The Dangers of Going Through Records – Grace in Remembering

You ever go through paperwork or files and get reminded of something awful? Happened to me the other day. As I get older, I am feeling the need to simplify. Get rid of clutter. Part of that is manifesting in a renewed desire to go paperless. I've been an Evernote user for a while, and, … Continue reading The Dangers of Going Through Records – Grace in Remembering

You Have An Interesting Voice

Do 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 … Continue reading You Have An Interesting Voice

Economy of Words and a Sea of Stuff Part 2 – Responsibility

I was able to watch a webinar from Preaching Rocket a few weeks ago. A number of pastors and communicators were asked about their craft and the way that they prepare. I was thrilled to hear from a number of preachers that I admire. There were many segments that stood out, and one of them … Continue reading Economy of Words and a Sea of Stuff Part 2 – Responsibility

Four Ways to Deal With a Failure In Progress

I'll be the first to admit that not all of my ideas are top-notch. Sometimes, I conceive the ill-conceived. Some of the places I have lived have had large yards to mow. Some have had small ones. One in particular had a small yard. Tiny, in fact. So, for efficiency's sake, I thought I would … Continue reading Four Ways to Deal With a Failure In Progress

Such a Busy Time. Gimme a Break.

It has been a busy few days around here, ministry-wise. Celebration Choir is back in session, and we have already started working on Christmas music. Our graded choir program also fired back up this past Sunday. This past weekend, my church hosted Secret Keeper Girl. The production and facility preparations went on all week (and, … Continue reading Such a Busy Time. Gimme a Break.

Lack of Clear Vision

I spent the entire day today without my glasses. There was nothing wrong with my glasses. I just didn't wear them. I normally wear contacts, but I'm down to my last pair, and lately my allergies have dried my eyes out quite a bit. As I was getting ready this morning, I decided not to … Continue reading Lack of Clear Vision

#NWLC11 Part 12 – Reflections

As I mentioned in my last post, the choir at church reconvened Wednesday night following our July hiatus. We had a good turnout, and I was thankful to see my choir together again. I told them about my experiences at the National Worship Leader Conference a few weeks ago. I learned much from the conference, but … Continue reading #NWLC11 Part 12 – Reflections

#NWLC11 Part 2 – Opening Night Worship

Thoughts from Monday night of NWLC11... LOVED having the Twitter feed (#NWLC11) on the screens. Cool idea. Cantos de Alabanza's renditions of English worship songs sung in Spanish was very moving. It's easy to forget that not everyone worships in English. Getting on stage can become just as much of an idol as pulling a … Continue reading #NWLC11 Part 2 – Opening Night Worship

#NWLC11 Part 1 – The Adventure Begins

I am in the lobby of the National Worship Leader Conference venue, Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. I have never been to Kansas before. Thankfully, it was an uneventful drive. I checked into my hotel a couple of hours ago, relaxed for a bit, trusted the GPS to find the church (FAIL), actually … Continue reading #NWLC11 Part 1 – The Adventure Begins

Heading to #NWLC11

As you read this, I am on my way to the National Worship Leader Conference in Leawood, KS. I'd appreciate your prayers. I am confident I will learn much while I am there, and am ready for the boost in creativity I will (DV) receive. This blog will be a depository of my takeaways from the week. I … Continue reading Heading to #NWLC11