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Spotify Music with scrolling Lyrics

I used to have a huge collection of CDs and I would rip them to MP3 files so I could listen to them later which wasn’t a good use of my time. Two years ago I decided to simplify my life including giving almost all of my CDs away. I am a pastor that focuses on helping people live a W.E.L.L. life – that means  a life of Worship – Encouraging – Learning – Loving. Encouraging people to listen to good Christian music is a big part of my discipleship ministry. After I gave all my CDs away I subscribed to Spotify. I’ve tried Google music and Amazon music services but I still think Spotify is the best. Recently I’ve started using the Lyrics feature on my Windows version of Spotify and now I can see the words as they are sung and it has really increased the value of the music I am playing. I’m not sure if this is a new feature but I just noticed it this month. I mentioned it to some of my friends that use Spotify and they didn’t know that was possible. Try it with the right music and it may help you grow in your Christian faith.

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The Fear in Cancer and The Hope in Faith

I want to share some encouraging words and resources for you if you have cancer or know someone who does. As a pastor I am often asked to pray for people that have been diagnosed with cancer. Cancer can seem like a life termination notice that seeks to destroy plans and dreams. The discomfort and fear of cancer treatment can push people into hopeless depression if they allow it. There can be hope and healing for those with cancer.
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25 Favorite Audio Books from

I try to exercise an hour a day and when I am walking or riding my bike I am usually listening to an audio book. I currently have an Android phone and use AstroPlayer Pro app to play the audio books sped up to 1.5 speed. I like listening through Yurbuds headphones or a Motorola HX550 Bluetooth headset.

All these Audio Books are currently on sale for $7.49 until June 20th, 2014! makes it easy to buy and downloads audiobooks to help you grow in the Lord and inspire you to serve others. Here are 25 audio books that are some of my favorites: Continue reading 25 Favorite Audio Books from

Who was Jonathan Carver?

As I was riding my bike along Jonathan Carver Parkway I started to wonder who was Jonathan Carver and why did they name this road after him? “Jonathan Carver Parkway” goes North from Jordan, MN through Carver, MN up to the newly expanded Highway 212 and to the new Fleet Farm Store. The first report I ever had to do for school was on George Washington Carver – was he related?  Turns out he was an explorer and map maker and was in the same area I was riding my bike in almost 250 years ago. Continue reading Who was Jonathan Carver?