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Holy Obsession: thankful for every step

  "To be grateful for an unanswered prayer, to give thanks in a state of interior desolation, to trust in the love of God in the face of the marvels, cruel circumstances, obscenities, and commonplaces of life is to whisper a doxology in darkness." Brennan Manning Back in September, I wanted to teach one of the songs that I've written (for corporate worship) to the congregation where I lead. I've recorded this song a few times, and still wanted to give it a bit of a fresh touch, [...]

By | 2018-01-16T06:29:35+00:00 December 19th, 2015|Abandonment, Create, Music|0 Comments

The renewal of listening

There are moments where everything changes, because you can hear so clearly. I remember in my exuberant teen piety, I would pray time and time again, "Lord, I give you everything I am. I am fully Yours." I would burn my 'secular' music in bonfires, and anything else that I felt separated me from God. I went on a mission trip to South America where I came face to face with real poverty, and it turned my world upside-down. I returned to the states with a flipped worldview: [...]

By | 2018-01-17T22:56:34+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Create, Morning and Night, Music, prayer|0 Comments

What a Friend: Songs in the Night

  So, we were joking: Songs in the Night is actually more like Songs...after the kids go to bed. The original Songs in the Night that I named this musical series after was an all night worship and prayer vigil that I led in my early twenties. And at this time in our lives we don't quite have the stamina for that, but we manage to scurry to the basement for these recordings. For our worship time this month we decided to sing my friend Bruce Goode's song [...]

By | 2018-01-17T22:28:19+00:00 January 12th, 2015|Breathe, Christian Music, Music, Songs in the Night|0 Comments

Songs in the Night: I Need Thee Every Hour

I said,“Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart.” Then my spirit made a diligent search... I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. -Psalm 77:6&11-12 "Songs in the Night" is a name/phrase that I've used over the years for worship in the night hours. The very first prayer/worship vigil that I ever led was called by that name, and it kind [...]

By | 2018-01-17T22:38:03+00:00 November 28th, 2014|Music, prayer, Songs in the Night|0 Comments