Worship leaders, pastors, and everyone serving this weekend: know that I’m praying for you! I pray that God will bless you and stretch you and use you to grow His kingdom and expand His family.
As usual, I found lots of great links this week that I wanted to share with you but that didn’t quite fit into a post. When you get a few minutes this weekend, check them out and be encouraged and challenged. Maybe even learn something. 🙂
Remember, these are just excerpts, but I strongly encourage you to click through and read each post in its entirety.
That prompted me to put together a 40-day plan to deeper our daily worship. It’s based on the Greatest Commandment of loving God and others. We are to love Him with our whole heart (spiritually), mind (intellectually), soul (emotionally), and strength (physically), and we are love our neighbors as our ourselves (relationally).
In this video, I’m joined by a very special guest – my son Seth. Seth loves to play guitar but he has a tendency to drop (or throw) the pick into the sound hole of the guitar. I demonstrate my tried and true method of getting those pesky picks out of the guitar (I call it the lift-and-shake), and I also teach Seth about the parts of a guitar.
All I could think about was the ball game, and twenty thousand people or more singing, reciting creeds or pledges, and feeling a sense of unity — even with the opposing team — as they sing about buying “peanuts and Cracker Jack.” It must have been similar more than two and-a-half millennia ago, when the ancient Greeks gathered for the first Olympics, a series of games and rituals designed to give glory to their gods. Rituals are simply what human beings do. They make us feel close to one another and to God. They take away our guilt. They comfort us in times of stress. They remind people of what they believe, and teach them the values of their culture. Regardless of which team we root for, we love the game itself; and we don’t care if we ever go back.
It must have been the same way in the temple.
Ok, by now even your grandma should know that Apple announced the iPad Pro a few days ago. But what does this really mean for iOS musicians? What should we expect in terms of music apps?
We asked these questions to some of the most relevant iOS music apps developers (more coming soon in the next round).