other day and found myself filled with both gratefulness and groove as Aretha Franklin’s “Are You Sure” reminded me of this…  Sometimes when I think God’s […]

“This I Believe (The Creed)” – Hillsong Worship [Music Monday]

This song is a treasure-trove of truth. Throughout the ages, the people of God have collected the foundational truths of Scripture into creeds.  These are consolidated statements of belief that are meant to focus our hearts on the core of our faith. A couple of Sundays ago I attended a church on the East Coast and they […]

“All Things New” – Elevation Worship [Music Monday]

This song almost always makes me cry. I remember when I first heard it, how the simple strains of piano layered over synth drew me in, and how the lyrics of “Peace, be still” caught me right where I needed it most. Take a moment to listen to this song from Elevation Worship, and let Jesus’ […]

Set list for Adore (10/19/12)

There is NOTHING like praising Jesus as ONE Church. What a great time we had last Friday at Adore!  Coming together as ONE Church in our city is always a blessing, and more importantly, blesses the heart of God. Several people asked me about the set list, so I thought it would be fun to […]

Praise Brings Power to Your Daily Life

Do wish you had more power in your walk with God? Several years ago I served for a time on the praise team of a local college ministry.  One day the leader came in to rehearsal and handed us each a stack of six CDs he’d created with all of the praise and worship songs […]

SONG – Making (All Things New)

I love to write songs. Ever since I was about eight years old, songwriting has been one of my favorite things to do.  However, I’ve never really played them much for other people. Now that I’m older, I’m slowly dying to the “don’t let it out until it’s perfect” mindset, and starting to share some […]

SONG: Be Thou My Vision (piano)

I love to play the piano. Ever since I can remember, it’s been a source of joy and peace for me to just sit down and play.  I find some of my sweetest times with God are when I’m on the bench, feet working the pedals, fingers dancing on the keys. I’ve not recorded much […]