Gospel Theology in our Christmas Carols

We love singing all the Christmas carols this time of year.  It’s because we are so mindful of Christ birth. But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has beenContinue reading “Gospel Theology in our Christmas Carols”

The Music of Christmas

This past weekend the Choir and Drama teams presented our Christmas program.  What a fantastic job these wonderful people do each year!  I have such a privilege to work with singers and actors who love Christ and long to see Him lifted up. Notice I purposefully used the word presented rather than performed.  In today’sContinue reading “The Music of Christmas”

December 16, 1983

December 16, 1983 is a date, for my family, that will never be forgotten. My first memory of that day was at 5th grade recess.  Our school principal came outside to give me a message that my brothers and I would need to get on the bus to go to our papa and granny’s afterContinue reading “December 16, 1983”

Christmas in October

One of the fundamentals of the life of a worship pastor is that, every year you get a whole lot of Christmas.  Having the responsibility of helping the congregation celebrate every year means you start with rehearsals in October.  And to do that, you must at least begin sifting through music in July or atContinue reading “Christmas in October”

New Music Tuesday!

  I love new music and that makes today feel like Christmas! FOUR big new releases come out today and I intend to go buy them and listen much.  NEEDTOBREATHE, Gungor, Matt Maher, and Leeland are among my favorites and they all release new projects on the same day! today… why am I still hereContinue reading “New Music Tuesday!”

Birthdays Matter

Today is Nathan’s 3rd Birthday. We can’t believe that he is so big! He was such a surprise blessing to us 3 years ago. We never saw it coming, but God did. We are thankful! He is 10 years younger than his next sibling, Jared. Jared turned 13 before Christmas. We are so proud ofContinue reading “Birthdays Matter”