Reflections from Passion 2022

Last week, Pastor Tommy and I had the privilege of leading a group of students to Passion 2022. If you’re unfamiliar with this annual conference, here’s what their website has to say: From its start in 1995, the Passion movement has a singular...

Come Adore

Every Christmas at Coats (also/formerly known as the Christmas musical, cantata, or worship night) has a subtitle based off a song title from the program. Or at least, that’s been my practice for the last few years. As an aside: I can’t believe this is my...

The Return of the Choir

October 31, 2021 at Coats Baptist Church (CBC) is Homecoming Sunday, and it’s a “big deal” for several reasons. We’re gathering together for ONE service, sharing a lunch together, having a fall festival of sorts with games and activities for...

Psalm 150 (Praise the Lord)

The final Psalm (150) exhorts everything that has breath to praise the Lord. And again, “Praise the Lord!” Let me be up front: praise and worship is not all about music. If you’ve read any of my previous blog posts or simply know my heart (or your...

Live Intentionally

in·ten·tion·al /inˈten(t)SH(ə)n(ə)l/ adjective  done on purpose; deliberate I’ve always been an advocate for intentional living… and many other things that are easier said than done. But let’s try. Intentional living means to live on purpose. Before we get to the how,...
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