Thanks for your patience! I’m back to blogging, though I’m cautiously careful to not put the “cart before the horse.” It was a rude awakening when I realized that, in trying to write about Whole Life Worship to others, it was actually keeping me from living out Whole Life Worship. So, I needed some time to “reset” and get my head on straight.
There will be a couple of changes this time around with the wholelifeworship.com blog:
1. I won’t guarantee any sense of frequency for the blog. It might be daily. It might be three times a week. It might be once a week, or something else. It’s important for me to work out of God’s overflow for this blog.
2. The blogs will probably be shorter. Maybe. I’m going to try to just get out a seed idea and not try to expound too much. I say “maybe” because it is actually harder for me to write less than to write more! But for the sake of keeping things fresh I’m going to shoot for less, rather than more.
3. I don’t promise any graphics. Sometimes it takes a lot of “think” and “research” time to find a good pic or photo to go with the blog. If I can’t come up with a decent graphic (or idea), I’ll just pass on it.
But I’m glad to come back to blogging. More than ever, the Whole Life Worship paradigm is a message that needs to be explored and expanded in today’s Christian world. Over the past couple of months, God has led me on a solid transformative path through personal worship, worship in the everyday ordinary, small community worship, and congregational worship. It’s amazing what happens when we worship God with our lives – our whole lives.
With that, I want to ask for some prayer. My church (Community Baptist Church of Rancho Cucamonga, CA) is doing a six-week sermon series on Whole Life Worship. It’s entitled “More Than a Song” and it will start on August 8/10 weekend. I will be preaching three of the sermons (actually 2 ½ as Pastor Rob and I will be co-preaching the last week). Please pray for our church, we would grow in our understanding and practice of Whole Life Worship. And please pray for Pastor Rob, Kathleen Acker (who is preaching on Personal Worship; entitled “Heart of Worship”), and myself as we prepare for these messages.
It’s good to be “back in the saddle again!” Hopefully, I won’t fall off the horse this time …