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Cross-Centered Worship Songs: “Oh What Grace”


I have been responsible for leading corporate singing in the church for years.   I know how frustrating it can be to find songs that are worth singing.  Many of the newer songs never mention or even allude to the most important aspect of Christianity:  The message of The Cross!  To be sure, there are songs out there, but it takes time to find them.  I often sift through 40 songs, just to find one new song.   (Worship team members have affectionately, and some times derogatorily, nick-named me “The Lyric Police”.  Call me old school if you like, but I think the songs we sing to our Savior should be worthy of Him!

This column, “Cross-Centered Worship Songs”, was started as a way to serve my many worship leading friends.  I hope to introduce  some of the lesser known songs out there that you may not have heard.    We will be posting songs from different genres:  hymns, a capella, contemporary rock, etc.   We will post the lyrics as well as the Mp3 along with a chord chart when possible. I hope you find it helpful.  If you do, please let us know!     This weeks selection is an upbeat, rock-style song off the CD “Fuse”.   It is called “Oh What Grace”  and is by Zach Jones.  Read the rest of this entry

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The Most Rewarding Exercise / Training Program of 2011


A new year has arrived and it has brung with it the promise of improvement!   Of course, I am talking about the resolutions many of us make.   I like the idea of regularly reflecting on one’s course in life.  Where am I going? What am I doing?  What am I building my life upon?  Do I need to change course or am I on the right track?

The number one New Years resolution is all about getting in shape or losing weight.  If you made any resolutions, the odds are that you made one in this general area.   I don’t think this surprises anyone.  Our culture values, almost more than anything else, good-looking bodies.  January is the most crowded month at the gym.  EVERYONE comes in January because of the vows they made in December.  But come, mid-February, things are generally back to normal.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not dissing getting in shape….  Read the rest of this entry