Your ten next songs

March 7, 2008

I got this idea from  here.  So let’s have it.  If you have an iPod or iTunes or any kind of MP3 player – press the ‘random play’ function and let me know the first 10 songs that it plays… Its a really fun game!! I’ll do it first:

10.  Stars – Larue
9.    Tenderness – All Star United
8.    Undo me – Jennifer Knapp
7.    Gravity – John Mayer Trio
6.    Freedom – Nicole C Mullen
5.    Breathing Air Again – Robbie Seay Band
4.    Reasons – Bleach
3.    Father’s World – The OC Supertones
2.    Bubbly – Colbie Caillet
1.    Let you down – Three Days Grace

Ok, your turn.  What’s your next ten?


Until next time…


Sunday Morning Recap

February 4, 2008

Wow!  What a day it was in New England and at Fellowship Church.  As usual, I’ll start off with Fellowship Church on Sunday, February 3, 2008.

*I’m starting to think that most people in our church really enjoy waking up later than earlier, but that’s okay, I still like the warm smiles of the 9:30 attenders.

*I need to give a major shout out to our production team of Jack, Kara, and Phil, who did an amazing job on during both services on Sunday morning.

*I woke up at 3AM in a cold sweat, then was at the church preparing for the morning at 4.  You might say I wasn’t comfortable quite yet with the service.

*So we’ve had some great music in my time here at Fellowship (almost 9 years), but on Sunday was the “tightest” our music has ever been.  The band was amazing.

*”Lean on me” started off the service, and I thought some people were gonna bust out with their lighters.

*We continued our series focusing on authentic community called “The ATOM bomb” where we discussed the T, called Transformation.

*Spiritual Transformation occurs in our life, when we listen to and are influenced by other people in the context of intentional relationship.

*The songs were “Lean on me”, “My glorious”, “Holy is the Lord God Almighty”, and “Let me sing”

*I co-led worship, and preached twice.  Way too much for one morning, but I loved every second of it.  You have to do what you have to do.

*In the afternoon, I slept.

*Carie, Jessica, and I went to the Van Ripers for our super bowl party.  Had a great time, and I probably drank too much soda.  And by probably, I mean definitely.

*I don’t know what to say about the super bowl, except I rooted for both teams at different times throughout the game, and really, really enjoyed watching the game.  It was one of the best I’d ever seen, as far as super bowls go.

*I’m unlike most people around here, I like the Mannings, so I’m glad for Eli, but please, don’t let him do every commercial possible.  This would make me not want to watch football anymore.

*I also started a new book yesterday.  John Grisham’s new legal thriller, “The Appeal.”  More info as it comes.

Until next time…

Band Practice

January 20, 2008

It’s 8:00 am on Sunday morning the 20th of January, and I thought I’d put up some video of our band practicing their opening song this morning.  I’m crazy excited about Sunday Morning@ Fellowship today.  You gonna be there?

Top 25 most played song

November 14, 2007

Here’s a list of my top 25 most played songs on itunes.  This doesn’t mean I actually have listened to the songs this many times, but its a combination of when I listen to the songs and when I put my controls on party shuffle and “let ‘er play”.  Do you like these songs?

25.  Mr. Jones, Counting Crows, “August and everything after”

24.  The Glory of Your name, Christy Nichols, Passion:  How great is our God

23.  Wonderful, Everclear

22.  Somewhere I belong, Linkin Park, Meteora

21.  Bigger than my body, John Mayer, Heavier Things

20.  Be Yourself, Audioslave, Out of exile

19.  Walk on, U2, All that you can’t leave behind

18.  Surrender, Sister Hazel, Lift

17.  Wholly Yours, David Crowder Band, A Collision

16.  This is how a heart breaks, Rob Thomas, This is how a heart breaks

15.  Falling out, Reliant K, 2 lefts don’t make a right…but three do

14.  Bittersweet, Jake Holman, Far and Few Between

13.  Do not move, David Crowder Band, A Collision

12.  Vertigo, U2, How to dismantle an atomic bomb

11.  Unknown, Lifehouse, No Name Face

10.  So great a salvation, The OC Supertones, Supertones Strike Back

9.  Missions flame, Matt Redman, Passion:  How great is our God

8.  Vitamin R (leading us along), Chevelle, This type of thinking will do us in

7.  Better Days, Robie Seay Band, Better Days

6.  Without you, Third Day, Wherever you are

5.  Till I see You, United Live, Look to You

4.  Your Grace is enough, Chris Tomlin, Arriving

3.  On the way down, Ryan Cabrera, On the way down

2.  Take you back, Jeremy Camp, Restored

And the number 1 most played song on my itunes is:

1.  Falling into Black, Skillet, Comatose

Thanks for joining me on this musical journey.  Whats your favorite song?

Until next time…

Hello.  I wrote this true story a few years ago the day the event actaully happened.  Please no laughing and some of the music I might have listened to or things I was into back in the year 2000.  Just enjoy the story and have a great day, would ya?  Let me know your thoughts on the story too.

 Check this passage from the Bible out – Matthew 26:31-46

“Could you not watch with me one hour?”

My eyes fell hard and rested in a shut position against my will. Really the only problem with this mutiny was that I was on 95N around exit 13, heading towards the pike.

I had just been at Boston Baptist College. Our church of course, had a large segment of students that chose to drive an hour every service, and as a show of faith to them, I had told them I would show up every Thursday at their school for prayer. 
I told myself before I got in my car to return home that this trip would be an excellent opportunity to pray for a good hour. Very cool! With all the hustle and bustle of today’s world, many times, prayer gets lost in our “busy schedules.”

So I jumped in my car, of course the radio was on, and of course, it was playing a great song by Sister Hazel, “Change your mind.”

“Well, I’ll just listen to this one song,” I told myself, obviously smitten back to the time and place I first heard this song. So while the song played, my mind whirls and twirls upon every situation I was ever in while hearing this song. In the car with friends, at a Friendly’s eating Oreo Cyclones, On “Live with Regis.” Memories came flooding back. These particular memories left my mind paralyzed for the following three songs. Finally, I snapped out of it, and can you believe it, the next song the station played was “I can’t fight this feeling anymore,” by REO Speedwagon.

Now let me ask you a question: Is there any of us between the ages of 28 and 45 that this song would not bring memories of yearbooks, pom-poms, love notes passed in class, and yes, the dreaded, “I think we should be friends” speech?

So by the time all these feelings were finished being fought (perhaps a little pun intended) I was on 495 N, headed towards 290W. I shut off the radio, but right as I did, a commercial comes on for the Celtics home games at the Fleet Center. I love the Celtics, but i was not particularly interested in the Commercial.

But basketball. . .O yes, my thoughts quickly drifted to a time and a place when my shot never failed me, when I lived for Friday night games. I even thought about playing Granite State Baptist Church again and next time crushing them: So many thoughts and fantasies.

By the time i had made the final foulshot to win the world championships for the Celtics, I was safely pulling into Holden, Mass. Wow! Where did the time go?

I walked into my apt, got ready for bed, and made a quick apology to God.

“Sorry God, it was just a really busy day. You understand.”

 Until next time…