Lent 2018

Feb 15, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | 0

Each year for Lent, I am always thankful for my pastor, Mike Castelli, who comes up with a new way to think about the season. This year, we have just begun a study of Revelation, and are in the midst of the Seven Churches. With six and a half weeks until Easter, he suggested thatRead more …

Advent Thoughts

Dec 20, 2017 | Posted by in Advent, Christmas, Jesus | 0

I’ve been encouraged during this season of waiting by a short Advent devotional called Unwrapping the Names of Jesus, by Asheritah Ciuciu. (It’s available on Amazon.) One name that has been meaningful to me is “The Vine.” In John 15, Jesus likens Himself to a vine and His followers to branches. Without Him, we can do nothing, but if weRead more …

Don’t You Know?

Aug 4, 2017 | Posted by in discipleship, knowing God, The Bible, theology | 0

For the past few months at church, we’ve been studying my favorite Old Testament book (and perhaps my favorite in the whole Bible), Isaiah. It’s my favorite for countless reasons, but these are my top: The passage the Lord used to give me assurance, comfort and strengthen my faith during the years which I wasRead more …

Mining for Local Art Gems in the Philippines

Written by Emily Dickey and Erica Logan We were a team of almost 20 people (Filipino and American), representing multiple organisations and a variety of art disciplines: music, dance, visual art, photography, audio recording, drama, storytelling, jewelry-making, 3D paper crafts and even quilling. Heart Sounds International’s trips are typically limited to music and recording. ThisRead more …

Heading To the Philippines Soon

Heart Sounds has been partnering with YWAM Surigao since 2007. In 2014, HSI and YWAM provided a worship workshop for church worship teams in Surigao del Norte. The 2017 workshop is an expansion of that workshop. On this particular trip, HSI is collaborating with a visual artist from OM Arts as well as local artists to provide a comprehensive arts team for the workshop. I am thrilled to be going onRead more …

Back to Belgium

Tomorrow I hop on a plane and head to Belgium for an HSI songwriting workshop! We are partnering with WEC International’s art division, Resonance. The team leader and three teammates are from WEC. I’m the HSI representative. Please pray as we hold two workshops. The purposes of the workshops are: Workshop 1: Seminar for Trainers • Inspire and excite regarding ethnodoxology (heart music, releasingRead more …

Lenten Exercise Weeks 5 & 6

Mar 14, 2016 | Posted by in discipleship, Jesus, knowing God, Lent | 0

I enjoy using Biola University’s Lent Project. I read this one early on last week and it fit so well with last week’s Lent Challenge of combating the Seven Deadly Sins: avarice (greed) vs. generosity. But it actually applies to this week (gluttony) as well.   The parables of the Pearl and Hidden Treasure (Matt. 13:44-46),Read more …

Incarnate 2016

Incarnate, OM Arts’ biennial school of arts in mission, is underway in Isola del Gran Sasso, Italy! The uniqueness of Incarnate is found in a holistic approach to discipling artists. Students from multiple artistic disciplines experience life in community, formal learning, integrated outreach, worship, studio time, an arts festival, fun and next steps coaching. ThereRead more …