Where do your ideas come from?

I get this question a lot in the musical realm. Where do I get Ideas for songs? It seems that all you need is a good idea and you’re just golden. My suggestion: forget about finding good [...]

Dealing with "grumpy dad syndrome"

I was in the airport the other day, ordering breakfast at a cereal bar. Yes, a cereal bar. You order different kinds of cereal and fruit and they mix it together for you. Then they overcharge [...]

It's a heart thing

We did an interview for Fox News recently, and at one point I am quoted as saying simply, “It’s a heart thing.” In 1995, if you had asked me what my goal was as a musician, it [...]

10 Christian artists who inspired me

This post comes straight from a question I got a few days ago. Who are some Christian artists who influenced me? Here goes nothing: 1) Rich Mullins – When Mac and I started a Christian [...]

100% is easier than 99%

One of the most inspirational things I’ve seen in the last year or so happened when I saw this lady out running in the snow. This is snow in Georgia, mind you. Everybody freaks out. You [...]

A man of my word

I am typing this at 11:30 PM. I haven’t blogged today and nobody would blame me if I didn’t. I traveled from Atlanta to St. Augustine then was tired and have this cough thing that [...]

What motivates you?

What motivates you? A couple of nights ago, we had just finished a show and I was on the bus about to go to bed. My phone buzzed. My wife had sent me a one word text: “Blog?” That was [...]

Writing a book is the easy part

If you’ve ever thought about writing a book, which I know a lot of people have, I’ve got a little piece of advice for you. Write it. Right now. Drop whatever else you’re doing [...]

The blessedness of possessing nothing

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” ~ Matthew 5:3 Like everyone else, I rolled my eyes when Creflo Dollar asked his congregation to help him raise [...]