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and i will open up my heart and let the hero let me sing

OK – I did a quick blog about Eli schooling me in coco-nutty bowling…now it’s time for a blog about Eden’s coolness.


Eden was singing “I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever” today. We are always laughing at how our kids will learn songs really quick, but they don’t always hear the words correctly. But they usually make up something that’s pretty close – and funny too.

Here are the correct lyrics for the chorus:
Over the mountains and the sea, Your River runs with love for me
And I will open up my heart and let the healer set me free

Here is Eden’s interpretation:
And I will open up my heart and let the hero let me sing.

I like Eden’s version. Kids are smart. Smarter than we think.


Consuming worship interview – part 2


Jeff over at Consuming Worship

interviewed me as part of his Worship Leader Wednesday interview posts.   He posted the second part of the interview today.  I had a lot of fun with the questions – I got a little fired up on the homeless lunch question…

Part 1

Part 2

Interview at Consuming Worship –

Jeff over at Consuming Worship


interviewed me as part of his Worship Leader Wednesday interview posts. Today is part one of the interview. Jeff had some great questions about worship leading. Go check it out and leave a comment on the interview! You can read the interview here.

songs you should own #3 – God of This City from new Passion CD

I’ll be serving at the Passion Regional event in DC at the end of February. Thanks Lib, for encouraging me to go. I love you.

“God of This City” is Passion’s new album that was released on Feb. 5th. I think the album is great, but the title track “God of This City” is really amazing. The song has a fresh flavor musically and the lyrics are also unique.

I think the song will help people @ HBC verbalize that God is calling us to be part of the greater things he still wants to do. The chorus of the songs says…

Greater things have yet to come and greater things are still to be done here.

That statement is so true! When I sing that line, I’m praising God for what he will do, but I’m also calling myself to be part of it. I believe that greater things are still to be done here in Hockessin/Wilmington, Delaware.

Click below to go launch the ecard, where you can hear a sample of the song.

Rick just told me he would like us to teach this song @ HBC during the “Jesus of Suburbia” series that starts this Sunday. I’m pumped to worship with this song @ HBC.

You can buy the song here:
Chris Tomlin - Passion: God of This City - God of This City

media clips of HBC worship

I put a few movie clips of HBC worship under the media tab at the top.  The first clip is from our Jan 2008 men’s conference.  That was fun.

grace is always a surprise

I was reading a devotional this morning by Stormie Omartian. He (I mean SHE – thanks Char!)  said this about Grace…

Grace is always a surprise. You think it’s not going to happen, and it does.

I like her description of grace. It reminded me that even though I may not realize God’s grace on any given morning, it’s there – ready to surprise me. I’m thankful for the grace God has extended to me today, amazing.

It’s really windy today.

is technology helping the church?

Is technology a killer? Is it killing the church? Or is it killing true worship?

Especially when it comes to worship, I wonder if technology (overall) is helping people connect with God on a fuller spectrum? I wonder what God’s take is on all the things we’re adding to worship?

Below is a link to the opening of one of the Hillsong Conferences.

I love the song Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve. And I love the song Amazing Grace. And I love the chorus Chris Tomlin added – My Chains Are Gone But I never expected to hear the 3 songs merged together. That’s how the 2007 Hillsong conference started.

If you have nothing to do for the next 12 minutes, watch this version of Amazing Grace. I’m sure John Newton never imagined this. It’ll at least make you think. About 11 minutes into the video Chris Tomlin shows up, with his humble redeeming smile. I love that guy. I love the look in Chris’s eyes towards the end of the clip. It’s like he doesn’t know quite what to think. It’s like he’s thinking, “What am I doing here?”…which he probably was.

Hillsong Conference 2007 Opening
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I found this here.

Is technology killing the church? I don’t think it’s killing the church, in fact I think overall it’s helping. But when it comes to worship – sometimes simple is better.

author – Terry Foester

I'm a family man at heart. I admit my world revolves around my wife Libby and our 3 hooligans...Eli, Eden and Silas. They are easy to love. I'm trying to learn to love the rest of you. I also like to ask questions.

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