These twelve things, are more important than whatever your pastor preaches from week to week and whatever music is used from week to week. If these results are happening in your church, stop complaining about EVERYTHING else and rejoice in what God is doing in your midst. If they aren’t happening, pray for your leadership … More Twelve Things that are More Important than Preaching and Music at Your Church
Tuesday is for Reminiscing The picture above is of our family at a Family Reunion on the Jersey shore some 20 years ago. I want to tell you about my daughter, but this story starts with my son. Some years ago, inspired by my son’s fantastic poetry, I was encouraged to continue to work on … More Can I Brag a Bit?
A Morning Call to Worship “Let us be glad in our Maker. Let all of His children rejoice in their King. Let the children of the redeemed praise Him with dancing. Let the muscians put all their talents to the task, of giving Him thanks for His salvation. Let us run into this day with … More Sanctifying the Time Between Today and Tomorrow
Sanctifying the Day — Asking and Asking Again A Call to Worship — 1 “How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! 2 Our souls long, yes, they faint for Your courts O Lord; our hearts and flesh sing for joy to You, the living God. “So this morning, draw our hearts to Yours. Connect our minds to … More Don’t Fake Revival–Pray for it Till it Comes
Today I was doing some research for a couple of men I am discipling and found an article in a theological journal that referenced a hymn writer I knew but a hymn I did not. When I looked up the hymn, I knew I had found a gem. See if you don’t agree. The words … More The Importance of the Words We Sing
Santifying the Night — The Refuge of God “O Lord, in You we have taken refuge all this day, in You we have placed all our trust, and You have carried us through the day. Now Lord, as we end this day we give You praise and once again and confess our need for Your … More The Refuge of God
A Reflection on Psalm 148 (There was a video associated with the post but it is no longer available. But if you get to see a starling murmuration at some time, you are in for a real treat.) Read Psalm 148 (or maybe 1, 8, 19, 146-150) The music of the video was hauntingly beautiful. … More Starlings Painting Whales
Audrey Assad has been around for a bit. But she is a new discovery for me. And the delight of her artistry and the passion of her heart for our magnificent God is intoxicating. His mercies are new. Greet the days of your life with the knowledge of His mercy.
Would you pray this for me today? Would you join me in praying this for you today? (Music video follows)
The video is from an Anglican Church in Lisburn, Ireland. It celebrates the joy of community in the life of the church to the tune of Rend Collective’s MY LIGHTHOUSE. Enjoy. Rejoice. Let the contagion spread. And here is a link to the article that discusses why this has gone viral. What do you think? … More Celebrating the Joy of Christ in the Life of the Church