The Liturgy Plan Ingredients

Starting Out Series

This series is for you, the musician at the parish who is just starting out. Perhaps you were just asked by your pastor, or music director to take on leading a weekend or weekday liturgy. This is the first in a series of posts to get you prepared and running down the path of leading […]


What it will cost you

I love a come from behind, underdog kind of movie. Don’t you? Rudy had heart. Braveheart had William Wallace. Lieutenant Dan, Bubba, and Jenny all had Forrest Gump. Who do you have? One of my best friends in life is an estimator for a national construction company. If he underestimates a job, the company comes […]

Why I’ve Stopped Contacting My Coworkers By Cell Phone

And why you should consider doing the same...

Text messaging has become the norm with communication in every aspect of life. While it is a convenient way to ask a quick question or get a status on a project, it also creates a dilemma for the recipient, an obligation to respond. It also creates an interruption on someone’s day off. As a parish […]

Self Talk

We are our own worst critic. We tend to judge ourselves more harshly than even the haters and Youtube comment trolls. Especially as artists and musicians, we are tough on ourselves. This morning, I was walking into our parish picnic¬†(It’s the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity) to setup a sound system for announcements and […]

Nobody’s Got Time For That

Time Do you have a minute? Got a quick second? Time is money! Time, Talent, and Treasure… Time and music ministry. Let’s talk about it… For the last couple of months, my kids have been in full swing with marching band and club soccer. The impact of time on our family schedule has been substantial. […]