Church, Music, and some other stuff

4 Things About Gratitude That Will Change Your Life

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“Let’s go around the table and everyone share one thing that we are thankful for!” Is this dumb Thanksgiving game the extent of your thankfulness on Thanksgiving? Or maybe it’s the one time a year you are actively giving thanks? Thankfulness runs so much deeper than this.  God has a lot to say about it. 1) God has a protocol …

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God…Is…NOT…Safe!

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Recently I had a revelation of God that shook me. The question, “Is God safe?” really racked my brain. In the American church, the answer to the question “Is God safe?” surely is a resounding “yes.” I mean, God is always there, always comforting, and always accepting, right? The way that I see it is, when we are done treating …

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Rhetorical Question Answering Guy

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Today I want to recognize a personal hero of mine.  It’s someone that we all have in our congregations.  It’s the rhetorical question answering guy. Nothing brightens my day like a good ole answer yelled out after the pastor asks a hypothetical/rhetorical question.  Rhetorical question …when the pastor asks something that’s meant to make you reflect.  …It’s obviously not to …

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Why Budget and Resources Are NEVER an Excuse

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I’ve been getting a lot of feedback lately about my post on Church Mediocrity. You can find it here. The feedback I’ve been getting has had a lot to do with this statement: “Well, we just don’t have the budget or the resources to make our band/singers/greeters/designs better.” Let me just say that as soon as you completely delete that …

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