We’ve Lost Our Simplicity

We’ve Lost Our Simplicity

If you read some of my posts you may know that every morning I read a few chapters of my Bible and I have been doing this for a number of years.  I’ve read it cover to cover a number of times.  Sometimes I read it in order from page 1 to the end and sometimes I skip around from book to book.

The other day while reading my Bible I got to thinking about how big of a role God played in people’s lives when these books were written and then as the years go by (thousands of them) God has a smaller and smaller role.

I think about the book of Psalms.   The whole book is King David talking to God either through poetry or songs. Continue reading

Advertising Your Spirituality

Advertising Your Spirituality

You see a lot of people who claim to be very “spiritual” people.  Most of these people like to advertise just how “spiritual” they are.

Spirituality isn’t painted on the side of a van, bus, trailer, car or house.

Spirituality is painted in your heart.  It’s painted there for you and God to see and that’s all that matters.

Read Matthew 6:1-18 Continue reading

The Modern Day Shrine For Household Gods

The Modern Day Shrine For Household Gods

In my previous post I quoted Zechariah Chapter 10 Verse 2.  I wrote about the household gods of today.  The ones, who as Zechariah put it, utter nonsense, see lies, tell false dreams and give empty consolation.

The primary slant of that post was about those who directly prey upon the spirituality of people, the televangelists and spiritual mediums.

The more I thought about that post the more I wanted to also write about the secular household gods.  Those that subtly but efficiently prey upon your spirituality.

The household gods come from all angles and subjects.  They come in many different forms. Continue reading

Because It Feels Good

Because It Feels Good

I’ve written a couple of posts about my singing.  It seems like a little thing especially since I’m not a singer and not looking to add it to my resume.  But if you knew how reserved I am about singing, how I won’t open my mouth to sing in church even though my voice would be lost with the other parishioners or how I won’t sing for my wife and kids.  If you knew all that you would understand what a big step it was for me to record myself singing and then let others listen to it.

I have to do it if I want to convey my song ideas to others.  It’s the best way I know to create a melody.

When I first tried coming up with melodies I struggled.  I thought for the melody to be ‘catchy’ or interesting it had to be all over the scale, up and down.  For me to sing like that was impossible, so I just refrained from it and figured I’d let someone else come up with the melody.  I would just lay down the groove and structure of the song. Continue reading