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“Christmas is Christ” Lyric Video

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Sneak Peek of “Christmas is Christ” Lyric video

Here is a sneak peek at my upcoming video for the single “Christmas is Christ”

My Baby’s First Christmas Lullaby

I tried my hand at orchestral music production last year, and I decided to share the music with the world… I think that it works great as a Christmas lullaby to help get your family into the Christmas spirit and to get your babies to sleep!

Obamacare, Blessing or Curse: One Family’s Look

Obamacare, Blessing or Curse: One Family’s Look

After the dust had settled from the government shutdown, I decided to look into the Affordable Health Care Act myself… specifically, CoveredCA since we are California residents. I heard the rumors about websites not functioning correctly, and sadly, I was not an exception. After seven or so attempts, where the site stalled just after I […]

To Judge or not to Judge: Which is God’s commandment?

To Judge or not to Judge:  Which is God’s commandment?

How do we reconcile the apparent “opposition” of Jesus’ words of not judging others until the plank is out of our eye (Matthew 7:1-5 or so) and “making a righteous judgment” (John 7:24)? Put another way, how can we make a “righteous” judgment when Jesus COMMANDS us not to judge? Jesus COMMANDS us: “Matthew 7:1 […]

The A.J. Show: Episode 2 – Charlotte’s Web and Highs and Lows

The A.J. Show: Episode 2 – Charlotte’s Web and Highs and Lows

Check out our first podcast “Introductions” In today’s episode, A.J. is under the weather and stays home from school. He talks about his latest reading selection (Charlotte’s Web), nightly highs and lows, and a review of the Angry Birds Space Fruit Gummies (just over 9 minutes). Check out Rich Melheim’s “Faith 5” here. His book […]

The A.J. Show – Episode 1: Introductions

The A.J. Show – Episode 1: Introductions

Introducing a new podcast where I just record me and my 6-year old son chatting about life. In this first episode, we talk about Angry Birds, baseball, “some of the time” and “all of the time” foods, and more (about 13 minutes). The A.J. Show – Episode 1: Introductions

Our Kids Know More Than We Think

Our Kids Know More Than We Think

We adopted A.J. at 11 days old, and it was my wife’s and my goal to use “adoption language” easily and freely, without hesitation, so that A.J. never feels like it is a taboo subject. Last Saturday, 6-year old A.J. and I had a nice Father-Son day where we shared a movie (Escape From Planet […]

Why does Santa hate Jewish kids?

Why does Santa hate Jewish kids?

I saw this tongue-in-cheek question posted by one of my Jewish Facebook friends, and it inspired these thoughts… “Why does Santa hate Jewish kids?” I grew up a secular Jew, son of a Jewish Mom and agnostic Dad (who was an altar boy at an Anglican church as a kid). We celebrated Christmas every year, […]

Sharing Highs and Lows

A few weeks ago, Rich Melheim gave a message at my church that discussed the importance of sharing highs and lows together as a family. Rich told us to try it out. He said: at night, before bed, share highs and lows, share Scripture, and pray together, reflecting on those highs and lows and -perhaps […]

In May, 2005, Rob was a secular, Jewish, thirty-something, Los Angeles, personal injury attorney whose idea of getting up early on a Sunday was getting up for the third quarter of the first televised, NFL games.

Thirsting on the idea of playing in a band for the first time in a decade, Rob finally accepted his neighbor's request to get up at seven-in-the-morning on Sundays in order to participate.

Eleven months later, his world was turned upside down by Jesus. Instantly, he began leading songs on the worship team and, today, he now leads that same LIFEhouse worship team in which he was initially invited to join as a non-believer.

God is cool like that.