So I know that today is a holiday, sure to be filled with all manner of laid-back goodness, and I can't think of a better way to start off your day than to listen to this version of How Great Is Our God from Passion 2012. "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have … [Read more...]

I realize that we're all probably a little sluggish this morning considering that yesterday was more than likely chock-full of excitement and activity and food and celebrating and maybe even some repeated viewings of A Christmas Story (which, by the way, our eight year-old watched for the first time and loved). But this morning I woke up thinking about a song that sweet Paige Greene mentioned to … [Read more...]

Our worship leader sang this song at church last Sunday and it's been with me ever since. Not to sound like Linus, but this? Is what Christmas is all about. … [Read more...]

I can't remember a time in my life when I didn't know the words to "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus." We sang it every single Christmas (and several times a season, at that) in the Methodist church where I grew up, and by the time I was a teenager I could sing most of the verses without even looking at my hymnal. And, you know, I thought it was a perfectly nice song. A pretty song. Perfectly … [Read more...]

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Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." - James 1:7 … [Read more...]

This is an older song, but it's been on steady rotation at my house lately and just thought it might speak to all of us today. … [Read more...]

While I won't bore you with all the various and sundry Life Developments that are going on in our little corner of the world right now, I will tell you that the day-to-day stuff at our house has been a smidge overwhelming for the last month or so. It's nothing bad, mind you, but sometimes when I think about everything that needs to get done over the course of an average day (family, work, house, … [Read more...]

Our worship leader at .MOM was the deeply gifted Melissa Greene, and she was FANTASTIC. She led us with such humility and intention, and she has that unique, God-given ability to lead and completely fade away at the same time. She was such a blessing to all of the women who were there. Melissa used to sing in the Christian group Avalon, and Saturday afternoon she led us in a few of the old Avalon … [Read more...]

After a weekend that can only be described as College Football Overload (CFO for short), our little family is spending Labor Day with my parents. They drove over yesterday afternoon, and we've managed to work in some quality time at Steinmart (Mama and me), some quality time at the bookstore (Daddy, D and our little guy) and some quality time with homemade mac and cheese (all of us). And … [Read more...]