Avoiding the Post-Christmas Slump

You did it! You survived the worship leader’s busiest season of the year. Most of us work our tails off throughout November and December preparing for special events and additional services. By the time New Years’ arrives, many of us are exhausted and ready for a break.

But there’s just one problem: you still … [Continue reading]

Seminary Update – October 2011

Today’s post is for my church family, as I promised to give periodic updates regarding my studies. Thus far, my experience with Sioux Falls Seminary has been overwhelmingly positive – few times in my life have I ever felt such a strong sense that I’m right where God wants me to be.

Here’s a quick … [Continue reading]

A Seminal Announcement

I am pleased to announce that I have been accepted into Sioux Falls Seminary‘s new program in Omaha! I will be attending my first class, held at Grace University, tonight.

The essay I submitted with my application is included below. It is a testament to the many people who have supported and encouraged me over … [Continue reading]

Living Better Stories, Part 1

“We have to force ourselves to create these scenes. We have to get up off the couch and turn the television off, we have to blow up the inner-tubes and head to the river. We have to write the poem and deliver it in person. We have to pull the … [Continue reading]

Days 16 & 17

Yesterday was a good day. Because I did a lot of work earlier this week, it freed me up to hang out with the kids in the afternoon. I know I sound like a broken record by now, but I am so unbelievably proud of my students for giving up their time and energy to … [Continue reading]