Saying No to the Marshmallow

http://vimeo.com/5239013 The video pretty much speaks for itself. The “marshmallow test” is one of those classic illustrations of how we deal with temptation, but let me expand on it for just a moment. It seems no matter how old we get, the way we deal with the temptation of sin has little difference from the way 7-year-olds deal with resisting …

Photos From Kairos Cafe Nights

I just got back some photos from my show at Kairos Cafe Nights at Brentwood Baptist. The photos are by Joe Hendricks, a very talented Nashville photographer. Click here if your viewing this in an email or reader and can’t see the photo gallery.

Sing A New Song

I’ve been producing tracks for my friend Abbie Cox, and I shared one a couple of weeks ago.  Here’s one that we just finished up. It’s a beautiful song, and I love the way it turned out.  Enjoy. Those getting this through email update or some other non-flash feed, click here to listen: https://wespickering.com/2009/08/sing-a-new-song/

Create in me

This week I will be leading worship at Park Springs Christian camp for the 8th year. I started leading worship out there when I was still in high school and have only missed one year since. Summer camp is always one of those occasions to refuel and refocus. We’re able to get away from distractions and spend a week doing …

In the morning when i rise…

One of my favorite songs is “Give Me Jesus” by Fernando Ortega. The simplicity of its words is what makes it so powerful. I decided to record this little video tonight at 2AM while Esther (my beautiful dog) tried her best to get some sleep on the couch next to me. Enjoy… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP4gjMqTDII

Sent Together To Heal

For this week’s blog, I’m posting a song that I co-wrote with my friend Abbie Cox. It’s a song for the church that talks about Jesus’ call for his disciples to do “greater works than these.” I take that to be a pretty serious call. All too often we look at Jesus’ call for us to heal the sick, feed …

Punching Doubt Right in the Mouth

The past several weeks have been an exercise in trust. Last week I didn’t blog, mostly because I was in the middle of a pretty dry and barren place emotionally and spiritually. Circumstances of life, love, career, and finances all have a way of sneaking up on us, and in those moments the shadows of doubt can obscure not only …

Heart Check

I wanted to share something written by one of the attendees at monday night’s show.   It is a bit overwhelming and very humbling to be able to write and share things that intersect with people’s lives in a meaningful way.  Reading things like this cause me to check my heart as well. Linked from Constance Rhodes‘s blog: Heart Check… The …

Finding Balance

Tonight I’ll be playing at the Finding Balance gathering in Franklin TN. I got connected to Finding Balance through founder Contance Rhodes because of my song Little Darling. The set tonight will feature that song as well as some old and new material. I love playing in small acoustic settings like that because it allows me to share the stories …

Recording Projects

I’ve been in the studio (studio is loosely defined these days) recording a bunch of different things. #1 is a top secret project which will be revealed at a later date (stay tuned) #2 is Seth Costner’s Good as Gone EP #3 is Songs of Love (http://songsoflove.org) #4 is Stacy Beam, horse show organist extraordinaire #4 sounds a bit like …