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You Have An Interesting Voice – Part 2

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn a recent post, I delved into an aspect of modern culture that works against the training and maturation of this generation as singers and musicians in our churches – the importance of having a distinctive, unique, and/or interesting voice

What do we have going against us in this fight for quality? Television, as I’ve mentioned. But today’s youth also possess a certain sense of entitlement. Continue reading

You Have An Interesting Voice

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADo you watch American Idol, or America’s Got Talent, or The Voice? It never fails. I don’t really watch these shows, but whenever I do, there is always one or two singers that, according to the judges, have “distinguished” voices.”Interesting” voices.”Unique” voices.

What that means is that their tone, style, and phrasing are not typical of a singing competition. There have been times that I have watched these shows and seen singers that I have liked that have not had what I would call a typical singing voice. An indefinable quality that just seems to work.

Now, the problem. Continue reading


I am at my best physically when I am faithful in my running. I love the various aspects of being a runner – the health benefits, the gadgets and gear, the effect on my stamina and state of mind, getting outside. But my faithfulness wavered for a while when the weather turned cold.

Bottom line: I think I need a goal. Continue reading

Feeling Stuck

I have a tendency to look ahead. To wonder, “what is next?” In some ways, I am visionary (not A visionary – adjective, not noun). Forward-thinking. More often than not, though, I tend toward feeling stuck. Feeling like I have no momentum and am, well, “stuck” is the best word for it.

Is it impatience? Restlessness? Lack of trust in God’s timing? In a word (or words), yes. And just when I think I have it licked, it rears its ugly head again. Continue reading