My Jesus I Love Thee

My Jesus I Love Thee

Stephen LaVine -- My Jesus I Love Thee

I am constantly amazed at how breathing new life into something old can make it take on new life.  Think about your life prior to Jesus, aren't you glad God breathed that breath of redemptive grace in you through the Holy Spirit?  Aren't you glad for that transformation?  Often worship leaders, like my good friend and fellow Catching Creation team member, Stephen LaVine will take something old and make it new.  In this case, Stephen took the 19th century hymn "My Jesus I Love Thee" and put his own original acoustic spin on it.

Stephen's heart for worship and giftedness in both musicianship and vocal ability have constantly left my jaw on the floor.  "That boy can saaaang" as my country brethren from Stephen's neck of the woods would say.  I am honored and blessed to get to work with Stephen on Catching Creation videos as well as the occasional tag team for a ministry event but most of all I'm humbled to have this talented guy as one of my closest friends.  We will be featuring some of his music on the weekly Catching Creation episodes once we roll out the new format later this year.

Check out his amazing rendition of "My Jesus I Love Thee" below, share it with a friend, and subscribe to his youtube channel because you're not going to want to miss all that he has in store this upcoming fall!

Breaking Through

Breaking Through

Check out my wife singing "Breaking Through" Originally by Jeremy Riddle and Performed By Jessica Lake and the WSFirst Worship team.  She is amazing and I'm always blown away at how talented and heartfelt she is both as a worshipper and as a believer.  I aspire to one day have the faith my wife has.

Written by Jeremy Riddle © 2013 Bethel Music Publishing (ASCAP).

Merry Christmas From Catching Creation

Check out this episode of Catching Creation where we learn how to determine gender of snakes using probes, play some music and talk about our favorite adventures of 2013.  If you haven't met the Catching Creation team you will definitely get a sneak peak into some of my good friends and ministry partners in this episode.  You Don't want to miss this episode!  We'd love to hear from you so comment down below and let us know where and what we should film in 2014!  Like us on Facebook @CatchingCreation and share this video on twitter and Facebook.  Thanks for making this a great year!

Do You Sing Like A Bird

Do You Sing Like A Bird?

 Birds truly inspire me to worship God and focus on proclaiming how awesome He is.  Birds sing all day long, I’ve even heard them sing in the rain!  They are such a great example of how we are to live as believers and followers of Jesus Christ. Psalm 145:21 says, “My mouth will speak in praise to the LORD.  Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.” 

The Psalmist proclaims that his mouth will speak in praise to the Lord.  Every time I hear birds singing I think about them singing praises to our God.  Psalm 96:11-13 says “Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it.  Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.  Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth.  He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.”  Since our God is the creator of all things, it is only fitting that His creation worship Him in thankfulness.  Have you ever thought about birds singing praises to God or the trees joyfully singing in worship to their creator?  Do you sing like a bird?


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