I Remember…

September 11, 2007 — 3 Comments

I am not from the world war generations or pearl harbor. I am not from the kennedy generation or remember much about nixon. But I do remember 9/11.

I was in St. louis working at a retail store. My wife and son were at home and all of a sudden a customer comes in and tells us a plane hit the tower. I was floored. This didn’t even register. then the next tower…then….

Even to this day it is wild to think that something like this happened. I am from NY and have friends and family there. some could have died and some literally just missed.

I don’t understand peoples motives to do such and thing and I pray for healing in the hearts of the extremists.

Thank God He is in control.

Let us never forget this day, the lives lost, and the heroes made.

I know you all have been waiting with baited breath…some of you may have canceled weekend plans or postponed dates…I am going to try something new with the set list and Text-fessional so bear with me a day.

Here we go….woooooooo

1. Calvary Chapel Jupiter – I’m really liking this CD and trying to listen enough that this one becomes one I don’t need the lyrics for

2. Paul Baloche – God Saves (I got a hold of a pre-release…uh wow…its awesome…kinda how I felt with matt redmans last CD. It was not something I expected sound wise)

3. Michael Neale – No Greater Audience (yeah I know it’s been in my top for a month now….there is probably a good reason though.)

2. Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker (listening to some of my faves this week….this CD is brilliant)

1. Tori Amos – Under the Pink (nuff said…one of the best Cd’s of all time)

How bout you all…whats your top 5?

Blended Worship Conference?

September 4, 2007 — 13 Comments

There is a little buzz in the CECWorship camp and I wanted to pose this question to everybody who reads this. In the CEC (my denomination) we are working on a worship conference for next year. One idea is to make it similar to Integrity with the way the sponsor seminars4worship. This would make the conference not just for one denomination but open to all.
It would be a blended worship conference. Seminars would include: guitar, bass, vocals, keys, drums, misc instruments, digital techniques, Innovative slide/presentation design, Web/blog presence, blending hymns with modern, hymns, communion, liturgy, prayers, creeds, and spoken word, choirs, how to have worship without a band, worship flow, sensitivity to the spirit, song writing, and much much more.

Ok so the questions of the day.

Would you go to a Blended Worship Conference in the Northeast in 2008 sposored by the CEC and CECWorship?

What would you like to see at a conference like that?

How does the Fall of 2008 sound?

Technorati goodness

September 4, 2007 — 2 Comments

Alright good news of the day. I finally broke the 100,000 mark. It took forever. Lots of hits but I guess I’m gonna need a ton more link love to break 50,000. Thanks everybody!