expressive worship

The Power of Kindness

Several years ago there was a song by Leslie Phillips called Your Kindness. The chorus said, “It’s Your kindness that leads us to repentance, oh Lord. Knowing that You love us no matter what we do, makes us want to love You, too.” 

I often think about the words to that song because, in my own life experience, I’ve found them to be so true of God. He is infinitely more kind toward us than we could ever imagine Him to be. He exceeds our expectations each and every time we come to Him. When we expect the very worst, it’s His kindness and forgiveness instead that floods peace into our hearts.  

When I think about God as Heavenly Father, [Read more...]

Celebrate Your Uniqueness

The great 20th century French painter, Henri Matisse, is quoted as saying, “It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.” Thank God he didn’t. His use of color was so unique that it ended up making him stand out from the rest.

Being a singer/songwriter, I’ve met so many singers/recording artists over the years who have wished desperately [Read more...]

5 Really Important Things I’ve Learned in 30 Years – #5

“Don’t forget what God’s already told you!” Isaiah 46:9; Psalm 77:11; Psalm 105:5

Forgetting the things the Lord has already told you – promises, dreams, revelations, scripture verses – is a HUGE mistake.

Forgetting causes our hearts to grow faint. We begin losing [Read more...]

5 Really Important Things I’ve Learned in 30 Years – #4

“Say what you KNOW. Don’t worry about what you don’t know.” Revelation 12:10-11; Ephesians 6:17

I don’t know everything, but I know something! And that something I know is my testimony.

Years ago, a church of approximately 2,000 members was launching their Sunday morning television broadcast, and they asked me to come and lead the entire service – sermon, music, and prayer at the end. I wholeheartedly accepted because I’d already ministered at this church previously and had developed a relationship with the leadership, but as the date got closer [Read more...]

5 Really Important Things I’ve Learned in 30 Years – #3

“Know what God’s called you to do.” 1 Corinthians 2; Romans 12:2; Timothy 1:5-9

Over the years I’ve asked so many Christians I’ve met along the way, “What’s God called you to do?”… and the majority [Read more...]

5 Really Important Things I’ve Learned in 30 Years – #2

“Obey every command the Lord gives you.” 1 Samuel 15; John 14:15; Romans 12

Jesus said, “If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you.” God wants the evidence that backs our claim of loving Him: our obedience.

As a parent, I’ve definitely known the frustration of telling my children to do something (like clean their rooms) only to discover an hour later that they hadn’t done it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if [Read more...]

5 Really Important Things I’ve Learned In 30 Years – #1

“Believe every word God speaks to you.” Hebrews 3:14-19; Romans 10:9

God is always speaking to us. What was the last thing He said to you (either through the Scriptures, a spoken word through a friend, in nature, or through prayer)? Did you believe it? [Read more...]