Congratulations go out to Jared Trudel for being the awesome winner of the Hillsong Worship CD Giveaway! Jared writes on his blog at The Holy Salesman, and is an active Twitter-er at @jaredtrudel.
We had a great response on the first ever giveaway for the site, and I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who participated, shared links, joined the email list, and supported the giveaway.
If you would be interested in more giveaways in the future, what sort of things would you be interested in? Music, books, etc? Let me know on social media or leave a comment!
I’ve been keeping something of a journal over at Medium each day of my NaNoWriMo journey, but I wanted to offer a quick recap of my first week in the fray.
For the first seven days (Nov 1-7) I cranked out a total of 15,535 words.
Honestly, I had no idea what to expect when I started reading this book titled “Jesus, Bread and Chocolate: Crafting a Handmade Faith in a Mass Market World”. While it made me a little hungry to start with, I was immediately drawn in by author John Thompson’s own personal story that started his journey towards recapturing something of an “artisanal faith”.
Things I Wish I Knew… When I Became A Worship Leader – Part 1
I was sitting on the couch the other day, thinking back to when I first had the opportunity to lead people in worship through song.
The year was 1999, and I was involved in a youth group that met once a week for fellowship and a time of devotion. Our youth pastor approached me one night and asked if I would be willing to help lead some worship songs for our group.
Joe Bunting over at TheWritePractice.com posted a great article on the subject, “3 Ways to NOT Fail at NaNoWriMo”. I thought about trying it a few different times over the last few years, but my educational endeavors have gotten in the way.
This year, I’m making time to give it a whirl and see what happens. I hope that I will be successful and actually end up with something at the end of things, but if nothing else it will be a fun experiment.
Let’s do this NaNoWriMo thing!
All too often I will sit down at my computer, with some “great idea” that I think is going to change the world. I will start typing and get about 200-300 words into it, thinking that I have gotten a good start on my masterpiece. When I start reading back over it, I will notice that there are least four or five things that need to be tweaked, a few sentences that need to be reworded, and realize that I do not have enough detail on this thing or that. Continue reading