Getting Things Done Worship Leaders, Songwriters, and all sorts of creative people need more margin in their life for some psychological bandwidth and time to be creative. Rarely do we have our master to-do lists totally cleared. It seems like we need more time, but what we really need is a better ability to manage what we [...]

By | 2016-12-15T16:31:26+00:00 January 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Like A Lion

View the Chart Here! I'd like to introduce you to a new song that the people in our church have really grabbed onto very easily and has become a very dynamic way for them to express their worship and the spirit that lives in them: "Like A Lion" by Daniel Bashta.  I love his original version, [...]

By | 2012-05-10T02:17:04+00:00 May 10th, 2012|Uncategorized|5 Comments

New Band Alert | The Digital Age

It's a new day in Waco, Texas.  If you've been following the David Crowder*Band, you know that they have officially ended their seven album series together.  DC*B was one of the most influential bands in modern worship music over the past decade.  They have gone above and beyond most other bands by finding new ways [...]

By | 2016-12-15T16:31:26+00:00 April 23rd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are You Writing With Others?

I've been trying my hand at songwriting for what feels like an eternity now. The discouraging part of it is that I've got a decent handful of half-started songs (That's right: half-started, not even close to half-finished).  I have a few people that I've tried to share some of my best musical ideas and lyrics [...]

By | 2016-12-15T16:31:26+00:00 April 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Administering to Ministering

I recently attended a conference with my wife for Scentsy Wickless Candles.  Scentsy is our family business that my wife really runs from home.  It’s been the ideal job for her and for our family. [She blogs a bit about that at] At this conference, the president of the company stood before the top [...]

By | 2016-12-15T16:31:26+00:00 February 6th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Hour Before

The hour before a worship celebration can be either the most stressful time or the most surprisingly relaxing time for us.  Our worship venue is one of three campuses of Newark Church of the Nazarene.  Ours is a video venue, so our sermons are delivered via an 8 foot screen and projector that lowers over [...]

By | 2011-07-29T23:53:03+00:00 July 29th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Electric Guitar Rig 2011

I thought I’d give you all a glimpse of my electric guitar rig. Everyone has different tastes, but I’ve researched a ton at The Gear Page and some other places, and I’ve tried out a small handful of boutique dirt boxes, so this is where I am right now. Fender American Standard Stratocaster > Skreddy Screwdriver [...]

By | 2016-12-15T16:31:26+00:00 April 22nd, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 10 Mac Apps for Worship Leaders

1. iTunes: You’ve got to have a place to start, and iTunes is a no brainer.  Let’s move on quickly to some other great apps. 2. Photoshop: Every church should have someone who knows how to do some professional graphic design.  You can use photoshop to design anything that requires more than a basic Word [...]

By | 2016-12-15T16:31:26+00:00 December 3rd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments