Psalm 66: David’s Worship

Psalm 66 is a powerful prayer written by David proclaiming the awesomeness of God and our responsibility, as His people, to praise Him! This whole passage is great, but recently verses 13-15 have been speaking to me:

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Saturday Night Live LIVE!

To read up on our previous NYC journey’s check this out:

Our Saturday Adventures!

I still can’t believe we got in.

We arrived back at 30 Rock at 10:00pm even though the ticket told us to be there at 10:45. We walked into the lobby to meet 3 very large crowds of people who already had their “real” SNL tickets. It was packed and it seemed like everyone who had a real ticket showed up!

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SNL Ticket Recap

I still can’t believe we got in.

After waiting in the stand-by line for 20 hours on Friday/Saturday, then for another 2 hours on Saturday evening, Les and I were awarded seats to the Live 11:30 showing of Saturday Night Live.  A dream come true…

I still can’t believe we got in.

Here’s how the ticket process works: Read the rest of this entry

What’s a Prezi?

David Drury

David Drury

David Drury, Executive Pastor at College Wesleyan Church in Marion, Ind and co-author of Soul Shift, introduced me to Prezi a couple months ago. At that time I had no clue what a Prezi was and couldn’t have even told you the name. All I knew was his presentation was awesome and was unlike anything else I had even seen. Read the rest of this entry

Hello! I’m Les…

Hello! I’m Les, Chase’s wife! I’m excited to guest blog for him today and possibly a few more times in the near future.

The Story of His Absence from The Chase Place: Read the rest of this entry

Bad blog, bad bad blog!

There are no bad blogs, just bad bloggers…

I’ve got to leave the Chase Place for a while. My wife has graciously accepted my invitation to fill-in for me as I complete a couple major projects. While you wait, please enjoy these videos, some of my personal favs… Read the rest of this entry

Bad Pastor or Bad Leader?

At a Pastor’s Gathering last summer, keynote speaker Dr. Wayne Schmidt, Vice President at Wesley Seminary, said this:

              “There are no bad pastors, just bad leaders.”

After I raised my jaw from the floor, I started reflecting on my pastoral ministry. I realized there were aspects of my leadership that had to change. In order for Xalt to get where we needed to be, I needed to grow as a leader and a pastor. Read the rest of this entry

New Worship Songs?

Why do we sing new songs? At Trinity, we are constantly learning new worship songs. As a worship band, its helps us work on our craft and keep up with the current worship environment and contemporary pulse. As a church, it breathes new life into our time of praise and helps us be mindful of the words we are singing. Read the rest of this entry

Chase Smith. Browns Fan.

Most of you know I am a huge Browns fan. When I share my love for the football team from Cleveland, I always get the same response – why? People laugh and people openly mock, but my answer remains the same and my faith never waivers – in fact, it probably grows stronger. Let me explain: Read the rest of this entry

FUEL12 Day 2 PM Recap

A-Town A-List, as mentioned earlier, was the houseband at FUEL12 and they did an incredible job entertaining the room full of student pastors and workers. They were witty, funny, fearless, and sounded incredible. They led us in a  couple games where they gave away some pretty sweet stuff. Three lucky student pastors received a $1200 grant for their youth group while two other lucky student pastors won free FOLLOW ’12 t-shirts for their entire group! Here is A-Town A-List’s official promo video: Read the rest of this entry