Category Archives: God's direction

Music Monday for my Daughter

You all know I have this girl…..

And while right now she thinks I have hung the moon. But one day we will have our trials and our problems as a dad and a daughter. So really this post is for my Abby of the future. I hope one day when she needs it most that she might come across my blog and read this page and know what am amazing Father we both have.

SO this Music Monday is for her ….

I love you Daughter,

DAD

Thanks to Randy for sharing this with me

Confession Friday: You will never guess!

OK you know I am a teacher and worship leader. Now I know you all know some pretty amazing worship leaders that are talented musicians both vocally and instrumentally. Well you can count me NOT on that list.

Here is my confession….. I cannot play a thing. No guitar, no piano, no drums, no bass. NOTHING… NO keytar, no djimbe, no bagpipes. Yes I sing and that is IT!!! Now I have a pretty good ear for music and hear the patterns of notes very well but I cannot play an instrument. Here is why I am telling you this. I am so grateful to the people of my church for taking a chance on me and allowing me to grow with them over the past 7 years. They have offered me such a large amount of grace and willingness over our time together, to worship together despite my faults.

Anyway so here is what I am doing, thanks to eBay I picked up this baby and am learning to play. So far I am owning G and C and really enjoying making a JOYFUL NOISE.

SO what is one thing we could never guess you cant do?

Creative class

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I love to think about ways to boost my creativity. The biggest thing for me is creativity takes work and time. Creatives very seldom just all of a sudden have a great idea. A million other ideas had to die or be changed before the Great idea was born. So maybe you are like me and want to boost your creativity. Here are some ideas courtesy of the amazing worshiper, Tim Hughes:

1) Creativity starts with the Creator
2) To increase creativity you must explore and dig deep
3) Be willing to express your creativity
4) Experiment with your creativity and be willing rock the boat because being creative will stretch you.
5) It is ok to have critics (I needed to really here this)
6) Allow others to hear your ideas and be willing to hear their advice

So there you go. I so want to create more and better as I go through my days. What are some other ideas that help your create? I would love to see your advice.

Service Disney Style

Recently Disney revealed a giant World Record Setting canned food sculpture – titled “Celebrate Volunteers” – and then promptly dismantled it and shipped it off to regional food banks.

Disney VoluntEARS shaped the sculpture with a Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Pluto – all sculpted out of cans. Goofy’s trademark hat consisted of cans of bread crumbs, for instance. Mickey’s famous head was shaped from cans of black olives, and cans of sliced pineapple made up Pluto’s eyes.

To me this is service to others. Yes I know it is over the top and yes I know this is not a “Christian” organization, but this is service. As a Disney fan it is nice to see a company as large as Disney looking to serve others in their area.

It also makes me think how we as supposed followers of Christ seem to neglect even the simplest of service opportunities. So this week my Goal is service. Nothing big and Flashy, just service. A cup of cold water is His name is EXACTLY what some people are needing right now. So lets see where this takes me…. Anyone want to join me?

Speak to me!

So I’m sitting here listening to christmas cantatas for our 2009 christmas season. And I come across this song in one of them and it just beautifully and simply puts this longing the song writer has into words!

And the words are “Speak to me” and then I realize thats is EVERY christian’s longing, for God to “Speak to Me”. We want Him to tell us so many things: That it is gonna be alright, That THIS is the path we should take, That we should or shouldn’t do something.

In my own life I so desperately want to hear from him on a daily basis. But what I am coming to realize is that He is speaking. Maybe not always face to face with me but I really have to understand HE IS SPEAKING.

The thing I really have a hard time understanding is He even speaks to me in the quiet and the silence. Boy I REALLY don’t like that! 🙂 I want Him to tell me what to do and where to go with BIG FLASHING NEON SIGNS or hey how bout a buring bush. But all I may ever get is a whisper or well who knows.

So tonight I am writing to say I am OK with the quiet and the silence and I will just wait on my Father and let Him lead.