Stories Behind the Songs

I Want to See Jesus

Originally posted on October 18, 2020.

Click here to listen to the song right away, and visit to connect with my talented sister-in-law, Anna Czapla, who provided the Alaskan photography in this post and in the video.

The following…

Wait and Hope

Originally posted on July 2, 2020.

Have you ever been given a topic to write on? Have you been given a single word with which to craft something?

These kinds of exercises can be good for us in that they…

You Are Faithful, God

Originally posted on October 3, 2020.

To hear the song right away, click here, or find a link at the bottom of the page. The following is a bit of the story behind the song. Enjoy!

One of my…

Be With Me

Click here to listen to the song right away, and the following is the story behind this new song. 

"Mountain Sun Rays", Photo by Nick Sikorski, available for purchase here

I’m kind of a people person. 

The world might label…


Originally posted June 10, 2020.

Have you ever had to cancel a trip before?

Anyone that knows me decently well would tell you that I don’t handle change very well. Plans changing, especially well thought out and scheduled plans, tend…

We Get to Shine

Originally posted March 31, 2020.

The sun shone in a bright blue and nearly cloudless sky today. For this I am thankful.

Its warmth serves as a reminder to me. Yes, it means Spring is coming, but more than that,…

Sermon on the Plain

Originally posted December 18, 2019.

How are your memorization skills? How about when it comes to memorizing large portions of scripture?? Word for word?

For me, memorization is easiest when there is music involved. I can remember a series of…

Our Savior

Originally posted October 31, 2019.

When I originally watched the video on YouTube, I marveled.

The man actually went into the water to demonstrate what he was teaching. I was shocked that someone would willingly fall through ice, into freezing…

Psalms Project - A New Path

Originally posted October 22, 2019.

Sometimes the way forward is unclear.  Sometimes though, a signpost is provided that offers us a chance to walk forward into something new. Something never before considered.

In July of 2016, my worship pastor, Joel…

Lift Up Your Hands (Psalm 134)

Originally posted September 17, 2019.

Trees are pretty amazing if you think about it. Every single one of them is different.

Consider their shapes. Their heights, types of foliage, and position of their branches all vary from tree to tree.…

Call Me In

Originally posted September 11, 2019.

This story was recently shared as part of a blog series by Pamela Henkelman, and I thought I'd share it with you all as well. It was such a good and therapeutic process...this process…

Let My Soul Live and Praise You (Psalm 119)

Originally posted August 13, 2019.

Summer has been crazy amazing!  Busy, but amazing.  Also very, very warm.  I actually saw that Alaska had its hottest month on record in June.  I don’t doubt it for a second, and wonder if…

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