September 24, 2018 – The Love of God

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you may already know that I spent several years away from church. I had seen so much hypocrisy and inconsistency in the teachings of a legalistic Christianity that I eventually went in the opposite direction of anything...

September 17, 2018 – Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Of all of God’s many gifts, music is pretty close to the top of my list of favorites. I am thankful that I have been blessed with the ability to play, compose and teach music; and I love that I am able to “do” music as my job. More than all of that, I am so glad that...

September 4, 2018 – The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

Over the past two years, I have come to recognize a reoccurring theme in the Bible. For many people, this is probably obvious, but it never really struck me until I had truly experienced it for myself. The theme: God’s love demonstrated in God’s work of restoration....

August 20 – The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Psalm 23 is a psalm that most of us can quote by heart, but how often do we really meditate on the precious promises held within its words? I shall not want. God will always lead me. God will restore me. God will never leave me. On and on the promises go. This week we...

August 13 – Let Mount Zion Rejoice

It’s easy to wish evil upon those who have hurt or harmed us. How many times have you heard or uttered the phrase sweet revenge? It seems only natural to give back what we think people deserve, but I would venture to say that most of us know from experience how...

August 6, 2018 – Hope in the Midst of Gloom and Doom

May I be transparent for a moment? Zechariah is scary. It is a difficult book to match up with church music. I considered playing Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor for this coming Sunday. I am certainly looking forward to hearing what Pastor Jim is going to teach...