Are we being intentional?

Well, I’m up to Ezra in my chronological read of the Bible – the Jewish people, still mostly in exile or scattered, were now under the control of King Cyrus of Persia who overthrew Babylon.  Cyrus lets the people go back to Jerusalem to rebuild the city and the temple.  The Spirit stirred in the […]

Read More Are we being intentional?

Why So Many Cross Centered Songs?

Another great article from CJ Mahaney – from WorshipGod09. I took this right off his blog : Please, lather, rinse…repeat as necessary! -M — At the WorshipGod09 conference, my friend Jeff Purswell asked Bob and me the following question: Many of the songs we sing here, and many of the songs written by people in […]

Read More Why So Many Cross Centered Songs?

Reflections from Sunday

Exhortation and Worship Set from Sun 8/16/09: Pat Walsh and I had an absolutely amazing time last week at WorshipGod09 which was a conference put on by Sovereign Grace Ministries at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland. We had 4 days of amazing teaching, worship, and fellowship with over 1600 other worship leaders from around […]

Read More Reflections from Sunday

WorshipGod09 – Day 4

OK, so it’s now Tuesday.  I have been trying to finish my last day recap for a few days now…but hey…I was a away for 4 days, I had lots of stuff to do.  My pool was GREEN when I got home and don’t even get me started on the state of the litter box. […]

Read More WorshipGod09 – Day 4

WorshipGod09 – Day 3

OK, so I’m going to be aggressive here and post ALL of today.  It’s 10:27pm, I’ve had 4 big cookies and 2 bottle of water, I am going to give this my level best. Before I begin though, I need to say that I have never seen such humility as I have seen modeled in […]

Read More WorshipGod09 – Day 3

WorshipGod09 – Day 2 – Part 2

Ah yes…the evening session! First let me say thanks to the fine folks at Chipotle Grill for the 6 1/2 lb burrito that I slammed down my gullet just prior to walking in to the auditorium.  Things worked out surprisingly well. Worship Great worship as always tonight…a little on the traditional side, but with songs […]

Read More WorshipGod09 – Day 2 – Part 2

WorshipGod09 – Day 2 – Part 1

OK kids…LOTS to get to today, and there is ANOTHER session tonight, so we’ll start with what’s happened so far. Mmmkay? Let’s start with worship, shall we?  Pat Sczebel led us in an amazing time of worship, including: How Great Thou Art (Traditional, yet…rocked) What Can I Do The Greatest of All Completely Done In […]

Read More WorshipGod09 – Day 2 – Part 1

WorshipGod09 – Day 1 – Part 2

Wow. wow. wOw. WOW. First, this place is amazing. Thank you Bob Kauflin and Sovereign Grace for hosting this tremendous event.  Thank you for being so humble and friendly and sharing the love of God – it is felt thruout. Second, worship this evening was absolutely amazing.  I joked with my friend Pat before the […]

Read More WorshipGod09 – Day 1 – Part 2

WorshipGod09 – Day 1

Day 1 – Worship God — Alls I’m sayin is…things really couldn’t have be going any better.  Seriously, it’s astounding how God is at work. Look at the good vs. “bad” so far… Good: Woke up at 4:59am when my alarm was set to go off at 5:00am Left the house on time Didn’t forget […]

Read More WorshipGod09 – Day 1