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Intercessory Missionary? Why not 'Intern,' 'Pastor,' 'Worship Leader,'...

I was at the guitar store a couple months ago. A guy asked me what I did - I answered him - and he asked me, "so, why are you praying full time?" There are a few answers to this.
I said "I believe that God hears my prayers and answers them, and as I think about full time ministry in our current world - I want to know God, not just about Him. That is what I see as success in minsitry.
His response, suprising: "Wow, that really spoke to me."


Intercessory Missionary?  Why not 'Intern,' 'Pastor,' 'Worship Leader,'...

...or 'musician' or...

I've heard this question a lot over the past year.  It sticks with me and helps me focus myself - I think it's absolutely beneficial for me to consider what we're doing. Every time I ask myself this question, I come back with a deeper understanding of what it is I'm doing, and a re-fired passionate focus for what I'm doing because I know why.

This verse comes to mind a lot when…

Why do you sing the same thing over and over and over...

Because I forget about the Truth. Because I need to remind myself what I believe.Because I'm fallible and leaky.

A Guitar Post: Luthier and Setup

I'm finding out that there's a price to taking music a little more seriously.  This post is for those who may have interest in guitars, purchasing a guitar or have an old guitar that "needs to be tuned".  Most likely, if it's sat for awhile...it needs a little love from a luthier.

Currently, the main focus of my mission is prayer.  This is aided by music that allows for prayers to be sung - making it easier for us to pray for long hours.  The musical aspect is what drew me into this type of ministry, and it's proven to be very successful in helping many people engage in conversation with the Lord, drawing out those who desire a more authentic expression of worship.

Guitar:
I've never had my guitar worked on.  I purchased it in 2001: a Seagull S6 for $400 out the door with case.  It was a stretch for me at 17, and i've always thought of it as a "$400 guitar."

Over time, guitars get better.  But, the $400 guitar was never worked on.  Not reall…