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A Morning Prayer

June 3, 2015 — Leave a comment

Today is my 35th birthday! Wow.

There are many thoughts I have with each passing birthday. Some about how fast time flies. Some about the number of grey hairs I’ve acquired as of late. Mostly about the number of blessings I daily find myself surrounded by.

Some will inevitable ask, “do you feel older”, “do you feel different”, “do you feel wiser”. My reply is this.

I feel thankful. I feel expectant.

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I don’t care how old you are, how young you are, how extroverted you are, or how introverted you are; everyone wants to know that what they do in life matters. Inside every one of us is a deep sense that we were made to make a difference on this planet.

We want to make an impact. We want to make a change.

In my experience as a child, I remember hearing these ideas all the time from Disney movies to after school specials that I could make a difference. Michael Jackson was telling us all, we needed to “make that change”. The movie “The Sandlot” (one of the greatest movies of all time) lit a fire into many a kid that they could be a “legend”! However, a few years later I would find myself working in a hot distribution plant, placing labels on boxes, and boxes on a conveyor belt, and thinking, “this wasn’t exactly what I had in mind”. This job certainly didn’t feel legendary and my warehouse manager didn’t look anything like Wendy Peffercorn!

I began to understand during that time in my life that “making a change” may look a little different in “real life”. Continue Reading…

The Fall Album Art

I am excited to announce the release of “The Fall – EP”!!!

For those of you who are just tuning in, “The Fall – EP” is part 2 of a two EP worship project titled “The Rise & The Fall”. On January 1, 2014 (our anniversary) my wife and I took a HUGE leap and launched a Kickstarter campaign that would fund this worship project and with the prayers and backing of over 250 amazing people we exceeded our goal and have been able to go on the most incredible journey to bring these songs to you. 

“The Fall – EP” particularly comes from a very deep place in Kelley and I. The song “Hold Me Still” was the very first song we wrote after our precious daughter Aria Joy went to be with the Lord. “All of You” was such a personal reminder of ALL that Christ had given us in the midst of what felt like the greatest loss we’d ever experienced. “Burn Afresh” is a declaration and a prayer boasting in the relentless love of God and requesting that we be compelled by that love, especially on the days when we don’t “feel” like it. “Lay it Down” is an anthem of surrender and trusting God beyond what we can understand or control. This EP also features a spoken word piece written by Kelley that may easily be one of the best messages I’ve heard when it comes to grief and suffering. I believe this EP is full of honest confessions and hope-filled declarations that every believer can connect to in the various places of life. Continue Reading…

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Three years ago, when I started writing the song “We Cry Holy”, I was deeply moved by the “call of Isaiah” found in Isaiah 6:1-8. This amazing encounter with God forever changed Isaiah in person and purpose. I wanted to write a song that would cause people to be in awe of a Holy King, be changed by a redeeming Savior, and be commissioned by the Risen Lord.

I had written the chorus, verse 1, and a bridge at first. It worked and definitely had some cool moments, but I did not feel like it was complete. After I would play it, Kelley and I would often look at each other and think, “it’s not quite finished”. Continue Reading…

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 “The Rise” & “The Fall” Kickstarter campaign was incredible!!! We’ve had so many people show love on Facebook and Twitter. That has resulted in almost 300 people backing this project!!!

Without amazing backers who support this project, it doesn’t happen.

Each and every one of you are helping us bring songs of healing, hope, redemption, and resurrection power to all who would hear! Please continue to get the word out as we look to reach the $40,000 goal.

To ALL of our backers we say…THANK YOU…THANK YOU…THANK YOU!!!

To all who would read this and want to join this UH-MAZING TEAM in bringing “The Rise” & “The Fall” to life —–>>> CLICK HERE!!!

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July 25, 2013 — 2 Comments



For the last several months I’ve been a part of an amazing team dreaming, planning, and executing Every Nation’s World Conference, themed GO! After many meetings, conference calls, songs selections, and more song selections, it’s finally GO time! The GO Conference marks the ceremonial 20th anniversary celebration of Every Nation Ministries.  An EN World Con only comes around every 3 years, but when it does there is nothing quite like it!

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Brotherly LOVE

March 1, 2013 — Leave a comment

Had to put on my big brother hat and show some love to my little bro Judah. He recently started singing on the praise team at Heartland Church in Indianapolis, IN. By the musical direction of Joel Lopez, some of the worship team recorded their own mash-up of Ne-Yo’s “Let Me Love You” and Justin Beiber’s “As Long As You Love Me” as a means of connecting with people outside the walls of the church. 

My brother is the red headed light skinned legend (LSL) with the buttery smooth vocal on the chorus and 2nd verse. He is one of the 6 amazing siblings I’ve been blessed with.

Here is the video…enjoy.

Produced and Arranged by: Joel Lopez, Worship Director at Heartland Church

Featuring: Jordan Applegate, Judah Owens, Mesie Augustine, and fellow LSL brother Jonathan Tapp on vocals; Jacob Brown on guitar; Joel Lopez on keys.