Navy Yard Shooting – The Thoughts that Count

What we think determines how we feel.  Or does it?  Because if we’re so sure that our thoughts shape our feelings, wouldn’t it make sense for us to spend a deliberate amount of time trying to discipline our thought life?  Yet most of us continue to enjoy the luxury (or…

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Syria Conflict & Bible Prophecy

O.k., first let me say that I am by no means a Bible scholar.  I just wish to shed light on a subject that has come to the the forefront as of recent, even making its way to national news outlets such as Fox News:  Whether the recent activity in…

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Too much Sacrifice and too little Mercy

There are a lot of us who’ve grown up in the church.  But there’s little difference between us and the world.  Just like them we’re quickly aging and either frantically searching or habitually exhausted by never finding the right answers.  Our goal is to save enough for retirement and the…

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Experiential Freedom

Salvation Unplugged – But now I see through the glass clearly, until I take my eyes off of Jesus again. In my quest to re-read Christianity God gave me a gift, not in exchange for something I’d done or as retribution for the misery to which I’d subjected myself all…

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Saying “I Do” to Jesus | My 7 year wedding anniversary

Today is my 7 year wedding anniversary.  I’m very thankful for marriage, the gift that God has given us to experience companionship and intimacy.  I strongly believe that anything God labels as “good,” higher principalities and powers of evil are seeking to destroy! Our hearts and minds are all twisted with the…

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Proud of what LOOKS like a Failure

Has YOUR failure ever turned into someone else’s success? Have you ever tried to run a marathon and failed to finish, but the very fact that you tried, inspired others to start getting physically active? Have you ever pushed to get a promotion, only to have someone come in along…

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Through a Child’s Eyes-Song

“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:2-4 Sometimes our perspective on life gets tainted. We can’t see through the glass clearly anymore. God becomes like a faint memory of something good or bad, a dusty…

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Moving outside the Inner Circle of Praise & Worship

First, let me say that this is not a #HipHop or #MusicReview website.  Just want to spread the good news and I’ve come across some very talented artists who are using their talents for GodOverMoney (godovermoney.com) .  I know a lot of people will be cynical about whether it’s REALLY…

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Playin’ the Background

So the last shall be first, and the first last.  Matthew 20:16a LYRICS:  Why gain the whole wide world, If I’m just going to lose my soul……. This song, though it’s stylistically counter culture to the way I was raised, reminds me of my father.  How does one “play the background”…

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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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Whatsoever things are lovely…..

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  Philippians 4:8 True Honest Just Pure Lovely…

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Will there be room for me at Jesus’ feet?

So, I’ve always wondered about this.  But I’ve never verbalized it. Christians tend to put a lot of emphasis on a “personal” relationship” with Jesus Christ. So, I feel like whenever I see Jesus face to face, after all this time I’ve spent talking to Him daily, that I will want…

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