Category Archives: Songwriting

TAKE COURAGE

In addition to my songwriting/recording career, I’m a worship pastor, and each week I pray through dozens of requests that come in to the church. Sometimes I’m just floored by what a truly broken world we live in. I read … Continue reading

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THE "LEAST FAVORITE" CHRISTMAS SONG POLL!

A couple of years ago I posed the question “what is your LEAST favorite Christmas song?” For some reason, that blog post has disappeared from my website, so I figured I should ask again. Here’s the poll – what horrible … Continue reading

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TEN YEARS

Ten years ago, I hung out my shingle as a solo artist (after several great years with my indie band “the nobodys”). 2002 was a big year for me; I released my first solo CD, my son Josiah was born … Continue reading

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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVS (AND WIN A CD OR DVD)

(NOTE: CONTEST ENDED SEPT 4th. THANKS EVERYONE!) Okay people of Earth, I have an assignment for you! Of all the songs I’ve written and recorded, what are your favorites? While it may come across as a little needy, I can’t … Continue reading

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FULL HEART

A few years ago, my wife Julie and I (along with Ben and Jackie, our good friends) moved to Nashville so that Ben and I could pursue a career in songwriting and music ministry. We left our home in the … Continue reading

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REMEMBER MRS. TAYLOR

**NOTE: THIS OFFER EXPIRED ON MAY 31 2012 – but the song is available on iTunes!** In honor of Mother’s Day (this coming Sunday) and Memorial Day (May 28), I’m giving away a free MP3 of my song “Mrs. Taylor” … Continue reading

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WHATEVER MY LOT … IT'S ALL GOOD

I had the privilege of singing at a funeral not long ago. Although I wasn’t really well acquainted with the man or his family, I was fascinated by how those who knew and loved him remembered his life and character. … Continue reading

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EMBARRASSED BY THE CROSS

A few years ago I was the guest at a particular church, leading worship and doing a few of my songs. I sang “Remember” – which is about communion, the bread and the wine. I talked a little about the … Continue reading

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THE "LAME LYRIC CHALLENGE"

What’s your Favorite Lame Lyric? Comment below… Over on my FaceBook music page, I called for lame lyric nominations. I was thinking about poor Rebecca Black (whose song “Friday” is a huge YouTube phenomenon) and how embarrassed she’ll be when … Continue reading

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SONGWRITING IS AN ART…

After sober reflection, I’ve decided that I can live with the rhyme of “I put up with the drama / but now I don’t wanna”… You may have guessed that won’t be a worship song.

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