Tattoo Stearnzie

Hope?

The idea of hope is gut wrenching, and yet it is the very thing that drives our motivation as believers in Christ. The tattoo pictured above is an interpretation of Ephesians 2:4-5 NLT – “But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of […]

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school 2 Stearnzie

The next chapter…

For nearly ten years, I have have lived and breathed vocational worship ministry. The last five of those years, I’ve held the position of Worship Pastor at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond WA. A sort of writing-on-the-wall opportunity brought me to the Seattle area, where I was invited into one of my richest seasons of ministry to date. […]

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Clock Stearnzie

Progress…. 2014 / 2015

Journal Entry from 1/5/14 I have been waiting a long time to post this journal entry from the first part of the year. I am ready now. Thanks for reading. “If you know me, you would think that healthy confidence abounds, however, to really know me involves insight to an immense amount of insecurity about […]

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Stairs Stearnzie

For the long haul

Journal Entry from 1/5/14 I have been waiting a long time to post this journal entry from the first part of the year. I am ready now. Thanks for reading. “If you know me, you would think that healthy confidence abounds, however, to really know me involves insight to an immense amount of insecurity about […]

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Valley of Vision Stearnzie

The Valley of Vision – A Collection of Puritan Prayers

Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly, Thou has brought me to the valley of vision, where I live in the depths but see thee in the heights; hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold Thy glory. Let me learn by paradox that the way down is the way up, that to be low […]

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Journal Stearnzie

Top 10 For putting together a worship set.

There are a lot of things I could add to this list, but these are the consistent filters I use when putting together the set list for the weekend. I hope this helps you in your planning process. 10- Pick sing-able songs. Thinking of everyone in the congregation. Is it in a comfortable key for […]

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God is faithful Stearnzie

God is faithful

When I left Saddleback Church in 2010, I knew that God was calling me elsewhere, although I didn’t know where to at the time. For a while, I began questioning my calling as a Singer/Songwriter/Worship Leader, but again, God proved Himself faithful. As my writing continued, a new song about God faithfulness was born. I […]

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Feeeding the beast Stearnzie

Feeding the beast…

Don’t re-invent the wheel. This is something I keep coming back to when I prepare music for the upcoming weekend. I think as artists, we are always wanting to try something new because we get bored with things that “work”. There’s little risk in things that “work”. As much as I hate the consumerism of […]

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Seattle Stearnzie

Exciting News

Hey friends- Many of you know that I spent 5 great years at Saddleback church as one of their worship directors. In the middle of my 4th year, God was calling me out of Saddleback (as pastor Rick always says, some are called to saddleback and some are called through saddleback). Although it wasn’t easy […]

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get by with a little help Stearnzie

I get by with a little help from my friends.

My recent CD project “Love and Life” produced by Keith Everette Smith wouldn’t have been possible without the help of my good friends. Today I wanted to highlight two dudes who deserve a bit of praise; Tim Moore and Trever Hoehne. I knew what I wanted both the photos and the site to look like, […]

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