Why Settling Into Love is Better Than Falling

We romanticize with the idea & experience of ‘falling in love’. We’re captivated by those moments when eyes meet, hearts are intertwined, and emotions are like rays of sunshine running through our veins.

We’re swept away by an indie film-esque narrative of boy-meets-girl in the midst of a coffeeshop backdrop that quickly evolves to long car rides on country roads with the windows rolled down as the cadence of her laughter becomes an infectious virus that consumes your heart, body, and mind continually.

Good times indeed.

That which we fear is the fleeting thoughts of ‘falling out of love’. Too often, that’s the verbiage that precedes divorce and/or infidelity. And more times than not, the thought of ‘settling down’ seems to carry a tinge of negative connotation. Relationships begin to dissolve as we long for that nostalgic experience attached to ‘falling in love’ again. Continue reading “Why Settling Into Love is Better Than Falling”

HOW GRATITUDE CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE TODAY

Before you look at your phone…

Before you open that email…

Before you begin to absorb other people’s stories…

Before you are impacted by today’s headlines…

Before you read that (my) blog…

Before you listen to that podcast…

Before you stream that YouTube video…

Before you roll out of bed…

Before you eat breakfast…

Before you shower and put on deodorant…

Before you brush your teeth and get dressed for the day…

Before you sit in traffic…

Before you prepare your kids’ sack lunch…

Before you go to the gym…

Before you face the fears today holds…

BE GRATEFUL.

Gratitude can change your attitude. And more than that, gratitude can greatly affect your perspective and approach to life. Continue reading “HOW GRATITUDE CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE TODAY”

Ch-ch-changes…

Change can be a good thing. Change is usually a little intimidating. It can be fun; yet, somewhat scary at times. Change is usually intended to improve a particular situation or circumstance, but often times change has its setbacks too. Any sort of significant change in your life has trade-offs.

I’m going through a change right now. Continue reading “Ch-ch-changes…”

NEW ALBUM — “Gathered in Your Name”

Over the course of the past few months, my friends at Shepard Audio and I have been working on this project… a live worship album featuring our worship ministry at Pacific Hills Calvary Chapel. This past Friday, March 10th, the album dropped on various music platforms —

Apple Music

Spotify

etc…

I am so thankful for all of the people that contributed to this project. I am grateful for the encouragement we’ve received from our church congregation over the past few years — that’s what ultimately fueled this project… an encouraging congregation & supportive leadership from our Senior Pastor — Dave Rolph — and our Senior Associate Pastor — Jerry Hill.

And I am totally blessed to jam with some amazing musicians too:

Isaac Shepard, Steve Hoganson, Cory Emery, Bryan Nyce, Nathan Cimino, Norm Wozniak, Bob McAlister, Hailey Castillo, Kelsey Garcia, Eli York, Jay Perez, Noah Lysek, Jonah Krylo, Dan Savage, John Murphy, Jach McKeown, Kory Gaviria, Hunter Taylor, Justin Fallon, Kevin LeBar, Tobey Pope, Nicole Cole, Hailie Brown, Krystine Wren, Sara Bullock, Melinda Koen, Nicole Milikan, and Krystal Calbrese.

Check it out & let me know what you think 🙂

Much Love,

Anson