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New Collection of Songs 

New Music! 
It's been a long time coming.  I've been writing this new collection, "Zion's Chapel" ,over the past few years.  The focus of it has been the church, and more specifically the church I know, which is the church in America.  My fervent prayer is that God will use this for His glory in the church Jesus died for.  We so badly need to humble ourselves before Him, to renew our commitment to Him, to walk and love and obedience to Him, to daily take up our cross and follow Him.  And trust me, I know because it is the conviction of the Holy Spirit who has pointed out my sin and thereby inspired these songs.  Anything convicting in these songs has convicted me first! 

The songs are available to listen to or download.  There's a field called "Your Price".  Feel free to enter 0.00 there if you want to download it free.  If you'd like to support what we're doing and help cover costs of the website, recording, making and mailing the free CD, feel free to do so there as well.  Either way we hope God will work in these songs to advance His kingdom in the hearts of all who hear.  

 

(I don't know about you) But I'm Feeling 62! (Pt 2: TECHNOLOGY and HUMILITY) 

It always startles me when I search YouTube for some help with something tech related, when a voice is coming out of my speakers that sounds about 10 years old!  Yikes!!!  These little kids know more than I ever will about this stuff.  But I am grateful for every one of them, especially when I'm wrestling my recording software (ProTools) and one of them (or their 20 something counterpart) has the answer to my problem.  Humility is a good thing when you're 62.

Just this morning, I was transferring some large files to a young guy who is working on a gospel project I am doing.  I shut my eyes and imagined the music flying through the air, wireless, up to some server in the sky and then flying back down into his studio over a thousand miles away.  Totally awesome!!!

I know I am waaaaaaay slower than most but I am determined because giving up is not an option. I hear the ticking of the clock (yes we have a wind-up one that chimes, very low tech!).  It is saying, "make-the-most-of-ev-ery-mi-nute."  Here is what helps me:
  • Be patient.  It's a cinch by the inch but hard by the yard.  Keep plugging away.  Sleep on a problem and try again the next morning.
  • Seek.  Look for help under every rock.  Google your question--that is the best search method I have found
  • Have faith.  I pray, usually after I have pulled some hair out.  It would be better to pray first!
  • Remember why.  Why are you doing this?  Technology is a means to an end, not the end itself
  • Find a community.  I've found some online friends who are doing much the same thing I am.  Big help!  And while I'm on that subject, please leave any tidbits that help you with technology in the comments!
Bottom line: we either approach technology with the humility of children or we fight it and deprive ourselves of the amazing things we can do because of it.

 

Valentines Day Love Song for Grandparents! 



There is a special beauty in sunsets when they are the sign that the day is coming to a close and it's been a good day.  The sunrise is beautiful too, rich with promise.  They resemble each other, yet they are separated by time.  Imagine if sunset met sunrise, and that's the feeling of being a grandparent!  

I wrote this song after holding our grandson Jackson for the first time, and I've felt it ever since:  with Robert, Sadie and Jonathan. (See Jackson holding baby Jonathan, above). If you are a grandparent it is my prayer that it will bless you with the overwhelming goodness of God in allowing you to see your children's children!

You can hear it on the music page, here