Count It All Joy…

I have the joy of co-leading the college-age small group and it truly is a joy to be in community with them as we intentionally walk through a book of the Bible together. It’s one of the highlights of my week to open the book of James and discuss the living and...

My Weapon is a Melody

This Sunday we added a new song, Raise a Hallelujah, to the canon of songs we sing at Coats Baptist. I have personally loved worshiping to this song since it was released, but that doesn’t always constitute a song becoming one of the songs we sing during...

The Season of Advent

This week begins the season of Advent: a season of hope and expectation that Christians have observed to anticipate the celebration of Christmas for many centuries. There are five candles in the center of the Advent wreath. It’s fitting that the first candle to...

Be Still…

Be still and know that I am God. That verse from Psalm 46 is known, loved, and quoted by many, myself included. It’s comforting and helpful in the midst of the chaos around and in us. That’s IF we actually do what it says. And that essentially means doing...

Sing!

Last month, I had the privilege of attending the Sing conference in Nashville, TN. This is a conference for pastors, leaders and musicians on encouraging and reforming congregational worship. Leading the way were the modern-hymn writers and authors, Keith and Kristyn...
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