• ** Reviewed,  Miscellaneous

    Music Monday: Introduction

    I don’t know about you, but God often speaks to me through music. I’m not sure what it is, but there are times when I can just so clearly hear God speaking when I am singing and worshipping Him. Maybe it is that sincere focus on Him and nothing else. Maybe it is a connection made possible by my worship of Him. Maybe it is because I am able to remove the distractions of this world during those times. Whatever it is, I can readily think of a number times when God has spoken to me through music. Here are a couple of the stories. Clean Hands: This January I…

  • Pursuing Your Calling

    Pursuing Your Calling: Overview

    Since being called to ministry a few years ago I have intermittently struggled with this call. I have struggled with IF God had actually me. I have struggle with WHAT He was calling me to. I have struggled with WHERE He was calling me to serve. I have struggle with HOW He was calling me to serve. I have struggled with WHO He was calling me to serve. I have struggled with WAITING on God to fulfill his call. I have struggled with PURSUING the call that I felt on my life. These struggles have lead to a series where I explored some of the areas where I struggle and…

  • ** Reviewed,  Product Reviews

    Book Review: “More of Less”

    While at the 2013 Orange Conference I was given a book called More or Less by the folks in the David C Cook booth. At first glance this seemed like a strange title for a book, but since it was FREE I decided I would read it. Later in that conference the author of the book, Jeff Shinabarger, sat on stage with Reggie Joiner and talked about the book and some of the experiences that inspired the book. Here are my thoughts on the book. Readability: This book is writen in a very conversation tone that I greatly enjoy. This makes this book much easier and much more enjoyable to…

  • ** Reviewed,  Christian Living

    Pursuing Your Calling: How Do I Know I’m Called?

    I have done a number of posts on the topic of pursuing your calling. I have found this to be my most popular series. This morning I want to look at how can know that we are called. Moses knew he was called when he heard a voice coming from a bush that burned, but was not consumed. (1) Abraham knew he was called when an ANGEL visited him. (2) David knew he was called when the prophet Samuel showed up and anointed him to be the next king of Israel. (3) The disciples knew they were called when JESUS CALLED THEM!!! (4) Saul knew he was called when he…