You Just Want To Be A One Talent Worship Leader.

You just want to be a one talent worship leader.

It’s not that you don’t want to have 2,3,4, or even 5 of them. It’s just that you think it’s impossible for you.

You’re just an average guitar player with a passable voice, and to do anything more than simple strumming while singing – well, don’t ask!

You’ve thought about taking some guitar or voice lessons, but you just don’t have the time. Besides, the church says you sing just fine. They never put any pressure on you to do anything more than just lead a 5 song set to get everyone ready for the preacher. The sermon is the most important part anyway. Continue reading


I’m the One that Jesus Loves

John the Apostle always referred to himself as the disciple that Jesus loved.  I always thought that was an odd statement – maybe even a little arrogant.  After all, Jesus didn’t love him more than James or Peter or Philip did he? Continue reading

This is Easy for God

So the Israelites have a problem.  In 2 Kings 3, they are fighting the Moabites, they’re in the desert and all their water is gone. Things are looking mighty grim,  and Jehoshaphat is looking hard for a man of God to solve this issue. Fortunately, Elisha the prophet is nearby.

God, through Elisha – with the help of a harpist no less – tells the Israelites that all they need to do is dig some ditches. In the morning, the ditches will be filled with water.  Oh, and by the way, they will also defeat the Moabites. But the best part of the story is the little phrase Elisha uses.  It’s not hard to miss. Continue reading

Some things I learned about worship on an empty stomach

It had been a long Sunday – going on 13 hours – and our church had just finished hosting a gospel quartet concert.  As I was mingling with the crowd afterwards, a woman with whom I had some tense conversations with in the past, was moving towards me.  I took a deep breath and waited for the onslaught.
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