Category: Books and Music

Willy Wonka’s Heaven

If you had asked me this question when I was a second grader, I could have answered this question just as simply as my second grade math problems. “Sin is the problem and everybody is going to hell. Jesus came to offer forgiveness so I would not go to...

Ways and Means

"The worship team member, however, who equates spiritual vitality with musical excellence and emotional thrill expects too little. Seek God who is above all means, Wesley urged."...

My Eyes are Dry — Keith Green

My eyes are dry My faith is old My heart is hard My prayers are cold And I know how I ought to be Alive to You and dead to Me Oh, what can be done For an old heart like mine To soften it up With oil and...

The World is My Canvas!

"Do I really have the permission to call the world around me my canvas? Do I have the freedom, the audacity, the creativity, and the imagination to wade in and create on that canvas? Or am I nothing more than a detached observer?"  [Paul Richardson, A Certain Risk, p....

Becoming who God intended me to be

When I was younger (a young boy up into my early adulthood) I was terrified of speaking or singing in front of people.  I could tell multiple stories of Christmas programs, school speeches, solos and other occasions where my knees shook and my voice quivered to the point where...

Free to play the game (of life) with creativity

"…the Spirit of God beckons our souls to breathe in elegant simplicity. Even on pressure-fulled days, we must be free to pick up the pace or slow down. Free to stop and worship God for a few minutes..."...

If your enemies are hungry…

…give them food to eat.  If they are thirsty, give them water to drink.  You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the LORD will reward you. [Proverbs 25:21-22]...