Bringing Hope Through Music

Why I Never Get What I Want

What’s my purpose? What am I supposed to be doing here? What’s God’s plan for me? When are things going to go my way? Will Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart from Twilight ever get back together?!? Unless you’re a 13-year-old girl, 4 out of 5 of those questions could be ones you’ve asked to yourself,…
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June 28, 2014 0

The Blind Pleading The Blind

We all have a past. Some are more colorful than others. Some require greater consequences than others, but regardless, good or bad, we all have a past. For years, I’ve counseled and encouraged many people to let go of their past, not let it determine their value and move on from it because you’ll never…
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May 31, 2014 0

If You Get A Chance, Live In Poverty

6 years ago, I decided to stay in Omaha and take a job offered to me instead of moving back closer to family in another state. I wasn’t given any guarantees with this job, but some assurances I’d be able to pay my bills and still do music on the side and be fine. Unfortunately,…
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August 13, 2013 0

Hate The Phrase, Love The Christian

We’ve all heard the “church answers” and clichés. “Jesus is my co-pilot”, “When God closes one door, another opens.” “It’s not a religion, it’s a relationship.” And this little diddy: “Hate the sin, love the sinner.” The word hate is defined, “feel intense or passionate dislike for (someone)”. Well unfortunately, sometimes it seems Christians have…
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July 1, 2013 0

American Idle

    She stumbles violently to the ground. Her hands are bound; her face bloodied, her arm shattered, dangling behind her back. Pain would be a welcomed companion at this point, an ally of comfort. The sweet, searing kiss of agony would bring a withered smile to her clammy, almost lifeless skin. She can feel…
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June 21, 2013 0

75% Chance I’m Going To Hell

If we play the percentages, it’s looking pretty bleak on my chances to see the pearly gates. Actually, that goes for all of us. What are the odds we make it to heaven? 25%. You read that right, 25%. Where do I get that number? To quote the movie, Princess Bride, “Lemme s’plain”. Lemme sum…
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June 1, 2013 0

Don’t Give Up

We live in ruins. We live in disaster, chaos, and destruction every day. We live in a dangerous world, full of hate, lies, deception, murder, and greed. We hear of a new story every day that breaks our spirit. Grown men killing babies, women being enslaved, people blown up by bombs, husbands leaving their wives…
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May 18, 2013 0

The Puppet Master

My heart has been aching. It has been broken, convicted, pursued by righteousness. I’ve seen internal unrest before, but never so commanding. I’ve never come to the realization of its danger, its torment, its thirst for prey…its name.  And I’ve never seen it stare back at me like this. Oh, we’ve danced before and we’ve…
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February 9, 2013 0

A Thought For You Fellow Worship Leaders

For awhile now I’ve been thinking and wondering where worship music both in and outside of church services is headed in the future.  We’ve evolved (did I just say that?) from bar songs put to Christian theology, to the “traditional” hymns, to 90’s contemporary power ballads, to rock and roll-skinny jeans-light show concerts.  So what’s…
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February 8, 2013 0

Ode To Misery

  Joy. Webster’s defines it as a state of happiness and a source or cause of delight. We all strive to obtain it. We all claim we have had it. As believers, we know we should produce it. But the more Christians I talk to, the Facebook and Twitter statuses I read, the conversations I…
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February 8, 2013 0