Back in July I posted something on my blog that was a “repost” of a well-written article about what the author, a popular blogger and pastor, would do if he found out one of his kids were gay. While I agree with his sentiment, and his best intentions to model love to his children, I … More The Messiness of Parenting (The Messiness of Love)
“To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!” (Psalm 123:1 NRSV) When I am frustrated, confused, tired and feeling hopeless, I don’t lift up my eyes to the LORD. I don’t trust in God like I say I do. My actions and my attitude often reveal my lack of faith. … More Refuge
It’s an altogether strange emotion, loneliness. How can a person feel the pain of loneliness when surrounded by so many friends? One hears the welcome refrain “we love you” over and over, yet it doesn’t seem to make the path any less lonely. Why? Sometimes the journey of faith leads one through a series of … More The Way of Getting Small
When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, ‘The LORD has done great things for them.’ the LORD has done great things for us, and we rejoiced.” (Psalm … More Let It Be
It’s been so long since I’ve posted anything new that I honestly forgot about how to log in to wordpress.com on my computer. But it’s time to get back into the swing of things. I’ve chosen to write today because I’m really happy! The latest issue of Worship Leader magazine just arrived in my mailbox … More It’s about time!
After teaching on being a “follower” of Christ and not a fan this past Sunday, I was more than anxious to hit the road and spend a few days alone with Jesus in the Rocky Mountains. On my way out of town on Monday morning I stopped by Starbucks for a “Red Eye” and noticed … More Duets and Following
For those of you who have been following along with the “Pure Praise” devotional blogs, this is the final post of the book. We actually finished reading it, as a worship team, right before Easter, but it has taken me a little while to actually get around to writing this last synopsis. I do apologize … More Pure Praise #9