Clouds

By |2018-01-24T22:25:52+00:00July 30th, 2013|DGRA, Music|

“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” Matthew 3:8 I am a nomad. Anyone who knows me knows that. The underlying sense of that comes from the truth that I find in the Bible. This world is not my home, whether I reside in Arizona, Minnesota, Georgia, or Southern California. In the process of being a sojourner, the Lord has brought me to cross paths with so many other wanderers. This is just a reflection on being led by the Spirit. Clouds by Joel Bidderman Crystal blue, like the water Clear [...]

Reckless Love

By |2018-01-24T22:25:07+00:00July 27th, 2013|DGRA, Music|

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:16-19 "Reckless Love" is just sort of a back-porch bluesy type song. It was definitely one of my favorite songs to do in concert. The rambling lyrics are fun, [...]

Being Homesick and sitting on rocks

By |2018-01-24T22:23:39+00:00July 26th, 2013|DGRA, Featured, Music|

“…So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” Hebrews 9:28 One of my happy places in my early twenties was a place overlooking the Mogollon [moe-gee-yawn] Rim. The Mogollon Rim trail was about a mile from the cabin that I was living in, and the rim is a valley lined with ponderosa pine trees. I would often walk the trail and sit down on a rock. The same rock every time. My rock. I affectionately called that rock, "butt rock." It's as if the hand that spun the universe, [...]

Depravity, Grace, and Reckless Abandon: I Will Trust

By |2019-06-07T00:35:25+00:00July 24th, 2013|DGRA, Music|

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Matthew 6:34 I wrote "I Will Trust" when I was dorm parent in a boy's dorm at a school for Native American kids. I was sitting outside the dorm room door with a couple of the guys. It was Pedro (a Navajo guy) and Mitch (an Apache guy). We were out there in the cool mountain air, and I was jamming on the guitar and we were making up lyrics, and though I did the actual melody making and lyric development, they were convinced that since they were there it means that they wrote [...]