From Loneliness to Living Oaks

From Loneliness to Living Oaks

(My newest recording “Living Oaks” is now available! The next few weeks I will be sharing stories about songs on this recording) God can use lonely times in our lives to produce something beautiful. The first summer that I served in my position as worship pastor our...

Links in God’s Chain

Last Friday night our church had an outdoor movie night. Our church is blessed to have an outdoor venue called “The Grove” that features a stage, great sound system, and a high definition jumbotron like the ones you see at stadiums. People come in cars and golf...

How to do Contentment

We live in a land of plenty! We are blessed to live in a country where you can drive a short distance to have a meal prepared and brought right to your table in just a short time. Look at a typical restaurant menu and think about the wide variety of food choices...

A $1 Book.

Two weeks ago my wife and I went to a local thrift shop. Shopping at this store is a favorite activity for my wife who likes to look for inexpensive items to decorate our house or give to someone as a gift.  Although I’m not as enamored as my wife is with second-hand...

Beyond Virtual Worship (Part 2)

In my last post, I discussed the concept of “virtual worship”: something that on the outside looks real, but at its heart is more about satisfying our own desires than actually approaching, submitting to, and experiencing God. Real worship engages our emotions, mind,...