Matt Brady

Husband, Writer, Worship Pastor

A Sense of Wonder


I remember the exact day that I was able to share my first published book with a captive audience. It had just been put together and I shared from it’s pages to a group of peers, perched carefully under the shade of large, old tree. Most of the words were heartfelt, but it was mostly a narrative adventure, with full color illustrations throughout. My expertise did not include cover design, but I did the best I could with the tools available to me.

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It’s Time To Hit The Start Button

wordsByMattBrady511This past week has been filled with vacation bible school, which ran from Sunday to Thursday night. There is always a ton of energy, mass chaos, and lots of children being led from one activity to another. My favorite part is the time we spend together in the sanctuary, singing crazy worship songs and watching even crazier performances and bible stories.

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One Moment At A Time

Today I find myself in the midst of several different projects that are vying for my attention. I have a rather important seminary paper that is due tomorrow night, a church website to comb through and make updates and corrections on, a welcome packet idea to sketch out and update, as well as a number of other lingering ideas that never seem to leave my brain.

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Fairness Is Overrated by Tim Stevens

Fairness Is Overrated by Tim StevensTim Steven’s new book, “Fairness Is Overrated”, provides 52 leadership principles in short, readable chapters. The principles and tips are in four parts, and help further refine the focus of each section. The chapters are not long, averaging no more than a few pages each, and you can chose to read a lot or a little, and still glean a great deal from the book.

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Jesus Prom by Jon Weece

Jesus Prom by Jon WeeceJesus Prom, by Jon Weece, is a book with a unique title. The message contained inside though, is one that everyone would do well to read. Through stories and personal anecdotes, Weece reminds us that a life lived in the grace and love of Jesus should be known by it’s verbs, not its adverbs. I liked how each chapter focused on a specific verb (i.e. “love”, “be”), and built a framework around that thought in story and some scripture. The book did not come across as too preachy, but more in the vein of someone sharing honestly and personally from their own relationship with Jesus.

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