A new Christmas book of 20 readings for devotionals and poems which can be used as worship readings, personal devotionals, and even sermons. The story of Jesus rings true as a divine romp, full of messiness, wedding wine, feasting, sweat, blood, betrayal, passion, resurrection and reckless, inexplicable grace. God doesn’t sanitize the details because grace more »
Just West of Bethlehem
Shepherds from the West! This works well as a dramatic vignette or a simple reader’s theater piece. Fun to perform with the country accent of your region. Cast: Josiah, Henry, Jake, Angel Gabriel Josiah: And before I knew it, that wolf done snuck up behind me and started carryin’ the sheep off by the scruff of the more »
Song Introduction to “Away in a Manger”
The Cradle and the Cross
Worship leaders start early with some creative tools to enhance your Christmas worship. Here is a simple reading that contrasts the Christ’s Birth and Crucifixion. Works great as an introduction to a song. Reader #1: Mankind had wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, Reader #2: And now they stripped him. Reader #3: Wise men had sought Him, to worship more »
This is the perfect picture for this year!
I saw the lines on my face and realized that i am no less than halfway home. the hard, brilliantly woven road continues. strewn with elation, wonder and tears. destination sure. sweet land that bears no night. arrival time unknown.
Today is for tomorrow
We are recording our first interview/workshop in the new studio. I’m excited for all that is ahead. Dr. Waylon Bailey (pictured) will be presenting some teaching from Deuteronomy. I should be sleeping but I’m still up…. The first test went well. Now for the grading and recording of grades. I tried in vain to help more »
Starting another week
Darlene is now on the road back to Tennessee. I’m about to go to bed. Looking forward to returning to work tomorrow to get ready for annual meeting. I’ll be going to FBC Ponchatoula, LA Saturday which will make for a long stretch without time off. But overall I feel like I’l going to be more »
Minister’s Wives Conference
It’s been a good weekend at the LBC Minister’s wives conference. Karen Alexander-Doyel did a great job keynoting. Darlene shared a testimony, We did Anniversary to Remember and Messages. We’ve got to get some rest and then head to Winfield for tomorrow’s worship. I have tomorrow night off. So relieved things are going well right more »
Song of Everything
Movement 1 Small and deep from Ocean’s breeze The beast and birds, grass and trees God’s great creation- verse libre’ The divine grace, and soul commision The lonesome wish for one decision The burning of the wasteland Sinks to shores of tumultuous consequence And in the storms, slicing through the soul Fear, love, wounds, doubt more »