“Just another birthday” revisited

“Daddy” is not merely a title: It’s a holy name. (Rom 8:15; Gal. 4:6) While the Apostle Paul talks about this in the context of God relationship with us as our heavenly father, we know that the phrase “Abba,” as translated in the Bible, is an Aramaic word which means “daddy” or “papa.” What the Apostle…

Oh God: Fill me with your spirit wind

Probably my favorite song on Casting Crowns’ new CD “Come To the Well,” the song “Spirit Wind” has encouraged me to read through the book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament. Not just read it for the sake of adding it to another list of books read, but as the lyrics encourage, to ask God…

Casting Crowns during the "Until The Whole World Hears Tour" in Bakersfield, Calif. © Todd Fitchette

Drinking deep with Casting Crowns

Okay, I admit it: I am a big Casting Crowns fan. So when news came out earlier this year that they were releasing a new CD I couldn’t wait. The tough part was wondering how the guys and gals from Atlanta were going to upstage their previous efforts. It’s hard to say that they’ve done…

The challenges of divorced fatherhood

In 2008 it was Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Cinderella” that forced me to pull over while driving and had me in a contemplative mood for a long time. In a sense it still does. More recently it was the release of Casting Crowns’ new CD “The Well,” and the song “Just Another Birthday” that once again…