Back in the Saddle Again!


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 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 …

9 thoughts on “Back in the Saddle Again!

  1. Great job in exemplifying humility and obedience to the Spirit. You gave us a better picture of what whole life worship looks like thru your own life.
    What are the dates you are speaking at your church?

    • Hi Luanne! I’ll be preaching the weekends of Aug 22/24, Aug 29/31 and Sept 12/14 (with Rob Acker). We have a Friday night service at 6pm and Sunday services at 9:15am and 11am. Let me know if you guys can make it up.

  2. It is good to have you back. I really get a lot out of your blogs and I believe it is because you are so transparent. This helps me as I struggle to ‘keep on the saddle’ to know that I am not alone when I fall into a rut or barren time. And the thing to do is to keep on, keeping on. Thank you Doug. Anita

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  3. Thank you. Your blogs however long or short, with or without graphics, 1x a week or everyday, however they come, they are such a blessing and God uses them in my life. I also share with friends and co-workers, clients as they apply. I appreciate your Whole Life Worship and not letting the “do” take place of the “be” because as you “do” you can help us, who may get tied up with the “do” and drain ourselves of the “be”. God wants us, our worship, our devotion, our relationship, not what we “do”. What a wonderful inspiration you are to me, and since your my brother also, I get a double blessing and I can call you Douggie and know that I can throw your blanket in the fire and still be loved by you. ;o) Your accountable sister, Janet.

  4. You are one of my very favorite bloggers and your honesty in this blog is evident. However short or long, frequent or infrequent, pics or not, I will take what I can get for an example of living before God and others truthfully. Thank you for offering your life on the altar of transparency.

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