Be the Helpers

By | 2018-01-16T05:50:49+00:00 November 4th, 2016|

  "If you look for the helpers, then you'll know that there's hope." Fred Rogers It's overwhelming, really, where we have found ourselves. True, we do see the great needs in the world a little bit: the hurricanes and other natural disasters are often in the headlines, but let's be honest: scandal sells and attention is [...]

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

By | 2018-01-16T06:21:01+00:00 April 16th, 2016|

  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 [...]

For Tomorrow: a reminder to keep on

By | 2018-01-17T22:17:51+00:00 May 9th, 2015|

  I love music and spoken word that challenges and teaches. Here's one of my favorite poets, Joel Mckerrow, and his poem, "For Tomorrow."  When we were watching this as a family, toward the end, my daughter turned to me and said, "That's Heaven!" and I smiled and said, "Yes it is, honey." The Kingdom [...]