A Day in the Life

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  • 11:23 working off of a "spare" laptop… and by that I mean one that is less broken than mine that no one else would use anymore… #
  • 15:51 thinking about making some major changes… just how far away from the shore am I willing to go? #
  • 16:31 the older I get the less interested I am in foods with "mystery" flavors…. No, I do not want to guess the secret flavor… #
  • 17:53 why does every trip to Walmart Customer Service end with a manager involved?… At least it wasn’t security… #
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Essential Relationships for Worship Leaders – Intro

Leading worship is, above everything else, an exercise in relationship.  And as much as it is about the connections between God and man, it is as much about the people who are all lifting voices together.  To lead effectively is to navigate all of the different relational dynamics.  Regardless of your natural skill, each of these relationships has a way of coloring your corporate time of worship.

The Bible is very specific about how our interpersonal interactions affect our worship.   Ephesians 5:19 says we are to speak psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs one to another.  Matthew 5 tells us that if we are worshipping and we remember that a brother has an issue with us, we should stop and go make it right. 

It becomes apparent that God is not intending for us to focus on Him only, but that corporate worship should be about building the body of believers who are gathering.

Over the next few posts, I want to take a look at some of these essential relationships, including pitfalls to avoid and ways to strengthen. 

So, before you go into your next rehearsal or lead your next service, who do you need to go to and put things right?  Have fun!

A Day in the Life

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  • 08:28 I think the motherboard on my laptop is toast… the last 2 years have been 2 failed hard drives, 1 failed power supply & cord, now this.. #
  • 09:32 any Gateway reps wanna rebuild my faith in their product? 2 years and now my fifth hardware issue… #
  • 10:35 Dropping off bride and headed to gym with the kids… #
  • 15:29 Sitting in the car because my wife is embarassed to be seen with me… Wearing total relaxation gear – grubby t-shirt and sweatpants… #
  • 20:19 Blues Traveler on Austin City Limits… LOVE it! #
  • 20:33 was ready to blame my lack of responses of Twitter… turns out I just don’t have anyone replying to me… #

A Day in the Life

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  • 08:14 Trying to motivate myself into keeping up my routine even though I am on a long weekend… do holiday calories count the same as regular? #
  • 12:31 Surprised kids with Wall-E and on our way to lunch… Thinking good thoughts about my long weekend… #
  • 12:59 Lunch @ Jason’s Deli… Love the salad bar… Kids love the free ice cream… #
  • 14:10 All set for a quiet afternoon at home… Yay! #
  • 16:18 Wii Tennis tournament… Bride is kicking my butt… #
  • 19:54 Hummus and pita chips for dinner… #

A Day in the Life

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  • 14:07 putting playlists together and pondering possibilities… The office is VERY quiet.. I think the day off started early for some people…. #
  • 17:08 Really looking forward to hitting the gym tonight… #
  • 18:46 Gym is packed and storm is coming… Gym will have to wait until tomorrow… #

My TV has been “Born Again”…

For all of my interest in all things web 2.0 and tech in general, I am decidedly low tech in the “home entertainment” arena.  Though not necessarily providing the best picture, the old rabbit ears have served their purpose.  Although watching LOST through the intermittent snow was entirely disappointing…

I recently received our coupons (yay, $40 off! Get yours here…) and headed to WalMart, picked up the new converter boxes, and installed them.

Just that easily, we more than doubled the number of channels we received. Channels that had been there all the time. But channels that I couldn’t have received.

We’re enjoying being on the other side now. Pictures are clearer. Options are better.

Have you made the jump yet?

A Day in the Life

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  • 08:54 15 minutes on the treadmill and worked abs and back… #
  • 08:55 morning soundtrack – Robby Seay Band – Give Yourself Away… I LOVE New Day!! #
  • 11:10 Headed to an afternoon with the kids… Chick-fil-A, playground, and Matisyahu… #
  • 12:56 Sitting here @ Chick-fil-A… Kids on the playground… All of the moms are in a group yakking away… Thankful for BB #
  • 13:35 watching Pokemon with the kids… lil girl looks like she’s about to nod off… #