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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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New Song Lyrics- Recording to come later.

This is an up-tempo tune that I recently wrote. Its in B major and is meant to be an “opener wake the people up” song. When I played it for a friend he loved everything about it… But as a good friend would, he pointed out that the beginning of it was all too familiar […]

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Good Reminder

I dont know why, but for some reason I committed to running a 5 mile race with my brother thanksgiving morning… Today was a 3.5 mile run and near the end of the run, I started to ask God to do an inventory on my heart. He slowly started to reveal some things to me […]

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