[Previously posted at: polenbandmusic.com] For two years in a row we have had the privilege and pleasure of leading musical worship at the Sonlife D•Con (Disciple-Making Conference) in Orlando, FL. This year it was held at the Bright Center January 9-11. The event was really amazing, challenging, and super life-giving! Nick was not able to [...]

Musicians, God is Omnipresent -You Are Not Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! (Psalm 139:7-8, ESV) God is Omnipresent. That means that He is present everywhere, all of [...]

I am excited about a new resource that will be hitting the blog every Thursday in 2018. I am calling it "#ThursdayWorshipThoughts". It is hard to believe that I have been leading worship for more than fifteen years! In fact, I was a "Music Director" (though I much preferred the term "Worship Pastor") at a [...]

On Christmas Day 2016 our family recorded a fun little video to email out to friends, family members, and ministry supporters to simply wish them a "Merry Christmas!" Our kids really enjoyed recording the video, and we received quite a bit of positive feedback from many who watched it. So... we decided to do another video [...]

In July of 2015, I spent a week recording a dynamic mother / daughter duo from Oklahoma, Tiffany and Skyler Swihart. They named themselves 2Harts Surrendered and released a really great first CD (“Trusting You”). “Trusting You” was the first full-length album to be recorded and mixed completely in house at Taylor’s Playground Recording Studio. [...]

Yesterday we heard about yet another senseless and tragic shooting. This time the shooting took place in a small church in a small Texas town. As I write this, I understand that 27 people were killed, ranging in age from unborn to 72 (including the Pastor’s precious 14 year old daughter). Many more were injured. [...]