Worshipping as a Child.

I was reading in Matthew this morning and came across a little scene that sparked my thoughts.  It’s the well-known passage where the disciples keep some children from coming to Jesus, and Jesus corrects them. Here’s the passage, Luke 19:13-14. “Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray […]

The Connection Between Gratitude and Worship

There are some things my parents used to say to me that I never thought I’d ever say.  But things have changed.  Now that I have a 4 1/2 year old and 3 year old running around the house, I’m starting to sound a bit like a broken record (or perhaps a sampled drum loop, […]

Declare Your Creed-In-Process.

I was reflecting on Matthew 16:15 as a part of my personal worship a few days ago. This is the moment where Jesus asks his disciples who they really think he is.  They tossed around the latest news – some people thought Jesus was John the Baptist back from the dead.  Others thought that perhaps he was […]

Write Your Own Psalm

Note: There is an updated version of this post here: Try This: Write A Psalm Christians know, of course, that the Bible is meant to occupy a central role in our lives and worship.  Many of us grew up with some kind of morning devotion or “quiet time” practice and we’ve all heard that we’re supposed […]

Starting Again.

In 1991 I packed everything I owned into the back of my black Chevy S-10 Blazer and drove away from one life and into another.  I was part-way through an interesting and exciting degree in Architecture at the University of Cincinnati, finding my identity as a creative, someone who liked to make things and make […]