YOUR SONG

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Psalm 57:7

My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

 

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Sitting with a young composition student yesterday, I help him find his way as he places note after note, phrase after phrase, on the staff. He asks a question, I make a suggestion. He responds. I’m reminded: our lives are compositions formed by choices we make, how we react to what happens around us – and our response to God as he gently nudges us to move forward or rethink. Pen ready? Make your song amazing!

 

 

 

 

LEAD ME ON

Spirit of God

Speak to my heart

Open my eyes show me Your grace

Remove my fear and

Restore my hope

Spirit of God show me Your way

Spirit of God show me Your way

O Lord I reach for You

Give my heart with abandon

I surrender all

Everything all that I am and

Here I lay my life

Down before the King of heaven

Lead me on Lead me on Lead me on

WHATEVER YOU DO

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Colossians 3:17

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

 

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Eleanor Roosevelt said “If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” We have a huge impact on the people around us weather we think so or not. So live life to the full and do good, all in Jesus’ name.

RAIN

Deuteronomy 11:14

That He will give the rain for your land in its season, the early and late rain, that you may gather in your grain and your new wine and your oil.

On my way to Pasco Washington for a recording session with some great friends who are incredibly gifted. At a breakfast stop I watch the rain pour down and I’m reminded of the scripture above. Everyone has their seasons of blessing, a time to grow and a time share the gifts given by God; to give of themselves and make a real difference. Feel like you’re In between seasons? No worries. The rain is coming.

BETTER DAYS

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

 

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Evangelist Billy Graham was quoted as saying “I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.” The words “It’ll be okay” can be tough to take during hard times. But the scripture above encourages us: brighter days are definitely coming. There IS an amazing future for you. If you’re having a tough week, be strong. Roll your sleeves up and stand tall. The best is yet to come.

BREATHE

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Matthew 11:28

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest”.

 

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The Colorado Rockies boast 53 peaks exceeding 14,000 feet. Almost every summer, I go to climb a couple. There’s nothing like conquering a mountain top, but the higher up I go, the more controlled my breathing must become. Making it to the top also requires a few rests. Life can be very much like climbing a mountain. So – take your time. Remember to break, and remember to breathe in the life giving air of Jesus.

PAY IT FORWARD

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Luke 6:38

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

 

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Pulling up to the drive-thru window at the coffee stop you hear, “Your coffee is paid for by the gentleman in front of you”. BIG SMILE! We all know what “paying it forward” means. But many may not know what happens WHEN we ‘pay it forward’. Doing good for others has a positive effect on the immune system. By giving to others, self-esteem improves and negativity can be dismantled. Try paying it forward. Everybody wins!

JUST ANOTHER MANIC MONDAY

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Acts 20:35

In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

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There are numerous studies showing Monday as being the day of the week we feel our worst. Coming down from an awesome weekend and getting back to the daily grind is the pits! One thing across the board, in many surveys, that helped people feel better? Doing a good deed for someone else. Writing a letter, giving a compliment, paying a coffee forward. “Better to give than to receive” is true! Make your Monday great!

GIVE YOURSELF AWAY

From behind the piano this morning, during worship, I watched a former intern of mine lead a stellar service; simple, worshipful. It was so good to see how much she had grown; how on point she has become. Out of all the things I get to do, coaching someone up to lead a congregation in experiencing the presence and power of God is, by far, the most rewarding. Give yourself away today. Watch what happens.

KEEPING UP APPEARANCES

PSALM 139: 14

I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.


When sitting with some of the most influential producers, writers and studio musicians in Nashville and they begin talking to you about their families and then ask how your climb up Kilimanjaro went, you realize there’s no keeping up appearances here. Despite industry hype, people are just people. The message; whatever impression you think you need to make; whoever you think you need to be … let it go. The best version of you .. is you.