Out Before In

Clutter slows us down. The progress of elimination is that when the table is dirty, you clean it off before you set it. When the life is overloaded, you remove the excess before you move forward. “Out with the old” before “in with the new.” Do...

The Progress of Elimination

You have most likely come across at least 5 to 10 new years goal posts.  It’s that time of year – a time that naturally lends to reflecting on last year and making plans for the coming year. There are a lot of great voices on new year plans.  My goal in...
Delaying the Editing for Later

Delaying the Editing for Later

Maybe some of my perfectionist friends can relate to this. I was working on writing some music tonight, and I was struggling to get the juices flowing, and it occurred to me why.  See if you relate. I realized, though not for the first time, that I don’t like...
A Time Saver Tip

A Time Saver Tip

Here’s a tip for saving time typing the repetitive content in your weekly order of service cards. This can work for you whether you type out your worship set in Word, or an email – whatever you use to type the list of songs for the week. It’s a free...
Productivity and Keeping the Focus Right

Productivity and Keeping the Focus Right

I write on this site mainly about church music and playing the piano.  But today and Wednesday, I’m going to talk a little about productivity.  And this will have application to your music. We musicians can be overwhelmed with the amount of rehearsals we have,...