Are You a Hoarder, No really?

Our family has had an interesting ride over the years in terms of living arrangements. In terms of expectation we have never hit mine. I really wanted to live in a larger home than we live in, have space for, well anything I deemed necessary. Our first townhouse was...

Quitter

I am not exactly promoting this book or even Jon, I have never met him or seen anything else of what he has done, although now I plan on exploring. I happened upon him via the twitter world, he actually followed me first, which is saying something, because I have very...

Is There Any Room for Space?

I was just reading a post by Sara Groves on information overload. She was commenting on how there is a fatigue that comes from the constant connection we have to technology and information etc. One of her points was that it drains energy to the point that creativity...

Why Sunday Morning Matters

There is a massive difference between getting your Sunday morning service done, and getting it done well. As a pastor friend of mine noted, Sunday morning comes relentlessly every week ready or not. So how do you infuse energy and excitement into something that has...

Your Best Laid Plans

I could have also called this lemons to lemonade. The hardest part of accomplishing something is accomplishing it. Huh? Traveling down a path to your goals can often be defined by a set of steps, planned and executed, that lead to the finish line. My experience is...

Worship Leading – How to Get Better

I am leading worship less these days, mostly because I am not traveling or helping other churches as much right now. The interesting thing about it is this: when you lead once a month or so it feels bigger, and the lack of routine actually makes some tasks harder. So...

Why Grassroots is so Powerful and Exciting

Grassroots implies a birth of something. An opportunity to do it right, to change something for the better, to create something amazing. Moreover, it implies freedom, flexibility, passion, and that's the allure. It is small, and with strong leadership it is...

Be You

I think the most difficult thing in this world, especially this Western world, is to be yourself. Who God made you to be. We get so distracted by the meaningless. Not to trounce on cars or houses or brands, but the reality is, our physical wrappings are meaningless....

Constant Improvement

Paul Henderson of the “goal heard round the world fame” introduced David Toycen President and CEO of World Vision this morning at the Burlington prayer breakfast. He humorously remarked of his friend (paraphrased) “I can’t stand this guy, he is...

New Worship Resources Available

The lead sheet for my new single "I Will Bless The Lord" is available at the website. You can listen to the song and download the lead sheet there. The process behind this song was great fun. I started wanting the production to be a little bigger, but I...