Proud of what LOOKS like a Failure

Has YOUR failure ever turned into someone else’s success? Have you ever tried to run a marathon and failed to finish, but the very fact that you tried, inspired others to start getting physically active? Have you ever pushed to get a promotion, only to have someone come in along side you and say, “If…

Through a Child’s Eyes-Song

‚ÄúTruly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:2-4 Sometimes our perspective on life gets tainted. We can’t see through the glass clearly anymore. God becomes like a faint memory of something good or bad, a dusty figurine packed away with all…

Cycle of Beauty in Praise

During every choir rehearsal I am filled with awe at the beauty of song. Every single melody is like an infinite praise rolling off our tongues, a gift of word to tune that we sing back to God. The song, the instrument, the breath that gives voice to our hopes and dreams and sorrows, these…

To those who’ve Lost your mom….

My adopted daughter, Nina, wrote a poem about her biological mother, Justine. I made it into a song. I still have my mother, but for those of you who’ve already lost your mom — this song is for you. We just got back from Disney, and I screamed on a ride or two, so please…