“Only Hope” Switchfoot cover

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As I’m learning how to use this Mac, it’s been really fun to work on new videos and recordings! Here is the video for my recent video covering Switchfoot’s “Only Hope” (not Mandy Moore, Jon Foreman from Switchfoot wrote the song!).  Thanks to Gail Burnett for providing her talents on cello!  Any ideas for more covers?  

Work and rest: What God’s Word says and how society responds (Part 2 of ?)

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“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” – Mark 2:27 ________________________________________________________________________ I’m not sure who this post will be most helpful for: workaholics who have a hard time resting, or “rest-aholics” who don’t work enough or even know how to really rest. Either way, I hope this can encourage you in some way. The purpose of this post is not to dive in to whether the Sabbath is really on Saturday, Sunday, or whatever day you think it should be (that would be a much longer discussion and one in which I’m probably not qualified to lead). […]

Work and rest: What God’s Word says and how society responds (Part 1 of ?)

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(First of all, I do not expect nor intend this to be an all encompassing, comprehensive review on what Scripture says about work, but will do my best to cover some highlights and direct you to further reading if you are interested. Furthermore, I will submit and let Scripture do most of the talking.) What is work? I think it’s important to start by taking a look at how work was intended to be. This brings us to the very beginning of Scripture in the book of Genesis. Believe it or not, humans were meant to work. In its original […]

Do what you love… no, really!

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Do what you love… no, really! So about 6 months ago I read a book called “Quitter” by Jon Acuff.  And soon after reading it, I quit my well paying, secure, full time job as an accountant. … Yes, that’s actually a true story.  But it’s not what you think.  B didn’t happen as a direct effect of A, but they more so happened to occur in the same relative time frame of my life.  However, I have to admit that the book did help me organize my thoughts, plans, and course of action to get from where I was […]

“River Street”, Mousertime, and Thrilla Voutila

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Just a quick “re blog” here with my friends John Mouser and Rob Voutila.  Mouser has this great site (Mousertime) where he interviews tons of artists all the time (Relient K, Matthew Mayfield, Reese Roper, Patrick Stump, Emery, and many many more).  Seriously, I don’t know how he gets hooked up with some of these world famous artists, but he does a great job with it! Just saw today that he did a video and interview with my buddy, Rob.  Rob and I have done lots of music together in the past (click here for videos) so I’m really excited […]

The Supremacy of Music

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So my mom sent me a box of some old keepsakes the other day and I found this poem that I wrote in my high school Lit class. I think it’s evident that I was probably attempting to sound smarter than I was/am and use a higher level of vocabulary than I knew/know. Nevertheless, it seemed worth posting, if for no other value than entertainment. Having completely forgotten about this poem, I’m pretty excited to have come across it! Anyway, here it is below in italics to add to the ambiance (pronounced ahh-mmm-be-ahhnce and in a British accent): “The Supremacy […]