Archive for November, 2007

A Heart of Thanksgiving; A Heart of Worship

I apologize to my regular readers for my dearth in blogging in recent days.  It seems that as the Christmas season approaches each year, I become mired in neck-deep details surrounding seasonal performances.  Of course, then, there is my “regular” life too, which consists of helping my pastor shepherd a congregation full of needs.  Oh, and there’s that family stuff too… 😉

Due to the recent conversations here and elsewhere in the blogosphere, I have begun writing an article on the whole secular/sacred dichotomy.  It has been good to think through this area again and I look forward to sharing my thoughts and mulling over them with you!

This morning, SharperIron re-posted one of my articles on thankfulness.  If you haven’t had a chance to read it before, you can find it by clicking here.  Hopefully, it will be an encouragement to you.

I wanted to just jot a brief note here to share what I am thankful for today. Continue reading

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Why I Love Frank Garlock and Ron Hamilton

tract.jpgRecently, I allowed myself to get caught up in online debate about the compilation of songs on a CD.  On further reflection, I think it was a waste of time.  However, blogging can be quite passionate.

Anyway, given the negativity of the discussion, I decided to put a positive spin on the subject.  The CD is published by Majesty Music out of Greenville, South Carolina.  Majesty Music is a sacred music publishing company founded by Dr. Frank Garlock.  Dr. Garlock is an incredible musician, playing with a symphony orchestra as a boy and studying at the Eastman School of Music.  While he doesn’t carry an aura of academia, he is brilliant, especially in the area of music theory.  He served for a number of years as a music pastor in one of the larger Independent Baptist churches in the Greenville area.  His son-in-law, Ron Hamilton, is known around the Christian world as “Patch the Pirate” due to a patch he wears over an eye lost to cancer.  Ron is a songwriter who has been used by God in the character development of literally thousands of children through his unique ministry.  He has a wonderful family and currently serves as a music pastor in Simpsonville, South Carolina.   Continue reading

Video: Huckabee on Charlie Rose

(Source: http://www.charlierose.com/shows/2007/11/01/1/charlie-rose-special-edition-the-candidates)