September 30 Several weeks ago, I started studying the attributes of God as our ladies Sunday School class travels through Jen Wilkin’s book, None Like Him. As I read through the chapter focusing on God’s eternity this past week, I came across these three points Jen gives for redeeming the time. I’ll share them with … Continue reading 3 Ways to Redeem the Time
September 23 What makes you happy? Do you ever stop to think about it? How about sunshine? Or homemade pie? Or steaming coffee? Or emails from friends? Or clean socks? Or singing? Or painting? Or toddlers and giggles and messy faces? The list of things that make us smile is an important one to keep … Continue reading Things That Make Me Happy (A New Blog!)
If only one thought clung to my mind and followed me home from the 2018 Sing! conference, it was this: The Psalms matter. Of course, my brain is filled with far more information and enlightenment than that. But in three words, this accurately summarizes the bulk of what I learned. Because when it comes to … Continue reading Why the Psalms Matter to Our Worship
September 16 The 2018 Sing! conference in Nashville was spectacular. Experiencing so many of my favorite speakers and songwriters in one place was wonderfully overwhelming, and the greatest aspect of the week was singing Psalms and hymns with thousands of brothers and sisters in praise to God. While many of the songs we sang were … Continue reading 3 Fresh Worship Songs from Sing!
September 9 My family and I are just outside of Nashville, Tennessee today gearing up for the 2018 Sing! worship conference here. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be back for my second year at Sing! This year’s conference theme centers on the Psalms, a topic that will be covered by speakers … Continue reading On the Way to Sing!
There’s a catchphrase among photographers reminding us it’s okay to occasionally set down our cameras. “Pet the whale” experts tell us. Switch off the camera, tuck away the iPhone, and reach out to live in the moment for once. The expression evolved in some form from whale watchers so keen on capturing their spectacular, Facebook-worthy … Continue reading Live Fully: “Pet the Whale”
September 2 This morning we sang a new song at church that I’ve been listening to quite a bit lately. It’s called Life Defined by Shane and Shane. The lyrics are wonderfully simple, yet I think they proclaim a truth often lacking from the plethora of Christian songs today. It’s a truth that echoes Galatians … Continue reading My Life Defined