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Thoughts on Worship from a Ragamuffin: the worship pastor side of me

  Like many church professionals, I have more than one income stream. Half of my time I'm a worship pastor at a Vineyard church, and the other half I'm a team leader at a humanitarian anti-hunger organization which is doing some great things in addressing global hunger. While schedule-wise, I need to watch my time allocation so that my family doesn't go crazy (as well as for my own sanity), right now I'm blessed that I get to live out my calling in this way. What I mean [...]

By | 2018-01-16T06:21:01+00:00 April 16th, 2016|discipleship, Jesus Shaped Community, Worship, Worship Leading|0 Comments

Willing to Fall: Leadership, Creativity, and Play

  This may be the most important collection of things that I hear this week. A creative effort that I've been following since my wife turned me onto it, is something called The Work of the People. It is an independent ecumenical platform that produces and publishes multimedia to stir imagination, spark discussion and move people toward discovery and transformation. Recently, I was turned on to a video of Brené Brown speaking on leadership, creativity, and the importance of play. Here are some quotes that are sticking with [...]

By | 2018-01-17T22:16:11+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Create, discipleship|0 Comments

The slow death of hurry

I remember the morning, and mornings just like it. Early morning sunlight streamed in the window of the cabin, as the end of my bed started to warm from the first rays of sunlight. Sitting up on the edge of the bed, I hung my feet off the side, letting my feet feel the cool wood floor of the cabin. Shuffling my feet on the ground I made my way to the kitchen of the small cabin, where I put some coffee on, and I stared anxiously as [...]

By | 2018-01-16T15:20:41+00:00 May 30th, 2015|Breathe, discipleship, memories, Minimalism, prayer, Rhythms, Simplicity|0 Comments

Musings on living simply and wandering tendencies

Sometimes when you pray for something to develop within your character, God allows things in your life to form that specific quality in you. You know what I mean, right? You pray for patience and many opportunities to practice patience arise. Whether it's just a renewed and heightened awareness of it, or new situations actually coming up, opportunities seem more available - or maybe you're more ready to receive them. Regardless, I've been praying for more grace and opportunity to simplify life even more, and opportunities are arising. [...]

By | 2018-01-17T22:36:03+00:00 December 31st, 2014|Abandonment, discipleship, Minimalism, Simplicity|0 Comments