Thursday, April 24, 2008

Worship Podcast...Subscribe Now!

Yeah so that looked like a cheesy enough headline. Just wanted to make everyone aware that we're podcasting our worship set every week for free from iTunes. If you don't have iTunes, you can download it from Apple's website for free HERE. Once you have it, you can subscribe to our worship podcast and it will download to your computer when we update it every week!

Check it out here (LINK)....lemme know what you think...

Monday, April 21, 2008

Very First Worship "Confession"...Be Gentle

So, here's my first attempt at a worship confessional. What do ya think?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Facebook...I Caved

I jumped on the Myspace bandwagon a couple years ago and dove deep into the social network scene. I posted glittery text, little looping videos of chubby kids doing the truffle shuffle, and funny pictures of oversized men in speedos for my friend's enjoyment. But as most of you probably know, Myspace soon became over crowded with all kinds of not cool crap!

So, I made the switch to Facebook. This looks cleaner and seems to have some better tools to keep you connected and make it easier to manage your network of friends. This is pretty typical for me. I usually get involved in the thing that goes obsolete. For instance, we used to have a Beta player, Video Disc player, and I once thought about getting a HD DVD player. But one redeeming case of innovation on my part was that I was the first in my high school to wear Cool huh? (totally unsupported statistic)

Here are my links:

My Facebook

My Myspace

My Linkedin

My YouTube channel

Follow me on Twitter

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Worship Podcast

Here's a new podcast from the Tulsa campus. Would love your feedback! What do you think of the overall mix, song selection, transitions, and so forth?

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Compassion Kiddo

Recently, Anne Jackson and some other bloggers went on a trip to Uganda. I followed their stories and was touched by a post on Anne's blog about actually seeing the change in a child that was sponsored verses a child that wasn't sponsored through Compassion.

Soon after that all settled down and the celebrity bloggers returned home, Anne posted about a young boy named Francis that was awaiting a sponsorship. My wife and I decided to start investing in his life. (BTW, this further delayed me getting a DVR and better cable...we still know how to program our VCR though so we don't miss Lost, Smallville, or Idol.)

We received our first letter which gave me great perspective into his life, and the vast contrast between his world and ours. The simple desire to just go to "town" if he could go anywhere and that his favorite food is bananas really challenges my gratefulness. I'm looking forward to keeping in touch with him and praying for him with my family.

Maybe you should check out Compassion and be challenged's okay, DVR isn't THAT cool.

Sunday, April 6, 2008 Internet Campus

Shooting Derrick
Originally uploaded by jeffclick
Even though I'm leading worship in Tulsa this weekend...we recorded this set at OKC back in September 2007. So, if you wanna check out the worship set, go to and check out the internet campus. It's amazing what God is doing there!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Tulsa Worship Podcast

For a really long time now, we haven't been able to podcast due to technical difficulties. I will blame this on ProTools more than the Mac, but we were sure asking the Mac to do a lot...16 channels in, 8 channels out, video out, midi sync'd lights out...all on an entry level MacBook.

But, we figured it out...and lo and it is! (LINK) Click on the link, it will try to open your iTunes software and connect it to the podcast location on the music store. Please subscribe and tell your friends! The more the merrier!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

We're Expanding

Man, my wife and I had a conversation a couple weeks ago. She said something to me...."Derrick, time to buck up." DANG! Now, in her defense, this came after the knowledge that she is indeed pregnant with our second child. Knowing what we know about her pregnancy with Ezra, she'll most likely be sick for the majority of the time.

Buck, that's hard when your sweet bride tells you that. My main goal when I am at home is to take over any and all responsibility she has with Ezra, help keep the house straight, and help us stay on top of creating margin in our family's finances. Couple that with my new desire to eat healthier (dang Phat Philly's) and be more consistent in my running...and this boy has lots of bucking up to do.

Main reason for the post was to declare that our family will be adding another real live person in November. The other reason was to publicly confess my desire to help my wife during this time. Hopefully, we'll have a girl, be done with pregnancies (adoption is more favorable at this point to Rachel) and live happily ever after.

More on that later!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Good Times At The Office

Have I told you that we have an open office environment? Not that we're all "open" about everything (although sometimes that's the case,) but we all share one big room without private offices. From time to time there will be a lull in the overall mood. Typically Dan the youth pastor or myself starts something just to keep the mood light.

Yesterday a delivery box came in filled with bags of air instead of packing peanuts. This is the result: