There are three main things worship leaders, singers, and musicians battle: comparison, fear, and pride. It can be such a war at times to enter into worship with a heart unhindered by any of these cancerous issues. Personally, I have battled all three in different seasons. I remember days where I would be leading worship …

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Is Jesus God?- Part 1

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While most Christians would heartily admit that Jesus is God, many have never taken the time to study out this idea in the Word of God.  This lack of biblical knowledge on the subject can present a real challenge when such a believer is then faced with someone proclaiming that Jesus is not God.  If …

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Just like many other moms, I’m pretty convinced that I have the sweetest, cutest kid on the planet. I love him a ton. I do all the goofy things that I laughed at other parents doing before I became a mom: take an absurd amount of pictures during every normal life event? Check. Make goofy …

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The “Grumpy God”

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The “Grumpy God”…nothing could be further from the truth; yet, most of us have subtly bought into lies that God is a little cantankerous at best. However, the Scriptures are clear that our Father in heaven is overflowing with gladness and delight. Paul identifies Him as the “eternally happy God” (Romans 9:5, 1 Tim 1:11).  He …

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“Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”– Matthew 16:24-25 ESV It’s so easy in our culture to be concerned primarily …

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I found myself pacing, full of emotions in my usual morning time in the prayer room. But today was different, as I was soon to find out the gender of my child and ready to embrace them and all that they are. Boy or girl… I woke up this morning beyond thrilled and ready to …

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Is Faith Enough?

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Living in America, practically everyone you meet will likely tell you that they are Christian.  If pressed for what this means, many will tell you that they believe in God, maybe even that they believe in Jesus.  Does such an assertion mean that they really are Christians as defined by the Word of God?  After …

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He Did Not Have a Home

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“Do not be surprised , brethren, if the world hates you.” -1 John 3:13  We were made to live lives that confound the world.  Jesus did.  He did it with the simple grace of a humble carpenter but the resolute strength of a king.  Jesus dismayed the world because 1) He was not of the world …

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The Humble Musician

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As a worship leader and musician at the house of prayer, I have had the privilege of leading God’s people into His presence via music. This is something that I believe the Lord takes very seriously. As worship leaders (in any setting) we serve as priests or mediators to God on behalf of men and …

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Ever been to a wedding where the couple began their vows with “I promise to love you just enough so that our fights are minimized and so we can keep this thing going…Just enough so you won’t be mad at me… Just enough so that we stay married? ” Sounds like the start of a …

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As a young believer, I struggled to connect to God as a Father. I understood Jesus, the Friend that sticks closer than a brother, the One who took my place, my Savior and my Redeemer, but God the Father just seemed distant, cold, and stoic. I mostly thought of the Father as being unapproachable, the …

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“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” -Revelation 4:11 (ESV) Wherever there is gifting or talent, people praise. As a musician, singer and worship leader, I receive well meaning encouragement and compliments on an …

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