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Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me

“Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.” I haven’t thought about this hymn for a long time, but God brought it to mind today. It was written in 1926 by a Presbyterian music minister from North Carolina who attended a revival in Orlando. Hearing a sermon on the Holy Spirit, he found his way to a church there …

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Devotional for the song “You Love Your Creation”

Aren’t five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight. Indeed, the hairs of your head are all counted. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows! – Luke 12:6-7 I’m always blown away when I read that verse.  It’s not just the sheer mathematics of it either, although God’s capacity to …

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New Living Room Session video for “Beautiful God”

Here’s the second installment in the Recreated Living Room Sessions: “Beautiful God.”  If you’d like to know the story behind the song, check that out over here. If you missed the first Living Room Session for the song “Recreated”, you can watch that over here. Click here to buy the album Recreated Thanks so much for listening. until next time, P. …

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Devotional for the song “Beautiful God”

I wrote “Beautiful God” with my friend James Tealy (who’s actually my neighbor down the street).  James is an incredibly songwriter and a gifted worship leader who leads the congregation at Redemption City in Franklin, TN every weekend.  When he and I get together to write, as worship leaders, very often we’re trying to find ways to connect our congregation’s …

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10 Things Every Worship Leader Should Do Before the Service

There’ a simple pre-flight checklist that I try my best to go through every time I lead worship.  None of these things are all that complicated, but it helps each service go smoothly and minimizes distractions.  Ultimately, as worship leaders, our job is to connect the congregation to the heart of God, and the more we can do to minimize …

New Lyric Video for “Beautiful God”

“Beneath the waters, I was buried with all of my sin.  And with my Savior, I have risen to live again.” “Beautiful God” is from Recreated. If you don’t already have a copy, you can buy it here.

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New Living Room Session video for “Recreated”

I spent this week recording an acoustic version of “Recreated” in our home in Nashville.  My wife graciously let me turn our living room into a recording studio, and we captured the process on video as we recorded. Check it out! If you want to know the story behind the song the song “Recreated” click here. Click here to buy …

Devotional for the song “Recreated”

When I started writing the song “Recreated,” I kept thinking about that moment in Genesis, at the start of everything, where there was darkness, no light, no life, just a blank canvas for the Creator.  And then, all the sudden, there was this explosion of light and color and life! And all of it happened because God spoke it into …