Thoughts that Paralyze

Have you ever taken the time to identify those thoughts that paralyze you into inaction? Sometimes our thoughts are on a quick sprint to the destination of nowhere and it’s hard to capture them and accurately identify what it is that we’re truly thinking. There are many things that we’d like to accomplish…

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Ed Stetzer – Church Music Conflicts: Have We Really Always Done It “That Way”?

Article taken from www.edstetzer.com http://www.edstetzer.com/2013/05/church-music-conflicts-have-we.html   As I mentioned in The Exchange episode with Lecrae, here’s the historic details I ran through near the opening of the show. Music can be one of the most controversial issues in the body of Christ. Each person has his or her own unique…

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Music Director or Worship Leader?

Dear Music Director: Do you feel like you’re on the fringe of what God is doing in church?  Do you feel stuck in-between two identities, “music director” and “worship leader” as your church wanes with the times?  Directing music and leading worship are two distinct job descriptions that leave some…

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Open the Sea (Stop human trafficking!)

Trying to get a site up to promote musicians who have not yet been signed in the Praise & Worship genre:  http://www.praiseandworshipsongs.net . The focus is to highlight praise and worship songs that have a strong story behind the lyrics. Here is the first song, written & sung by my sister,…

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Expectations

‘expectations’ is Googled 1.5 million times per month globally. For anyone who thrives on the expectations of others, the Academy is an excellent breeding ground for reaching your full potential because no one expects less than the best, the best in terms of a high communal standard that isn’t based…

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Staying on the Front Porch

Story of a man’s immigration journey from a primitive African village to the United States Air Force Academy as an international exchange cadet. Stark images of the dissonance between two worlds, one where poverty reigns and the other where goodwill outweighs good sense. This book reveals the epic struggle of…

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African Fire

‘African fire’ is Googled around 12,000 times per month globally. Aside from each of us just trying to make it on our own, there were times of communal progress where we could at least all agree that we were hungry and wanted something to eat.  At these times we would…

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Missing Home

‘I miss home’ is Googled around 90,000 times per month globally. Sometimes I miss home.  They say that home is where the heart is.  But since my arrival in the United States, my heart has felt torn between two very beautiful places that appeal to different parts of who I…

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Polygamy/Western Adultery

‘polygamy’ is Googled approximately 300,000 times per month globally. My first few months in Yaoundé were a lot like my first few months at the Academy. I was totally unfamiliar with the culture of the city and my social learning curve made it difficult to initially make friends or gain…

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Learning English

‘learning english’ is Googled almost 2 millions times per month globally. In those early days, before having learned English I still remember reciting “High Flight,” muting certain vowel sounds and strangling some of the consonants. Regardless of my jumbled recitation and a compromised rendition of such a beautiful poem, its…

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Academy Physical Training

‘academy training’ is Googled approximately 500,000 times per month globally. Training at the academy felt a lot like the awkward shock therapy of childhood where everything seemed abnormal but there was no time to formulate a defensive response without calling unwanted attention to myself. Out of the need to survive,…

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