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Build us up

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Thank You for awakening us in to a new day that we have never seen.   Surrounded by chaos, we enter into Your presence with praise as You enter our circumstances with the power of hope. Remind us, that no matter what pit we have dug ourselves into or that others have left us in, that the love of God is deeper still and envelops us throughout the good days and the bad.  For “the will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us. “ (Billy Graham) And not matter where we are, “we can never go where God is not.” (Toby Mac)

Through our faith we have a purpose, and because of Jesus Christ we have been appointed to stand by others as God stands by us. So let our words and actions not harm each other.   Let our prayers and thoughts uplift one another to build God’s kingdom here on earth, as it is in heaven, so that every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, friend and advocate for all of us.

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Posted by on September 27, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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Gloria!!! (From Sing Gloria)

We did the cantata “Sing Gloria” in 2011 and we reprised this song for our ten year anniversary concert. It was a blast to revisit such a great piece.

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2014 in Choral Conducting

 

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Joy!

This was the first song that I ever conducted at New Song 10 years ago. I will never forget this piece and how the Holy Spirit fills my heart each time I step into the family known as New Song Church. Time does fly and each moment is a precious gift from God. Don’t waste it and live in His truth and light!!!

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2014 in Choral Conducting

 

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Your Story. Your Truth.

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We come into this place to experience You, the great I AM…the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. Speak Your authority into our lives and introduce Yourself to us in a new way.   Communicate to us beyond what we can see and hear, so that we can fulfill the promises that we make to You and to each other.

Don’t let our own insecurities stop us from living this life. You sacrificed Yourself on the cross for us. You won the battle, and because of the blood of Jesus all people have access to a relationship with a God who will never stop loving them.

Your story, Your truth, lets us know that “there are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” (C.S. Lewis) So, give us the courage to “let go of what we think should happen and just live in what is happening:” (Unknown) God’s love. God’s love is always happening and we should always be sharing the same love that is given to us. We may not reach everyone but don’t let it be because we did not try.

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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God’s love is greater than doubt

Bridge in Minnesota

Bridge in Minnesota

Loving God, we come into Your presence seeking a revelation of something greater than ourselves.   Give us the wisdom to read, hear and receive Your Word so that we can see our part in Your story: the story of a people that cannot make it on their own and the story of the indestructible love of God.

And “when we feel like we are not good enough to be loved by God, we should remember that God’s love is greater than our doubts. So silence the sounds of condemnation so that we can hear the voice of God, the voice of Grace and the voice of truth. (1 John 3 – The Voice Bible )

Open our eyes to the blessings that we didn’t see before. Help us to recognize the lessons that need to be learned. Illuminate the light of Christ, in all of us, so that we can see that we are all sinners in need of the same forgiveness, grace and love given to all of us at the foot of the cross and the empty tomb.

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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Love God, love ourselves, and love our neighbor

New Song's first time marching in Las Vegas Gay Pride 2014

New Song’s first time marching in Las Vegas Gay Pride 2014

Almighty One, thank You for being the truth, thank You for being the Way, and thank You for being the Life.   Make our love for You and each other be as real as Your love is for all of us. Lift our eyes away from ourselves and reveal to us the world that You want us to see: a world that needs hope, compassion and peace.

We cannot love God, whom we do not see, and hate those that we do see. So let us forgive and let go of what once was and move forward and enter into Your promise that lives in the here and now, so that we can stand up for love…stand up for the elderly, the poor, the sick, and the broken hearted. Help us to stand up for our brothers and sisters, in this very room, whom the world has forgotten. Help us to stand up for You, so that our light will shine and glorify our Father in heaven.

Shine in our lives Lord “so that we can see that to follow You is less about avoiding sin and more about courageously and actively doing God’s will” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer). For it is through Christ, that we can do what the world will not do for us: Love God, love ourselves and love our neighbor.

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 7, 2014 in Conversations with God

 

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