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

Settling Into Love…

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. 

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We’re swept away by a 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. 

Contrary to culture’s infatuation with ‘falling’, I’ve grown to appreciate & desire ‘settling into love’.

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IF YOU’RE NOT DEAD, GOD’S NOT DONE.

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Maybe you just lost your job…

If you’re not dead, God’s not done.

Maybe you found out that you have cancer…

If you’re not dead, God’s not done.

Maybe your spouse filed for divorce…

If you’re not dead, God’s not done.

Maybe your last three checks have bounced…
Maybe your boyfriend cheated on you…
Maybe your car’s engine blew up…
Maybe life just isn’t turning out the way you had expected…
Maybe you massively failed…

If you’re not dead, God’s not done.

Failure doesn’t have to be the final destination.

There is hope.
His name is Jesus.
He is Lord.
He is Savior.
He is Friend.

He is God.
And if you’re not dead, He’s not done.

Face that today.
Embrace that today.
There is GRACE for you today.

And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. ~ Philippians 1:6

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. ~ Romans 8:28

Miley Cyrus, My Daughters, and Managing Success

This past Sunday night, I watched the VMAs [MTV’s Video Music Awards] with my wife, my mom, and my lil brother — kind of a weird experience. Growing up, my family never had cable television… let alone watch anything that could even be remotely compared to MTV, but I guess we’re all adults now so we can handle some extravaganza that’s totally geared towards tweens & live-tweeting bloggers. [Wow. Those are almost the same type of person, yet strangely different.]

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