Starting to like Garage Band

So, I’m not really a Mac guy. I have a hard time rationalizing spending ,000 on a computer I could get for 0. And even though PC’s have gotten a bad name lately, I still think they are the best decision for most people. They’re the most commonly accepted platform – worldwide, there are many more companies that offer complete support for them, and most people can afford one. I don’t think Mac’s are...

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Reasons not to have a garage sale

So, we’re having a garage sale today, (actually my wife is doing the garage sale while I am inside with the kids). And I’ve pretty much decided we’re never doing this again. Here are some reasons why: The paper could get your ad wrong and have people show up an hour earlier than you expected. You can say in your ad “no earlies” but that means nothing to most “earlies.” Those...

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Like being on Vacation, without the Vacation

My wife and I are moving. I accepted a job at a new church last November and have been commuting 56 miles one way, for the last 7 months. We’re very excited that we have sold our house and have bought a house where our new church is. The interesting thing about it is that my wife has been packing stuff in boxes for months now, and for the last two weeks has really been hitting it hard. She’s great! The thing is, that...

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Being a leader requires courage

Don’t be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small steps. – David Loyd George Sometimes in leadership something becomes obvious to us, and yet, we ignore whatever it is. Sometimes, it’s extremely obvious, so obvious that all the people around us see that we ought to be doing this thing, and still we don’t do it. Often times in leadership, we don’t do what...

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Weekend Review

I’m thinking back on this weekend. It wasn’t horrible. It wasn’t grand. I made a mistake in picking two songs that the congregation didn’t know. Especially when we only did four in the whole service. The songs fit so perfectly with what Bob was preaching about, that I just couldn’t resist using them. I had to ask myself a question though. Even if the songs were perfect for the sermon, did they add to...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0006 – Hymns, Choruses, Blended, Contemporary – what have you…

In this weeks’ podcast, Kevin & I were joined by Scott Olson mid podcast. We talk about using Hymns in worship, some of the pros and cons to having to fall into a style of music as opposed to using songs based on the content of the lyrics. It’s a topic we are just touching the surface of, but it’s a great start to the discussion. Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast - Episode 6 - Hymns, Choruses, Blended,...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0005 – Relationships

In this week’s episode, Kevin & I talk about some of the important things in keeping relationships healthy among worship team members and church staff members. This one gets off to a hilarious start – at least I think so. We hope it’s full of helpful insight for you, your worship team and worship ministry. If you have some helpful advice about maintaining healthy relationships among worship team members and...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst – Episode 0004 – Confronting in Love

In this weeks’ episode, Kevin and David talk about dealing with confrontation, and to do it in love. All of us, no matter what position we are in will have to confront someone about something, and when that happens we need to be able to do so in a way that not only honors the person we are confronting, but honors God as well. Hopefully what we talk about will be helpful advice for you all. Please feel free to leave a comment on...

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David’s Weekend Review

This last weekend was a pretty good weekend. The set up for the weekend was hectic, (I wouldn’t recommend starting a new series, the day after a wedding) but once we got past that, the actual service was great. The “worship” time might have been perceived as short by some (only 20 minutes) but the entire service had a great flow to it. I tend to think that it’s best to start a new series with high energy, and a...

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Worship Ministy Catalyst Podcast – Episode 0002 – What Worship Is

In this weeks episode, Kevin and I talk about what worship is. (That’s actually what we talk about this week – last week’s episode was mis labeled) We thought about what topic we should start the podcast off with, and really wrestled with whether or not it would be cliche to start the podcast on the topic of worship. We decided to go ahead and do it anyway. If you have feedback for us about this episode, or if you...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst – Episode 0001

In this weeks episode, Kevin and I talk about what worship is. We thought about what topic we should start the podcast off with, and really wrestled with whether or not it would be cliche to start the podcast on the topic of worship. We decided to go ahead and do it anyway. If you have feedback for us about this episode, or if you have a topic you’d like us to discuss in future episodes, please feel free to email us. You can use...

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