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The Eraser Word: Eliminating the False Polarity Between Heart and Excellence

Photo by Ann H on Pexels.com      In conversation with a friend, I said something similar to the following statement: “Too often church music is performed by people with the right heart, but it’s lacking in excellence.”       My friend responded in an unexpected way.       He informed me that in the study of business, … Continue reading The Eraser Word: Eliminating the False Polarity Between Heart and Excellence

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Growing Pains

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Have you ever been embarrassed by how little you know about someone that you should know a lot about? Maybe you forgot a church members name, and have been calling them “sir” or “brother” for years now, and you’re too caught up in the charade to come clean and just … Continue reading Growing Pains

Book Review: 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

Jordan Peterson is a thought leader on the political right and continues to grow in popularity. He has been interviewed and featured by popular conservatives like Ben Shapiro and Steven Crowder. His videos have spread like wildfire, and what he has to say really strikes a chord with many people. Peterson is a professor and … Continue reading Book Review: 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

Infatuated: Christian Ministry in a Society in Love with Self

“I don’t want a brother.”  These were the words my two-and-a-half-year-old son spoke to my wife just two days after meeting his baby brother for the first time.  As an adult, I look at this statement as another one of those humorous yet blatantly honest things that kids say.  Of course he doesn’t want a … Continue reading Infatuated: Christian Ministry in a Society in Love with Self

Winning At More Than Most

Photo by bruce mars on Pexels.com What is success? Defining success can, at times, feel like describing color to a blind friend. It seems easy to describe, a thought you’ve pondered many times; but when you get down to actually defining it, it is more difficult. Maybe, like many rules of English, it seems that … Continue reading Winning At More Than Most

Guest Post: Riley Barrett – DDD (Divine Daily Direction)

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com “Finding” God’s Will by Obeying Him One Day at a Time Spoiler Alert: I sometimes don’t take myself very seriously when writing…I like to think that me and English have a “mutual understanding”. I’m passionate about the content, but the formatting is business casual at best.  Swiftly climbing the ladder of … Continue reading Guest Post: Riley Barrett – DDD (Divine Daily Direction)

Tools for Ministry – Planning Center Groups

I’m always on the lookout for new tools to help me in my ministry. It’s fascinating to see how others work, and I love having something that really helps me in what I do. A good ministry tool allows us to be far more effective in serving the Lord. One tool that I often talk … Continue reading Tools for Ministry – Planning Center Groups

“Keys” to Ministry: A Church Pianist’s Perspective

Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com      There have been untold hundreds, yea, thousands of books written about ministry from the perspective of a pastor, or perhaps even a missionary.  However, it is uncommon to find a book about church ministry from the perspective of the church pianist.  This is actually somewhat surprising to me; almost … Continue reading “Keys” to Ministry: A Church Pianist’s Perspective

Strongholds

Have you ever deeply held onto a belief only to later realize you were completely wrong? I definitely have. Growing up, I thought having a steak anything less than well done was disgusting. The amount of pink inside of the steak equaled the level of nasty that it contained. And then one fateful day when … Continue reading Strongholds

David’s Prescription for Overwhelmed Hearts

Have you ever come into the weekend feeling completely worn out? The problems and cares you faced during the week were so overwhelming that you just feel completely drained. You have a situation that you simply don’t have the answer to. What do you do in those times? How do you find the strength to … Continue reading David’s Prescription for Overwhelmed Hearts