I’ve learned this the hard way. When my wheels are not aligned it gets expensive. I go through tires quicker and I get worse gas mileage. It’s also dangerous, as I have to compensate my steering against the pull of a misaligned wheel. The same is true with our lives. When they are not aligned … Continue reading Alignment
To an American citizen living in the early 1960’s, John F. Kennedy was the most powerful man on the planet. He was President of the United States, Defender of the Free World, and Commander in Chief of the most powerful military force. He was a decisive leader whose decisions had global ramifications. However, to two … Continue reading Hallowed Be Thy Name
Over the next few days I want to look specifically how we can use the “Lord’s Prayer” as a model for prayer. Each line of this prayer is a concept of prayer in and of itself. As we use the Lord’s Prayer as several prayer concepts, our prayer life and our relationship with God is … Continue reading Our Father
Today I'm taking a break from the blog. Yesterday was my Sabbath and during that time I sensed that I need to rethink an pray over the rhythm and frequency of writing Whole Life Worship blog posts. So, I will be back after a short break and let you know how the Lord is directing … Continue reading A Short Break
This past weekend I got to take my Worship Ministry Leaders on a retreat up in the mountains. We asked the worship team from our daughter church to lead worship for our “peeps,” and they did a wonderful, amazing job! Thanks, Flipside Church! One of the things we did was reflect on where the Worship … Continue reading Formula for Beautiful Music
When my alarm goes off early in the morning, it awakens me to the one thing I often dread: Working Out. I am so tempted to just hit the snooze button or roll over and forget about it altogether. But now that Letty is my accountability partner in exercise, I just can’t do that anymore. … Continue reading Body and Soul Worship
Awhile back Letty and I took our grandkids on an overnight trip to Lego Land in Carlsbad, CA. It was the boys’ first experience in a hotel. Early in the morning, I stepped outside and had my Personal Worship Time with God on the little patio area next to our room. Aiden, my youngest grandson, … Continue reading Was That God?!
We all desire to hear God’s voice speaking to us. In Whole Life Worship, we believe that God speaks to us in various ways: through the inner voice of His Spirit, through others (counselors, spiritual friends, pastors, etc.), and through noticing in the everyday acts and circumstances of life. But one of the most direct … Continue reading Speak, O God
I was at a memorial service when I saw a person that caused me to cringe. Feelings of resentment and bitterness filled my heart as I remembered and reflected upon the hurt that person had inflicted upon me in the past. It was at that very moment I realized I had a choice to make: … Continue reading Giving God a Chance to Change Me
Here’s a topic we are all-too familiar with: being overwhelmed! Whether it is the added stresses to a normal day or being hit with an unexpected emergency or falling behind on a project, the feeling is the same: this sense of dread, confusion and loss of hope. Our human coping mechanisms to “being overwhelmed” are … Continue reading Overwhelmed!