Carey and I love gardening, especially perennial gardening. The other day I was on a bus from the ferry in Seattle to my church, and I noticed a particularly beautiful garden across the street from my bus stop. Clumps of lavender flourished in beds whose walls were built of adobe. I grabbed my iPhone, excited … Continue reading I Just Can’t See It
It seems more and more common that situations come along for which there are no words.
About a year ago I began serving at Worship Arts Director for First Free Methodist Church in Seattle, WA. This church has been in its location just across the street from Seattle Pacific University for decades. Within the last 2 years they have transitioned from having 2 services, 1 traditional and 1 contemporary, to having … Continue reading The Hymn Challenge
I'm in my third year serving as Director of Worship Studies at The King's University/Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. We have weekly chapel services in which we present a three to four song worship set. Like most of you, we tend to present a "cover" of the recorded arrangement. Was there a keyboard hook during … Continue reading You Have Permission
As I was looking up a word on dictionary.com today, I came upon this graphic. "9 Words About Beginnings". It lead to definitions of these words: incunabula, genesis, inchoate, inception, recrudescence, exordium, commencement, Ab ovo, nascent. Though several are words I wasn't familiar with, God encouraged my heart by reminding me that He is the … Continue reading Beginnings. Defined. Delivered.
Last week I introduced a new class at CMS Northeast in Buffalo, NY. The class is called "The Space Between". I'll tell you honestly that I was a bit anxious heading into the class. Though I believe strongly in the concept behind the class, I wasn't sure if it would resonate with the people who attended. Turns … Continue reading The Space Between
I write regularly for Worship Musician Magazine. One of my recent articles spoke of those moments many keyboard players on worship teams encounter when they’re called on to play during a prayer time or quiet ministry moment. In this article I suggest some ways you might do something other than play a familiar song with its … Continue reading On Our Own