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My buddy Rich K is giving away passes to a worship conference. I’d love to win :)

Here is what his site says:

“I am so happy to announce that I will be teaching a workshop and attending the Training Conference, April 12-14 in Lenexa, KS.

In 1999 I remember attending as a younger worship leader one of their training events and over the past several years I have enjoyed getting to know some of the people at this company. Wholeheartedly I can say these people love the local church and this event is designed to equip worship leaders at churches of any size. Even their cost is reasonable.

Some of the worship leaders there include: Leeland, Brenton Brown, Matt Maher, Christy Nockels, Phil Wickham and Audrey Assad.

So, I would love to see you there at the conference and meet you! In fact, I am going to be giving away free passes. With THIS post, I will give away 2 FREE PASSES for YOU AND A GUEST!

Instructions: You get one point to a drawing for doing each of the following.

comment on this post and say “I want the 2 passes for me and a friend!” [1 point – mandatory]
Facebook status: link back to this post! [1 point]
Twitter: RT or tweet linking back to this post [1 point]
So, you get three chances to win if you do all three! I will draw the winners on Monday night!

*BONUS: 2 more points to repeat this post on your own blog if you have one!”

I was talking to my buddy Conner the other day about “blogging”. We both agreed that blogging has changed. It used to be, at least for us, about community AND about getting things off your chest. Then came Facebook and Twitter. Two sites that hold a dear place in my heart and I will be the first to tell people to jump on board, but they changed things.

Twitter and facebook seemed to have killed blogging for the guys like us. All the community is on those sites now. If you are a “big” blogger then you still have community on your blog, but for guys like us with only a few hundred followers and tiny lurkers (i don’t mean they are midgets) we don’t.

If you are not a lurker and are a blogger what are your thoughts on blogging these days? Has it changed for you?

So now what? Well first off I have always used my blog as a place to rattle off the great things God is doing in my life so I will try to get better at being as frequent as I used to be because I miss writing. Where else to go? I have no flippin clue. Ha ha..

All I can say is this blog has been up for almost 4 years and almost 300k visits and I still love it.

If this is your first time here please:


Don’t call it a comeback
I been here for years
Rockin my peers and puttin suckas in fear
Makin the tears rain down like a MON-soon
Listen to the bass go BOOM
Explosion, overpowerin
Over the competition, I’m towerin
Wreckin shop, when I drop these lyrics that’ll make you call the cops
Don’t you dare stare, you betta move
Don’t ever compare
Me to the rest that’ll all get sliced and diced
Competition’s payin the price

About a year ago I found myself in this wierd state of mentality. Blogging wasn’t making sense, life wasn’t making sense and God sure as heck wasn’t making sense. I went on a “mancation” to attempt to sort through all of that.

Recently I have noticed that a year later I still have a ton to sort through.

Bear with me the next few days while I unpack that online.

I think God is doing something huge here and I want my internet family to be a part of it. So stay with me.

So in case you haven’t noticed I have been kinda MIA from the site for a few weeks.

It has been almost a forced time of refocus. I did not plan on getting to busy to even blog. Something I really haven’t done before.

But I did kinda just put it out of reach for a few weeks.

God has been doing some things in our church. We have replanted ourselves. We moved and we are having a grand opening in 3 weeks. This has made me quite busy.

I am revamping my design site and attempting to be able to refocus on getting more work.

Last week my wife and I were pretty concerned about money and praying about it. My mens group was praying as well and I got a call out of the blue with 2 design jobs. God is Good. Why do we always forget that?

Last sunday I drove to CT to lead worship and teach at a church. Yes I said teach. This was really out of  my comfort zone to be the sunday AM preacher. I spoke on being a dangerous Christian and it was a fantastic morning. God is continually taking me into areas that I’m not comfortable with so I can see Him move.

My wife and I have had some scary things come up with the new baby due in Sept. Everything “seems” good, but there are no guarantees. I can’t really go into that on the blog, but we really could use your prayer for faith, patience, and peace.

My youth ministry in the church is in a scary spot. The kids here are reading the word and coming to events but they are not ingesting the word and showing fruit of it. This has been very discouraging and while I know to leave these things in God’s hands I am human. I want to see these kids really have the presence of God in thier lives.

I want to join up with the “our creative community” crew, but some reason I haven’t. Why haven’t I? Fear, lazy. what the heck.

I need to get in shape
I need to be a better husband
I need to be a better father
I need to be seeking God more
I need to write more music
I need to finish the 3 childrensbooks I started
I need to finish the coffee table book
I need to….

It’s seems there is so much flying in my brain that I am asking God to declutter. Not trim down the creative but help me get a handle on managing the unmanagable.

So with that said..Im back on the blog. I am excited about THE JOINT reviews. I am stoked beyond belief with my friends on the internet who pray for me when I need it (and if your a blog friend hater…shut up!)

I heard it again this week. people online are not being real…That’s a cop out. There are people online who are and some who are not. But I can say the same for those I meet in real life.

God has been faithful with me and my family and I am praying for the reassurance of that all the time. This blog is just a reminder of how much God works in me and around me.

Cya guys on the next post….