Category Archive for: Random Thoughts

What Would We Do Without Friends?

by Next Level Worship

Today is my birthday–and it’s been a terrific day! Days like this remind me of how incredibly blessed I am to have so many wonderful friends with whom I’ve crossed paths over the years. I’ve been inundated with Facebook and Twitter messages, cards and phone calls all day long–all with sincere wishes of happiness and…



Thomas Road Baptist Church on Trinity Broadcasting

by Next Level Worship

ATTN: All who love great praise and preaching!! We just got the following email from our dear friend, Charles Billingsley. (As many of you know, Charles wrote the Foreword for Dwayne’s devotional study, Pure Praise.) Don’t miss this great opportunity tomorrow (Saturday, June 6) night! Tomorrow night, Saturday, June 6 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time,…



9-year-old Tucker Beam Homecoming Service

by Next Level Worship

As many of you know, we have been asking prayer  for Tucker Beam on this site over the past couple years. Tucker’s story of 3 cancers in his 9 short years has gripped our entire community and made ripples around the world. Sunday morning, May 31, 2009, Tucker Beam won his final battle with Leukemia. He…



The Problem with my Blackberry, Twitter, and Facebook

by Next Level Worship

I’ve had my Blackberry Pearl for close to a year. I have been on Facebook for about 6 months, and I started Twittering in earnest a couple months ago. I must say I am feeling quite well-connected and socially relevant! In fact, it’s hard to imagine life without them now. Please hear me say that I…



Video of Governor Sarah Palin’s Stand for Christ

by Next Level Worship

We need to pray for Governor Sarah Palin and her family. God has elevated her to an extraordinary place of influence through her selection by Senator John McCain as his running mate for Vice President. (My article in this week’s edition of Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox, titled The Law of Divine Elevation, sure seems to apply to…



Botswana Mission Report

by Next Level Worship

Hello everyone! We are back from Botswana. Thank you for your prayers during our mission trip to Gaborone, Botswana, Africa. It was an amazing time! I had the privilege to teach several worship seminars to both college students and worship leaders in that country. Also, I got to do an open-air concert at Open Baptist…



C.S. Lewis’ Prophetic Words Speak to Our Economic Woes

by Next Level Worship

The following is a quote from C. S. Lewis’ book, Mere Christianity (HarperCollins, 1952). It needs no preface or explanation… There is one bit of advice given to us by the ancient heathen Greeks, and by the Jews in the Old Testament, and by the great Christian teachers of the Middle Ages, which the modern economic…



Teenagers Stand In Cold To Worship at Easter

by Next Level Worship

Below is an excerpt from a newspaper article that just came out this morning. It is an encouraging and powerful story of how love for the risen Christ is still more important to some young people (and older people!) than their own personal comforts. Go here to read the entire article. BANGOR, Maine – The early arrival…



Hidden Away Working on Final Edits!

by Next Level Worship

Dear friends, Sorry I’ve not posted anything in the past few days. I’ve been hidden away in the hills of Tennessee going back through every week of the worship study. Group Publishing’s senior editor has requested that we get our final edits to her by this weekend. (Group is releasing our worship study, Praise More Powerful, under the new…



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