Some of you have responded to my request to share your Whole Life Worship experiences with our blog community. Thanks! This one comes from Lynne: This past weekend I had way too much responsibility on my plate. They were all good things to do for other people. The only problem was that they all … Continue reading Surrendering Our To-Do List
Last week I mentioned that one part of being spiritually nourished is a steady of diet of God’s Word. Reading, reflecting and interacting with Scripture is how we begin to understand how God works in this world and in our lives. But merely reading Scripture is not enough; in fact, it is dangerous. Head knowledge … Continue reading Spiritual Nourishment, Part 2
Those of you who know me well, know that I love to eat. If I go without food for more than 4 or 5 hours, I go crazy! Some of you can last longer without food than me; perhaps you have fasted a day or two – either for spiritual or personal reasons. But one … Continue reading Spiritual Nourishment, part 1
Life can be a rat-race at times. I’m reminded of the old Broadway musical, “Stop the World - I Want to Get Off!” I’ve never seen it (nor do I have the foggiest idea of what it’s even about) but it is a great description of how hectic life can be: with appointments, deadlines, chores, … Continue reading Taking Time Out from the Rat Race
Awhile back I attended a worship conference with great anticipation. I always had great experiences with the Lord at these conferences, as I met connected with Him through new worship songs and being with 5,000 other whole hearted worshipers. However, at this conference I did not experience anything. Nada. Zilch. I expressed my disappointment to … Continue reading Hide N Seek
One of my all-time favorite songs comes from the old Bing Crosby movie, “White Christmas.” And no, it’s not “White Christmas”! Rather, it’s a lesser known song called “Count Your Blessings.” The first line goes like this, “When you’re tired and you can’t sleep, just count your blessings instead of sheep. And you’ll fall asleep … Continue reading Whole Life Worship … When You Can’t Sleep
A dear friend of mine, who teaches Junior High, has developed some great ways to respond to whiny adolescents. Whenever a student complains about an assignment by saying, “Do I have to do it?!” Bill replies, “No, you don’t have to do it. You get to do it.” (smile) There is something to be said … Continue reading I Get to Do This … With Jesus!
Often the first thing that comes to someone’s mind when they think of the word “heaven” is a place up in the clouds, where people wear wings and play harps. And if you were to ask most Christians what heaven is, they would probably say it is a place where Christians go when they die … Continue reading Heaven Can’t Wait!
Have you ever wondered what Paul meant when he said, “Pray without ceasing” (Ephesians 6:18)? If you're like me, it's hard enough time being focused for 5 minutes, much less a ceaseless prayer that is mentioned here! But I think what Paul meant is for us to have a prayerful attitude throughout our day. The … Continue reading Stayed on Jesus
My desire in doing the Whole Life Worship blog is two-fold. First, I want to share what God has put on my heart with regard to Whole Life Worship. I believe that our current culture’s perspective on worship is missing something. It tends to limit the definition of “worship” to the worship service or worshiping … Continue reading How Are You Living Out Whole Life Worship?