God is fighting for us! Pushing back the darkness.

A song hits home! Do you ever hear a song and it just sticks? It pierces your very soul? I’m not referring to an ear worm (that tune that sticks in your head – you can’t get it out – you keep humming it, singing it in your noggin.) I’m referring to a catchy tune…

Trust You? Why Should I?

How do you know you can trust someone? I mean, promises are made and broken all the time – politicians, friends, even to ourselves. I mean how many times have I promised myself I will exercise more, only to stay under the covers after ignoring the phone alarm? In this journey of life, I hope…

Jesus, Bring New Wine Out of Me

A while back, this song came into my life. Through it’s simplistic words, I am comforted and challenged. In its melodic tone, I am calmed and stirred to action as well. It is a statement of desperation that life is crushing in on me. It’s a worshipful cry of surrender. It’s a plea for God…

No Morning Playlist! That’ll Change

Today is when the Covid 19 really hit home. As of midnight last night, by order of the governor, all eating establishments close inside dining. So my breakfast spot has locked their doors for 30 days. So, I got up, made my wife breakfast, and turned on iTunes. And I realized I don’t have a…

He Ain’t Heavy

Sometimes a song sticks in my head. You know what I mean. It keeps playing on a loop and I find myself humming, singing, and even skillfully playing my Les Paul air-guitar to the shocked looks of those nearby. All this happens with the music not being heard anywhere else but inside my head. For…

Sacrifice Musicians Because of Silly Love Songs?

It happened at age 14. The song stuck and it’s in my head all the time. They say that ones favorite music style is set around age 14. In that year, it was Paul McCartney and Wing’s Silly Love Song. The opening lines … You’d think that people would have enough of silly love song….

Needing a Reset … Get Back In Sync

It was a dark and stormy night. The thunder and lightning went pop. And the power was gone. So the story began. But the point is what took place after the storm. And with that, most of the clocks were out of power and thus reset to midnight. Newer ones fixed themselves once power was…

A Story in Song … That Spans Eternity

Worship Wars … this is a phenomenon that will not be settled this generation, nor any coming generation. The style and tempo and tunes of the music we use in worship are somethings we love to sit around and talk about (a nice way to say we demand our specific desires of song style.). I…

Offensive Church Signs … Just a Thought

I live in a small town that is the home place of a very historical event. Just a few miles from my front door is the location where Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. A National Historical Park, Appomattox is one of several US locations that will always have Civil War…

The Church Bells All Were Broken

It’s a line from the Don McLean’s classic American Pie. … but not a word was spoken …. the church bells all were broken This is a great, yet tragic song. Tragic not only in the event that prompted the song, but tragic in this line. Why was there silence? Why were church bells broken,…