One of the Least of These

It keeps coming to my attention that I have always had a problem associating with “the least of these,” though to many I am considered to be one of “the least of these.” “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of…

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…

Moving outside the Inner Circle of Praise & Worship

First, let me say that this is not a #HipHop or #MusicReview website.  Just want to spread the good news and I’ve come across some very talented artists who are using their talents for GodOverMoney (godovermoney.com) .  I know a lot of people will be cynical about whether it’s REALLY all about “God Over Money”…

Playin’ the Background

So the last shall be first, and the first last.  Matthew 20:16a LYRICS:  Why gain the whole wide world, If I’m just going to lose my soul……. This song, though it’s stylistically counter culture to the way I was raised, reminds me of my father.  How does one “play the background” their whole life and stay…

Expecting

Sometimes it is hard to understand what someone else is going through in their own little world because it doesn’t make much sense to us based on our personal expectations and experiences so far.  I often find myself judging others when I deem their expectations to be too high or suspiciously misplaced.  I ask questions…