2 Down, 1 to Go

Earlier this month, I decided I need to start writing songs. I challenged myself to write 3 worship songs, music and lyrics by the end of the month. Well, with only a little time left, I have written 2 full worship songs, both of which I am very excited about. One is called “Everlasting” and the other “In All the Earth.”

If anyone has any ideas, general themes or concepts, for another song, I would love to hear it. Im especially interested in words you do not hear often in corporate worship songs that have powerfel meanings, i.e. Yahweh, Messiah, Rescuer, etc.

Hopefully, I record a few iMovies soon of the songs and post them on my facebook. Thanks everyone!

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(No I did not use this book, its just a good illustration)

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2 Down, 1 to Go

Earlier this month, I decided I need to start writing songs. I challenged myself to write 3 worship songs, music and lyrics by the end of the month. Well, with only a little time left, I have written 2 full worship songs, both of which I am very excited about. One is called “Everlasting” and the other “In All the Earth.”

If anyone has any ideas, general themes or concepts, for another song, I would love to hear it. Im especially interested in words you do not hear often in corporate worship songs that have powerfel meanings, i.e. Yahweh, Messiah, Rescuer, etc.

Hopefully, I record a few iMovies soon of the songs and post them on my facebook. Thanks everyone!

(No I did not use this book, its just a good illustration)

Free Disneyland Ticket

A friend shared this with me today, so I thought I would post it for those predestined folk who read this blog. It looks like you get a free Disneyland ticket on your birthday in 2009 if you register with the site. I think its definetly worth it, especially if you already have an annual pass. Click on the picture below to go to the site and sign-up. For those of you with kids, you can register them as well as soon as you create an account for yourself. Enjoy!

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Free Disneyland Ticket

A friend shared this with me today, so I thought I would post it for those predestined folk who read this blog. It looks like you get a free Disneyland ticket on your birthday in 2009 if you register with the site. I think its definetly worth it, especially if you already have an annual pass. Click on the picture below to go to the site and sign-up. For those of you with kids, you can register them as well as soon as you create an account for yourself. Enjoy!

Wonder and Awe

Recently, I read the creation story in Genesis 1. I have read it and heard it more then a hundred times I am sure, but this time I stum

bled upon a great image. For one moment, let us put science and literature aside and wonder at this statement:

God saw the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.

As I heard this and then continued to read it over and over, I began to imagine what this might have been like. To imagine that at this moment, both the Sun and the Earth had been brought into existence. We know there must have been sun because of there was light, and earlier we read about the earth which was formless and void.

This is now my favorite part of the imagery. “God separated the light from the darkness.” Technically, this has to mean that the earth had to start spinning and orbiting the sun. Can you imagine, God spoke and the beginnings of the solar system began to move?!? Imagine what a child would think if they heard this. Their first instinct would not be to argue whether the creation story was a myth, poem, or maybe a knock-off of a creation story from an earlier time. Their first instinct would be to wonder. To wonder what that would actually look like. To hear the planets begin to move for the first time like turning the key to the biggest motor you had ever seen in your life would be jaw dropping.

I want to wonder more often…

Wonder and Awe

Recently, I read the creation story in Genesis 1. I have read it and heard it more then a hundred times I am sure, but this time I stum

bled upon a great image. For one moment, let us put science and literature aside and wonder at this statement:

God saw the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.

As I heard this and then continued to read it over and over, I began to imagine what this might have been like. To imagine that at this moment, both the Sun and the Earth had been brought into existence. We know there must have been sun because of there was light, and earlier we read about the earth which was formless and void.

This is now my favorite part of the imagery. “God separated the light from the darkness.” Technically, this has to mean that the earth had to start spinning and orbiting the sun. Can you imagine, God spoke and the beginnings of the solar system began to move?!? Imagine what a child would think if they heard this. Their first instinct would not be to argue whether the creation story was a myth, poem, or maybe a knock-off of a creation story from an earlier time. Their first instinct would be to wonder. To wonder what that would actually look like. To hear the planets begin to move for the first time like turning the key to the biggest motor you had ever seen in your life would be jaw dropping.

I want to wonder more often…

mac vs. pc’s number is up…

A couple months ago, I read an article about Microsoft donating about $350 million dollars to a company called Crispin. By donating, I mean they paid them to revamp their entire marketing strategy because of the expense ($550 million) failed Vista campaign. This ad agency is know for its “Big King” Burger King invention as well as the edgy “Truth” campaign against big tobacco.

The agency went to the extreme of having all its designers move from Mac’s to Pc’s so that it could get the full experience. They needed to know what it was that was attractive about the system, what they could sell.

I believe this is the second commercial in the campaign, the first being the Jerry Seinfeld (which was not so good but definetly a step in the right direction). After this, I would not be surprised to see Apple do something a little different with their campaigning. My guess is that they move into highlighting the strengths of their platform, the types of people that use Macs, and focus more on the “Why a mac” question.

I love Macs and thats what I use, but I dont have any vendetta to uphold against PC’s, so here is a link to the new commercial.

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