In the cultural shifts of faith and religion, we are in a season where young  Americans are less likely to attend church services than they have at any time in recent history. I have had conversations with believers, young and old, who state that they don’t need church to be with God, and that they …

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If you haven’t heard yet, IHOP Atlanta is offering free tuition to our internships this fall. That’s right, FREE! Your meals and housing are on your own, but the tuition (normally $1000) is waived. So for real, why are we doing this? Great question! Someone joked with me recently about having an education policy similar …

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The weather outside was absolutely beautiful. It was sunny and warm, but not uncomfortably hot, which led me to take a few moments to capture its beauty and absorb some much needed vitamin D. As I laid outside, basking the son’s glow, I felt the Lord tenderly whisper, “I want you to soak in the …

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Many years I’ve been writing songs, but only recently have I been sharing them and regularly doing them in worship.  Fall of 2014 I had my first song studio recorded, For Your Glory.  January 2016 it was put on the first IHOP-Atlanta HOUSES, Vol. 1 album. Only after a journey of ditching my pride as …

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Why Do I Sing?

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People sing for many different reasons. Some sing due to a desire for fame. Some sing because they are told they must. Some sing because they have no other options. It may seem rudimentary, but as I thought about all the reasons people sing, the question arose in my heart. Why do I sing? In …

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If you lead worship in a team setting, here are six helpful tips that will set your team as well as yourself up for success in the eyes of the Lord… which is what ultimately matters. Preparation – Take time to know your musical material (music and instrument), team members and the type of setting …

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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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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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“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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David was just a young shepherd boy, the youngest of eight sons, forgotten and unseen by his father.  It’s easy to imagine his days in the fields, silent and slow, in time with the steady rhythm of the sun across the sky.  But as he learned to shepherd his flock of sheep, David learned to …

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The Response of Worship

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How many times do we come to church, get into worship and we’re just not “feeling” it? It’s so terrifyingly easy to come into an environment filled with the presence of the Lord, yet be unmoved. Being unmoved, staying stagnant, dull and unresponsive is the last place I think any of us would like to …

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