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a Father’s heart (music)

This album is 4 1/2 years coming… They are 4 songs for every stage of life – inspired by what I want my 5 sons to know. After some long processing (mostly in my head) but some of it in front of a whiteboard, journaling, Evernote, inviting feedback, and waiting on what the artwork would… Read more »

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lessons in lullabies

  Have you ever listened to lullabies, like “Rock-a-bye Baby” – it’s horrid! The baby falls out of a tree. Or how about “Hush Little Baby” – narcissism! I know you know the classic lullabies, most of us have sung them; but there was a point in my parenting in which I rebelled for the obvious… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 005

Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.      [ One ]  Creativity! How boring life would be without creativity. I’m thankful for music, imaginations of little boys, blanket forts that turn into caves and spaceships, poetry, art, etc…   [ Two ]  My wife’s prayers! Truly an amazing blessing.   [ Three ] Friends that… Read more »

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shake it off + song

It’s almost like clockwork… weekly, monthly maybe even daily… a weight on our shoulders subtly finds a home there – we start to believe that it is our responsibility to carry it…   Some of us may find it easier to shake off the weight than others, but I truly believe we all accumulate weight on our… Read more »

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Songwriting Collaborative : John 15

In the last few weeks there have been a number of people send me songs and mention that they are writing songs – This is SO COOL. All this has stirred in me the desire to write more…. too so here is a test. Maybe we can do this more often if there is a… Read more »

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Favorite songs this week

There are certain songs, when you listen to them… you just can’t “get enough” of … here are mine this week. Please share yours too Robbie Reider – “More than Ever” – on iTunes – @vineyardmusic Brian Wahl – “Always” : on NoiseTrade – @brian_wahl Lara Hackett – “Lowest Place” on iTunes or Forrunner Oaks Worship… Read more »

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Juggling Balloons – Part 2

  In Part 1 – a question was posed: “are there any balloons that God might just pop eventually to get your focus off them?” There was a moment the other day when I was overwhelmed by balloons in the house… granted it was my own fault for blowing them all up — FYI: a two-year-old and four-year-old can’t blow… Read more »

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24 hour song writing challenge

This was all on twitter and facebook earlier – figured I’d post them here too – here are the 24 hour song writing challenge results. All quite fun… I laughed pretty hard when I read the content in the “( )” of the title of mikekrez’s song… classic Mike.  *disclaimer: what I “liked” at first… Read more »

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Oaks Worship | Lift Up the Light (Live)

It is always intriguing to hear live [new] versions of old songs – while that holds true on Oaks Worship‘s new album “Lift Up the Light” (on iTunes today!)… there are some absolutely amazing new songs that I believe have poured from the heart of God to this album, to my ears and to The Church; who… Read more »

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Great Songs and Lyrics – Vol 1

Many of us love music.  I believe we all listen to music and ‘pass over’ the lyrics too often… I’ve recently been burdened with sharing some of the lyrics that have struck me as ‘profound’ during my listening through out the week.  Well, I have been finding more and more that are in that category. So,… Read more »