On this Holy Saturday

On this Holy Saturday, I am resting and sitting in the tension between the death of Christ and the coming Resurrection that we remember on Easter Sunday. As I read Mark, John, Luke and Matthew’s accounts of the betrayal and trial and death of our Saviour I find myself wondering if I would have stayed…

open hands

I showed up, tired, wondering why I had gotten up so early that morning, but I was excited to be there.  I was determined to meet God, experience his presence and hear from Him. I had purchased my ticket determinedly. I arrived with expectation. When I found my seat I was content. And then more…

Feelings are great liars

Feelings are great liars. If Christians worshiped only when they felt like it, there would be precious little worship. Feelings are important but completely unreliable in matters of faith. Paul Scherer is laconic: “the Bible wastes very little time on the way we feel.” We live in what one writer has called the “age of…

new page: worship resources directory

I have been compiling some of my personal bookmarks and favorite and well used links, sites and resources here for you. It’s not comprehensive, it’s not pretty, it’s not the best, but it’s what I use most often, so I’m just sharing what I know and like :) It’s a tab in the menu or…

Music Monday: Unto the Lamb

This past weekend I had the privilege of joining alumni and current choir members of Azusa Pacific University’s University Choir & Orchestra (UCO) and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra to sing the Music of John Williams. Lots of fun. Anyways, more on that later…what I really want you to hear is this incredible new song…

When do you feel God’s pleasure?

I won’t ever forget those moments that are BIGGER than me moments that I experienced God working through me moments that are beyond words, beyond explanation because they are filled with God’s presence. There are two distinct things that have led to these occurrences, in my life, which are rare: 1. the first time I…

prayer for an Awakening

I just heard this song tonight at the Hillsong worship concert for the first time. It’s going to be on repeat for a long time. It speaks right into my season as I hope it comes to a close. This is my prayer. This is the one song I needed to hear tonight. In our…

Ragamuffin Soul Music Man

Ragamuffin Soul by Carlos Whittaker is a MUST. Add it to your shopping cart, iTunes. Get it now. CARLOS WHITTAKER‘s NEW ALBUM is on iTunes TODAY!! Ragamuffin Soul is the incredible new album. here it is in my hands, with Carlos in the background at Catalyst: I didn’t blog much here last week because I…

Music Monday: Vicky Beeching

Welcome to Music Monday! I’ve got a special treat for you today! First, check out Vicky Beeching‘s latest video in which she shares about her new album, ETERNITY INVADES. I love hearing from the artist firsthand. Check that out, and then enjoy my review of the album. :) ARTIST: VICKY BEECHING Excellent new worship album,…

dove’s eyes

When I first heard Misty Edward’s song, Dove’s Eyes, I loved it right away, but I was curious what characteristic it was about doves that made them different from other birds. A google search led me to this and I absolutely love the description! Here is the article/link. I loved it so much I wanted to…