Lord Willing!

“Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while...

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How Are You Speaking?

How are you speaking? What are you saying? How are you moving? What are you doing? As we approach the end of 2016, what do you find yourself praying and hoping for as we move into a new year? I find it easy to get caught up in the distractions...

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Selah

dictionary.com selah [see-luh, sel-uh] noun an expression occurring frequently in the Psalms, thought to be a liturgical or musical direction, probably a direction by the leader to raise the voice or perhaps an indication of a pause.

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With Thanksgiving

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 As worshipers of Christ, what does this look like in...

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Pursuing Excellence

Rather than giving specific instructions or keys to success, I want to invite you to reflect and prayerfully consider what it looks like for you to pursue excellence, whether in worship leadership or anything else. Maybe you’ve already figured this out, but I encourage you to lay that aside for...

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Lessons on Worship Leading from 1 Timothy

When thinking of worship-leading “coaches” from Scripture, we’re more often inclined to think of David than of Paul. After all, David was a skilled musician who wrote history’s most influential worship songs (the Psalms) and arranged the 24/7 tabernacle worship. There is certainly much to learn from David’s life, his...

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Preparation: Spiritual or Unspiritual?

This post by our friend Shane Heilman originally appeared on The Psalms Project Blog. In addition to fantastic insights like the following, The Psalms Project just released Volume II, featuring almost 30 local artists, with Psalms 11-20 & 121 set to music. Check it out, because it’s amazing! Detailed planning...

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Listening: Brady Toops

Last Summer, Brady Toops came to Sioux Falls and led an evening of prayer and worship hosted by Life Church and Underground House of Prayer. He came by himself, and my friend put together a team to play with him. I got to play electric guitar. I’ve played rhythm acoustic...

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