One of my New Year’s Plans for 2019 was to read a book each month. I kicked things off with Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People in January. I had heard a lot about this book, but had never personally read it. Last summer, I came across a copy of it at … Continue reading Book Review: Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey
What is it that truly makes a nation great? What sets a nation above the others? Economics, military might, and culture are all important; some nations do have stronger economies, greater militaries, and superior cultures, but these things are not what truly makes a nation great. Proverbs 14: 34 says, “Righteousness exalteth a nation, but … Continue reading Righteousness Exalts a Nation
I remember trying to dig to China in the sandbox with a plastic spade and bucket, and I imagine that you probably did the same. In a kid’s brain, it made sense that if you dug a hole deep enough you would eventually end up behind the Bamboo Curtain. It goes without saying that I … Continue reading Guest Post: Ted Inman – The Sandbox
Teens today face many problems unique to their generation. They live in a society that constantly attempts to pressure them into ungodly living. Meanwhile, church attendance by younger generations seems to be declining. Often, when teenagers reach adulthood, they drop out of church completely. The modern youth pastor wants to build a lasting relationship … Continue reading Youth Pastors, Don’t Be Cool; Be Biblical!
Do you ever wonder why God chooses to bless some people in certain ways and not others? There are often people who get things that we may feel we deserve more than they do! We may strive and pray for certain things, then see others who seem to receive much more than we. Those things … Continue reading God’s Not Fair; He’s Good!
It’s that time of year again: Christmas time, with all its activity and celebration, to be followed by New Years, when we all make resolutions. Let’s be honest, we all know that most of the time, these resolutions only last a short while. Much has been said about how to actually keep your New Year’s … Continue reading Don’t Make A Resolution — Make A Plan!
It is no shock to us that God is the greatest leader of all time. And, if that is the case, it should be our earnest desire to lead like He leads! I know as a young man, it is easy to get caught up in the work of the leadership “gurus” of our day … Continue reading Guest Post: Addison Smith – Leading Like God Leads
Finding sheet music is hard! It can be difficult to find good arrangements, especially if you’re looking for something that isn’t a choral arrangement, like a quartet or trio. As a music director, I’ve found some good resources for finding sheet music. Here are my favorites: RevivalSong.org RevivalSong is a website created and run by … Continue reading 6 Great Places to Find Sheet Music
Special music can add so much to a service, when done with the right heart and in the right manner. It is a blessing when a church has a great number of folks willing to volunteer their time and effort to be a blessing to others and praise the Lord through song. However, it can … Continue reading 10 Tips for a Successful Special Music Ministry
I love the holidays. November and December are absolutely my favorite months of the year. I do maintain a strict Christmas embargo until after Thanksgiving, though. We all love the Christmas songs and decorations, movies, and drinks; but what about Thanksgiving? Let's make way for the Starbucks Thanksgiving blend coffee! The pumpkin pie! The turkey! … Continue reading Counting Blessings