Tag Archives: Father’s love

He’s always been a Good Good Father

Back in February of 2015, I shared the song “Good Good Father” by Pat Barrett and Tony Brown (Housefires). Since then I’ve shared interviews and other renditions of the song, including one with Chris Tomlin. It is, by far, the most … Continue reading

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He is not disappointed with you

I’ve been talking about learning how to open our hearts to God. This song by Misty Edwards is a perfect way to do just that! So many who love God avoid intimacy with Him, preferring to passionately study about Him and serve Him dutifully instead. Others … Continue reading

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Saved by a Father’s outrageous love

I want to use a song from Jonathan & Melissa Helser’s latest album, Beautiful Surrender, to share my testimony about what God has done in me. This song is titled, “Outrageous Love” (written by Ed Cash and Jonathan David Helser, 2016). Whenever I … Continue reading

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There’s no end to these affections

Worship is entering into a never-ending, reciprocating, other-centered love relationship with God. I say “reciprocating” because it’s about mutual devotion. Relationally speaking, it’s like the intimacy of two lovers intertwined. It’s the freedom of a child jumping into his or her father’s loving arms.

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A Father’s Blessing

The following was written by a pastor from Madison, Wisconsin, who went with some of the ladies from our church family on a recent mission trip to Belize. Deb Anderson, who is from our church, spoke this blessing over us a few Sundays ago. … Continue reading

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Pat Barrett “Good Good Father” interview with Leif Hetland

When I first talked about “Good Good Father” by Housefires in February of 2015, it was a little known song, yet my post got over 750 hits in one day! Since then, over 9,000 people have viewed my two posts about this song. Of … Continue reading

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The true fast

As we continue our 40-day fast from fear for love, here’s a brief look at why we fast. Even under the Old Covenant, God was trying to tell us that fasting was not to afflict our souls or get brownie points with … Continue reading

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The story behind “Good Good Father”

Here’s a video interview with Pat Barrett and Tony Brown (Housefires) on Worship Together’s New Song Café where they discuss the story behind their song, “Good Good Father.” Pat also shows how to play the song at the end.

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This love | Housefires

I thought this song by Pat Barrett of Housefires would be a good way to finish up the week after our look at the atonement. We’re finally seeing our heavenly Father in a true light. He’s the prodigal and elder brother’s father. He … Continue reading

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Our Father delights in us

Happy Father’s Day. Yay dads! My good friend, Mark Hendrickson, was with us last Sunday and led us into the Father’s heart in worship, so I’ve included a song as a supplement to Friday’s post, “Fatherhood and the Father’s love.” … Continue reading

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