Busy is not an Answer

Sometimes boundaries are misunderstood. We think that saying no to things is going to somehow make us look like a bad person. When it comes to our kids, its even worse. We want them to be in everything so they are somehow better equipped to take on the world. My wife and I run a […]

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Slowing Down into the Holidays

This season for me has me focusing in a different direction. I keep coming back to this idea of slowing down into the holidays. I look at my kids and realize that this is the childhood they will remember.  Its not something that’s in the future.  It is now.  With smartphones and social media we […]

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Clothing Optional: A Worship Experience

I grew up in a world that on Sunday you put on your best clothes and went to church. People didn’t ask questions. Your outward appearance said it all. You always looked extra nice on Sundays.  As I got older and became a worship leader, I carried this model with me. If I was on stage, I […]

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The Sound of Your Name

I have released 6 CD’s since I started making music. The Sound of Your Name is number 7. I can tell you that I am the most excited about this project! SOYN has been a CD that I’ve been dreaming up for the last year. It is an acoustic EP with 6 songs on it. […]

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Fueling Creativity

This year Kacee and I decided to get annual passes for Disneyland.  If you haven’t been recently (or at all), they have a new fireworks show to celebrate their 60th anniversary.  At the top of the show there is an audio clip of Walt Disney at opening day.  He said,  “As long as there is […]

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Marriage is a Partnership

When I was in 8th grade I started eyeing this girl. I asked her to go out with me and she proceeded to turn me down.  As devastating as it was, I was determined to not give up.   When we got to 9th grade I asked her out again.  She couldn’t resist my persistence […]

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10 Year Night of Celebration

When I was in college I was asked by some friends to write a song for their wedding.  I told them that I would record it for them.  Little did I know that would be the spark I needed for a career in music.  10 years later I have release 4 projects, led worship around […]

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Life Reminders from Hannah

Presents are wrapped. Plans have been made. Lists have been checked. Menus have been written. Ugly sweaters are ready. Then you are reminded from the prayer of a child that we over complicate life.  That was me yesterday. I use the TimeHop app on my iPhone.  It sends you notifications daily as to what you […]

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A note to the burned out worship leader….

Dear Leader, I first want to say that I know where you are coming from. This isn’t a letter from a book I read, this is real life. Ministry sounds simple and straight forward.  You come in late, you hang with friends, you drink coffee, and you write a set list every week. In all […]

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I am opening for…

I am really excited to be a part of the National Worship Leader Conference in Dallas, TX later this fall.  I had a great time this summer in San Jose, CA.  I taught a couple classes, played a concert during the lunch hour, and sat on a Songwriter’s Panel with Jeremy Armstrong from Worship Leader […]

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