Every year, I get a study break.Every year, I try to take a bit of it.This year, I'm doing it right.(Here is a little glimpse of last year's break...)I'm taking the entire break in one big clump, as encouraged by my boss (who had a terrific, extended study break during his sabbatical last summer). After … Continue reading Study Break 2013
I am sitting in Foxy Loxy, a house-turned coffee shop, just a few steps from my daughter's apartment in Savannah. It's a cool, rainy day. I've snagged a table on the enclosed porch. Wooden shutters wrap around me at eye level, and the glow of the apple icon on the computers around me are the … Continue reading All These People
Time just keeps moving us forward. There's no greater reminder of this for me, lately, than holidays. What once was a foregone conclusion; holiday, big dinner, everybody home - has morphed into something that requires a lot of mobility and flexibility.Such was Easter this year. The boys are gone, off on a mission trip with … Continue reading There Were No Easter Baskets
"Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes..."To quote David Bowie.I've been on staff at PCC as the primary worship leader ever since I've started here, seven years ago. The church has grown, our team of musicians has grown.And I've grown. Sideways, sometimes. But that counts, too. I've probably learned as much from my failures and mistakes as I have from things … Continue reading Changes
I was driving home this afternoon, and I had this thought:I'm really humble.No, really.Isn't that crazy? I mean, what kind of person calls themselves humble and is, in fact, humble? Isn't that a big, fat oxymoron?I remember being in a conversation once - for the life of me, I can't remember who, but that's par for … Continue reading Advice To Worship Leaders
This past October I attended the STORY conference in Chicago. It was a hipster scene. I felt a bit out of place.But what I experienced there stuck with me at a primal level. It was more than a standard conference experience, partly due to the diversity of presenters and activities.There was a laser-like focus on … Continue reading Holiness Swaddled In The Simple: Chasing Francis
You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus. Our God and Father abounds in glory that just pours out into eternity. Philipians 4.19-20 The MessageMy Day, Part 1Paid bills this morning. It's been an expensive month; graduation, etc. … Continue reading Gosh Darn It, God Likes Me!
So long self, day two.I cooked a great dinner tonight; just threw it together and something amazing happened.Made a new friend tonight, due to miscommunication. She was there for a meeting that didn't happen, so she came to my meeting instead. And something amazing happened.Via Ben Arment, just discovered some guy named Josh Garrels. No … Continue reading So Long Self Day Two
We had our annual Randy Lawson Memorial Concert last night at PCC. There was fun along the way, (including some bearded bluegrass dudes singing "Man of Constant Sorrow") some great original music (Seth Brooks and Mariah's Bedroom), songs that celebrated the joys and challenges of simply being human ("Show Me What I'm Looking For" and … Continue reading Did Our Concert Dishonor God?
I am committed to PCC - not just because I work there, but because I believe so passionately in what we do. We strive to make it a place where people can feel welcome, comfortable and safe. Above all, we want people to have a relationship with God.We believe that relationship develops in different ways, … Continue reading Never Shout Never