Just a few nuggets this old vet has learned the past decade and a half
1. Your church is not as excited about the new Bethel record, Tomlin song, or emo hippie house church song as you are.
Remember… It’s not a stretch to say that over half the people that walk into your Sunday morning services have little to zero interest in the music portion of the service. I know Read more.
My Fall was one for the ages…
It was a fall in which I made a purposeful switch to trying to fill my calendar dates with 75% speaking and 25% leading worship.
“Carlos? Why in the world would you do that? You lead worship at some of the largest churches in the world? That’s just plain dumb man.”
No. That is not anything anyone in particular said to me.
IT’S WHAT I SAID TO Read more.
It is a drug.
It actually is.
That Judgement Crack.
It LITERALLY gives us a high.
“That church’s pastor has an entourage. I’d NEVER have an entourage.”
“That church meets in homes? How could they possibly EVER reach enough people for Christ in homes?”
“Sure they put out a new worship record every year. But let’s be honest, only like 1 of the songs are worth singing.”
“Oh. That church? That’s Read more.
There is a myth.
A myth that somehow, when you hit your 30′s, and you make a couple of life changing decisions to leave A to head to B and start influencing/singing to lots of people that you are “chasing a dream”.
I admit that I play into that fallacy.
I’ve named posts “Dream This”, “Chase This Dream”, “Dream…blah blah blah”.
These posts mostly hit as I was leaving my full time position at Read more.
In a world where we sometimes feel as if we can’t find the good guys…
This restaurant is proof that they still exist.
I’ll make sure to visit next time I’m in town.
It’s not often that I’m forced to apologize
Probably only twice a day.
So while I’m still undoing the suck that this involves…
I have 5 tips that will improve your “I’m Sorry Skills
1. Forgive 1 person a day
There is nothing better to up your apology game than knowing what it feels like to drop some forgiveness on someone’s soul. Forgive 1 person a day, even the rude bank teller, and you will Read more.
“My wife and I have thought about adopting for a while.”
“I’ve always wanted to write a book.”
“I think I might ask her out.”
“Yea, next time I go to a show I’ll sponsor a Compassion child.”
“You know, I’m gonna finally tell my boss to chill out and treat us with respect.”
“Dude! The church I’m planting is going to feed the homeless every Saturday morning.”
“That’s it. I’m seriously going to drop everything and become a photographer.”
These are just a few of the Read more.
OK. It’s Time. What is that ONE song that gets you across the finish line? Everybody Now… And on social media use #FitByFourthOneSong to let everyone know!
WHAT IS IT???
Welcome lazy people. I welcome you with open arms because I, am you.
I am lazy.
I like to eat Cheetos.
I like to watch The Biggest Loser while eating 2 bowls of Captain Crunch.
I like to stay up WAY TO LATE watching solider homecoming videos on YouTube and then hit snooze 732 times when I’m supposed to wake up.
Are you feeling me yet? Good.
You see 8 months Read more.