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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

It’s Christmas! And the day has been crazy and funny and awkward and beautiful . . . and now, as the sun has set and the stars are coming out, you sit with a cup of cocoa and reflect on … Continue reading

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ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY (from Peace On Earth)

I suppose there’s a reason that I’ve never recorded any non-religious holiday songs; even though I love “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (etc.), I guess I’m mostly drawn to songs that speak to … Continue reading

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BOY LIKE ME, MAN LIKE YOU (from Peace on Earth)

One of my all-time favorite songwriters was Rich Mullins. Although I don’t think Rich intended his song “Boy Like Me, Man Like You” to be a Christmas tune, I think it works perfectly. The song asks the questions that I’d never … Continue reading

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WHAT CHILD IS THIS (from Bethlehem)

After my first solo record “All I Know” took off, I was suddenly faced with the need for a follow up record. I already had arrangements for several Christmas songs and had one original tune written, so a holiday project … Continue reading

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HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING (from Peace on Earth)

I almost didn’t record “Hark The Herald Angels Sing.” It’s been done to death – and worse, my arrangement seemed a little silly. So I considered dropping it from the record. And then, a memory . . . Continue reading

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PUT IT IN REVERSE?

I’m on Facebook – which can sometimes be fun, is often aggravating, but is usually (let’s be honest) just a colossal waste of time. Sometimes, though, I’ll see something really worthwhile in my newsfeed – like the other day when my buddy Chris … Continue reading

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MY LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH FALL

I love fall. The cool temperatures, the autumn colors, the rain (yes, I actually enjoy being outside in the rain). But in truth, I have a love-hate relationship with this time of year. I was in my yard on Friday … Continue reading

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THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS IS … WAIT, WHAT?

While visiting my folks over Thanksgiving, we all went to a Christmas Variety show at a local theater. Singing, dancing, drama, humor – it was a great production and a lot of fun. Near the end they did a Nativity … Continue reading

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DEAD IS DEAD (AND YET…)

A couple of years ago we were visiting some friends who have a lake back behind their house. I haven’t fished since I was a kid, but my boy Josiah was excited about trying to catch something. He actually caught … Continue reading

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DID JESUS DIE FOR A BUILDING?

A friend of mine visited Bulgaria last summer, and while he was there he went to see one of the largest church buildings in the world. He said the cathedral was stunningly beautiful and ornate. The architecture alone was amazing, … Continue reading

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