It’s the Thought

I have found that a primary battleground of worship occurs in our personal thought life.  There have been many times when my thought-life has been challenged within days or even hours of leading worship at my home church or in another ministry setting. Satan, the...

Of Worship and Hospitality

Last weekend I had the privilege of leading worship at The Journey North, a growing and dynamic church near Brainerd, Minnesota. The worship team I brought included my wife Terese (a great musician and singer), Brianna (a gifted worship leader), and Adam (a talented...

Calloused

I am a guitarist, and have been playing my instrument since I was a teenager—too long ago to mention! When I first started playing, I experienced a lot of pain in the fingertips of my left hand as I pressed down the strings against the fretboard of the guitar. Even...

40 Years in the Making.

Even as God redeems our checkered and flawed past, living a life of worship has profound implications for our present and future. In my book “The Isaiah Encounter: Living An Everyday Life of Worship” I devote an entire section to the process of surrendering to God as...